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Childminder in Oldbury

Babysitter in Oldbury

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2020 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 09 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Mustard Seeds childminding provides high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We love playing and exploring, enjoying the outdoors and being creative with messy play

My name is Alex and I live in a pleasant area of Oldbury close to all local amenities, with my husband and 2 year old daughter.

I have been recently been OFSTED inspected and recieved my certificate.

I hold full public liability Insurance and all my family members have been CRB checked.

I love my job and get great satisfaction in watching the children I care for grow and flourish both socially and educationally, while feeling happy, safe and loved in my home from home setting.

I'm a great believer in forming good relationships with my parents and working together .

I have a secure garden, well equipped for all ages. Providing sit and ride toys, a sandpit, water play, wendy house, slide, skipping ropes, balls etc.

I provide a wide range of toys, books and activities for all ages to help each child to learn through play and reach their own personal goals and full potential.

Every child is unique and I believe children should be treated with respect and that they learn from positive role models.

We frequently visit local parks, woods, the library, outdoor areas and soft play areas, walking to these destinations, getting lots of fresh air and learning to understand our world around us. Going on outings further a field, travelling by car or using public transport, gaining different experiences.

I also attend different toddler groups helping to develop good social skills.

I do believe in some old fashion values such as manners and sitting together at the table for meals. I am very aware talking to children from birth upwards plays a major part in their development.

My downstairs toilet gives easy access to hand washing facilities and encourages the younger children to become gradually more independent once potty trained.

I aim to help the younger children to become confident and independent with simple tasks such as putting their own shoes and coat on, learning to cope with zips and buttons, ready for their next step of starting school.

I am very competent at caring for children of all ages.

I provide healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day for the children. I ask you to provide lunch.

My aim is to provide a happy, safe and fun environment for every child in my care!!

Local pickups Langley green primary and The Orchard school

Open during the holidays, evenings/ overnight (after 6pm) and weekends. Flexible care available.

Personal holiday booked week of 17th August 2020.

Feel free to call me to know more.

My Experience

Wide range of experience in early years settings including play sessions, nurseries and with my own 2 year daughter.

I have come from being a teacher and fell in love with the early years foundation stage, I have decided to pursue this full time.

I help out at local playschemes with SEN children, therefore have a good knowledge on how best to support their development.

I have taken care of children aged between birth to teens.

My Qualifications

Level 3 HBCA preparing to work home based childcare
Paediatric first aid
Level 2 safeguarding
Enhaced DBS certificate
Level 2 food hygiene
Supporting autistic children
PLI Insured
EYFS training

My Availability

Monday to Saturday evenings, weekends, holidays. School holidays fully flexible.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes no
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 16/07/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5 per hour
2 year and 3 year funding available

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 01/07/2020)


Below are the latest reviews for Alex. 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.

We booked Alex for a few hours while we went out one night. We only gave her around 3 hours notice and she was still able to help us out!
It was the first time she was meeting my 2 girls and she was so good with them. My eldest daughter loved her! She got both of them off to sleep and settled for when we got home and I can’t thank her enough for it.
It was the first time ever having a babysitter for our children and she made me feel at ease. She even texted me once through the night to give me an update on the kids which made me happy.

Will definitely book her again x

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Chloe about Alex on 01/08/2020

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