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Childminder in Hexham

Babysitter in Hexham

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 23 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder living in Hexham with my partner Simon and my 2 children.

I am 35 years old and have worked with children for 17 years.

I run my business alongside an assistant 2 days per week. We are now known as Oak Close Childcare.

We are a mix between childminder and nursery.

We offer the same home from home welcome as a childminder does with the added bonus of being able to accommodate more children.

We have 6 early years children on Mondays and Tuesdays and at the end of the week i work alone with some children after school.

Our aim is to provide a reliable and trustworthy service, along with flexibility for parents.

We provide a 'home from home' experience, where children will feel happy and most of all have fun!!

During the week we visit the local library, go to the local park to do forest school type activities,visit the local sure start and take trips to various local places.

We also do lots of home based activities such as baking, clay, playdough, walks to see the animals, painting and messy play.

We have song and story time each day too!

I have a dedicated playroom which leads out onto an outdoor garden area. The garden has a variety of activities including a water and sand area, a digging area, a 'mark making shed', a variety of bikes and cars and a fantastic mud kitchen

During holiday time we take the children to different parks, the farm, National Trust sites and museums.

I drop off and pick up from the SeleFirst Nursery and School in Hexham.

I can provide the 2 and 3 year old funding (please message for more information)

I have lots of references from parents in the local area.
We currently have a waiting list.

My Experience

I have worked with children for 17 years in nursery settings, as a nanny and for the past 7 years as a childminder.

Whilst completing my childcare training I worked in a local school with children ranging from 4 to 8 years of age.

I worked in a nursery for 5 years looking after varying ages of children from birth to pre-school.
I have also worked as a nanny.

I have 2 children myself. My oldest is 8 and my little boy is 3.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care and Education.

Key Skills Level 3

Pediatric First Aid Certificate

Food Hygiene Level 3

Various Child Protection and Safeguarding courses.

A Diploma in Home Based Childcare

My assistant has a NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education

All assistants have undergone the DBS process, Pediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding

My Availability

Unfortunately we have no availability until July 2020 unless circumstances change with any of my families. We do have a waiting list.

I work from 7.30am until 6.00pm Monday to Thursday.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/08/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.70 per hour

My hourly fee includes all meals, snacks and trips out.

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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  • DBS Check (added 27/09/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 27/09/2019)


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