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Amy O

Childminder in Warrington

5 stars
(4)

Female Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login Feb 2022

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Pre-Registration

About Me

Hello and welcome to 'Amy's Baby & Childcare'. My name is Amy and I am an OFSTED registered Childminder in Great Sankey. I have been married to John for 13 years and we have two gorgeous children. Erin is 12 years old and Luke is 7 years old.

We share our home with Benji, our adorable 3 year old Cavachon.

After working as an Assistant Accountant for 10 years I decided to follow my dreams and my heart and became a registered childminder. I have never looked back!

I have completed my Level 3 diploma in Working with children and young people and am paediatric first trained. I undergo regular training to keep my Safeguarding and SEN knowledge up to date. I follow the EYFS framework and work closely with parents to enhance the children's learning and development.

With a lovely play park and duck pond 5 minutes away we enjoy daily trips out to feed the ducks and play in the park area, as well as weekly trips to soft play centres, local library sessions and Sure Start Centres.

In my spare time I offer creche services at weddings and events.

My Experience

I currently have 3 children that I care for on a part time basis throughout the week.

I am able to offer 2 year and 3 year funding.

My Qualifications

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Childminding course and Ofsted Registration for Childminding

Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

My Availability

My childminding hours are Monday - Thursday 7.45am to 5.30pm

I am available for before and after school hours and will drop off/collect from St Philips, Westbrook.

I have part time vacancies.

*I can assist with emergency care at short notice*

I like to do a 4 week settling in period to ensure the child and parents are happy before committing to a contract.

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Last Updated: 07/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please contact me for further information. Amys Baby & Childcare. Amy Oldfield

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
6 January 2020
17 June 2016 - Outstanding
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Amy O. 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.

Amy has cared for my daughter Cara since September 2018 when she was 2.5 years old. We had recently moved 200miles to live in Warrington, leaving all our family behind and Cara had never been cared for by anyone outside of the family. From my first meeting with Amy it was clear that she really cared for the children she looked after and got to know them very well. She created a real “home from home” feeing, which was a key part of choosing her over other childminders.

Amy suggested a well planned settling in timetable for Cara, but was also flexible to my work needs. We communicated easily through this period and made adjustments to better suit Cara as it progressed. Cara very quickly formed lovely friendships with the other children in her setting and still refers to them as her best friends. Given the huge changes our whole family was going through, my confidence in Amys provision was a huge reassurance to us all.

Over the last 16 months Amy has got to know Cara very well. She had encouraged her in areas she is less confident (such as joining in with groups of children) and allowed her to explore areas she enjoys (such as crafts and imaginative play). I have confidence that Cara is really known and understood by Amy. She is quick to notice when Cara is unsettled or worried by something or if there are any changes from her usual behaviour.

In September 2019 Cara started attending preschool 3 days a week and continued to be cared for by Amy for 2 days a week. Amy helped me to decide how to structure this new routine, using both her knowledge of Cara and her own experience of the preschool. Amy has helped prepare her for this transition and has supported me in managing Caras struggles with it. Amy has helped to prepare her well for the routine, self care, listening and mark making she needs for preschool. Cara is struggling with separation anxiety around preschool and this further encourages me that choosing Amy to care for her was a great decision and that she feels very safe with her.

Amy gives regular feedback to me at our morning and afternoon handovers in the school playground. We also communicate by WhatsApp if there are any specific details such as changes to our usual routine or unfolding situations such as illness. Amy regularly WhatsApp’s me photos of their time together. I have also looked through Caras folder and seen the great things they do together. Cara often brings home crafts she has made with Amy. On occasion I have also met with amy for coffee or spoken on the phone if there is something specific I need support with. I know this would be available more often should I need it. I have also called Amy if I need emergency childcare or help with school pickup due to unforeseen circumstances. Amy communicates easily with both me and my husband, as well as having a good relationship with my older child. She communicates well with Caras preschool, enabling them both to support her as she looks forward towards starting reception in September.

I am already sad that Cara will be leaving Amy's care this summer. I have recommended Amy to those I know looking for a childminder and will continue to recommend her. I am so grateful that we found Amy and for the huge positive impact she has had on Cara, along with the rest of the family.

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

by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Amy O Amy O on 30/01/2020

Amy looked after my daughter, Evie from her being 9 months and made my transition back to work (as a teacher) so much easier. I always knew Evie was happy and extremely well looked after. She loved going and would cheer most mornings when I told her where she was going that day.
Amy takes the children out most days and encourages their development through well planned, fun activities.
She is a wonderfully, caring person and makes everyone feel so welcome. As mentioned in another review, Evie also ended up feeling like part of the family becoming a big fan of John and Grandad!
Amy's setting is lovely with a fabulous outdoor space. There is a huge variety of engaging toys which Amy rotates regularly.
I would highly recommend Amy as a childminder. She is professional, kind and fun and always strives to provide the best care for the children in her care. I cannot express fully how grateful I am that she came into our lives.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for burtonwo burtonwo about Avatar for Amy O Amy O on 16/05/2015

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