5 stars (4)

Childminder in Brighton

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 14 Nov 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

About Me

***UPDATE I currently have two full-time places available*****

For 20 years I worked in IT as a Network designer. When I became a single parent I wanted a job that would fit in with my children and childminding seemed like the perfect choice. It has in fact worked out to be a brilliant choice. I love it. I have found it very rewarding and my children love all the extra fun that the babies and smaller children bring.
Our typical day includes going to a playgroups, libraries, the beach and parks, we are spoilt for choice in Brighton. I often meet up with other childminders so the children socialise with lots of other children and form good relationships with them. Depending on the day we could have lunch out, like a picnic in the park or go home for lunch. I always take them home for nap time. I have lots of toys, a play kitchen and dressing up box that is always in easy access for the children to choose from. I provide a quiet area with blankets and cushions and a huge teddy called Charlie bear. I also use that area as a reading corner, we read books to Charlie bear and he often reads to us. The children love that. I have a well-equipped garden which provides free flow play so that the children can come in and out as they please. My home is a happy safe and secure environment where all children can thrive, develop and above all have fun!
You are more than welcome to come and visit my home and meet me. Just contact me to arrange.
I can supply references if required.
I have a 7 seater car with age appropriate child seats.
I use a very advanced system called Baby's Days to record each child's development in line with EYFS and provide termly reports for parents.

I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN APPROVED BY BRIGHTON AND HOVE CITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FUNDED HOURS FOR 2 AND 3-YEAR-OLDS

My Experience

I have two of my own children. My son is 11 and my daughter is 8. I started as a registered childminder in 2015. I absolutely love it. I thoroughly enjoy looking after children, I think is it the best career change I have ever made.

My Qualifications

ALL CERTIFICATES CAN BE SEEN ON REQUEST
CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding Training
Characteristics of effective leaders
Improving children's learning through play
Promoting positive behaviour
Supporting early language development
the prevent duty
Understanding children's rights
Managing your Ofsted inspection
Fire safety in education
Supporting children with SEND in the early years
Being a key person in an early years setting
Autism Awareness
Dyslexia Awareness

My Availability

I currently have one full-time space. Available now.
Business hours 8am - 6pm Monday to Thursday.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£6 per hour

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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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection report (added 19/08/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Alison. 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.

I can't recommend Alison enough. She is warm, fun and caring and the kids love her!
She offers a lovely, safe and secure, homely and nurturing environment with lots of creative and interesting activities and toys so the children really learn and thrive. She also takes them out every day too.
Unlike a nursery we originally tried where the kids were handed back to us at the end of the day with a quick "goodbye", Alison takes the time to talk to us about the kids and their progress in an open and honest way. We have all formed a really great bond with her.

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by about Alison on 18/10/2016

We are so pleased to of found Alison as a Childminder, a naturally caring but highly professional individual who has done a wonderful job in looking after our son. Not only is Alison flexible in the hours she will look after him but she is always finding new and creative ways of entertaining the children, whether it be Christmas, Summer or Haloween, Alison always finds an exciting and fresh theme that will help the children thrive and learn. I could not recommend Alison more highly, she has become part of our family.

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by about Alison on 04/10/2016

Our family feel so lucky to have found Alison. She is warm, friendly and full of fun, both my children absolutely love spending time with her. They have really thrived in her care as she provides a safe, welcoming, environment for them to play and develop. Her own two children are great with little ones and a credit to her.
My husband and I work shifts and she has always been professional, flexible and accommodating. Alison often takes the children to playgroup, days out and the park, my kids come home telling me about all the fun they've had.
I would recommend Alison as a childminder to anyone, she is a natural and the fact that she loves working with children is clear to see and thats why they love her so much.

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by about Alison on 21/09/2016

We are very lucky to have Alison as our childminder as she has built an exceptionally kind and affectionate relationship with our youngest daughter who absolutely adores her. She is reliable and efficient, but much more importantly, she has a home with a welcoming and happy atmosphere where all the children in her care feel safe and relaxed. Alison keeps us informed about all the activities she does with our daughter, they are out and about at play groups and in the park as well as enjoying the many books and toys in her home. Alison has a friendly and warm manner but she is also organised and extremely professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any parent considering putting a child in her care.

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by about Alison on 07/09/2016

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