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Childminder in Southampton

Babysitter in Southampton

4 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Jan 2018 Last Login 20 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi my name is Elaine, i'm an Ofsted registered Childminder and a member of Pacey. ACCREDITED, (Jan 2012) so I can now offer sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, funded by the government.

Last Ofsted inspection graded "GOOD", November 2011 and granted/given permission for Over Night Care.

Diploma in Home Based Childcare (All 5 units - Level 3)

I live in Maybush with my fifteen year old daughter.
We have two horses.

As a childminder I like to offer a home away from home for all the children in my care. I believe that a parent who chooses a childminder is looking for a warm home environment where their child is encoraged to grow and learn as an individual.
Children develop if they feel happy and secure, I do my best to make them all feel at home and as relaxed as possible.
I enjoy working with children and accepting them into our home, I aim to make them feel part of the family.

Activites: I have a wide range of toys and equipment to suit all needs and stages of development. All outdoor play is closely supervised.
We go out to mums and toddler groups, soft play, childminder drop in groups and go on days out. So we are not just home all day.

Come and join us.
Bye for now........

My Experience

Registered in 2004

Since my registration I have successfully cared for children, all with individual needs and from different backgrounds and I do still see some of them from time to time.

Experience: Premature babies
Food Allergies

Previously worked in a nursery with children aged 0-5 and helped/help out at times, at my daughters school.

Also, a parent myself and an aunty too my two teenage niece's.

Providing government funding for educating 2, 3 & 4 year olds

DHC, level 3 - Passed

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
Introducing Childminding Practice - Southampton Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership. Training Course for Childminders - Level 2
Registered Childminder in all aspects of childminding to meet the EYFS Standards
Childminder working with NCMA as a Community Childminder, alongside Social Services
DHC - Diploma in Homebased Childcare (Level 3)
Paediatric First Aid Trained (Updated Feb 2012)
Food Hygiene
Enhanced CRB
Full clean Driving Licence
Public Liability Insured
Accredited (Jan 2012) - Government funding
Accept vouchers

My Availability

Full & Part time vacancies

Monday - Friday 7.00am - 6.00pm

Before and After school care

Can be flexible, cover school holidays, shift patterns and emergancy cover

Provide Over Night Care

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 08/08/2017

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £3.85 per hour

Hours before 8am will charged at an out of hours rate.

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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Below are the latest reviews for Tinkerbe. 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 children came across to Elaine after a bad experience with a previous childminder, she made them feel very welcome, at ease.
She is very flexible, with my ever changing needs, being a working mum, and that is greatly appreciated.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for jenny jenny about Avatar for Tinkerbe Tinkerbe on 28/01/2018

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