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Childminder in Northwich

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 26 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

* Immediate spaces available for Children of Key Workers. Please message me for more Information.
FULL TIME spaces available from July 2020
Before & After School care Davenham Primary
Part time spaces available now.

I offer a fun, relaxed and safe home from home care.
I have 25 Yrs plus experience in Childcare, I am qualified NNEB & Level 4 in Early Years.
We attend Playgroups, Children's Centres, Libraries & walks to the park to name a few.
I am very flexible to accommodate parents needs, occasional pick ups/drop offs, Dr visits, Baby clinic etc
I encourage all round development & learning through play whilst promoting Health & Safety at all times and implementing the EYFS.
I currently drop off and pick up from Davenham School and can drop/collect from local pre schools.

I live with my 2 Boys, Jack 17 Yrs. & Oliver 15 Yrs. I have lived in Northwich for 16 years, previous to that we lived down South, though I was born & bred in the North of England.

My Experience

I became a Child-minder 15 Years ago when my youngest Son was born so I could stay at home and continue with my career in Childcare.
I have worked with Children throughout my working Life, this includes Deputy Manager of a Private Nursery, Nursery Nurse in a Pre school and a Winter Season as a Nanny with a Ski company, which then led onto a Summer season in Menorca as a private Nanny, and a Childminder for 15 years.

My Qualifications

NNEB (National Nursery Nursing Examination Board)
Level 4 In Early Years through the Open university

My Availability

* Full time spaces available from July; part time spaces now available. I also provide before & after school care for Davenham Primary.
I am very flexible and work 7am - 6pm Weekdays.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 18/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.75 per hour

Competitive rates, affordable childcare.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: paediatric & Early Years First Aid (added 01/08/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: paediatric & Early Years First Aid (added 01/08/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 01/08/2018)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Sharon Spalding. 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 have no problem in recommending Sharon to anyone who is seeking a home from home fun caring environment that would suit kids of all ages.
We tried many nurseries before we came across Sharon - Rocco took to her straight away and has been happy throughout his time under her care. We will be sad to leave in September.
We also use Sharon for our daughter Brooke who is 10 throughout the school holidays.
Rocco always enjoyed the outings they did and activities within Sharon's home.
Creating cards on special days eg Mothers day,Fathers day,Christmas was a nice touch.
If your child is particularly reluctant to leave you it can be very upsetting, Sharon sent me texts and little pictures early on to assure me he was happy.
Sharon is the real Mrs Mary Poppins, we will miss her.

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

by about Sharon Spalding on 01/08/2018

Everything that Sharon states on her profile is true!!
She has been a childminder (and now friend) to my 2 children since they were both a few months old. She always cared for and nurtured them as if they were her own whilst I was at work. They are now 5 and 7 years old and still go to Sharon's before and after school. They have always been happy there and continue to be.
Sharon has always been both flexible and reliable and there have been times when we would have been lost without her as my family do not live locally.
I would highly recommend Sharon (and her boys!) to anyone looking for a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sharon Spalding on 28/08/2014

My daughters (2 years and 9 months) have now been going to Sharon for a couple of months. I don't usually write reviews for anything but I am so pleased with Sharon that I had to write a review this time. My eldest can be quite clingy around people she doesn't know so I was quite anxious about them both going to childcare. However, both of my girls have settled in from day 1 without any tears, the need for settling in sessions or me needing to stay for a while at drop off! They both have such fun filled days going for walks, playbarns, doing lots of craft and playing in the very well equipped playroom. My eldest even asked if she could go back again after her very first day! I can't thank Sharon enough for making the transition of me returning to work so easy as I knew the girls were happy and being looked after by someone who cares for them.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sharon Spalding on 20/03/2014

I wanted to leave a review on here because I always think it's very difficult to choose a childminder by just reading their profile. There's no better way than finding out from the parents of the other children they've cared for.

Sharon was my son's childminder until he started school this September. She also cared for my daughter during school holidays on occasion.

My son loved his time with Sharon. She has a friendly, open nature and is a really warm person. My son always felt happy to spend the day with her and enjoyed a wide range of different activities while he was there. Sharon takes the children out to toddler groups, playbarns, for walks and to playgrounds to let them have fun, run around and mix with others their own age. She also does activities and games at home with them. She's got a great environment for kids and my son particularly loved the playroom full of great toys and things to do!

I've always found Sharon to be really reliable - she never had a day off ill in the whole time we had her as a childminder. She was also really accommodating if we needed an early start, which was so helpful to me.

I've recommended Sharon to others already as I think she's a great person, a fantastic childminder and someone who I would completely trust to care for my children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sharon Spalding on 18/10/2012

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