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Childminder in Manchester

Babysitter in Manchester

5 stars

Usually responds within 3 hours

Member since May 2019 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 02 Mar 2021 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

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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Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
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: 20/06/2020

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

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  • 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)


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 is by far one of the best child minders I have ever came across I would recommend her without hesitation truly beautiful woman inside and out.

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by Avatar for Demi Demi about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 27/08/2020

I was looking for someone reliable, Someone that was available at short notice, someone that I felt comfort with and able to attend to my 3 year old with compassion, and thatā€™s where Mercy came along, where have you been all this while??? by far the best childminder I have used and wished I known about sparkles childcare earlier, Mercy is very talented with positive energy, a highly recommended childcare provider that delivers

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by Avatar for Suzzyy Suzzyy about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 22/06/2020

Mercy has been excellent with my son Eddie, he loves going to her home and playing with the other children, it is very child-friendly and welcoming. She is very flexible with hours and days as she knows people's circumstances change all the time, this is really helpful as my uni commitments can often change. Mercy is very reliable and fantastic with the children. I would definitely recommend to others.

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by Avatar for Sophie Sophie about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 01/02/2020

Mercy is excellent with the kids, she's punctual, so understanding and extremely flexible. She offers a wide variety of activities for the little ones. We're glad to have met Mercy, what a wonderful person she is, my daughter is quite happy, as if that's not enough, when I leave the office late, Mercy will drop my daughter off right at my door after she's had her tea :-) keep up the good work!!

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by Avatar for Jaysmum Jaysmum about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 28/01/2020

True Sparks Childcare has been both a life saver and a breath of fresh air.
My daughter considers it her second home.
She has overnight care while I work and is also taken to school in the morning.
The service is tailored to meet my childcare needs, which I really appreciate.
My daughter feels safe, well looked after and I always go to work with peace of mind.
She participated in the half-term activities with the other children and looks forward to doing so again soon.
Keep up the excellent work and I definitely recommend True Sparks Childcare.

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by Avatar for Diana Diana about Avatar for TSparks TSparks on 28/01/2020

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