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Childminder in Littleborough

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Female Member since Aug 2015 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login Oct 2021

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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About Me

Graded outstanding 2004, 2009, 2014, November 2019 Celine’s childcare services are available to all children following discussions with parent/guardians to ensure that the service available meets what the families need and want.
The educare setting is language rich and home-based (Littleborough). The whole house is registered for use by a vast age range of children. We use the Montessori philosophy to guide our practice within the EYFS. Montessori practice involves less formally scripted play allowing time for play-based educational experiences. Our environment is quieter, inviting children to explore and investigate with sufficient uninterrupted time for the children to see themselves as engineers, physicists, storytellers, musicians, the choices are endless. Our environment is re-sized, just a little, to leverage more special moments and avoid unachievable ones. We take time to get to know each child individually (their unique strengths, challenges and idiosyncrasies), taking time to listen to the children’s stories, laugh with them, get down on the floor with them and be respectful of them (we do not deliver calibrated doses of highly scripted, one-size-fits-all instruction. We support the development of more complex skills such as symbolic thinking and casual inference. We support the development of secure attachments and deep friendships using warm environments that elicits inquiry and problem-solving whilst engaging in multiple learning domains simultaneously. The children are encouraged to observe, question, explore and reflect.
Aims – Our aim is to introduce your child to a happy safe environment. Time spent her will be used to encourage your child to share, help and play with other children. Celine’s will ensure all aspects of play are available and provide opportunities for your child to learn through play. Celine’s will create a relaxed atmosphere to encourage your child to develop socially and emotionally not forgetting that you the parent/guardian play a crucial role in their early years and will continue to be a strong influence on their development. Children will be role-modeled self-discipline and a belief in traditional values and courtesies e.g. Please and thank you.
What we do – careful consideration is given to the three prime & four specific early learning goals. During your child’s time spent with us your child will be offered a wide range of planned and spontaneous activities that will enhance their learning. This is achieved by using the same basic routine for each day. This gives the children a regular stable environment. There is many opportunities for freedom of expression, conversation and play during our typical day. We shall build upon your child's likes/dislike/interests from home and extend here at Celine's.
Education - at Celine’s children aged between 0-3 learn best through planned and spontaneous play opportunities using the early year foundation stage prime early learning goals. Children aged between 3-4 years follow the early learning goals (3 prime and four specific) following the guidance of the Early Year Foundation Stage.
During your child’s time spent at Celine’s he/she will learn to develop to the best of their ability as an ‘individual’. Daily diaries are completed for each child under 4yrs. Daily information will be passed over during collections and drop offs. Parents can view the ‘what we did today’ board.
We aim to help children to develop to their full potential as a member of a multi-faith society, respect each other as individuals irrespective of gender, ability, social origin, religious belief, language and culture.

(Celine's children are all aged 18 and over and have all undergone enhanced CRB/DBS clearance)

My Experience

EARLY YEAR FOUNDATION STAGE using Montessori Philosophy


am & pm - provided by Celine’s
Breakfast - 7:30am - 8am
Lunch - 12 noon – 1pm
Tea - 5pm – 6pm
Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Tea to be provided by parents
Celine's will re-heat and serve a pre-cooked meal/sandwiches/cereal if required – just ask!
Snacks/Water provided by Celine's

BA Comb First Class Hons Degree Advanced Study of Early Years & Education with Special Educational Needs
Early Year Professional Status
Early Year Montessori Status
Early Year Teaching Status (Equivalent EYPS 2013)



Pre-school educare, school age before & after school/holiday care service
(schools covered Holy Trinity, Littleborough Community, St. Mary's RC, dependent upon current demand)

