Childminder in Keighley
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Female Member since Sep 2016 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 16 May 2021
Qualified OFSTED registered provider with over 25 years experience. My name is Suzanne I am a mature married mum to two boys, one of whom is away at University studying
BA (HONS) in Primary Education with QTS.
We share our home with our Golden Retriever called Poppy.
I live in a detached house situated on a quiet cul-de-sac.
I have a safe & secure back garden & have daily access to a small playground situated just in front of my house.
I have a purpose built playroom/ family room, where children can be active, explore, imagine and relax.
I am a qualified early years provider with over 25 years experience working with children from 0-11 years. I have worked in a pre school setting (my role Deputy Manager and Manager) & primary school (my role Nursery Nurse in reception class) I now enjoy running my own childminding business. I have lots of experience working with children with special needs and their families.
My Aim is...
•Promoting learning through play
•Provide a secure, safe and happy environment
•Promote positive relationships and work in partnership with parents.
•Provide healthy snacks and meals.
•Provide activities to promote positive relationships within their local community, e.g, local playgroups, music & movement classes, parks, soft play centres, shops, cafe, museums and nursery/school transition days.
•NNEB( Nursery Nurse )
•NVQ Level 4 in Children's Care, Learning
•Level 3 Paediatric First Aid.
•Level 3 BTEC/City & Guilds Community Care
All certificates & documents can be viewed at my setting, e.g DBS, Ofsted registration, childcare qualifications & level 3 Paediatric first aid.
I have also attended the following courses
•Lead Practitioner Safeguarding Children
•Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect
•Autistic Spectrum Disorder
•Risk Assessment for Managers
•Marketing & Public Relations.
Webinar CPD EYFS training
•Communication & Language
•The Role of the SENCO
•On The Spot Planning
•Health & Self Care
•EYFS Learning & Development requirements.
•Teaching Boys & Girls
•Working With Other Professionals
•Music & Movement
•Children’s Starting Points
•Transition To School
•2 Year Old Progress Check
• Coronavirus Health & Safety
• Coronavirus Risk Assessment
I am open for 45 weeks of the year. I open from 7:30am to 5pm Monday- Thursday & closed on Friday. Any time required outside this can be negotiated.
I offer am, pm or full day sessions.
I offer 3 one hour free stay & play sessions before your child starts once my policies & procedures have been agreed & contracts have been signed.
|Last Updated: 13/03/2021|
- Childminding from £4.30 per hour
I charge per session ( a session is am or pm) Please contact me regarding fees.
Healthy meals, snacks, activities & trips are included in the fees, no extra charge.
Payment is monthly in advance by BACS, New HMRC tax free childcare vouchers, Edenred childcare vouchers, Busy Bees vouchers and Computer share vouchers or Early Years funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.
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.
- DBS Check (added 21/03/2019)
- Exam Certificate: NNEB Level 3 Nursery Nurse (added 21/03/2019)
- Exam Certificate: NVQ Level 4 Childcare (added 21/03/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Level 3 (added 21/03/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 20/03/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for Next Steps Childcare. 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 littlw boy started with Suzanne aged 3 after previously being at a pre school & realising that this wasn't the right setting for him.
I found Suzanne through childcare.co.uk website & arranged a visit soon after. My little boy went for a few settling in sessions which he loved so I took the plunge & signed him up to start Sept 2019.
He found his days there fun & interactive & was also taken out on trips often. Suzanne made him feel very welcome & in a calm setting as he was joining with 3 other children of mixed ages.
Suzanne provides daily updates through messages & photos of what your child is doing during the day, which puts you at ease & is lovely to see.
He flourished in the fantastic environment he was in & my only regret was that I didnt find Suzanne any sooner in his life.
If you are looking for a happy, stimulating setting for your child then look no further.
Our baby girl began her settling in sessions with Suzanne at only 7months and straight away we felt relaxed and at ease knowing how well she was been cared for. Suzanne has a very kind and caring approach aswell as being flexible, spontaneous and fun!
In just over a couple of months Suzanne has quickly picked up her routine, tried various different new foods and helped develop her gross and fine motor skills through fun interactive activities.
Suzanne gives us updates throughout the day and understands the importance of regular communication with parents. We go to work looking forward to receiving text messages and pictures!
Suzanne came highly recommended and we certainly feel lucky to have got the right child care for our baby girl. Returning to work wasn’t an easy step but Suzanne has definitely made it much easier. She is very nurturing, professional and most importantly...fun!
Response by Next Steps Childcare on 15/06/2019:
Thanks for my amazing review. As you can probably tell I love my job. It’s such a pleasure to be part of your child’s learning journey & working in partnership with her family. I look forward to watching her grow & develop by giving her lots of different learning opportunities both in side & outside. Receiving reviews like yours makes me happy & realise that I’m doing a good job. I have worked in the Early Years sector for over 25 years in various setting, primary school & pre school but running my own childminding business enables me to give your child a lot more opportunities to develop & learn in a family environment & also provide learning opportunities in her local community through playgroups, parks, museums, soft play centres, cafe & play dates with other local childminders & the children in their care.
Thanks again, Suzanne.x🤗😁x
Excellent childminder! My little boy loves going to Suzanne’s. Going back to work isn’t easy but finding Suzanne made this a lot easier for me. My little boy is always exploring something new with all the different activity’s she plans. I couldn’t recommend anyone better. Really happy!
Response by Next Steps Childcare on 14/06/2019:
Aww thanks Jodie for taking the time to write a review. I love looking after Bobby, he has such a love nature. It’s so wonderful to watch him develop & grow from a baby to an inquisitive toddler.
My little boy has been cared for by Suzanne for the past 5 weeks. He absolutely loves going and is always excited in the morning when he knows he is going. With the help Suzanne's settling in sessions he settled in straight away and he's never not wanted to be left. She has a lovely set up with lots of fun toys and a play area just outside her house. She sends you pictures through the day and gives you updates of what they have been getting up to which is nice. My son is very happy going to her and I'm certain any child who visits would feel the same. Highly recommend :-)
My children really enjoy going to Suzanne's. She has great toys and facilities and always has time to play with the children both inside and out. There is a small safe park right outside her house so they can play out on nice days. I would fully recommend her to look after your children.
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