5 stars (4)

Childminder in Manchester

Babysitter in Manchester

Usually responds within 12 hours

Member since May 2019 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 18 Nov 2019 Email

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
Emergency Babysitter

About Me


We are now accepting Saturday 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

My Availability

My availability is currently for school drop offs and pick ups,weekends. We are also opening our summer holiday camp from 19th July from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and I am also offering night care.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 04/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour

My fees can discussed during meetings with parents.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • 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)
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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.

I spent a long time looking for a child provider that would cater to my personal circumstance and mercy has done exactly that! As I’m in uni and need childcare for specific religious holidays, mercy comes to my house very early in the morning to pick skyler up and then drops her off when I’m back home around 6. Which is a massive help as I don’t drive and need to rush to uni in the mornings, her house is very spacious with loads of toys and a massive back garden. Shes a very friendly and warm lady, and skyler loves going to her house! Would recommend 100%

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by about TSparks on 05/10/2019

Great! my two kids Yvette and Airton are feeling so comfortable and welcome to Mercy 'place. Also, the service she delivers is impeccable, always punctual picking and drooping kids. I don't worry at all when the kids are with her because I know she taking good care of them. She is also responsible and so passionate with her job..........yesssss.....the kids are also so amazed with her talent of chef...…cooking is also her speciality.....

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by about TSparks on 30/09/2019

My son absolutely loves True Sparks childcare. Very friendly, approachable and passionate about providing great care to the kids. They have lots of experience , knowledge and understanding in the childcare and teaching sector. I feel very relaxed knowing my son is in such great care and he never wants to go home when i pick him up. Lol. My son goes mornings and after school every day so it was important to find a provider he would feel happy at and i have found that and more with True Sparks.

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by about TSparks on 26/09/2019

Our 5year old absolutely loves going to Mercy’s house and looks forward to it all weekend. Mercy herself is lovely and very attentive. She plans brilliant activities for the children and they have a fantastic time.
We would strongly recommend Mercy to any parents searching for a childminder.

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by about TSparks on 09/08/2019

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