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Bright start

Childminder in Ferndown

Babysitter in Ferndown

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 14 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Ofsted Good Provider Logo

My husband and i have moved here from Surrey
On my inspection Ofsted award me Good with Outstanding elements.
I have been awarded Quality assurance status.
I am a mum to four grown up children of which two are twins.
I have been a dedicated childminder for over 20 years
Therefore i have a wealth of experience to offer.

I have a good size house with a play room and lots of toys and facilities for the children to learn through play and enjoyment, with a large garden and lots of play equipment so children are able to learn in an outside environment as well.
I run a professional yet friendly and caring setting as its important to me that my children love to be here as they feel welcome and comfortable in a home from home environment

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for over 20 years.
I belong to the childminding network.
I have done the SCC quality award scheme .
I am registered for Tax free childcare.
I am accredited by the government which means i can provide an education for the early years and draw down the free nursery grant s for parents .. EYFE and FEET funding

I have many excellent recommendations and references from parents of which i have worked for in the past in a file.
(a couple are on this site)
On my Ofsted inspection and was awarded Outstanding in all ALL areas which i am very proud of.
Most importantly i love working with children.

My Qualifications

I have an NVQ level 3 in Early years childcare and education.
I am up to date with my Safeguarding children training,
First aid in babies and children.
I have done lots of various other courses and workshops regarding childcare.

My Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday all day .

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no 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: 09/08/2021

My Fees

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

School pick ups £3 pick up fee then 5ph thereafter
Collection local schools

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 04/11/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/09/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/09/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Bright start. 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.

Wendy is a wonderful childminder we are so glad we found her. Our son has been going to Wendy since he was 8 months old he can't wait to get there in the mornings and absolutely loved his time there . Wendy is wonderful with the children and really takes them into her home our son has grown and developed so much since being with Wendy she has been a great help. Wendy takes the children to all sorts of places so they have a wide variety of play and experiences whilst with her.I would highly recommend anyone to leave their children with Wendy she has a wealth of experience and is amazing with all the children.

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 14/08/2019

Wendy has been looking after both of our little boys since they were 6 months old. Wendy’s greatest quality is that she loves them both - and they love her. To them she is “Wendy” not a childminder and they feel very at home in her house and with her family. They both rush off to play when we drop them off in the morning and we have never had any problems leaving them - they feel so settled and secure that we have never doubted that leaving them with Wendy is in their best interests. She has a wonderful selection of toys and activities for them in her (lovely clean) home - and they also spend a lot of time going out and about - to toddler groups, to other childminders’ houses, to the woods or park, to the library, to the shops, further afield on train trips / day trips (e.g. Hampton Court, Portsmouth, Windsor). My husband and I regularly reflect on how lucky we are to have “found” Wendy and how lucky the boys are to be being brought up by her - we almost feel like we’re doing them a favour by going to work ;-)

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by Avatar for Hannahm Hannahm about Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 30/06/2018

I have a son with special education needs and at the time was looking for a childminder desperately as he had been out of a mainstream school for a while. Wendy was the only childminder in the area that was willing to give him a chance, she wasn’t judgmental or presumptuous. I’m sure my son will agree with me that she is a natural, her strategies that she used when dealing with my son could only come from experience and the pure joy by which she cared for all the children in her care including my son. I could tell that she was genuinely interested in his wellbeing , I will describe Wendy as a warm, friendly , natural care giver and she really was a blessing to my son and family as I would go to work not worried about how things were because I had that much faith in her abilities .

I really could go on but like all good things, it had to come to an end and I was devastated and not bothered to find a replacement, we only took our son from Wendy’s care due to change in schools for my son, which meant that it would have been impossible for Wendyto commute to his new school and still be able to meet her other child care commitments, even then she wanted to explore the possibility of supporting our son in his new school and after much deliberation reached the sad truth that it could not be done.

I would recommend Wendy and I have to anybody in a hear beat, she is two words - Amazing and supportive. Wendy is always with a smile on her face and I know I speak for my son when I say he misses his time and Wendy,s - he would occasionally talk about fond memories

Thank you Wendy, we truly appreciate you xx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Ena K Ena K about Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 11/03/2018

Response by Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 14/03/2018:

Aww Thank you! What a lovely review, it has brought a tear to my eye!
It was a pleasure to work for you and to care for your son. I hope he is getting on well in his new school.

Wendy x

Wendy looked after my daughter for 3 years, from age 1-4. She provides genuine home from home care and clearly loves what she does and really cares about the children she looks after. She provides lovely activities at home and also attends local toddler groups. My daughter is confident and completely ready for school, much of which I know is down to her days with Wendy.
I would recommend her 100%, we were very sad to end our time with her!

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by Avatar for AmesB AmesB about Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 20/02/2018

We used Wendy to care for our daughter for five month during a new career change and she was wonderful. She genuinely cared for the children in her charge and her attention to their needs was fantastic. My daughter thoroughly loved spending time with Wendy and she will be missed. We would not hesitate recommending her,

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kris7576 kris7576 about Avatar for Bright start Bright start on 12/01/2013

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