Hello I'm Sophie, I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder in the village of Sandy Lane, near Bingley, West Yorkshire. I have over 12 years experience caring for children from birth onwards.
• a stimulating home-from-home environment where children learn through play
• Homemade, nutritious meals & snacks
• A large, well equipped enclosed garden- where there are always endless open-ended play opportunities
• Full/part time places
• 2/3/4 year old funding
• Regular outings
• Drop off & Collection to/from St Joseph's Primary School (Bingley)
I follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
I work from 7.30am to 5.30pm but can be flexible, if needed.
References are available, if required.
I have over 12 years childcare experience working in Private Day Nurseries and Primary schools. I have taught and cared for children of all ages and have experience of working with SEN.
Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 Award In Emergency First Aid at Work
Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding
Improving Children's Learning Through Play
Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years
The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment
Food Hygiene & Safety
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Understanding and working with the EYFS
Developing Children's Learning
Recording Children's Development
Understanding and Responding to Children's Behaviour
Teaching Assistant and Cover Supervisor Qualified
Please contact me to discuss availability, I work from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday -Thursday & 7.30am to 4.30pm on Friday's.
|Last Updated: 09/04/2021|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy
- First Aid Certificate: Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (added 28/01/2021)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 12/03/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 12/03/2020)
- Training Certificate: Introduction to Childminding (added 04/03/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Children's Care, Learning & Development (added 04/03/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric & Emergency First Aid (added 04/03/2020)
- Training Certificate: Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding (added 04/03/2020)
- DBS Check (added 04/03/2020)
- UK Driving Licence (added 04/03/2020)
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Our daughter has been going to Sophie's now for a couple of months. After the year we've had, our daughter wasn't used to seeing anyone but mum and dad, let alone being left with anyone else. She took to Sophie so quickly and Sophie won her over immediately with interesting toys and encouraging her to build with blocks.
Sophie provides a real home from home with lovely home cooking which has transformed our daughters eating. She seems to intuitively know when I need some reassurance after drop off and sends lovely pictures of our girl having a ball!
Sophie provides a wide range of activities while also providing space for the children to choose what they get involved in. She always takes the time to catch up at the end of the day and share little stories of their day.
We couldn't have hoped for anyone better!
Sophie is a fantastic child minder and wonderful person.
She offers a caring, loving and family orientated home from home. She constantly interacts with my daughter and sends her home with pictures, jewellery, baking everything they have done together as her sessions.
My little girl looks forward to going each and every week. Even though at the moment she only goes one day a week, which is already going to be increased. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels as a parent, when you can drop off your little one so easily without any tears or push back. I cannot recommend this lovely lady enough.
I have been trying to get my toddler settled in child care outside of the family for nearly 2 years. I have tried nursery for over a year and it just didn't seem to work for us. I came across Sophie on here. I messaged her and she promptly replied and we arranged a home visit.
Instantly we felt at home. My daughter settled immediately. So much so she wanted to stay and play even though we had only just met Sophie.
Royce has settled really well with Sophie and he is always happy and well cared for. Sophie goes above and beyond to help Royce in his daily routine and he is progressing really well. We can’t thank Sophie enough for been there to give us peace of mind.
My little girl loves going to Sophie’s - not a second glance to me as I leave her. She has fun filled days and different meals every day. She comes home babbling away - no doubt telling me tales of all the fun she has had. Can’t wait for her to be talking so she can properly tell me all about it.
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