5 stars (4)

Childminder in Hotwells

Babysitter in Hotwells

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Feb 2019 Last Login 23 May 2019 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Marcia
Im a OFSTED registered childminder for 6 years
I live in Hotwells bs8.
I have 4 sons two live with me and my other two sons have grown
up and flown the nest. My two sons that live with me are Cameron who is 16 and now attends QEH & Finley who is 5 and full of fun. I like to be out doors as much as possible. right down to doing messy painting to making mud pies at the allotment.

Monday: feed ducks on the Harbourside Tuesday: Zoo / woods
Wednesday: SS Great Brittian / M shed
Thursday: Library for Story time & play
Friday: Park
I have 3 assistants that work for me lily Hidie and Rebecca in which the children adore very much. we do babysitting at your house for the children that are on are only on our books.

My Experience

I been child-minding 6years.
We have a space coming up in April 2019 for a Monday Tuesday Thursday
Next space coming up is in September 2019
There are spaces coming up in 2020
If interested i can put you on the waiting list.

My Qualifications

Paediatric 12hr first aid
Language and development through information & play.
Identifying speech and communication needs.
Early years foundation stage.
Meaningful manipulative play.
Safeguarding.
Engaging with boys.

My Availability

Monday - Friday 7.30am-17.30pm

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 no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/02/2019

My Fees

£5.50
Holiday club
Happy to do term time only
babysitting £10 weekdays & weekends

My Local Schools

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Reviews

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I was visiting Bristol from the US for one week with my toddler and needed a daytime childminder for the weekdays. I connected with Marcia through childcare.co.uk after reading good reviews and she absolutely lived up to our expectations and more! She has a lovely way with kids, very laid-back and yet authoritative. I knew immediately upon meeting her that she would be perfect for my daughter especially as we were only there for a short time. Marcia exudes warmth and caring but at the same time perfect confidence and a no-nonsense attitude. Her home is tidy and organized and yet full of fun and appropriate playthings. She accomodated our schedule even though that meant some after-hours and off-days work. I really appreciated her help and can not recommend her highly enough. I would imagine that a child staying with her long-term would form a life-long bond. Marcia is an impressive lady; I would have loved to have spent more time getting to know her.

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by about marci72 on 11/09/2017

I had to take my daughter to work with me in Bristol at short notice (we live in the North West) and looked for childminder local to the conference I was working at. Marcia agreed despite it being an unusual request - and taking a child on for a single day can be disruptive for the minder and the other children.

My daughter had a great day, and the experience was very easy. Marcia's house is like a little school and the other children were absolutely delightful. Marcia was so warm, welcoming and understanding. My daughter made great friends with a little girl and boy about her age, and had no problem settling in the morning. Communication was very clear and excellent.

I strongly recommend Marcia to people in a similar situation - who might be visiting Bristol for a short course or conference, or who are looking for one-off care. Hotwells is very central and close to the city centre, Clifton and the University. She is highly experienced, and I never doubted that my daughter would have a wonderful time. Thank you Marcia!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about marci72 on 02/03/2017

I am so happy to have found Marcia! My son Sid (four) has been with her for a week and I couldn't be happier. I trusted Marcia completely from the moment I met her and I knew Sid would have a great time - which he has. Marcia takes the children to a diverse range of places (including the zoo and dancing) which stimulate them a great deal. She is warm, funny and obviously knows how to read kids. She is extremely professional and knows exactly what she is doing.
It is very clear that Marcia loves what she does and as a consequence the kids (and their parents) love her.
I think it is obvious from my review that I recommend her highly!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about marci72 on 12/10/2014

Well what can I say about Marcia - she is SUPERB! She is the type of childminder you dream of for your children. She is caring, fun, outgoing and uber safety conscious. I've gotten to know Marcia since Dec '13 and I've not been disappointed. She is clearly meant to work with children and they LOVE her. Marcia takes the children out everywhere - the zoo, Sing and Dance, play groups and much much more. My nine month son adores her and is clearly comfortable around her. Marcia takes pride in what she does and the children she looks after. Top childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about marci72 on 02/06/2014

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