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wendy f

Childminder in MELKSHAM

5 stars

Female Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login Nov 2021

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me


Hi, I'm Wendy,
I feel very strongly that children deserve quality care in a welcoming environment.

I aim to provide a home from home environment where children feel comfortable and valued. I provide activities and play opportunities according to the childrens' individual needs and personalities.

Under the EYFS I have a duty to promote the well being of the children I look after, including the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and we spend alot of time having fun outdoors, so wellies/sunhats are essential :-)

My Experience

I've been Ofsted registered since July 2008, but also did childminding as a young Mum, when my own children were little and I fostered my younger sister from age 6.

I Home Educated my 2 children from age 14 and 8 respectively; the oldest is now doing very well as an operations manager for a restaurant chain and my youngest is currently employed as a support worker. He is also registered with Ofsted as my assistant and helps me out from time to time!

They are both lovely people with very different personalities and though I say it myself I think I've done a pretty good job.

I am also in touch with other childminders and welcome their support and advice. Alot has changed since my own children were little but I'm open to new ideas and always happy to learn.

My Qualifications

I hold a current paediatric first aid certificate and I have completed the ICP course. My most recent Ofsted Inspection result was 'Good', which I'm very pleased with and means I can offer the government funded places.

I am able to offer funded hours for 3/4 year olds and qualifying 2 year olds.

I am studying toward an Open University degree and courses so far have included science, psychology and creative writing (my favourite).

I have lots of personal experience, an ongoing interest in chldren's welfare and education and a great respect for each child's individuality. I believe children learn best when they have the freedom to follow their own interests in a supportive and encouraging environment.

I offer a home from home feel in my setting.

My Availability


I offer childcare between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, though before 7.30 and after 5.30 do incur slightly higher charges. I am available Term Time Only with NO retainer charged for school holidays :-).

Schools I can drop off to and collect from are Rivermead and The Manor.

If you are interested in a place, please contact me with details of hours and days you need, any school drop off or collection times, and I will be able to tell you if I have a current space to suit your family.

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Last Updated: 11/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I currently charge £4.00 per hour for full time children, but fees may vary according to hours/days needed. Please call, message or email me to discuss individual circumstances and the particular needs of your child.

My service includes snacks and drinks for all children over 1 year. Breakfast can be included for early arriving children. Parents provide a packed lunch if needed. Outings are also included in fees.

I prefer payments to be monthly in advance and a 4 week deposit may be taken to hold your place.

I look forward to hearing from you :).

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


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Wendy has been minding our daughter for nearly 2 years now and she always looks forward to going! It’s lovely to hear all about her day on the way home and to read the daily diary sheets. They are always going out to different places such as the park and the library and there are always lots of activities provided, as well as learning through fun and games.

Wendy is very friendly and approachable and has always been very accommodating to our needs. She is very caring and patient with the children and really seems to enjoy her work. She has been such a positive influence in our daughter’s life and has helped us with reaching many challenging milestones, such as learning to walk and potty training - our daughter has really flourished.

I’m sure my daughter will miss Wendy when she goes to pre-school in September but she will have lots of happy memories I’m sure. We have been so pleased with the service provided, that we have arranged for Wendy to look after our youngest daughter too!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for rosie_lo rosie_lo about Avatar for wendy f wendy f on 30/06/2011

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