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Jenny McAlan
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Childminder in Liverpool

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 20 Apr 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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***** No immediate availability- I currently have a waiting list for July 2021*****

Hi I’m Jenny and I have been a childminder since 2001.

I have 2 daughters aged 16 and 13 who are in full time education. They are very friendly and welcoming. In line with OFSTED requirements my eldest daughter has a DBS and also has had additional checks with OFSTED.

I also live with my husband who works full time and also has DBS and completed checks via OFSTED. He enjoys having the little ones around although he only sees them of a morning before he leaves for work. They enjoy having him around too.

My home is a welcoming environment suitable for all ages. I have a dedicated room which is solely set up for caring for children. It is full of fantastic resources and plenty of learning opportunities. I also use a separate dining room, kitchen and downstairs toilet.

My setting is as COVID secure as a childcare setting could be. Resources are cleaned regularly throughout the day and childcare are actively encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day. I also sanitise childminding areas twice a week with a specialist fogging machine. I have a strict cleaning regime which is completed daily.

Meals are included with your fees which include, breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner - hot meal (throughout the winter months lunch is also a hot meal)

I am located in Anfield and live opposite Stanley Park.

I enjoy caring for children as I feel that it comes naturally. I want them to feel safe and comfortable and enjoy spending time with me.

We enjoy outings and enjoy our adventures in the park. We also enjoy outings to the farm, safari park and enjoy other adventures .

I support children as they learn and develop by ensuring they are able to participate in all learning activities despite their age or stage of development. I have got excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and follow this when planning activities and outings.

I am aware of the importance to keep all the children and babies in my care happy, healthy, safe and secure. I provide a caring and sensitive approach to the way I care for children and they all really become part of our extended family. I have a child led approach and plan around their interests and what they enjoy doing. I ensure that their development is tracked to ensure no gaps in their development.

I take pride in having positive working relationships with parents and families. I ensure that you have a regular insight to how your little one is developing and what fun things we are up to. I am very approachable and proactive and will work with you to resolve any concerns you may have. I aim to work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure that you are involved in your child’s development and you are supported just as much as the children through all transitions.

I am a reliable and trustworthy person. I understand the importance of the responsibility of caring for someone elses children and I will ensure that it is a quick and successful transition for your child and yourself.

Returning to work isn't easy so I'm here to take a little bit of the stress away. I offer a non obligatory visit and 2 free settling in sessions.


I also offer school holiday care for older children. I ensure they enjoy their time here and are kept busy with access to plenty of resources and activities. During the summer months we enjoy having picnics in the park and enjoying outdoor activities.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder since September 2011.

I have experience with additional needs e.g. Aspergers, ADHD, visually impaired and also children with physical disabilities.

I have previously worked with physiotherapists and speech and language therapists and have experience working with children in these areas.

I have previously worked as a teaching assistant in both mainstream and special schools with a range of ages.

I am constantly looking for areas of improvement and will undertake my own research and continue with online CPD courses to ensure my knowledge is current and relevant to my role.

My Qualifications

BA Hons Learning Support and Development

Foundation Degree - Early Years Practice

Supporting teaching and learning NVQ level 2 & 3

Home based Childcare course

First Aid and resuscitation training - expires March 2021

Health and Safety

Food hygiene - awarded 5 stars by local authority

Supporting Language Development
ADHD Awareness
Autism Awareness
SEND Code of Practice

Safeguarding (updated yearly)
Includes - FGM, Child Neglect, Child Protection Level 2 & 3, Child exploitation, prevent duty

Makaton Level 1

My Availability

I am available 5 days a week and hours are flexible

I cater for parents who work shifts patterns and can accomodate most circumstances.

Unfortunately, I do not offer any before school care and have no vacancies for after school care for the foreseeable future.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Prices on request as they are based on individual circumstances. E.g morning/afternoon sessions, early mornings, hours based around shifts

I offer limited places for 2/3 year old funded children - further details available on request

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.

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/10/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 10/01/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 10/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jenny McAlan. 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 looked at different childminders before coming to Jenny and none made me feel more relaxed than she did about putting my son in her care when I returned to work.

