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Childminder in Thornbury

Babysitter in Thornbury

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Female Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Jul 2022 Last Login 12 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hello, my Name is Heike.

I'm a very flexible Childminder ( Area Almondsbury- Thornbury )
I cover early starts & late finishes.
I was born in Germany, and
my Husband is from England.
We speak two Languages,
German/ English.
I work with children 0 -9Years,
I completed my Diploma
in Child Education( in Germany).
I completed my Diploma( England )
NVQ level3 in children's care.
Learning and development ,
recently qualified as a Network
Childminder with ( N. E.G)
Nursery Education Grant.
From sept. 12( new QCM )
Quality Childminder Matters
I am Qualified for 3& 4 year
and 2year old funding I have two Children 17& 18yrs.old . My older Daughter is now on the college and learning Level 3 childcare. Ihave worked in Germany
with Children in a Creche .
I started Childminding
in England in 2006.
I moved from Germany to
Worcesterhire 2006 and
now live in Rudgeway.
I am Ofsted Registered.
Both of my Girls are registered with Ofsted , (new Adults in my home)

My Experience

I love working with Children.
I play with Children, go to Parks, Playgroups, Librarys and Toys Librarys.
Home: Art & Craft ,cookery, Music , playin9g in the Garden.
Your Child can Learn Culture & Language.
messy play
sensory play
day trip to zoo,aquarium,museums, farms ,@ Bristol ,Bus , Boat , train, Wildplace ,Westonbirt .National trust park and more etc.
I have experience working in creches and have been a full time childminder since 2006.
All Children will be Safe in my House or Garden.
Ofsted checked and registered.
Please not : no school pick up because in my area is no school

My Qualifications

Business & Marketing Part 1, Business & Marketing Part 2

Level 3 Diploma in Homebased Childcare

Raising Safeguarding Awareness, Safeguarding Children Board
Facing the Unthinkable Child Protection Training

Basic Food Hygiene Awareness

Communication with Pre School Children

Making Early Learning Fun in the EYFS

EYFS-Communication,Language and Literacy

Look Listen and Note Part1 / Look Listen & Note Advance Part2
Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Forest Skills

certificate of attendance to skills to foster carer ( my Husband and me)

NCMA certificate " Children Come First Network Childminder " (new from September 2012 ) "Certificate "Ouality Childminding Matters"

=N.E.G. i am Qualified for the 3/4 year old funding and for the 2 year old funding

Understanding the 2 year old Progress check for Childminder
understanding the changes to Ofsted inspection / new EYFS

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect core V4

Characteristics of Effective Learning

making Lunchboxes or tea for children, talkning about food and exercise with parens/carers

From Germany:
Diploma: Child Education Age from 0 mth.- 18 years
From England:

Diploma:Level NVQ 3 in Childrens Care, Learning and Development
( skills to Foster-certificate of attendance)
and more ….
COVID-19 courses

My Availability

space :only space left for one child from Monday- Thursday

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/07/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.80 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

Payment is due in advance at the end of each month.
from Monday - Thursday 7.00- 17.30 clock =£ =4.80
from 9.00 -17.00 clock = per hour (£ 8.00)

Public Holidays:
from 9.00-17.00 clock = per hour £ ( 9.00)

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 Ofsted Inspections

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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 12/04/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Heike. 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.

Heike cared for both my babies and has been in our lives since 2014!
She cared for my daughter Isla from 9 months old until she started school.
Following this we had a son in 2017 and she cared for him until he recently started school too!

Her home set up is phenomenal. She goes above and beyond for the kids to make every day special.
The effort Heike puts into every task, craft, day out, playdate - just exceptional!
My kids both miss her terribly. I'll forever be so grateful for everything Heike has done for our family. She made it so easy for a nervous mum going back to work to feel comfortable with someone else taking care of my kids. She cares so very much about the well being of every child she takes care of.
She is one in a million and I simply cannot recommend her enough.

Sandra and Jon Garland - parents to Isla and Jenson

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for garlands garlands about Avatar for Heike Heike on 01/10/2021

From the moment we met Heike we knew our 14month old daughter would love and flourish being in her care.
My daughter started with Heike in July 2019 3days per week and loved every minute in her company.
Firstly her home space for the children and garden area is out of this world, so spacious and fun!

Heike takes the children out to adventure parks, play centres and zoos to name a few. My daughter was always out exploring new things every day with Heike which is it what makes Heike stand out from the rest in my opinion. My daughter learned so much in the year she spent in her childcare.

She is so flexible and helped us out a lot in short notice and adapted to any changes we needed due to mine and my partners jobs. She is so warming and loving towards all the children she cares for and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to care for my child.

She is great at communicating every day your child is in her care and shares photos of what your child has been doing.

Heike is one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet and her facility and care is amazing.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Chelsea Chelsea about Avatar for Heike Heike on 04/08/2020

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  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Heike Heike on 26/04/2020

My daughter has been going to Heike every Monday for this academic year and has really enjoyed it and grown significantly in confidence during her time there. Heike is very caring, personable and makes sure all the children in her care feel really comfortable. She constantly plays games such as peek a boo to make them smile! They always go out in the mornings; to the zoo, to the wild place; to a park; to a local baby group and sometimes for the whole day, which is wonderful. Her setting is also beautiful with a lovely large area for the children to play as well as a large garden. Heike generally has 2-4 children on any given day so all the children get plenty of individual attention, which is another advantage. I would highly recommend her as a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for SarahLou SarahLou about Avatar for Heike Heike on 09/07/2019

Response by Avatar for Heike Heike on 28/01/2020:

Hi Sarah, thank you very much for your Kind and lovely words ,we will miss you a lot

Our son Gabriele attended Heike for 3 years. He had always great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care. Heike provides a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise and crafts of any kind. She offers a positive and happy environment helping children to develop independence, confidence and good discipline.
We were satisfied with the level of care Gabriele received and we would absolutely recommend Heike as a great and reliable childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for Cintia Cintia about Avatar for Heike Heike on 27/01/2019

Response by Avatar for Heike Heike on 14/02/2019:

Hi, thank you very much for your Kind words . we all missing Gabriele in my setting .

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