Childminder in Christchurch
Babysitter in Christchurch
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Female Member since Jun 2021 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 24 Jun 2022
I am an Ofsted registered childminder with my 20 year old daughter, Ellie, as my trained childminding assistant. We provide care for children from 6 months to 12 years in our home in Clarendon Road, Christchurch. We offer before and after-school care on some days with collection and drop-off to Christchurch Infant and Junior Schools. We also provide a babysitting service and overnight care for the children we regularly care for.
For the past 25 years, I have been working as a primary school teacher and have taught 4 - 11 year olds. I am currently taking a career break from class teaching to pursue other interests and roles.
I have extensive experience of children from birth to 18 through being a parent, teacher, godparent, friend and babysitter.
I have been the class teacher of classes of children from Reception to Year 7, working in different local school settings. I have Early Years Foundation Stage training, phonics and spelling, maths, English and all curriculum subjects in KS1 and KS2.
I have a BSc Honours Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Primary Teaching. Whilst studying Psychology, I focused on child development and specifically early language and mathematical skills. I have a comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding and child protection and have recently completed a specific 'Safeguarding for Childminders' course. I have extensive experience of working with children with learning and behaviour needs and have completed training modules on autism, ADHD, attachment theory and Children's mental health. In preparation for childminding, I have refreshed my Early Years Foundation Stage training and both Ellie and I have completed a 12-hour Full Paediatric First Aid Course. Ellie and I both have an enhanced DBS check, as do my husband and son. Ellie has also completed a Sign Language course and we use baby sign language to support the children's communication skills.
We provide care for babies and toddlers from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Thursday (and some before and after school care for children from 4 - 12 years). We have a large house with plenty of space for the children of all ages to play and explore. The main play room has direct access to the decked patio and lawn so the children can move easily between indoor and outdoor learning. We have a wide range of toys and equipment which we use to facilitate creative and engaging play opportunities.
We are animal lovers and have a one-year old cockapoo dog called Lottie and three fluffy tabby cats. All of the pets are friendly and safe with children, and are up to date with their health care.
Our focus is on providing individualised high-quality childcare for babies and children. For the little ones, our daily routine will begin with settling in activities and breakfast. In the mornings, we will go to a local toddler group, soft-play centre, park or library 'Wriggle and Rhyme session. Then it's back home for lunch and naps or rest time. In the afternoon, there will be time to play again and to head out for some outdoor learning in the garden or for a trip to the park, beach or woods. Then it's time for stories and songs before dinner and home time.
|Last Updated: 09/04/2022|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Childminding - £4.50 per hour per child
Before and After School Care - from £4 per hour per child
My Local Schools
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- Exam Certificate: EYFS Training Modules (added 09/04/2022)
- Exam Certificate: EYFS Training Course Certificate (added 09/04/2022)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 09/04/2022)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 09/03/2022)
- Exam Certificate (added 17/02/2022)
- DBS Check (added 11/11/2021)
- Training Certificate (added 19/10/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 30/08/2021)
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Tanya and Ellie have helped provide childcare for our daughter, when we returned back to the uk, after living in Australia. They are a wonderful, kind, caring family who foster a nurturing environment that my daughter loves! So grateful for everything Tanya and Ellie do for my family 😊
Tanya looks after my newborn son and helps out around the house twice a week for 3 hours. I was very anxious to have someone else care for him so young, but I was in need due to illness. But Tanya is so caring, attentive, knowledgable and mothering, I trust her implicitly. And now even though I’m not so ill anymore, we’ve kept her on cause she’s so great. She plays and looks after my son wonderfully and has also been a shoulder for me to cry on when needed! You couldn’t ask for a better person to look after your baby.
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