5 stars (2)

Childminder in Wakefield

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2016 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 31 Mar 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

We will have vacancies from July 2020
Hi! My name is Ruth and I am an Ofsted registered childminder working alongside my husband as my assistant. Graded outstanding in all areas (August 2015) Being a husband and wife team gives the children both male and female role models. We offer a flexibility of service that is difficult to find in other provisions. We provide first class quality care for your child in a warm, loving and caring environment. Each child is an individual, children are allowed to be children, to develop at their own pace and become confident, caring people in their own right.
I am a professionally, qualified nursery nurse (BTEC Higher national diploma in early years care and education). I have over thirty years experience of working with children in schools and managing a nursery, before becoming a childminder in 2006. I now feel I am in the unique position to offer all the benefits of a nursery education with the flexibility of home based care..
I am a member of Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), and have their legal and public liability insurance I am also part of the Wakefield childminding network. I am registered with the environmental health and hold a basic food hygiene certificate. We are trained in paediatric first aid and hold a current level 3 certificates. Full medical and police checks have been carried out on all members of my family.
We provide a small-scale, home-based childcare where parents know their children's safety and well-being is paramount and can feel happy leaving their children in our care.
We are different from many pre-schools or nurseries because we are highly motivated mature qualified people. We operate with lower child to adult ratios, which means your child will have more attention. By staying small we believe we are able to provide the quality care and nurturing atmosphere that your child deserves with the added benefit of a home environment.
Our main goal is to encourage your child to have fun whilst they learn new skills. To help develop their social skills, and encourage creative expression. Young children learn best from participating in and observing the environment around them. We provide a huge variety of toys including tactile and sensory toys for little ones. We also offer academic stimulation following the ’Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. We positively encourage the children to participate in a variety of activities ranging from art and craft projects to games, songs, finger plays, story telling, creative dramatics, exercises, science and much more. Your child will have their own profile with observations, evaluations, photos, and examples of work, which parents and carers can access at any time, your child’s profile will build over time and will become a real memento of the time spent with us. Children are also taken to visit a local minder and toddler group to give them the opportunity for social interaction with a larger group of children, as well as play centres and toddler groups in the area.

I offer quality care at affordable prices Please contact me to discus your childcare needs.

kind Regards Ruth Gahan.

My Experience

I have over 30 years experience of working in different childcare settings and schools

My Qualifications

BTEC Higher National Diploma in childcare and education.
Level 3 child protection/safeguarding.
Level 3 paediatric first aid.
level 2 health and safety.
level 2 food handling (basic food hygiene)

many coarse too many to list, I complete a minimum of 50 hours training per year (continues professional development)
Graded Outstanding by OFSTED. 2015

My Availability


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Last Updated: 11/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

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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: OFSTED inspection report (added 16/05/2016)


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I can not recommend Ruth and Richie enough, they have my youngest (17 months) two days a week and they are always off having adventures. They keep the children active and always have a variety of educational toys and craft activities for them to do. They also drop off and pick up my eldest (5) from our local primary school. They have been more than accommodating with my eldests eating habits and the youngest is always very well fed too. It’s like a home from home for the pair of them and they really enjoy going which says it all. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about R n R Childcare on 22/09/2019

Response by R n R Childcare on 22/09/2019:

Thank you so much Laura, for you lovely review. It is our absolute pleasure to care for your children xx

Athough this childminder couldnt provide care for my little one due to her not being available for the times I needed, she was so very helpful in pointing me in the right direction with the kind of care i would need and finding me the phone numbers I needed.
Thank you so very much Ruth for all your help, you are a credit to your profession
Emma x

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by about R n R Childcare on 16/11/2016

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