5 stars (7)

Childminder in Stevenage

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 15 Sep 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

***SPACES AVIABLE FROM MIDDLE OF AUGUST/SEPTEMBER***
FULLY BOOKED ATM

Hello and welcome to Joanna's Childminding Service.

I have been childminding for over 8 years now and I am fully registered by OFSTED and on my inspection I received - OUTSTANDING.

Within the 1st year I established myself in the local community and become very popular with the parents (please see reviews). I now employ 2 assistants who are also CRB checked and First aid trained to help with the day to day running of my childcare.

September 2012 Stevenage council saw my potential and offered me a free place at Hertford Regional College so I could gain the following qualification NVQ level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce so from September 2013 I am able to offer 15hrs for free a week for 2 and 3 years old.

2017 I have receiver GOLD Quality Standards reward from Hertfordshire Council.

I offer free 30 or 15 hours for children aged 2,3 and 4.

I am living with my husband Danny who works as a key account manager in London.
We have 2 lovely children - Iggy 14 and Sophia 10
We live in St Nicolas in a big 4 bedroom house with a good size garden.
Downstairs there is a fully equipped play room with a vast variety of toys for all age groups, WC, child friendly living room, kitchen and baby room too. Upstairs is a spare room for nap times and a play room.

I provide healthy snacks and home made meals daily. You will receive a text every week with the menu for your child.
Weekly activities plan include:
Painting, rhyme time, crafts, messy play, music lessons, dance, role play, play doh.
Trips to the park and children centres, visiting play groups and other events for children.
My aim is to keep children in my care safe, busy and happy!

My Experience

I have always wanted to look after children that’s why I went to University and become a teacher.
Since university I have done my childminding course and decided to look after children in my own house.
I think you can’t find more rewarding job than spending time with children.

I am a volunteer for the local council where I help run varies children play groups in the area.

NVQ level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce.

GOLD Quality standards reward.

OUTSTANDING Ofsted grade.

I have huge experience with working with children with ALLERGIES.

Also, I am working with a child with DIABETES so I got insulin training (injections, pomp)

I have finished wide range of childcare courses like safeguarding children, have also food hygiene course.

My Qualifications

NVQ level 3

BA hons

Registered with OFSTED

Current CRB check

Diploma in home based childcare.

First aid training.

Member of NCMA and am fully insured.

My Availability

Opening hours: 7:30 – 17:30

If you require childcare outside of these hours or weekends please contact me with your requests

FREE 30 HOURS FOR CHILDREN AGE 2,3 AND 4.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

***SPACES AVIABLE FROM MIDDLE OF AUGUST/SEPTEMBER***
FULLY BOOKED ATM


Fees
£5.5 per hour or 50 per day
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School Pick ups- THE LEYS, TROTTS HILL

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Joanna C. 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.

After moving to Stevenage I come across Joanna on here as well as several other childminders I liked the sound of in the Stevenage area. I went to visit three different childminders and I knew straight away from meeting Joanna, that she was the right person for my son. She was so welcoming and clicked with my son straight away.

My son has been with Joanna just under two weeks and he’s already come on leaps and bounds with his eating and social interaction. I get daily updates in a communication book and WhatsApp, where I get regular photos and videos of my little boy having so much fun.

Joanna has two assistants and they are so lovely and so helpful. My little boy regularly cries when I drop him off in the morning. I don’t feel anxious leaving him as I know I’ll get a picture of him smiling and having fun like 5 minutes later.

Joanna also offers a nutritious tasty menu, which is great for my little boy as he never use to eat very much and now he is :) I could not be happier


I cannot recommend Joanna enough, she is amazing.

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by about Joanna C on 11/09/2019

I stumbled across Joanna when I was looking for someone to look after my 11 month old twins. From the very first moment we met her I was struck by her warm and caring nature. My boy girl twins have been with her for the last 18 months and I can’t recommend her and the team highly enough. The level of care, patience and understanding is outstanding. She knows both of my twins as individuals, understanding each of their needs, and tailoring their care in order to help them develop and grow. Going back to work is tough, but I have always felt assured that my children are in a safe and caring environment. She has helped them to learn so many new skills and nurtured them every step of the way. When I was first looking for a childminder I read a review on this site which said ‘if you can get a place with Joanna, grab on to it and don’t let go!’, they weren’t wrong and it will be a very sad day when my twins move onto the next stage! Thank you Joanna for everything you have done and continue to do for us!

