*OFSTED GRADED OUTSTANDING*
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education Studies (2015). Warwick University.
Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Education Studies with Senior Practitioner Status. (2013). Warwick University
I live in the village of Balsall Common on a through route between Coventry/Kenilworth/ Solihull and Birmingham so am very accessible. Parking is available.
Happily married Mum of 4 (three are now adults) who has worked as a registered childminder for twenty three years.
Excellent current references available from parents of children currently being cared for.
Please read my reviews which have been written by parents of children who have recently moved on, or who are currently in my care.
25 years experience of childcare.
What people say about me....
"Cheryl has never let me down once during the last five years."
"I can go to work with absolutely no worries because I know my child is safe and well cared for by Cheryl."
"I am suprised at how much you do in a day- I dont know where you get all your ideas from."
Degree BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education Studies (2015). Warwick University.
Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Education Studies with Senior Practitioner Status. (2013). Warwick University.
Continual training undertaken throughout my childminding career, I consider it imperative to keep up to date with current policy and practice.
Full time or part time place available.
Part time available from 8th July.
|Last Updated: 17/05/2019|
- Childminding from £4.25 per hour
Dependent on requirements.
My Local Schools
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Our little boy has been with Cheryl since he was 18 months old, leaving this year to make the big step up to pre-school at the age of 3. He has come so far in his development, behaviour and social skills from being with Cheryl - she is fantastic with children, and shows us daily what progress he is making in a carefully handwritten diary as well as doing termly progress updates.
They all get up to so many great activities together and we have loved receiving photos throughout the day of our little boy. Anything we ask she is always responsive and no question is too silly or too small.
She has helped with potty training, eating and also with general advice based on her many years of experience. Her methods of ensuring good behaviour are great and respect the child as well as helping them understand why it's wrong.
Our little boy is always in such a good routine from her and she encourages naps in a supportive and caring way, so that he is still reliably napping at 3.
We will miss Cheryl, and I know Gregory will too, but we hope to stay in touch!
Response by Cheryl F on 21/08/2018:
Thank you, Tania. We are gradually adjusting to missing our little man. The other children are beginning to understand that he has moved on, but I’m sure they’ll keep asking after him for a long while yet. Good luck for your new routines next month.
My daughter Isla was extremely shy and we soon realised nursery wasn't for her. I was very nervous about moving her to a childminder but I have to say as soon as I met Cheryl I knew Isla would be ok and actually more than ok, she flourished.
Cheryl is a true gem and really understood Isla's personality and needs very quickly. She also understood our worries from nursery and made sure we were sent regular updates and provided a lovely book of the things she got up to and learnt in the day.
A wonderful, kind lady who taught Isla so much and who we will really miss!!
Response by Cheryl F on 18/11/2016:
Thanks Bex, We isa Isla too. Hope the move goes smoothly.x
My little boy has been with Cheryl for nearly a year (he has been with her since he was only 4 mths old) and is with her 3 full days per week. When looking for a Childminder, we met several before Cheryl but were being indecisive but once we met her, we had absolutely no doubt that she 'was the one' and snapped her up quickly and we feel so grateful and blessed that we found her.
He settled in with her much quicker than I ever imagined and he absolutely loves her and her family - he is looked after as if he is one of the family and when I bring him there in the mornings, his face lights up without fail each and every time he see's Cheryl. He also comes home a happy boy every day and really enjoys his time there.
Cheryl keeps us up to date every day with lovely photos and activities via Whatsapp which is so lovely so we get to see all the cool fun and educational things that he gets up when he is there and we get a diary log at the end of every day which details what he has eaten, nappy situations and what he has been up to throughout the day - we love reading this when we get home after picking him up! His physical, emotional and mental development are all advanced for his age and I definitely credit a lot of that to his time with Cheryl.
Have a read of her Ofsted report which is rated outstanding - I can 100% confirm that her report is truly reflective of her and her childminding practices and procedures and she is definitely worthy of the highest outstanding grade.
Cheryl is friendly, reliable, knowledgeable, trustworthy and she is a superb childminder. We wouldn't change her for the world!
Response by Cheryl F on 18/11/2016:
Aw! Kerry I had no idea you were doing this! Thank you so much ;)
We had the privilege of finding Cheryl using childcare.co.uk and thank goodness we did. She has looked after Valentino for 17 months and in that time he has grown in confidence due to the love and care that Cheryl provided. Both my wife and I work in education and it was pleasing to see from the outset that Cheryl had a real sense of commitment to ensuring Valentino had a real breadth to his learning and his experiences. What we loved the most was the sense of family that Cheryl created in her own home instilling family values, respect, manners and good personal hygiene into the children she cared for. Valentino loved going to her house, especially the days he would visit one of the toddler groups or go on an exciting adventure. Both my wife and I thoroughly recommend Cheryl. She is an amazing/outstanding child-minder and recommend her unreservedly.
Cheryl took care of our daughter three afternoons a week from January 2015 until just a few weeks ago (the arrangement came to an end due to relocation) she is a fantastic childminder, and both myself and my husband would recommend her unreservedly . Professional, kind, reassuring and caring are just some of her lovely attributes. Leaving my daughter to return to work was made so much easier with the knowledge that she was in a safe and caring environment. The set up is great and children's personalities are clearly celebrated and nurtured in Cheryls care, there is such a sense of purpose and fun in the learning environment and activities are planned to support all aspects of development.Cheryl is always aware of next steps to support the on going development in all areas and my daughter really flourished in her care. The communication from Cheryl was always excellent which helps so much when leaving your precious charges for the first time! . We will miss cheryl and her family a lot, but are very greatful for the time our daughter got to spend in her care, and for all of the hard work, cheryl definitely goes above and beyond. Many many thanks!
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