Hi Mums & Dads,
My name is Bernadette & my setting is Happy Days Childminding Service.I am an Ofsted registered Childminder, working from my home in the SM1 area. My current Ofsted grading is GOOD (July 2019)
I am the Mother of 3 boys (16, 13 & 10 years).
I am a member of Childcare.co.uk who also insure my business. I also have my own transport that is fully insured. I take most childcare vouchers & can provide references if required.
I have a fully stocked toy room with toys to suit all ages. I visit local parks, libraries, messy play , the farm & the beach.
If you would like peace of mind & your child to feel like "home away from home" please call me for more information or to arrange a visit.
No better experience than being a mum. 10 years childminding.
Diploma Level 3. Safe Guarding, food hygiene,
Let's Talk To Under 5s, prevent duty.
|Last Updated: 15/08/2018|
£6.00 per hour
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We are so happy to have found Bernadette, I literally do not know what we would do without her. She currently looks after our son for the full day and drops our daughter to school. At drop off time in the morning, my children run up to Bernadette's house as they cant wait to get in.
Bernadette is very supportive, and helps out additionally when possible, even babysitting for us in the evenings. She has taken the children on days out to the beach which they love and is always taking them to the local parks and playgrounds.
My son, Harry, has learnt so much since he has been there, and although he regularly keeps them on their toes, he is disciplined in a structured manner. They have seasonal art work displays which are amazing and I love getting a hand or foot painting at pick up. Harry is fed well, and always enjoys the food that is provided, he gets so much more variety at Bernadette's than he does at home!
Our daughter, Leonie, visited Bernadette's setting since she was 7 month old, 5 days a week.
We have been extremely happy with the care Leonie received. Like every first time parent we were worried to leave our child with somebody else. But our worry was put to rest during the first settling in day, when Leonie enjoyed Bernadette's company straight away and she was relaxed when held by her. Every since their had chemistry and Bernadette gained our daughter's trust and confidence. Leonie developed good behaviour and kindness.
Bernadette's home has always been welcoming, warm and friendly. Every day offers a new adventure and activity with lots of toys, themed crafting, outdoor play or outings.
When Leonie did not feel well, we knew she would be comforted by the warmth and love from Bernadette. Bernadette was always willing to administer any homeopathic remedies or medication required.
Unfortunately due to the financial aspect we decided to put Leonie, now 3.5 years old, full time in a nursery. We feel lucky to have found Bernadette to look after our daughter as we were able to get on with our day in the knowledge that our daughter was in safe hand.
Thank you so so much from bottom of our heart, we really appreciate your work and help.
We will miss you and your family.
We honestly dont know where to start Bernadette has had our little girl Rebecca from the age of 9mnths old and as a first time parent We were soo scared aabiut handing our baby over to a stranger. But Bernadette made us feel soo at ease. She made Rebecca part of her family and in turn Bernadette became a part of our family! We honestly cannot thank Bernadette enough for helping us raise a beautiful little girl! And we will always be in contact
thanks again Bernadette
love Steph, Jason and Rebecca xx
We just wanted to write something to express my gratitude to Bernadette and Kim for their hard work and dedication over the last 4 years. Our son has been in the setting since he was 7 months old, and is now about to embark on his next adventure - big school! Bernadette and Kim are like family to him (and to my husband and I), and we cannot fault the care at all. Our son has grown up into a lovely caring little boy, and we cannot take all of the credit for this. He is going to miss you both very much, and so are we.
We are more than happy to speak to any parents who may be thinking of employing Bernadette and Kim to look after their children, and provide a personal reference. We'll miss the craziness and fun of drop off and pickup times and we know our son has been given a great start in life.
Thank you doesn't begin to cover it, and we wish you all the best for the future.
Emma and Carlton x
Bernadette started looking after Ellis in April 2013 when he was a year and 9 months until just after his 4th birthday in July 2015 to go to big school.
ellis settled in with Bernadette straight away and I was put at ease as she kept me updated with Ellis's day.
Ellis absolutely loved Kim when she arrived to work with Bernadette and they were both amazing in helping me out whenever they could, especially when I had to work earlies once a week (thanks Kim)
Ellis and zak got on well with Bernadettes and Kim's children.
The food was always good and healthy and Ellis would usually not eat dinner at home as he had been fed so well at Bernadettes :)
On asking Ellis what he thought of Bernadette and Kim when he used to go there he says 'he loves them and misses them'
I have no doubt who my childminders will be if I ever have more children.
Kim and Bernadette wrre not just Ellis's childminders but more like his surrogate 'aunts'
If you are looking for childminders then look no further...Bernadette and Kim are the best :) xxxx
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