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Childminder in Torquay

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Female Member since May 2024 Last Updated Jun 2024 Last Login 17 Jun 2024

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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Little Bees Childminding Torquay
I’ve wanted to set up my childminding business for years and I’m finally doing it!
My name is Bianca (B) for short! I’m 37.
Originally from Exeter but moved to Torquay to buy a house 7 years ago when I was pregnant to be by the sea and sand. I have two children of my own, they are 6 and 2. I live with my husband who works full time as a carpenter.

The Area
I am in the Barton Torquay area and will be available for school pick ups and drop offs from St Mary Church School.

My Ethos
I incorporate some Montessori and the curiosity approach while following the eyfs curriculum.
I want to venture on days out when possible and luckily there are so many places around Torquay it’s such a great place to be a childminder.

Food and Pets
I was previously a chef for 5 years so have prepared a menu for the children’s meals.
I will do pack lunches for days out.
We have a giant pet African land snail which is great for handling and feeding.

The Setting
We have a playroom which is specially designed just for the children I childmind. Filled with educational, Montessori, creative and fun activities. We have a lovely outdoor space which is inclosed and has thick soft fake grass for little ones to be able to crawl.

Fun Stuff
I also run a business that makes playdough and loose part play pieces called Bees Busy Boxes.
I also used to run a face painting business and entertained at children’s birthday parties.

My Experience

5 years experience as a chef
1 year working in a children’s play area
15 years in childcare
2 of my own Children
Nannied for families in England and Australia
Worked in schools, Nursery and after school clubs.
Professional face painter and previous children’s party entertainer.

My Qualifications

Level 2 + 3 NVQ in childcare
Level 3 in childcare (Australian qualification)
Adult and Paediatric First Aid
Previously SENCO for a nursery
Makaton Training
Autism Training
SPD Training
Food Hygiene Level 3
GDPR Training
Montessori Training
Whistle Blowing Training

My Availability

Monday to Friday
School pick ups and drop off - St Mary Church
I will be accepting term time only and a couple all year around places.
Hoping to open within the next couple months

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes no yes yes yes no no
Morning yes no yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes no yes yes yes no no
After School yes no yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/06/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

In the process of setting up but happy for people to come and have a look around

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Behaviours that challenge 2023 (added 31/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Having difficult conversations with parents 2023 (added 31/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Voice of a child 2023 (added 31/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Early years transitions 2023 (added 31/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Autistic Spectrum Disorders (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Australian Level 3 in Education (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Keeping Children Safe in Education (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Medication Training (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Whistleblowing (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: GDPR UK : Advanced (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: NVQ Level 3 in Chilcare (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Food Allergy Awareness (added 15/05/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygine Level 3 (added 15/05/2024)
  • DBS Check (added 17/05/2024)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 15/05/2024)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 15/05/2024)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 15/05/2024)
  • Reference: Scribblez Day Nursery (added 15/05/2024)
  • UK Passport (added 03/05/2024)
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