Hi i am Amanda and have been in childcare for 23 years. I live in Worthing and only 400 metres from the beach and close to the parks, I cover Chesswood Junior School and Lyndhurst Infant School, supplying care before and after school as well as having day care children.
I work with my husband who has had the relevant training and we are both fully CRB checked
I provide a safe caring environment in my home, coupled with a lot of stimulating activities during the day..
I live in a four bedroom house, with my husband, 11 year old daughter and our dog Ruby. The garden has been transformed into an all weather playground for the children enabling them to play outside all year round. .
In my 24 years I have worked in 3 day nurseries and prior to the birth of my baby was deputy manager in one of them. I have also worked as a nanny
After my own child was born i decided to use all my experience and become a childminder..
I currently care for children aged between 6 months and 10 years.
I hold current and up to date certificates in child protection, first aid, food hygiene, childcare practise [homebased] and NVQ level 3 in early years care and education. I am Otsted registered and am a member of the PACEY
I had my latest Ofsted Inspection in December 2018 and was rated OUTSTANDING.
A copy of the Ofsted report can be seen on the Ofsted web site.
I am accredited, which means i am able to claim funding for 3-4 year olds for up to 30 hours a week for those that qualify or the statutory 15 hours for those that don't and the special 15 hours per week funding for eligible 2 year olds.
In January 2012 i attended a two day course called, INCLUDING ALL CHILDREN, which is to do with providing care for children with special educational needs,
I have recently been awarded a foundation degree in education and learning, level 4. This is to do with special educational needs.
In May 2012 i attended a one day course, run by West Sussex County Council, cocerning safegaurding children.
I have a level 3 diploma in playwork..
Recently I have been awarded a certificate of excellence by Childcare.co.uk
The number of vacant spaces I have does vary so please contact me for details of current vacancies. I work Monday to Fridays 7.15 am till 5.30 pm but will be flexible to meet parents needs if a later pick up is wanted.
I can collect children from their own homes, if transport is a problem and return them in the evening if required. There is no charge for this service. i fully appreciate parents need for unsociable hours care and i always endevour to cater for all situations.
|Last Updated: 28/12/2020|
- Childminding from £4.20 per hour
My standard rate is £4-50 per hour per child and this includes drop offs and pick ups where required. There are discounts when i look after 2 children from the same family and my rates do vary depending on the length of time the children are here..i.e if i look after a child for 8 hours or more, in one session, then the fee is £4.20 per hour.
I take children who qualify for the 2, 3 and 4 year old funding .THERE ARE NO TOP UP FEES FOR CHILDREN ON FUNDING. I ALSO OFFER THE 30 HOURS FUNDING TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.
Unlike a lot of settings I do not charge for bank holidays, as i do not work on these days, neither are there any charges for when i am on holiday.
I offer breakfast for the early starters, mid morning and afternoon snacks, lunch is supplied and a cooked meal is provided for all children being collected after 5.pm. All meals,snacks, trips and treats are included in the hourly fee. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRA CHARGES.
I do not ask for a deposit or charge retainers for spaces booked in the future. If a space is booked and then cancelled at a later date then one months average fees are payable.
Again, unlike a lot of settings i do not ask for fees to be paid in advance but expect all outstanding amounts to be paid by the7th of the following month.
Several parents have placed reviews on this site which will give you an insight into the kind of activities that the children get involved in..
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/11/2020)
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We randomly found Amanda Childminding on this website and decided to give them a visit after reading all the comments. We felt relaxed as soon as we walked into the house and decided to send our little one there after just the first visit. And that was the best decision ever! Amanda and Peter (also Sasha&Amanda’s mum) have been truly amazing and I’m not afraid to say they probably look after our little one better than we do lol!!! They truly care about the children, always do a lot of activities with them. I don’t think there has been a single day where Caleb comes home without any new arts or creations! Caleb absolutely LOVES being there. In the mornings he would get to the door before us desperate to go, when we drop him off nowadays he doesn’t even turn around to look at us or say bye and just walks straight in (he loves his parents really lol!). During the weekends he would often chant ‘Man-na’ :).
We cannot thank them enough for the care, the love and everything they do for him.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 12/04/2021:
Thank you for your review. Caleb has certainly blossomed during the last six months. It is fascinating to see how he has learnt what the routines are and he is always there to help get things ready.
Amanda and her family have been amazing! Especially during these uncertain times. My little one loves going and will happily walk in without so much as a backwards look. He is always coming home with crafts that they have done during the day. Amanda is friendly and happy to discuss any concerns you might have about little one and provide support where needed.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 27/01/2021:
Thank you for your review. Your youngster is a pleasure to care for and watching how he is developing is very interesting. He is always in the middle of things when playing and is certainly no shrinking violet.
Amanda and her husband are amazing! I am a single parent who works full time with a very complex situation. Amanda and Peter have done everything they can to support me and my children and I couldn't do it without them. I have been so lucky to find them.
Amanda and her team genuinely care about the children, their welfare and their development. The first thing I noticed when we went to look round is just how happy, comfortable and confident all of the children were.
It didn’t take long for the warmth and kindness of the setting to settle and calm my own daughter. She’d not got on too well at nursery for a variety of reasons and we switched to a childminder hoping that we’d see some improvement, but we were nervous. Amanda and her team put our minds at rest immediately. It only took a couple of settling in sessions before it felt like our daughter had always been going there.
Amanda’s service is really reasonably priced and extremely flexible. Nothing is ever too much for her and her family and they go to great lengths to accommodate your bespoke childcare requirement.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. You won’t regret it!
Response by Amanda Childminding on 22/05/2020:
Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated. I am looking forward to Siena coming back once things resemble some sense of normality. It has given me a great deal of pleasure watching her develop in the months she has been here.
My daughter has been with Amanda since she was 10 months and is now nearly 2 and a half, she loves it and always full of excitement when I pick her up. My work means the amount of care my daughters needs over the year can change and I was concerned about finding a childcare provider that could accommodate that, but Amanda has been incredible. I’m now pregnant with my second child and I will most definitely be sending them to Amanda, it’s a relief to know you have a childcare provider you trust to take care of your child and provide them with a fun and educational day.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 18/03/2020:
Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated. It does not seem possible that Eva has been with me for nearly two years and has developed into a very articulate toddler. I am looking forward to looking after your latest edition later in the year.
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