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Childminder in St Helens

5 stars

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Female Member since Aug 2016 Last Updated Mar 2024 Last Login 10 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I’m a mum with 2 grown up children. I started childminding to look after my own family and have never looked back! I’ve had lots of experience with children and consider myself kind and patient and offer a safe, comfortable home from home. We visit lots of baby groups, parks, play centres and the library with other childminders so the children have the opportunity to socialise with other children. I have lots of lovely references from past families.
I take 5 weeks unpaid holiday each year. I work Monday to Thursday, start at 7.30am and finish at 5.30pm.

My Experience

I have 20 years childminding experience. I am registered with Ofsted and hold current certificates in First Aid, Child Protection and Safeguarding.

My Qualifications

Introducing Childminding Practice
Paediatric infant & Child First Aid Level 3
Child Protection for Childminders
FGM Recognising and Preventing
Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation
Channel General Awareness
Food Safety
Communication, Language and Literacy Development
EYFS Planning and Awareness
EYFS Progress Checks at age 2
Fire Safety for Childminders

My Availability

I usually take 5 weeks unpaid holiday per year.
I do not offer wraparound childcare.

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After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/03/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£45 per day
£30 half day (5 hours)

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
15 November 2022
10 January 2017 - Good
30 April 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Child Protection (added 22/09/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 01/06/2022)
  • Reference: Certificate of Excellence (added 26/08/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 20/08/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 20/08/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 20/08/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 20/08/2020)
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  • DBS Check (added 20/08/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Dawn. 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.

My daughter has just turned 2 and has been going to dawn since she was 9 months old, she has gone from a timid little baby to a happy, confident & bubbly toddler. Dawn has really brought her out of her shell and put my mind at ease, she has always been like another nanny to my baby, providing a safe environment, lots of love and taking her on adventures which she tells me all about when she gets home. She especially enjoys little explorers where she can sing and dance and she has made a little best friend at dawns. I cannot thank or recommend dawn enough we will miss you so much xx

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by Avatar for Drich Drich about Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 13/12/2023

Response by Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 13/12/2023:

Thank you for the lovely review! We are all going to miss our little friend so much especially her singing! I’m sure she’s going to love nursery and will make so many new friends x

What I can I say about Dawn other than amazing!!! My little boy came to dawn at 11 months old till he was 3, it always felt like a home from home environment. Dawn takes the kids to playgroups and does regular activities they are always stimulated and developing. I loved the way throughout the day we got pictures of what my little boy was doing with him looking so happy. My little boy loved going and his development was amazing counting doi f his colours ect but all through fun and play. I cannot recommend Dawn enough if you want a kind caring childminder who like I said is a real life Mary Poppins then Dawn is the one !! Myself and my son still miss her xxx

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by Avatar for Lindsey Lindsey about Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 29/03/2023

Response by Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 30/03/2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We all miss our smiley little friend. I know he’ll really enjoy nursery and his next little adventure x

Dawn looked after my daughter from 10 months old to nearly 3 years old. Dawn has been amazing, my daughter went out to a different play group every day with her and we loved hearing all the stories of her day when we picked her up. I felt comfortable leaving my daughter with dawn as I knew she would be safe. Dawn also made sure that she sent me photos of her during the day which I found really comforting as I could see she was happy in her care.

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by Avatar for Rachael Rachael about Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 09/01/2023

Response by Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 09/01/2023:

Thank you Rachel for the review. The house is so quiet without our beautiful Miss Chatterbox! We miss her so much but know she will love her time at Nursery x

I can’t recommend Dawn enough. After a spending so much of his early life in lock down, she was the perfect person to look after our little boy. Dawn’s kindness and compassion for the children she cares for is apparent from the second you meet and see her with the children she cares for. She cares for each of the children like her own and our little boy has come on so much in her care- he often tells us Dawn says that! Every morning I’ve dropped my little boy off I’ve felt confident that he’s in an environment that he is happy and comfortable in. He’s always out and about going to different groups, play centres and parks- no two days are the same. Now that our little boy is a chatter box we love hearing what he’s done with his day- it’s true what they say ‘out of the mouths of babes’ he’ll tell you himself that he loves Dawn. Thank you Dawn for being such an important part of our lives. See you for baby number 2.

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by Avatar for hsmith hsmith about Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 14/03/2022

Response by Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 15/03/2022:

Thank you Hannah for the lovely review. I’ve so enjoyed looking after Hughie and watching his confidence grow. We’ll all miss him but know he’s ready for a new adventure xx

My daughter has been going to Dawn for around 2 and a half years and will be staying on instead of going to nursery. Dawn is a warm and caring person who treats the children as she would her own and my daughter absolutely loves her. She has a wide variety of resources for the children to play and learn. Dawn takes the children to various places outdoors and indoors. My daughter will often ask if she is going to Dawn's on the days she isn't which speaks volumes. I would recommend Dawn to anyone.

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 26/08/2020

Response by Avatar for Dawn Dawn on 26/08/2020:

Thank you Emma for the lovely review. I’m so pleased Zara is staying with me for another 12 months! The fun we’ll have!! 😂❤️

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