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Andrea Turner - Childminder

Monday 07:45 - 17:30 Tuesday 07:45 - 17:30 Wednesday 07:45 - 17:30 Thursday 07:45 - 17:30 Friday 07:45 - 17:30

Andrea Turner - Childminder


I have been established since August 2004 and have worked with an excellent team of fellow Childminders from my home since 2005. Throughout this period I have achieved a BA (Hons) in Education Studies, an Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree and a Certificate in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector. In addition, I have a range of childcare sector endorsed qualifications including a level 3 certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice, a level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare and an NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

I work with a full time Childminder every day and together we have achieved 3 consecutive outstanding OFSTED grades (2006, 2009, 2014). We work with two part time assistants (both ex Childminders themselves) at very busy times and to cover holidays and we have two back-up assistants in the event of an emergency. We are committed to continually improving our practice and provision and we do this by investing in regular training of not less than 30 hours per month. We are accredited by ICAN and the NHS Trust to support children's speech, language and communication and we have level 3 accreditation for signing with babies and young children. We are approved to deliver the 15 hour Free Nursery Entitlement to eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds.  There has been a £3000 investment in our comprehensive 2018 CPD training programme: NDNA's Maths Champions; Foundation Focus' Supervisions for Early Years; Mine Conkbayir's Applying Neuroscience to Early Intevention and Inclusion Expert's Quality First in Teaching in Early Years, in addition to monthly online training with PACEY, Pre-school Learning Alliance and Laser Learning.

After working as a Lecturer teaching the Early Years (Sector Endorsed) Foundation Degree on behalf of the University of Teesside I started my own business delivering early years training and mentoring to the children’s workforce and collaborating with other training providers such as Core Early Years Consultancy. I am also employed as an Associate Tutor for the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) writing training material and best practice guides for its members. I write on all things early years for my own blog site and for Early Years Business magazine, Nursery World online media and Childcare Expo. I am also an early years support team member for a company called EYFS Resources. I administrate a large national social media group for all professionals who work with young children where we share free online training and I do this as part of my voluntary role as Fellow-Ambassador for PACEY.

We pride ourselves on offering a real home from home setting, where the emphasis is very much on safe, healthy and happy children learning and growing together through meaningful, fun and interactive activities. We value the importance of children’s physical and emotional wellbeing and have invested heavily in our outdoor provision. Children have all day access to excellent indoor and outdoor facilities which include a music room complete with recording equipment, 2 roofed and lit decking areas, a well-equipped mud kitchen, garden washroom and a huge selection of accessible resources for children to use in their play. Children have lots and lots of safe and stimulating outdoor space to run around, climb and build dens; to dance, make music and play shops; to play with water, sand and dough; to relax, read and do yoga; to paint, draw and build models. All carefully planned so that children can follow their own interests and act upon their own ideas and imagination.

We have created a healthy and nutritious menu which we review regularly, have approved by our parents and have checked annually by the Children’s Food Trust. All recipes used are trialled by the children themselves to make sure that they’re not only super tasty but simple enough for children to be involved in the preparation and cooking themselves. We have 5 star food hygiene rating from Hartlepool Borough Council, Safer Food Handler accreditation, level 3 accreditation for health and nutrition and we have also achieved the Hartlepool Healthy Early Years Award and undertaken training on food allergens with the Food Standards Agency.

We refresh our safeguarding and child protection training annually and have undertaken home office prevent duty training to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised. We do our 12 hour paediatric first aid training every 3 years and our current certificates are valid until October 2019. In the interim, we refresh our skills and knowledge using our first aid provider’s regularly updated online videos. We undertake risk benefit assessments annually or whenever issues arise, for example, the current debate on the use of plug socket covers. We hold the National Clean Air Award gold status which means that smoking is not permitted on the premises, even in outdoor spaces.

We are offering the extended funded childcare to eligible3 and 4 year olds from this September and we are delivering it stretched over 50 weeks of the year rather than term time only. 

This information has been provided directly by the organisation/ service provider. However, it is still always a good idea to contact them to check nothing has been changed.

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Date & Time Information
Monday 07:45 - 17:30 Tuesday 07:45 - 17:30 Wednesday 07:45 - 17:30 Thursday 07:45 - 17:30 Friday 07:45 - 17:30
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Monday 07:45 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:45 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:45 - 17:30
Thursday 07:45 - 17:30
Friday 07:45 - 17:30

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£5.00 PER HOUR
Other Costs
Half fee retainer rate for school holiday periods
Term time only contracts available
Pick-ups and drop-offs to and from home £5 per trip
Currently accepting all childcare vouchers
Ofsted URN
Age Range
From 0 years 3 months to 16 years

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