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Childminder in Shaftesbury

4.4 stars

Female Member since Nov 2011 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 26 Nov 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

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My name is Amanda Ormerod (Mandy) and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder living in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Married for 28 years I have five children, our eldest son is 25 years old, our other boys are aged 23yrs, 21yrs and twins of 16yrs. My husband works as a civil servant with the Mod.

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My Experience

I have worked previously in the local primary school. Since February 2012 I have been registered as a Childminder with Ofsted. I have NVQ level 3 in children and young people's workforce. Also hold a Quality Assurance Award, provided by my Local Authority. I also have my NVQ 2 in support teachers in schools. I love working with children. Contact me for more information..

My Qualifications

Qualifications gained. 2009-2018

My Qualifications and Courses Attended

First aid course including minor injuries: Achieved 13th July 2009

Nvq2 in teaching assistant: Achieved 23rd September 2010

OCR level 2 support work in schools: Achieved 14th January 2011

A childcare Preparation course which consisted of 10 weeks starting: September 2011

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's workforce: Completed 18th June 2014

Safeguarding Children Level 3: update 23rd September 2017

Paediatric First Aid 23rd March 2017.

Please see my other qualifications via my website under qualification section.

My Availability

Vacancies for all age groups. I can also take the funding for 2, 3 and 4 yr olds, either 15 or 30 hours. Please contact me for details.

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Last Updated: 25/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

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My Local Schools

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 26/06/2020)
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We have previously used Mandy as our Childminder and left when my eldest started school, both my children were very happy there, and the communication between us was brilliant, even though Mandy has a large family it is a very calm environment and they all work well together. I have now returned to using Mandy for School holidays, even though we have not used Mandy for a couple of years my children still know her and always say when we go past that is her house and she has lots of toys. Highly recommend Mandy, she is always advancing her knowledge of children and understanding their needs.

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by Avatar for su80 su80 about Avatar for MandyOrm MandyOrm on 04/11/2020

I have not long returned to work after maternity leave with my son and I cannot thank mandy enough shes amazing with my son he doesnt even batter an eyelid that I'm not there hes so content and happy with her and I love that!! It was a real struggle for me to find someone to look after my son what with everything that is going on at the moment and I couldn't of chosen anyone better to look after him whilst I'm at work. I get pictures and updates all the time and hes just has happy when I pick him up as he is when I drop him off. I can't recommend anyone else.

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by Avatar for EmmaH EmmaH about Avatar for MandyOrm MandyOrm on 01/07/2020

Have found Mandy very good with my son. Always tells me what he's been like during the day..sends texts and messages to reassure me when Ollie has been moody...also gives me copies of pictures taken of him doing activities during his day....have always found Ollie happy when I pick him up and he's always brighter than when I drop him off in the morning...my son enjoys the variety of toys and activities he gets to do.....Mandy has helped me out with adjusting times of drop off and collection for Ollie ...Doctor/dentist appointment etc.
Only downside for me is she is in Shaftesbury and we live in Gillingham..

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for h11tch h11tch about Avatar for MandyOrm MandyOrm on 11/07/2019

Mandy has been looking after my little boy since I returned to work after maternity leave and I couldn't have left him in better hands. He settled in so quickly and didn't appear to notice I wasnt there. Its a home from home environment and Mandy will always send me photos each day to put my mind at ease that he was happy. I get a little day routine with photos at the end of each visit and she will always run anything by me that she was concerned about.
Mandy is an lovely childminder with excellent communication and very caring. Her children are also absolutely lovely and brilliant with my son. It's a very warm homely environment which is exactly what I wanted when I was looking for someone to look after him.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Bernice Bernice about Avatar for MandyOrm MandyOrm on 04/07/2019

Very poor communication skills and untruthful. Falsely told me she could not provide the care I had paid for and signed a contract for giving only 4 days over a weekend for me to find alternative childcare with no refund of security deposit.

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by Avatar for Mummy22 Mummy22 about Avatar for MandyOrm MandyOrm on 22/02/2019

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