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Childminder in Manchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 02 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

'Early morning starts available‘ ‘OUTSTANDING' in all areas by Ofsted, FREE CHILDCARE entitlement offered for 3 to 5yr olds offered, Some 2yr olds also may be eligible to claim for up to 15 hours a week free. QUALIFIED LEVEL 3 IN CHILD CARE & DEVELOPMENT, OFSTED REGISTERED. Early starts and late finishes from 6am to 6pm

My Experience

I have been providing flexible childcare for Many years at a competitive rate. I have wealth of experience particularly within the early years sector right up to early teens, and have continued to build on my knowledge with training and development programs alongside mcc quality assurance team. I have previously worked for Women’s aid as a children’s development worker for 9 years, as well as a breakfast and after school club manager in a local school. I have been in this role for the past 8 years and have great facilities available for the little ones.

My Qualifications

peadiatric first aid
nvq level 3 in child care & education

My Availability

please contact me with any requirements. I am happy to provide flexible care with drop off and pick ups offered.

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Last Updated: 20/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please contact me regarding fees.

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for sheridan. 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.

Paula is the best childminder I could of ever wished for. She always goes out of her way to make sure the children are looked after and happy and safe. My son is always so excited to go to Paula’s, so much so that he requested to go on his birthday instead of coming home early! Paula has made him feel like a part of the family and I can’t thank her enough for showing so much love and care to him! Paula has also been so flexible with dates and times etc to help me.

The setting is such a lovely place and my son enjoys the playhouse so much! He enjoys having his own space to be creative but also loves it when Paula helps him with tasks! He has made such amazing progress since he was welcomed into the environment and has been nurtured and allowed to grow.

My son has been in nursery’s and preschools for 3 years prior to meeting Paula and he says she is ‘the bestest of the best’ and is his ‘favourite person to look after me, even better than nana’!

I won’t send Leo to anybody else now. Paula is my only choice!

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by about sheridan on 14/11/2019

I can't speak highly enough of Paula's professional care for my son, now of school age. He was very well nurtured under Paula's care for four days a week from aged 10 months to 5 years old. Paula's pet and smoke free home was always clean and tidy and she provided a varied selection of nutritious and healthy food and snacks. Paula was really flexible when my son was first settling in, but from the very beginning he was incredibly happy there. She kept a full log of his daily routines, in the early days it was all about milk, food and dirty nappies (which reassured me as a working mum) but this also included a record of his personal, social and learning developments with lots of pictures and examples of his creativity. We still hang his home made baubles on our Christmas tree! I continue to treasure these memories as I wasn’t organised enough to do as much of this at home.

We had a regular routine of weekly care and I was able to use ‘Childcare Vouchers’ which were saved via my employer. I was delighted about this as there are some tax savings for working parents and I continue to use them at school. We moved from full-time care to after school care once my Son started nursery. I had other childcare options by this stage but we were so happy with Paula that our arrangement continued until he started Reception. Paula was flexible enough to accept term time only care from day one. This was invaluable to us, practically and financially as my husband works in a school. Very few other Childcare services offered this option at the time.

There is no doubt that Paula takes her responsibilities very seriously. She strictly observes the child to adult ratios and does not employ ‘assistants’; caring for each child herself, personally. I’d recommend parents consider this of any prospective Childminder.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Paula’s services. Don’t delay; because of her superb standards she rarely has any vacancies.

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by about sheridan on 14/11/2019

Paula was looking after my son from when he was 18 months old until he was 5. My son was always keen to go to Paula’s as she is really into The job and has lots of different activities prepared for The children each day. My son’s development was fantastic. He was quite shy boy ( as he was The only child at The time) but being at Paula’s gave him lots of confidence around Other children. They were doing lots of funny exercises like singing, painting, playing with The water and sand, reading stories from The books, going to The library, going to The bouncy castles, legoland, Sea World or galleries. When I found out that I am going to have a second child, The only Childminder I was going to consider was Paula. She is extremely warm and nice person. My children absolutely loved Paula! I honestly think that being a Childminder is her calling. I cannot recommend Paula highly enough! If you want to leave your child with The best Childminder, Paula is definitely The right person.

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by about sheridan on 13/11/2019

Paula is the best child minder I have ever had, she's very welcoming and helpful. She went out of her way to accommodate my daughters needs. Her place is set up in a very child friendly and professional manner. My daughter adored her and loved staying with her and I was rest assured and had no worries while she was with Paula. I recommend Paula to any mom's looking for a polite, caring, considerate and professional minder. Thanks again Paula xxx

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by about sheridan on 13/11/2019

Honestly from the moment Paula welcomed my two children into her home ( 8 year old and 13 months old)she has being brilliant.my kids always look forward to being looked after by her because of the warm caring and loving environment she provides.Paula is Definately a childminder any mother would love because when you leave your children with her you are able go to work with the knowledge that your kids are in a safe and loving environment ...She always does fun and exciting activities with the kids so they will never be bored...so if you are looking for an experienced childminder who genuinely loves kids your search is over...Paula is the one...I would recommend 100%.......
Nadia

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by about sheridan on 03/04/2013

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