5 stars (5)

Childminder in Chester

Babysitter in Chester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 15 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Jane and I am married with two children, Ciaran who is 18 and Megan who is 10. We live in Vicars Cross, Chester.

My home has been fully inspected by Ofsted and offers a safe and stimulating environment in a large 4 bedroomed house over 3 floors. I have a playroom, large kitchen/diner (good for messy play), large lounge, spare bedroom and a rear garden with a variety of outdoor toys plus plenty of indoor games to keep your child happy.

I am committed to providing an environment in which all children's needs and expectations are met.

I provide a warm, safe and stimulating environment for children so that they can develop personally, socially, creatively and physically to their fullest development potential.

My aim is to provide outstanding childcare that i would wish for my own children.

My most recent Ofsted Inspection in July 2018 graded my setting Good.

I am also Chairperson of the Association of Chester Childcarers, helping to mentor and support both new and existing childminders in the Cheshire area.

My Experience

I have been registered since January 2011. Please see above for more information.

My Qualifications

I have completed the ICC course for childminders and hold a paediatric first aid certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2, Safeguarding as well a many other courses to ensure my knowledge is up-to-date. I follow the EYFS Statuatory Framework for learning and development of each child.

Ofsted Registered - graded Good.

I also hold the City and Guilds Diploma in CYPW Level 3.

My Availability

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Last Updated: 23/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees.

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We have used Jane since 2014 and her setting has worked really well for our family. Both our children have attended since they were just under 12 months old as our main and only childcare provision. I've really appreciated Jane's routines (especially nap time after lunch) which we followed at home too. We are really pleased with the daily routine with morning playgroups/ activities /meeting up with other childminders and children for playtime, then have the opportunity to have a quieter afternoon and a sleep if required. Jane has a very homely setting with great toys/resources indoors and outdoors too. Jane provides wrap around care to us for before and after the school day, and drops off and picks up our children from our local primary school and preschool. Jane looks after our children during the school holidays and takes them on day trips. Jane and her setting has been perfect for us and our children.

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by about Pebbles2011 on 20/09/2019

Jane provides outstanding childcare for my 18 month old Emily. She has been going to Jane now for just over 6 months and she thoroughly enjoys her time there. Jane is so warm and friendly. She goes out every day she is with her either to the zoo, play centres, ice cream farm, which I absolutely love. She also meets up with other childminders which allows Emily to interact with more children than the ratios allow.
The meals that she provide are excellent.
I could not be any happier that I have found such an amazing childminder.

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by about Pebbles2011 on 15/09/2019

My children have all been in Janes capable hands over the last 4 years. My youngest is currently with Jane and absolutely adores her. The days are structured and fun filled. They generally go out somewhere every morning, this was really important to me and there is a good mix of activities, play groups, the zoo, local playgrounds, picnics and more. He has a great routine at Janes which has helped us to improve his sleep through the night. She is extremely knowledgeable and happy to help and offer advice in any way she can. It makes going to work that little bit easier knowing the children are happy, in a home environment, doing the things I try and do with them too.

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by about Pebbles2011 on 11/09/2019

My accident prone 1 year old and my 3 year old son were with Jane Hughes for around 9 months. When looking for a local child minder I never dreamed I would find someone as perfect as Jane. I am an extremely paranoid Mum but Jane soon put my mind at ease. Jane must have had eyes in the back of her head to keep my accident prone daughter so bump free and on any trips away from the house, they were both kept extremely safe. Jane treated my kids as if they were her own and I am very pleased with the level of care that was provided .

The days were structured with activities that suited both my children's current development stages, there was a great, exceptionally clean, play room with lots of good quality toys and when the weather wasn't too bad, a large garden for them to play in. Home cooked meals seemed to go down better than my own cooking and any naps were perfectly in-line with what the children needed. However, most importantly for me, Jane was always out and about, the children would be taken to regular child minder / toddler groups, visit other child minders, trips out and go on regular school runs. For anyone who ever thought a school run would be boring, Jane added a new dimension them and made every school run fun, and with it, my son learnt a lot about the outside world.

I now only use Jane Hughes on an ad-hoc basis but my now 22 month old and 4 year old have absolutely no issues in settling in each time I drop them off. They often greet Jane with a big hug and happily wave goodbye to me before I have even said goodbye.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pebbles2011 on 05/06/2013

Our daughter Sophia (17 months old) has been going to Jane for the last 4 months.We are extremely satisfied with the care provided by her.She offers a warm and caring environment for kids.She structures the day with a good mix of activities which provides appropriate stimulation for Sophia's development.At her home there are lots of toys and activities,for all age groups, good healthy home cooked food and a lovely garden to play in too!

Jane is extremely professional and well organised.She is quite flexible and willing to help out even at a short notice.She communicates regularly with us and strives to work together as a team to ensure that Sophia's needs are met in the best possible manner.

Sophia has settled down really well and every morning is super excited to go to Jane's house.(Even at the weekends !!!)She treats Sophia just like her own daughter and we feel extremely lucky to have her as our little pudding's childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pebbles2011 on 15/03/2012

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