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Childminder in Rowley Regis

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 03 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Families needing childcare if they are a critical worker we have availability for temporary cover for you!
Positive points of using a childminder in these times: Smaller setting, hygiene practises in place for yours, your child and our protection so you can go to work and do what you must to keep our world going knowing we have your back and your child is safe and cared for.


**WE HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR UNDER 5 CHILDREN FROM 18th AUGUST 2020 as well as BLACKHEATH PRIMARY/ROWLEY HALL PRIMARY/HURST GREEN PRIMARY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL (full time / part time / term time only / school holidays only / all year / paid sessions / funded sessions 2 year old,3 and 4 year old funding including 30 hours free childcare)**

We are based in rowley regis just off oldbury road. I am Leeanne, an Ofsted registered and level 3 qualified childminder. I am fully insured and DBS checked childminder with a full UK driving licence and business insurance. I have 2 lovely sons and a lovely step son as well as a little one due july 2020 (re-open August 2020).
I work with 2 assistants who are both DBS checked. All 3 of us hold a level 3 qualification in childcare and education as well as first aid and safeguardinging training and our backgrounds consist of working in schools, day nurseries, management in day nurseries, children's centres, nannying and SEN schools.

I follow the EYFS framework and supporting your child with their development and other individual needs. I provide daily information about your child's day, monthly newsletters, and also termly parents evenings to discuss your child's development and share with you your child's learning journey with all their observations, individual planning and photos of them.

My Experience

*my own children age 8years and 13years and stepson age 10years (baby due july 2020)
*Childrens centres as a family support worker supporting families with under 5's
*senior member of staff in a day nursery
*day nursery pre school room, toddler room, baby room
*youth club
*primary schools
*pre schools/school nurseries
*SEN Schools
*babysitting for friends and family
*my babysitting service
*assistant #1 has experience in SEN Schools, primary schools, nurseries and management in a day nursery
*assistant #2 has day nursery experience, nanny experience

My Qualifications

* Diploma in childcare and education level 3 since 2005
*Childminder training
* Awareness of early years foundation stage
* Safeguarding foundation and intermediate
* First Aid
* Food hygiene
* Health and safety
* I have attended training with speech and language therapists around listening and understanding and speaking
* Equal opportunity and diversity
* Behavior management
* Children's rights and disability awareness
* Mathematics in the eyfs
*Epilepsy awareness
*Supporting children with SEN
*Fire safety
* childhood feelings and behaviour
*Characteristics of effective learning
*developing the outdoors (babies and toddlers)
*exploring media and materials
*understanding the world

assistant currently holds:

* Diploma in childcare and education level 3 since 2005
* Safeguarding foundation level
*Food hygiene
*SENCO trained
*First aid
*sensory development
*developing the outdoors (babies and toddlers)
*exploring media and materials
*understanding the world

My Availability


we are a provider of the time for twos (2year old funding) if you are eligible and the 3 and 4 year old nursery education funding including the 30hours offer.

tax free childcare registered with hmrc

registered with childcare grant payments for university funding

before and after school places including pick up and drop off for BLACKHEATH PRIMARY and ROWLEY HALL PRIMARY and HURST GREEN PRIMARY

We do have set "core" hours but we are flexible and are more than happy to work before or after those times

All year, Term time only, school holiday only, full time, part time places available

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please contact me for more information as i have various rates for different contracts as everyone's needs are different. (example school holiday rates, before and after school club rates, full day rates and part time rates)

On initial "meet and greet" appointment i will show you around and have a chat and we will discuss fees and how they can suit your needs the best.

I am registered so you can claim the childcare element of working tax credit/universal credit
Registered for the Tax free childcare scheme
registered to accept Childcare Grant Payments (uni funding)
I accept childcare vouchers
I offer time for twos funding
I offer 3 and 4 year old universal funding (15 hours) and the extended 3 and 4 year old funding (30 hours)

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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Below are the latest reviews for StepBySt. 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.

I was on the verge of leaving my job after seeing how upset my daughter got everyday when she went to a private nursery. She cried when I dropped her and cried when I fetched her. I’m sure some days she had cried for most of the day. Then i found these wonderful ladies. And I couldn’t be any happier. Everything they do is special. The time they take for not only the babies but for us as parents it’s unreal. My daughter was a baby when she started here. They helped her grow. They helped raise her to be the confident caring little lady she is. And they got her ready for “big school”. She will this year go into year two. And yet still relates back to her time here and the wonderful memories she has. And now my other daughter has just started her step by step journey and I’m so excited for her as I know how amazing it will be. There not just childminders. There my support and sanity on a daily basis. Even with these uncertain time’s there still here for us and supporting us. You guys never change and never stop being so wonderful xxx

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by about StepBySt on 21/04/2020

Leeanne & her team are so awesome at what they do! They helped my children settle in so well to the setting when I went back to work.
Leeanne makes the children feel welcome and goes above & beyond with the activities she offers and provides for our little ones.
Nothing is ever too much trouble and always has the children as a top priority (even when she isn’t looking after them!)
The transition she helps with, from a childminder setting to school is on point. My daughter fit right into school from the day she started and has exceeded with her school work, I mainly put this down to the learning the girls provided at Step by Step as my daughter was taught so much while she was there. I’m hoping my Son follows in her footsteps 🙌🏻
Parents are always kept in the loop with monthly newsletters and daily communication from the team.
I would recommend Step by Step to any parent who is looking for childcare 🥰

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by about StepBySt on 20/04/2020

I can honestly say that all the team at Step By Step Childcare are fantastic. My little one went there for over 2 years and loved every minute of it. The care and attention that they put into each child, along with all of the planning and activities that they offer is amazing. His graduation was so special filled with lots of memories that had us all in floods of tears.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about StepBySt on 20/04/2020

I love step by step, the staff are excellent, and experienced, the setting is just amazing, think nursery meets home, it has everything you could want from a child-minder, daily reports on what my son has been doing all day and photos if he's done something amazing too, I can no fault it, my son had learned and done so much in such a short space of time from going there, and most importantly he loves it there too!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about StepBySt on 11/08/2013

My little boy has been attending step by step child minding part time for about 8weeks. I am very pleased with the care given also pleased with the activities he gets todo. His development since attending step by step child minding has come on leaps and bounds, he enjoys going and some days doesn't want to come home.. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about StepBySt on 06/06/2013

Response by StepBySt on 04/08/2013:

Thank you kim :) And it is such a pleasure to look after little man. :)

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