Hi, my name is Claire. I am a fully qualified primary school teacher, having given it up to mind from home and to be with my own children more as they grow (they are currently 18, 19 and 22 years old) - I am OFSTED registered, graded good. I am situated in Bentley, very near to junction 10 m6, and so am well placed for commuters to and from Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, The Black Country and Willenhall....I am flexible and will work hours to suit...please get in touch.. my business name is Chicks Childminding ;)
I thoroughly enjoy my work, watching children learn and develop through the experiences I provide is very rewarding....I have a fantastic working relationship with all my 'parents' and they would all recommend my work if required. I have been minding for 11 years now, and have never looked back since my change in career
We do have an extremely well-behaved dog, who does not interfere with my child-minding routine, and is kept apart for much of the day.
We have an enclosed rear garden, with separated areas for the dog and the children. We are also currently re-vamping our front drive so that children will be able to make full advantage of this large area too. We have a custom playroom to give children the best experience we possibly can :)
We attend many playgroups and sessions, spending time out and about in our local community. We also attend the local toy library and local library services.
We have lots of toys and resources for all ages, and provide fun activities daily. I keep detailed learning journeys and observation files for all under 5's, in line with the new EYFS / early years regulations.
I can offer government funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds :)
My middle daughter is my apprentice, who works with me full time, I find this enhances the service we can provide, an extra pair of hands never goes amiss :)
Here at Chicks Childminding I strive to make my setting a fun and safe place to be.
11 years childminding - experience of all age groups and backgrounds.
3 years primary teaching
3 of my own children (now all grown up)
Insured by Morton Michel (full public liability)
First aid (paediatric) completed and up to date
Degree with hons in Primary Education
Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, learning and development (CCLD)
Child Protecton Level 1 & 2
Child safety & CAF
Behaviour Management course (I have previously minded children with ADHD and autism)
Health & safety course
Food Hygiene Level 1 & 2
plus lots of other varied courses attended, provided by Early Years in Walsall
Before and after school (County Bridge primary pick up and drop off only as I don't drive) - working hours are VERY flexible, but normally 730 am to 530/6 ish.. 2 vacancies for under 8s; 2 for over 8s
**spaces are currently VERY limited, please enquire**
We have school holiday vacancies for school age children. Full days and half days. During school holidays I offer a "drop and shop" service for 10 pounds per 3 hour session :) this is for over 8's only, if under 8 then spaces are limited to current vacancies, however I am quiet during school holidays as a lot of my current children are term-time.
I may also consider babysitting evenings/weekends in your own home or in a hotel for a special occasion, such as a wedding etc (check rates below) My 18 year old daughter (who is also crb checked and my assistant) is also available to babysit.. her rates are much cheaper than my own for this service as it is preferred that children be in bed on arrival.. please feel free to enquire :)
Please contact me to discuss your exact requirements, and find out if I can help you. I aim to be as flexible as you need :)
|Last Updated: 06/02/2018|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
CHILDMINDING RATES PER CHILD:
15 hour term time only funded places for 2 3 and 4 year olds are FREE.. I will also offer the 30 hour funded hours... please message me for further information
4.00 per hour before 6pm (minimum 3 hours per day)
10 pounds per hour after 6pm
35 pounds per full day (8-9 hours approx, not to include any unsociable hours)
Saturdays/Sundays 8.00 per hour (minimum 3 hours - before 6pm, 10 pounds per hour after)
All meals, snacks and drinks are included in fees
BABYSITTING RATES PER FAMILY:
10 pounds per hour ~ in your home only, max 3 children! limited availability, Minimum 3 hours + travel cost home if more than 10 minutes from mine :)
Hotel-sitting £100 from 7pm until checkout.. not to include cost of room, or travel expenses which would need to be negotiated.
Alternatively enquire about the possibility of my assistant babysitting :)
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at County Bridge Primary School
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Hi, I used Claire for around a year to mind my little ones. She is helpful and friendly, and always ready to help. She opens the door every morning with a great big smile, and the kids love her. She was professional and reliable, having very little time off. My children were happy to go every day, and always seemed to have plenty to talk about when they got home. I would definitely recommend her services.
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