Bumblebee’s Child Minding Co. Limited Reg.No. 8188136 © 2012

Bumblebee’s Child Minding Service
Belinda MacGilp
Yate, South Gloucestershire
Mobile:  07769 735667

My name is Belinda and I am a qualified childminder (Ofsted registered).  I have 15 years experience working with children and families in various settings.  I am reliable and hard working and am passionate about providing a fun, happy and stimulating environment for children to develop their learning opportunities.

I live with my husband, Alisdair, my daughter Megan who was born in October 2011 and our one year old Springer Spaniel dog, Bonnie.  Our home is a 3-bed end terraced house with a large fully enclosed garden.  
My husband and I are fully Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked.

I am keen on using local free activities for children as much as possible, and local resources such as story time at the library and outside play.

My Experience

I have a number of year’s experience working with children and families in various settings and have worked in a Nursery in the “baby” room, “tots” room and “toddlers” room..  I co-ran the 2 year olds room in a Children’s Centre and have been a sole charge nanny for various families including the care of newborn twins.  Most recently I worked as an Intensive Family Support Worker for the charity Shelter, supporting vulnerable children and their parents.  Part of this role was facilitating the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parent support programme.

I have also worked for ChildLine as a Volunteer Counsellor which was challenging but incredibly rewarding.

My Qualifications

 BA Joint Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and Educational Studies.
 Accredited facilitator for Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parent Support Programme
 Introduction to Home based Child Care
 Paediatric First Aid certificate
 Food Hygiene level 2 certificate
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