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Childminder in Huntingdon

Babysitter in Huntingdon

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2015 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 24 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Marianne and I am an Ofsted registered childminder with lots of experience of caring for children of all ages from newborn to teenagers. I'm also a mum of two boys. I am confident, positive and enthusiastic. I have childcare qualifications and am fully First Aid trained as well as having an enhanced CRB/DBS check. I really enjoy looking after children - we always have lots of fun! I am self-motivated, reliable and trustworthy.

I live in Hinchingbrooke with my husband, our 2 boys (aged 6 and 14) and our family pet spaniel dog. We love going on day trips and visits to local parks and attractions.

I provide excellent care with a play to learn theme, in a home from home environment. We visit local playgroups and love to go to local parks, events and attractions. We have a diverse and exciting timetable of activities and enjoy regular Outdoor Woodland Learning sessions in the country park.

My Experience

I have lots of experience from newborn to teenagers, including special needs experience. I can provide references.

My Qualifications

* Enhanced CRB/DBS
* Paediatric First Aid qualification
* CACHE level 3 diploma in home-based childcare (childminder qualification)
* Epipen and defibrillator training
* Health and Safety training
* SEN training and experience
* Full clean driving licence and own car

My Availability

Monday - Friday.
Saturday and Sunday.
Full/part time space for under 5.
School runs to and from Brampton Village Primary School.
School holiday care.
Overnight care available.
Babysitting service available.

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Last Updated: 05/08/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4.50 per hour per child Monday - Friday.
£10.00 per hour per child weekends.
Fees include snacks, activities, wipes and sun cream as well as meals, excluding evening meal.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for MBennett. 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.

Choosing who to leave our 3 month old with for ad hoc care on my first evening back at work was, understandably, a nerve-racking process. From the minute we met Marianne (who even came to our house at a very random time to facilitate our crazy schedules) we knew she was perfect. She's warm and friendly and our little one liked her immediately. It was a huge weight off our minds to know that our baby daughter was being well looked after, in her own home, and to the schedule that we'd set up. Marianne kept notes throughout the evening and even texted updates so that we weren't anxious, and then stayed later to allow for the rubbish London traffic! Brilliant service, wonderful woman and I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.

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by Avatar for Jimanem Jimanem about Avatar for MBennett MBennett on 28/02/2020

From the instant I met Marianne I was struck by how welcoming and friendly she is. I was nervous about putting my son in childcare but Marianne put me at ease and made the transition seamless. I can honestly say I don't know what we would do without her.

When I am at work I do not worry about my son as I know he is being looked after to the highest standard. Every time I go to pick him up I find out he has done another fun activity or been on an adventure. The activities are fun, interesting and educational. Although my son is only 8 months old Marianne always makes sure any activities the older children do are modified so he can participate and be included.

Marianne's house is very clean and she provide good wholesome home cooked meals which my son loves. Marianne is respectful of my wishes as a parent and always likes to check to see if Matthew has done or had certain things before so she doesn't take any 'firsts' away from my husband and I, little things like that can be overlooked but they mean the world to us and show how thoughtful Marianne is

I cannot give enough praise and or say enough glowing things about Marianne. Most importantly my son absolutely adores her and has loved being with her from day one. I just hope she has a space available when I have baby number two as I wouldn't want to send my child anywhere else.

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by Avatar for JHudson JHudson about Avatar for MBennett MBennett on 15/04/2017

Marianne has been an absolute blessing to our family. She is wonderful with all three of my children and they literally cheer when they know that she is coming! I trust her judgement completely and have even relied on her to pick up my kids from school when I was stuck at a doctor's appointment. She skillfully cares for my children, handling meals, bedtime routines and the diversity of their ages perfectly. She is wonderfully professional and I can always count on thorough, polite communication. She has a loving and gentle demeanor and can be trusted to be appropriately firm when necessary. I can't say enough wonderful things about her and feel so thankful to have found her!

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by Avatar for HappyMum HappyMum about Avatar for MBennett MBennett on 14/03/2016

Marianne started doing some babysitting for us a few weeks ago. She has had sole charge of our 5 month old and 20 month old during the daytime. We are so impressed with her that she is now always our first port of call.

We have found her to be 100% reliable and punctual, knowledgeable and easygoing, and most of all, extremely competent.

Our toddler can be quite demanding and attached to her primary caregivers but Marianne is always able to engage her and our little girl loves doing activities with her.

Equally I feel confident that the needs of our youngest baby are being met to the highest standards and in accordance with our wishes and daily routines.

I can recommend Marianne without any hesitation whatsoever and am happy to be contacted for further info.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Leythe21 Leythe21 about Avatar for MBennett MBennett on 07/11/2015

I found this sitter to be a lovely person, friendly and above all punctual which was great. My boys all had very positive things to say about her and I would definitely use her services again. To top it all off she is quite local which means I can't imagine needing to find any one else.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Andy Andy about Avatar for MBennett MBennett on 30/10/2015

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