Childminder in Plymouth
Babysitter in Plymouth
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Female Member since Jun 2016 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 22 Jun 2021 Email
I am newly OFSTED registered childminder with over 20 years of childcare experience.
I like to keep active and spend time outside, walking and camping. I often share this interest when volunteering with the Brownies aged 7-10.
I also enjoy swimming and art / craft which I regularly enjoy with all the children I work with.
As a new childminder I currently have vacancies.
I have many years of experience; starting young I helped my mum who was a childminder. After finishing school I attended college where I completed my BTEC National Diploma in Childhood studies gaining a varied experience with children aged under 8.
I worked for two years in a short stay residential home again with a mixed age range 0-16 and cover work at a special needs schools which I found very interesting and rewarding.
I then moved to a permanent full time job at a busy nursery working as room co-ordinator in a room of 15, 1-2 year olds. This is my favourite age group and I loved the challenges of the busy environment.
For the last 6 years I have been working as an OFSTED registered nanny for a family with two girls now aged 8/11. It has been lovely watching them grow and sharing many learning experience. 3 years ago I started working with a seconded family, who now has a 4 year old. We like to get out on many adventures and have a lot of fun together. They don’t seem to realise how much they are learning along the way and both families would happily write very good references. Unfortunately this came to an end due to both families needing to relocate due to work.
BTEC National Diploma in child hood studies (Nursery Nursing)
Up to date Paediatric first aid certificate
Full driving License (business insurance)
Safe Guarding training
Various development courses in makaton, speech and language and numeracy
|Last Updated: 13/04/2021|
- Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 for hours between 8am and 5.30pm
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I'm so pleased to have found such an excellent childminder. The time spent there is so enriching for my 11 month yr old son. He certainly seems to be accelerating towards his milestones recently, and I put this down to the stimulating environment and encouragement that Cheryl provides. As a first time mum, she has been a great resource for advice for me. As well as having lots of experience, I think she also has a great instinct with children.
She has many brilliant ideas to keep babies interested, it's seems there is something new everyday! I'm so pleased he gets the chance to paint, play outside and play with a huge variety of toys. The meals provided are always nutritious and varied.
Cheryl is always very professional, caring and thoughtful. I highly recommend her!
I cannot say enough good things about Cheryl. Cheryl has been an absolute Godsend and an incredible nanny to our daughter who has just turned 4 years old. The only reason our time with Cheryl has ended is because we have to move away from Plymouth for my husband's job.
Cheryl started with us when I went back to work after maternity leave. My DD was born prematurely, and so I was understandably nervous about leaving her. Cheryl visited us several times before starting and absolutely blossomed when she was with DD, and I immediately felt comfortable trusting DD into her care. Cheryl has a natural affinity for children of all ages and abilities, has a gentle and fun approach, and has supported us in our parenting styles. As a result, the three children Cheryl looks after are polite, respectful and full of the joys of learning new things. We have a saying in our house: "if something good has happened, it's probably because of Cheryl!".
DD has the best time on Cheryl days - they are always doing fun activities, e.g. going to the beach, the moors, parks, swimming, craft sessions, baking, toddler groups and regular trips to the library. DD gets to meet and socialise with other children but also has the security of Cheryl being her 'safe' person when out and about. She has learnt so much about the world around her, but also about numbers and letters, just by having fun.
Cheryl is one of the most responsible, trustworthy, dedicated, caring and organised people I know - all attributes for an excellent nanny/childminder. I highly recommend her.
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