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HsLittleTreasures

Childminder in Lincoln

Babysitter in Lincoln

5 stars
(2)

Female Member since Nov 2012 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 11 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Heather, I am qualified with my BA honours degree Level 6 in Early Childhood studies and my Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I am friendly, positive and hard working and am very passionate about working with children.

I have 2 boys of my own, one aged 5 (born February 2014) and one aged 14 months (born May 2018). I returned to Nannying mid January with my youngest attending with me.

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder.

I have redeveloped my home and garden area and I am just finishing off getting my house and garden ready to provide good quality learning experiences and all round fun play opportunities for children that are in my care.

I do school runs to and from Waddington Redwood Primary Academy (due to being lucky enough to being right across the road).

Whilst Nannying my eldest son attended with me when I cared for families children, but he is now at school. He attended from 6 months with me so he is very friendly and flexible to new surroundings, children, families and their routines - which I'm very proud and grateful for and now doing this with my youngest boy feel this will be repeated again, and he is already pretty laid back and fits in with routines I create within each family home. Through Nannying and now through childminding it's lovely that my own children are able to also develop such great relationships with the families that I care for.

I love working with children and am very passionate each day I spend with them as I find it so rewarding seeing them learn and develop, knowing I've played some part in it. I am energetic and like to think of new and interesting things to do with the children that are specific to what they like and are able to do. I am able to set and follow boundaries in a fair and consistent manner.

I am friendly and polite, and have good communication skills from my experience of working with a variety of ages of children as well as a variety of parents and carers, and am able to change my approach where needed.

My experience in childcare gives me lots of ideas and activities to do with children, and my passion is what makes it so much fun.

I have a cleared CRB/DBS check under the position of 'child minder'.

My DBS along with all of my certificates and proof of qualifications, and references will be shown on request.

My Experience

Ages noted were the ages of the children at the beginning of me starting care with them.

Between July 2014 and up to now I have cared for several families. Some alongside each other (doing different days across the week with each of them), and some who knew each other together on occasion as a Nanny share.
A summary of my role and responsibility whilst a Nanny in each of the families homes was generally caring for the children, providing them with a stable and reliable adult, and where needed providing them with relevant routine and boundaries. Depending on their age I provided activities, games, story time, song time etc suitable to their interests and abilities. I provided resources to stimulate further development and interest. I planned and prepared creative, hands on and sometimes messy activities. I also took the children to and from school where required and regularly took the children in my care out for days out.
From July 2014 to present, here is a list of the children and their ages that I looked after, their ages are at the beginning of the time that I looked after them.

G2, G2 (twins)
B4
B3, G10 months
G9, B6, G4
B7, B4
G15, B9
B8, G8 (twins)
G13, G10, B7, G5, B2
B1, G10
B6 weeks
B2

I have been lucky to create some lovely relationships with the children I have cared for, as well as with their parents and family too, and feel very lucky to have been part of their childhood, some for less than a year and some families for up to 3 years.

Before working as a Nanny, my experience with childcare has been in a variety of settings with different ages of children. I have worked within an After school club as a Manager, this was great fun! I love being with the older children and the characters they develop and being able to have conversations with them, plus they taught me some good games which I still remember!
I have worked within senior roles within a Nursery, from working within the baby room, up to the pre-school room and as Deputy and Manager level.
I have also worked within a Refuge close with families.

I'm looking forward to creating a friendly service for families around the area, and believe the knowledge, experience and skills that I have will allow me to do so, and I'm excited to start this next adventure!

My Qualifications

BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Level 6)

Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education (Level 3)

Advanced Child Protection training Course – gained 24/09/11

Food Safety in Catering Level 2 CIEH – gained 10/01/12

Foundation Food Safety

Safeguarding Children Stage 2 – gained 14/01/12

Superhero Play – Unmasked – gained 28/01/12

Celebrating twos and threes – gained 04/02/12

Learn direct eCourse – Manual Handling – gained 16/02/12

Learn direct eCourse – Fire Safety – gained 17/02/12

Learn direct eCourse – Equality and Diversity – gained 17/02/12

Learn direct eCourse – Introduction to Health and Safety – gained 17/02/12

Training Session on Oxygen Therapy and the storage, trasportation and use of oxygen cylinders - gained 15/10/13

Confidentiality in the Workplace - gained 18/08/14

NDNA - Working in Partnership With Parents - gained 22/09/14

LASER short-courses : Introduction to Nannying Level 2 - gained 04/01/15

LASER short-courses : Child Development Level 3 - gained 04/01/15

LASER short courses :Managing behaviour Level 3 - gained 04/01/15

Virtual College - An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum - gained 30/12/15

Virtual College - Safeguarding Children Refresher - gained 09/03/2016

Educare - Being Safe - Effective First Aid Management in your setting - gained 09/03/2016

Educare - Improving children’s learning through play - gained 16/10/2016

ABC First Aid & Safety Training Ltd - 12 hr Paediatric First Aid Course - gained 15/07/2017

Educare - Supporting Early Language Development Level 2 - gained 14/01/2019

Educare - Setting up your Childminding Service Level 2 - gained 14/01/2019

LASER short-courses - Understanding the Revised EYFS - 09/05/2019

Virtual College - Awareness of Child Abuse and neglect -core - 19/06/2019

My Availability

Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm

school drop off and pick up at Waddington Redwood Primary Academy

also available for babysitting

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: 03/01/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £3.50 per hour

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.

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Reviews

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Heather has looked after my 9 year old twins for nearly 2 years and is a great asset to our family.

She is creative and inspiring; always thinking of different activities, days out and craft to do with the children and keeps them engaged at all times. They really enjoy spending time with her and have adopted Jacob (Heather's 2 year old son) as a little brother.

If your looking for someone who takes her job seriously, is completely trustworthy and loyal, loves children and is easy to have in your home then Heather ticks all the boxes.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for JoWoody1 JoWoody1 about Avatar for HsLittleTreasures HsLittleTreasures on 14/05/2016

Heather was my sons nanny for a few months, and she was fantastic! My son got on so well with her and always looked forward to seeing her, and Heather was always friendly and helpful around the house. Couldn't ask for a better childcare provider! :)

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Laura Ad Laura Ad about Avatar for HsLittleTreasures HsLittleTreasures on 06/05/2016

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