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Long Preston Childmi

Childminder in Skipton

Babysitter in Skipton

4.88 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 01 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

My name is Natalie and I am a quality assured and NEF funded Ofsted registered childminder with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in early years, I live in Long Preston in Skipton I have been a childminder for over 7 years and have over 14 years childcare experience with my most recent is working as a pre=school leader at Long Preston Playgroup which i provide wrap around care for.

I live with my husband who is a self employed Painter and Decorator and our 11 year old daughter and our son who is 5 years old. I provide childcare for children between 0-12 years and older if this is required. I am a qualified Nursery Nurse with a Batchelor of Arts (honors) degree in Early Years. I have other qualifications such as BTEC National Diploma in Early Years level 3 that I have done previously.

Things we do at my setting:

I frequently take the children out on outings such as the parks, walks, soft play areas, woods and other experiences in the wider world so children get to socialise with others and to explore in different environments and in summer there are some lovely spaces outdoors we go too such as having picnic's and a spot of fishing by the beck with the children's nets.

I have a fully secure back garden with lots of space for the children to play and explore and burn lots of energy. Physical activities such as football, dancing, yoga and mindful exercises.The paddling pool slide is a very popular outdoor activity when the weather in good in summer and I also have wet-suits for the little ones so they can explore in all weathers especially in the winter.

I provide a mixture between child led play and adult initiated play to give children a good balance of learning and allow children to be 'active' learners.

I received a 'good' in all 17 areas of the report after 4 months of working as a childminder and have since had another report which i also received a good in all areas.

If you would like a chat about your requirements or needs of your child please contact me.

Due to people asking about my availability for childcare for when they attend a wedding or for their wedding I've decided to offer this as a service. So wether you are looking for childcare for just your own children, wedding creche or for childcare while you attend a wedding please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

My Experience

I have over 14 years of childcare experience and first started working with children before starting my childcare training in 2003. I currently work childminding on a Thursday full day as i also work as the pre-school leader at Long Preston playgroup and Pre-school which i provide wrap around care for and pick up and drop offs from Long Preston school every day.

Previous experience includes working in a Montessori nursery school where i was a room leader in the baby/toddler room which is why I highly value learning with natural materials and promoting children's independence. On leaving the montessori setting i become an Ofsted registered childminder. I have worked with children with additional needs and have previously been a senco in a nursery and worked 1 to 1 with a child with complex needs. I have also been a mum for 11 years so i can relate to other parents and have plenty of experience.

My Qualifications

I have a LEVEL 6 qualification which is a BA(Hons) degree in Early Years and below is a list of some of my qualifications and courses I have attended. I take training seriously as i feel ALL practitioners have should be reflective and i continually look for ways to improve.

* Food hygiene and safety level 2- 30/10/19

* Daily Routines - October 2019

* Preparing for Ofsted inspection August 2019

* An introduction to Safeguarding children April 2019

* E-safety-March 2019

* Sun safe award in January 2019

* Building a learning Journey file - December 2018

* Observing children - December 2018

* Attachment and the key person Role- September 2018

* Children's starting points- September 2018

* Completed BA (hons) degree in Early Years which is a level 6 qualification in July 2017

* 12 hour Paediatric First Aid updated May 2017 expires 2020

* Degree in Early Years -July 2016

* Cultural awareness training 22/6/15

* Health and Safety in early years 20/06/15

*Allergen training June 2015

* understanding the revised EYFS training June 2015

* E212- module in childhood- October 2014

* understanding 2 year olds training-8/2/14

*emotional development of 2 year olds 8/2/14

* Gold award for first steps to healthy teeth. 2014

* Sun safe award. 2014

* Safeguarding for 2 year olds-16/11/13

*Letters and sounds phase one -13/11/13

* Assessment and Record keeping for 2 year olds-13th July 2013

* Early intervention-delivery of early education for two year olds- 11/7/13

* E105- module professional practice in the Early Years- June 2013

* Involving parents workshop- 29/6/13

*Manual handling( NHS training) - 20/3/13

* NHS childminding course- 20/3/13

* Lets Work Together Behaviour Leadership-12th January 2013

* Working with Parents-6th December 2012

* Every Child A Talker(ECAT)-30th May 2012

* New Eyfs training July 2012

* Epipen Training -17/10/11

* BTEC National Diploma in Early years level 3 - July 2005

* Safeguarding Children -Introduction - completed March 2011

* Food Hygiene updated - 2011

* CYPOP 5 -understanding how to set up a homebased child care service.

