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Childminder in Hartlepool

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2017 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 11 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Before I became a registered childminder in 1995 I worked for the NHS in the Finance Department.

I was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in my last inspection in May 2017.

(I have been awarded an Outstanding grade 3 times now (2006, 2009 & 2017).

I offer a home from home, warm, caring, friendly environment where children are respected and cherished. Children are encouraged to believe in themselves and know 'I'm happy and I'm ok to be me' and be proud of who they are and their differences.

I have an excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and I follow this to further promote childrens development.

The development, well-being and safety of all children in my care is paramount.

I help children develop the skills to be confident, outgoing, adventurous, curious, polite, considerate, caring and help promote their love for learning.

I teach children to be respectful of themselves, of different people, cultures, disabilities, abilities and feelings etc

I offer educational as well as social experiences.

We often go to play groups, parks, museums, farms etc. This is dependent on the children ghat day and their abilities, Likes and dislikes.

My husband is registered with Ofsted to be my emergency assistant and to offer another pair of eyes, ears and hands if needed. He works full time so this is worked around his shift patterns.

I also employ an assistant to help out on 'busy' days.

Both of my assistants are safeguarding and paediatric first aid trained and are DBS checked.

I work closely with parents/carers and I also work in partnership with nurseries, schools and healthcare professionals.

My Experience

I have extensive experience of working with children with additional needs, allergies & illnesses including visual impairment, type 1 diabetes, autism, aspergers, dyslexia, dyspraxia, global development delay, speech & language delay and special diets.
I have also cared for children with Medical needs and take professional advice/training when required.

I practice baby/basic sign language with all babies and children with speech difficulties to assist in their communication skills.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Care, Learning & Education
Level 3 safeguarding
Level 3 signing with babies & young children
Paediatric first aid
Level 2 Autism awareness
Level 1 British Sign Language
(to name a few)

I regularly attend courses and webinars to further develop my working practices and to keep up to date with current legislation.


My Availability

Monday - Thursday 8.00am-5.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My fees are competitive and all-inclusive - please contact me for more details

**No retainer for term-time only contracts

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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Below are the latest reviews for Alison. 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.

Alison is absolutely amazing and my son wouldn't be where he is now without her. He has medical needs and Alison has been fantastic in meeting these and supporting with them. She is supportive of parents anxieties and worries and goes above and beyond. Alison treats the children as part of the family. She engages the children in fun, interesting activities that meet the needs of all ages in her care. Thank you Alison for everything you do.

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by Kirsten about Alison on 20/04/2020

Alison has looked after my 3 grandchildren over the last 8 years. Her care is second to none giving my daughter and son no worries when they go to work.
The boys love going to see Alison and she has given them the confidence to be individuals with the skills she has taught them.
Alison had the boys ready for school, not only with academic knowledge but also the social skills required.
I will always be extremely grateful to Alison for giving my family the best of everything she has. Thank you

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by Jeanette about Alison on 20/04/2020

Alison is an amazing childminder who makes you feel like family the minute you step inside her home. She will keep you up to date with your child’s development and abilities. Alison has always gone above and beyond to care for not only my little girl, but all the other children she cares for. Everyday is a different day in her house and she never fails to keep all children entertained no matter the age. The ages of the children who attend range from infant to teen years and she will always provide a variety of different activities for them all to enjoy. I would recommend Alison’s childminding service to anyone and everyone!

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by Britney about Alison on 20/04/2020

Alison has cared for two of my children over last 10 years (and continues to do so). She really brings the kids along and is excellent at making sure all ages and abilities are entertained and educated. She invests so much time in all her children and offers excellent help and advice when needed. She is trained to a high standard which shows. My kids love her as much as she does them. I am glad my kids have had such a good childminder, i personally prefer this to a nursery setting, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

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by clarke37 about Alison on 20/04/2020

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