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Childminder in Leigh On Sea

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 13 Oct 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

VACANCIES;
2 DAYS AVAILABLE NOW
1 FULL TIME SPACE AVAILABLE FROM BEGINNING OF SEPT
1 FULL TIME SPACE BECOMING AVAILABLE FROM END OF NOVEMBER 2020.

Monday - Thursday ( CLOSED FRIDAYS)
8am- 6.00 term time and holidays

I have been registered for 14 years and have 2 children of my own 21 & 17 and a family dog.

I have a level 5 Diploma in early years and many other qualifications (see below) to ensure a professional service to you and your child.

Based in Leigh on sea, close to the Broadway I am OFSTED registered,accredited, member of PACEY, First aid trained, part of the Southend network of childminders and fully insured.

I have a dedicated playroom that leads to my large secure garden to ensure children have access to exercise and fresh air everyday. We are always out and about as I believe in keeping kids busy and active.

I build good working relationships with my parents to ensure my service is tailored to your needs and your children are look after as to your requirements, I have a strong belief that children learn best when they are happy and I encourage our little ones to learn through meaningful play.
All activities are planned and adapted to the children in my care so everyone is included.,We celebrate many festival throughout the year and take part in charity events such as sports relief to help the children become aware of the world around them.

For the pre-school children I provide learning experiences in line with the EYFS and this is recorded in individual learning journeys that I like to review regularly with parents to ensure the continued development of the children.

Feel free to send me an email to discuss your needs and arrange an appointment to view the setting.

Qualifications include;

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for health and Social Care and Children & Young People’s services.

NVQ level 3 children's learning & development

First aid

Food safety

Fire risk management

Child protection levels 1&2

Vital lessons in safeguarding babies

Quality relationships,Environments & experiences 0-3years

SEAD Training for childminders

Dealing with difficult people or situations training for childminders

MEND 10 week course on nutrition and fitness

EYFS training

Revised EYFS training

Vital Lessons for Safeguarding Babies Workshop

Develop and promote positive relationships (CCLD 301)

Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children (CCLD 302)

Promote children’s development (CCLD 303)

Reflect on and develop practice (CCLD 304)

Protect and promote children’s rights (CCLD 305)

Plan and organise environments for children and families (CCLD 306)

Promote the health and physical development of children (CCLD 307)

Maintain and develop a childminding business (CCLD 316)

Care for children at home (CCLD 320)

Marvelous Maths conference

Equality & Diversity Workshop

Elklan speech and language for under 5's


TESTIMONIALS;

Excellent childcare

We have used Heidi as our childminder for 8 years for our two children with a mixture of full-time care and before and after school care.

We have always been confident that Heidi has provided a safe and secure environment for our children within her house and then they are out and about with her. Heidi offers a range of activites which are always well thought through, meaningful and she always considers their suitability for the range of ages she is looking after. Summer holiday activities were planned well in advance. New children are always welcomed into the setting with real care and Heidi involves all the children in helping new children to settle. The kids are all encouraged to treat each other with respect and take responsibility for their actions.

Heidi is committed to developing herself and she really takes care to reflect her learning back into her childcare. She communicates really well with the children and does a regular newlestter for parents to inform them about what training she has done and any changes to her service. She welcomes feedback as well.

When our son was at pre-school, she formed a very good working relationship with his key worker and they had a shared communication book and his development was mapped at pre-schools and by Heidi. She has also been great at assisting with personal development goals such as potty training.

The food is always good and one thing our kids have really liked is the ‘family’ mealtimes with everyone eating round the table together.

I don’t know what we would have done with out Heidi.

By Judith Webster on 31/08/2016

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A credit to her Profession

As with most first time parents, we were initially apprehensive about handing over our first child to a child minder but Heidi made the transition as smooth as possible. She is fantastic with the kids, goes to great lengths to plan interesting and educational activities and her home is a safe environment for our son to play in. The food that Heidi cooks the children is of a very high standard (her husband is a former chef!) and much thought goes into the nutrition that the children receive. Our son is incredibly happy there, always looks forwards to his time spent at Heidi’s and always comes back home with a smile on his face.

Heidi makes a great emphasis on the development of the children (especially if they are young) and even writes a progress report every six months for the parents to read. She takes her job incredibly seriously and has such enthusiasm for the provision and development of our son. She truly is a credit to her profession and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to other parents.

By Daniel Wright on 26/08/2015

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“Heidi provided excellent childcare for my children, Charlie and Sophie. Its always a worry leaving your children in somebody elses care but I needn’t have worried, Charlie and Sophie felt a part of the family! They always came home with smiles on their faces and in the holidays were kept busy with various activities. Heidi is are a rarity, she really does care about how each individual child feels and what their different needs are met.
Elisabeth Wood.

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Having moved from Oxfordshire to Essex, I was in need of a friendly and secure place for my son, to help with his transitional period into a new school, let alone a period of adjustment with a new place to live!

Heidi and her family were the blessing I needed! I am 100% certain had it not been for her kindness and support, Tom would have struggled to settle in. But he adapted and settled in to his new school, new routine like he had always been there.

Heidi is so dedicated to childminding you can guarantee your child will be made to feel part of the family.

Heidi is professional and knowledgeable but with that extra family and loving touch I have never experienced before.

An absolute credit to child minding and I cannot recommend her more highly.

