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Hannah J

Childminder in Chester

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Female Member since Apr 2023 Last Updated Feb 2024 Last Login Feb 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Thank you for your interest. We're full until 2026.

Hello! Welcome to Joyfully Minded Childcare. Hannah is Chester based wife to aspiring clinical psychologist Nick, and mother of two wonderful little ones with a background in customer service, business and finance. Lydia is a Psychology graduate who has worked with SEND children in a local primary school. We are a sister-in-law team, who have both retrained as co-childminders, allowing us to provide even better care for our minded children, with increased ratios of adult to child. We look forward to double the fun, creativity, laughter, singing and adventures!

We believe that all children are joy bringers, and we consider it a privilege to be trusted with a key part of their care and development. Our childminding service provides a nurturing environment for children from birth to school age that encourages growth at the pace of the child, recognizing that every child’s journey is unique. We are passionate about learning through play which follows the interests of the children in our care and enabling children to learn from one another’s experiences and hobbies.

Our setting is equipped with a play room, three reading nooks, a mud kitchen, playhouse, swing set, sand pit, bug hotel, vegetable and fruit allotment borders, and a large garden. We hold a vast array of resources, designed to support the EYFS curriculum in creative and inspiring ways.

We believe that outings are an important part of our learning, providing children with valuable fresh air and exercise as well as enabling them to experience what the community has to offer. We spend a lot of time in nature - whatever the weather - making the most of our large garden, as well as memberships to local attractions like Chester Zoo, Delamere Forrest, and the Blue Planet Aquarium, as well as local parks, nature reserves, allotments, gardens, farms and duck ponds. We also enjoy trips to local libraries, music groups, toddler stay-and-play sessions, markets, and soft-play facilities.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stages curriculum, whilst encouraging the children to take their next steps forward in the areas of physical, creative, cognitive, and social development. We will always humbly aspire to implement Gentle & Respectful Discipline principles wherever possible, accepting that a growth mindset is essential in understanding and adopting styles that will get the best out of each individual child. We are committed to the families that we serve, offering support and encouragement as we work together to provide the best care and education for your child.

Lydia, and Hannah both hold enhanced DBS certificates, and we are Pediatric First Aid trained. I have obtained additional certificates in Autism Awareness, Food Hygiene and Child Nutrition.

We're full until Sept 2024.

My Experience

Hannah's professional background has been over seventeen years of varying roles within the Supply Chain function of an Aerospace company. I have a HND in Business and Finance, as well as several management certificates. Becoming a Childminder has certainly been a welcome change of rhythm. Since becoming a mother, I have been able to embrace an underlying interest and passion for working with children in the early years.
I have also spent well over a decade volunteering with children (0-11) and young people (12-18) within the Chester churches. I currently volunteer to teach the preschool group at Vineyard 53.

Lydia has spent four years in primary education as a SEND one-to-one worker, after completing her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Philosophy.

My Qualifications

I have a HND in Business and Finance.
I am an OFSTED Registered Childminder.
I have certificates in Pediatric First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Nutrition, Food Hygiene, & Autism Awareness.

My Availability

I work week days m-f, but am fully flexible in meeting desired hours within the week.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/02/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Our fees are calculated based on whole £50 or half £25 day attendance, within our core hours of 7am to 6pm. Ask us about using your tax free hours scheme, and free hours for 3-4 year olds.

I'm flexible to cover adhoc weekends and bank holidays for the children already in my care, when notice can be given. Additional fees will apply.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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