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Childminder in Sandbach

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2018 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 23 May 2020 Email Website

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
Flexible Hours

About Me

ARC - Amanda Richards Childcare.
Now taking bookings for September 2020 and January 2021.
Hi, I'm Amanda. I am a qualified primary teacher. I am Ofsted rated Good and I am currently studying my Masters Degree in Early Years Education. I live with my husband Simon (a former secondary school teacher) who works alongside me as my assistant. We have a two year old boy and I am due a little girl in September, at which point Simon will be taking more of a lead. We have lived in Sandbach for four years. Originally from Manchester, I moved to Liverpool to study teaching at university, then moved to Chester for two years, finally settling in Sandbach. We provide childcare from our own home that has a large living room and garden. We provide nutritious home cooked meals, and support children to learn through play. I am very musical, playing numerous instruments and ballroom dancing. I love to do Rhyme Time with the children. We are both also qualified and registered American football coaches, and understand the importance of children getting daily exercise, and providing opportunities to play outside.

My Experience

I gained my teaching degree at Liverpool Hope University in 2012. Since then I have worked full time as a teacher, as a supply teacher and teaching assistant in lots of primary schools, and as a regular cover teacher in a number of Reception and Pre school classes (Foundation 1&2). Most recently I have been working in a local private nursery as a Pre School Teacher and Room Leader. A large part of my job was settling children when they started in Pre School. This involved working closely with the parents to work out the best way to settle their child. It also Involved promoting children’s independence, supporting learning especially through play, assessing learning and developing next steps for each individual child. I led phonics and provided workshops for parents to learn about phonics. I completed learning journeys, prepared children for school and met with all local schools to support transition.

My Qualifications

BA Primary Teaching with ICT (Qualified Teacher Status) 2:1
Paediatric First Aid
Service and Leadership Award
A-Levels (ICT-B, Business Studies-B, Marhs-D)
GCSE’s (English Lit-A, English Lang-A, Science-AA, Maths-B, ICT-A, RE-B, Graphic Products-A, French-C)
Continuing Professional Development courses - Focus on SEND (Early Years), Child Accident Prevention, Child Development, Court Skills, Child Sexual Exploitation, Private Fostering, Food Hygiene, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Health and Safety, Information Security, Listening Skills, Lone Worker, FGM, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Prevention of Radicalisation, Child Protection, Data Protection, Domestic Abuse, E-Safety, Equality and Diversity, Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect, Prevent for Practitioners, EYFS Made Simple, Forced Marriage Awareness, Use of Fire Extinguishers, Baby Massage, Level 1 American Football Coach, Safeguarding Basic Awareness.

My Availability

Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm, term time.
Sessions are full day, morning or afternoon, or schools time 9-3.
Before and after school places are also available.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£35 per day, £20 am or pm session.
£160 full week.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/07/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Private Fostering (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Prevention of Radicalisation (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Manual Handling (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Lone Worker (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Listening Skills (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Information Security (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Health and Safety (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Forced Marriage (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Fire Safety (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: FGM (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS Made Simple (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: E-Safety (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Domestic Abuse (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Data Protection (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Court Skills (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Child Sexual Exploitation (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Child Development (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Child Accident Prevention (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Level 1 American Football Coach (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Baby Massage (added 20/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Use of Fire Extinguishers (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: GCSE - Maths (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: GCSE - English Lit, English Lang, Science Double Award, ICT, RE, French, Graphic Products (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: A-Level - Maths (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: A-Level - Business Studies (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: A-Level - ICT (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Qualified Teacher Status (added 20/04/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Teaching Degree (added 20/04/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 20/04/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 20/04/2018)
  • Reference (added 08/04/2018)
  • Reference (added 08/04/2018)
  • Reference (added 08/04/2018)
  • Utility Bill: Water Statement (added 08/04/2018)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 08/04/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 08/04/2018)


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