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Alison Valentine-Higgs

I have been a Registered childminder for over 10 years. I live with my Husband and our two children. We live within walking distance of Wythenshawe Hospital in the Baguley/Newall Green area. I offer a flexible service with a wide range of resources catering for all ages and stages of children's development. I have a secure rear garden, offering a good range of outdoor equipment allowing the children to explore the world outside.

My aim is to get children ready for school nursery, helping them with their personal, social and emotional development, ensuring they are good communicators and have good physical development skills.

I am available from 7.30am until 9pm Monday to Friday. My hours are flexible for parents who need cover out of these hours. I am available to support families needing term time only childcare if needed and I do not charge a retainer for the school holidays. I offer flexible day rates on full and part time places. I accept Free Funded Hours, Childcare Vouchers, Care to Learn payments and college/University payments.

Early Education:- Early Education is provided for children up to the age of five. It gives children the chance to learn and play in a safe and structured environment. All three and four year olds are entitled to receive 15 hours (some are eligible for up to 30) of early education free of charge, some two year olds are also eligible for 15 hours.  

I have achieved my Level 2 Qualification in BTEC Children's Care, Learning and Development and my Level 3 Qualification in CACHE - Certificate in Childminding Practice and recently gained my Foundation Degree in Early Years through the Open University. I continue to undertake training courses to gain more knowledge in childcare aspects and provide the best possible care for the children in my setting. I hold my Certificate of Paediatric First Aid. I have been trained to undertake WellComm screening and I can plays a crucial role in identifying children with potential language difficulties and then support their language development, I completed and passed my level 2 in British Sign Language to help to support children and their families.

Basic Information

Name
Alison Valentine-Higgs
Position
Registered Childminder
Venue address
Newall Green/Baguley
Manchester
Postcode
M23
Telephone
0161 945 0630
07715 797 775
Email
alison.valentine-higgs@ntlworld.com

Availability

Opening Times
Monday to Friday : 0700 - 1800
When is childcare available?
Evenings
February Half Term (1 week)
May Half Term (1 week)
October Half Term (1 week)
After School Service
School Holiday Service
Summer Holidays (1 week)
Summer Holidays (2 weeks)
Summer Holidays (3 weeks)
All Year (Except Xmas holidays)
Before & After School Service
Summer Holidays (4 weeks)
Summer Holidays (5 weeks)
Before School Service
Summer Holidays (6 weeks)
Easter and Summer holidays
Easter Holidays (1 Week)
Easter Holidays (2 weeks)
School pickup
Newall Green Primary School

Special Provisions

Wheelchair access
No
Cultural provisions
Yes - Please contact Alison directly.
Special diets
Yes - Experience of preparation and serving of Halal food. Willing to cater for children with special/additional requirements. Experience of dietary requirements for Lactose intolerance and egg allergy's.
Special Needs Access
Yes - I am willing to care for children with special needs. Experience of working with children with autism.

Other Details

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Registered to receive Funded Places?
Yes
Accepts the following free childcare vouchers
15 Hour Childcare, 30 Hour Childcare, 
Facilities
Trips to local Parks, Garden, Visits to MuseumsGalleries, Visits to Playgroups, Indoor Play Areas, Indoor Toys, Walks, Library visits, Wendy House, Music, Musical Instruments, Out-door Toys, Accepts Childcare Vouchers, Quiet Area, Art andor Craft Activities, Baking, Sand and Water Play, Bikes, secure garden, Books, Sensory Play, Sleeping Area, Soft Play, Songs and Rhymes, Creative Play, Story time, Dancing, Toys, Dressing Up, Educational Activities, Educational Toys, Trips out
Associated Cost
No
Cost(s)
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Other Costs
Contact provider to discuss requirements. Please contact the provider for cost information
Age Range
From 0 years to 11 years
Notes

Happy to discuss any childcare needs.

Vacancy Details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Total number of vacancies
1
Other information
Vacancies available from July 2021 - please ring Alison for more details. Funded places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Who to Contact

Name
Alison Valentine-Higgs
Position
Registered Childminder
Telephone
0161 945 0630
07715 797 775
Email
alison.valentine-higgs@ntlworld.com
Last Updated: 11/03/2021