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Gillian

Childminder in Weybridge

5 stars
(1)

Female Member since Mar 2019 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 14 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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

About Me

My name is Gill and I am providing childcare as an Ofsted registered childminder together with my daughter Sally Couzens (see her separate profile) as a co-childminder from my home in Weybridge. I have three grown-up children (two boys and a girl) and a five year old granddaughter.

Our childcare setting caters for early years education while still maintaining a homely feel. We promote equality, inclusion and diversity in a safe and comfortable environment for children to learn through play. Children are encouraged to experience new things, build self-confidence and develop social skills.

We provide healthy freshly prepared meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day. We have fully equipped and resourced indoor and outdoor play areas.

My Experience

Apart from raising my own children and babysitting my granddaughter, I have worked as a peripatetic music teacher at St James, Cleves and Heathside schools, also teaching young musicians on residential music weekends with members of the London Symphony Orchestra, and teaching privately. My previous employment was as a legal secretary but I feel I need a more rewarding career although lawyers need similar care!

My Qualifications

I have completed an ANSA Introduction to Childminding and Safeguarding Children training course. I have also completed online professional development courses in Planning for Next Steps, Delivering the EYFS, Safeguarding Children, Expectations of Behaviour, Effective Partnership Working with Fathers, and Schemas. I have a paediatric first aid certificate with training provided by TigerLily and an enhanced DBS certificate. I am a member of both Childcare.co.uk and Pacey. All certificates are available to view at our setting.

My Availability

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.95 per hour

£6.95 per hour (this includes all food during the day and any nappies etc.). Half fees are charged for children's sickness and holidays and no fee is payable for our sickness or holidays (including bank holidays).

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Gillian. 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 daughter has been with Gill and Sally for 5 months now and she absolutely adores them. It has a real home from home feel and I know my little girl is very well looked after, she always comes home immaculately clean and still in the same clothes after a full on day of eating and fun (I’ve no idea how they do it!). It’s a very professional set up and the childcare role is taken very seriously. Food is freshly prepared, and daily updates are provided via an easy to use web app. I cannot recommend them enough.

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

by Avatar for KellyB KellyB about Avatar for Gillian Gillian on 05/03/2021


Response by Avatar for Gillian Gillian on 16/03/2021:

Thank you Kelly for your lovely review. We are very pleased to have your little girl and soon your little boy as well.

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