Hi,i am Colin or as the children i have cared for affectionately call me,Wack Wack.I have 15 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 02/04/19
OFSTED registered for 9 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 .I have 3 fantastic grown up sons and 4 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, 61, 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. OFSTED rated GOOD April 2019. Designated Senior Lead (DSL) trained in Safeguarding Children. DBS certified, First Aid certified. I work closely with parents so as to benefit their children’s growth and development. I make and record daily observations (using EYFS) of children which are then recorded in more detail on weekly achievements and next steps forms, which are made available for parents to view, copy and comment on. Depending on a child’s age when they join me, l provide parents with a detailed tracker and assessment of my observations at 6 months, 2 years and 3 years of age. I also provide a detailed assessment of children’s development, likes, dislikes and achievements, which are given to any nursery/school a child moves on to on leaving my setting so that their future development can be monitored, encouraged and enhanced. ALL children in my care have excelled beyond parents expectations but not mine. I have high hopes for every child the second they step inside my setting. They never let me down!
|Last Updated: 21/09/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
Depending on length of contract, hours required,etc.£6/HOUR midweek (negotiable) and £8/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 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 Ark St Alban's Academy
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Thomas CofE Academy
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 26/07/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: Mr (added 26/07/2021)
- Inspection Report: Ofsted Setting Report - Good (added 18/06/2019)
- Training Certificate: Food Premises Registration (added 18/06/2019)
- Training Certificate: ICO Data Controller Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
- Training Certificate: Safen3t Online Safety Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
- Training Certificate: Food Hygiene Level 2 (added 18/06/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (added 18/06/2019)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
- DBS Check (added 18/06/2019)
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I am a very busy mother. I can't even accompany my children during their holidays. I need to work to support my family and my children. When I was very distressed, I searched for this gentleman on Google. After repeated inspections, I decided to put my daughter at Mr. Wack’s house during the vacation. Fortunately, after nearly 2 weeks of experience, my daughter liked him very much. , I pick her up every day after get off work, she is very happy. In addition to taking care of her, Mr. Wack also taught her to draw and interact with her. Whenever I have the opportunity, I will continue to ask Mr. Wack to help me take care of my daughter. Best wishes to Wack Wack.
Response by WackWack on 03/11/2021:
Thank you so much for your review Lin. You have such a fun and intelligent daughter and it was a pleasure to spend quality time with her. I look forward to seeing you both again soon. Take care. Colin. WackWack
My little one is about 2 now and he will keep telling me : Colin Colin , he wants to play with him and can’t wait! He is always so happy and Colin took him for a walk in the park regularly. Colin also read him stories 10 times better and more patient than me. To our amusement whenever my little one did something wrong like messing the floor or Carpet and we are telling him off he would say Colin did it lol 😂. I send my little boy to Nursury regularly where he is surrounded by female teachers, I am very glad we have a male childminder to interact with him:). We have been with Colin almost a year and hugely recommend him to any parent looking for a childminder .
Response by WackWack on 14/10/2021:
Thank you so much for your kind review Chloe. He has come a long way since day one. I think we can safely say that myself and your little one have now bonded. Although no doubt, l shall be in trouble for something else next time l see him. Lol.
Mr.Colin was great. He kept our 4 kids very happy at his place. They were looked after very well. He is very kind and caring person. Excellent childminder. I recommend
Thanks a lot Colin. You are awesome.
Response by WackWack on 01/07/2021:
Thank you so much for your kind comments Lalitha. It was a pleasure to care for your lovely family. I wish you all the very best for the future. Take care and God Bless you all!
Colin has always been very punctual and patient with my little one, honestly my heart melted every time I saw my little one playing and smiling with him:)
Response by WackWack on 22/03/2021:
Thank you Chloe, your little one is a quick learner and l have much to teach him.
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.
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