I am an OFSTED registered childminder, my childminding business name is Jumping Beans, and I live in a lovely quiet residential area in Lowton, a short walk from Lowton St Luke's and St Catherine's schools and Starbrite Nursery. My home is clean, warm, comfortable and welcoming.
I live with my husband Phil, our three children ranging in ages from 24 years to 10 years and our pet dogs Frank and Barbara, both labradors.
I regularly go to local playgroups and activities, to local parks and to the library. We do many things during the days - lots of arts and crafts; baking; singing and dancing; exploring the world around us; messy play and story time are just a few of the things we do. Warning - we do get messy at times - please do not consider placing your child in my care if you do not wish your child to get messy, although I always try to respect the parents wishes with regards messy play!
During the holidays we go for days out to lots of different places; the beach, farms, the zoo, museums, parks etc.
I have my three wonderful children which I think is the most valuable experience of all. I am a Beaver Scout leader, I have also helped out at a local children's football club, and am an active member of the PTA at my youngest son's school, so I have lots of experience of being with children of all ages.
I have lots of resources in my home for children of all ages and abilities. I have a safe large back garden with lots of play equipment and a mud kitchen (you have been warned!), and live near a number of parks so that the children can enjoy outside play.
Paediatric First Aid
Basic Food and Hygiene
Introduction to Child Minding Practice
Letters and Sounds
ECAT Every Child a Talker
plus many more, the certificates of which can be viewed when you visit my home.
I am available full time, part time, term time, holiday care, and before and after school. I am available to do drop offs and pick ups from Lowton St Lukes school. I am also available to do drop off and pick ups from Starbrite nursery.
|Last Updated: 01/04/2018|
- Childminding from £3.80 per hour
All fees are negotiable depending on your requirements.
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
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We have quite an age gap between our children - 7 years - and we were worried about finding a childminder who could accommodate both our children's very different needs. With Francine looking after them we have absolutely no worries whatsoever. She looks after both of our children brilliantly and manages to entertain both a teenage girl and a boisterous 6 year old boy at the same time.
All trips are fulfilling for both and craft activities are tailored to suit both child. On a personal level both of our children love going to Francine's and we have never had any worries about them not enjoying themselves, and they always come home happy. Sending the children to Francine's was one of the best decisions we ever made, and we are very grateful for everything she does with our children - in fact we feel lucky to have her minding our children as she is truly fab.
We were so lucky to find Francine at a time when I was returning to work. She attended for two years and settled in and was happy from day one. She was made to feel part of the family and my husband and I were able to go to work with total piece of mind that our daughter was happy, safe and secure. They went on many fantastic outings and she brought home a constant stream of artwork and souvenirs from their adventures. We recently moved south and my daughter started school. The teacher was bowled over by the handover information Francine provided for her and I was so grateful the for the effort she put into making the move for us as smooth as possible. We all miss her and I could not recommend her highly enough!
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