Childminder in Upper Gravenhurst
Babysitter in Upper Gravenhurst
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Female Member since Feb 2016 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 30 Jul 2022
Ofsted registered childminder -
Last inspected in 2022 recieving OUTSTANDING.
Weekday care. Evenings. Weekends. Overnight. Adhoc. Emergency care. Event cover. Respite care. Forest School.
I have always worked within childcare in a variety of settings, I have many certificates and references to support my work.
I am currently training to become a forest school leader meaning our setting will be accredited by the forest school association.
I live with my partner and our two children. We have recently renovated our house which is situated in the very quiet village of Gravenhurst. We offer a friendly, loving and safe environment.
We have a unique large nursery/playroom dedicated to childcare equipped with a variety of toys and resources to suit a range of ages and abilities. This includes many sensory resources - fibre optic lights, bubble tubes, mirrors etc. Arts and crafts materials, a large ball pool, role play area, book corner and so on. The play room has it's own seperate toilet and sink area. We also use the rest of the house including our dining room which hosts a large variety of musical instruments and our living room which homes our loving indoor rabbit Poppy. We have a big garden equipped with many toys and apparatus and a private drive for safe drop off.
I offer well balanced home cooked meals and snacks throughout the day and evening.
We enjoy going on outings, especially to the woods and farms. We are members of the national trust & English heritage.
I have additonal qualifications within SEN and have knowledge of allergies and other medical conditions.
I can offer payment via childcare tax and learning grants as well as 2,3 and 4 year old funding.
16 years experience working with all ages in a variety of settings including children with educational, behavioural and additional health/medical needs. SEN experience.
Lots of work with babies, we have the equipment and facilities to cater for the youngest humans.
Expert knowledge when dealing with allergies and intolerances.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
12 GCSE's A-C
Level 2 CACHE in Childcare and Education.
Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education.
Level 3 home-based childcare.
Level 3 Diploma in Child psychology.
Special educational needs coordinator.
Working with children with disabilities.
Health and safety.
Paediatric First aid.
Safe guarding + awareness.
Fgm + prevent.
Baby brain development.
Level 1 counselling.
Continuing with studies -
Level 3 Forest School Leader.
I also hold all the relevant insurances and a clear DBS (criminal check) and driving licence.
School runs - Upper Gravenhurst Academy. Pippins pre school in Gravenhurst.
Times and days can be flexible. Ad hoc basis - evenings, weekends and over night care (spare room) considered if the space is available.
We also offer groups from our nursery room such as arts and crafts, messy play, science workshops and more.
I can offer event cover for those who would like children cared for and occupied during events, ie weddings.
Forest school sessions.
Thanks for looking.
Sam @ Silver Birch Child Care
|Last Updated: 29/01/2022|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Childminding starts at £5 an hour.
Weekends late evenings and nights are offered at a higher rate.
Event cover depends on the requirements and the amount of children.
Please contact to discuss.
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- Marriage Certificate (added 30/10/2021)
- UK Driving Licence (added 03/01/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Peads First aid certificate (added 03/01/2019)
- DBS Check (added 03/01/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/01/2019)
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