Jodie

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When the time arrived for me to return to work my daughter was 9 months old and we made the decision that rather than her go to a nursery we wanted her to have more one to one care with a childminder.

I cannot speak highly enough of Heidi. She was our childminder for eighteen months.

Heidi provided the home from home that we were looking for. My daughter settled in straight away, soon becoming like part of their fun, caring family. My daughter was extremely happy there which made my return to work easier.

Heidi played a vital role in my daughters early years. I am convinced that my daughter owes much of her positive development to Heidi. She has a loving, fun, but firm approach and always worked with me and my husband to enforce the values that we believed in while being confident enough to make the right day to day decisions for my daughter whilst in her care.

Every day was an adventure with Heidi. When I would come home from work, my daughter told me stories of being taken to the park, the beach, for a picnic and many other activities. Heidi was always sure to make each trip a fun learning experience.

I cannot thank Heidi enough for all she did for our family, although we have moved away my daughter always speaks fondly of Heidi and I know that we have made a great friend for life.

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Laura Attoe

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When the time came for my Wife to return to work after the birth of our Daughter Molly, an important decision had to be made with regards to her care & tuition, during her formative years, leaving her with a good social understanding, without constraining her outgoing personality to enable an easy transition in to her early years of schooling.

Due to locality we visited Heidi & straight away knew this was a home from home for Molly and based on her instantly striking up an excellent relationship with Heidi, her family & the other children present, this is what we were looking for and there was no going back for us & a hard decision was made easy, leaving my Wife & I more than happy to go about our daily responsibilities, assured in the knowledge that she was in good hands.

Little did we know how integral a part Heidi & her family would play in Molly’s formative years, something we will be eternally grateful for as our daughter has grown now to be a little lady, at times, who demonstrates excellent levels of sociability & brilliant communication skills, leading most people to believe she is older than five years old & as my partner and I wished has allowed her to transfer into the early years of education easily, without any fuss or fear, to continue the growth of learning instilled by Heidi from an early age.

Whenever I collected Molly from Heidi’s house I was informed of the adventures they had encountered, the refreshing walks to the seaside, Leigh Cliff’s, Hadleigh Castle or local library, all of which left Molly happy as could be & at times reluctant to leave, not least until she had devoured the lovely dinners & feasts all the children experienced whilst sitting up to the dinner table like a family should, as was the best way to describe the environment which was apparent on every visit.

Heidi is Boisterous, lively & so committed to the children in her care, so much so that Molly still refers to her in affection tones, still calling her Aunty Heidi.

Even though we moved away from the area, Heidi has remained a good friend to our family & still actively takes an interest in Molly’s progress, something we wish to continue as a reminder of the good times experienced by our daughter & the part Heidi played in her most important formative years.

Martyn Attoe



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My Experience

I have been registered for 12 years and have 2 children of my own 19 & 15 and a family dog.

I have a level 5 Diploma in early years and many other qualifications (see below) to ensure a professional service to you and your child.

Based in Leigh on sea, close to the Broadway I am OFSTED registered,accredited, member of PACEY, First aid trained, part of the Southend network of childminders and fully insured.

I have a dedicated playroom that leads to my large secure garden to ensure children have access to exercise and fresh air everyday. We are always out and about as I believe in keeping kids busy and active.

I build good working relationships with my parents to ensure my service is tailored to your needs and your children are look after as to your requirements, I have a strong belief that children learn best when they are happy and I encourage our little ones to learn through meaningful play.
All activities are planned and adapted to the children in my care so everyone is included.,We celebrate many festival throughout the year and take part in charity events such as sports relief to help the children become aware of the world around them.

For the pre-school children I provide learning experiences in line with the EYFS and this is recorded in individual learning journeys that I like to review regularly with parents to ensure the continued development of the children.

My Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for health and Social Care and Children & Young People’s services.

NVQ level 3 children's learning & development

First aid

Food safety

Fire risk management

Child protection levels 1&2

Vital lessons in safeguarding babies

Quality relationships,Environments & experiences 0-3years

SEAD Training for childminders

Dealing with difficult people or situations training for childminders

MEND 10 week course on nutrition and fitness

EYFS training

Revised EYFS training

Vital Lessons for Safeguarding Babies Workshop

Develop and promote positive relationships (CCLD 301)

Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children (CCLD 302)

Promote children’s development (CCLD 303)

Reflect on and develop practice (CCLD 304)

Protect and promote children’s rights (CCLD 305)

Plan and organise environments for children and families (CCLD 306)

Promote the health and physical development of children (CCLD 307)

Maintain and develop a childminding business (CCLD 316)

Care for children at home (CCLD 320)

Marvelous Maths conference

Equality & Diversity Workshop

Elklan speech and language for under 5's

My Availability

2 vacancies available mon- thur

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50ph

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 Heidi. 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.

Heidi and Marcus provide an excellent childminding service which I have used for nearly 3 years now. They offer a very homely environment with lots of activities planned to cater for all weathers and the age ranges of the children there. All the children there seem very happy and settled, get on well and enjoy trips to local toddler groups, the park, beach, woods, library etc etc. Home cooked meals are provided and a weekly menu is clearly displayed. You get really good feedback from them on what children have been doing. They work well with parents to ensure that there is continuity of care from home to their home and they are always updating their knowledge/qualifications to ensure a good service to the children. Theirs is a very reliable and trustworthy service.

  • 5 stars Overall

by JudithW6 about Heidi on 10/07/2011

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