Hi my name is Jo I am a ofsted registered childminder. My last ofsted inspection at the beginning of feb 2015 recieved an overall good grading, your welcome to read my ofsted report.
I live in Calow with my fiance who works full time but he is about in an evening and at weekends.He has full CRB checks as needed.
I have 3 children a (surprise)boy of 21mths a girl who's 10years old and a boy who is 13 years old, so I understand how hard it can be to find a home from home environment.
I aim to provide your child with a homely yet stimulating learning environment.
We have recently had an extention meaning we now have a purpose built playroom which the children are loving especially the fact that we can have freeflow play inside and out.
I provide a wide range of activities and experiences both indoors and outdoors.
I have play equipment outdoors in the garden but we also enjoy activities such as taking indoor toys outdoors , performing puppet shows for each other, reading our favourite stories outside if its nice.
I have a Dog called Lola and a Cat called Barney.
Lola loves going for walks with the children she is gentle and laid back she has built confidence with children that are nervous around dogs.
In both term time and holidays we get out and about. We attend lots of different groups which all have different things to offer one has a messy play session once a month, on is an outdoor group all have singing and craft and lots of friends to be made.
We go out to various parks and on various outings such as Magna,Graves park, Queens park, Wheelgate,Poolsbrook Country park, Bolsover Castle, playing in the woods near my house. We are always looking for new places to explore.
I currently pick up and drop off at Calow C of E Primary school and nursery.Hollingwood Primary school.
I am possibly thinking about covering Arkwright/inkersall.
Please feel free to contact my for anything I may have not told you about that you want to know.
I have worked with children since leaving school.i went to college and did child care and I have experience working in schools and nursery s I have also volunteer work with sure start whilst i did my child care qualifications which gave me some great experiences and ideas for working with children.ive been childminding since 2011.my mum was also a childminder so even thou they aren't always new ideas she gives me some great tips including things like a fab play doh recipe :0) .
I have experience working with newborns aswell as children of all ages.
I have experience working with children with special needs and provide an all inclusive setting.
Paediatric first aid
I am also looking for relevant courses to go on to help and stay up to date with everything that I need to do to ensure your child's safety and has a great time whist in my care.
I have some space available for immediate start dependant on the hours.
I pretty flexible my normal working hours are 7am till 6.30 pm mon to fri but depending on needs other times can be discussed.
I now have space for 2 year funding place.
Some people have asked what the minimum age is i dont have one just give me a call i may be able to help as everybodies requirements are different i have experience with all ages.
I currently have space for an under 1.
Just give me a call may be able to help.
|Last Updated: 23/08/2019|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
£4 per hour min of 2 hours.
£3.50 if more than 30 hours per wk.
I accept vouchers.i accept and am registered for the tax free childcare.
My Local Schools
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My baby girl started to go to Jo's at 6 months old and was soon treated like a family member. They have lots of fun activities planned on a daily basis, whether it's going to play group or Bolsover Castle or staying at home and painting or playing with the massive stock of toys Jo has, there's never a dull moment. Unfortunately I left work and she no longer goes but my daughter loves Jo so much I still meet her for playdates with the other children she minds as they're a close little bunch. Such a warm and caring atmosphere that I couldn't recommend more.
Response by Jojos little stars on 25/03/2018:
Thank you, so sad to see little lady leave has been a pleasure but to still see her grow and develop is fab.
Very much missed. Xxx
My little boy has been with Jo since march 16 at 10 months old, he absolutley loves going there, he has come on tonnes and mixes with all age ranges, wouldnt send him anywhere else xx
From the start Jo has been fantastic with our LO. Offering us a huge lifeline when our then current CM let us down at short notice. Our LO was slightly behind his peers with speech and Motor skills but since being with Jo he has come on tons and gained lots of confidence in himself which is fantastic. Jo offers tons of activities, walks and outings with never a dull moment. Jo and her family are very welcoming and approachable, we would highly recommend her to anyone. ?
Response by Jojos little stars on 23/06/2014:
Thank you hun for your kind comments it has been a pleasure we have had so much fun, will be really sad when you move he has settled so well as part of the family, we will really miss him but he has so many more adventures to come.
Thank you for choosing me to look after him we have made some happy memories. xxx
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