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5 stars (6)

Childminder in Washington

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2018 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 27 Oct 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
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I'm a childcare provider, fully Ofsted registered. I'm 38 and live with my 2 children, Holly 13 and Charlie 10 who atttend Fatfield Academy & biddick academy. we live in a detached house in Mount pleasant, Fatfield. I provide high quality and affordable childcare in a caring environment.

I have completed the introduction to childminding practice course. I run my setting professionally. I believe in working in full cooperation with parents to welcome ideas and encourage learning and development in a homely environment.

As i'm located near James Steel Park, Herrinton park, Washinton Leisure centre and Washington Wildfoul park to name a few, as well as good fresh air and also like participate in messy play, toddler sessions and soft play. This helps to build your child's self confidence, motor skill and above all socialising with other children.

I enjoy spending time with children and encourage play and activities to be centred around EYFS learning goals. Learning journals are used on a daily basis and are handed to parents at the end of each month. To keep you updated with your child's progress and development and to inform you of activities they have taken part in, I will send you picture message and texts to reassure you that your child is happy in a stimulating environment.

My Experience

I previously owned a children's soft play centre, I also ran a youth project offering children free dance sessions and football sessions. I assisted in Busy Bees nursery located in Sunderland for 2 years. I'm from a large family with lots of children and love spending time with them and helping with their development.

My Qualifications

Safeguarding Children & young adults

Awareness of Child Abuse & neglect

Level 2 Food hygiene

Paediatrician First Aid

Equality & diversity

ADHD Awareness

Autism awareness

EYFS level 3 teaching deploma

early years maths

teaching assistant level 2

teaching assistant level 3

My Availability

I'm available 7 days a week and at a time that suits your needs.
I hold a full clean driving licence for pick ups and drop offs as needed.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4. Per hour. Weekend £5 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Little tinkers. 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.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ashleigh to anyone who requires a childminder. My twins have been going to Ashleigh for several years now and I must say they highly enjoy going and always run in the house. Ashleigh’s house is perfectly arranged for children with plenty of things to do, the twins love dressing up there. Ashleigh is very dedicated in what she does and the twins have learnt a lot from her over their time there. Would definitely recommend Ashleigh to anyone!

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by Wilso101 about Little tinkers on 10/06/2020

I highly recommend Little Tinkers, Ashleigh is amazing with baby Sean, he loves going to Little tinkers, always on days out, play days and loves interacting with the other childen. Ashleigh always has everything under control and is great with their learning and development, sending home pictures and its lovely to receive photos of him enjoyong his day.
Ashleigh is a brilliant childminder and is always there when I've needed her, nothing is ever a problem and Sean lights up when he sees her, I really don't know what I'd do without her.
Thank you for everything you've done and we will look forward to seeing you again soon!

Marissa & Sean

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by Marissa about Little tinkers on 20/04/2020

We had our son with Ashleigh since he was 11 months old. I’ve always felt that he’s been in safe hands. He had the opportunity to play with other children in different settings and we thought he developed a lot. He also had a place to nap at her home and a lovely play room! He also loved Patchy the dog! Ashleigh has been really flexible for us. I am now on maternity leave from work. My plan was originally to continue having my son with Ashleigh on a weekly basis however under the current circumstances we decided to keep him home. We thank Ashleigh so much for taking care of him and absolutely want to return to her in the future once I am back at work. Thank you Ashleigh!

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by Andy about Little tinkers on 10/04/2020

I am currently at university studying for my degree and my partner works full time. With my first child he went into early years from 2 years, he did not have a very good experience at all. He got bullied, singled out, the classroom had 30 children to 2 teachers and it's was awful! With my now 2 year old caben I decoded to take the plunge and try a child minder as I wanted caben to have more one to one but still being around other little ones, and this is when I met Ashleigh.

Ashleigh is incredible woth caben and he loves her so much, he asks for her everyday and that makes me so happy. You can see when they are together they have an amazing bond and she loves the children as if they were her own. Everyday there is something new to do, crafts, messy play, parks, soft plays, museums the lost goes on. She is like a real life superwoman!!

To be able to have the confidence to leave your child with someone at the age of 2 that you can trust is something that doesn't come easy, but Ashleigh made the whole process so easy for me and caben and I just could recommend her enough. She will go above and beyond for my little boys and that what you want from a childmind! She is incredible!!

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by kirstieg about Little tinkers on 31/03/2020

Response by Little tinkers on 31/03/2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing review! It really does mean so much. I really appreciate it. Caben is a lovely loving little boy, a pleasure to look after xx

I can honestly say you are a godsend! Nothing is ever too much hassle for you, you constantly think of new ways to entertain Nevaeh, you are always coming up with fun activities, crafts and taking the kids out on outings. You have a great relationship with my daughter, which is evident every morning I open the front door, you re always greeted with a smile from Nevaeh from ear to ear! Nevaeh has come on leaps and bounds being in your care and everyday she surprises us with something new she's learned! I also love the personal approach you give by sending me photos of her throughout the week so I can see how shes doing, it's a huge highlight for me expecially when having a rough day at work! Thank you for all you do, you really deserve the business as you work so hard! I will always recommend you as you are by far the best for the job!

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by Kelly about Little tinkers on 31/03/2020

Response by Little tinkers on 31/03/2020:

Thank you so much Kelly for the lovely review! I enjoy looking after nevaeh she's such a little character, a lovely loving baby, I really do appreciate your review it means so much. Xx

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