I am married to Tom for 30 years and we have 3 boys, 28 26 & 23 and we have a small friendly/gentle dog(who stays mostly in the utility room) We are a very sociable, easy going, active household.
I have been childminding for 25 years. My husband Tom was registered in Sept 08, though he just helps out as and when needed, otherwise his full time job is a driving instructor. Our service complies with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and meets the individual needs of each child. Each child's learning and development is recorded through a Tapestry journal. We like the children to have fun with us as they play and learn in a safe and loving home environment. I also have some availability for a nanny service odd hours/days.
Tom and myself are Network Ofsted Registered, CRB checked, fully insured and 1st Aid trained. We are both Level 3 qualified and are also accredited to offer the 30hrs free government funded childcare for ,2,3 & 4 year olds.
We are a lively household and do a variety of activities with the little ones, such as play-doh, puzzles, junk modelling, painting, crafts, baking, role play, boxed games and garden play and we also hold annual tickets to Portsmouth aquarium, Staunton Park, and Manor Farm. As well as those places, we also visit toddler groups, parks and the library.
85% of the children we care for, stay with us long term, having them from babies/toddlers through to school age, even secondary school age! In fact Tom has even taught a few of them to drive now!
I have experience of caring for children with autism, ADHD and dietary allergies.
We are also registered for over night care.
We are able to do school runs to Ranvilles, Wallisdean, St. Jude's, Meon Cross, and Crofton schools.
CSE English, Geography, Chemistry, Religion Grade C. Maths Grade E.
2 years Kingsway College where I learnt secretarial/office skills.
15 years secretarial/office environment.
Various childcare qualifications and courses which include 1st Aid, Safeguarding/Child Protection, Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare, Health & Safety, Raising Boys, Skilled Playworker and ongoing training.
|Last Updated: 14/03/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
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My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs at St Jude's Catholic Primary School
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My little boy has been with Bernie from September 2018 (14 months old). He has flourished in her care, learning so many new things.
He loves going to Bernies 2 days a week and is always excited to walk in. He loves seeing the other children in her care, and her dog Albert!
Bernie takes him to tots group, the aquarium, the park, Staunton and many many more! There are lots and lots of toys to play with, plus always something arty to do!
She always keeps a diary of naps, food, nappies etc and is such a genuine person.
She is flexible around timings and we do TTO because of my job.
We highly recommend Bernie and Tom, it has made my return to work so much smoother and less anxious :)
My two boys love Bernie and look forward to the time they spend with her. Each day spent there is an adventure as she does loads of different things with them. Like walks to the park, visits to the aquarium, Christmas display and meeting Santa. She keeps them busy with loads of different learning activities and encourages them to participate.
This is my first experience with childmilders but i am really happy I picked Bernie as she has made my kids feel so welcome. It puts my mind at easy knowing they in good hands!
BeTots childcare is amazing, extreamly helpful and always caring. My son has been with Bernie & Tom since before Christmas & he has flourished. Bernie helped us with toilet training and learning.
He has learned all of his colours, shapes and numbers.
Since our son is an only child, it is so lovely for him to be able to meet other children his age and younger before he starts school.
Excellent enviroment with so many games, toys and learning, & my son is always talking about Bernie’s yummy food & brings home artwork and sometimes cakes that he has baked.
Bernie also takes them out on days out which is great as it’s not allways possible with Work ect & always updates parents throughout the day. Couldn’t of wished for better people to look after my son! Thankyou!!!!!
Response by BeTots Childminding on 22/04/2018:
It's a pleasure taking care of Georgie Porgie x
Bernie & Tom are such wonderful people & really have kids best interests at heart. Bernie teaches the kids so much everyday & really involves them in all she does.
My son really took to them both & has learned real life skills massively since being at BeTots (baking/shopping/making stuff)
His numbers, reading & concentration for creative play have all been really improved.
I was a stranger to the area & they made my son & I feel very welcome and supported throughout. Xx
Our little boy has been with BeTots since May 2016. I couldn't ask for a better place for him to be cared for. Noah loves playing with the other children which has helped his social skills as well as his speech. He always tells me about his exciting day (He is only 2 1/2 ;) ) he had at BeTots.
Bernie and Tom are very kind, understanding and flexible. We are so happy with our choice of BeTots for Noahs childcare. They go on a lot of outings with the children and make sure there is always something to do for the kiddies.
Would definitely recommend BeTots!!! x
Response by BeTots Childminding on 12/01/2017:
Thank you for your review Saskia, we love taking care of Noie!x
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