I am a 43 year old mother of an 11 year old daughter. I have lived in Pembrokeshire for 17 years now, having moved from North Yorkshire.
I am a non smoker.
My aim is to provide a home from home environment for children of all ages which is fun,happy, safe and stimulating. I care for all children as I would want my own child to be cared for after all our children are the most important and precious people in our lives. I offer a wide range of activities including home based play such as arts and crafts, baking,role play and lots of various toys for all ages that cover all areas of physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development. I have a safe garden which holds various outside play equipment.
I also take the children on outings such as visiting local playgroups the beach,Library, Park and nature walks. We also attend a sing and dance class once a week and any local events that the children may find interesting.
I have over 20 years experience of working with children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 18 years. On completing college I started working in a private Day Nursery working in the baby room. I rotated around the Nursery and worked with children aged from 6 weeks to 8 years. After two years I bacame one of three Senior Nursery Nurses which gave me more responsibility within my role as a childcare provider.
After four years in this employment I moved to a Special Needs School In County Durham and worked with children with Special Needs and challenging behaviours.
In 2002 I moved to Wales and began working in local Childrens homes with children ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years. My role in this job was one of a house parent, not only did we run the day to day of the house we also looked after the young peoples needs in every manner. Within this job I became a key worker which also involved a more indepth relationship with my key child and organise appointments with Social workers and counsellors etc.
Once my Daughter was born I qualified as a childminder. I have looked after children varying in ages from 4 months to 8 years with in this role.
I am a qualified NNEB Nursery Nurse
NVQ Level 3 Caring for young people.
City and Guilds Family and community Care.
First aid trained.
Please contact me to see what spaces are available.
|Last Updated: 13/01/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
I charge £4.00 an hour between the hours of 7.30 am - 5pm
£5.00 an hour outside of 7.30am - 5pm
Drop off and collect from local school.
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My boys have been with Nikki on and off for close to 7 years. Nikki has been absolutely amazing with both my boys and they absolutely adore her.
Her home away from home setting is perfect, jam packed with fun and so inviting for the little ones.
Nikki takes the children out and about on educational and fun visits and she always offers different fun activities for the children at home.
I for one have put my complete trust into Nikki caring for both my sons and she has honoured that trust above and beyond!
I can’t recommend Nikki enough! You will feel at ease immediately because her way with children is so natural.
Thank you Nikki for the respect, admiration and love you have shown to my boys, we will always be grateful!xx
We all adore Nikki and we don't know what we will do without her.
We love that your are fully trained and are able to share with us all your knowledge. As a parent that works in the field of child development, I am well aware that I can be every childcare's worst nightmare. I never felt that way with Nikki, quite the opposite. We often share knowledge and ideas :-)
Nikki is very professional. She is always up to date with the most recent policies and regulations.
We love that Nikki provides the perfect balance of a small home environment with regular opportunities for the children to socialise in larger groups. Playgroup visits happen regularly. Nikki also provides regular outdoor time, either in her own garden or in other areas for the community. Riley is very active, enjoys going out for walks and exploring outdoor places. This is very important for us as parents. We love receiving regular updates and photos throughout the day. Nothing beats a nice photo or video during our lunch break.
Nikki works alongside us as parents to develop and nurture Riley. From our first meeting, Nikki always cared to know what we do at home so she could support us further. Nikki is always happy to offer advice and support in a way that is not pushy.
Nikki's care is very tailored to each individual child. Nikki has gone above and beyond to help Riley (and us) during the more challenging times, such as picky eating, toileting, speech, and toddler tantrums.
For us, the most important thing, is how much Riley loves Nikki. He jumps to Nikki's arms if we ever see her around Tescos. He talks about Nikki and all the children all the time at home. We even have requests to go and see Nikki during the weekend or every time we are close to her house. We are certain Riley sees Nikki as one of the most important people in his life.
We have come rely on Nikki for almost every aspect of Riley's development. But the day when I realised how much I have come to rely on Nikki was the day after a "not so nice" meeting with Riley's nursery at the time. They had highlighted a number of developmental concerns, which I as a mother, was aware they were there, but was not concerned. I left the nursery feeling that my son was not wanted there and was more of a hassle to them than anything else. I felt pressured to put him in nursery full-time because they kept telling me that having him in two different settings was causing the delays he had. After that meeting, I was a nervous wreck. Working in the field of children with disabilities, I was prepared with a number of assessments and professionals to help. Nikki was able to calm my nerves and offer her support and advice. Nikki filled in assessments for us, offered us an open door if any other professionals would like to come and visit Riley. We decided to pull Riley out of nursery so Nikki could have him 3 times per week. That was by far the best decision we have ever made. Within 2 weeks Riley's milestones were no longer a concern for us. We often sit and say "We should have done that ages ago".
We consider Nikki a part of our family and we will be forever grateful for everything she has done for us and Riley. We are dreading our moving day and we don't know what we will do without a Nikki.
My little boy started coming to nikki when he was 9 months old, was never a problem dropping off, always happy playing no tears! Always sent photos to show us how he was getting on, So good with him as he is a busy boy, thanks for everything lovely! Xx
When my 2 year old son started with Nikki he was a shy anxious little boy who wouldn’t let go of his dummy or blankie! After a few months with Nikki he no longer needed them. He started playing with other children and now doesn’t stop talking! My son struggles with his speech and Nikki would go out of her way to practice different sounds with him and would always give me tips to help him at home. Which I will always be grateful for. They were always out and about visiting different places and attending local groups which my son really enjoyed.
I would thoroughly recommended Nikki to anyone looking for childcare. My sons confidence grew every day in the time he spent with her, he would come home singing new songs he had learnt and bring home different craft, paintings and biscuits they had made! I could never thank her enough.
My nearly 3yr old has been with Nikki since 8months and cannot find any fault only praise!!! Upon meeting Nikki we felt at ease in a lovely welcoming homely environment & new straight away no one else would match up to looking after my girl. She has come on leaps and bounds and is always excited to go. Nikki keeps her busy all day long with exciting educational activities and outings and I’ve a very happy girl at the end of the day. Nikki has always been supportive in are parenting decisions and has offered great advise when I’ve been lost (1st baby)! Communication is excellent with daily reports & I don’t think anyone could do anymore for you :) my husband and I certainly would be lost without her and cannot praise her enough! My LO adores her! We have a fantastic relationship & will be with Nikki for as long as possible. Just excellent!!!!
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