Hello! My name is Gemma Walsh, I am an OUTSTANDING rated childminder in Broughton Astley. I am married to my husband Laurence and we have 3 wonderful children and our pet dog Kimba! We all live in a large detached home set back from the main road
We have had our garage converted into a designated playroom which leads off our kitchen and dining area, my playroom is bright and large with all toys and equipment accessible to allow children to choose what they wish to play with.
We have also had our whole garden made child friendly with a covered area giving children the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air but still covered.
I hear the childminder vs nursery debate an awful lot as mums and dads are often overwhelmed with choices on whats best for their children. I have tried to create a nursery environment but still offering the low ratios and homely feel a childminder can offer. I regularly attend playgroups and children have lots of opportunities to explore new friendships. I am also registered with the local council to accommodate children accessing the 15/30 hours of funding but giving it flexibility to be worked out all year round and not just term time only
I have completed all my ofsted requirements of paediatric first aid, safeguarding and food hygiene. I have also pushed myself to complete several other courses (all listed in my qualifications) over the last few years to offer children in my care the best I can.
My greatest experience is raising my own children. I believe them to be confident, independent but respectful and polite
Graded “outstanding” in all areas by ofsted in July 2017
Cache award in preparing to work in home based childcare
Paediatric first aid Level 3
First Aid Essentials
Basic food hygiene
Safeguarding level 1
Safeguarding level 2
Child Exploitation & Online Safety for Education
EduCare Health & Safety
An Introduction to Data Protection
Child Protection Level 3
Equality and Diversity
Expectations of behaviour
Delivering the eyfs
Equality and inclusion in early years settings
Food hygiene and safety
Channel general awareness module (prevent)
The prevent duty
Full clean British Driving License
Full public liability insurance
I will have a full time vacancy in July of 2020 with a little one starting school.
I will have a space for a Monday (potentially a Tuesday too) from January 2020
Please contact me for more information
|Last Updated: 04/11/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 per hour inclusive of local groups and outings
I am registered with the local authority to take the 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and can offer the full 30 hours as well as the 15 for 2 year olds
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Hallbrook Primary School
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- DBS Check (added 04/04/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 04/04/2017)
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My 9 year old daughter, Jessica, has been going to pre and after school childminding with Gemma Walsh since the start of this academic year. To say it has been a success would be an understatement. Jess is so happy with Gemma and I instantly knew this was going to be a relationship that would work well.
The space and variety of activities that Gemma offers ensures Jess has a great time before and after school, and, as a mother, I feel that she is in the very best of care.
Gemma as a person is warm, caring, thoughtful, and professional. Nothing is ever too much bother for her and she is always accommodating to any last minute requests that I have.
Not only does Jess receive a breakfast, but what is also fantastic is that she has a hot home cooked evening meal (and she loves the food), which for me, as a full time working mother, it ideal as it is something less to think about when I pick her up.
I would recommend Gemma to anyone seeking childcare. She is brilliant and it is wonderful to have such a happy child at the end of each day.
My son Jenson who is nearly 4 has been going to Gemma's for approx 6 months. As soon as I met Gemma I felt very comfortable and at ease, it's always hard having to leave your child with somebody else whilst you are at work but I have never worried about the care given to my son.
Gemma does lots of great things with the children that she looks after, teaching, trips out, cooking and crafts, she is always the first to help whenever she can and has on numerous occasions had Jenson for extra time at short notice due to work commitments.
Jenson is always happy when I collect him and often comes home with things they have made that day... I especially like the fact that Jenson has tried lots of new foods since being in Gemma's care, as he is a very fussy eater this has always been a big concern of mine.
I certainly couldn't wish for a better childminder and would recommend Gemma to anyone who was looking for child care. ?
Gemma has my 2 children on a Saturday for me, not only is it great to find a childminder who actually works weekends but the facilities and care she offers is second to none! The room she has set up is like a mini day care with plenty of toys for children of all ages and genders.
I get regular updates (as requested) throughout my day including pictures of the kids having fun, she provides healthy meals and takes into account what they like and dislike
Highly reccommend this childminder shes professional, kind and most importantly excellent with the children!
Thanks sal x
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