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Childminder in Crawley

Babysitter in Crawley

4.8 stars

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2013 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

Hello, I am married with 3 children, Oliver 25, Lucy 21 & Grace 14. I live in Poundhill. I have 20 years experience. I have an EXTREMELY friendly jack russell dog Poppy (11) & 2 friendly guinea pigs. I live in a very quiet close with a garden & lots of toys both inside & out. Our house is non-smoking & is an extremely friendly, welcoming, caring & warm environment. Please call me for more information & thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. :)

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 20 years. I started in 2000 & have looked after many children over the years ranging from newborn up to age 14 years. I also have my own 3 children.

My Qualifications

I have my first aid certificate & have had experience with special needs children. I am also inhaler trained for asthma & epi-pen trained.

My Availability

I work Monday to Friday. I start at 07.30 & finish at 18.30. I only currently work with school aged children, dropping them to school in the mornings & picking them up after school. The schools that I work with are Poundhill Infant & junior schools only.
I am also available to work in all school holidays and on school inset days.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/06/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I charge £6.00 per hour & £3.00 per meal, per child provided. I am also happy to serve food provided by parents for which there is obviously no charge.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 07/06/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/04/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Tracey Tarbin. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

When we were looking for childminder, my wife had a list of key factors. For both of us, cleanliness and disciplined environment were very important ones.
Tracey's place was the perfect choice for us as we wanted a real family atmosphere with proper discipline, good manners and family values. We can happily say that we were 100% assured that our daughter was getting the most appropriate care whenever she was at hers. Our daughter also thoroughly enjoyed her time at Tracey's.

I always liked the way Tracey reported our daughter's occasional mischievous behavior or disobedience with proper care.

It's a shame that due to my continuing work from home pattern (covid 19) our experience with Tracey lasted only few months.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for Kun Kun about Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 09/07/2020

Response by Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 10/07/2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely words Kun. I will really miss you all & hope that we have the opportunity to work together again in the future. Take care.

What can I say other than Tracey has been amazing for my little boy. Louie was having wrap around care from Pound Hill Infant school for just over two years and now only due to a school change he goes to Tracey in the holidays. Tracey is a truly caring person and has all the home for home attributes you could want from a childminder. I previously had an awful experience with childcare but she completely put my mind at ease. She engages with all the children and you can see that all the children enjoy being with her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 29/06/2020

I chose Tracey as she was given a glowing recommendation by my daughter’s Early Years teacher, who had entrusted Tracey with the care of her own children. My daughter has been with Tracey after school for the last seven years - one of the best choices I’ve ever made!

Tracey is an excellent childminder and a wonderful person. She combines the enviable qualities of being fun, firm and fair. You can always trust her to be well organised, helpful and reliable, and genuinely cares so much for the children. Nothing is too much trouble. She ensures they play well together and have lots of fun in her lovely home. The atmosphere is safe and relaxing, while at the same time children are encouraged to show good behaviour and table manners. She takes a lot of care to cook delicious meals that the children enjoy, accommodating their likes and dislikes.

We are so grateful to Tracey for providing a wonderful after-school home. My daughter loves being at Tracey’s, and is so comfortable there that she sees it as her second home and doesn’t want to leave even when she goes to secondary school! She gives her 10/10 (actually it was more than 10!).

I recommend Tracey very highly.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Elizabet Elizabet about Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 06/06/2020

Tracey has looked after both my daughter and son over the last 6 years. She has dropped them off at school in the mornings and picked them up after school, as well as occasionally looking after them on INSET days.

When my daughter started secondary school Tracey was more than happy for her to still go there after school, until we felt comfortable with her being at home on her own.

My son is currently in year 3 and has been with Tracey since he started reception. He absolutely loves being at Traceys house, he loves playing with Poppy and the Guinea pigs as well as the multitude of toys that Tracey has.

Tracey is amazing with all of the children that she looks after, they all love her.

I would recommend Tracey to anybody that is looking for a child minder.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for KCoker KCoker about Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 23/05/2020

My daughter Vaidanshi has been going to Tracy for 3 years after school and is now moving to High School. She really enjoyed going to Tracey's house and loved playing with other kids. Her home is always spotless and very welcoming. In summer they play out in her garden and have a good time. Vaidanshi also enjoyed the home cooked dinner at her house.

Throughout these years nothing has ever been too much trouble for Tracy. She helps and accommodates wherever she can. I know i can trust Tracy & she maintains confidentiality. Tracey has a firm, but fair approach with respect to discipline.

I would highly recommend Tracey & i know my daughter will miss going to her house.

Thank you Tracey for your excellent services.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for sheetal sheetal about Avatar for Tracey Tarbin Tracey Tarbin on 22/05/2020

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