Hi,i am Colin or as the children i have cared for affectionately call me,Wack Wack.I have 12 years experience in Childcare and I am extremely passionate about giving children the very best start in life and that they and their families deserve the most professional childcare possible.This is why i became part of a panel looking into Professional Occupational Standards in Childcare and also part of a group studying the lack of males in childcare(M.I.C.)I am always looking to enlist on courses and attend many meetings and forums to look at ways of getting the very best for our children.I believe i taught my three sons well and always receive positive comments about them.I would love to pass on my knowledge to your children(and them me) and would thrive on the challenges that they set.I am a Tenant Director with a local housing association do not drink or smoke.Recently received a GOOD in my recent OFSTED inspection(Feb 2014)
OFSTED registered for 7 years i have helped to nurture many children from birth to 11.I am still in touch with many of the children who i have previously cared for.All the children, though now much older, still call me Uncle or Wack Wack.I have 3 fantastic grown up sons and 3 grandchildren. I have many qualifications all on show and at your request for viewing including:Safeguarding,Risk Assessment,Food Hygiene,First Aid,Oral Health,Observation Skills,Safestart Child Safety Programme,Inclusion,Early Support,Speech And Language Development,Motivating 2,5-8 and over 8 year olds and Working With Family Separation In An Early Years Setting and others.Also registered with PACEY and fully insured with Royal Sun Alliance.My setting is fully safe and secured and I provide a wide range of age appropriate toys and resources.I am within walking distance of many local parks and other resources.The 63, 61x,22x and 144 bus services stop directly outside of my setting,the 8 bus service 5 minutes walk away and New St.Station and Five Ways Station are close by. I provide local pick up/drop off to/from local schools and nurseries ( though I do not drive ) Schools I cover are: St Catherine of Siena School/Nursery, St. Thomas's C of E School/Nursery, Perry Beeches IV, Lilian de Lisa Nursery and Woodview Academy.
CACHE level 3. Working towards Early Years Teacher Standard(EYTS) OFSTED rated GOOD (Feb 2014)
|Last Updated: 13/03/2019|
- Babysitting from £7.00 per hour
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
Depending on length of contract, hours required,etc.£5/HOUR midweek and £7/hour weekends/unsociable hours (negotiable) Reduction for siblings.Includes food,unless parents wish to supply their own for ethnic,dietary or allergenic reasons(I operate and encourage a Healthy Eating Policy). Fee also includes trips outside of setting. Payments in advance at beginning of week/month.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Lillian de Lissa Nursery School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Priory School
- I provide pick ups at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Thomas Centre Nursery
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at James Brindley School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Perry Beeches III the Free School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Ark St Alban's Academy
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Thomas CofE Academy
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I wrote a review before but my daughter has been with him since she was 6 months old and now she is nearly 4 years old. Recently I had a parent meeting with her teacher at the nursery and she told me she is amazed by how much my daughter can read books and write alphabets and numbers. He has taught so many things to her while she is with him and I can’t thank enough for that. I don’t think any childminders would do as much as he does for children’s development. He is amazing. I wish people get to know him more!!
Response by WackWack on 30/03/2019:
Thankyou Nao, she has such a willingness to learn and just keeps improving. I am really proud of her.
My daughter has been looked after by him over 3 years and we couldn’t have kept doing our work well without his great help. He is such a caring childminder and he taught so many things to my daughter and we can’t appreciate enough. If you ever think twice because he is a male childminder, don’t! Because he is great!!
Response by WackWack on 08/10/2018:
Thankyou for your kind comments Nao. It is and has been a real pleasure to care for such a talented child. The World is hers and l am proud that together we have given her the best start in life. I expect great things. Colin.
My little baby boy Martin enjoyed three weeks at WackWack’s during summer holidays this year while our main childminder was away on holidays. Colin cares for the children as if they were his own. Colin takes the time to get to know the children’s individual likes, dislikes and updates you thoroughly on what they’ve been up to that day. He developed a very good rapport with my 1yo Martin and I was happy to see them develop a strong bond. Colin is flexible with times and the communication is top. Martin certainly misses these days and will be excited to come back if we move to Birmingham. Couldn’t be happier and highly recommend WackWack!
Response by WackWack on 18/09/2018:
Thank you so much for your kind comments.. It was a joy and a pleasure to care for Little Baby Bear. I wish you both the very best and do not hesitate to contact me in the future if you need childcare.
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