5 stars (3)

Childminder in York

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2013 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 05 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

We are both registered childminders working together to care for children on a full and part time basis as well as our own 2 daughters who were born in May 2012 and March 2014.

We live in Clifton, York and are situated close to parks, the library, a lake and local shops. We live in a detached house with an enclosed garden. We enjoy going on regular outings with the children.

My Experience

Dawn:

I am a graduate and a qualified teaching assistant (level 3) and have several years experience in working in a primary school, secondary school as well as a day nursery. I have experience of working with children with a range of special needs and also children whose first language is not English.
I have attended training sessions on the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Progress Check at age 2, Planning, Observation and Assessment and have a Paediatric First Aid for Child Carers certificate. I also have a Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering certificate (level 2).

In my Ofsted inspection (July 2017) I have been rated as 'good'.

Paul:

Prior to becoming a childminder, I worked as a childminding assistant caring for children in the early years age group. I have experience of working with children with special needs.
I have attended training sessions on the Early Years Foundation Stage and have a Paediatric First Aid for Child Carers certificate.

In my Ofsted inspection (July 2017) I have been rated as 'good'

My Qualifications

Dawn:

NCMA Setting Up a Home Based Child Care Service

CACHE Certificate for Teaching Assistants – Level 3 – Grade A

BA (Hons) Language and Linguistics with Applied Social Sciences - 2: 1

GNVQ Advanced Health and Social Care - Merit

Additional Training:

Paediatric First Aid for Child Carers

Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 and 2

Progress Check at Age 2

Basic Awareness in Child Protection

Disability Equality Training – levels 1 and 2

Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – level 2

Moving and Handling

Observation, Assessment and Planning for Under Two's

Supporting Children with Motor-coordination Difficulties

Food Allergy Awareness for Childcare - level 2

Autism Awareness - level 2

Childcare & Early Learning - level 3

PGCE Primary Education – all course work completed

Home Office female genital mutilation

Promoting positive behaviour

Supporting early language development

Raising developmental concerns with parents

Safeguarding basic awareness

Equality & diversity (level 2)

Childcare & Early Learning (level 3)

Channel general awareness

Learning through play in the early years (webinar)

Transition to school (webinar)

Paul:

PACEY Setting Up a Home Based Child Care Service

Additional Training:

Paediatric First Aid for Child Carers

Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 and 2

Basic Awareness in Child Protection

Food Allergy Awareness for Childcare - level 2

Home Office female genital mutilation

Special educational needs

My Availability

We have a Thursday space available immediately with additional spaces coming available in 2020.

Please contact us for further information or to be added to our waiting list.

Spaces available for before/after school care for children attending Clifton with Rawcliffe School.

2 and 3 and 4 year old funding (including free 30 hours funding) and childcare vouchers can also be accepted. Please contact us for further details.

Standard operating hours are 7.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday, however we may be able to offer some flexibility to accommodate shift patterns.

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Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes 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: 24/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.90 per hour

Full day - 8am-6pm - £37.00 (10 hours max)

Half day - 8am-1pm/1pm-5.30pm - £18.50 (5 hours max)

Hourly rate - £3.90

Before school - £3.90

After school - £10.00 (including evening meal) £8.00 (if evening meal is not 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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Dawn and. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

We had our daughter do 3 days a week with Dawn and Paul from age 11 months to 18 months. We then moved house to the other side of town and so had to move our daughter to a more local service. We were gutted to be taking our daughter (Lily) away from the care of Dawn and Paul as we could not fault the service they provided, they are a lovely couple and have a very welcoming home environment . Our daughter was very happy there and we always felt that they went over and above what we expected of them in many ways, they would often pack Lily off home with things they had made and there was always plenty of places they had been to or activities done in the week. They were very accommodating of our preferences - just a few little things like not too much sweet stuff. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to them.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dawn and on 18/01/2015

My son is 2 and has been going to Dawn and Paul's 4-5 days a week for the last year. He settled in very quickly there and really enjoys going. They offer a fantastic variety of activities and outings meaning he has plenty of opportunities to develop his skills and socialise with others. I am a student with a changing timetable and Dawn and Paul have both been extremely flexible with regards to days/times of care and are very accommodating to my son's additional needs. They've incorporated recommendations from his occupational therapist, physiotherapist and speech & language therapist into his day and worked with his therapists and myself to ensure his needs are met. They really have gone above and beyond for us, the service we've received is second to none and I'm extremely appreciative. It's wonderful to know that my son is being cared for so well while I am studying.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dawn and on 13/01/2015

Our daughter has just turned 2 and has been in care for 2 days a week with Dawn and Paul since she was 14 months. We have been very happy with her care and hope to continue with them for the foreseeable future. They have been very accommodating both with hours and days and any additional requirements we've had and with helping us adjust to being away from her - she settled very quickly and has been known to ask to go when it's not one of her days to! We get good, reliable, consistent feedback on what she's doing and how she's progressing and they are very approachable for any questions or concerns we may have. Our daughter has gained a wide experience with them, she has been on several big outings and many smaller trips and has done numerous craft and play activities, been to groups, made friends and generally is having a wonderful time. We are more than happy to leave our most precious charge - our daughter - with them, and can really have no higher recommendation than that!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dawn and on 04/01/2015

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