Childminder in St. Neots

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2017 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 19 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi There, I’m an Ofsted Registered Childminder based a 7 minute walk from Crosshall School. Mother to a 5 and 7 year old, I have a friendly home with a playroom, dining room and lounge (with pop-up tents), large garden with a mini-mud kitchen, bikes, cars, scooters and ride-ons. My children love dressing up so have many outfits too! My family have been based in St.Neots for 6 years, previously moving up from London. We have a home-from-home approach and my children love playing with our mindees!

Until July 2017 I had worked for over 18 years in London managing housing for a University. I worked closely with Hall Managers, health, funding and advice teams in the Student Centre providing advice and care to students of all ages. I took the plunge and changed career to spend more time with my children and to do something that I’ve always loved - teaching and creative craft/messy play and being around kids - no day is the same and we have fun going to playgroups, walking to the park and we love books, reading daily. I follow the EYFS and am a member of PACEY. I am a firm believer in self-development, partake in weekly webinars from Childcare.co.uk and attend the Childminder Conference every other year to develop my skills.

Over a 5-year period my husband and I have had four childminders and with working long hours and commuting, it is fair to say that I’ve a good understanding of full-time working parents and I’m in an interesting position now that I’m a Childminder. I’m very much into working with parents to offer the care they require, have good, educational fun to stimulate the children (and cuddles if they need them) and I provide food and am flexible/ have longer opening hours to fit in with busy lives!

We also have a friendly cat called Charlie which spends his time hiding in our back room, two kittens (Roxy and Draco) who love playing with the children and a husband who still suffers the London commute!

Thank you for reading, I look forward to hearing from you!

Amanda

My Experience

Mother of 2
Babysitting
Childminding from end of October 2017

My Qualifications

Mother of 2
Ready to Mind Course ( including child-protection training)
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Management training courses at the University
BA hons in Classical Civilizations

My Availability

I am currently full but please contact me to check availability.

I have a minimum of three hours a day care (one hour am and two pm or three pm) and a minimum booking of two days booking as it helps with settling in and wellbeing of the child.

I have been approved by Ofsted to have children overnight, but this would not be on a regular basis. My setting is open from 7am-6.30pm. I usually have children from age 1yr+. I only provide wrap-around school care on Mondays and Fridays.
I have different rates for pre-school whole day, nursery children wrap-around care and school age children.

Please note that I intend to take just wrap-around care from September 2020.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.35 per hour

Please contact me directly to discuss fees. Breakfast and snacks included, lunch and evening meal at an extra cost if required. Fees increase in January.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 26/03/2018)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 18/03/2018)

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