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Childminder in Hillsborough

Babysitter in Hillsborough

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2011 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 08 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

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Registered in Northern Ireland

About Me

Hi, I am registered childminder with the Down Lisburn Trust and have been since taking a career break to look after my own children 21 years ago! How time flies! I live about 1 mile from Annahilt village and currently pick up from Annahilt primary, though I'm amenable to doing other pickups too.

I live in a secure detached bungalow well off the road with lots to amuse children both inside and out. The kids and myself have a regular social life outside of the home as well as a varied and fun lifestyle in the home! I currently do homework with all the school aged children in my care and the Friday test is as important to me as to the children's parents!! I love to see them progress and excel and do their best. We have an extensive playroom and a huge array of books and toys for all ages. My own children are a boy of 21 and a girl of 24 (one currently a junior doctor in Southampton and the other at uni in the USA).

We are non-smoking non-drinking household. I am happy to supply names of past and present mums and dads as references as well as my annual inspection report from the Health Trust. My childminding insurance is through Morton Michel which is why I don’t appear on the NICMA list. I have various childminding places available. As a past working mum I like to think of myself as a very fair and flexible childminder who is as accommodating to your needs as I can be. I realise that childcare fees can represent a large proportion of parents' income so I try to be as fair as possible. I charge half rate when the children don't attend and I charge nothing during my own holidays and days off if you have to pay someone else, otherwise I charge half. I can often work bank holidays if required. I believe flexibility is key. I currently do overnight, very early morning, evening, late night and weekends to facilitate parents with these needs.

I am happy to supply everything within the agreed price, e.g. nutritious meals, snacks - basically whatever is needed to make things easiest for you. I can supply or not supply! I am very fond of all the kids I look after and feel that this is reciprocated. We have a lot of fun together as well as more serious times too (homework)!! I believe I have a great relationship with all of the kids (and the parents) in my care.

I hope to hear from you even if just an enquiry. There will be no obligation. Should I not reply please contact me directly.

My Experience

i am mum to two wonderful children, now aged 21and 24 and both living out of the country. i have been a registered childminder for the past 21 years and have looked after from baby to teenager with children tending to stay from pre-school to 'big school'.

My Qualifications

Paediatric first aid
Child protection
Health and safety
Food hygiene
2019 inspection completed
Police checked/vetted

HND Business Studies
LCCI Private Secretary's Certificate

Full clean driving licence

My Availability

I have various places available. If you are looking something additional as some of the children I look after are teachers' children which sometimes frees up spaces at a time when someone else needs help, please ask. If you have an unusual request..... The worst I will say is no!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 08/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

Fees are negotiable and i try to be fair and flexible.

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.

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