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Childminder in Burgess Hill

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 25 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is sharon thorpe, I live with my husband paul and our children charlie 23 and Ella 20. I enjoy walking my lovely cocker spaniel Milly and keep fit classes. We live in the ridings which is less then 5 minutes walk to and from Birchwood grove school and Dicker House pre school and across the road from a small park, in a detached house with 3 reception rooms large kitchen and downstairs toilet. We have a good sized secure garden with beautiful wooden play house,and a variety of outside toys, I enjoy childminding and provide a variety of activities and outings daily to family centre toddler groups visits to wakehurst place local parks and the triangle , I provide a home from home in a safe nurturing environment

My Experience

i am ofsted registered and also an accredited network childminder who is able to provide free early years places of up to 30 hours a week term time subject to circumstances (the term after your child is 3 years old), i have about 20 years experience in childminding. i have attended several courses for childminding and have completed a level 3 nvq in child care (equivalent to nursery supervisor) i Provide childcare in a friendly safe caring environment. I can provide references, many of the children in my care have grown up with me from babies to senior school. you can read my ofsted report online . I have experience of caring for children with various additional needs

My Qualifications

nvq level 3 in homebased childcare
paediatric first aid
certificate in food hygiene
ipc level 1
have attended courses in playwork,
Risk assessments
nutrition, child protection, creativity and music
baby sign
business marketing
Fire safety
Story telling workshops
Risk assessments
Safeguarding children
Supporting children with speech language and communication needs
Expectations of behaviour
Raising developmental concerns with parents
Supporting childrens emotional well being
Introduction to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
Delivery eyfs

My Availability

I will have a full day space available Fridays from July 2019 I also have temporary full days space in school holidays . I CURRENTLY HAVE BEFORE AFTER SCHOOL PLACES FOR BIRCHWOOD GROVE SCHOOL for over 8's 5 days a week, and 1 space under 8's some days available September 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£6 per hour for full day spaces . minimum daily fee for school age children of £10, i provide term time only care for school aged children, but can provide care in school holidays subject to availability wrap around care £6 per hour. emergency cover available for additional fee

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 07/09/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 05/07/2018)


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