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Childminder in St Albans

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 30 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me


My local School is Wheatfields Infants & Juniors. I have limited availability for before and after school places, to include taking to and collecting from school, breakfast and light dinner. I also take and collect to both Busy Bees and Marshalswick Pre-Schools. AT THE MOMEMENT I AM FULLY BOOKED, I WILL ADVERTISE AGAIN SHOULD ANY BECOME UNEXPECTEDLY AVAILABLE, AT THE MOMENT I DO NOT ANTICIPATE THIS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020.
I live with my husband Barry, and my daughter, Amourette who attended the local Secondary School Sandringham and just graduated from university in Kingston, with a 2:1 in Criminology.

Our house is situated within walking distance of the local school Wheatfields, Busy Bees and Marshalswick pre-schools., toddler groups, The Quadrant, 3 parks and The Wick wooded area.

The ground floor of my home is open plan to include a large purpose built playroom with lots of toys and activities for children of all ages, as well as a garden which has decking to provide all year round outdoor play. I believe that children learn best through play with lots of activities including painting, drawing, sticking, gluing, cutting, playdough, singing and dancing, cooking, reading, puzzles, lego, dressing up and role play, camps and picnics, nature walks - just to name a few! I have travel cots in the bedrooms to provide quiet time for sleep, all with individual monitors. Any routines established will be driven by the children's needs and will be flexible to allow for spontaneity.

I provide freshly home made meals and adhere to likes and dislikes to the best of my ability.

My home is a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment, I build positive relationships with the children in my care and make sure their individual physical and emotional needs are met so they can reach their full potential. I would like the children in my care to feel part of the family and thus are valued as a family member.

My Experience

I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder since the year 2000 and my last grading was in December 2017 with GOOD - this report is available to read either online or I can provide you with a copy.

I was originally approached to look after my friend's Son on a part time basis as her childminder had become ill and have never looked back. Indeed the second family I cared for had 2 children and they went on to have two more children, I am still caring for their youngest who attends Wheatfields Junior School.

I love looking after children and enjoy my work. Written References available.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development
CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice
Safeguarding Children - updated every 3 years
Paediatric First Aid - Updated every 3 years
Food Safety for Childminders
Ongoing Training
Food Hygiene Rating 5

Ofsted Grading Good - December 2017.

My Availability

Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, but other times may be negotiable. I work throughout the year and have 4 weeks paid annual holiday which I tend to use in the school holidays - Summer, Easter and Christmas. Any holiday I take outside these 4 weeks would be unpaid.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/11/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

My fees include baby wipes and nappy cream, all healthy meals, snacks and drinks, toddler group visits, craft and play activities. Please contact me for further details.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Janey D. 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.

Janey has given our children a wonderfully warm, affectionate and happy environment over many years. She has always been reliable, professional in her dealings and has made sure the children are cherished - so important for me to have peace of mind when I'm at work. Our children have flourished under her care, and I have been thrilled with the fact they are "minded" in a caring, home-from-home approach.
I heartily recommend Janey!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for frhm frhm about Avatar for Janey D Janey D on 19/03/2013

On having my first daughter, I was lucky enough to have a very close family friend who was a trained Nanny and registered childminder so without any thought at all, I used this individual to look after my daughter when I returned to work who wouldn't, the children grow up knowing one another and accept them as family and you have no trust issues and you share the same values, everyone commented on how lucky I was.

However when my eldest started school it became apparent that logistically my fantastic arrangement would no longer be suitable, like all parents I had sleepless nights about leaving my children with a stranger, would they settle, would that individual share my values on how to bring up my children could I trust them to do so when my back was turned etc, etc. Then quite by chance I met Jane at a children's party and in a group of adults was discussing my need for a new child minder, Jane mentioned that she would have places available due to a family moving away and with some trepidation we agreed to a meeting and a visit.

My youngest child would be with Jane for 3 days a week and from the very first moment that she walked in to Jane's house, she made herself at home, sat down on the floor and started playing with the toys, she chatted away to Jane like she had known her for years and in that first 30 seconds I knew that I had found the childminder I had wished for.

I have never looked back and have seen it as the best decision I have ever made for my children, if they can't be with family then Jane is as close to that as I am ever going to get, my children adore her and my eldest cannot wait for the school holidays so that she can go to Jane's.

They are cared for and loved in a family setting that caters to their every whim and fancy, Jane has energy and patience beyond anybody else I know and the children love her for it.

In short if you are looking for a childminder, then look no further as you have found gold.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for JL22 JL22 about Avatar for Janey D Janey D on 12/03/2013

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  • 5 stars Overall

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