I am a Ofsted registered Childminder.
I also offer babysitting services and live in Winton. I am a kind, friendly and caring person and offer a warm, home from home and fun environment for children to learn and grow in.
I trained as a dancer, community worker and community administrator and after this I took some time out to bring up my children and train to become a childminder. I have two little boys (10) and (8) who love to have other children here of all ages to bond and play with.
I have always had a passion for seeing children develop and before I became a childminder I have had over 10 years hands on experience looking after my own two children and numerous friend’s children which I have loved.
My husband is a teacher and is also an amazing cook and loves to create all sorts of wonderful dishes including his speciality, healthy, home made pizza and home made breads.
Our house is smoke and pet free and cleaned to the highest standard with a level 5 environmental health rating from Salford City Council.
There is a designated children's play and learning room, open plan dining area and kitchen and a lovely cosy sitting room where the children can relax.
Outdoor play is very much encouraged and I have a spacious secure garden complete with slides, play house, grass and decking area and plenty of plants to explore! We also have various push bikes and cars and other outdoor toys.
There are lots of exciting activities that children of all ages can take part in including, sand play, water play, sing time, painting, drawing, craft activities, phonics and number play, movement and dancing, mark making, cooking and baking, music time, dressing up and role play, reading, model making. I am happy to work with parents and children to explore what children's interests are and provide appropriate activities.
Healthy food plays a big role in my setting and I offer home made meals along with an abundance of different fruit and vegetables. I love to incorporate cooking into children's learning and encourage them to take part in cooking and baking as well as self serving and laying the table/helping to tidy up after meal time.
I am happy to cater for any special dietary requirements your child may have and I have got a Basic food hygiene level 2 certificate.
I have a great understanding of the Early years foundation (for children under the age of 5) which will help your child to develop and grow into happy confident children, in a safe and caring environment.
I love to explore the great outdoors with children and outings include local parks, stay and play sessions, libraries, The Lowry, Museum of science and industry, Manchester art gallery, Manchester museum and cinemas.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal visit to have a chat.
Ofsted registered Childminder. I have also voluntarily looked after numerous friends children as well as my own two boys.
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding / child protection training
Quality provision for two year olds
Basic food hygiene level 2
Observation, assessment and Planning training course
Registered with the Information Commisioners office
Hold up to date public liability insurance
I have availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I am also available for week night babysitting (7 pm onwards), Occasional weekend and overnight babysitting work also.
|Last Updated: 14/01/2022|
- Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
£46 / £48 per day for childminding depending on times
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- First Aid Certificate (added 07/05/2021)
- UK Passport (added 07/05/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid certificate (added 28/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Safer food handler award level 2 (added 01/09/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid certificate (added 01/09/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Developing children's learning (added 01/09/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Understanding and working with the eyfs (added 01/09/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Recording children's development (added 01/09/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Leading and managing a childminding setting (added 01/09/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Safeguarding children (added 01/09/2017)
- UK Passport (added 01/09/2017)
- DBS Check (added 01/09/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 01/09/2017)
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Sophie has been looking after our little girl now for just over 6 months both as her Childminder 3 days a week and doing occasional babysitting here and there. She is honestly everything we hoped we would find in a Childminder and more. She has a genuine love and care for the children in her care, and the effort, thought and detail she puts into how she plans her days and the Activities for the kids means our little girls beams with excitement when we tell her she’s off to Sophie’s for the day. She absolutely loves her! Her development (speech in particular) has come on leaps and bounds since she started being in Sophie’s care. She communicates regularly with videos, pictures and texts about all the goings on throughout the day, which for me is a massive thing and something we really appreciate. And from these it’s so clear to see why our little girls speech is so good, the way Sophie uses repetition and speaks to the kids in an adult way to encourage their speech. But also how the kids interact with her you can tell they love her. I could honestly write so many amazing things about Sophie - from the food she provides right through to the daily handovers. When we began looking for a an appropriate childminder we wanted someone who would be an extension of our family and and she is exactly that. As well as being an amazing childcare provider we consider her our friend, and she’s always so lovely and chatty. Her little boys are the sweetest and take active involvement with all the kids she looks after which I think is just great. Our little girl adores them both. We are so grateful to have you Sophie 😀
Sophie came round to babysit for my two boys on a Saturday evening. It was the first time they had been left with someone who wasn’t a family member, and they were a little nervous. Sophie was warm and friendly from the start; she came round a week or so before to meet the boys and have a chat about their interests. From then on they couldn’t wait for her to come at the weekend! Sophie arrived promptly and got straight into story time. Whilst we were out I received a very reassuring text message that all was well and the boys were asleep. Sophie was very professional with excellent communication from start to finish, and now the boys can’t wait for her to come back again.
My daughter has been going to Sophie for the last 15 months and absolutely loves it. She can’t wait to go each day and I think this is very much due to the environment of learning, fun and activities that Sophie creates. She has developed massively over her time there and they are always out and about seeing things and doing different activities. Sophie creates a very safe and homely environment too. My daughter loves her boys. Sophie also keeps us well updated with how she is doing, what she has eaten etc making us feel informed and confident in the care she is getting. I can’t recommend Sophie and her home highly enough.
My two year old son Leon has been with Sophie two days a week for a year now and I can honestly say he loves it there. She's not just an absolutely amazing childminder who goes above and beyond for the children in her care, but she's just as amazing as a person, a loving, caring, funny, and supportive parent who treats the children as her own and us parents as close friends. She's always keeping us up to date with what Leon gets up to during the day, sending us reassuring pictures and videos, planning fun and educational activities, telling us what he's eaten and how much, and keeps track of his development and what he might need extra help with. We only speak Swedish to Leon at home, but this has not been an issue at all for Sophie who rather embraces that and also our culture by trying to incorporate not just ours but as many cultural activities as she can in the kids' learning. Leon has also made so many friends while staying with Sophie, not just the other children but her own two wonderful boys who absolutely adore Leon, play with him after school, celebrated his birthday with him, and cuddle up with him on the sofa at the end of the day. They keep telling me Leon is like a part of their family, and it warms my heart! So all in all, Sophie is truly the best childminder I could have hoped to find, Leon has grown so much in her care and he's so comfortable with her and her family. Her home is full of fun toys and every day she plans various activities for them: fun crafts, messy play, garden fun, baking, reading stories together, she prepares home cooked meals twice a day, and Leon always comes home smiling, tired but happy, with something he's made that day. I couldn't praise Sophie enough, and we'll try to stay with her for as long as we can. :)
Sophia is an outstanding childminder. She gives children her full attention and makes sure every day is different and packed with fun activities. Children never seem bored, quite opposite, they're always smiling and bursting with excitement. The setting is very homely and clean, and there are good parks around for Sophia to take them out for a walk. Parents are also well looked after with plenty of photos to keep them calm and informed. We feel lucky to find Sophia and her lovely family, in a place where our daughter feels at home!
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