Hi my name is Margaret-Jane but everyone calls me Mags I have been an Ofsted and PACEY registered childminder since 2004. I am married to Darren and have 2 children of my own, Hayley(21) and Steven(9), we also a Cat called Nutmeg and a dog called Willow
We offer a warm family home that your child or children can feel safe and valued and learn in.
I am really enjoying working with children and I am looking forward to a long and happy carer as a childminder
I have been looking after children as a profession since 2004, and in that time I have had children from 5 months to children as old as 13, most of the family’s that I have worked with have been with we for years and when they have more children I have been lucky that they would like me to look after them to.
On my recent OFSTED inspection I was awarded an OUTSTANDING which is the highest grade that you can achieve.
I offer a warm family environment that you child can grow and learn in.
I provide a variety of age related toys including books, musical instruments, jigsaws, board games, construction toys (bricks and Lego) dolls, prams, pretend toys(e.g. cooking) dressing up clothes etc. We also enjoy many arts and craft activities, days out and also the TV and computer/ Internet (these are strictly supervised).
Activities will depend on age and ability of the child and will encourage each stage of development.
level 3 CCP
paediatric first aid
basic food hygiene
health and safety
I have also done many more day course.
At the moment I have NO SPACES in the setting.
Please feel free to contact me for any other information as I might be able to point you in the right direction.
the local pre schools/schools that i drop off and pick up from are at the moment are:
but please contact me about other pre schools/schools as i might be able to help.
|Last Updated: 09/04/2019|
- Childminding from £4.40 per hour
Please contact me about my fee's
My Local Schools
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Mags has cared for both of my children and has done a magnificent job, both with their overall development and physical well-being. I reluctantly have to give Mags up due to logistical reasons but I would highly recommend Mags to anyone looking for a safe and warm environment for their children. My children absolutely love Mags and I am certain they will miss her and her family immensely. Her setting is truly outstanding, with a range of toys to entertain and to educate. Mags has also supported me in many ways over the years, going above and beyond her duty. After working with her, I would be proud to call her a friend.
Our son started with Mags at just 8 months old and as a first time parent I was nervous about leaving him for the first time with someone new, but my husband and I knew that it was the right choice as soon as we met Mags.
We were looking for a home from home setting that was friendly, intimate and had strong educational values and we found all of this with Mags.
She always makes sure that she has the right equipment and toys for each milestone/age, and she takes them out on trips and days out which the children just love.
Our son was with Mags for over a year and we unfortunately had to move him due to a house move, however we still keep in contact and visit which is testament to the relationship that she built with our son and our family. She is a lovely lady with a lovely family and they really made my son feel part of it.
Response by Mags on 22/06/2017:
Thank you Lauren for your lovely review. Your Son was a joy to look after and is missed in the setting.
But you and your family are always welcome
See you soon
My son started with Mags when he was 10 months old. He is a strong willed young man, Mags has been integral in making him a polite young boy. She is now part of my family.
Response by Mags on 22/02/2016:
thank you for your kind word TM is going to be missed by all in the setting, and mostly by myself.
but the door is always open x
My two daughters Jessica,aged 7 and Erin aged 3 years,stated at Mags house in January of last year,as I was going back to work.. At the time I was feeling very nervous and anxious but I needn't had worried because Mags had made everything feel right and I went to work each day feeling happy knowing that my girls were in the safest and happiest place... As time went on Mags not only became a fantastic friend to my girls,who thought the world of her ( couldn't get them to come home,on a daily basis), she became a great friend to me too,always there for me,especially when times were hard,going through Depression and difficult times at home,she always made sure my girls and myself were always happy,safe and really looked after ..Mags always made the girls days fun and full of different activities,they went on lovely outings and adventures but I have to say the best part of everyday for my girls,so I was told was LUNCH TIME,yes a proper home cooked meal,no expense spared and a yummy pud too .. Mags kept a diary book of all the girls activities and outings,with photos and developmental ages and stages charts,which were lovely to see and comment on each month,the girls really enjoyed looking at what they had done and where they had been.. I would highly recommend Mags to be your child's childminder,you would not only get the best childcare in the country but a great friend for life xxx
Response by Mags on 04/01/2013:
Thank you for your kind and very lovely review, I wish you and your family well for you new home and schools.
We will all see you soon
My youngest son (1) has been with Mags since May 2012 and my eldest (5) during holidays.
I am extremely lucky to have found such a great carer who has alleviated my past experiences of childminders. Both boys enjoy being in Mag's setting immensely and come home totally exhausted everytime, as the activities vary so widely.
Mags' house is fantastic and her family are very welcoming. She has a great attitude to her job and the children she looks after. The children all seem to really enjoy their time with her.
I would highly recommend Mags to anybody looking for childcare.
Response by Mags on 14/08/2012:
Thank you for your kind words, and I am so happy that the boys both enjoy there time in my setting.
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