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Childminder in Keighley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

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About Me

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Hi im Fae and i am 35 years of age, I have been an OFSTED registered child minder since November 2009, I started my business SMALL STEPS CHILD MINDING in January 2010. I have recently achieved a grade GOOD in my latest OFSTED inspection (January 2018) I Offer a variety of hours to suit. whether it be for a couple of hours , half a day or a full day. Please feel free to contact me discuss any required arrangements.

I live in a 3 bedroomed semi detached house in the Guard House area of keighley, about 15 minutes walking distance from Keighley town centre. There is a good sized enclosed garden area to the rear of the property which children can have access to at all times. As well as the use of the living room i have created 2 playrooms for the childrens use .
The house is very close to Our Lady of Victories Primary School.
The play rooms also house beds and a cot for sleep times.

I offer a drop off and collection service from Our Lady of Victories Primary School, Keighley.

I like to take the children i care for out on regular outings,we have frequent trips to the library where we join in with the story times and also attend stay and play sessions at The rainbow childrens centre . I take the children to the local park on a daily basis aswell, these types of outings are great as it gives the children chances to interact with other children and to also gain new experiences. we have also visited the Sensory room at the childrens centre and attend the rainbow train (music, songs and stories) every week.

I provide a range of experiences for the children at my house too, we are currently exploring lots of gardening and growing projects. we have lots of sensory experiences too e.g. jelly and cornflour play. There are opportunities for dressing up and also construction based play. At quiet times we have a range of relaxing music and story books to choose from.
I provide a variety of healthy and nutritional meals for the children which i prepare daily examples are Fish Pie, Spaghetti bolognaise, vegetable chilli and sweet and sour chicken.

My Experience

i have been working with children in a variety of settings for 18years.
i went to craven college and acheived a BTEC National diploma in early years, i have worked with the age group 0-12 through all my years in childcare

i have previously worked in Day nurseries up to management level.
i Care for my niece, nephew and friends children on a regular basis
i understand that leaving a child can be a daunting experience for parents and as i professional i offer 2 free sessions to each new child before they start. The time scale of these visit can be decided by the parent at the first initial meeting.

References are available on request

My Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years
Diploma in home based childcare (unit 1)
First aid
food hygiene
child protection
health and safety

My Availability


Can provide flexible arrangements to cover Rotas, shift pattern etc

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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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

Hourly rate - £4.25
6.30 starts available

All fees are inclusive of meals, drinks, snacks and local outings

i only ask parents to provide Nappies and baby milk due to the varied selection available.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Reference: Pacey membership (added 26/04/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 08/08/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 08/08/2016)
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