Hi, I am a Ofsted registered childminder and I have been a childminder for 29 years. I live on the borders of Old Catton and Sprowston with my husband and my Cavapoo dog called Charlie. Your child will be cared for in a home environment within a family atmosphere. They will receive individual attention whilst also enjoying interaction with children of various ages. I follow the EYFS (Early Year Foundation Stage) inside my setting as well as outside. I can be flexible and I am very reliable.
We enjoy having fun with various activities such as painting, reading books, Arts and crafts, Baking, singing/dancing, playing musical instruments, small world play and role play, construction play, sensory toys, tunnels, and tents. We have slides, see saws, bikes, scooters, water/sand table and lots of other outside toys in a pretty and secure garden.
We have various learning games, puzzles and have a very large selection of toys which are suitable for all ages. I really enjoy my job and find it very rewarding watching the children grow up in my care and really enjoy their company. I hope to carry on childminding for the foreseeable future.
I have 33 years experience of childcare and have 1 grown up daughter of my own.
I have taken the following courses: CPR First Aid, SLP Early Years Safeguarding, Female Genital Mutilation. The Prevent Duty in an Early years Environment, Autism Awareness, ADHD Awareness, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Improving Children's Learning through Play, EYFS Observation, Assessment and Planning and Anaphylaxis Awareness inc use of Auto-injectors. I am a member of PACEY and have my Public Liability Insurance with them. At my most recent inspection I was graded 'Good' overall but 'Outstanding' in Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, which was on 29th June 2018. You can read my report on the Ofsted website.
My working hours are from 8.00 until 5 pm.I work on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
|Last Updated: 29/08/2021|
- Childminding from £4.60 per hour
£4.60 per hour , MINIMUM OF £35.00 per day for each child under the age of five, this includes snacks, lunch and drinks, which are all based on a healthy diet for all dieatery needs.
I OFFER GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR 2, 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS. I also accept Childcare vouchers and I am registered with the government scheme which will pay for 20% of your childcare costs.
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.
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 18/06/2021)
- UK Passport (added 18/06/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/09/2016)
- UK Passport (added 05/09/2016)
- DBS Check (added 05/09/2016)
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Mandy was the first childminder we had used for our two boys (2 & 4), she has a fantastic home with lots for the children to do, a fab garden and a home away from home feel.
The boys loved their time with Mandy, and they progressed in areas such as trying new fruits out, and fastening shoes which they wouldn’t do at home.
Mandy kept us updated especially if there’d been a difficult drop off, and sent pics of the boys having lots of fun so we knew they were settled.
Highly recommend and wish we had found Mandy earlier.
Thanks for al your support and care with the boys Mandy, you really made a big difference.
My son has been cared for by Mandy for the last year & out of three children this was my first experience with a childminder & it left me wishing I had of explored this avenue before.
Mandy is very caring & nurturing, her home is clean & with all the additional worries of coronavirus I never had any concerns leaving my child in her care.
My son is an extremely fussy eater & Mandy was happy to accommodate his needs.
I couldn't recommend Mandy enough & I feel sad that our journey with her has come to an end.
Our daughter has been with Mandy since she was 1 and Mandy went out of her way to help her settle and ensure she was happy. Our daughter wakes every day and asks if she can go to Mandy's house.
They are always doing something fun and educational, whether it's food tasting for Diwali or exploring her lovely garden, our daughter constantly talks about the adventures she's had with Mandy and her friends.
Mandy has consistently shown her experience in childcare, and our daughter has developed so much during her time at Mandy's.
If we weren't moving house we would have continued to stay with Mandy, she is loving, kind, professional and genuinely cares for all of her children.
Our daughter (now 3) will miss Mandy when we leave and we can only hope we will be lucky enough to find another Mandy when we move.
Highly recommended childminder, who has continued to support us as parents, by being flexible whilst we both work shifts.
I will miss my weekly emails filled with pictures of their daily fun!
Mandy was our first chosen childminder and we were lucky enough to also be neighbours (on the same street).
We decided to send our little boy to Mandy's atleast once a week from the age of one for social interaction reasons. We don't regret it one bit.....
When you first meet Mandy, she immediately gives you a calm, happy feeling and this is passed onto the children in her care straight away. She is always well presented (even first thing in the morning), her house is always warm, clean and comforting. Another added bonus is she provides, breakfast, lunch and snacks all included for children there all day.
It was nice to find a childminder that doesn't look after other children around their own, taking them all on school runs etc. That's something we've had to accept since moving home and seeking childcare elsewhere. We were truly spoilt having Mandy as our first childminder and had we not moved to the opposite side of Norwich, we'd still be using her.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. She's professional, cautious, careful, warm and kind and kids love her.
Every other childminder should seek to be as good as Mandy!!
Mandy is such a caring kind person and I felt so at ease the first time we met! I was a first time mum and Mandy really made me feel relaxed and excited about my little one joining her! Tillie always had such fun and loved being at mandys! Would highly recommend Mandy to anyone and hoping I can return to her once my second baby is due and maternity leave is over!
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