Hi my name is Celia I am an Ofsted registered childminder co-minding with Rebecca and two other fully qualified childminding assistants (level 5 and level 6). We are very well placed being close to most of the Malvern schools / nurseries.
A little bit about me:
I took up child minding as I found it very difficult to find flexible proffesional childcare that was able to cover the busy work schedules that I had.
With this in mind I took up Childminding and now adopt a very flexible approach covering early starts and late finishes.
As a setting we offer weekend cover for parents working shifts and also perhaps when you may need that all important evening or weekend away.
We adopt a one to one approach to childcare and balance out fun and learning throughout the day, set within a very spacious property with large dedicated conservatory for those too often rainy days, large safe garden and lawn with swings / climbing frame etc. In fact I would strongly recommend a visit to see what a wonderful setting your child could enjoy.
Prior to child-minding I was teaching French to children at Schools within the county. As languages are so important and are being taught at a very early age I have continued teaching the basics to children in my care.
I have two children of my own and a lot of my own childminding experience has been gained initially through the eyes as a parent, you will see below that we understand the importance of personal development / training which we and the children from.
I currently speak English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Qualifications gained -
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
CACHE level 3 Diploma in home based childcare.
Paediatric First Aid (specifically for children).
Basic Food and Hygiene.
Level 2 Food safety in catering.
Raising safeguarding Awareness.
Designated senior member of staff for safeguarding.
Making early years fun in the EYFS.
Communicating with pre school children.
Learning to talk, Talking to learn.
Introduction to speech and language difficulties.
Area of learning development.
Observation and planning in the EYFS.
Full, part time and overnight vacancies may be available at present, we are also able to offer before and after school pick ups to all ages using large dedicated 8 seater and 9 seater MPV cars for the journeys (with business insurance for peace of mind).
We have also started to cover venue care at parties, weddings etc and can either look after children at our setting or can accommodated at a venue.
For our up to date availability please call us on the mobile number provided.
|Last Updated: 03/09/2019|
- Babysitting from £5.80 per hour
- Childminding from £4.80 per hour
Flexible hours Monday - Sunday throughout the year Including holiday cover.
06:00 - 18:00 hrs rates to be agreed
06:00 - 07:00 hrs & 18:00 hrs to Late rates to be agreed
Weekend, Overnight and Venue rates to be agreed
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.
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My daughter has been with Celia and her wonderful team since she was 14 months old up until she was 3 years and 2 months old. Initially we had to move childminders at short notice and Celia was extremely helpful at fitting us in with the exact hours and days that were required. Our daughter (who we were very worried about moving) was reluctant to leave me in the mornings for the first few weeks, but Celia was brilliant with her and she soon settled in well and was happy to be dropped off in the mornings.
At Celia's the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and our daughter felt comfortable and at home with Celia and the other ladies. If she was feeling tired or not 100% then they would accommodate her with lots of cuddles and stories. Celia offers a wide range of activities for the children to be involved in and she provides daily updates - including photos - to discuss your child's progress. The setting is of a good size and allowed our daughter to have the opportunity to make friends whilst not being crowded out like she may have been in a nursery setting.
We were very sad to have to leave Celia and the other ladies due to a move to a pre-school in another location, and our daughter still talks about how she misses them all! I can't recommend Celia enough and we thank her for all she did for our little girl. x
Celia and the team are fantastic. A nice size setting offering a home environment where children mix with different age groups. They do lots of activities both at the setting and on days out and my son loves being there. He’s always pleased to go in 😊 Lots of regular updates and pictures of activities which is lovely to see. Celia is always very accommodating of changes when needed due to changing work schedules.
My son has been at Celias for 3 years and it going for his last day today as he is starting school next week. He has loved his time there and it will sad to see the chapter close. I knew as soon as I visited Celias for the first time that I wanted Raff to attend here and I was so thankful when he got offered a place; It has been the perfect few years for him in the lead up to school and I would recommend Celia’s to anyone! All the children seem so happy, the setting is wonderful and the all the staff are friendly, helpful & caring. What more could you ask for. 😊
My little boy has been going to Celia's for the past 5 years and he thinks of Celia and the team as a second home. He thrived from the minute he started going and over the years he has enjoyed meeting lots of children of all ages and taking part in lots on fun activities and trips. Celia has always been incredibly flexible and extremely reliable and her home is immaculate!
I have to say that out of all the childcare providers within the Malvern area Celia’s is by far the best childminding service. Celia’s childminding service has provided my daughter with a full range of care over the the years. She’s enjoyed meeting children her own age, engaging in creative and outdoor play whilst developing much independence. I would thoroughly recommend and have recommended Celia’s childminding service to all parents. Such a great team of girls.. thank you!
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