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Childminder in Durham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2013 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login Sep 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

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Little Beans is a childminding service in Durham City where the happiness and safety of the children is always at the centre of everything we do. I am a Mum of a two girls aged 7 and 1 and am raising them along attachment parenting principles, so am ideal for anyone seeking childcare that is sympathetic to these beliefs, or indeed for people who want to be sure their child will feel welcome and loved.

My home is already set up to keep young and active children safe and there is a wide range of interactive and developmental toys available for all ages and stages. I also have a private garden with play equipment where children can grow their own veg and learn about nature. In addition to this there are playgroups, shops and an excellent park within walking distance so children will get fresh air and be able to socialise easily.

We go out to a number of regular groups, such as messy play, music & rhyme, soft play and day trips to places like Locomotion but still have plenty of time at home for free play and organised activities. I aim to maintain a fairly regular routine for naps and feeds, but am not rigid and let babies (or their parents!) give me the lead on when they need food and sleep.

My special skills include knowledge and regular use of baby signing, experience with baby led weaning and baby-wearing, musical ability, and a warm, caring nature.

At present I am only offering care to school age children and can collect from Newton Hall Infants and Bluecoat Primary schools Mon-Fri. I can also provide care during some of the school holidays.

My Experience

I have been childminding since 2013 and have cared for more than 20 children in that time. Currently I have 4 school age children and 3 pre-school children on a regular basis as well as 2 that attend sporadically for holidays.

My Qualifications

I have completed the level 3 modules in running a homebased childcare business and a level 1 in playwork. I am educated to degree level and have a 12hr paediatric first aid certificate and level 2 safeguarding qualification.

My Availability

I can offer care between the hours of 8am and 6pm to school age children. I am open for 46 weeks a year.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

For year-round care
Mon-Fri daycare rate £5 per hour (hours of operation 8am-6pm) - CURRENTLY NO SPACES
Mon-Fri wrap-around care rate £6 per hour

For term-time only care
Mon-Fri daycare rate £5.50 per hour (hours of operation 8am-6pm) - CURRENTLY NO SPACES
Mon-Fri wrap-around care rate £6.60 per hour

Holiday rate is £6 per hour

Silblings receive a 25% discount

These fees include all meals, drinks and snacks. Nappies, wipes & breast/formula milk to be provided by the family.

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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