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Childminder in Melton Mowbray

Babysitter in Melton Mowbray

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 19 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am 45 years old and a local childminder based in the Melton Mowbray, I provide daycare and before and after school care. I live with my two children aged 20 and 11 years, and my Daughter lives at University. I have done many hours of work in a day nursary and I am have NVQ level 3 in child care. My aim is to provide a high level of care and education for children and to do this I try to ensure that the children have a positive, physical, stimulating and reassuring environment and the children are respected as an individual.

I follow the EYFS and teach children to spell and write their names before going to school.

I have a very large conservatory which i use as a play room for children to enjoy lots of fun activities, including messy play, cooking, box forts and I have also got a separate room for quite time for naps or reading and for 1 to 1 ready for school learning and the outdoor grassed play area for slides/climbing frame/tunnels/seesaw playhouse sandpit etc......

I am a non-smoker.

Disabled children also welcome.

I am also very flexible for shift workers or extra care for emergencies or occasional childcare needs

My Experience

I have been registered with OFSTED since Oct 2006 and a member of NCMA. Apart from my three children, I have cared for children from 3 months to 13 years. I provide a home from home enviroment for the children in my care. we have outdoor play, books, toys board games, console games and tv with access to the sky and DVD's. We visit the local park, libary, swimming pool and have trips to the twin lakes and farms, rutland beach, Oakham park and library. For some of the Days out we will ask for a donation towards the trips.

Ofsted report of Good and NEF Funding report of Level 2

My Qualifications

Diploma in home based child care level 3
Food Hygiene
Paediatric First Aid
Realising Chilldren's Prtentail; Enjoying and Achieving
Menphys SOS - Disabled Children and Young People
A Look At Nutrition
Child Protection
Promoting Positive Behaviour
An Indroduction to Birth to Three Framework
Expansion the Birth to Three Framework
Effective Planning and Recording for 0-3's
Implementing the Birth to Three Framework
Discovering the EYFS with reference to Birth to Three
Health and Safety Course
Progressfrom the Start for New Leaders/Managers
Ofsted report of Level 2 'OUTSTANDING' 2011/2016
NEF funding of Level 2

My Availability

1 full time space for birth to 5 yrs available now

1 spaces available now for 5-8 years

Spaces now available for 8+.

Shift workers and part time workers welcome.

I do Pick up/Drop offs at Sherard Primary school.

I also offer NEF to children 2-5 years of age ( 30 hours free child care per week).

During the NEF period I do a one-one learning and try my best to get the child ready for school.

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Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 15/10/2018

My Fees

Please Phone me for prices as they differ depending on days and times child care is required as I work 24/7 including bank holidays.

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

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  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-based childcare (added 01/05/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 01/05/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/05/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 01/05/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Cyndi. 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.

Cyndi and Nick have provided an absolute fantastic service in looking after my little boy. He has been with them since 9 months old and will be attending school in September. They have both invested so much time in his education and development, that he is ready to go to school full of confidence and excitement. He's enjoyed every minute of it, and never tears when going. Cyndi is so flexible in her hours and is more than willing to accommodate my irregular work hours. It's nice to know, that you can go to work and know that your child is being looked after by one of the best!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by veronica about Cyndi on 08/08/2017

After leaving a one year old in a nursery setting to return to work I was really upset at the thought of having to do that again. Cyndi and Nick were a much better alternative for a young baby. Cyndi held her and gave her so much love and security, she was in a calmer environment and we both found the change much less traumatic. They kept in touch with regular photos and text updates throughout her first days and weeks. They have gone above and beyond in terms of flexibility as I have the kind of job that most childcare providers can't cater for. I wish I had known about them sooner and would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by wilbur12 about Cyndi on 07/08/2017

Cyndi has looked after our daughter since she was 9 months old, she is so flexible which really suits our lifestyle. Always helpful, she keeps us updated on what our daughter has been up to and she really has taught her so much already, if it wasn't for Cyndi I really don't think our daughter would be as forward and as confident as she is. Cyndi really does have a passion for kids and our daughter who is now nearly 2 cannot wait to step through the front door. I would recommend Cyndi to anyone and without a doubt deserves 5 stars!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Jenna831 about Cyndi on 04/08/2017

Cyndi & Nick looked after my eldest daughter a few years ago and they were fantastic! Understood our situation and 'F' loved going. They looked after her until she started school. Fast forward 3 years and we've now got a 1 year old daughter. It would be have been silly of us to have looked anywhere else for 'W' after they did such a good job with 'F'! Luckily Cyndi had space and is doing a fantastic job with my clingy daughter.
Can't recommend her enough!

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by Chloe about Cyndi on 20/03/2017

Cyndi is well qualified and the setting is good as it has a separate entrance to the main house. Unfortunately we had problems from the outset and I didn't feel that Cyndi really bonded with our child. Overall the experience wasn't as positive as it could have been and we have seen a big difference in our child since starting nursery.

  • 3 stars Overall
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  • 2 stars Communication

by Cat_lady about Cyndi on 19/02/2017

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