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Childminder in Ferryhill

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2012 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 17 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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Hi my name is Jackie and I live in Ferryhill with my husband Anthony my three children aged 27 Ross (Currently in the royal navy), 21 Jordana and 18 Shaunna my two oldest children no longer live at home, and my golden retriever Cody who loves children and is very soft and cuddly.

I am fully OFSTED Registered and both myself my husband, my 21 year old and 18 year old daughters all have a current DBS Clearance

Bringing up my own children and working with children is something that I enjoy immensely and hope to
do for a long time to come.

My Experience

Having brought up my own children for the past 27 years I have now also been very lucky to of worked in the education services from Durham county council for just under 8 years.

In this time I was working at Ferryhill Pre-school (formerly situated at the local leisure centre).

In my time there I worked as a Senco co-ordinator (Additional needs children that needed one-one basis)

First aid co-ordinator

Safe guarding children co-ordinator

Working with key children to achieve the very best they could to prepare them for the future time in school

As well as being the deputy manager I was in charge of observations and EYFS working closely with Durham county council educational department

(EYFS = Early Years Foundation stage).
My last Ofsted inspection was in June 2018 were I received a good review.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 in chilcare learning and development.
NVQ Level 3 in chilcare learning and development.
City and guilds childcare.
Playgroup Leader Practice.
Certificate in emergency and paediatric first aid.
Awareness of child abuse and neglect - core V3 and V4.
Food safety in catering award level 2.
Support Communication for children.

My Availability

I am available Immediately for full and part time places.
I only have a limited number of children I'm able to care for, so I won't be able to offer the occasional day sorry only part time or full time, thanks

my hours are:

monday to friday 7:30 am till 18:00 pm

but also available for earlier or later times if required

I will drop off and pick up from Cleves cross school in Ferryhill

my notice to you for my holidays will be a minimum of 4 weeks notice.

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: 26/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.75 per hour

My fees are

Full time care (Term time and holidays) £3.75 per hour per child
Holiday care (only) £4.00 per child per hour

Food £1.50 per day for meals if required.
Healthy Snacks once a day no additional charge.

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.

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (QCF) (added 25/07/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: NVQ level 3 Childcare Learning and Development (added 25/07/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: NVQ level 2 Childcare Learning and Development (added 25/07/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 25/07/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 25/07/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jackies. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Jackie started looking after our child when mainstream nursery was just to busy and chaotic. Which resulted in no naps and a unhappy child and stressful home life.
From the very moment I met Jackie I could feel the lovely family environment, her childcare would provide. Jackie's grown up children are a credit to her and my Child definitely feels apart of the family.
My child soon got into a routine and started napping again which resulted in a much happier home life.
Jackie has supported the inquisitve 100 mph mind of my child, and developed her imagination and communication skills. My child is not keen on developing her maths and english skills at home but Jackie has the patience and skills to get her engaged in some activities to prepare her for school.
Jackie has developed my only childs personal development, supporting her to interact appropriately with other children, turn take, and share!
Jackie is able to keep the children engaged with range of activities, the children learn and celebrate different events during the year and learn about the real world, I am often astounded by the knowledge my child shares at home and when I ask who taught you that, the answer is always 'Jackie'.
Jackie and her family will be a big miss in my childs life once she starts school.

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by Avatar for Nicola Nicola about Avatar for Jackies Jackies on 04/05/2021

My daughter started with Jackie just as lockdown started, she was previously in a nursery until it shut last minute due to Covid and I was left with no childcare... Jackie said she would help me, she put my mind at ease straight away with caring for her and the practices she had in place with Covid were great. It definitely worked because my daughter didn't even catch a cold the whole time she was there! My daughter stayed there until starting school and thoroughly enjoyed her days with Jackie. I would 100 percent recommend her, she is professional and is great with the kids, her daughter is also doing childcare and is fab too! Thanks so much for taking such good care of her xxxx

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by Avatar for Katie To Katie To about Avatar for Jackies Jackies on 18/10/2020

Jackie has made our Son feel so welcome and part of their family, he has so much fun with the other kids whilst enjoying a home environment. We know he is safe and well cared for whilst under Jackie’s care, and Cody (the dog) is so adorable too.

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by Avatar for Louisa Louisa about Avatar for Jackies Jackies on 29/08/2020

My son started to go at Jackie a year ago,he was 4 month old. He is happy,developing lovely,he is extremely well care for,developed friendship and always smiling while he is there. Jackie has always been honest,reliable and kind. She showed all the time love and respect,and I will never could ask for a better person to take care of my little treasure. An absolutely amazing person .

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by Avatar for Bianca Bianca about Avatar for Jackies Jackies on 02/01/2019

Jackie began looking after my daughter when I returned to work after maternity and she made the transition so easy Emily loves going to Jackies and always has fun. Jackie is so professional and you can see that she genuinely enjoys looking after the little ones. My daughter has developed so much and I think this is down to the care and attention that Jackie gives each one of the kids in her care. Jackie is very helpful and flexible and goes above and beyond to deliver an excellent childminding service. I cannot recommend this lady enough!

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by Avatar for kmartin kmartin about Avatar for Jackies Jackies on 26/03/2018

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