Hello, my name is Natalie Linford. I am a registered childminder in the lane ends area of Ashton.
I had considered becoming a childminder a few years ago, however the house where I was living just did not have to space for this to be possible. After having my daughter Poppy in September 2013 and moving to a bigger house I decided that now is the perfect time to fulfil an ambition of mine. To do what I love from my own home, providing a comfortable homely environment where children will enjoy visiting therefore enabling them to learn, grow and achieve! I also aim to provide peace of mind to parents where they will feel comfortable knowing their child is having the best possible care.
I began my career as a nursery nurse in 2001 and worked in a couple of nurseries where I gained experience and also my NVQ level 3 in early years and education. After 8 years I then decided to gain more experience in different settings. I worked as a children’s centre worker in Trafford for just under two years where I supported families (outreach/family support) and ran groups such as play and stays, rhyme times, baby massage and specialist groups to help with children’s speech and development.
I then moved back to Preston where I became a teaching assistant in a secondary school for children with specific needs, disabilities and learning difficulties. I then was given an opportunity to work for a company who provided 24 hour residential care for children and young adults who displayed challenging behaviour and whom also had very specific needs. I worked in this role for 2 years where I became a key worker for a service user and enjoyed the challenges and the experience.
Nvq 3 in early years and education
Level 3 intergrated leadership and Management
Paediatric First aid
basic food hygiene
At the moment I have availability so please get in touch to discuss days available.
I also offer before and afterschool places for St Anthony's primary school.
I welcome all children and adults into my home and I will do my upmost to try to meet any special requirements that you or your child may have.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Last Updated: 22/09/2019|
- Childminding from £3.50 per hour
£38 per day
£25 morning (7:30-1pm) including lunch
£20 afternoon (1pm-5:30pm)
£5 Before school includes breakfast.
£8 school pick up/ afterschool care from 3:15-5:30 including afternoon snack.
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