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Childminder in Wootton

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2015 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 28 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

My name is kirsty I live in wootton with my husband & our little boy in a 4 bedroom house with a lovely large garden, safe and secure for the children to learn and explore.

I have been caring for children and working with children since I was 16years old.
I have an absolute passion to care for children, to help them develop further and learn future life skills that they will take to school with them.
I promote a home from home environment.

My Experience

I am a level 3 fully qualified nursery nurse practitioner with 7 years experience in a private nursery, working and caring for a range of different ages.
during my training I worked in a wide range of different settings to gain experience of all ages and backgrounds whilst completing my childcare courses.
I have experience with children with complex needs, i.e. Gastronomy and NG feeding.
I have new born experience as I am a mum myself but also have worked in baby units during my training to become a nursery nurse and once I qualified I was based in the under 1's room.

My Qualifications

level 3 diploma in childcare and education, full pediatric first aid trained and young adults,
safeguarding,
behaviour management ,
health and Hygiene,
food handling,
baby signing,
Epilepsy training and also trained in gastromy peg feeding via nutrini & also NG tube feeding.
I have experience in looking after special needs children and have worked with lots of other health care professionals during my time as a nursery nurse and childminder.
I have recently signed up for a online sign language course which I am slowly completing over the coming weeks.

My Availability

HOLIDAY CARE SPACES AVAILABLE FROM July 2020 ONWARDS

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any other information or enquires about places /school pick ups.
I currently have school holiday care places available
I collect from Wootton lower school & preschools
if you need before and after school dropping off or collecting please message or call me.
I have a full time holiday care space available and spaces for before and after school care for wootton lower schools drop offs.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

To be discussed

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 27/05/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 27/05/2020)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for kirsty c. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Kirsty is a brilliant childminder, she looked after my children now aged 5 and 10 years.

I never had to worry about my children when they were with Kirsty. She is a very caring person, organized, professional and you can clearly tell she loves children from the service she provides. Kirsty provides an excellent service, she keeps a clean house, great toys for all ages group of children in her care She is always full of joy and smiles . Very patient with every single child in her care. She always goes the extra mile. My children loved going Kirsty after school.

Kirsty is a kind of childminder that, if you leave your children with her, you will never ever have to worry about their well being or their safety. She always goes beyond and above to makes sure the children are happy in her home. My children will miss her.

I will always recommend Kirsty as an excellent childminder anytime.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by mimi about kirsty c on 29/08/2020

My 2 boys (aged 4 and 7) have been going to Kirsty the last 2 years in the school holidays. My children look forward to going there as they know they will have a fantastic time.

The care they get is wonderful and they are always excited to know what they will do while they are there. Kirsty always keeps the boys entertained and has great activities for them to do and amazing places to go.

I highly recommend Kirsty. I wouldn’t trust my children with anyone else.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by nickif about kirsty c on 28/05/2020

Kirsty has looked after my youngest son since he was 10 months old and he is now 4 and starting reception. He has always loved going to Kirsty’s house and treats it like a home from home. Kirsty has adapted and changed her care in line with his changes from a baby to toddler to pre schooler. She has had an active role in his development and has been instrumental in him learning how to hold a pencil and be school ready with his shapes, numbers and letters. Kirsty also does the school drop offs and pick ups for my eldest son who is now 7 and he equally loves going and being able to play in the garden. She encourages an atmosphere where children can play with each other and also have their own space if they need it. My children see Kirsty as an extension of their family and I couldn’t imagine them being with anyone else.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Food
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by Laura l about kirsty c on 11/09/2019

Kirsty looks after my two boys age 3 and 7. I cannot recommend her enough. Kirsty’s house is well set up for childminding including great indoor and outdoor spaces. There are ample activities for the children to choose from inside and out and neither have ever come home saying they are bored. Kirsty regularly takes the children for walks around the village and visits the local library and parks. Kirsty designs her daily activities around the individual child’s interests and development needs. Neither of my children has ever left hungry (and they like to eat!) healthy snacks and meals are always on offer and my youngest has never left a crumb. She always has time to chat at the end of each busy day and regularly sends photos and updates to me during the day. Kirsty is very passionate about childcare and has a wealth of experience in different settings, she is always smiling and I have never had to worry about leaving my children in her care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Lisa D about kirsty c on 10/06/2019

We were absolutely delighted from day one with the service provided by Kirsty. There is not enough room in this review to be able to express all the things she does but below are some key points.
Firstly and most crucially our daughter is extremely happy with Kirsty. They have built up a wonderful bond over the nearly two years they have spent together (from 14 months through to 3 and half years old). We would not hesitate to recommend Kirsty and in fact we have recommended Kirsty to many other parents already.
In terms of Safety and cleanliness, we never have any concerns at all with Kirsty‘s house. It is always spotless and we love the way the play room is set out and the garden too! Our daughter loves the toys and the routines especially regarding coats and shoes and Kirstie has been a huge help as regards to things like toilet training too. There is plenty of choices for things to do and lots of lovely visual and sensory toys and activities accessible at all times.
Communication and information sharing - Kirsty sends daily WhatsApp photos and comments and the photos and comments themselves are always really great to read and see. We use them as discussion points with our Daughter each evening and she in turn takes great joy in telling us about her day. They’re also very reassuring. For example if our daughter has not slept well or is not eating well then Kirstie makes a special point of keeping us up-to-date throughout the day. Kirsty‘s messages are always positive and professional and she has always been ‘in tune’ with our parenting styles, routines and expectations.
Resources and activities - This is a real strength of Kirsty’s! Our daughter comes home almost every day with new pictures arts and crafts of which she is incredibly proud. Kirsty comes up with lots of ideas and lots of original things to do to ensure variety. Even after two years we never really feels like she’s doing the same thing over and over. Kirsty is particularly good at doing activities based around themes or whatever is happening in the world or in a particular season. Kirsty never forgets family birthdays so everyone is always in for a surprise! She is also especially good at gently ‘stretching and challenging our daughter and has even encouraged her into a little light writing before she has even started her preschool place! Kirsty takes advantages of plenty of playgroups and local activities that are happening nearby so for example she will utilise the library, local theme parks, local parks and even work with other childminders to ensure that variety is guaranteed.
Overall, Kirsty is simply terrific! We were instantly reassured and absolutely convinced she was the right childminder for a daughter within minutes of meeting her! Being the true professional she is Kirsty made sure that both myself and my wife had met her and spent time with her before confirming a final decision about a placement.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Georg about kirsty c on 27/07/2018

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