Hi my name is Kirsty, I have 2 children age 22 and 18 years.We have a collie cross husky called Kia and two horses, Nelly and Ben. I love spending time with my family and friends, we enjoy skiing, camping, cycling and walking the dog. I also enjoy running and horse riding.
I have a good size house with a separate play room and a garden which is also a good size and fully enclosed.
We often visit Center Parcs and use their lovely facilities with lots of parks to play in. We use soft play areas, libraries and toddler groups.
I have a good range of toys and equipment, including arts and crafts, play dough, construction toys etc and I am adding to this collection constantly.
I am able to accept free entitlement funding.
I have re-registered as a childminder in September 2011 after a 5 year break to concentrate on fostering. I was previously registered for approximately 4 years. During my 5 year break however I provided care for a family member who has Autism and I have experience in dealing with Autistic behaviours and PECS.
I have also helped out in a Year 1 classroom and I have gained lots of experience from bringing up my own children.
I have completed level 1 and 2 of the CACHE Level 3 in Childminding Practice.
I have attended numerous Child protection/Safeguarding courses
I have a certificate in Food and Hygiene
I also have the following certificates:
Safe Care/Safe Carer
Introduction to Attachment theory
Advanced Child Development & Attachment Theory
Overview of Child's Mental Health Diagnosis
Raising Awareness of Sexual Abuse
Child Development & Challenging Behaviour
Transactional Analysis - Communication Module
Safe handling & De-esculation skills
Safe guarding & Every Child Matters
Understanding & Working with Self Harming Behaviours
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid
I am available between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm and I will try to be flexible.
I have full time vacancies, including an under one vacancy. I am able to accept funded 2 & 3 year olds. Please ring for any information.
|Last Updated: 20/10/2020|
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 per hour
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- First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 07/06/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/06/2018)
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I feel blessed & privileged that I found such a perfect childminder for my son. My son has ASD & Kirsty went above & beyond to make sure his needs were met 😊
He made amazing progress in all areas during his time there & Kirsty took on board any ideas & strategies that we found worked well for him, such as using PECS & visual aids, sand timers etc.
My son was welcomed & included by all of Kirsty’s family members & he always went in & came home with a big smile on his face. I highly recommend Kirsty to anyone that is seeking a home from home childcare environment.
Kirsty is amazing. We are so lucky to have found her for our son. He loves going to Kirsty's house; I'm lucky if I get a kiss when I drop him off as he just wanders in to the playroom and starts playing, no looking back or crying. He started with Kirsty when he was 6 months old and has been settled since day 1. He's loved and welcomed into the home by all of Kirsty's family. His face lights up when I remind him he's off to Kirsty's for the day. They have lots of adventures together and he comes home tired at the end of the day.
My son has a dairy intolerance and Kirsty ensures that anything he is given which hasn't been provided by myself is safe for him to eat.
We're going to miss Kirsty loads when the time comes for him to leave. Our only wish is that we found her when our daughter was a baby too!
Kirsty is a very good childminder. She was looking after my little daughter from nearly one year until she go to school. She was so helpful and learn more my daughter. Kirsty did potty training with my daughter. That was so helpful. 😙😙😙😙
Staying with Kirsty my daughter start to be independent, happy and very open to other people.
I recommend her for 100%!!!
Kirsty looked after my 2 youngest boys. One of them in the daytime and the other after school. I went back to college and my husband was working away in France so life was very hectic but having Kirsty there to help was a godsend! She’s so natural with the kids. Her home was always clean, organised and most of all so welcoming to both children and parents. My youngest charlie has been at school nearly 2 years but he still speaks about Kirsty with huge fondness. In his eyes she’s the best.........what more could a mum ask for!
When I went back to work part time I needed a child minder for a few hours a week, Kirsty could accommodate this and I'm so pleased she did. My now 4 year old daughter has been going for over a year and still loves going there. She often brings home her 'work' and tells us all about what she's been doing. She's always excited when I tell her what days she'll be at Kirstys.
Kirsty keeps me well informed of what G has been doing so I never feel in the dark about what's been happening. I wouldn't have any doubts about recommending Kirsty and quite often do.
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