5 stars (18)

Childminder in Bishops Stortford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2013 Last Updated Dec 2018 Last Login 21 Jan 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

TERM TIME ONLY - no payment or retainers for School Holidays! I live in a non smoking five bedroomed house with a large garden, ample space for children to play and burn off boundless energy. We have a purpose built playroom with a huge amount of resources to entertain and educate children. My partner and I have four children, two of which are grown up, the younger two are aged 10 and 11 and love having minded friends to play with. I offer a loving home from home environment where children are encouraged to be self sufficient all rounded individuals. I collect children from Hillmead Primary School ONLY. I have several assistants who work with me to ensure the best levels of care for children at all times, this results in a truly reliable service.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder since April 1999, I have seen many children grow up and flourish under my care. Minding children from as young as 8 weeks old up to Secondary School age. I had my latest OFSTED inspection at the end of October 2014 and was graded "Outstanding"

My Qualifications

I hold the NVQ3 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Development, along with current Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection Certificates. I also keep up to date on training to maintain my CPD.

My Availability

I work term time only, and do not charge retainers during school holidays.
My hours of business are Monday to Thursday 7.30am until 6pm and Friday 7.30am until 1pm. I am currently full with no availability, and a waiting list. Sorry.

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 no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/09/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I charge £6 an hour which includes meals if the children attend during mealtimes. Breakfast 7.30 - 8am, lunch 12-12.30pm and dinner 5 - 5.30pm. I offer free childcare places for eligible 2,3 & 4 year olds under the Governments Funding for Early Education and Childcare Scheme.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 30/05/2018)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 30/05/2018)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 30/05/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Aunty Wendy. 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.

Was anyone going to make the grade against my very strict childminder requirements? ..... the answer was YES!! My son has been looked after by Wendy for the past 4 months and we feel extremely lucky to have found her. From the first time we met her we knew our son would be in the best hands. Since day one he has been welcomed in the mornings not only by Wendy’s happy and bubbly personality but also by the other children. So far he has flourished into a confident and happy 1 year old who thoroughly enjoys his two days away from mummy. There are no words to say how grateful we are to have found such a caring, nurturing and educating home from home environment..... exactly what we were looking for. How she does it I do not know but I just hope she never stops xxxx

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by about Aunty Wendy on 11/12/2018

We have nothing but positive things to say about Wendy! She is absolutely fantastic and we're so happy that we met her. She is fun, caring, very organised, reliable, very experienced and we often ask for advice or tips on things we have forgotten over the years. e.g.. process of potty training : )
Wendy has been caring for our children since October 2012 and is currently looking after our 2 and half year old daughter 2 days a week. We could not be more happy about the development and happiness shown by our little girl.
I love the homely environment; there is always a variety of stimulating activities and fun things for the kids to do. They do lots of baking, water play, painting (with hands and feet! My daughter loved this!) frequent trips to the park, farm and much more. Children and parents are always made to feel very welcome by Wendy and her lovely family.
She has plenty of space in the garden, which is fantastic as my daughter loves to be outdoors and Wendy provides many opportunities for outside play. Wendy sends us photos and videos which we love receiving. We look at these together with our daughter and she excitedly talks about what she did or played that day.
All in all, we can honestly say that we made the best decision in choosing Wendy as our child minder back in 2012! Our daughter is so happy there, loves the environment, loves the other children and Wendy to bits. We would have no hesitation in recommending Wendy to other parents.

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by about Aunty Wendy on 31/10/2017

As someone completely new to the area, the thought of trying to find childcare for my baby daughter was daunting. The reviews online for Wendy were fabulous so we arranged to meet her at her home and from the moment we arrived I knew that Wendy was the person i wanted to childmind our baby girl. We have not regretted that decision for a second, indeed Wendy has been absolutely amazing, provides superb care for my daughter and supports me by offering a listening ear and the wisdom of her knowledge. I love hearing about my baby's day, the fun she has, the games she plays, her interaction with the other children, their days out, and getting home her arts and craft pieces. I truly believe i could not have found better care for my daughter. The facilities at Wendy's home are second to none. I know that my daughter is extremely happy at Wendy's, she is learning to play with other children (sharing is still a work in progress!), and her development has been enhanced by the fantastic educational experience provided by Wendy.

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by about Aunty Wendy on 15/10/2017

As a new mum there is nothing more daunting than making the decision to return to work and leave your precious baby in the arms of someone you’ve only just met. Being new to the area and only having the reviews online to go on, it was more than relief as I knew immediately upon visiting Wendy that I had found the right person and right environment in every way to help nurture my 6 month old son. I felt at ease as soon as Wendy greeted me and kindly took me through the process and how my son (whom I was clinging on to tightly at the time) would be cared for her within her home. Everything was so organised and so focused on providing a safe and fun-loving environment I was reassured he would flourish. Wendy provides unlimited support, care and guidance, sense of fun (along with a very wicked sense of humour!!!) and lots of patience (not just with my son but with us too). We love receiving photos as they bring smiles to our working day, as well as the opportunity to chat about his progress daily along with the lovely parents evening where we get to look through the learning journals and see our son through the eyes of someone else.
I and my partner could not recommend her enough and hope that our son brings her as much happiness as she does to him. Oodles of smiles ?.

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by about Aunty Wendy on 19/02/2017

Going back to full-time work was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. We started looking for a childminder frantically just couple of months before and remember feeling very anxious as time was running out…until we met Wendy who came very highly recommended from online reviews, our next door neighbors and even the osteopath in town! We made a decision shortly after visiting her home and have never looked back. Wendy has been caring for our baby boy since he was 8 months old and we cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a very experienced, reliable, caring and a super organised childminder with a fun personality. Her house has been adapted perfectly for children and there is dedicated room with lots of toys (all well-organised!!!) and great outdoor area for sunny days. Children do lots of activities – drawing, making art, cooking, visiting local farms, parks and playgrounds – they have plenty to keep them entertained while learning new things. Wendy keeps a learning journal document which we get to review and add our comments to during our parent evenings (full of fun!), plus she frequently sends us photos and videos which we really appreciate!

Wendy is incredibly helpful and supportive we would be very happy to recommend her to other parents seeking a childminder.

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by about Aunty Wendy on 31/01/2017

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