I have been a childminder since February 2002 with previous experience of working in creches and as a teaching assistant in a primary school. My qualifications include the level 4 certificate in early years practice along with a large portfolio of other qualifications and training relating to my work including current first aid certificate and safeguarding. I am married to Dave and we have 3 children, my youngest is 17 years and 3 gorgeous Grandsons. My daughter Sarah and son Roan are both registered assistants and help out with the children's care.
I became interested in a career in childcare after having Roan, my youngest child. Whilst on maternity leave I completed some basic courses and volunteered at our local primary school. This became a paid role and I expanded my experience to the early years by working for Surestart during the school holidays and evenings. I enjoyed this so much that I became full time here until being approached by a parent to care for her children full time in my home. It was ideal, I could carry on with a job I love and be at home with Roan.
Here I began my business which is not a job it's part of our family life and has been so rewarding. We have cared for children between the ages of 3 weeks and sixteen years all with different personalities and interests. Some children have come that have had extra needs including ADHD, autism, dyslexia and I have learnt from their parents and other professionals how to support and embrace them within the setting.
I feel that young children feel secure and happy in our setting which has the advantage of a homely, caring environment with the addition of stimulating resources and activities to promote learning through play. Two years ago I become employed as deputy Manager in a local day nursery but although it was a great experience I returned to full time childminding soon after as it made me realise how valuable and satisfying my time as a childminder is.
Level 4 certificate Early years practice (open)
I am able to provide full time, part time and term time daycare, evening babysitting and overnight care. I am also happy to offer the free 15 hours nursery funding entitlement to eligible 2 year old and 3 year old children. I also offer pick up and drop off when possible .
|Last Updated: 10/04/2016|
Babysitting service, evening and weekend fees to be discussed dependant on requirements. Daily childminding rate £40, half day £20, hourly £5 per hour. Please contact me directly and leave a message.
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My eldest has been with Vicki for almost a year now and he absolutely loves it! To the point where he runs to the door and shouts coat every morning when she calls.
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