5 stars (8)

Childminder in Ipswich

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 02 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Four day space available from July 2020 Tuesday through to Friday please feel free to book an appointment for viewing your place early to avoid disappointment. Hello my name is Pat and I live in a 3/4 bedroom house in north west Ipswich with my husband and daughter aged 21. We are an active family enjoying nature and the great outdoors and are animal lovers. My garden runs on to the back of the local allotments where we have acquired 4 plots.The children in my care have the chance to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables and have a chance to feed the chickens. There is also a wildlife pond where the children can go pond dipping and a willow hut/den where the children enjoy having picnics(weather permitting). I have an enclosed back garden where there is a lovely playhouse,bikes,trikes,ride on tractors , mud kitchen etc. The children also benefit from the vast range of educational toys inside the premises. Arts and crafts, playdough, painting activities are also available. We attend local mums and tots, library, parks etc. In the school holidays the children benefit from day trips, such as Walberswick Crabbing, Clacton Beach, Nacton shores, Baylham rare breeds farm, Jimmys Farm etc

My Experience

Life experience and 26 years of being registered and bringing up two beautiful children.I am very calm around the children and believe that children flourish with love and affection and with secure boundaries My references will show my wealth of experience over the many years and the love I have of the work I do.. Full driving license for 34 years.. I am a very active childminder who enjoys the great outdoors,most days are filled with activities and free play with plenty of fresh air. I have a 7 seater Vauxhall Zarifa which is insured for my childminding business, which means that the children within my setting have the added benefit of going out and enjoying the day trips that are provided.

My Qualifications

I now have my NVQ3 IN CHILDCARE which I obtained in Feb 2010 and also have a level 3 in Playwork.. In July2019 I obtained an overall GOOD grade from Ofsted. I hold a Level 2 award in food hygiene/safety, peadiatric first aid, safeguarding children, EYFS foundation stage exploring the pack, birth to three matters, social & emotional aspects of development, Epi-pen training, Data Protection ,Equality and Diversity, Personal Safety and NSPCC Child Protection Awareness. Also I have many references regarding the children that i have looked after and references from current parents available on request. EYFS learning journey which supports the development of each child within my care is in place and this sees the development of the child through to when they eventually go to full time education.

My Availability

Part time vacancy availabile from January 2020 and school pick up available from Bramford Primary School which is located about 2.5 miles from where I live, feel free to contact me with your requests.

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Last Updated: 03/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Prices available on request. Please feel free to contact me with any
questions that you feel that you might have.


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My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Pat Hyam. 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.

Pat has looked after my daughter since she was 8 months old. My daughter has been very settled, well cared for and happy in Pat's care.

Pat has always been positive and like a friend to me and my other half which has made the relationship so much easier.

I would always recommend Pat to anyone wanting a secure setting for their child and to provide plenty of activities to keep them occupied

Jessica has flourished in Pat's care

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Pat Hyam on 13/05/2020

Pat has looked after our three year old son for the past two years and is an oracle when it comes to young children! This has been a massive support to us as first time parents.

Pat has helped develop our sons speech and installed good manners in him. She has dealt with fussy eating, toilet training, tantrums, given advice on the usual illnesses/ailments and a refusal to get in his car seat at the end of the day!!

We like that Pat takes the children out and about every day to a wide variety of activities, groups as well as to the park, dog walking, playgrounds, the beach etc.

Her home is clean, safe, secure and all the children in her care are lovely. Our son loves the time he spends with Pat, which in turn has given huge peace of mind that he is happy and well looked after while we are working.

We put a lot of time and consideration into choosing the right childcare for our son and we are so glad we chose Pat. She has never let us down in two years and is totally reliable.

We'd be lost without Pat!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by about Pat Hyam on 19/01/2016

Response by Pat Hyam on 19/05/2016:

Thank you for such a lovely review its nice to know that I am appreciated. It truly is a lovely blessing looking after Mr Ramsell X

My daughter has been with Pat since January 2015 and I couldn't be happier, I am about to have my second child so my daughter will be finishing with Pat this month while I'm on maternity leave but I'm keeping everything crossed she'll have availability again next year!
I couldn't of asked for a more fun, safe and caring environment for my daughter. Pat has supported us through out potty training, a fussy eating stage and encouraged her speech development hugely!
I would recommend her services to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pat Hyam on 18/08/2015

My son Torrin has been in Pats care since 2010. I am a single parent who relies on childcare in order for me to work, my son has now started school so i only have Pat in the school holidays due to the fact that my son and i couldn't give her up.
Pat takes time to know and understand her children, the fun activties, crafts, games and learning logs are great, Pat runs a happy house with a firm but fair policy which is spot on.
I can honesty say as a mother and single parent i would never have been able to work with out the help and support of Pat, Torrin and my self will miss seeing Pat on a weekly basis but very much look forward to seeing her in the holidays, well worth 5 stars and more.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pat Hyam on 05/09/2013

Pat has looked after my son for the last six and a half years. During that time she has been one hundred per cent reliable, flexible and trustworthy. She is totally commited to her profession and to the health, happiness and well being of the children she cares for.

Her home environment is clean, warm, welcoming and fun, and the facilities she has for entertaining the children is excellent. She encourages creative activities, interaction with others and regularly takes the children for days out. She is also instrumental in developing good values, behaviours and kindness towards others. Pat has a wealth of experience and knowledge and on occasions she has even provided me with good sound advice and guidance on learning techniques to adopt when needed. ie. toilet training, discipline.

Whilst having to work, Pat has given me total peace of mind and the reassurance that Luc has been in the best hands. She is a positive influence and a very kind person. To anyone seeking a childminder I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is first class!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pat Hyam on 28/01/2013

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