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Childminder in Broughton Astley

Babysitter in Broughton Astley

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 28 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
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
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hello! My name is Gemma Walsh, I am an OUTSTANDING rated childminder in Broughton Astley. I am married to my husband of 10 years Laurence and we have 3 wonderful children plus a little hamster named Hettie! 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 a lot as mums and dads are often overwhelmed with choices on whats best for their children. I have tried to create a nursery learning 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 taken all year round and not just term time only

My Experience

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

My Qualifications

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
Child Neglect
Personal Safety
EduCare Health & Safety
An Introduction to Data Protection
Child Protection
Child Protection Level 3
Equality and Diversity
Preventing Bullying
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
Personal Safety
Full clean British Driving License

Full public liability insurance

My Availability

Part time vacancies for September 2020
As hoc childcare enquiries for the summer holidays welcomed

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £9.00 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

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 04/04/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Gemma wa. 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.

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.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Gemma wa on 14/12/2015

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. ?

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Gemma wa on 13/12/2015

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

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Gemma wa on 26/07/2015

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