* Comminication workshop 'when to write' October 2011

* Communication workshop ' Communication with parents on childrens learning' October 2011

Current CRB check for me and my partner.

All my certificates for the above courses can be seen in my professional development folder.

My Availability

I currently have only one space available for a little one for a full day on a Thursday. Im also available for school pick up from Long Preston school and preschool every day but please contact me for up to date vacancies

Oct 19- I currently i have no space for pick ups and drop offs from school on a Thursday Morning or Thursday afternoon.

I am available for school holidays so please get in touch for this and let me know your requirements as soon as possible.

Monday to Friday: 7.30-6.00pm (Flexible)

Pick up and drop off from Long Preston Primary School and Pre-School so please contact me for up to date availability.

* All year round care
* term time only care
* Holiday care
* one off childcare

Now available for weddings, functions and other events so please get in touch to discuss your requirments.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 09/02/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees.

* Healthy Snacks such as fresh fruit, bread sticks and raisins.
* Packed lunch and any other meals are to be supplied by parents/ guardians.

*I pay for any outings that i do with the children. I may ask parents to pay towards more expensive outings.

All children under 5 have a development file that is updated by me and older children will have there own scrapbooks to store any work they wish. I take lots of photos so parents can be included in their child's development and I send parents these by email or parents can bring in memory sticks for me to upload them for them. Babies will have a daily diary so parents know what there child has had and done through there day with me and parents can send me messages or make notes to send back to me.

Parent feedback can be provided on request.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
15 December 2015

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid certificate (added 10/12/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 06/03/2019)
  • Reference (added 11/12/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: The degree of Bachelor of Arts(Honours) in Early Years (added 11/12/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 11/12/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Long Preston Childmi. 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.

Natalie babysat for our two boys on Saturday night so that myself and my husband could attend my sisters night do, it was a great idea. Natalie turned up when she said she would took our 2 boys into one of the guests rooms to look after them in there, we felt very comfortable with her looking after them. Our boys are 6 years old and 8 weeks old, she had them all evening we then collected them when we were ready. Thank you as it meant we could enjoy the evening child free and knew they were being well looked after. Would definitely recommend Natalie. Thanks

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Setting
  • 1 stars Cleanliness

by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 04/09/2017

We booked natalie to look after 3 children under the age of 2 at our parents wedding in burnsall. She arrived on time both nights and we immediately felt extremely comfortable. Natalie is lovely with a very calming nature.
One of the children struggled to sleep and natalie was brilliant - Oliver definitely took to her and was happy to play and sit on her knee for cuddles
So a huge thanks natalie - you allowed us to feel comfortable that the children were settled and in very good hands.
We would highly recommend natalie - she's fab!!

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

by Avatar for Amanda Amanda about Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 18/07/2017

Response by Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 04/09/2017:

Thankyou Amanda for such a nice review. It was a pleasure looking after such wonderful children.

Natalie looked after my son while he was in pre school and did after school care for my daughter. They were both very settled there and looked forward to going.
Natalie takes the children on outings and does a range of activities with them. My children always talked happily about what they had been doing.
I would recommend Natalie to anybody.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kw10 kw10 about Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 02/02/2015

As a teacher myself I knew exactly what I was looking for in terms of childcare for Chloe when I returned to work when she was 9 months old. Natalie was fantastic with her throughout and Chloe gained some excellent experiences and had great fun times with Natalie. She was totally professional and develops an excellent relationship with the children she cares for. I was always happy knowing Natalie was looking after my little girl. She is very well trained and I am happy to recommend Natalie to anyone. If you would wish to contact me for a reference I would be more than willing and Natalie can feel free to pass my contact number to you on request. I wish her and her family all the best and only regret them moving house or she would still be caring for my little girl.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lauralor Lauralor about Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 12/12/2014

Natalie is an absolutely fantastic childminder and very highly recommended. I have used Natalie ever since she opened as a childminder and always found her to provide the highest standard of care possible.
My children have all enjoyed going and have felt very safe and happy.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for rainbow9 rainbow9 about Avatar for Long Preston Childmi Long Preston Childmi on 15/11/2014

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