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Childminder in Fleet

Babysitter in Fleet

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 26 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

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I am an Ofsted registered childminder and have been registered since February 2010. I am passionate about what I do and make sure that all the children in my setting are having fun. I strive to provide an excellent service for all my children so that I can make a positive difference to their lives. I am committed to improving the care that I provide and attend regular training courses. I have completed my level 3 diploma in childcare.

I am married and a mum to two wonderful children aged 11 and 6. Before becoming a childminder, I worked in HR in the city for a large corporate organisation so fully understand the pressures that parents face with juggling childcare and their work commitments so therefore I try to be very flexible with my parents.

I work in close partnership with my parents and provide them with updates during the day which includes photographs so parents feel included in their child’s day. This is sent to parents in WhatsApp at lunch time each day.

I take my children on outings often to further enhance their learning whilst in my care. We regularly meet up with other childminder’s so that the children build relationships with other children too. We attend playgroups, soft plays, farms, etc. Outings will always be planned based on the age of the children in my care, their abilities and interests.

I am committed to ensuring that the children have healthy and balanced meals and snacks throughout the day. I am very flexible to accommodate parents/childrens preferences. I also cater for children with allergies.

I am availalbe to care for children before and after school for children attending Fleet Infant School and Velmead Junior School.

My Experience

I have been working as a childminder since February 2010. I have cared for my own two children and looked after children aged from 6 months.

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid (12 hour course) valid until July 2021
Introduction to Childminding Practices
Enabling Environments
Safeguarding children
Prevent Duty
Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's workforce
Health and Safety for Childminders
Supporting Children with their Medical Needs
Enabling Environments for Childminders
Supporting Positive Behaviour (3-5 year olds)
How to Support the Behavioural, Emotional & Social Development of Young People
Supporting children with Additional Needs
Nutrition, Healthier Foods and Special Diets Foundation V2

My Availability

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm (flexible)
Term time only and all year round contracts Available

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.50 per hour

I am happy to discuss fees with parents

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 01/06/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 01/06/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/06/2020)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Dwilloug. 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 met Des when my son was only 12 weeks old. I instantly connected with her and her family! Des guided me through the process of childminding and made sure I was comfortable with my choices. My son flourished in Des' care. He loved going to her home on the days Des looked after him and he stayed with her for 2+ years until we moved, but even then Des kept a space for my son for months until we were able to secure a space closer to home. We would have been lost without her help.

Each day we received regular updates and pictures of how he was doing, what he ate and the activities he was participating in. He regularly went on outings and had interaction with other childminders and their children so he could build social relationships outside of Des and her setting. To this day, he still sees everyone! I knew where he was on the early years framework and Des worked with me (still to this day) on his development and how I could support this at home outside of her care.

Des is the mother you want for your child when you aren't able to be there. She is the warmest, kind - hearted person who genuinely loves all her kids and wants the best for them. She is just amazing and I miss chatting to her every day at pick up. I consider Des and her family our friends. Proof of this is we are still in touch months later, we see each other as families lunching together and my son will continue to see her when his current care is closed for holidays. Des is a one-in-a-million gem of a woman and I'm proud and blessed to call her my friend.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Nicky about Dwilloug on 07/03/2019

Desire looked after my 10 month old son for a few months before she went on maternity leave. We absolutely loved having Desire as our childminder and my son was so happy with her. I had known Desire for just over 3 years before she became our childminder and she is still a good friend even though she no longer looks after my little boy. Desires paperwork is amazing and she does very detailed files for all her children. She has a learning theme each month and plans all her activities around this. She cooks wonderful food and plans lots of activities to take the children out and about. She is very in tune with the children and if one child isn't feeling well then she stays at home and does loads of house activities which the children really enjoy. Her house has lots of open space for the children to move around and is very safe. She constantly sends parents updates through the day while they are working which is very reassuring. Most of all Desire is exceptionally caring and the children get lots of cuddles and love. She has such a positive attitude and there is always laughter and fun in her house. We would recommend Desire in a heartbeat.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Clare_S about Dwilloug on 31/08/2014

Desire looked after my daughter for a year and half until I started mat leave last spring, but we continued to see Desire and her family as friends. Then we moved to Ireland last summer and it was very sad for my daughter and all of us. I still remember that my daughter and Desire's daughter hugged each other and cried the day we said good bye. They were so cute.

Desire wasn't just a childminder but a true friend. My daughter had so much fun at her house every day and she often cried refusing to come home! Desire cared for my my daughter as if she was her own daughter and I never worried about her when I was at work.

Desire took the kids to various play groups and classes to make sure they have fun as well as lots of activities they did at home. The most important thing for me was that my daughter was safe and having fun under Desire's care.

I believe any kids will have lots of fun with Desire and their parents will be happy with it too.

  • 5 stars Overall

by EJOD about Dwilloug on 29/01/2014

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