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Childminder in Widnes

Female Member since Jun 2012 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 19 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Chris and I live close to Hough Green station.
I've been involved with childcare since 1999, by way of a school dinner lady, committee member of my son and daughters old preschool, current committee member to one of my local preschools, and also as a childminder, giving many years worth of experience and enthusiasm, not to mention being a parent of two, and the eldest sibling of eleven!
My son is almost 19, my daughter 23, they both currently still live at home, and both have been police checked by ofsted, and deemed suitable to be around children.

Having used a childminder myself when my own children were younger, I understand that choosing the right childcare setting can sometimes be an overwhelming and scary prospect. You're not alone, and my role as a childminder is to support not only your child, but also you as a parent, so that you can feel reassured that your child is safe and happy whilst in my care.

My standard working hours are 7am - 6pm, however, I can be flexible with this

If you have any questions or queries about the service I can provide, or that you would like, please feel free to message me.
Messages are free to send, alternatively, you can contact me directly using my 'profile plus' details.

My Experience

'Small Wonders' is my childminding service, committed to providing a safe, secure, stimulating and caring home-from home environment, whilst also catering for each childs individual needs.
Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to ensure standards of care for all children are met, your child will be encouraged to discover that learning is fun, through structured, focused and spontaneous, child led, play activities.
This gives them the opportunities needed in order to help them develop to their full potential.
OFSTED says "The childminder prepares children very well to eventually move on to school. Her relaxed and motivational approach helps children to become confident, assertive and enthusiastic learners"

I have a dining room that doubles as the children’s playroom, containing age appropriate toys and books, a lounge for quieter time, and a kitchen, for experimenting with our culinary skills.
I also have a secure, self contained garden, and am local to several well equipped parks, ensuring that children are able to have outdoor play on a regular basis.
With easy access to a car, local bus, and train transport links, we are able to be more adventurous with our travels when time allows, with regular trips to Liverpool, Walton Gardens, Delamere forest, and child friendly farms, amongst other places, being firm favourites with children, past and present.
OFSTED says "They (children) thoroughly enjoy the varied activities the childminder provides"

Strong working partnerships with parents are a must, and that is a two way relationship, to ensure your child feels loved, safe, secure and valued.
OFSTED says "Parents comment very positively about the childminder's provision. They say she is helpful and supportive and that their children are very happy in her company. They are regularly updated about their children's development and feel they are making good progress in her care"
They also say "Children enjoy warm and playful relationships with the childminder. They laugh and
giggle as they play with her and cuddle up for a story. As a result, children feel very comfortable in her home"

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate
Safeguarding Children
Risk Assessment for Childminders
Food Allergens

NVQ Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

My Availability

** Updated February 2020
Please feel free to message me with your requirements so I can check current availability as spaces are now limited

Term time only - limited spaces
Full/part time
2, 3, & 4 yr old funding accepted - limited spaces
Before and after school places - limited spaces
School Holidays

Shift workers welcome

Occasional care/Ad-Hoc welcome

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes no no no no
Morning yes yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact for fees as these can vary to suit individual requirements
Sessional/Day rates also available
2, 3 and 4 yr old funding accepted
Vouchers accepted

My Local Schools

My Documents


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