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Bal
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Childminder in Manchester

Babysitter in Manchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2016 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 17 Apr 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

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Hello my name is Bal. I am a qualified and insured Ofsted registered childminder and I have over 20 years of childcare experience working in nurseries, private nurseries and as a special needs teaching assistant for 7 years.I am friendly, flexible and reliable. I am based in Stretford. I hold the following certificates in paediatric first aid, child protection, NVQ level 3 in childcare, Safeguarding and food and hygiene.

I am married and a mum of four children. 2 boys age 15 and 4 years old and 2 girls age 11 and 5.

I provide a smoke, pet free, warm caring and friendly environment for your child to learn and develop their skills using the 7 areas of learning as set out by Ofsted. my childminding business isn’t a nursery it is a home from home experience where your children will get to meet all their development milestones in a fun,caring and safe environment.

I have a fully enclosed back garden that is ideal for children to have lots of fun. I have a good sized play room that is stocked with lots of indoor resources e.g. games, books, musical toys,trains,dolls, puzzles and much more. I have a downstairs toilet and basin.

I will be attending lots of playgroups, play centres, parks and the library. Every day is different to give children the opportunity to meet other children of their age and develop their skills. I enjoy helping children to learn and develop and feel proud to be part of their lives even if it is for a short time. I believe children learn best through play so I like to make activities fun and focused around their interests.

All meals are freshly cooked to ensure your children are happy and healthy.

I also provide pick ups and drop offs to and from Moss Park school & other local schools.

If you would like any more information then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will answer any queries you may have.

Thank you.

My Experience

I am a mother of 4 where experience has
been gained through each stages of their lives. I have worked in nurseries and private nurseries. The last job I had was as a teaching assistant for 7 years at a school of autism where I gained a lots experience.

My Qualifications

I have completed a NVQ level 3 in childcare. I am fully qualified in Paediatric First Aid, which I renew and update every 3 years. I have also completed a Food And Hygiene course.

I attend training courses on a regular basis to keep my self up to date with new legislation, also to broaden my knowledge which I can then incorporate into my setting.

My Availability

I have full time or part time places available and also work Saturdays

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Last Updated: 22/03/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Fees to be discussed.

I offer 15 hour and 30 hour free funded places for 2,3 & 4 year olds.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/04/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: TQUK LEVEL 3 PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (added 03/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 03/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: certificate of registration (added 11/07/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Bal. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Bal and Gurdas looked after our oldest son and they were like his second family. He used ask for them all the time during lockdown, Bal was like his second mum! 💕
It was a no-brainer to have our youngest son looked after by them both. It’s so hard as a parent to find somewhere that is a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment for your child, but Bal and Gurdas are. I trust them 100% and the care they give our sons has always been absolutely excellent. You can instantly relax knowing that your child is safe, happy and really well looked after. You can tell that Bal and Gurdas are parents - they have the experience and are a “safe pair of hands”😊. Bal does lovely, really creative and interesting activities with the children, from sensory, Montessori activities to art and crafts and gets the children outside in the fresh air as often as possible. They provide an absolutely wonderful caring environment and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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by Avatar for LaGata LaGata about Avatar for Bal Bal on 25/03/2021

After searching for the best childcare environment for my son and visiting 8 others childcare providers. I came across Rainbow childminders. My son was 9 months old at the time. It was therefore important for my husband and I that our son was placed within a happy, safe and caring environment to he began his early years journey.

I initially placed my son in a well known nursary chain which looked and seemed fantastic, however it became apparent very quickly that he was not happy there. He was visibly so miserable each time we collected him, that we knew this was not the right place for him.

Upon my son’s first meeting with Bal he took to her warm nature. He was made to feel very comfortable within the Rainbow childminders environment.

My son settled quickly and was much happier.

Bal and Gurdas are highly experienced and provides plenty of learning opportunities through various play activities. The environment is safe and interactive, they are friendly, caring and monitor children closely. They are both professional and provided feedback as requested, updates throughout the day; which i find reassuring to see along with a useful overview at the end of each day.

Bal provides nutritious balance meals
and monitors our son closely during mealtimes as he initially experienced some food allergies when he was younger.

She has also been reactive when my son has been unwell.


It is very difficult as a parents to feel you have made the correct decision for your child when looking for a trusted childcare provider, however choosing Rainbow childminders has been the best decision for our son’s care, I cannot recommend them highly enough. We feel very reassured our son is well looked after and he is developing extremely well under Rainbow childminders

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by Avatar for Rekha Rekha about Avatar for Bal Bal on 02/11/2020

Bal and husband G were great with my 14 month old twins. I was struggling to find a suitable childminder for my children with very short notice and Bal was very friendly, accommodating and helpful. I was a bit worried because it was my twins first experience with a childminder but they took to Bal and G straight away with one of them even smiling when Bal opened the door on day 3! My children were happy and well looked after. Bal sent me photos throughout the day for reassurance. Their home was cosy, warm and clean. Even though I had to drop my children off quite early, Bal was always prepared and waiting. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bal and G as childminders.

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by Avatar for Enas Enas about Avatar for Bal Bal on 21/12/2019

My experience with Bal and her husband G has been fantastic!! They are a perfect team. My son is comfortable and happy and everything is always very well organised. Communication is always quite clear. The environment is clean, secure and appropriate for childcare. Bal and G have never let us down. I can get on with my work with peace of mind that my son will be collected and fed a warm meal, and be quite comfortable until I collect him. She responds promptly to my messages and calls and always has a smile when I arrive to collect my son. The children always look happy and content and get along well. I have never been more pleased.

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by Avatar for Twesi Twesi about Avatar for Bal Bal on 21/10/2019

Very good childminder. We feel comfortable leaving our kid there as she take care of our son like her own. Very much satisfied. Also the support we have been given since our son going there is fantastic and specially when your child is young his needs are very demanding but Bal and G works hard to fulfil those needs. Highly recomonded.

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by Avatar for Farzali Farzali about Avatar for Bal Bal on 10/01/2019

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