Originally a primary school teacher, I have been childminding now for 22 years and have received an Outstanding grade in my last three Ofsted inspections. I love my job and enjoy the rewards of helping young children to learn through play.
Although we are based at home we spend much of each day out and about accessing local amenities and making use of a variety of outside play environments including Finkley Down Farm and National Trust sites, for which I have annual passes.
My house has been designed with childcare in mind so is a safe yet exciting environment where children can explore, play and learn whilst benefitting from the advantages of being part of a small family based setting.
I have a grown up daughter with Autism and learning difficulties so am experienced in dealing with additional needs. I attend regular training and have recently completed a quality improvement award. I am able to accept childcare vouchers and can also offer Free Early Education places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds including the 30hrs funding.
Primary School Teacher
22 years childminding
Experienced with additional needs
Early Years Professional Status
QIA Quality Assurance Award
First Aid Certificate
I also attend regular training sessions and hold a portfolio of certificates covering a variety of topics relating to children's learning and development.
Tues - Fri 8am - 5pm
Older siblings can be accommodated during school holidays and INSET days.
I am also registered for overnight care and can sometimes offer flexibility outside my usual hours by prior arrangement.
I can do pick ups from Abbotts Ann School.
|Last Updated: 05/10/2021|
- Childminding from £5.20 per hour
My standard rate is £5.60 per hour which covers all food, trips out etc. I offer a 40p reduction for siblings.
My Local Schools
- I provide pick ups at Abbotts Ann Church of England Primary School
- Ofsted Certificate (added 27/04/2020)
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Jennie is amazing. My baby used to cry when meeting new people but on our first meeting she had a big smile for Jennie and we haven’t looked back. She now gets excited when she sees Jennie and the other kids. Jennie’s home is 100% child friendly very very clean and your kids will have an absolute ball!! I feel happy and comfortable leaving my daughter in Jennie’s care because I know she’s safe. Jennie treats them like her own kids and you can see how much the children care about her which is lovely and heart warming. Would highly reccomend I have 3 children and wish I met Jennie when my older children attended child care! And problems or questions Jennie is always happy to help if and when she can.
Our daughter (now 3) has been going to Jennie for over 2 years now and was joined by our son 7 months ago (now 16 months). We feel so lucky to have found her and couldn't ask for any more. Both our children love going to Jennie and my husband and I feel that she really makes a difference to them - helping them learn and grow into the confident little people they are. She has taken them to lots of different places and gives them a great range of experiences. When at Jennie's home they seem to fit so many different activities in too! Jennie is extremely approachable and accommodating. We feel that she really knows each individual child and caters for their needs very well. I would highly recommend Jennie to anyone looking for a wonderful childminder.
What can I say - Jennie is a superstar! I recommend Jennie to people all the time! Our daughter, now a toddler, has been going to Jennie since 9 months old and is absolutely in love with her! Jennie has been absolutely key - working with us developing her physical and emotional needs, especially through difficult phases. We were going to do a mixture of nursery and childminding to up the social aspect but Jennie always takes the children to toddler groups to socialise with other children. We took the chance to only send our daughter to Jennie and I'm so happy we did. Jennie treats our daughter as if she is her own and is so kind and loving with all the children. Jennie writes in a little book all they've done that day and they're always going to farms or exploring somewhere. Even indoor play at home is filled with sensory and fun play. Jennie provides care throughout half-term and holidays which is paramount for us and when she is ever away she organises care with childminders our daughter is familiar with and comfortable with. I cannot fault Jennie in any way!
Jennie has had my daughter and son for the last year and a half, she has been fantastic and we are so so sad to see her moving. She has helped at every stage of the children's steps from crawling, walking, potty training, toilet training.
Whenever I have had extra work on, she has been so flexible in helping with extra hours.
Thank you so much Jennie and we are so sad to see you leaving us.
Jennie has looked after all 3 of my children (2 boys and a girl) on a part time basis since they were tiny. She has the perfect mixture of care & professionalism. I trust her implicitly with my children and I believe the time with her has benefited them in their learning journey far more than if they had been at nursery or home. She does amazing trips and activities with the children and no day is ever the same. She identifies their learning and emotional needs and tends to them on an individual basis. The relationship she shares with the children has always seemed perfect, with authority when needed but with a kind nurturing nature. Jennie is constantly going on training courses within her child minding and treats it as a true profession, with too many qualifications to count. I really cannot rate her highly enough,. I am so very grateful for all the years she has cared so well for my children, and very sad to see her leave our area.
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