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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Leighton Buzzard

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2012 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 29 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Corona Helper
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am a fully qualified Early Years Professional with experience in working together with parents giving advice and support, and in childcare, learning and development. Most importantly I have lots of energy, patience, and believe in child-initiated play to expand each child's individual and unique learning.

I live on the new Grovebury Farm estate in Leighton Buzzard with my husband. We have a 13 year old son and two girls 7 & 2.

I enjoy talking to children to further their knowledge and experiences of every day events. I encourage and set up situations for the children to enjoy including messy play, imaginative role play, healthy eating and exercise, social interaction and outings. I believe in each child having an important balance between interaction and individual play and also between 1:1 and group learning and experiences.

We visit playgroups, music and rhyme, soft play and parks dependent on each child's interests. We have mead open farm and whipsnade zoo passes.

My recent Ofsted inspection I was graded as OUTSTANDING in all areas.

My Experience

I have worked in both childcare (pre-school) and family support (children's centre) roles. I completed my registration with Ofsted to become a child minder in October 2012 to begin minding in 2013 after the birth of my first daughter.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
BA (Hons) Creative and Performing Arts
Early Years Professional Status
Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene
Safeguarding Awareness

My Availability

***Due to a new highly qualified and experienced assistant starting with me in September 2020, we have a few places available.*** Contact me to discuss.

School drop offs/collections available from Greenleas and schools dependant on times and availability. I am flexible in regards to days, hours and shift patterns and happy to accommodate irregular hours where possible. Contact me to discuss your needs.

Term time only contracts available.

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Last Updated: 18/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

5.00 per hour. Reductions for full time and/or siblings. Fees inclusive of weekly groups and meals as required.

Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare accepted.

Free funding available for 3&4 year olds (2 year old funding available subject to family circumstances).

Emergency care also available. Please contact me to discuss.

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 Paulas P. 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.

Paula has offered no end of support to our family with our first child and we are planning to send our new baby to her too. Paula offers a stimulating environment in her own home with a huge variety of activities whilst also taking the children in her care to groups and on days out. Paula is professional, has high standards and offers thorough communication home.

Outstanding rating truly deserved.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Kat about Paulas P on 21/04/2015

Having found Paula using this website my 2 yr old has been at the Playhouse for over a year now. I am very happy with the care Paula gives him - she always goes above and beyond to accommodate our needs.
At the Playhouse they are always well stimulated in a safe and caring environment as well as going on outings to the local farm, toddler groups, soft play etc.
I never worry about my son when I am at work as I know he is safe hands and he is always very happy when I collect him.
I would highly recommend using Paula's Playhouse.

  • 5 stars Overall

by JLSmale about Paulas P on 21/04/2015

I was lucky enough to have Paula as my childminder for my son, who was 2 years old at the time. "Paula's Playhouse" is a great environment for any child of all ages. Paula creates a home from home as her setting, makes it fun, is very professional and cooked lovely home cooked meals. My son loved going there and it was always a very clean environment with a full agenda of activities. She does plenty of arts and crafts with the children and happily takes the children out to local organised soft play groups etc.
Great with medical advice and general tips on childcare. Paula genuinely loves her job and was always full of energy and ready for the daily challenging of childminding. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a new childcare provider.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Caroline about Paulas P on 20/04/2015

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