5 stars (5)

Childminder in Ashford

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 12 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

FULL TIME PLACE AVAILBE

Hello I am a childminder based in Ashford,
I have two children ages 6 and 9 both go to school at St Ignatius. husband 36 works full time and myself 33
I child mind full time, term times and holidays.
My aim is to look after your children keep them safe and well also encourage outdoor learning, I love the outdoors and in every weather there will be something to do.
Forest walks, farm trips, parks, chessington adventures etc in summer we will be out fruit/veg picking, parks, different summer outdoor activities, Children centres,I also have a Merlin pass so all children can enjoy different outings. Indoors there will be lots of different activities, Painting, music play, dancing, dress up encouanging different learning through play, I also cover all the cost for outings.
I encourage healthy eating, which I also cover the cost for - all food except baby milk nappies and wipes.
I am happy for you to have a visit and ask any questions you might have making sure you, your child/children will be happy in my setting

I except:
Childcare Vouchers
3 & 4 year old childcare funding is available

Ofsted inspection - January 2018 which the result was - Good

Certificates: Advanced Learning

Food Hygiene & Safety
ADHD Awareness
Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being
Child Protection Level 3
Improving Children’s Learning Through Play
Schemes
Please see more in documents

Thank you

Jennifer Watson.

My Experience

I have worked with children since I was 17 years old, I completed the childcare course at college. I have worked in nursery’s, schools and regularly babysat.
I gave up working in a childcare setting when I was younger to pursue different things.
I have completed my intense childminding course, as a reboot.
I have 2 children of my own ages 9 and 6 both at school, my husband works full time also.

My Qualifications

First aid trained
Anaphylactic trainned
Intense childminding course
Ofsted inspected - Good
Dbs checked In house hold
CPR trained
Fire Marshall trained

My Availability

Please enquire

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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 yes yes no
Last Updated: 28/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

£6.25 full time
£7.00 Term Time Only
£7.50 before/after school
Over night care £10ph
Babysitting £10ph depending on location

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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  • Inspection Report: Starting Out - Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Starting Out - Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Delivering the EYFS (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness level 2 (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection Level 3 (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene and safety level 2 (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Improving children’s learning through play level 2 (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Effective Partnerships working with fathers (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Supporting children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Schemas (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: A Winning Attitude: Parent Workshop (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Expectations of Behaviour (added 14/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Communication and the Eyfs (added 14/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 14/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric first aid course (added 14/01/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Jennifer Watson. 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.

Jenny is an amazing childminder, she has been looking after my first born like he is her own. I was so nervous and worried about leaving my boy to go back to work but Jenny really helped with the process. My son is so happy and settled with Jenny. She does the most amazing activities, events and outings with the children and they have an amazing time. They are out and about to all sorts of places and also have great fun in the home setting.
She is such a kind, caring and thoughtful person. I love getting all the picture updates of what they get up to during the day. Her energy and enthusiasm is boundless and she is very reliable and consistent. She knows my son so well and the care that she gives him is amazing. I have learnt so much from Jenny and I am so so grateful to her for being such an amazing carer for my son. Jenny's commitment and dedication is incredible and I am grateful every day that my son is so well looked after when I'm at work.

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by about Jennifer Watson on 10/09/2019

My daughter was ten months old when I went back to work and I was extremely anxious. When I met Jenny I knew instantly that she would be our childminder as she is reassuring, calm and patient. I asked a lot of questions before my daughter started full time and Jenny never made me feel like my questions were silly. Everyday my daughter is with her I know that she is being loved and cared for. Jenny is an exceptional childminder, who goes well beyond what I had expected. She puts her heart and soul into what she does: Jenny takes the children on trips; she buys them gifts and she teaches them about the world in fun and exciting ways. I would never want to send my child anywhere else. My daughter’s confidence has developed infinitely and she loves going to Jenny’s house because there are always activities taking place. I cannot thank Jenny enough for everything that she has done. She has been, and continues to be, a huge influence in my daughter’s life and we both love her to pieces!

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by about Jennifer Watson on 24/06/2019

I have always been a stay at home mum for both of my children but after some intense searching I decided my children needed to experience a setting outside of my care which meant I could earn.
After searching and contacting Jenny, I was so nervous about leaving my two little munchkins as I was all they had known. Could I really leave them with a stranger?? Well if this is your thought... meet Jenny just once and she becomes no longer a stranger. Instantly Jenny made a connection with my two children which doesn’t happen easily for my daughter, she was letting them do the introductions on their terms and within 20 mins my little boy was sat right next to her getting excited about showing her his picture.
Immediately I knew this woman offered more than just childcare- it really was a home from home environment. Now both children get excited to spend their days with Jenny due to each day being different and she challenges them to encourage development each day. Learning is fun with Jenny.
Now Jenny’s name is spoken more in our home than my own 😂- Jenny has taught us this, Jenny showed us how to grow this....
I honestly as a mum never thought I would be 100% settled with my children in the care of another but knew it was in their best interest. I always thought there would be a side to me that would always feel guilty or uncomfortable but Jenny has taken all of my fears away, she keeps me up to date with their learning and development and my favourite is the random videos or photos I get at work which instantly make me smile! It really is possible to feel 100% at ease with your childcare provider!
I honestly can’t thank Jenny enough- her approach to each child as an individual is incredible and as she’s also a mother, her mothering nature shines through on a daily basis regardless of the time of day. Thank you for being my saving grace and for being the one to continue to make my children’s happiness a priority ☺️

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by about Jennifer Watson on 20/09/2018


Response by Jennifer Watson on 21/09/2018:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Tasha, it means a lot when I know your happy with my services, I hope the children are doing well at school now. Thank you again :)

Jenny has been amazing with our daughter who started a few weeks after her first birthday. I was initially quite nervous but Jenny always keeps us well informed and send lots of pictures and videos. I would highly recommend Jenny, Zoe's always coming home with pictures or crafts and has been taken to lots of lovely places too. Zoe is so happy with Jenny and we feel so lucky to have found someone who cares about her as much as we do!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Jennifer Watson on 14/08/2018


Response by Jennifer Watson on 21/09/2018:

Thank you for your kind words Amy. 😀 means so much

We could not ask for a better, most loveliest and caring childminder to our daughter Millie! I was so worried after our last being so great! But Jenny is just as wonderful! Millie absolutely loves her.. she does so much with her! I can’t recommend her enough, so professional and easy going. We feel very lucky to have found her, and Millie too!

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by about Jennifer Watson on 28/02/2018

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