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Childminder in Newcastle-under-Lyme

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Sep 2015 Last Updated Aug 2022 Last Login 13 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I have over 25 years experience caring for children.

I live in Wolstanton with Stephen and my two youngest children.

My 26 year old daughter is a full time nanny and she is part of my support network. I also work in partnership with other local childminders so that we can cover each other in emergencies.

We have pet cats.

My own children are home schooled so I am happy to care for children and young people who are educated at home.

My Experience

I have worked voluntarily in my own children's schools for over 20 years.

Before childminding I worked with the play and learn team at the children's centres in Stoke on Trent.

My Qualifications

Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work
Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Allergy Training
Functional Skills Maths Level 2
Functional Skills English Level 2
Child Protection Level 3
Behaviour management training
Prevent Training

My Availability

I am open from 8.30am to 4.30pm

I currently have availability for dropping off and collecting from St. Wulstan's Catholic Primary School

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Before School yes yes yes no no no no
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Afternoon yes no yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/08/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Hourly rate £5

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
2 February 2018

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Bernie. 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.

Bernie attends the same playgroups as me and I am always amazed watching her! I have seen some of the children in her care grow and develop over this past year and they are ALL becoming confident, polite, independent, happy little people. Bernie sets such a good example for the little ones to follow.

The children all clearly feel safe and loved in her care and immediately seek her out if they need reassurance or just a quick cuddle.

I have NEVER heard Bernie raise her voice and even when she is disciplining a child she does it in such a calm and loving way I don't think any child ever feels told off. It's more like she supports them to make better choices.

Bernie is always the first person to offer to help any of us mums if she sees us struggling with our kids. Having a toddler and a baby I definitely appellate the helping hand. And when a child threw up Bernie first made sure her kids were happy and safe and then rushed to get antibacterial spray and paper to help clean it up.

She loves taking children to nature places and is always engaged and helping them to discover and learn. My 2 year old always follows Bernie around listening to her and watching what she is doing.

If Bernie has a vacancy grab it before you miss out on an amazing child minder

Thank you Bernie for making us mums feel like leaving our children with someone like you would be a positive experience for them and that they would benefit so much from being in your loving care :-)

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for jencoop jencoop about Avatar for Bernie Bernie on 24/09/2017

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