I am married and have two children of my own, a son who is 7 years old and a daughter aged 10 years old. I am a Ofsted registered childminder (graded Good on inspection) and also a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).
I not only simply comply with the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) I strive to provide an excellent service that meets parents needs whilst ensuring a safe, caring, loving and enjoyable learning environment for the children.
I am able to work with children of all ages and abilities, I can observe, assess and plan stimulating and challenging activities for the children. I promote positive relationships between myself, parents and all other carers involved with the children's care to ensure that consistency of care and routines are provided to children. I offer a range of communication methods to ensure parents are being informed of their child's health, growth and learning development.
I have a spacious home with a good sized garden and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, especially messy play, Visiting local parks, farms, going on outings which are based on my children's interests. I attend and run local playgroup and messy play session and often visit soft play centres and parks weekly, I also provide food which cater for children's individual dietary requirements.
I have a total of 14 years childcare experience. Throughout my career, I have worked in many childcare services including nurseries and schools, youth provisions and with other childminder’s. Throughout my career in childcare I have acquired many qualifications and training courses to further my knowledge, and improve my professional practice.
First AID for Babies and Young Children
Recognising and supporting children with children with SEN
Working with Children when Disabilities
Safeguarding children with Disabilities
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Sensory Play and Learning
Food Safety Level 2
Home Based Care Course
NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
NVQ Level 3 and 5 in Leadership and Management
BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Care
Over 10 GCSE's grade A-C
*Many CPD courses
(All available to be viewed upon visit to my setting)
I work Monday -Friday (can be flexible if needed)
2 full day spaces available for children under the age of 5
2 space available breakfast and after school care. I only cater to Penwortham primary school.
|Last Updated: 28/04/2021|
- Childminding from £8.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
Can be discussed
My Local Schools
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- Training Certificate: Technology in the Early Years (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Health and Self-Care (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: A Magical Place to Learn (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Music for All (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Aspergers Syndrome (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: ADHD (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Nutrition in the Early Years (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2 (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Recognising and Preventing FGM (added 07/05/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 07/05/2019)
- Marriage Certificate (added 07/05/2019)
- Training Certificate: Making and Using Story Sacks for Family Learning (added 07/05/2019)
- DBS Check (added 07/05/2019)
- UK Passport (added 07/05/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 06/05/2019)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 06/05/2019)
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My son has been with Patricia since he was 10months old. I felt being cared for by a childminder was the best option for him as he was not yet walking and needed extra attention a nursery could not offer.
He is now 2 years old and has developed into a loving, confident and clever boy thanks to Patricia’s love and care.
She is excellent with all the children she cares for and makes them feel part of a big family so my child always felt secure.
Returning to work knowing my son was in her care was a great peace of mind.
He regularly attended different classes with her so developed good social skills. Patricia is also very creative with the various activities she arranges for the children to do at her home- it is a great environment for your child to be in to thrive, learn and grow.
I cannot rate her highly enough!
My children have been cared for by Patricia for years now. She has proven to be dedicated and loving towards my children and myself. Her home is clean and tidy with plenty of toys for children of different ages as well as a lovely garden space where they children can play safely. She has been very adaptable and accommodating with my shift patterns and ensures the children are happy, settled and comfortable as possible when I’m on a very early release late shifts.
She always provides freshly cooked healthy meals and snacks, often sending thief meals home with them if they didn’t eat, which took a load off of my shoulders after working long shifts. She encourages children to be independent and gives small age appropriate responsibilities which my children have throughly enjoyed and takes pride in.
Patricia provides a wide range of creative activities and games for the children. Patricia runs a play group and messy play session twice a week which my youngest attends and absolutely loves. Patricia has encouraged both children to explore, get messy, and not to be afraid to try new things. She spends a lot of time with them outdoors and takes them on outings to the museums, farms and even to the seaside.
I love the online system she uses to track the children’s learning and development. I have access to it at all times as I can view it via the app and the internet suit. I also get photos, videos and messages throughout the day to keep me abreast on how and what the children are doing.
I haven been able to concentrate at work knowing that both of my children are well looked after. I couldn’t ask for a better person to care for my children.
My daughter has been looking after my daughter since January 2020 when she turned one year old. I was nervous about sending my daughter to a childminder at first, but everything has gone so well and we couldn't be happier with Patricia's care. Patricia provides a range of stimulating activities, including messy play, outdoor activities in the garden and outings for my daughter to enjoy and she loves playing with Patricia's son and daughter. Her setting is fantastic with plenty of fun toys and a garden with different activities set up. Patricia provides home-cooked meals and healthy snacks. We are moving to a new area and are extremely sad for my daughter to leave Patricia as she has been a wonderful childminder for my daughter!
Our children J and E have been settled with Patricia since 2016 from when they were babies. They are now 3 and 5 and are thriving. Not only are they very well cared for, they are stimulated with a range of fun activities that Patricia arranges for them, E goes to a music class and J to Karate. As a Nursery Room Leader prior to setting up her own business, Patricia is an extremely experienced childminder with an outstanding reputation locally. We are so happy to have been recommended to use her services and our children have also learnt so much as well as being nurtured whilst in her care. we also get lots of photos and short videos so we get to see what J and E have been doing during the day, which is wonderful.
Tricia is amazing
She had LM from age 2 to 3
LM was a very shy non confident little girl.
Since being with Tricia she has blossomed into a confident chatty three year old.
She has learnt numbers colours afphabet and many other skills whilst in Tricias care.
We could not of asked for better child care
We will miss LM going to Tricias and LM asking if she’s going to Tricias.
We wish Tricia all the very best for the future and hope to meet up in the school holidays.
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