Childminder in Widnes
|Ofsted Registered||First Aid Training|
|DBS Check||Newborn Experience|
|Full Driving Licence||Own Car|
|School Pickups||Childcare Qualifications|
Hi, I'm Mandy, I live on the Sandringham Gardens estate off Birchfield Road, Widnes, with my husband Alex, who is a Fire Officer, and 2 children, Alfie (10) and Emily (7) who both attend St Basil's school. As a Mum I understand how hard it can be to find a good childcare provider, one that you trust to do the best for your child, and one that is able to fit in with your needs and requests. I will give your little ones the individual care and attention that they need and deserve, and I aim to be as flexible as possible around the routine they are already used to at home. I provide a warm, happy, loving and homely environment, good home cooked meals and healthy snacks and drinks. I aim to provide an excellent service for you and your children, to make a positive difference in their, and your lives.
I am qualified, Ofsted registered and a fully insured member of Morton Michel. I hold a current Paediatric first aid certificate.
The activities your little ones will be doing in my care have all been chosen to develop their skills and confidence, whilst providing a great amount of fun and plenty of smiles and giggles!! I will use observations and informal assessments to note progress and to plan the 'next steps' ensuring all areas of learning and development areas detailed in the EYFS guidelines are covered through a play based curriculum.
We will play with playdoh and get messy with gloop, paint, sing songs, make music and dance. Learn to recognise numbers, letters and explore many many books. Make friends and learn about caring, sharing and differences. We will talk about hygiene and make healthy eating lots of fun! Bake lots of yummy things... some to take home for Mummy & Daddy to test too! We will visit parks, play centres, library's and museums and of course, the local Fire Station. Investigate the outdoors, use our imaginations through role play and dressing up....and learn about taking time to rest by snuggling up for story and talk time!
Each child is an individual and will already have their own interests and preferences, I will follow and encourage these interests with special activities, either for the whole group or individual child. I am also happy to encourage and assist older children with homework if needed.
I registered as a Childminder early in 2012 and I have plenty of experience with children including 10+ years of being a Mummy! I am also involved in caring for children in my local church community (Christening meetings etc.) and am a parent helper at St Basils.
Childminder pre registration Training.
Paediatric First Aid.
Ofsted registered (graded 'GOOD' on first inspection in Nov 2012)
Enhanced CRB check.
Morton Michel insured.
Food Hygiene. (graded '5')
Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce.
7.00am-6.00pm Monday- Friday ...can be more flexible.. Just ask :)
School runs to St Basil's and Birchfield Nursery (Am happy to offer runs to other Pre Schools depending on start/finish times)
Currently full. Waiting list available :)
Fees to be discussed depending on hours.
Free settling in visits.
Childcare vouchers accepted.
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As a first time mum going back to my full time job when my daughter was only five months old it was extremly daunting. From the very first settling in session which I was invited to stay at both me and my little girl Evie were made to feel so welcome by all of the family. By the middle of the second session I felt happy enough to leave Evie with Mandy for a couple of hours, something I hadnt really done at all yet.
I now drop Evie off for three full days a week and am on the wait list for a forth. I always leave her to smiles and laughter and she cant wait to go and socialise with her little friends that she has bonded with since she started. Despite the age gap between Evie and the older children Mandy ensures all of the activitys are tailored to everyones needs. Evie has developed amazing social skills already through her time spent with the other children and her regular visits to a local play group.
Mandy ensures evie's routine is stuck to each day and completes an activity book that details what she has been doing each day which always makes me smile after a long day!! I could not ask for a safer, more friendly and loving place for my daughter to be whilst i am at work and I cant recommend Mandy's service highly enough. Thank you Mandy
Mandy has been looking after my daughter, Aimee (4), since last September, and we simply can't speak highly enough about Mandy and the service and care she provides.
Aimee attended preschool for morning sessions and we needed a childminder that could collect her afterwards: Mandy was so flexible and worked around our needs, being able to collect Aimee from preschool and caring for her until 5pm, later at times if required.
Aimee loved going to Mandy's because of her very tasty and healthy lunches and the variety of activities and trips out she provided; from baking cakes and painting pictures to playing in the park and going to play centres. Aimee thoroughly enjoyed her afternoons with Mandy and the other children.
As a mother, I felt so confident and assured that Aimee was in very safe hands and being cared for as if one of Mandy's own children. We never really felt that Aimee was going to a childminder, but more like to a family friend. Aimee was so sad to leave Mandy's, as she starts school next week, but we look forward to my son taking her place in the coming months! I strongly recommend Mandy to anyone looking for a childminder: she is great, flexible, reliable, fun and very caring.
Mandy has been looking after my little girl for the last 7 months and we are so pleased with everything she does. My daughter absolutely loves going to her house and her family are lovely.
Mandy provides a wide range of activities including play groups, painting, baking etc. She provides home cooked meals and tries to keep to my daughters routine as much as possible.
She is really flexible to accommodate my working hours which change from time to time.
I am so pleased that I chose her over a nursery setting for my daughter as I feel that she provides a much more personal service but my daughter still gets to mix with other kids.
She is fantastic at her job and I can highly recommend her.
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