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Debbie H

Childminder in Southampton

Babysitter in Southampton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 22 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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++2020 graded Outstanding by Ofsted ...

Space unexpectedly becoming available for September 2021 please enquire for hours and more information

Moorlands Primary school breakfast club and after school care ...limited availability ...

***Daytime care for toddler/pre school age child interviewing for September 2021 availability space available is 9am to 3pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We enjoy the natural world and spend each morning exploring ***

Have a peek at my page to see what we get up to ...

Funding can be used as payment as nursery funding accepted. Voucher payment taken too.

Availability for 4 year old child and older for before and after school care for child at Moorlands Primary, Kesteven Way, Bitterne. Term time only ... available to source holiday care if required. Have a variety of children in various school years from the school which will help child settle quick amongst friends.

I am an Ofsted registered, Outstanding (Ofsted 2016 and 2020) Accredited childminder (I'm able to offer "free" nursery places (15 hours of free childcare per week-30 hours if you fulfil Government set criteria) to parents for children of pre school age) with many years experience of caring for children.

I live in Bitterne, off West End Road. I take and pick up children from Moorlands Primary (2 mins walk away)

I have two boys of my own. I currently am busy with a variety of school aged children from Moorlands Primary School in my care and have worked out of this school for the past ten years.

I offer a professional service to both parent and child by providing a service that caters for all childcare needs and am flexible in suiting individual family's needs. This includes being available for early morning cover and late afternoons and shift patterns.

As already mentioned, I am an Accredited Childminder and am able to offer nursery funded places.

My most recent Ofsted inspection had me being awarded the highest grade which is Outstanding.

My Experience

Having had the need, and used, childcare myself I appreciate and understand the anxiety faced when handing over your child to someone else. I understand the need to have trust in whomever you choose and place great importance in face to face meetings with parents and child to ensure that all parties are happy and content with each other before contracts and paperwork are considered.

Whilst being professional, I am an open, caring, honest person who truly believes in treating people how you wish to be treated yourself. I am firm, but fair when required to be and always have the wellbeing of the child foremost in mind.

Although I say so myself, I am a good mum who has two boys of my own of which I am proud to say are a credit to me. This, I feel, goes a long way in showing my values and my expectations of children in my care as I am enthusiastic about their talents and nurturing and understanding of their needs. Rest assured, I treat all children with respect, appreciating everyones' differences and all are treated equally.

I work extremely hard to maintain my good relationships with both child and parent by communicating on a regular basis with regards to child's progress and having a generally relaxed, approachable attitude.

Your child's individual needs are taken into account on starting with me and planned for and nurtured throughout their time with me. I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage's guidance and plan for your child activities on their own individual level, taking into account what stage of development they are at and plan their next steps. Your child would be encouraged to participate and made to feel welcome by his peers in my home.

I have procedures and policies in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child and numerous amounts of activities and resources in place to enhance your child's time with me.

Outdoor play is actively encouraged and daily trips to parks and woods, etc take place, weather permitting.

I own my own allotment and make regular visits with the children in my care to plant, weed and water our "crops" so allowing the children the experience of growing their own food and understanding where it comes from.

Time is set aside each day for homework and reading to take place if required.

I could continue typing but feel I have provided an outline of me as a person and the service I offer. I have hard copy references to confirm the above which would be made available for you to see upon meeting with you.

If you feel I could be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat to arrange a meeting.

Kind regards

Debbie

My Qualifications

Registered with Ofsted as a Childminder on the Early Years Register, compulsory part of the Childcare Register and voluntary part of the Childcare Register

Accredited to provide pre school funding

Qualified in paediatric First Aid

Trained and practice the Early Years Foundation Stage

Level 3 NVQ equivalent qualification obtained as a Diploma in Home Based Childminder with an overall Grade A obtained in this qualification.

Both myself and husband have taken enhanced CRB checks.

Member of Pacey

Have full Public Liability Insurance

Driving licence with Class 1 Business Insurance

'O' Levels in various but most importantly Mathemetics and English

Professional development continually taking place with courses being undertaken regularly to update knowledge and changes in legislation etc. Qualifications and certificates for numerous courses available at first meeting.

My Availability

Availability throughout the year currently from 7 to 5.30pm, but am flexible to suit most individual needs.

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 yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/06/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Debbie H. 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.

Debbie looked after my pre-school daughter for 5 days a week for almost 2 years. She loved attending Debbies setting and made really good friends with the other children and had a strong bond with Debbie too. She was challenged and entertained everyday by the activities Debbie offered and always had plenty of time outside, learning about nature, numbers and the world around her. My daughter started school having a very solid understanding of letters and numbers after her time spent with Debbie. Debbie is a lovely helpful and kind childminder and I am pleased we are still able to see her on the school run. I wouldn’t hesitate in asking Debbie to have either of my daughters if the need arises in the future. 😊

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by Avatar for HannahHo HannahHo about Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 11/10/2021

Debbie is a wonderful person and we were very lucky to have her looking after our children.
Debbie looked after our children for many years - my son throughout primary school and my daughter from age two until the end of primary school.
Children were very happy with Debbie, as she always offered a wide range of activities, and this ensured that they were never bored.
Communication between us was perfect, daily we received updates about what happened and on every term a report with pictures of the children's progress.
When my children were in Debbie's care, I always knew they were safe and well looked after. In all these years I have never had any complaints about Debbie's work, she has always been very professional and organised.
Debbie, thank you for everything you have done for us. You are amazing!

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by Avatar for Magda Magda about Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 21/06/2021


Response by Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 21/06/2021:

Thanks Magda for such kind words. You're children were a pleasure to look after. Thanks so much for trusting me with their care ❤

Debbie has collected my two boys from school once a week for almost two years. They have been very happy in her care and enjoy their time with her. I find Debbie to be extremely reliable and she is friendly, and is easy to speak to. I was unwell for a period of time and Debbie went above and beyond to be flexible and help with the boys, and it was such a relief to be able to depend on her at such a difficult time. Due to changes in my work the boys will no longer be going to Debbie's but they will miss spending time with her.

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by Avatar for Amy Amy about Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 21/06/2021

Debbie has collected our daughter from school twice a week for past 7 months, I’m now working school hours so don’t require the care anymore.

Our daughter has loved going to her house after school. Thank you so much for taking care of her, you do an awesome job with all the children. And if we ever need help again, we would ask you.

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by Avatar for Yvonne Yvonne about Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 28/04/2021

Debbie has looked after my daughter for a short length of time, my daughter has been with a couple of childminders since being born due to work, but debbie is far by the best she is friendly cheerful and nothing seems to much trouble, my daughter loved going here and if i ever need a childminder again i would 100% use debbie

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by Avatar for Samg15 Samg15 about Avatar for Debbie H Debbie H on 25/10/2019

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