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Childminder in Dewsbury

5 stars

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Female Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Jan 2024 Last Login 25 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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I am a childminder living in the Dewsbury Moor area half way between Heckmondwike and Dewsbury (behind the Dewsbury Moor Rugby Club) doing school drop off and pick up at St Paulinus Primary School (school services will open up to others from September 2024). I provide a loving homely environment and do daily activities with the kids and attend activities in childminder group, so there is an even mix of one-to-one care with the benefit of mixing and developing social skills with other children in small groups.

My Experience

I have been registered as a childminder since 2008

I previously worked for a large law firm in Leeds for 10 years before moving into childcare.

For each child I look after I keep a child record book charting their achievements and plan for new experiences. These are readily available for parents to take home and add to, for example, when they go on holiday etc so it depicts a fuller picture of your childs development.

My Qualifications

I am the Lead Childminder for Dewsbury area and am associated with the SureStart Centre for this area

My Ofsted rating is "Good" (last inspection November 2023) a copy is available on the Ofsted website

I have completed my NVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development

I have worked with children with differing abilities of learning and have worked with speech & language, social care, portage, SEND and health visitors.

I keep up to date with training and my qualifications are also maintained, these include:

- Awareness of child abuse and neglect
- Preparing to childmind
- Paediatric First Aid
- Food Safety level 2
- Early Years Foundation Stages for Childminders
- Look, Listen & Note
- Welfare Requirements
- Healthy Eating
- Observation & Child Development
- Boys & Boundaries Programme (Behaviour Management for Boys)
- Early Years Workshop "Boys Will Be Boys"
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World in a Childminding Setting
- Developing Creativity in a Childminding Setting
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development in a Childminding Setting
- Behaviour Management in a Childminding Setting
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in a Childminding Setting
- Physical Development in a Childminding Setting
- Understanding Communication, Langauge and Literacy in a Childminding Setting
- Awareness of Abuse in a Childminding Setting
- Risk Assessment in a Childminding Setting
- Observation, Child Development, Assessment and Planning in a Childminding Setting
- Managing childrens medical needs in a childminding setting
- Observation, Child Development, Assessment and Planning in a childminding setting
- Child Journey Training - Attachment
- Child Journey Training - Communication & Language
- Child Journey Training - Developmental Movement
- Child Journey Training - Play
- celebrating diversity in a childminding setting
- having fun with phonics
- becoming a NEF provider
- online awareness
- food allergy
- HM government prevent training
- Seen and Heard child protection
- Prevent training for Early Years
- Domestic Abuse and Adults
- Child accident prevention
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Child development
- Channel Gen. Awareness (Radicalisation)
- Special Educational Needs
- courageous conversations
- education, health care plan
- SEND - working with parents
- FGM recognition and prevention
- NDNA healthy body happy me
- basic 1st aid for sport
- awareness of child abuse and neglect
- paediatric first aid
- confidence and social skills for kids
- bully buster workshops
- focus on food groups
- healthy eating for toddlers
- food hygiene level 2
- safeguarding & child protection
- first aid at work level 3
- manual handling - safe lifting adults
- Coronavirus - covid19
- personal protective equipment
- domestic abuse
- listening skills
- breast ironing
- modern slavery & trafficking
- EYFS made simple
- GDPR made simple
- forced marriage awareness
- equality and diversity
- fire safety
- prevention of radicalisation
- esafety
- allergens
- mental health & young people
- child protection
- Ofsted early years education inspection framework
- preventing bullying
- stress awareness
- understanding young minds
- an intro to infection prevention and control
- child sexual exploitation
- driving safely
- risk assessments
- lone worker risk assessments
- child neglect
- understanding anxiety
- understanding low mood & depression
- understanding self harm
- get moving, get healthy
- control of substances hazardous to health
- positive behaviour in early years
- prepared to save a life
- covid-19 awareness
- blended 12hr paediatric first aid
- preparing for inspection
- Autism awareness
- EYFS2021 early adoption
- Ofsted’s inspection framework
- county lines
- returning to work safely: education & childcare
- environments in early years
- knife crime
- early years alliance EYFS workshop
- ofsted early years inspection framework
- preventing bullying
- domestic abuse
- child safeguarding
- allergens refresher
- equality and diversity refresher
- basic first aid
- paediatric first aid
- mental health & young people
- EYA talk the walk
- faith based abuse
- witchcraft awareness
- equality and diversity essentials
- autism awareness
- keep them safe - protecting children from child sexual exploitation
- awareness of forced marriages
- learning from serious case reviews
- keeping children safe in education 2022
- child abuse and neglect
- understanding allergies and anaphylaxis
- understanding diabetes
- understanding asthma
- understanding epilepsy
- HM Government Prevent awareness
- child on child abuse
- diversity, inclusion and belonging
- blended paediatric first aid
- preparing for your inspection
- understanding child development in the EYFS
- brain development and how children learn
- supporting children’s personal, social and emotion development
- supporting language development in the early years
- supporting physical development in the early years
- Mathematics in the early years

My Availability


I PROVIDE FUNDED SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (conditions apply) AND FUNDED SESSIONS FOR 3-4 YEAR OLDS (both 15hr & 30hr options) and 15hr funding for working parents of children 9 months and over from September 2024

Please contact directly to discuss availability/vacancies

Reservation places taken with a deposit

Please contact me for any information you require, I also have a "Frequently Asked Questions" factsheet I can email to you.

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: 25/01/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£40 per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included)
£25 per session (half days) - (inc breakfast and snack or snack and dinner) (half days end at 12.00pm and begin at 1pm)
£10 school drop off only
£10 school pick up only

Hours available 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am - 5pm Friday

I only pick up and drop off from St Paulinus Catholic Primary School in Dewsbury

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
2 November 2023
19 December 2017 - Good
5 September 2013 - 2
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My Documents

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