Our Childminder Bury Service
Angela is a mum of two curious children who runs Curiosity Kids. We run a childminder service is in Bury, (Brandlesholme).
First and foremost Curiosity Kids focus is on learning through play and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths) play activities.
In fact this approach has been proven to develop learning techniques in critical thinking, speech, and investigation. For this reason children gain confidence in their own abilities. Furthermore they take calculated risks, engage in experimental learning, and persist with problem-solving. Equally important they embrace collaboration, and work through the creative processes. Comparatively children that have access to S.T.E.A.M activities are innovators, educators, leaders, and eager learners.
The setting is situated in a detached house which is positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Its has a large enclosed and secure back garden with a variety of outdoor toys. A video of our setting can be viewed here. Equally important are our visits to the community, we regularly visit farms, fire stations, art studios as well as the parks, playcentres and libraries. For the most part we have an open door policy so please contact us for a walk around the setting and discuss requirements. Contact us
Curiosity Kids background
Prior to childminding Angela was in consulting roles for payroll and accounting firms. Mainly in outsourcing Payroll and HR. Five years ago she decided to start working for herself and has successfully ran her own business since then.
More recently she ran science holiday clubs and after school clubs within the Bury area.
She has a degree from Lancaster University, is a qualified first aider and has completed courses in Childcare, Safeguarding, Worry and Anxiety in young children and Food Safety.
Angela holds a full and clean driving licence.
Valid enhanced DBS.
Childminder Bury – Our opening times
7.30am – 17.30pm each day
Closed bank holidays
Our Holidays are as follows 4 weeks holiday per year; 1 week during Spring, 2 weeks during Summer and 1 week during Winter.
Curiosity Kids can accommodate children from birth up to 12 years of age
Childminder Bury – Our Fees
Accept 2 3 and 4 year funded places
Hourly fee – £ 4.50 per hour including food £3.50 per hour excluding food
Meal times included in hourly fee – breakfast for children who arrive before 8am; morning snack at 10.30am; lunch at 12.30pm; afternoon snack at 3.30pm and dinner at 4.45pm.
Full menus available for parents to view, with vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
Curiosity Kids charge by the half hour.
Daily fee – £35 per day
A day is from 8am to 5pm. Before 8am and after 5pm I charge a rate of £4 per half hour.
Weekly fee – £150 per week
Reduction for siblings – I do offer a reduction of 50p per hour/£25 per day /£100 per week for the oldest sibling. If a sibling leaves my care, fees return to the normal hourly or daily rate.
Primary School Children – £14 per school day £3.00 per day to include meals and snacks.
School Holiday Activity Days during school holidays 9am-3pm suitable for 5-12 year olds
Additionally wrap around care during term time for primary school children £3.00 per hour