I'm Anita Boardman, OFSTED registered childminder in Droylsden 2 minutes from Manchester Rd Primary and Sun Shine pre school. I’m 50 years old with over 20+ years experience with children aged 0-16 some with special needs. I was graded 2 "good" which means Childminding practice is stong.
My husband Alan is a security advisor and is 58, I have one child Victoria who is 19, she’s always loved having other children around her and as made lots of great friends over the years.
As an OFSTED registered childminder I've looked after more than 50 children both long and short term over this period of time so far
I can offer your children a warm stimulating environment which is clean, safe and secure. I have a fully equipped play room with a wide selection of educational and recreational toys to suit all ages and a rear garden for out door activities with a trampoline, also securely fenced.
What I do
I always make sure the children are involved in daily group activities to stimulate their minds, such as painting and drawing, model making, role playing and they always seem to remember to make lots of special mementos to take home to their proud parents.
I attend various activity groups and where permitted take children on outings to different places like the local parks, indoor centres and soft play centres. Each child will have their own progress folder for parents to view and eventually take home.
Virtually all the children I’ve minded have been long term from a few months old to 14 years of age. I've many references from past and current parents whose children have attended my setting and are available to view on request. I and my family are all CRB Checked / Police Checked. I hold an up to date Public Liability insurance through the child minding insurance specialist Michael Morton Ltd.
? Pediatric First Aid
? Safeguarding Children Courses
? Multicultural Courses
? Early Years Professional Development
? Getting Ready for EYFS
? Singing in Sign Language course
? Plus many more
Availability for both Full and Part time from:-
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm (flexible)
Drop off and Pick up’s to:
Manchester Road and Sun Shine pre-school/local nursery schools and play groups
Please ring for availability
|Last Updated: 26/03/2018|
- Childminding from £3.50 per hour
Please ring to discuss your requirements
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Manchester Road Primary School
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I was in Manchester for a short period and due to work commitments needed a childminder for my 1 year plus son Max. I reached out to Anita due to the reviews I had read about her. I was not disappointed. From our introductory meeting until we left, Anita was very warm and easy to get along with which made it more reassuring to leave my son in her care. She was transparent about the care she provides and kept me updated about Max every day. She always made sure all the kids interacted well together and made friends of one another. This was my first experience using a childminder service and I would consider having Anita care for my son again should the need arise. Thank you Anita. from Max, Mum and Dad.
Response by Anita Boardman on 26/04/2019:
Thank you for the lovely review .he was a pleasure to look after,x.anita.
Anita is a excellent child minder my granddaughter as been going to Anita's for over 4 years and I must say she as leaned so much the care and attention that Anita gives is first rate my granddaughter has done so much from going out to places of interest to home teaching and when it came to her going to full time school she was so ready as Anita prepared her well.
Anita as so much patience with the children she looks after and the all adore her
Anita is a child minder I would recommend to anyone looking for someone to care for and nurture they child.
She is reliable and very approachable.
And in my opinion as I have said before an excellent child minder
We are very happy with the care that Annabelle has received during her time with Anita. Annabelle has loved being with Anita for the last 4 years and has many friends during this time. We would highly recommend Anita to anyone looking for childcare.
Response by Anita Boardman on 15/01/2019:
Anita provides a warm, homely childcare setting for the children she looks after. During, the time that she has spent with my son, Alfie, I have watched him grow and develop more than he did at nursery. He has always been very quiet and often gets overlooked in a large setting. So I have always been worried about the amount of attention he receives and its effect on his social skills. But with Anita, she ensures she spends time with every single child and is nurturing to their needs. Whether they need a quick cuddle or just want to tell her about their day, she’s there for them.
She is very creative and will often make things with the children. Alfie has come home with a range of items he’s crafted, including a foam treasure chest, a foam castle, a little flowerpot with daisies in, mosaic pictures and even wooden spoon puppets! I always enjoy her showing me what she has purchased to craft with the children next. She will also (if you’ve consented) take pictures of the children holding their masterpieces and will send them to you or sometimes print them out, which is a lovely touch. On the run up to Christmas she always gets the children into a festive mood and this year made my son tear up as she’d gotten him a letter from Santa, telling him how good he’d been and was on his nice list!
She’s not afraid of being firm with the children, which sometimes they can need!! But she is always fair and will reason with them in a nurturing way. She explains to them unacceptable behaviour and she will always discuss this with you upon arrival. She is diligent and informative at all times and keeps you up to date with everything the children have been doing whilst in her care. Which is especially reassuring if you’re a bit of a worrier. You can even message or call her during the day to check up on them if you need to! She never stays on long though, as her focus and priority is caring for the children.
I could literally go on and on about how lovely Anita and her childminding services are. She has truly been an absolute pleasure in our lives and we are so thankful for her being such a caring, reliant, constant figure over the past few years. We are sorry to be leaving! But as I am relocating to South Yorkshire, it can’t be helped. I wish her all the best in the future and will definitely remain in touch.
Response by Anita Boardman on 15/01/2019:
Anita is a lovely lady and is fantastic with our children. They are stimulated, entertained, happy and developing well with Anita.
Fantastic child minder! Lovely home, lots of toys to play with and frequent fun days out.
Response by Anita Boardman on 12/10/2018:
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