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Abbie

Childminder in Milton Keynes

5 stars

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Female Member since Aug 2012 Last Updated Jan 2024 Last Login Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder in the Oakridge Park area of Milton Keynes. I am a mum to three girls, and realise the importance of finding the right person to look after your child.

My aim is to provide a 'home from home' where children in my care feel happy, cared for and stimulated.

Having been a working mum myself, I have been through the process and also the anxieties of handing over your child to someone else to look after. You will want your child to feel safe and secure , where their interests are taken into account, where they have fun, but also learn, are taken out and about, and have healthy meals.

I love reading and we have a wide range of books for different ages. We have been reading to our girls from a very young age, and will incorporate this into any daily routine.

I will take your child out to local groups, music groups, the library and toddler sessions. We will also have special trips out to the Zoo, farm etc. We grow our own fruit and vegetable ( tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, cress), which the children will be involved in. I also do a lot of cooking with the children, so they can learn how things are made and can enjoy the fruits of their labours!

Arts and crafts are another activity we do a lot, including play doh, painting, constructing, sticking, crayoning and much more !

As your childminder, it's my responsibility to fulfil the requirements of the EYFS and ensure your child receives the best possible level of care and education and will therefore be implementing all aspects of the EYFS in my childminding, working closely with you as the parent.

We have a cat called Tess.

My Experience

My three daughters are evidence for my experience.

My Qualifications

I have completed the CYPOP Unit 45 - setting up a home based child service

I have completed a 3 day Paediatric First Aid Course

I have completed the NSPCC Child Protection Awareness Course.

The Smile Award + course and also Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course.

I have also got my Level 3 diploma as an Early Educator.

Both myself and my husband have been CRB checked.

My Availability

I do not currently have a vacancy

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Last Updated: 17/01/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees.

Fees include wipes, nappy creams, and admission to any groups we may attend. Nappies and meals will need to be provided by you.

My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
16 November 2021
17 November 2016 - Good
2 April 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate (added 14/06/2020)
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  • DBS Check (added 14/06/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Abbie. 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.

Our son Noah (20 months) has been with Abbie for almost a year now and we could not be happier. We had put a huge amount of effort into finding the right carer and after meeting Abbie we knew we had found exactly who we wanted. The initial settling in period was flexible and allowed our son to become comfortable with his new home away from home which was very reassuring for us as first time parents.

The house is warm and friendly and Noah is always happy and excited to be dropped off. He loves seeing Abbie's two daughters in the morning and as soon as they greet him at the door he flies straight in where they all begin to run around and play. Abbie's daughters are very well mannered and this has had a positive influence on our son, it took us a few days to actually realise that when he started holding his hand out he did not want "cheese", it was infact "please"!

The facilities are great and the way Abbie rotates her toys, books and daily activities ensures the children are constantly engaged and entertained, whilst aiding them in their natural curiosity and development. Noah has always eaten well under Abbie's care as he loves the range of healthy home cooked meals provided, leaving more time in the evenings for us to enjoy as a family together.

Abbie always gives feedback on the days activities and works closey with us to ensure we are comfortable that he is happy and in a warm and safe environment. She offers an excellent routine which I feel is very important and any input we provide is followed as practically as possible to ensure continuity of Noah's routine at home.

Noah is a typical little boy and is a bundle of energy so he really enjoys all the local activities Abbie takes the children on. The library, musical groups and the outdoor trips are great fun for him and it's brilliant when he brings home the treasures he has made during his day.

Abbie has created an amazing childminding environment for our son allowing him to thrive, learn, be active and grow in confidence. There is always a new experience for Noah and we feel he has developed exceptionally well under her care.

We are so happy with Abbie and all the love, support and guidance she has given Noah. We really cannot praise her highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for childcare.

As we will be moving to Sweden for work in the next few months Noah's time with Abbie will unfortunately come to an end. We wish Abbie and her family all the best and we are more than happy to leave our contact details with her if anyone wishes to contact us directly.

Thankyou so much Abbie!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Abbie Abbie on 23/09/2013

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