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Childminder in Rowley Regis

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 03 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

***Monday, Tuesday, and Friday available for age 12 mths or over***
Hi, my name's Julie and I've been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for 7 years, prior to this I was working as a nanny. I love working with children and all the fun it brings!

My family and our home... We have a very happy and welcoming home. I have been married to my husband for 23 years and have two sons, aged 21 and 13. I have a spacious home and dedicated playroom for children to enjoy, with a range of activities: play kitchen, arts and crafts, baking, construction, soft toys, resources for role play/pretend play, lots of books, jigsaws and games, dance and music to name a few, and a separate quiet room for resting or sleeping. I feel outdoor activities are just as important as indoor and have a dedicated outdoor area with a playhouse, ride-ons, scooters, slide, sand and waterplay and games such as hopscotch, hula-hoops, skittles etc

My role... As a childminder I provide a caring home from home environment, ensuring children feel welcome, safe and cared for. I support the children, allowing them to learn and develop through fun and play to fulfil my role of delivering the EYFS. A lot of our day is spent doing child led activities, following their interests with planned adult led time to help children reach their milestones, be proud of their achievements and become confident, independent and overtime supporting them to be school ready.

Your child... To track children's development, I use an online system that enables me to record information and allows parents to log onto their account and access to all their child's records. This allows observations, photos etc to be uploaded by parents also, so we can work in partnership.

Out and about... As well as our garden space, I am close to 3 large parks and aim for children to have outdoor play daily, exploring nature and the outdoors and have access to large playground equipment. We also make visits to local playgroups, the library, farm, local shops and day trips during the school holidays.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like a chat or want to arrange to pop over to see us :)

Location... Between Halesowen and Blackheath town centre - there is a large drive for parents to drop off and collect.

My Experience

I worked as a nanny prior to childminding, and being a mom, I appreciate choosing your childcare is not easy, I too have had the experience of being a parent choosing childcare for my boys, and fully understand the needs of working parent's and will offer a home from home, stimulating, fun environment where children can feel safe, secure and confident during their time with me.

My Qualifications

I have completed all of my Local Authority Training, and further training including:
Delivering the EYFS
Safeguarding/Child Protection
Paediatric First Aid
Early Years Foundation
Allergies and Epipens
Food Safety
Special Educational Needs
Equality and Diversity
Health and Safety
Child Neglect
Characteristics of Effective Learning
I complete continuous training to maintain an excellent standard of care.

My Availability

Spaces available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Opening hours 07.30 - 17.30

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.60 per hour

£36.00 per day or hourly rates depending on requirements.
Opening hours 07.30 - 17.30
Before school: £5 per session between 7.30-9am
After school: £10 per session between 3-5.30pm

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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  • Reference: Certificate of Excellence (added 20/05/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 26/06/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 07/06/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for JulieB. 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.

My son went to Julie's from 17 months old after a failed nursery attempt. I was very apprehensive about a childminder in general and I saw 5 until I finally met Julie. I instantly felt comfortable with Julie, as did my child. Given he is a shy and introvert little boy I knew she was the one for us. That was 2 years ago and since Julie has looked after him as I would, he runs off into her home in a morning and makes himself comfortable. Her home is always immaculately clean and there is so much space including a brilliant playroom, which is full of age appropriate toys. I decided not to send my son to school as he has learnt so much at Julie's I want to keep him there as long as possible. I can't thank Julie enough for caring for my little boy to the exceptionally high standard she does and making him part of her lovely family.

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by about JulieB on 07/01/2020

My youngest son was with Julie from the age of 1 till
He left to start school last September . I cannot rate and thank Julie enough for everything she did, and continues to do for us. Being my last baby I was very apprehensive about sending him anywhere yet Julie made him a part of her family and he absolutely adored going there, so much so he still goes for the odd play date even now he’s left. Julie follows the early years curriculum and I chose to not send my son to nursery as I felt he was learning more with Julie than he would’ve at nursery and this has been proven right now he’s finally in school. My son loved every minute there and I always knew he was safe and loved as if he was at home. The children have the most wonderful playroom and Julie often takes them out to arranged days with other Childminders and also to regular playgroups. I cannot thank Julie and her family enough for the wonderful fun learning environment my son was in and would advise anyone seeking childcare to get in touch with her...Thank you Julie from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us. x

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by about JulieB on 06/01/2020

My son has been under Julie's care since he was 9 months old. I can honestly say from the moment I met Julie my mind was made up. I also chose not to send my son to a pre school as I found he was learning more and developing well under Julie's care. Julie works to a curriculum and makes learning fun with park trips, painting, role play. As well as a loving and caring environment. Julie looks after every child as her own and supports any development needs your child may have. My son was not sleeping and struggling with bed time, with julies help together we helped to get a routine back and understanding of the importance of bedtime. Julie rewards with stickers which are a hit. My son has now also become a lunchtime helper which he is super proud of. Couldn't recommend anyone more than I can Julie. I will also miss her when my son goes to school september, as she's been a huge support to me a first time mom. Thank you x

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by about JulieB on 05/01/2020

My little girl has been with Julie since January 2017 and she is without doubt the most wonderful, caring, kind and loving childminder. My daughter sees it as her 2nd home and absolutely loves being there. The learning and development that Julie provides is brilliant. Cannot recommend highly enough :--)

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by about JulieB on 05/01/2020

Blake started with Julie before he was 1, we were new to the area originally being from London so picking someone was so important! From the moment we met Julie we were at ease Blake is so happy with Julie and her family. Julie has such a calming way with all the children.
She has helped blakes learning and development so well, it amazes me how far he's come. She's always helping them learn through doing fun things, like going to the park, farms and playing in her garden! The environment and setting is lovely.
I can recommend Julie very highly

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by about JulieB on 07/09/2016

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