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, 9 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 23 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..
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: 13/03/2019|
- 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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Below are the latest reviews for Amanda Childminding. 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 am so happy I moved my son to Amanda and Peters. He did go to a pre school but I wasn't that happy with it and was looking for something more personal. They certainly provide this. I love the fact the children are taken out so much - really they only stay in when it's raining. Lots of different activities are done when indoors as well (including the lovely garden in the summer) my son will go to big school this September but I will definitely be using Amanda for any childcare I need in school holidays etc.
I’m so lucky to found Amanda!
My little one went to Amanda when she was only 4 months as I had to go back to university. I was so nervous but Amanda and Peter were great and always happy to help! My little, now 1,5 years loves going to them. She is a active baby and they keep her busy with all activities. I love that they are taking children to so many different places!
My daughter has been withAmanda and Peter since 8 months and wow what a difference it has made to my life as a busy single mum. From a premature girl she is now aged 3 and bubbling with laughter and confidence. Amanda and Peter have taken her on as their own but they have involved me as well in updating me about her progress, naughtiness, laughter and most of all the love they have shown her shines through when I get to spend time with her at the weekend. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for Kaysie but for supporting me as well in trying to raise her as a single mum. She’s a reflection of their love and care they have provided to her for the past 3 years. I will always be grateful and I love you both and Victoria and Ruby of course for keeping her entertained.
It is always difficult leaving your child with someone else to be looked after and we had been to see many childminders but when we found Amanda Childminding it was the first time we walked away feeling warm, happy and comfortable to leave our child whilst at work.
We genuinely believe that Amanda and Peter care deeply for our daughter. When we first left our daughter with Amanda and Peter she was weaning which wasn't going aswell as we would have liked but with the support of Amanda and Peter our daughter is now eating lots of different foods.
One big reason for also choosing Amanda's Childminding is that the children go out and explore different places to the extent that our daughter has a better social life than us.
We also love reading the blog and seeing pictures of what our daughter has been up to in the day.
We highly recommend Amanda and Peter.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 10/12/2018:
Thank you so much for the positive review. Caring for your daughter, who is a very happy child, is a pleasure and she has fitted in to the routine of the setting very quickly. It has been a pleasure to see her progress over the last few months, especially with her eating.
Wow - “thank you Amanda and Peter”.
Returning back to work after 4 years was extremely daunting, knowing I had to find childcare for my son and daughter was very stressful.
I found Amanda and Peter and instantly knew they were right! They are fabulous, all the children have a great bond. There is always lots going on for the children, outings, arts and crafts and a great garden for the children to enjoy themselves in.
Amanda was great at keeping me updated during the settling in period. It didn’t take long before my little ones loved spending their time there.
I highly recommend Amanda and Peter, they are both really friendly, professional and reliable. We are very lucky to have such a smooth experience!
👍🏻 Emma, Logan & Ava xx
Response by Amanda Childminding on 12/09/2018:
Thank you Emma for the review. Having your two here is a lot of fun and it is great to see the way Ava is developing. If Logan is as helpful at school as he is here the school will realise what a fantastic lad he is.
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