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Childminder in Newtownabbey

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2013 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 23 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Registered in Northern Ireland
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am a registered childminder through Homefirst (Northern health and Social Care Trust) and fully insured through NICMA. I am currently registered to look after a total of 6 children - 3 under school age and 3 over school age. I am married with two grown up children and a grandson of eight. I live in Richmond in Glengormley and my home is welcoming and child friendly and has a secure back garden equipped with slides, swings, trampoline, playhouse with workbench, dressing up table, kitchen etc. I also have ride on outdoor toys to include bikes, trikes and cosy coupe cars. I provide a sand pit and water table in summer months.

My Experience

I have been childminding for 22 years and worked in a playgroup previous to this. I feel that a good relationship with parents is the key to success within my home to letting children feel happy and settled. I have a wide range of both indoor and outdoor toys suitable from babies right through to the older child which will keep any child occupied during the day. These include duplo bricks, dressing up, jigsaws, games, arts and crafts, playdough to name but a few. I like to go on outings and these include the local park, picnics, beach, farm/zoo and also soft play areas. I have a 9 seater car which is fully insured for business use and is complete with a wide range of car seats. I also have various items available for use within my house and these include highchair, cot, travel cot, prams etc.

My Qualifications

I have a list of childcare qualifications which include first aid, child protection, NICMA quality first level 3, a developmental programme for 2 year olds, Level 2 Food Hygiene and special needs. This are just a few but all certificates can be seen on initial visit. I keep myself up to date with courses and attend childcare courses run by both NICMA and the Early Years Team. I promote sharing and working together during playtime and allow children to lead the direction of their play whilst giving attentive supervision as this gives them a sense of independence. I also treat every child as an individual as this promotes self confidence.

My Availability

I currently have places available for both full time and part time children under 5 and also over 5 and at present pick up from any local nursery/playgroup and also earlview and Ashgrove Primary. other schools may be considered . My working hours are 730am to 6pm Monday to Friday Contact me on.

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Last Updated: 15/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

£4.50 per hour for full time care or £25 per half day and £45 per full day which includes food , snacks and drinks. I promote healthy eating and will provide healthy meals and snacks. Meals can be provided by parents if required or if special dietary needs are needed to be met. A reduction is offered for 2 or more children from the same family. I accept childcare vouchers, cash., cheques and also tax credits. Fees can be paid weekly or monthly in advance and a standing order can be set up if required.

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

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