Let me introduce myself - I am Mandy and I have worked within childcare settings since I was 18 yrs old.
I have always wanted to work with children since I was very young and 30 odd years later I am still doing it and more importantly still loving it!
After completing my NNEB I worked within the social services sector for 8 years, working with families in crisis and children in the care setting, I have worked in the SCBU at the Countess of Chester Hospital and then I worked for 8 years within a unit attached to a mainstream school for children with additional needs including ASD, ADHD and other additional needs. I also spent some time as a detached Youth Worker for WBC and loved my time working there with young people.
I have been a childminder now for 16 years and can honestly say its the most rewarding job I have had, having the pleasure of watching the children grow up and become part of their lives. I have children arriving with me at 6 - 7 months old and not leaving until high school and beyond and still remaining in touch in adult hood. How special is that?
I am married to Barry and we have 2 adult children, one who has left home and the other still here at present.
I am well aware of the difficulties facing parents when choosing childcare, and the importance of finding the right care for your child and trusting the establishment that provides that care. I can understand the fears and concerns that you may have as I too had to seek childcare myself for my daughter and I hope that I can go some way in helping you and supporting you through this process.
My aims and ethos as a registered childminder is to provide a safe and happy place for your child/ren, one where they can learn, grow and develop emotionally, physically and socially, with the emphasis on providing a home from home environment which is safe, stimulating and most importantly lots of fun!
I hope that my home is a place where you can leave your child safe in the knowledge that they are happy and secure and you know that your child's well-being is paramount. I provide a family environment where each child's individual needs are met and provide the nurturing atmosphere that every child deserves. I follow the EYFS exactly the same as a nursery or preschool and tailor it to the individual needs of each child, following their interests and their current developmental steps.
I keep in touch during the day with a whatsapp diary where you will get updates on what fun your child is having and what they have eaten whilst here in the setting.
Working in partnership and building good relationships with my families is very important to me and I encourage good communication so we can ensure the best possible experience for your child and for yourselves
I provide lots of outdoor play and visits to the local area. I have a large secure garden. I provide home cooked food, mainly organic and encourage a healthy diet within my setting.
I collect from St. Wilfrid's CE Primary School and Grappenhall Pre-School.
I have been graded outstanding in the last three OFSTED inspections.
I am experienced in providing childcare for children with additional needs, languages and specific dietary requirements. Please contact me to discuss.
Paediatric First Aid
30 plus years of experience working in different childcare settings
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I have up to date paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding children certificates and continually up date my childcare training with a variety of courses, seminars and workshops.
Availability can change so please contact me to discuss.
|Last Updated: 26/09/2021|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
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Choosing Mandy as my children’s childminder is the best decision we have ever made. I contacted Mandy at a time when my daughter ( then nearly 2) wasn’t settling well at nursery, it was luck ( or fate!) that Mandy had a space and she literally scooped us both up and changed our lives for the better. My daughter ( now 6) still goes after school and I didn’t contemplate anywhere else to send my son ( 3) They are disappointed when we knock at the door to collect them and with the friends they make of all ages it really becomes a childminding family. Mandy provides a safe, secure and educational environment and most importantly treats all children as individuals and caters to their needs and personalities, The world needs more Mandy's and my family couldn’t recommend her enough!
Our son has been with Mandy since starting primary school and he absolutely adores her. As soon as we met Mandy we felt assured our son was in safe hands. She is caring and empathic with the children in her care and creates a family environment with all the children where they learn to build relationships with children of all ages and develop kindness. Mandy communicates if there are any potential problems and updates on all the fun activities my child is doing. Mandy is knowledgeable of children and the school settings which helps to ease the school experience for both parents/carers and children. Mandy also offers school holiday cover which is so useful in the holidays to know my child is having fun in a safe environment with the friends he has made at Mandy's setting. I would highly recommend Mandy for anyone looking for childcare in Grappenhall.
Mandy offers an amazing home from home childminding service. My son was in her care from school age and then when his sister was born we were just so impressed with the care, understanding and how she caters for each individual child that our daughter accessed daytime care from 8 months old. Her subject knowledge and how she plans around the curriculum ensures that the children progress in such a caring environment. You know when you have chosen the right childcare when your children don’t want you to collect them early, as they don’t miss out on the experiences Mandy provides. I would highly recommend Mandy as the service is outstanding.
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