My little boy loves going there and I love dropping him off knowing that he is getting everything he needs both developmentally and emotionally. I am updated on how my son is doing all the time and nothing is too much to ask.

My personal circumstances changed after my son started with Jenny and not only has she supported my son through a big change in his life she had also supported me, something I will forever be grateful for. This to me is very important to have a comfortable and understanding relationship with your childcare provider.

The setting is perfect for little ones and is very family orientated, being called 'home from home' could not be a more fitting name because that is exactly what it is.

I have nothing but positive words to say about Jenny and also Hannah her assistant!

Thank you so much for everything.

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by Avatar for Abbey Abbey about Avatar for Jenny McAlan Jenny McAlan on 01/05/2019

Our little girl started at Home from Home Childminding in Feb 2018. I came across Jenny on childcare.co.uk whilst pregnant and not long after our little girl was born we visited. As soon as we met Jenny, Hannah and saw the interactions with the children, we knew instantly that our baby girl wouldn’t be going anywhere else. I can’t put into words the feeling other than to say when you know you know, It really is the hardest thing to do to leave your whole world in the trust of someone else. Both Jenny and Hannah truly understand and value the enormity that this is for each parent and do all they can to make the transition as smooth as possible for both child and parent. Jenny and Hannah don’t operate a ‘one size fits all’ but a supportive homely learning environment which is exactly why we chose a childminder over a nursery and subsequently, Home from Home Childminding. We receive regular updates, photos, crafts, favourite toys/books to loan, developmental updates, the list is endless. Jenny, Hannah and their families are a true extended family to all the children who attend and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We couldn’t be happier at all the learning, love and laughter our little girl has whilst in Jenny’s care. THANK YOU X

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by Avatar for Hanner Hanner about Avatar for Jenny McAlan Jenny McAlan on 08/01/2019

My little boy has been with Jenny since July and has come on so well already I was struggling getting him to walk or even crawl but since he's been at Jenny's he picked up so quick. Also worried about leaving him after going back to work but Jenny made sure I was at ease and text me pictures and let me know how he was getting on. There always doing something fun and my little boy absolutely loves going to Jenny's. Couldn't recommend Jenny highly enough always supportive and gives helpful advice x

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by Avatar for Rebsmith Rebsmith about Avatar for Jenny McAlan Jenny McAlan on 08/01/2019

Jenny is absolutely fantastic. She provides a loving, safe, friendly and exciting environment for my little boy. My little boy dances on the doorstep whenever we go to Jenny's house, eager to get inside and see what interesting activities and delicious food she has prepared for him! Jenny always puts the needs of each child first, treating them as individuals at all times. At the end of each day, Jenny spends time with me to discuss what my little boy has been doing, how he has been feeling and how he has progressed with his learning - unlike a lot of settings where there is no time to share this much detail. Jenny always provides a wide range of educational activities, to name but a few; baking, cutting and sticking, music, dance, painting, nature walks in the park, trips to local singing groups etc. My little boy has a wonderful time and is always provided with balanced, nutritional meals (and usually has second helpings as he loves the food so much!). I am extremely impressed with the care and learning experiences that Jenny provides for my little boy, firstly as a Mum, but also as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. My little boy's attention, social skills and language skills have blossomed since he started going to Jenny's house.

Jenny always goes above and beyond what is expected of a childminder, and is incredibly flexible. We recently moved house and Jenny was able to look after my baby girl for the morning, at very short notice. This shows how flexible and understanding Jenny is.

I feel incredibly lucky to have found Jenny, as our family couldn't cope without her!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sarah ES Sarah ES about Avatar for Jenny McAlan Jenny McAlan on 08/12/2013

My daughter started to go to jennys last september as I work with children kyself I know how hard it would be to leave my own child. I however am truly grateful to jenny as my little girl loves going and I can see she really enjoys it which makes me feel so much better knowing im going to work but shes having just as much fun if not more being with jenny through the day. Jenny provides excellect care and quality for all children she cares for with a wide range of fun and exciting activities to help children grow and develop. My daughter has made lots of new friends and i have enjoyed getting to know the parents which jenny encourages which is a lovely idea. Jenny is a must for any parent looking for a new childminder within this area.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for donnarob donnarob about Avatar for Jenny McAlan Jenny McAlan on 05/08/2013

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