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by about Joanna C on 08/08/2019

Joanna was recommended to me by one of the other mums using her services and at that point I was moving house, coming to the new town, going back to work full time with 12 months old twins and a job in the City. Quite a lot on my plate, but first time I went to meet Joanna, just to talk about the possibly of her looking after our Boys, I knew she was the right person for the job.
Her house is completely converted to a little nursery, well equipped, child-friendly, she prepares fresh home made food every day, ..., exactly the environment I wanted my boys to stay in whilst mummy and daddy had to work. Joanna is fully qualified, very experienced and has two assistants who are also absolute stars. Boys had absolutely no issues with settling in which was a relief as I had to commute to London. In terms of boys education and development I had no doubt, Joanna was doing great job after a short while as my boys were able to count to nearly 30 not long after their second birthday, singing lots of nursery rhythms, etc....
On the top of being absolutely wonderful childminder, Joanna goes above and beyond with what she does for the kids, she organises amazing Christmas, Halloween and other parties for little ones, annual photographer visits and so much more.
Now, two and a half years later, we unfortunately had to say goodbye to Joanna and her team as Boys are starting full time pre-school from September and I had literally tears in my eyes just thinking about boys not going to Joanna's every day.
I just can't praise Joanna and her team enough for what they've done with my boys as they have turned into very smart, kind and confident individuals and as sad as it sounds I can't take much credit for it myself.

Thanks for everything you've done for us Joanna. xxx

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by about Joanna C on 27/07/2019

In my opinion, Joanna is an outstanding childminder and I would score her the best mark. It was daunting to return to work and leaving my daughter with a complete stranger. Now I can only say that Joanna is like a part of our family; she is very helpful and accommodating.

I am very comforted about leaving my daughter in Joanna’s care whilst I go to work. The children's health and safety are always at the forefront of her mind. My daughter has multiple food allergies and it takes a lot of effort and attention to ensure that she does not come into contact with any allergens and has a reaction. We have never had an issue with this. The care for the children there is outstanding.

Joanna has a perfect playroom, adequate for all of the children's needs with lots of different activities. Joanna does lots of different things with the children, such as arts/crafts, reading & singing. There is a wide range of toys available to meet the children's development. Joanna also takes kids to the animal farm or out for a walk.

Joanna has also two helpers there who are also really lovely and nice. They love kids, very kind and attentive and you can see that kids love them. My child has learnt so much there. She loves going to Joanna’s and enjoys interacting with the other children. I'm updated daily on the activities that my daughter has participated in and very often Joanna sends me these pictures via WatsApp. Sometimes when we come to collect my daughter, she does not want to leave. This tells me that my child is very happy there! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Joanna to other parents :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Joanna C on 06/05/2015

Joanna is a well trained childminder and she has been looking after my two girls for quite some time. My older one is now in reception but she is very happy to come to Joanna any time and stay and play. She gave all the love to my children and look after them well. They have learned through the time a lot of songs and did lot of activities.They went for small trips to farms to look at the animals or went strawberry picking. I am very happy mother that I have Joanna looking after my children. I trust her and I am relaxed knowing that they are in good caring hands. She always advice me when need it on how to handle some situation and she became my supernany. She is always there for my girls and they love her so much. She cook home made meals and keeping parents update on what they will do during the week. I could write so much good about this lady and it would be so long. I know that she is doing childminding because she love children. I am very happy parent that Joanna is and have been looking after my girls. I can only highly recommend this lady to everyone who is not sure or worry about that someone else will looking after your child because she will take a good care of them. Joanna also has a wonderful family. So one more time, I highly recommend Joanna and wish her many more happy chilminding years to come.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Joanna C on 31/03/2014

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