My Qualifications

1981 - Preliminary Home Nursing & Essentials of First Aid (St. Johns)
1994 - RMBC Childminding Training
1994 – GCE C or above: English, English Language, Mathematics, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Home Economics, and Computer Studies
1994 - Promoting positive play care & movement to music – under 5’s Level 3
1994 - Behaviour Management Training RMBC
1996 - Play work in the community (GMOCF)
1999 - School of Health, Social Care and Early Year’s Education - Early learning Goals/Desirable Learning Outcomes Level 3
1999 - Pre-School Learning Alliance – Caring for Children with Special Needs & Learning Difficulties Part 1 & 2
1999 - St. Johns Emergency First Aid for Children
2000 - REYD&CP, Children’s Society, NCMA, - Accreditation to formally practice & deliver Government Funded 15 flexible hours/Early Years Education
2000 - City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Early Year Care & Education
2001 - City & Guilds 730/7 Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate
2002 – Paediatric First Aid UK. Ltd
2002 - RMBC, REYDP – Children Deserve Quality Award
2003- Manchester Metropolitan University – Foundation Degree in Early Years
2003 730/7 - Teacher A1 Assessor Award
2004 - RMBC Practical Health & safety and Risk Assessment
2004 – Higher Certificate in Early Years Practice
2004 - Monitoring & Evaluating in an Early Year Setting Training (RMBC)
2004 - Day Care Recording Skills (RMBC)
2005 - RMBC Children Deserve Quality award –Iinvestor In Children Award
2005 - RMBC – Child Protection Training - Introductory
2005 - Appointed Persons First Aid Training
2005 - Birth to Three Training - Bev Amison
2005 - RMBC/CDQ/Investor In Children Award – Behaviour Management, Empowerment & Participation
2005 - RMBC/CDQ/Investor In Children Award – Birth to Three, Effective Planning, Management Training & Working with Families In Crisis
2005 - Sponsored Day Care – Basic Recording Training
2005 - Bev Amison – Anti-bullying Training
2006 - Bev Amison – Every Child Matters Training
2006 - Makaton Vocabulary Development Level 1 & 2
2006 - Allergies & Anaphylaxis Training
2006 - Disability, Discrimination Act & Inclusion Training
2006 - The Royal Society – Health food & Hygiene Certificate Level 2
2007 - Portage & Inclusion Training
2007 - Birth to Three Training
2007 -Early Year Foundation Stage Training
2007 - Autism & Autistic Spectrum Training
2007 - Child Protection Training & First Aid & Health, Food and Hygiene Level 2
2008 – EYFS Training RMBC
2009 BA Combined Honours 1st Class Degree – Liverpool Hope University – Advanced Study of Early Years and Education & Special Educational Needs
2010 – Speech & Language Training
2010 - Paediatric First Aid (HSS)
2010 - Safeguarding Children Training RMBC
2010 - Inclusion Training RMBC
2010 - Health, Food & Hygiene Level 2 (HSS)
2010 – Early Year Professional Status
2011 – I CAN Early Talk – Supporting Communication RMBC - Literacy training
2011 - Equality Act 2010 Training RMBC
2011 - D Catch Training (Disability/Inclusion) Level 3
2011- Allegation Against an Early Year Professional – Training - RMBC
2011- ‘I Can’ Communication, Language Training RMBC
2011 – Play work Level 3
2011 – Managing Allegations Against People Who Work With Children Training
2012 – CAF Training RMBC
2012 – Common Core Skills of Children and Young People Training RMBC
2012 – Hi 5 & Beyond Training RMBC
2012 – Revised EYFS Briefing Training RMBC
2012 – Safeguarding Children Level 1
2012 – First Aid Paediatric Training
2012 – Health food and Hygiene level 2
2013– Early Year Teaching Certificate Equivalency
2013 – Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership Training & CAF Training
2014 – Level 5 Hi 5 Award RMBC
2015 – Montessori Teaching Certificate for Home Based Learning
2015 - Pediatric First Aid
2015 - Safeguarding/sexual exploitation Level 1
2015 - Health Food & hygiene Level 2
2016 - Lifting & Handling
2016 - Understanding attachment
2016 - Person Centered Approach
2016 - PREVENT Duty & Safeguarding Training RMBC
2016 - Moving and Handling RMBC
2016 - Understanding Attachment RMBC
2017 - Bereavement and Loss Training
2017 - Safeguarding Children
2017 - Fire Safety in the Home
2018 - Safer Food Handling - Level 2
2018 - Paediatric First Aid
2018 - Montessori Peace in Education
2019 - Child Protection
2019 - Essential Qualities of a Montessori Setting
2019 - Schemas Training - patterns of behaviour
2019 - Starting Out - supporting children's emotional well-being
2019 - Delivering the EYFS
2019 - Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents
2019 - Expectations of Behaviour
2019 - Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
2019 - Early Year Expectations
2019 - On-line Safety in Early Years
2019 - Early Year Support - High5
2019 - Montessori Teaching Status in the Home Environment
2019 - Safeguarding Lead Training

My Availability

Using Montessori Ethos (MSC 36/1 North Region - Registered Montessori Setting viewing available on-line)

2005, 2009, 2014 & November 2019
BY OFSTED (URN 316076 - available to view via Ofsted online )

Open Variable between
7:00am -6:30pm
Before 7:30am – after 6pm by prior arrangement – additional fee applies

We offer Free Government funded
15/30 flexible hours
For 2-3/3-4 yr olds
Childcare Vouchers Accepted

Using Montessori, Every Child Matters and Early Year Foundation Stage as guidance.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/10/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.00 per hour

Variable fees apply, depending upon requirements. Please inquire Montessori/Ofsted , we offer affordable, reliable, quality childcare to meet the needs of our diverse community. References, policy and procedures are available upon request. Please note the £3 rate is childcare.co.uk rate, please enquire directly for current fees

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My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
31 October 2019
20 November 2014 - 1
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 23/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/11/2019)
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