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Shirley Jones

Childminder in Middlewich

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Female Member since Nov 2011 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 25 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder living in Middlewich, I am married with 2 children aged 15 and 10yr. My last Ofsted inspection in January 2020, I was graded 'Outstanding' in all areas to include quality of teaching and learning, children's development, behaviour and welfare. I hold Food Hygiene Rating of 5 by Cheshire East Public Protection and Health.

I offer a home from home environment where the children are encouraged to develop as individuals, in line with Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We like to have fun in everything we do. Every child at my setting is made to feel special, nurtured and included to become part of our childminding family.
We are National Trust and Wildlife Trust members, which means we are often out exploring nature and our surroundings. We also visit Forest School toddler groups as we love to be outside, exploring and uncovering beastly delights! The children have the benefit of at least one weekly visit to a local wild and natural space, all year round, so that they can learn about and appreciate our natural environment. We also visit the local library for rhymetime, playgroups, parks, play barns, farms and other places of interest which support their learning. We also enjoy lots of messy play, arts, crafts and games. My aim is to ensure the children have a wide range of experiences through play, through which they can develop their learning and their personalities.

My Experience

Before qualifying as a Childminder, I was a stay at home mum for 10 years. As well as looking after my own children, I have also had the experience of looking after friends children. I have also helped out as a volunteer helper in a local pre-school. I am qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.

My Qualifications

I have been a registered Childminder for over 8 years and hold a Paediatric & Early Years First Aid Certificate. I have an enhanced DBS (previously CRB). I have studied and passed my Level 3 in Childcare. Also, to expand on my existing experience, I regularly attend training courses run by Cheshire East Council to include Safeguarding of Children, Early Speech and Language Development, Supporting Communication, School Readiness and many more.

My Availability

I pick up from most local primary schools. I live very close to St Mary's RC and Middlewich Primary school so I am within easy walking distance, without even having to cross any roads! A real safety feature.

Call me today to arrange an appointment for a chat to talk about your childcare requirements, and how I may be able to help you and your family.

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Last Updated: 21/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£35.00 daily rate (includes breakfast, lunch, outings and snacks)
£10.00 after school session
**** Preferential rates for Teachers, Education staff members, or anyone requiring term-time only care **************
I am also registered with Cheshire East Council to deliver Free Early Education Entitlement for 2,3 and 4 year olds for 15 hours, or 30 hours.

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.

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
21 January 2020
24 November 2015 - Outstanding
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