5 stars (4)

Childminder in Oxford

Babysitter in Oxford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2017 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 20 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Childminding Agency Registered
Emergency Babysitter

About Me

Registered!!
CHILDMINDER AVAILABLE 2019
Hello,
My name is Linda and I am a mum to 4 fantastic children aged 18,16,13 and 8 years of age. I am also married and live in the outskirts of Oxford. I am currently working as a TA in a local Foundation stage class within a local semi rural primary school. I have extensive experience in caring for children of all ages and enjoy their company. I have a large garden, with lots of outdoor play equipment which is very safe and private.

I also have some dogs called cavachons (very small breed of King charles spaniel/bichon), they are extremely friendly and love nothing more than giving and receiving hugs and kisses-although they will be kept away from the children in an enclosed area (outhouse buildings) during opening hours.

I enjoy the theatre and everything associated with the arts, so lots of singing and dancing and being silly with the children :)

I can provide a collection and drop home service if required (if timings work for my setting) for an extra fee. (TBC)

Please enquire for childminding rates!

Babysitting rates £10phr

I aim to offer fantastic home from home care , days trips out to local family centres, soft play and local parks etc. The benefits of a childminder compared to a day nursery are vast and give children the opportunities for more varied and real life experiences eg, walking around the supermarket looking for food items,going on exciting adventures in the local community, counting, keeping safe in the outside environment and countless more!!
I have high expectations for my childcare business and believe that any family leaving their children under my care will be completely happy and relaxed at work :

I will also be registered to care for children overnight, so you can have that night or weekend away.
I will also have my 18 year old daughter as an assistant during the holidays, who also has a full clear DBS check and will carry out a timetable of dance and drama sessions to keep the children busy and entertained,

Thanks for reading!!

My Experience

I am a CACHE Level 3 trained childcare professional. I have extensive experience of caring for children from newborn to teenagers. I have previously worked as an Ofsted Registered childminder and I am currently in the process of re-registering. I have also worked as a mothers help, and most recently a nursery nurse in a local state run nursery. I have a clear recent DBS check, safeguarding training andI am also a mother myself to 4 children aged 18,16,13 and 8 years all of whom are in full time education. I have a full clean driving licence with access to a vehicle and have a very patient and caring nature

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 diploma in childcare
Paediatric First Aid
Read write inc trained (a phonics programme that schools use to begin the process of reading and handwriting)
DBS check and update service
Epipen trained
Level 2 Food Hygiene
Safeguarding

My Availability

I am available Mon-Fri evenings and also all day Sat/Sun.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 23/10/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

My fee's include nappies and wipes for the younger children. I do provide snacks daily and meals can be arranged. I am open for childcare 7 days a week on request and hours of 7am-7pm also I can be flexible with times if required.
I charge full normal rate for any times the children will not be attending and this includes planned holidays and or sickness.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Childminding Agency Certificate (added 24/08/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent e-Learning Training (added 13/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering (added 13/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare (added 13/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in childcare (added 13/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare (added 13/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare (added 13/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric 1st Aid (added 13/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 15/10/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for KikiD. 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.

We couldn’t be happier with Linda. She is super kind and thoughtful, and our daughter adored her from the very first moment. Linda has treated our daughter as one more member of her family, and that means a lot for us, making us feel super confident everyday. And, she always keeps us updated with the activities of the day ;)
Linda is starting a new project at home as a childminder, and has prepared a beautiful summer house in the garden, that provide a great environment for the kids. Honestly, we couldn’t recommend her enough!!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about KikiD on 17/08/2019

Linda was great, arrived on time, and was very calm and kind around our baby. She made sure our baby was well looked after and messaged us to let us know she was asleep and all was well which was great for reassurance. I would certainly use Linda again and recommend to our friends. Thanks Linda

  • 5 stars Overall

by about KikiD on 23/06/2019

Linda was fantastic with our two little ones (aged 3 and 1) - arrived punctually and has a very natural and kind way with children - already in the first few minutes she had smoothed over a little thing that my 3yo was upset about, and I felt very confident leaving them with her. The next day they were telling me all the fun things they had been doing! Would definitely recommend her as a wonderful babysitter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about KikiD on 18/03/2019

Linda has been babysitting for us for nearly a year now with our 2 and a half year old daughter. As a first time Mum I was quite nervous at the prospect of having an evening out, but Linda clearly has extensive experience with children and put me at ease straightaway. She’s very friendly, reliable and she feels like a friend to us now. She was also great at keeping me up to date with regular texts the first few times! Linda has also been great with our dog, Nancy, and kept her company in the evenings when we’ve been out. Thanks Linda and see you soon!

If you’re looking for a reliable babysitter or childminder that’s great with children - look no further, you’ve found her!

Chanika

  • 5 stars Overall

by about KikiD on 25/10/2018

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