Hi, my name is Claire and I am a registered childminder with EYPS & a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I recently obtained Outstanding in my first Ofsted Inspection (May 2012).
I am married with 2 girls who attend Ladymount Primary School and Pre-school. We live about 3 minutes walk away from the school in Pensby. Our house has an open plan kitchen/diner and conservatory playroom that opens out directly on to a safe & secure garden, allowing a continuous provision between indoors & outdoors. All my resources are child height and labelled with photographs to encourage children's independence and confidence.
I have worked in childcare since graduating in 2004 and have always wanted to set up my own childcare business. Having my own 2 children and living in such an ideal house has made childminding the perfect choice for me.
My interests include gardening and other outdoor activities, and we currently grow our own fruit and vegetables. We particularly enjoy cooking and craft; dance and music; messy and active play. These are combined with regular trips out to farms, parks, the beach and many more. I am a keen believer in active learning and following the child's interests in order for them to get the most out of an experience.
I hold a full clean drivers license, however I do enjoy the health benefits and learning opportunities available for children when walking.
I am a PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)member and am fully insured.
In 2007, after graduating with a BA Early Childhood Studies, and working as an acting deputy manager at a private nursery for 0-5year old’s, I moved back to Wirral where I began working at a Nursery and out of school club and studying to gain my Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
“EYPS enables people working with children under the age of five to demonstrate the excellence of their personal practice and their ability to lead the practice of others. Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) is the gold standard for those working with children under the age of five.â€? (Children’s Workforce Development Council 2011)
Whilst here I experienced supervising the playgroup and pre-school rooms as well as the after school and holiday clubs – all with a view to start my own business either as a childminder or opening my own day care.
This allowed me the opportunity to work with children aged 2-11 years including some with additional needs. Whilst here I decided to obtain my ‘CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Playwork’ as my degree focussed on the early years (0-8) and I felt that having an additional qualification to cover the older age range would benefit me in the future.
I devise a learning profile for Under 5’s and offer the opportunity of photo books for older children so their parents can share their childs learning experiences.
I am currently studying for a level 4 qualification in child psychology.
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Early Years Professional Status
Introduction to Childcare Practice (home based)
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Playwork
Wirral Biz Business Start Up Course
And a large number of short courses/training days on e.g;
Autism, Health & Nutrition, Health & Safety, Top Tots (physical education), Encouraging Language Development, Food Safety, Getting Outside and many more.
I have also completed an introductory course in British Sign Language and a practical intensive course on Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
I am available Monday – Friday, and will consider occasional weekend childminding. My usual opening hours are from 8am – 6pm, but I am happy to vary these wherever possible to accommodate your working needs.
I am also available for babysitting evenings or weekends.
Please give me a call or email to arrange a visit or to request an information pack. References can be given on request and I have feedback from parents whose children I have looked after in the past.
|Last Updated: 16/09/2019|
My fees are inclusive of all healthy meals and snacks which are freshly prepared by myself;
Hourly Rate for up to (&including) 3 hours = £4.50 - 4.95ph (depending on number of days booked)
Hourly Rate for 4 continuos hours or more = £3.75ph
Full Day in school hols (school age children) = £30
Sibling discount available for school aged children during the holidays. Please call or email me for further details.
Babysitting; £8 per hour up to 3 children & before midnight.
£10 per hour 4 children+ & after midnight.
My Local Schools
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Claire has been childminder for my 21 month old daughter Leah for the past two monthsÂ¤ I am very impressed with her professionalism, creativity and warmth. My daughter is very happy to go to claires and I can always tell what a stimulating and fun day she has had when I collect her. Claire is one of those people who has an excellent attention to detail and. I never worry about her when she is with Claire as I know Claire will deal with anything that comes up! I would definately reccomend Claire to other parents iwithout any hesitation.
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