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Jo z

Childminder in Margate

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Female Member since May 2009 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 17 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
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
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi, my name is Jo, I have been childminding for over 18 years, based in Westbrook. I offer a friendly and stimulating environment for all ages and stages of development , we are close to main bus routes, and offer an extensive range of equipment and very large outdoor area.

This is a family run setting, I work with my husband paul and daughters shannon and Abbie and Son Jay who are my assistants and are all trained in first aid and safeguarding, and crb/dbs checked.

I am an eligible childminder which enables us to offer free child care spaces for 2yr olds and 3 to 4 year olds for up to 15hrs/30 hrs. Please feel free to ring for a visit or if you have any questions.

we collect from Garlinge primary Unfortunatly I don't currently do drop off's at this schools as they have a breakfast club.

We have experience with children under speech and language and I have completed my level one in BSL sign language training which the children enjoy learning.

We run at fully capacity most of the time so your child will make many different friends, each child's interests are catered for and activities planned around this to enable individual learning.

Each child has their own learning and development tracker to show you what age and stage of development they are working at and progressing to.

My Experience

I have 27 years of child care experience, I worked in a nursery as a nursery nurse for two years, then i was a nanny for 2yrs with one family and 5 years with the other. Throughout my working career my own family was growing and eventually stopped at 5, my eldest is 25 and my youngest is 15yrs, 4 girls and 1 boy. I have been childminding for 18yr's and really enjoy my job, it is very rewarding when you see how well the children develop.

I received an outstanding grade on my last two inspections. Inspected recently Feb 2020 received an overall Good with outstanding areas.on the new framework.

My Qualifications

I am NNEB qualified, I also hold a ccp in childminding practise, Safeguarding children, first aid, EYFS training for pre-school learning, BSL level one exam 101 and 102.

I am able to offer funded spaces 15hrs and extended 15hrs for 2yr old and 3/4 year olds, and except childcare vouchers.

Training is attended on a regular basis to uphold childcare standards.

My Availability

school holidays. Mon--Thurs. 7.30-5.45pm

Garlinge afterschool care offered Mon--Thur

My working hours.

Mon - Thurs 7.30/8 - 5.30

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Pre-school from £5Hr includes snacks and most outings.with exception of zoo and wingham, a payment plan is available for passes. ( Although currently we are not attending due to covid outbreaks)

Pre-school children receiving funding £5 hr for wrap around care.

School age and under 3's pre school needing all year round care £4.50 Hr includes snacks

School age Term time only children £5 Hr

School holiday only children £5 Hr includes all outing costs

Sibling discount of 50p an hr offered for oldest sibling.

Half fee offered for two weeks a year for full time children who do 20hrs or more a week. not available if your payments of divided over the year.

Please bring a pack lunch for pre-schooler's and school holidays, I am afraid we are unable to provide meals but if your child finishes after 5pm I would be happy to re-heat a meal provided by yourselves.

Min two hr's fee applies for after school collections.

Min 5 hrs a day in school holidays.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
6 February 2020
20 July 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 17/04/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 23/10/2020)
  • Inspection Report (added 17/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report (added 17/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report (added 17/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report (added 17/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 09/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 09/01/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 09/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jo z. 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.

The knowledge jo has and provides to not only the children but us parents is invaluable, my little girl was off for a long time through covid but jo put in the extra time and effort to make sure she was fully prepared for a smooth transition from child minders to school. I’m very much looking forward to my youngest starting with jo in the new year and watch him blossom as my little girl did with the love, care and education provided by jo and incredible helpers.

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by Avatar for Kayleigh Kayleigh about Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 19/04/2022

Jo is just amazing! It only seems like yesterday we went to visit her for the first time, it was infact 9 years ago! Both of our children have grown up with jo as a normal part of their daily life! I could not recommend jo enough! We will miss them all! No longer the childminder, now a friend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for ross ross about Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 14/04/2022

Jo has been absolutely amazing as a childminder to my two children.
They have flourished whilst being under her care and I would highly recommend her!

She is so caring and loving towards all the children, as if they were her own- providing a stimulating home from home setting.
She provides fantastic learning activities to suit all the children's abilities.
There is always lots of fun to be had with Jo- To anyone who is lucky enough to get a space, ENJOY :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lottie Lottie about Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 12/09/2021

My little boy has been going to Jo for 1.5 years and my baby girl will definitely be heading to her when needs must.
Jo has a wonderful Ora about her, the moment I went for a viewing I knew this would be perfect for my little boy. Everything was organised and clean and they embark in activities everyday as well as balancing quiet time. Jo has been spot on about my boy from the off, seen his needs and helped me work on them. She has also noticed his gifted abilities in core subjects and helped me understand his qualities.
I’m sad to be leaving but looking forward to experiencing this journey again with my daughter.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 01/02/2021

My son has been with Jo after school for over a year now, they are a lovely family and their home is a beautiful setting for the children. My son adores both Jo and Paul and has always been very happy in their care. Jo has even gone as far as giving us some advice with home issues from her years of experience which I very much appreciate and I would whole heartedly, 100% recommend them.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for KatieMat KatieMat about Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 08/10/2020

Response by Avatar for Jo z Jo z on 08/10/2020:

Thankyou for your lovely review, it has been an absolute pleasure. Goodluck for the future. Jo and paul.

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