Tuesday and Wednesday space available.
I am Mandy, an Ofsted registered childminder living in Mytchett. I am Level 3 Childcare qualified, and previously worked as a drama teacher for the under 8s.
I work with a co-minder & assistant, and have adequate cover in case anyone is sick or on holiday, so parents do not need to find alternative childcare for their little ones.
We have a large log cabin in the garden, which is our main playroom; the conservatory is our messy playroom; a nursery,l, for use at nap times; and a good sized garden for outdoor activities.
We work to EYFS requirements, supporting and encouraging the children's learning and development. We undertake numerous activities, including arts & crafts, baking, gardening, puppetry, role play & dress up, soft play, dancing & singing, outdoor & indoor messy play, outdoor activities (such as 'sports day' activities, obstacle courses, planting fruit, vegetables, herbs, flora & fauna; water activities; puddle jumping; feeding the ducks; walk in the parks; picnics, animal farms, shopping trips and bug hunting); we cover festivals she from around the world & basic foreign language skills are taught. I have experience in caring for children for whom English is not their first language; and lots of experience with children who have additional needs. I also have basic sign language skills.
Our aim is for all children to leave here as confident, well rounded, and unique, individuals.
We do not offer school drop offs or pick ups, so your child will not be taken out on school runs.
I have 3 step-daughters (aged 15, 17 and 25). I have previously worked as a drama teacher, for under 8yr olds - building their confidence through creativity. I have also worked as a childrens entertainer - having undertaken a Performing Arts degree, so I include singing, dancing and performance throughout our weekly activities, alongside the 7 Areas Of Learning, of the EYFS, as is required by Ofsted for all Early Years practitioners.
I have a current DBS, Public Liability Insurance, and Paediatric First Aid certificate, with anaphylactic shock/eppi pen training.
I have the Level 3 Award in Food Safety, and provide nutritious, home cooked meals, and snacks, working to government guidelines regards giving the children their '5 a day'.
I am a Level 3 trained Early Years Educator and I am regularly undergoing further courses, in order to keep both mine, and my assistants, training up to date, and ensure we are always across any changes within the sector, and other related training.
Whilst studying for my degrees, I worked as a professional driver in the evening, and have a full clean driving license.
I have a love for animals, having spent much time working weekends on a farm during my teens, and we have 2 cats, 3 Chihuahuas, and 5 ducks - which we hatched in the Summer of 2018, and the children love to feed. The animals are not permitted in the playrooms, and will have supervised access to the children whilst in certain parts of the house and the garden. All the children love the animals, and the dogs names have been many of our mindees first words.
Please do not hesitate in contacting me, if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial meeting.
Various nanny roles prior to becoming a childminder.
Worked as a drama teacher form under 8s.
Lots of special needs experience.
Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma
Surrey County Council childminding ChIP completed September 2016
Paediatric First Aid trained
Level 3 Food Safety
Fdeg Performing Arts
Sign language open certificate
|Last Updated: 23/08/2019|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Please contact me, with your requirements, for confirmation of my fees
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As a first time mum I was saddened to have to put my baby in childcare so young but from start to finish Mandy and her amazing team were so kind and helpful and made me feel at ease straight away. I received updates daily with pictures of my happy little man enjoying his surroundings. I would highly recommend her to anyone and found everyone very professional and willing to help.
Mandy provides a fantastic home from home environment that my little girl loves. She does lots of activities with them at home, singing, dancing, messy play and also takes the kids on day trips. There is also lots of cuddles and chilled out time for when they need to relax. My little girl sleeps very well at Mandy's just like at home which for me is a sign that she is very happy and settled
I love that I get regular throughout the day so I always know what's going on too
Mandy is a very happy, caring and nurturing person who I immeadiately got in with and I am so happy that I found Georgie Porgies for my little girl.
After a bad first experience with a childminder where my daughter would cry all the way to their setting I was so relieved to find Mandy. My daughter absolutely loves her and her lovely setting and the cats & dogs. Her confidence has grown since being there and she has definitely blossomed in all areas. It's so nice to go to work knowing my daughter will have a great time and there will be no tears!
Mandy takes care of my daughter whilst I work full time and I couldn't of found a better childminder! She made going back to work so much easier for me as my daughter absolutely loves going and has done from day one. I receive pictures and updates throughout the day of what my little girl is doing and she is constantly smiling, which makes my day at work much better knowing she's being well cared for and having lots of fun. I would definitely recommend Mandy. Lovely lady, lovely setting and an amazing childminder.
Response by MandyH on 03/02/2017:
Thank you Jayanna, for such lovely words! It's an absolute pleasure looking after Jessica xxx
We asked Mandy to babysit at short notice for our 2 girls who are 8 and 10 for two hours. She was great, had excellent time keeping and extremely professional. The children enjoyed being looked after by her. Would definitely recommend her to others!
Response by MandyH on 02/02/2017:
Thank you Clare xx
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