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 two purpose built playrooms 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 12 and 14. 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.
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 last OFSTED inspection in November 2019 and maintained my "Outstanding" grading.
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.
I work term time only, and do not charge retainers during school holidays.
My hours of business are Monday to Thursday 7.30am until 5pm.
I am currently full with a waiting list. Sorry.
|Last Updated: 23/09/2020|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
I charge £6 an hour. I offer funded childcare places for eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds under the Governments Funding for Early Education and Childcare Scheme.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Hillmead Primary School
- DBS Check (added 30/05/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 30/05/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 30/05/2018)
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Before our Son had even started with Aunty Wendy we were invited to a “family picnic” in the summer; what a perfect way to be introduced to Wendy and the other children. We were immediately put at ease and confident that we were making a great decision.
This has only been reinforced in a multitude of ways since he started in September and we really do run out of superlatives to describe just how wonderful Wendy is and how perfect her house is for a child’s enjoyment and development.
Our little bundle of craziness is not always easy (not to mention whilst caring for other children) but Wendy is so patient (even when he cries in sight of Chelsea football shirts!) and so brilliant with him and to see how happy and content he is in her regular photo updates brings a joy difficult to describe.
Fundamentally Wendy is professional, experienced and loving beyond measure and someone we can’t really imagine being without.
Our twin boys started with Aunty Wendy a year ago for two mornings a week. The setting is clean, bright, airy and the garden area is fantastic. On the very first settling session I was put at ease because of Wendy’s warm and friendly nature.
The boys didn’t take very long to settle into their two mornings a week and they are now always so excited to go. We get regular photos of what they have been up to and we love the artwork they come home with.
Wendy takes the time getting to know each of the children and their families and the setting feels like a home from home. We are delighted.
I was lucky enough to have Wendy look after my son recently and OMG, she is simply amazing! Where to start? She is caring, genuine, friendly, professional, helpful and completely dedicated to her profession. As a mum of three I have gone through many childminders in my time but Wendy really is on a different planet. Her amazing house and garden, not to mention the hundreds of different toys make Auntie Wendy’s a paradise for little ones. My son was on cloud 9 every time he came back from Wendy’s! But her minding doesn’t stop there. She engages and entertains little ones with activities that are both imaginative and formative, and makes sure that every child flourishes under her care. Besides being incredible with children, she has also the rare ability to form an instant connection with parents, with her open, frank and honest manner. But above all, she is a genuinely good person with a heart of gold. Because of circumstances that are beyond my control, unfortunately Wendy no longer looks after my son, but all the same she has won a place in our hearts and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any parent looking for quality childcare in the area.
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
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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