Childminder in Rustington

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

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Amy Arkinstall and I live with my husband, Jonny, in Rustington. We have a little girl who was born in 2014 and little boy born in 2016.

We have a lovely house with a fun and educational playroom, large lounge/diner, kitchen and toilet downstairs. I spend a lot of my time outdoors, either in the fully enclosed garden or out in the community.

I am very passionate about my job and my aim is to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can be happy, form friendships, learn and grow and parents can leave feeling confident their child is in safe hands. I watch how the children are playing and learn what they are interested in so that I can provide activities and resources that are challenging, interesting, achievable and most importantly, fun! I really enjoy that part of the job and would like to involve your child and you and to make sure that I am achieving this and meeting your child's needs.

Professional development:
I attend workshops and network with other childminders to ensure I am following current guidelines and giving the best possible care. It also gives me new ideas for activities that I can do with the children to help in all different aspects of their development.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to ask me any questions. You are more than welcome to come and visit us if you would like to.

My Experience

~ I have worked as an Ofsted registered childminder for over 6 years. I have looked after children aged 5 months up to 11 years. References available on request.

~ Support worker for profoundly deaf adults with learning difficulties.

~ Work experience in a primary school nursery.

~ Regular babysitting for a family.

~ Taught guitar to children under 8 for 4 years.

~ I have worked in a Santander branch as assistant manager which I enjoyed. I decided to take a career change as I have always loved working with children and find it much more rewarding.

My Qualifications

- British Sign Language Level 2
- NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma.
- NVQ Level 3 Health and Social care
- Childminding pre-registration course
- First Aid
- British Sign Language Level 1
- Various workshops. For example, Outdoor play, Schemas, EYFS, Home Based Childcarers.

My Availability

Below shows my opening hours.
Early years vacancies - Waiting list, no current vacancies.
After school vacancies - Waiting list, no current vacancies.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4.50/hr for pre-schoolers/inset days.
£4.50/hr for before/after school (£10 min per day)

I do not normally work bank holidays but may be able to on the odd occasion if this is arranged in advance. I charge £7/hr

Charges include:
- all snacks and meals.
- all day to day outings, special trips may require a contribution.

I do not charge for:
- my annual leave
- if I am off sick
- bank holidays when I am not working
- late collects if it's a one off and you have called/text to let me know

I do charge for:
- your holidays outside of mine
- if your child is ill
- additional hours outside of our agreed hours at the normal rate
- late collects at £3 per 15 mins, if I haven't heard from you
- half rate during pre-school sessions

My Local Schools

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