This summer, my daughter joins me as my full time assistant, having worked locally whilst undertaking her Level 3 qualification. We aim to provide a warm, caring home environment where children can learn and develop at their own pace. We provide a wide variety of activities, toys and books including messy play, arts & crafts, story time, music time, cooking, outdoor play and local outings including parks, toddler groups and libraries. We work closely with parents, following child's routine as closely as possible in the context of working with several different families.
I am a widowed single mum living with my Childminding Assistant daughter and my son who works locally as a Shop Assistant. We are a pet friendly household with goldfish and a good natured dog who has his own area of the house and garden.
I currently collect & drop off at Hardwick Primary School (CB23). I cannot collect or drop off at the Cambourne site.
Ofsted Registered Childminder since April 2001.
Latest Ofsted Report - June 2017, Graded OUTSTANDING.
Following the Early Years Foundation Stage, as required by Ofsted.
Experienced in supporting bilingual children.
Experience of Aspergers, ADHD, Autism, Epilepsy.
Numerous references & testimonials available.
Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice (The Open University)
Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice (Cache)
Paediatric First Aid for Childcarers,
Advanced Safeguarding Children,
Level 2 Food Safety
Makaton Signs & Symbols for Beginners
Early Years Foundation Stage for Childminders Training
NCMA Demonstrating Commitment to Providing Quality Childcare
I have undertaken a variety of workshops and short courses; the full folder of certificates is available to view.
Under Fives Vacancies - 1 space part time, please contact me to discuss your requirements
Autumn Term - before and/or after school care available for children attending Hardwick Primary School CB23.
Short term/PAYG (Ad-hoc) care subject to availability. Children must be registered with my service before childcare starts.
Last updated August 2018
|Last Updated: 04/10/2018|
- Childminding from £4.75 per hour
FREE Childcare available for eligible 2 year olds
Registered for TAX FREE CHILDCARE &
Employer Childcare Vouchers Accepted
Full Day 8:00 am - 5:00 pm @ £42.75 per day
Short Day 9:00 am - 3:30 pm @ £32.50 per day
Part Time Hourly Rate for Contracted Regular Care (in my home): £5.00 per hour
PAYG / Emergency Care rate £5.20 per hour
Other hours are available, please ask for a quote if the hours you need aren't shown.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs at Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School
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- Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection June 2017 - OUTSTANDING (added 25/07/2017)
- Training Certificate: Child Protection Level 3 (added 26/05/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/07/2016)
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Sue’s ability to interact and care for children has greatly impressed me and I have no hesitation in recommending her to any family seeking childcare.
Sue looked after our five year old son during the summer vacation. From the moment we met her, Sue put us at ease with her kind, trustworthy, professional manner. Our son really enjoyed his time and came home with lots to talk about. He especially enjoyed playing with other children in Sue's care. Sue planned activities for him, gave him lunch, and kept us up to date throughout with what he was doing. We have had a lot of experience with childminders over the years and Sue is up there with the very best. We will certainly use her again and would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for care for their child.
Response by SueCM on 11/09/2018:
Many thanks for your kind comments. It's been a pleasure getting to know your son over the Summer and I would be very happy to welcome him back as and when the need arises. Best Wishes!
I'm so glad we found sue when looking for childcare for our daughter (age3). Sue is caring, friendly and has made sure our daughter was happy and settled every time we dropped her off. Our daughter loves it when she has a 'Sue day'. Sue provides a large variety of activities and walks/ outings, she has a lovely outside space too for children to use. Sue has been so thoughtful in acknowledging special days like birthdays and holidays for us, she has been flexible and been able to accommodate our other daughter for days during school holidays. I very much recommend Sue to anyone looking for childcare.
Sue is everything I hoped I'd find in a childminder when I found I needed childcare for my children. She put me and my children at ease immediately as this was my first time leaving them, outside of family. My 2 children (15months and 4 at the time of going to Sue) love visiting Sue. She creates a fun and educational environment and is attentive to development opportunities and logs these, so I never feel I miss out on important milestones. Sue is a kind, patient person and fantastic childminder. I am very glad we found her!
We left our toddler with Sue for 4 days when visiting a conference in Cambridge university. She has lots of activities to offer both in her house and outside and I think it helped our child to adjust to the new setting quickly. She seemed very reliable and attentive to details; we were sure that our child is safe with her and were able to concentrate on the conference while he was in her care. I could not ask for a better arrangement.
Her house is in a village outside Cambridge but reachable relatively easily by a bus from the city.
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