4.2 stars (5)

Childminder in Benwick

Babysitter in Benwick

Usually responds within 15 minutes

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2016 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 03 Jun 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

Registered childminder based in our family home in Benwick. Childcare spaces available from September, funded childcare for 2,3 and 4 year olds also accepted.
My name is Jessica Wood, I prefer people to call me Jess. I have a husband called Carl, he works long hours on a farm. We have 4 children, Grace aged 12, Edward aged 10, Milly aged 8 and Charlotte aged 7. Grace attends Cromwell Community College in Chatteris and the others go to Benwick Primary School.

My Experience

Before becoming a childminder, I worked as a teacher in a special school. I have had a variety of teaching jobs, working mainly in early years and with children with special educational needs.

My Qualifications

I am a qualified teacher. (Ba Hons QTS Art and Design)
Paediatric first aid

My Availability

I am flexible with my time for childminding. I am available during term time and in the school holidays by negotiation.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/05/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £3.50 per hour

Childminding starts at £3.50 per child per hour
Babysitting starts at £5.00 per hour
Fees are paid upfront, monthly for childminding.

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 Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 13/03/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Jess. 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 been going to Jess's house for almost a year now. Definitely the best decision we made. You simply can't fault the childcare provided by Jess, her and her family are very friendly and make you feel so welcome my daughter never makes a fuss when being dropped off and is always happy when she's picked up.
Jess has a great attitude towards learning she does a variation of activities with the children and sends regular updates. she regularly sends a reading book home and is pro active with her development milestones.
Jess is very prompt at responding to me or my partner, and is more than flexible with us, my partner drops and picks my daughter up, and on a number occasions he's had to alter the collection time Jess has alway been happy to help.

I could not recommend her enough.

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

by about Jess on 10/03/2020

Jess has looked after my son for over two years and hopefully soon my second child will be going to Jess’s house too.

Jess and her family make you feel welcome, and are very friendly ,in a lovely warm environment. Nothing ever any trouble and Jess will bend over backwards to help you if she can.

Jess always responds to me or my husband usually with in minutes when contacted. Jess updates us while my son in her care with pictures and regular messages. Jess takes my little boy out and about to see Santa , water parks, farms, woodland. Jess also lots of fun activities which help my son develop ready for school.

My little boy loves Jess and her family and others that attend. We totally recommend Jess.

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

by about Jess on 13/02/2020

My daughter has been going to Jess for almost three years. Jess and her family took her in as one of their own, she’s slowly increased from just an afternoon a week to full time over the last three years! Her confidence has improved amazingly. My daughter can be fussy with her eating but Jess always accommodates her and encourages her to explore new foods. My child has had some problems in the last year, and Jess has been a constant support to her and has gone over and above what I would expect from another childcare provider. Jess is extremely flexible, and we mutually fit in with each other’s schedules.

Recently my daughter has surprised me by coming home using makaton, she learnt this after being taught it with Jess. Jess told us that she had recently been on a course and is passing her knowledge on to the children in her care!

My disabled son will be starting with Jess, and my daughter will be joining Jess before and after school. There is no one else I would trust to care for and love my children quite as much as I trust Jess.

Jess gives us a number of different ways to communicate about my daughter, we had chosen to do so via using messaging service which works brilliantly for us!

Jess is the only person we have ever left our disabled son with, and I trust her literally with his life.

We get regular photos and updates, Jess’ house is the best place to be!

I could not recommend this kind, friendly, fun lady enough.

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

by about Jess on 12/02/2020

My son was with Jess for four months. He had never been in a childcare setting before. When we was looking for the right childcare for him, one of our requirements was flexibility. We had two set days and times, but before a contract was signed I asked Jess, if my partner had a hospital appointment and I asked in advance would she be happy to keep hold of my son an hour or so longer on his days. I was told this was no problem at all and she would even be happy to do days that we’re not his allocated days if she was able and to ‘always ask.’ Jess’s childcare is far from flexible. There was one occasion in the whole four months that she had my son outside of scheduled hours. We were never given a reason just told she had plans. Then one day upon asking again if she could do an extra hour, paid hours I should point out. There was no response until a day later and the response was that she had sent an email. The email was a termination of his contract. Again no explanation, no reason. When I politely asked I was told ‘ I do not need to give a reason or discuss further with you.’ Our contracted hours were 8-3:30. On arrival of picking my son up there was never anyone there and I would have to drive round looking for them on the school run. Our hours were then changed without any discussion, communication or change to the contract, to 3:45. So we were paying for an extra 15 minutes a day just because the school run took longer. I had previously offered to change our hours to 8:30-4 but was told no. There was no thought or consideration toward my sons feelings when terminating his contract. He had only just settled there and stopped crying on drop off. These are just a couple of many things that happened during his time there. So if your looking for reliable and flexible childcare this is not the one for you. He has since settled much quicker and happier elsewhere with the flexibility to help us out too!

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
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by about Jess on 12/02/2020

My boys have been with Jess at Jess's house for a while now, I would not have them go anywhere else.
Jess has welcomed them into her family and they have been cared for as though they are one of their own. My boys love coming and it's often difficult to get them out of the door to leave.
Love Jess's house

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

by about Jess on 28/05/2019

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