5 stars (1)

Childminder in Whitley Bay

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2019 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 13 Oct 2019 Email Website

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

About Me

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!

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: 09/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • UK Passport (added 10/10/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/10/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 03/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 03/10/2019)


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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