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Bay Buddies
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Childminder in Whitley Bay

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Apr 2019 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 24 Jan 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

*OFSTED Reg/DBS/Paediatric First Aid*. *15/30 Free funded hours* *Taxfree childcare* *Vouchers*

I am a former teacher, mum of 6 and grandma of 2. Children are what I do! I am a new childminder in Whitley Bay who is fully registered with OFSTED. I offer full day childcare for preschool children and wrap around care picking up and dropping off from Marine Park First School and Valley Gardens Middle School.

My ethos is fairly simple, this is a home. A busy, lively happy home and I want your children to feel at home and part of my family here. I am passionate about books. Sharing stories forms an integral part of everyday in this house. I hope any children who come here will develop a love of reading just as my own children do.

I am also a big believer in the outdoors. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world with a stunning coastline, amazing parks and countless opportunities to get out there and discover the world. Every single day will include opportunities to find adventure outdoors, in our safe enclosed garden or out and about in the area, whatever the weather.

Children learn best when they discover for themselves. We like to cook and grow our own food, stomp in puddles, build dens, look for bugs, paint pictures, sing songs, read stories, get dirty, smile, build models, run, jump, play in water and sand, get outdoors, measure, create, experiment and have fun.

Come and play!

**Laura Carr February 7, 2020
Having previously used a nursery provider, we wanted something more homely for Max when we needed a new setting. I honestly never expected the level of planning, thought, energy and time you put in for the care you provide for your children. I thought Max was busy when he was in a nursery setting but the sheer variety of activities and experiences you have given him in just the month that he has been with you is amazing. Every day is something new and exciting, so well planned and directly targeting his interests and his personal development. I'm now a firm believer in childminders being most able to provide tailored, meaningful, educational experiences in a family environment. We couldn't be more pleased with how this has worked out for our family?**

**Sarah Forsyth October 8, 2019 ·
A wonderful homely setting, where everyone is made welcome.
my daughter always has so much fun when visiting. Baking, crafts and walks along the bay, no day is the same plenty of learning and adventure awaits.**

**Lucie Melen October 3, 2019 ·
Aely has a lifetime’s experience and it shows in her care of and attention to children. Her teaching background gives her the edge from an educational point of view, and equally, her position as mum and grandma shines through in her caring nature. Your children will absolutely feel at home in her happy, busy house.**

**Vicky Shield October 18, 2019 ·
Aely is everything to children, from mam, grandma to aunty and godmother. Children clearly thrive under her care, her knowledge and experience.**

My Experience

I have been raising my own 6 children for 22 years. My eldest is 22 and my youngest is just 3 so my hands on experience is absolutely current. I have experience of autism and special needs as well as English as an Additional Language. I am a qualified English teacher with a BA (Hons) QTS and have been spending time upgrading my knowledge of early years.

My Qualifications

I have a BA (Hons) English and Education QTS.
Paediatric First Aid Level 3
Level 3 Safeguarding
Food Hygiene Certificate
and ongoing CPD in Child psychology, communication development

My Availability

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Last Updated: 07/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • UK Passport (added 10/10/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/10/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 03/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 03/10/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Bay Buddies. 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.

A wonderful homely setting, where everyone is made welcome.
my daughter always has so much fun when visiting. Baking, crafts and walks along the bay, no day is the same plenty of learning and adventure awaits.
Aely's experience as a teacher shines through in the day to day activities, and any child in her care is sure to have a wonderful experience.

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

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