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Childminder in Portchester

Babysitter in Portchester

5 stars

Usually responds within 30 minutes

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2009 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Ofsted Good Provider Logo

Nill availability for school and during the day childcare until September 2021

Paula Hill Registered Childminder Portsmouth Portchester

Husband and wife team Paula and Antony Hill.

I was in the Royal Navy for 10 years but after having my children I wanted to stay at home and give them the best care I could give and wanted to share my warm and loving home care with other children. My daughter was looked after by a childminder.
Having moved into my new house (2011) I have created a stimultating, fun and exciting play room that's cheerful, bright, clean and warm I will welcome your child into my environment with planned and spontaneous activities and outings. I have a large back garden and go out the house every day so your child will not be ‘cooped’ up inside the house all day!
I aim to provide a stimulating and happy play environment offering both a high standard of care and activities that will help develop your child into a well-rounded confident little person.
I follow the Early Years Goals as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage birth to five which is all designed to encourage your child to develop skills needed in preparation for school.
I go to PLENTY of play groups where your child will practice their social and interaction skills as well as having so much fun, making and doing!!!!!
Also to let you know I have 1 dog a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel whom is fantastic with the children. I do not have him mixing with the children unless you are happy for him to do so. He is very well trained, and has been bought up in a good respectful manner!

May 2017, my husband is coming into business with me and we are becoming a childminding team...Antony or Tony as he's called was in the Royal Navy for 23 years and has always been involved in my childminding business in the past, popping in from time to time and all the children who I've looked after and currently caring for think the world of him (he does give the best high fives!)? so after much begging from me and a few of my children's parents he has decided to become part of my childminding team.......he's super excited to get going, he will be first aid trained and will have the current safeguard qualification..... he's a wonderful homely father to our own children and a great big softy! We will still continue to go on our regular groups and adventures........

My Experience

I worked in a Nursery Setting before starting my childminding business,
I have helped with Portsmouth City Council running Creche's around the city and now work only as a childminder, as well as being a super mummy!!!!!

My Qualifications

NVQ 2 in Childcare Learning and Development
NVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development
Ofsted Registered as 'Good'
CRB Checked
First Aid Trained
Advanced certificate in Safeguarding Children
Food Hygiene
I encourage and use a lot of Makaton signing. It's so lovely to see a baby of 10 months signing please and thank you!!

My Availability

Nothing until September 2021
I can offer school / pre-school drop offs and collections - Castle Primary - Portchester School & Teddybears Nursery.
Or if you want just dropping off at school.
Also available most days in school holidays. I take 1week off at Easter, 3 weeks off at summer and the whole of Christmas is off.
Please contact me to discuss if you think this fits into your plan. I will try and help!!!!
Or just call me anyhow and we can chat and see if I can help in any other caring.
Childminding changes so often with children leaving and joining.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/11/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My fees are based on an hourly rate at £4.50 with a 5% sibling discount
£4.40 for school children in a holiday period when I'm available (half terms/ easter/summer)
Double charge for out of hours - before 0800 and after 1700
I offer childcare voucher scheme via your workplace and Nursery Education Grants (NEG) 15 hours or 30 hours Government funded sessions for 2 & 3 and 4 year olds
All food is to be supplied, I shall pay for playgroups, with big day trips I will ask for a contribution.
All nappies, infant bottles formula milk and food are to be provided by the parents. (Under 1)
With any other questions regarding fees - please feel free to contact me!

Babysitting fees differ from childminding fees please contact to discuss availability.

My Local Schools

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Below are the latest reviews for Paula Hi. 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.

In the search for a childminder I came across Paula, as one of my first contacts through this site. Within minutes of a text, to see when she would be free for a chat, she rang me. We talked for 20 odd minutes, like we had known each other for years. Not having the spaces I needed, the journey should have ended there BUT NO, Paula is one of those people that has time for everyone and will go out of her way to help. Like a little Guardian Angel she advised, suggested and even made phone calls for me herself!

Long story short, she made such an impact that, while I was viewing some other local childminders, I asked could i just pop in to see her. My husband and I were blown away by her professional surroundings and the relationship she struck up with our little girl within seconds. Compared with some other 'good' graded childminders we had seen, Paula should definitely, without doubt, be an 'outstanding', this is a perfect example of how vast the 'good' graded can be and it's shocking.

Paula is every thing you should expect from a top childminder plus a whole heap more! Check her out for yourself ;0) X

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for EmG EmG about Avatar for Paula Hi Paula Hi on 09/01/2016

Paula contacted me after viewing my profile and after meeting her, we made the instant decision to use her. She made a lasting impression and we were so happy with her. We used her for 2 years and are really sad now our little boy is starting pre-school. Would be hard to find another like her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Juliette Juliette about Avatar for Paula Hi Paula Hi on 04/01/2015

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