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Childminder in Darlington

Babysitter in Darlington

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2009 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 08 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter

About Me

Christines childminding Darlington has an immediate VACANCY FOR WHINFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL before and/or after school and school holiday only care.

Hi My name is Christine and my business Christines childminding has been registered for 29 years. I live in the WHINFIELD SCHOOL AREA with my Husband Tom We have been happily married for 37 years We have 2 grown up daughter's and a lovely grandson. we have 2 indoor cats, and a goldfish I care for children dropping them off at school and pick them up from WHINFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL. I also work full/part time most school holidays.

I only take care of school aged children and look after them alongside our grandson During school holidays we spend alot of time doing activities both indoors and outdoors The children enjoy leisure activities i.e bowling, Visiting parks, farms , museums and cinemas. trips to the sea side and walks around the river. We also go to the Dolphin centre to play badminton. Ruff and Tumble, Magic Mayhem, Roarsome playcentre, Eston soft play and Shopping with the girls (girlie shopping) We take trips out on the train to York / railway museum and Newcastle and various other locations. I take the children to local activities i think they would find interesting.

We participate in activities indoors, baking, Crafts and games.

Term time: i Have a variety of toys which i rotate daily and the children get to choose. The children also enjoy the use of a playstation, Eye toy and a hard standing dance mat and have use of a computer to help them with research for homework.(this is monitored by me at all times when children are using the internet.)

I help the children with their homework, reading books and spellings. After which we have tea, children enjoy healthy, home cooked meals and I prepare meals for special requirements. Other children finishing before 5pm are given snack with a piece of fruit then free time to interact with each other..

I have my own car but also take trips out by bus and train.


School holiday care is limited for 5 years to 10years old as I like to be out and about slot.

Breakfast provided for children coming before 7.30am although children are still welcome to a slice of toast or piece of fruit and a drink.

Lunch provided in school holidays.

Places available for school immediately

Thankyou for taking the time to read my profile please message me for further details

My Experience

I have worked with children since leaving school at the age of 16 I have worked in a private day nursery, A childrens home and a pre school. I have been childminding for 28 yyears. I became a childminder in order to stay at home with our girls but have enjoyed the work and enjoy the activities with the children so decided to carry on. I childmind children before and after school and school holidays

We have a very happy atmosphere in the house and are a very fun loving family which enables me to provide a happy, safe and friendly environment for the children in my care.

My prices are competitive.

I provide good home cooked, healthy meals free of charge during the school term and holiday period. Or if you prefer your child can bring a packed lunch that's fine too.

All my family are police or DBS checked as are regular visitors to our home.

I have Special needs experience.

References can be provided by parents on request.

My Qualifications

Diploma in childcare equivalent to NVQ level 3.

2 Child welfare certificate A and B grades.

Playgroup leader certificate

Safegaurding children certificate (updated 2016)

child exploitation certificate (2016)

Healthy eating certificate (updated 2016)

Special needs awareness and experience

EYFS qualification and experience

First aid

Food hygiene certificate and food Allergies (2016)

GOOD ofsted inspection rating

Grade 5 Food hygiene rating

PECS and TEACCH experience

Fire safety.

I also have lots of other childcare related certificates which would benefit your childs development and skills.

I continue to upgrade my certificates to keep me up to date with my childcare setting needs.

My Availability

Monday to Friday 6.30am - 9am. School drop off. (negotiable)

3.00 - 6.30 after school pick up. (negotiable)

School holidays Full and part time to include occasional days 7.30am to 6pm (negotiable)

I will negotiate other hours and I am quite flexible to your child care needs as I understand not everyone works 9-5

I am not available on weekends or bank holidays.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

I charge £4.00 per hourr

and £30 per day for full time hours (to include activities, meals and fares)

part time charged by the hour but fares and activities still included

My Local Schools

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Below are the latest reviews for Chris Ch. 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.

Christine looked after our son and daughter for more than 2 years about 4 years ago. we had to leave due to change in circumstances on my job and location Christine was very flexible and our kids loved going to her. She always had a friendly greeting for them when they arrived and had lots of fun loving activites going on in the holidays. The children had always done their homework or at least started it before we arrived. The children said Christine made lovely dinners and took them out alot. They were never bored with Christine and experienced their first train rides with her. Thanks again Christine sorry it has taken so long to review your fantasic childcare. Love from The Smiths. xx

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Chris Ch on 23/01/2018

I wish there was a category on here to rate Christine as EXCELLENT!!. Christine looked after my son Thomas for approx 8 years from primary into the start of secondary school and I could not have coped without her. She is brilliant with the children and will always go over and above what she needs to do. Thomas loved being with her and says she was like his second mum and he will continue to pop in to see her (especially on pancake Tuesday as she makes the best pancakes). Christine always had activities going on in the house for the children and quite often takes the children on fun outings also. I cannot fault her at all and she has helped me out so many times she is a Godsend and I would have definitely have no reservations at recommending her. Your child will love Christine she is a very special and caring person and now a dear friend!!! - Thank you Christine for everything xx

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Chris Ch on 02/09/2011

Response by Chris Ch on 16/09/2011:

Thank you Julie. I enjoyed looking after Thomas, we had lots of good laughs.
He was so small when i first started as his childminder , only 2 years 11months old. i have enjoyed watching him grow up into a lovely young boy.
he is welcome to call anytime as are you. I will make sure I have in my homemade strawberry jam and pancakes. he loved them both.
The Choi family wish him all the best in secondary school,
Thanks for the lovely comment, see you soon.
Love Christine xx

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