5 stars (8)

Childminder in Cramlington

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 15 Mar 2019 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

Little Footprints Childminding is a professional Ofsted registered service that will provide quality childcare from home. I have immediate vacancies and can pick up after school from Hareside Primary school and I can pick up from morning nursery from Beaconhill Primary School. I also have immediate vacancies for the school holidays for ad hoc weeks.

I am extremely passionate about looking at each child as an individual and want to ensure they grow and develop confidently. I want to help them to put their little footprints down and explore the big wide world we live in. I want to make sure that each child feels loved and safe, but most of all has lots of fun and that I can bring a big smile to their face. Lots of cuddles are part of the package.

Little Footprints Childminding is in a great location on Tavern Close in Cramlington NE23 8AR and it is a 2 minute walk to Cramlington train station, making it ideal for dropping children off and picking them up; we are also local to Hareside and Beaconhill Primary Schools and a 10 minute walk to Manor Walks shopping centre which makes it very convenient for parents dropping their children off and getting to work..

I have a nice garden for the children to play in with lots of fantastic outdoor toys such as sand and water play, a mini kitchen and a great paddling pool for the warmer days. Inside we play and have lots of fun. I will take the children to the fantastic local parks available on the doorstep and I will regularly attend the local playgroups & children's centres with the children where they will enjoy singalong, reading and arts & crafts sessions.

I follow the EYFS framework to help children progress through their Early Years stages of development.

My Experience

I am a mother to a 9 year old girl & 4 year old boy so I have first hand experience with children. I am also an aunty with 10 nieces & nephews - so I have lots of experience looking after large groups of children and having a lot of fun times.

I have completed my Ofsted registration & have my Enhanced DBS certificate

Ofsted graded my setting Good with lots of Outstanding qualiites when I was inspected in November 2016.

My Qualifications

I have 10 GCSE's, 3 A levels, 1 AS Level and a BA Hons in English and Educational Studies from Oxford Brookes University.

I qualified as a Fitness Personal Trainer with YMCA Fit in February 2008

My childcare qualifications are:-

-Emergency First Aid at Work including Paediatric First Aid

-Introduction to Home-based Childcare Practice

-The Common Core Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce

-Basic Safeguarding

-Designated Safeguarding Lead

-Enabling Environment: Making the best use of your environment to support learning

-Supporting children with additional needs

-Supporting positive behaviour in 0-5 year olds

-Phase 1 phonics

-The role of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

- English as an Additional Language

I also plan to increase my knowledge and training as much as I can in the future

My Availability

I have availability Monday - Friday from 8am to 6pm

After School places from Hareside Primary School are available

Morning nursery places are available from Beaconhill Primary School

Immediate School holiday places are available get in touch for ad hoc childcare

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I accept all childcare voucher schemes & I can offer childcare for funded 2,3 &4 year olds. I will be offering the 30 hour government funded childcare from September 2017.

Fees do not include food. Children bring their food along with them. I provide healthy fruit snacks and drinks.

Parents of young babies will need to supply nappies, wipes & expressed milk/formula milk.

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

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  • Training Certificate: Designated Safeguarding Lead (added 25/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection Refresher (added 25/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Basic Safeguarding (added 25/02/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 25/02/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 25/02/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 25/02/2017)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report 22/11/2016 (added 25/02/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Brenda McIntosh. 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.

My little girl has been visiting Brenda since November 2018 when she turned 1.
My little girl was so clingy and wouldn't be held by anyone other than her dad and myself and would start hysterically crying if anyone spoke to her. I was so anxious of introducing a childminder! Brenda was fantastic with her. After a few settling sessions, my worries were alleviated. Brenda has so much patience and knowledge. Her home is warm and welcoming and a play haven for little ones which encourages learning through play.
I receive photos throughout the day so I'm reassured my little girl is fine and enjoying herself. I highly recommend Brenda and Little Footprints. Our little girl has grown in confidence and Brenda has contributed to that enormously!

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by about Brenda McIntosh on 14/03/2019

Where to start reviewing Little footprints 5 stars just does not do this business justice , I have a 22 month little boy who I decided to place in Brenda's care after some very bad childcare Experiences elsewhere . My son absolutely loves Brenda with a passion she has made him settle in so well he has a fun filled day every time he is there with lots going on .. The relief going to work knowing your baby is gunna have the best day & being well looked after & loved is the best feeling. She has so much energy & idea's to make sure the kids are having so much fun whilst being motivated & tutored .. She is such a passionate person over the kids absolutely adores them all ... Couldn't ask for anything better. It's fair to say Brenda well suited to this position ?

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by about Brenda McIntosh on 23/02/2017

I have known Brenda for over 4 years as a close friend, and our daughters play together at least once a week. Brenda has also regularly cared for my daughter for me, and she even had her to stay overnight when I was giving birth to my second child!

My daughter absolutely loves Brenda and her little girl, and is always so excited when we go to their house. The difficulty is trying to get her to come home again after playing there, as she just wants to stay! Brenda's home is warm and loving, and she is always coming up with fun and creative activities for our children to do. Brenda is very capable, lots of fun and incredibly caring.

I highly recommend Brenda and I know that she will be an excellent childminder.

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by about Brenda McIntosh on 10/03/2014

I have known Brenda for many years, she has regularly babysat and cared for my two children since they were born, they are now 11 and 8, she always has creative things going on at her house, she is very organised and is always full of energy! My kids love visiting 'Aunty' Brenda and Mia, i would not hesitate to recommend her as a childminder

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by about Brenda McIntosh on 01/03/2014

I have known Brenda for quite a few years now and she is great with my two children, Daisy aged 5 and Frankie aged 2. She loves taking them to the beach and my daughter really enjoys spending time playing with her daughter singing and dancing. She is good at making the kids feel loved and they always have fun when they are with her.

I think Brenda will make a great childminder.

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by about Brenda McIntosh on 01/03/2014

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