***** OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER BASED IN TYTHERINGTON / MACCLESFIELD *****
***** FULL AND PART TIME SPACES AVAILABLE CURRENTLY *****
***** 15 HOURS CHILDCARE FOR ALL 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS AND ELIGIBLE 2 YEAR OLDS...... WORKING PARENTS MAY GET 30 HOURS FREE !!!!! *****
***** INBOX ME TODAY! *****
HI ALL, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW ME - MY NAME IS LINDA O'BRIEN.
I AM AN OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER AND AM BASED IN TYTHERINGTON, MACCLESFIELD - VERY CLOSE TO GREENHILLS / MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL.
I'M 33 YEARS OLD AND LIVE IN A LOVELY QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN TYTHERINGTON (JUST OFF DORCHESTER WAY). I HAVE A HUSBAND MATTHEW (36), WHO I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TOO FOR NEARLY 8 YEARS NOW AND TWO BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRLS .... AVA (7 & 1/2), ISLA (6 1/2 ) AND A LOVELY LITTLE BOY CALLED FINLEY (4) - WE ALSO HAVE A LOVELY, FRIENDLY AND VERY PLAYFUL BISCHON FRISE NAMED ALFIE AND A BEAUTIFUL SHITZU CROSS CALLED LUCY. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT I DO AND VERY MUCH HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL REQUIREMENT.
I ALSO HAVE MY MUM; CONNIE, WHO HAS OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN AS MY ASSISTANT - MY MUM IS FONDLY KNOWN TO PARENTS AND THE CHILDREN I MIND AS NANNIE CONNIE TO ALL!!!
I CURRENTLY HAVE A VACANCY FOR BOTH A FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PLACE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR CHILDCARE REQUIREMENT.
I CAN ALSO OFFER 15 HOURS OF FREE CHILDCARE FOR ALL 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS - WORKING PARENTS WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA 15 HOURS - MAKING A TOTAL OF 30 FREE HOURS OF CHILDCARE A WEEK. I AM ALSO REGISTERED TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE 15 FREE HOURS CHILDCARE FOR ELIGIBLE 2 YEAR OLDS.
DEPENDANT ON AVAILABILITY, I AM ALSO HAPPY TO HOLD A PLACE SHOULD YOU NOT NEED CHILDCARE UNTIL LATER ON IN THE YEAR.
YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE FANTASTIC REVIEWS THAT I HAVE BEEN LEFT BY SOME OF MY LOVELY PARENTS.
I WAS AWARDED GOOD IN MY VERY FIRST OFSTED INSPECTION AND FOLLOWED THIS UP ON MY SECOND INSPECTION WITH A FURTHER MARK OF GOOD, I WAS ONLY ONE POINT AWAY FROM BEING OUTSTANDING – WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT I AM INCREDIBLY PROUD OF AND WILL STRIVE TO ACHIEVE NEXT TIME! I AM FIVE MINUTES WALK FROM MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL, THE LOCAL SHOPS AND A NUMBER OF LOCAL PARKS. WE ARE ONLY FIVE MINUTES AWAY FROM ZENECA, MACCLESFIELD TOWN CENTRE AND FROM THE TRAIN STATION.I AIM TO PROVIDE THE BEST CHILDCARE SERVICE POSSIBLE FOR BOTH YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN. WORKING AS A CHILDMINDER WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES IS MY PASSION AND I LIKE TO PROVIDE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME WHERE YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR DEVELOPMENT WHILE ALSO HAVING LOTS OF FUN AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS.THE CHILDMINDING IS BASED IN MY HOME PROVIDING QUALITY CHILDCARE IN A CARING FAMILY ENVIRONMENT WITH A WIDE RANGE OF FUN & STIMULATING TOYS, BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT FOR ALL AGES AND A DEDICATED PLAYROOM THAT LOOKS LIKE “TOYS R US!!”, AND IS OPEN TO “FREE PLAY”I ALSO HAVE A LOVELY BACK GARDEN WHICH WILL BE USED BY THE CHILDREN DAILY. I HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING LICENSE AND APPROPRIATE BUSINESS INSURANCE TO ENABLE ME TO PROVIDE A WIDER RANGE OF ACTIVITIES SUCH AS VISITS TO PARKS, LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS. I PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE WITHIN THE HOME, BASED ON THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE PRINCIPLES. I AIM NOT ONLY TO PROMOTE AN ACTIVE AND PLAYFUL ATMOSPHERE AT ALL TIMES, BUT ALSO TO OFFER THE BEST POSSIBLE START TO THE CHILDREN’S EDUCATION. I ENJOY ALL ASPECTS OF BEING WITH CHILDREN, FROM MESSY PLAY TO DRESSING UP AND WE PROVIDE A WARM, FRIENDLY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN IN OUR CARE. I ALSO ENJOY AND ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE OPEN SPACES CHESHIRE HAS TO OFFER.I HAVE A PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID CERTIFICATE AND I HAVE BOTH THE PRE-REGISTRATION BRIEFING ON SAFEGUARDING AND THE PRE-REGISTRATION TRAINING CERTIFICATE.
AS ABOVE PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR CHILDCARE REQUIREMENT.
LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY HEARING FROM YOU SOON!!!!
I have two official Ofsted inspections and am very proud to say I was marked as 'Good' on both.
You can see some of the fantastic reviews that I have been left by some of my lovely parents
I AM AN OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER, MARKED AS 'GOOD' ON BOTH INSPECTIONS.
Please let me know if I can help and I can point you in the right direction for more info!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have full and part time vacancies available for children aged from birth to 14 years old.
I offer very flexible childcare, I am here to help you and hopefully make your life easier!
I offer competetive Rates with reduction for full time sibling placements
I can offer confidential advice and support for parents and families
I accept all Childcare voucher schemes and am registered to provide tax free childcare
I am happy to accomodate both permanent and temporary contracts/placements
I offer loving and professional childcare in a family home environment
Past and present parental references supplied on request
Certain parents may be eligible for free childcare for there little one(s), I am approved by Cheshire East County Council to draw the Free Early Education Entitlement. Eligible 2 year olds may be entitled to 15 hours free term time childcare and (nearly) ALL 3-4 year olds are entitled to 30 hours a week of free childcare taken over 38 weeks (this can be pro-rata'd over the year). Children must attend for a continuous session of at least 6 hours a day, twice a week. Parents may ‘top up’ their child’s free entitlement with additional hours.
The Free Early Education Entitlement for children is subject to you meeting certain criteria but please feel free to contact me and I can give you some more information on this!! Further details of this is available on my website.
I am happy to answer any and ALL questions you may have, please feel free to ask away!!
|Last Updated: 29/03/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Please contact me for further information on my fees, as this differ depending on the requirement - I do offer discounts for siblings.
15 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE
All children in England get 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks, for example.
When you can start claiming
The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.
Child’s birthdayWhen you can claim
1 January to 31 March. The beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August. The beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December. The beginning of term on or after 1 January
Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare:
30 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE
You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take).
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
* in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
* each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week - this is £125.28 if you’re over 25
* This earnings limit does not apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago.
You’re not eligible if:
* your child does not usually live with you
* the child is your foster child
* either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000
* you’re from outside the EEA and your UK residence card says you cannot access public funds
If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to give to your childcare provider to reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts.
Apply for 30 hours free childcare
You’ll need your details (and your partner’s, if you have one), including your:
National Insurance number
Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed
You’ll get a childcare account if your application is successful. You can use it to get your code for 30 hours free childcare.
If you pay for childcare and want to use Tax-Free Childcare to get help with costs, you can also apply using this service.
It usually takes 20 minutes to apply. You may find out if you’re eligible straight away, but it can take up to 7 days.
FREE EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS
Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax
tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
they’re looked after by a local council
they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
they get Disability Living Allowance
they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
If you’re eligible the free early education and childcare:
must be with an approved childcare provider
starts from the term after your child’s 2nd birthday
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.
Please let me know if I can help and I can point you in the right direction for more info!!!!!!!!!!!!
My times are flexible and are based on your needs, please contact me!!
Look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon!!
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.
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 20/04/2020)
- UK Passport (added 20/04/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 20/04/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Linda OB. 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.
Warm and nurturing space to leave your most precious child. Linda is loving and kind, they did great activities, it felt more like we were leaving our child with our parents, rather than a business. Linda was also very flexible and accommodating. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to take our child. We are very grateful for linda and her mum for caring for our son.
We sent our daughter, Margot to Linda's childminding 3.5 years ago when she was just 10 months old and we're so very glad we did. Linda and Nanny Connie became a second family to her, welcoming her warmly with affection and exciting play everyday. This was all throughout COVID when everyone was hypersensitive and nervous and yet Linda made the whole process very safe and easy. I highly recommend sending your child, especially in those younger years when you want to know your child is in a happy, family environment.
Our son was with Linda from 9 months until age 3. Linda made him, and us, feel so comfortable straight away and he enjoyed going every day, which is such a relief as parents.
She creates a fun and home like environment with lots of learning opportunities. She encourages friendships and promotes kindness in the children. She is incredibly patient, caring and warm and gives her all to the children in her care.
We feel very lucky that we found Linda!
My little boy Cole started with Linda when he was 10 months old - as he was born in lockdown he'd had very little contact with other people and I was initially very nervous about him being able to settle with someone else. Linda put me at ease straight away and within a week Cole was happy and excited to be going to her every day. 2 months after starting with her, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Linda undertook all the training from the hospital to help care of him, without hesitation and learned so much about his condition that I felt nothing but confidence in her ability to care for him.
Cole absolutely thrived with Linda - he had so much fun every day, made lots of friends and just loved Linda and Nannie Connie. He started pre-school in September and we were so sad to say bye to them and Cole still talks about his time there. I can't recommend her enough.
Linda and her mum Connie took great care of my twins who were 2 years old. It was their first time in a formal childcare setting so there were a few worries beforehand, but they both settled in much quicker than I expected and would run in each morning. They enjoyed their time at Linda's and the activities they did whilst there, especially around holidays and occasions. It was a warm, family setting and perfect for them to get used to being away from home and with other children before moving to a preschool environment. Would definitely recommend.
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