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Childminder in Fareham

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 09 May 2022

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated

About Me

Hello, my name is Maria Young.

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder. I have been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.

My mum works alongside me as a childminding assistant.

We cover school run for Orchard Lea Infants and Juniors.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I provide a warm, caring, secure, family environment in which children can grow, learn and develop.

I live in Fareham with my husband and our son.

I am experienced in childcare, prior to becoming a childminder I worked as a qualified children's nurse.

Since becoming a childminder, I have also undertaken further training in childcare, enabling me to provide the 15 and 30 hours of government funded early education for 3 and 4 year olds, as well as for eligible 2 year olds. The same as a nursery or pre-school setting.

I work flexibly to meet individual families requirements - including covering full time hours, part time hours and shift work. Although I currently do not cover weekends or nights.

I have a wide range of toys and activities available. Including books, music & movement, singing and dancing, a variety of construction toys, animals, figures and small world play, messy play, sand, water, painting, play dough, cooking, dressing up, cars, trains, dolls, puzzles, sensory play as well as open ended wooden resources to stimulate imagination and creativity. A variety of 'tuff tray' activities. As well as a garden, with a play house, slide, ride on toys, balls, games and other toys.

If there is anything that your child is particularly interested in I will try to provide it.

We go on a wide range of outings, including to groups, Farms, Parks, Country parks, the Beach, and Woodland areas and I offer a wide range of learning opportunities via topics/themes, with fun activities to keep the children engaged.

As required by Ofsted, I work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), helping children to learn and achieve through play, whilst having fun. I record each child's daily activities and achievements in an online 'learning journey' (called Tapestry), including photographs, for sharing with parents so they can be involved in their child's time here.

Our family also has 2 dogs. I believe that interaction with animals is beneficial to children. However as a responsible childminder I do not leave children and pets together unaccompanied. Any interaction with pets is with parental permission and under supervision.

My Experience

My experience enables me to provide high quality home-based care and assist children to learn and develop as individual's with positive life skills.

This has led to me being graded as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

I am a qualified children's nurse with several years of childcare experience.

Prior to becoming a children's nurse I also worked as a nursery assistant and a babysitter. As well as working as a support worker for people with special needs and mental health needs.

I decided to become a childminder because I am enthusiastic about working with children and their families and I wanted to continue doing so, whilst meeting the needs of my own family.

My Qualifications

*The relevant childminding qualifications required by OFSTED including:
- Introduction to Childcare Practice
- Paediatric First Aid Cert.
- Safeguarding Training
- Enhanced CRB Disclosure
- Food Hygiene Certificate
* Level 3 diploma for the children and young people's workforce. This enables me to accept government funding for the 15 educational hours a week - the same as nursery/pre-school settings.
*Qualified Children's Nurse
* Regular online training on a variety of relevant topics to support me in providing the best possible care, via childcare.co.uk/sarah neville

My Availability

I work flexibly to accommodate parents requirements - full time & part time places & places to cover shift work provided. Although I currently do not cover weekends or nights.

0 - 5 years:
Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements


I offer term-time only contracts for those parents who would prefer this to year round care.

Children of 8 yrs through to 11 yrs are also very welcome, the number of places are dependant on the individual children's needs.

I currently only care for children up until when they transition to senior school, (aged 11) as I need to be able to meet the needs of all children in my setting and feel keeping to this age group enables me to do so.

Please feel free to contact me for further details and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

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Last Updated: 20/10/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My standard rate for day care, between the hours of 08.00 and 17.30 Monday to Friday, is £4.50 per hour.

School run is a set fee, on a sessional basis.
The morning session runs from 08.00 onwards, up to school drop off.
The afternoon session begins at school pick up and runs until 5.30pm. Each individual session costs £10.

Variations to these hours can be discussed, depending on individual requirements.

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 Outstanding Provider Logo
18 March 2022
21 March 2016 - Outstanding
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I really cannot put into words how grateful myself, my husband and our children are that we found Maria. Never did we think that we would meet a childminder that would become like family.

I am forever amazed by all the fun the kids have at Maria’s. We chose Maria initially because of her years and years of experience with children but also because of the incredibly stimulating environment she has at her home. The children love the garden and all the activities she sets up on a daily basis and of course they love the day trips to the farm and the beach and parks and everywhere else she takes them. We are so glad we chose Maria - seeing all the photos of where they go all the time makes us feel very grateful.

Maria has the kindest heart as do all her family and her patience with the children as well as all the learning she does with them has helped them grow into lovely bright children and we are very grateful for that.

I truly do not believe we could find another childminder that puts so much effort into everything from fresh home cooked food to planning activities that are fun as well as following curriculums and aiding learning, to all the fun outings.

Maria is second to none and if you’re looking for a childminder you’ll never find anyone better.!

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

by Avatar for lexxiek lexxiek about Avatar for NurtureChildcare NurtureChildcare on 25/09/2019

Response by Avatar for NurtureChildcare NurtureChildcare on 25/09/2019:

Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing me. It's lovely being part of your children's lives and seeing them grow :)

Our first son has been with Maria for over two years now and we have just begun sending our second son to her setting as well. It was a difficult decision to entrust the care, safety and development of our sons to someone else, but we found this trust in Maria.

Our eldest is always very excited to go to Maria's and enjoys the various activities and events provided. Maria is diligent with setting boundaries and has high relational standards, not only child to child but also child to adult. Over the years Maria's detailed reports have given insight into both practical situations (toilet habits) and achievements (cracking an egg by himself during a cookery task!). Maria has a broad range of equipment and is wonderfully creative with structured and unstructured play sessions and craft activities.

We don't hesitate to allow our son to go on outings with Maria as she has carefully assesses risk and has each child's safety, enjoyment and their best interests in mind. Our son has had some lovely days out with Maria at places such as the beach, farms, on train journeys, pet shops, music groups and the woods. These have created wonderful memories for him shared with the many little friends he has made along the way at Maria's.

We feel our sons have and will continue to develop in every good way in Maria's setting and have greatly appreciated the time, care and efforts she has dedicated to them. In our opinion you will find it hard to meet a better childminder, we highly recommend her.

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

by Avatar for VB21 VB21 about Avatar for NurtureChildcare NurtureChildcare on 20/03/2016

Maria is an amazing childminder and I feel like we are very lucky to be able to send both our boys to NurtureChildcare. I would be very happy to recommend NurtureChildcare to anyone as the care and service is beyond exceptional. Maria is the type of person that gives 110% to everything, whilst being grounded and having limitless patient and energy. Some of the things that make NurtureChildcare unique and special are:

·The varied frequent outings and activities.
·The daily diaries are so detailed; it helps to know what my boys have been up to on a daily basis.
·The specific needs of my youngest in particular (hearing/speech) are well catered for.
·Maria is very caring but also installs very good behavioural values.
·The learning diary, communications and flexibility are outstanding.
·Both children always look forward to going to NurtureChildcare.

A final comment is that I don’t think we could possibly find a better child minder , that should say it all!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for CCundall CCundall about Avatar for NurtureChildcare NurtureChildcare on 16/07/2015

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