Thank you for looking at my profile. I am a fully registered Ofsted (rated 'Outstanding') Childminder and offer occasional Babysitting in evenings, Weekends at your home or hotel, and in emergencies.
I currently have NO availability for children aged 3 Months up to 4 years old and I do not hold a waiting list at present. The setting is in the Rodwell/Wyke area of Weymouth.
PLEASE NOTE, by viewing my profile does not mean I will get in touch with you. If you like more info or talk to me, YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME, thank you.
I hold a 'Quality Award' by the Dorset Quality Improvement Scheme and a Level 3 Childcare & Education Diploma CACHE, a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and am DBS checked.
I have been childminding and babysitting since April 2013, looking after children aged 3 months to 12 years old. I work from my cosy home setting and work with an assistant, who trained and worked as a HLTA at a local school for 15 years.
I follow the EYFS Statutory Framework where children choose activities, adult led and child led play, read and 'get ready to go to School'. We go out for daily walks, trips to the Woods, Sea Life, the Beach, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Farm, Swannery, do regular visits to a Care Home for the elderly and grow vegetables in my secure garden, to name a few activities.
I promote my home care and the great outdoors in a way it is nurturing and educating and am a member of the Forest School.
Here's a bit about me......
I am an enthusiastic, happy caring, honest mum. I was born in Amsterdam, Holland and moved to England in 1990. I worked as an Au Pair in Canterbury in 1982 for two years, and always loved the English charm, fish and chips and scones.
I married to an English man, and have two grown up, lovely, independent children, aged 25 and 23. I am a trained Practice And Maternity Nurse (in Holland). We love the outdoor, swimming, sailing and skiing.
I have always helped out as a volunteer at my children's school at Wyke Regis and have worked as a Teacher Support Assistant for 5 1/2 years, not only special needs, but with children from the age of 3 up to 13. I am a fully qualified advanced swimming teacher, baby and Toddler swimming Teacher, used to teach for a local school and used to teach Synchronised swimming for a local club.
I also offer a babysitting service and the OCCASIONAL weekend childcare, Hotel babysitting and emergency care.
Please send me a message.
I am very happy to meet up for an informal chat or visit anytime! I can give you good reliable references or read the references available on my profile.
Please note I am closed on Friday's, ALL of AUGUST and TWO WEEKS over the Christmas period.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I have been childminding and Babysitting for over 7 years now, but have worked with children for 25+ years, looking after children from birth up to 12 year old. I work with an assistant who was a HLTA at a local school for 15 years.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's workforce
1 Day Safeguarding Children Update Early Years
Paediatric First Aid
British Values-including the voice of the child
Child exploitation (online)
Common Assessment Framework-awareness training
Data Protection (online)
EAL supporting children 0-5 years learning English as an additional language
Equality and Diversity
Letters and sounds-Having fun with Phase 1
Level 2 award Food Safety in Catering
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people's Workforce UNIT 79 Crane Moor
Making Maths add up
Behaviour Management (Foundation Level)
Positive Behaviour Management
Risk as a context for Learning
Role of the Adult
Role of the SENCo
STA Level two Teaching Swimming Cert
STA Pool Emergency Procedures Cert
STA Baby and Toddler Level 2 Swimming Teacher
Understanding Children's Behaviour
Who knew what you could do when you are Two
Certificate_Developing Young children's mark making and writing
An introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pacey)
Observation, Assessment and Planning
Promoting Physical development and self care in the Early Years
Communication and Language
Off to a great start - Raising the well-being and achievement in Dorset's vulnerable children
Working with Babies
Teaching 1 and 2 year old
Teaching 3 and 4 year old
Phonics for Pre-School Children
NO availability at the moment, sorry
I am CLOSED Friday's, ALL of AUGUST and Christmas/New Year Period
|Last Updated: 20/09/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
Before school club from £6 per hour, after school club from £10 per hour
Babysitting rates from £10 per hour
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- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid 24_01_2019 (added 26/01/2019)
- Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report 2017 (added 16/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People's Workforce (added 13/05/2018)
- DBS Check (added 13/05/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 13/05/2018)
Below are the latest reviews for Marianne. 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.
My husband and I were staying in a house with friends for a 40th birthday and needed someone to look after our 10 month old during the dinner at the house. Marianne’s Page looked excellent and her reviews were great, so I got in touch.
She has been so easily contactable, confirmed the booking again the weekend before then again on the day. She turned up on time, with toys for my son to play with, and every time I popped my head in they were both having fun!
Marianne is super lovely and I would definitely use her again if we are back in Weymouth.
This was my first experience leaving my son (3 and a half) alone with anyone other than family. Marianne took the time to make sure me and his dad were 100% comfortable and reassured before we left.
My son had a great time. Marianne came with learning games for him to play with. She doesn't just 'watch' the children but plays with them and gives feedback on how they've interacted. She also texted updates during the evening.
My son did get upset when bedtime came and we weren't there. As we were local, Marianne called (which we really appreciated) and we decided to come home a little early.
I will definitely be asking for Marianne to look after my son again.
Marianne was great very good with my children and they have enjoyed spending time with her as she has very friendly and brought a few board games with her. Overall we have had a great experience and would recommend her to other parents and will use her again for sure ! Y
My husband and I bought our 3 year twins to Weymouth for a holiday, we wanted to have couple of child free dinners out. Only family have looked after the girls before and we were hesitant about using an unknown babysitter but we both really liked Marianne's profile and previous reviews.
Marianne came and had a chat with us to meet the girls before she came to babysit, she was very friendly and put us at ease. The two evenings we used her she arrived exactly on time, dealt well with the girls when they were unexpectedly awake including changing a dirty nappy and reading stories and then texting us to let us know when the girls went to sleep.
I would not hesitate to recommend Marianne for babysitting and if we lived in Weymouth would definitely like her to be our childminder!
We found Marianne on this website as we needed a childminder for our 10 mo son, while my husband and I raced in the Weymouth half iron distance event in September. We found Marianne trustworthy, energetic, positive and very easy going. We had not used a childminder before, especially out of town,(we live in Bristol) so we were a little nervous to begin with, however Marianne made us feel at ease the moment we met with her. She was very accommodating for our needs - especially as our race began early Sunday morning! She was willing to meet us at 7am and was flexible on drop off and even stayed to watch my husband cross the finish line! And take photos for us! We received a summary sheet of everything our son did for the day including sleep, eating and nappy changes. All information was clear and very thorough. We would not hesitate to recommend Marianne to anyone in need of a childminder in the Weymouth area and we would definitely use her services again- if only we lived closer!
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