4 times Ofsted OUTSTANDING Childminder on Bure Park, Bicester.
In the past I have used a childminder myself so understand the importance of the momentous decision about where to place your most precious bundle of joy.
I am married to Steve and we have 2 children, Jake and Holly and we have a West Highland terrier called Kazy and a Westiepoo called Bella. Jake is a Sports Therapist and works with the lady’s and youth teams at Oxford United. He also teaches Combined Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with his club, Inspire Jiu Jitsu and Holly works at Bicester Village.
I have been childminding in Bicester since 2001. Before becoming a childminder I was a SNCO Statistical Analyst in the Royal Air Force for 17 years. I cater for school runs to Bure Park Primary School and Bubbles Pre-school on the nearby Southwold estate.
I regularly attend a child orientated First Aid course and Specialist Safeguarding course and are CRB checked as required by Ofsted. In July 2004 I completed a 2-year college course to achieve my CACHE level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice (CCP).
In July 2007 I completed my evaluation training to become an Accredited Childminder, able to offer Early Years Entitlement (EYE) and receive government nursery vouchers for the 15 hours free early education for all 3 year olds and if you are entitled, I offer the 30 hours which began in September 2017. In April 2013 I completed my evaluation training to also offer funded Two Year Old Entitlement (TYE) which is available to children meeting certain criteria from September 2013.
I have also attended a wide variety of courses, seminars and workshops for which the certificates are in my portfolio.
Ofsted “Outstanding” Education, care and skills 2019/2020
Ofsted "Outstanding" Education, care and skills 2015/2016
Ofsted "Outstanding" Education, care and skills 2008/2009
Ofsted "Outstanding" Education, care and skills 2006/2007
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Trio Childcare Connections ltd Approved and Accredited Childminder
Early Years Entitlement
Two Year Old Entitlement
CACHE level 3 certificate in Childminding Practice
Specialist Safeguarding Course
Chartered Institute for Environmental Health - level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering
Afro Caribbean Finger Foods
Signing to Support Language Development
Promoting Positive Behaviour
A Healthy Child
Playing with Maths
Development of Speech, Language and Communication
Planning for Birth to Three
Welcoming children with SEN in home learning environments
Welcoming children with SEN in home learning environments - Language
Welcoming children with SEN in home learning environments - Play
Step inside the EYFS
EYFS Physical Development
Long, Medium and Short-Term Planning
Every Child A Talker
Promoting Early Years Mental Health
Safeguarding Children - Child Protection
Introducing Young Children to Festivals and Cultures around the world
Play ideas for over 5's
Playing whatever the weather
Sharing the journey, helping children cope with separated families
Playwork Principles and Fun Ideas for Children Aged 4-12 Years
The Play Doctors Training & Consultancy:
Sight Awareness Training Workshop
Footsteps Volunteer Tutor
Disability, Equality and Inclusion in play and childcare certificate
Vale Early Years interagency programme - competent learner course
South Early Education, Childcare and Playwork Interagency Training Programme
A Strong Child
Cherwell District Council registration of a food business establishment
Characteristics of Effective Learning Training
3 Prime Areas Training for the new EYFS
2 year old entitlement training
Early Years Tracking Tool
My normal opening hours are 7.30am – 6pm, Monday - Thursday & 7.30-5pm on a Friday
I do not work Bank Holidays and therefore no fee is applied.
|Last Updated: 01/10/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Hourly rate £5.00
Snacks, drinks, toddler groups, outings and all craft activities.
Fees do not include:
Meals, nappies or wipes, suncream.
Absence due to childminder sickness or holiday No Fee
Absence due to parent/child sickness or holiday Full Fee
Invoices will be issued at least 5 working days before the end of the month and payment is due in my account by the 31st of that month.
All fees are payable in advance.
Payment can be made by cash or direct into my bank account or by voucher scheme.
I accept all types of childcare vouchers.
If your child is required to attend playgroup, nursery or preschool and i drop-off and pick-up then full fees are still applied.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Bure Park Primary School
- Inspection Report: Ofsted Report Sept 2020 (added 05/02/2020)
- Inspection Report (added 03/07/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2019)
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