5 stars (3)

Childminder in Hull

Babysitter in Hull

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 02 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter

About Me

Hi, I'm Jo. I have been registered with OFSTED since 2010. I am a happy, confident, friendly and sociable married woman; complemented with a very caring, flexible and approachable nature.
My family and I live on Bricknell Avenue which consists of one husband, three lovely children and one cat. My daughter, a chatterbox girl of 14 and a friendly boy of 16 attend the outstanding school, Kelvin Hall. My eldest son, Alex, who's 25 works in London.

Within our warm, clean and safe home, I am happy to provide an environment large enough to offer morning & after-school and full-time care. If you require weekend care for your little ones, I will be more than happy to try to meet your needs. I am also available to accommodate shift workers - early mornings to late evenings.

We have a safe, fenced and lawned garden with plenty of outdoor toys. We also have a friendly cat, Angel, who simply loves to sleep all day! Within the extensive range of toys I also provide a range of educational toys to suit babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

I have a full and clean UK driving licence. My car is M.O.T.'d and insured for child-minding and equipped with car seats. My family and I enjoy days out, usually at the beach or walking through Dalby Forest. My children and I have recently started getting fit as a family and are 'enjoying' running!!

A comprehensive list of childcare providers can be provided free of charge from your local council.

If you require a childcare provider who has alot of time and care to give, please contact me via the childcare register of childminders available from Hull City Council.

My Experience

As well as working part-time at Women & Childrens Hospital, I have also had experience as a Volunteer at my childrens primary school, offering assistance with guided reading and various other tasks for Yr 4 children.

I was a full-time mum for 5 years between 2003 - 2008. I have worked part-time ever since to adapt to meet my childrens needs. Being Mum to three I feel I have gained the experience and knowledge to adapt to all situations that may arise from caring for children of all ages.

My Qualifications

Pre-registration to Childminding Course
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children Level I
Food & Hygiene Course

My Availability

Bricknell Primary School

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Before School no yes yes yes no no no
Morning no yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes no no no
After School no yes yes yes no no no
Evening no yes yes yes no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 08/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.75 per hour
  • Babysitting from £11.00 per hour

Under 5’s – morning session £20.00 from 0730 – 1200 hours. Afternoon session £20.00 from 1230 – 1700 hours.

Under 5’s - full Day childcare £35 from 0730 – 1700 hrs Monday to Friday

Over 5’s - full Day childcare £25 from 0730 – 1700 hrs Monday to Friday.

School Run available Bricknell Primary
AM or PM - Flat rate - £5.00 - 0730 - 0900 hrs & £5.00 - 1515 - 1700 hrs

Monday - Friday
£35 per child per day for under 5's and £25 per child per day over 5's.

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


Below are the latest reviews for funhouse. 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.

Jo has been looking after my little girl Ince summer 1 day a week due to sometimes working overtime. She's just wonderful with children my daughter is very attached to me but she settled in extremely well with jo and the other children she looks after and loves her daughter. Was always big smiles at being told going to Jos Jos and she saying her daughters name. I hope to find someone nearly half as good as jo and that khloe takes to just as well. Just a shame I can't do full time as would have loved for her to stay.
So down to earth realistic instead of rulebooks for everything.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about funhouse on 12/12/2016

Response by funhouse on 03/02/2017:

Hi Jo

I've just read your lovely review. I wasn't expecting that ! What a lovely surprise!!!


I'm so pleased that you have been so happy with my care of Khloe. She's always been a dream to care for and not a nightmare !!!

Evie is so pleased that Khloe has returned to us.......AND SO AM I!!!!!

Once again Jo.......THANK YOU x

Jo took my little whirlwind (Not so little anymore) under her wing from just 10 months old, she was so calm and patient with her even when she through almighty hissy fits!

Jo and her family became apart of mine, So helpful with Advise when I was struggling in certain situations, helped with the dreaded potty training, took Evie to placed I wasn't able to go very often with her, Jo worked ridiculous hours for me to accommodate the 13 hour shifts that I worked.
I Would 100% recommend Jo, I trusted her with my life and what a great Job she did.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by about funhouse on 17/10/2016

Response by funhouse on 24/11/2016:

Hi Chantelle

Sorry for the late reply to your review......I've not noticed that your had taken the time to write such a wonderful and pleasing review! Thank you x

it means a lot that you thought so highly of me and my family. I was only happy to help.....you know me.....if I can......I will !!!

I've noticed that you have been searching for a childcare provider. I hope you have been successful?

Do you have to return to working 13 hours or are you looking for a 9-5 clinic job?

Please give Evie a big love and kiss from 'Jo-Jo' and tell her that Harvey, Phil, Evie and I hope she has lots of fun going to school in January !!!

Speak soon.

Jo x

I am so thankful to this lovely lady for her briliant job and commitment to some crazy hours that she had to do to look after my 3,5 year old daughter. My daughter can be difficult at the times, but Jo handled situations in a calm way and get through to my daughter better then I do. Not only Jo handled my daughters behaviour, she also discussed it with me and cave me some good advices on how to deal with some behaviours. Jo became a family member, even though we only have know each other for a few weeks. My daughter asks about this lovely lady almost everyday!

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

by about funhouse on 25/08/2016

Response by funhouse on 26/09/2016:


Thank you for such a fabulous reference.

It was a joy to care for Liepa during the short period of time. I was also happy to support you with Liepa's care and routine.

Liepa is such a happy, confident and independent little girl. She is a happy, funny and bright individual who has a positive approach towards new challenges.

Thank you, once again, for giving me the opportunity to share, even if it was for a short period of time, the care of your sweet daughter.


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