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Childminder in Salford

Babysitter in Salford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2017 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 20 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

I am a Ofsted registered Childminder.
I also offers 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 initially trained as a dancer and will share my knowledge in dance workshops with the kids with fun music and easy movements. I then trained as a community worker and community administrator and after this took some time out to bring up my children and train to become a childminder. I have two little boys (8) and (6) 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 6 years’ hands on experience looking after my own two children and numerous friend’s children which I have loved.

My husband 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 are currently in the process of building a mud kitchen and plant growing area for children to enjoy and learn from. 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 and come and have a look around.

My Experience

Ofsted registered Childminder. Over the last 6 and a half years I have also voluntarily looks after numerous friends children as well as my own two boys.

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered
DBS checked
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

My Availability

I have full time childminding hours available and availability for week night babysitting (730 onwards), Occasional weekend and overnight babysitting work also.

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Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 13/07/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£42 per day 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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  • 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)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/09/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Shoaps23. 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.

Sophie is the best childminder that my son has ever had. My son is very happy when he is with Sophie.

Sophie’s house is clean which I really like. You cannot smell dirty nappies or any bad odour from her house. This is rare for me as I have seen other settings which disappointed me.

Sophie is very caring. I can see that Mason is at ease and calm with her. I can say this because I have left my son with a different minder and he did not like it. Yes, my son knows the other minder as she is a family friend that he sees most of the time.

Sophie has loads of activities for the kids! I know that my son would learn a lot when I leave him there. She sends me photos and updates throughout the day so I know what they are doing.

My son also learnt how to eat cucumbers and all the other healthy foods. He is only 20 months old and could eat fruit and veggies on his own.

It also helps that her children are very kind, caring and sweet. They even say ‘I love you’ to my son when he is going home and very excited to see him the next day.

I happily drive extra 20 minutes every day to drop off my son to Sophie. I have waited for a few months before my son could have a place. Good thing I have messaged her again to double check and she had a space.

It is home away from home. If you are in search of a childminder just message her :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Mia about Shoaps23 on 09/11/2019

I was recommended Sophie by a friend and I can see why . Sophie creates such a warm and inviting environment that I had no qualms about dropping off my 19 month old son for the first time. She has two lovely boys who are also just so hands on which I see as such an advantage from a developmental point of view . When I picked up my son he was having some amazing home cooked food and already on his second helping ! Really happy , thank you Sophie !

Highly recommended!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Schana about Shoaps23 on 20/08/2019

We’ve only just Sophie once so far but the kids loved her and had a great time. It was their first babysitting experience.
She came round to meet us one night prior to the booking to make sure we were all happy with each other and so the kids felt comfortable.
On our night out I felt totally comfortable and didn’t feel the need to check in. Although Sophie sent me updates.
Highly recommended.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Holmsey about Shoaps23 on 25/07/2019

Sophie has looked after our 3.5 year old and 10 month old a couple of times now and is really great with both of them! Extremely helpful and accommodating and reliable! Cannot say enough good things! Look forward to her services in future!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Pete about Shoaps23 on 21/01/2019

We started using Sophie last year and my little girl loves her. She is very accommodating for her allergies and includes her in everything. Sophie is also great at doing various activities, outings and keeping the children engaged and curious. She is brilliant at being flexible around my wife's shifts too. We are so happy to have found her and know she will continue to help our little girls development and keep her happy and safe.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Bexncat about Shoaps23 on 08/01/2019

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