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Childminder in Hitchin

Babysitter in Hitchin

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am a mum of two girls currently aged 18 and one 23.I also have 2 grand children age 1 and 2 . If you are in need of a babysitter please email or call me if you are looking for a child minder read on then get in touch in the same way.
I have run a sucessful/professional childminding buisiness since Feb 2000,I pride myself on children learning through play and use the local childrens centres and local groups and amienities to regularly to help me achieve this. I love the natural world and am an outdoors person but also enjoy crafts and cooking with the children.I charge £6.50 per hour . I cover school holidays and ask for a float to take children on trips. I am currently not taking on younger children or babies due to own family commitments and do not except funding although do except work childcare vouchers such as Computer share Fidelity and Eden red.I currently only mind children over age of four and collect from Mary Exton school, i can not pick up from any other infant junior school,due to numbers of children Ofsted allow us to have under eight years old I currently run a waiting list scheme . I look forward to hearing from you with your enquiry, please contact me direct initially by text or call or via email and I will get back to you asap .Thank you ..

My Experience

Childminder for over 20years.Looked after over 85 children.
Mum of two girls one who is curremtly studying for her A levels at Hitchin girls school and will be going to university in September 2020 and my eldest daughter lives in Letchworth with my 2 grand children ..
I have Worked as a nanny,playscheme leader and preschool assistant before becoming a child minder and have done a lot of training on safeguarding and counselling for children. Until last year I worked part time at local childrens centre three days a week in many roles .I currently mind a 2 year old 4 days a week and 3-5 children aged 4 and 10 before and after school and cover some school holidays
I have also had experience working part time as bank staff at secret gardens play area in town (as cover staff)
I am close to the train station (no more than ten minute walk and there's a bus stop outside my house )

My Qualifications

N.V.Q level 3, first aid ,safe guarding.
H.Q.S which is reviewed yearly
City and guilds child care 0-7 years
7 G.C.S.E.s
Lots of experience including emotional wellbeing,safe guarding,food hygiene first aid etc

My Availability

weekly term time hours :At present sorry in term time and i have a few children and younger siblings on the waiting list for the next school year at Mary Exton school and have 3 school holiday places .
In school holidays I work 8-6 on selected days due to demand.I have two weeks off a year may and xmas normally which I will give you plenty of notice for .i will however be stopping child minding on Fridays as from sept 2020.

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 yes no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £7.00 per hour

At time of writting this statement my fees are £6.50 from April 2019.£1:50 lunch, and a good cooked tea £2:50 tea at 4;45-5pm ,breakfast at 8am for children whom do not attend school, and snack mid morning and after school are included in fees.I am registered to except child care vouchers. I do not work Fridays .

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


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My children absolutely adored Shirley had all my three children for about a year and now has Our little man(she's had him for nearly two years now). I moved the other two from the school but really wish she could have continued. Shirleys very caring patient and honest but well loved by the children.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

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