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Childminder in Manchester

Babysitter in Manchester

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Member since May 2019 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 21 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me


We are now accepting weekends and overnight spaces!*

Hi, I am an Ofsted registered Childminder and my company is called True Sparks Childcare. I have decades of experience in caring for children due to being a mother myself and a high school teacher and I have successfully raised 2 children who are now adults. I spend a lot of time around children as swimming teacher who teaches children aged 6 months onwards.

I am also a fully qualified biology and physical education teacher at high schools. I hope to provide an environment were any child will feel at home. I provide a wide range of activities both educational and fun, in addition, I have a range of toys to suit all ages. Part of the catered activities includes walks to Heaton Park which is less than ten minutes walk from the house.

Having worked in schools and with children for the past 2 decades, I believe that the most important stage of child development is from a very early age and I feel that I can contribute towards empowering parents to achieve their goal in raising happy, healthy and intelligent children.

My Experience

My experience is oriented towards building children up in an extra curricular and joyful environment, this includes private tutoring, swimming lessons, outdoor activities and life skills. My aim is to bring all of this together in one and deliver a tailored service that will adhere to each parents ideal needs.

At True Sparks, the activities we provide are:
-Academic (lessons, tutorials, 1 to 1, languages etc.)
-Vocational activities (day trips, cooking, swimming, gardening, cultural activities etc.)
-Special activities (charity fundraisers, talent shows, hairdressing, treasure hunts, enterprise, fun runs etc.)

My Qualifications

-Safeguarding children
-Food Hygiene
-Paediatric First Aid
-DBS Checked
-ASA (swim teacher)
-PGCE Qualified teacher
-Level 3 Junior fitness
-Full Driving licence

My Availability

I am available to help with childcare need througout the Corona crisis. I have a few places available for before and after school pick up and drop off. Also, I have places for weekends and overnight care. I am now accepting children for the summer holiday 8am-6.30pm Monday to Friday. Time Flexibility is available for parents who require it.

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Last Updated: 20/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

My fees can be negotiated during meetings with parents

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 22/06/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 20/06/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First aid Certificate (added 22/08/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children Certificate (added 22/08/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 16/06/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 16/06/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for TSparks. 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.

Mercy was able to provide childcare for our three children at short notice. She has excellent interpersonal skills, is warm and welcoming even our youngest who is very clingy had no qualms being there which is a first! Highly recommended.

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by Avatar for Amanda Amanda about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 03/11/2021

We highly recommend Mercy. Our little boy absolutely loves and trusts her. Mercy is always smiley and full of energy, and she has a great experience to handle any difficult situations. My boy likes TSparks' play area including the food! We chose Mercy due to the amazing reviews and proved to be the right choice. Mercy, many thanks for your services.

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by Avatar for Eirini Eirini about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 06/09/2021

I highly recommend TSparks!
Mercy has been taking care of my 3 year old daughter since last July, and she is always full of love and energy. My daughter had a smooth transition settling in with her and now I have less to worry about at work since I know my daughter is safe and in a good hand. Mercy is also flexible and really understanding.
Her place is well equipped with CCTV too which is great, so that I know my daughter have a safe place to play. Highly recommend her! :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Yusra Yusra about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 04/09/2021

Mercy is just amazing! My daughter has been with Mercy for 2 years and I would like to say you will be so much regretted if you don’t choose Mercy! Mercy has been a teacher for so many years and she knows how to deal with children, my daughter’s behavior improved so much after been with Mercy, and I really appreciate the patient and love from Mercy, I will definitely recommend Mercy to all of you as she is so flexible, charge reasonably, most importantly, she is an expert in looking after and guide the children!

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by Avatar for Charles Charles about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 03/09/2021

Mercy has been looking after my 4 year old for the last 2 years now and has been a god send!
I would highly recommend mercy to anyone looking for consistent, quality and reliable childcare
I can rely on mercy to pick up my child from school and has been a life saver during holidays, I feel
Comfortable and at ease whilst at work, Mercy has helped take away a lot of the stresses with trying to get consistent quality and reliable childcare, additional to this mercy is a kind, understanding and wonderful person.
Thanks Mercy for all your helped stay blessed!

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by Avatar for Suzzyy Suzzyy about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 19/04/2021

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