My name is Andrea I live in the Whitenap area of Romsey.
I have three children Max who's 23, Immie who's 20 and Libby who's 16.
I live with Max and Libby, Immie has flown the nest and lives in Salisbury.
Our house is a spacious 4 bed semi, with an open plan downstairs and a dedicated playroom/conservatory and a good sized garden.
I am a non smoker and we have a cat called Yuki.
I have been a childminder for fourteen years, working three days per week.
I strive to encourage children to be confident, feel secure and be happy, learning good social skills.
When a child is happy and confident learning through play comes naturally.
I aim to have a good relationship with parents, exchanging information and working together to give consistency and good learning outcomes for their child.
I keep in touch with parents during the day and send updates and pictures using what's app.
I have a wide range of toys available and a garden area for the children to play.
We also go out visiting parks, play groups, soft play areas and other childminders homes.
I have references to show from happy parents.
I was described as being a "strong good" at my last Ofsted inspection. I'm now an EYE provider and will be able to offer funded hours (15 per week) to all 3 and 4 year old and some 2 year olds.
I have an NVQ 3 in children's learning and development.
Current pediatric first aid certificate.
Level 3 child protection and safeguarding.
Food hygiene certificate.
I generally work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm.
*** Spaces available from January 2022 due to children moving house/away ***
*** After school spaces available now *** ( Halterworth school only)
Also available for before and after school care/holiday care. Pick up from Halterworth school.
I am happy to share care with other minders for people who need more days and can recommend other minders I work with on a regular basis.
|Last Updated: 04/06/2016|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Flat fee of £50 per day.
Half day fee £30
Wrap around care for school children -
Drop off between 7.30am and 8am £10
Drop off from 8am onwards £ 6.00
After school rate , up to 5.30pm £12 ( including a snack)
For term time only care - a half fee retainer is charged throughout the holiday period.
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.
- Inspection Report: Ofsted report (added 11/12/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/12/2019)
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Andrea has been an absolutely wonderful childminder for our two daughters over the last three years. She has helped them feel safe and secure, encouraged them to grow and develop and given them so much fun. As parents we've been endlessly grateful for how well she's communicated with us, the photos she's sent us of the girls having fun, and of how safe and happy our girls have been with her. She's also been such a wonderful, calm, stable presence for the girls throughout the Covid disruptions.
We're so sad to be moving away from the area and saying goodbye.
My daughter who is 18 months old, has been going to Andrea's house 3 days / week. She loves it there, as Andrea has an extremely good set up for children - of all ages!
Andrea's house is spotless, tidy, well organised, and she has a wonderful huge playroom for the children at the back of her house - which is one of Georgina's favourite places to play. Andrea also has a lovely big, well kept garden - which has plenty of lovely toys for the children to keen them entertained all day long. Andrea also takes the children to the local parks which provides a good variety for them in their day.
Andrea is a natural with the children - she is warm, friendly, smiley and is very intuitive when it comes to understanding and responding to their needs - seeing as she has raised 3 of her own - which I think helps.
We are extremely happy with Andrea as Georgina's childminder, we feel so lucky to have found her!!
Andrea has been looking after our daughter since she was 9months old (she is now 4yrs). Andrea was so calm and reassuring from our very first meeting, through settling in sessions, and as well as providing excellent care for our daughter for the last 3 1/2 years, she has also become a friend.
It was hard to find a childcare provider we felt we could trust to care for our daughter, as she has a rare medical condition that increases her care needs. Other childminders we approached were daunted by this, but Andrea responded with calmness, and an eagerness to learn about the condition so she could provide the best care. And she has worked closely with us to support our daughter to manage her increased needs, with confidence. Andrea really has gone above and beyond what we could've hoped for, and we have honestly never had any cause for complaint or worry.
Andrea keeps us updated with WhatsApp messages, throughout the day, and also monitors our daughter's development, and engages her in educational activities that our daughter enjoys. She encourages our daughter's independence, and gives us as parents ideas when we're stuck too!
Our daughter's feedback: "Andrea is nice and good with me. She likes me lots and lots. She takes me to the playground and its nice to see eachother. She says I can do painting, and she likes lots of nice pictures..... and I want to make a picture for Andrea".
Andrea has been caring for my son for 2.5 years (he was 7 months when he started). Having had a few childminding settings due to relocating I can honestly say Andrea has been the best by far. She goes over and above what I would expect and has always been accommodating and flexible.
She keeps my son happy, stimulated and offers a variety of fun things to do both in and out of her home.
Andrea always keeps me up to date with what my son is doing, sending me pictures in the day of his fun activities.
My son is always, happy, content and never wants to leave .
Andrea has given my son the most amazing home away from home that I could ever have wished for. I was terrified about the concept of leaving him so young but she did several gradual settling in sessions for him. This meant that when it came to leaving him not only was he happy to stay there but I also felt confident. He never cried about being left as she always made days so fun but also most importantly a loving caring environment. I never left like she took on the mother role but I've always been touched by how much she cares for all the children in her care. Andrea has always giving me daily updates on my son sending me pictures every day so I can see what they have been up to. I can not recommend Andrea and her lovely family/home enough I feel very blessed to have had her as a part of my son growing up.
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