Flinders, Cristy Lorraine

Belper Derbyshire DE56 1TQ

About Flinders, Cristy Lorraine

I have been a Childminder for over 5 years and my recent Ofsted inspection (September 2015) was graded Good and is available to view online. I am married and a parent to two girls aged 7 and 15 years. I have a Foundation Degree in Children and Young People, aswell as being a qualified NNEB nursery nurse with over 18 years experience of caring for children aged 3 months - 10 years, having previously worked within a Private Day care nursery, whereby i worked with various ages and i also undertook the role of Nursery Manager. This was a very challenging but rewarding role and one which i thoroughly enjoyed. I am committed to providing quality childcare and learning experiences in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. I live in a detached house, with a secure enclosed garden and small separate playroom. All activities, resources and equipment provided is age appropriate, play-based and planned to support your child's individual development and needs. I undertake daily sensory play activities, sharing stories and advocate the resources of natural open ended resources for the children to use to develop their imaginations, creativity and overall development. I provide breakfast, snacks, a home cooked meal at lunchtime and a snack tea for after school, catering for most dietary requirements. I can accommodate children requiring a rest, or nap during the day inline with parental wishes. The children access the local environment on regular outings including the local park, library, music & movement sessions and the Belper Toy Library. We regularly meet with other childminders and their children to enable to children to socialise with others. I use an online package for my business whereby all parents can securely access information about their child on a daily basis via their laptop or smart phone. This includes information about their learning, development, how they are progressing and what they are currently learning about. I am able to detail what they have undertaken in the day, what they have eaten, any medication they have had and upload and share photographs. It is a secure system which is only accessed by a password system and is used for all aspects of my Childminding business including contracts, policies, permissions, invoices, accident forms and newsletters. A demonstration via a test child is available when viewing my setting. I have attended a variety of Derbyshire County Council training courses and online training courses on various subjects to further extend, update and continually renew my professional development. (Please ask to see portfolio and training certificates)

Additional information from provider

Childminder also able to drop off/pick up from Alton Manor Day Nursery for children accessing the free early education nursery funding. Additional charges may be payable for shorter/ half day sessions for snacks and meals. Please ask for more details Term time only contracts or holiday care contracts available- please contact childminder to discuss.

This provider is registered to provide the free nursery education for two, three and four year olds.

Opening times

Open during

All Year

Opening times

  • Mon (07:30 - 17:30)
  • Tue (07:30 - 17:30)
  • Wed (07:30 - 17:30)
  • Thu (07:30 - 17:30)
  • Fri (07:30 - 16:30)
  • £3.75 per Hour
Age Groups

Caters for the following age groups

3 months To 10 years
Special Needs area of experience

Developmental delay, Epilepsy, Language/communication needs, Allergies/ Epi Pen Administration,

Vacancy notes

Vacancies currently available for immediate starts (April 2018) . Vacancies available from July 2018 for varying contracts. Please contact the childminder for more details.

Schools covered

This provider drops off and/or picks up from the following schools

  • St John's Cof E Primary School & Nursery - picks up Morning, Afternoon
Location map

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