*Only offering part-time at present*
I have been Childminding for many years in the Shephall area of Stevenage and am registered with Ofsted and am fully Insured,
I am reliable, flexible and offer a home from home enviroment .
I have been married for 35yrs and have 3 Grown up children.
I have 13yr old and 8yr old grandsons and 3 grand daughter's 5, 5 and 2yrs
I offer a homely, fun place for your child to learn and grow. I have experience with many ages and abilities with babies and children, twins and siblings. We have fun with numerous activities in a well equipped environment and a large conservatory for a playroom. presently I drop off and pick up from
& Local preschools
*I am happy to take funding *
I attend toddler groups each week, visit parks and 360 Thursdays.
When we are able to return*
We have a large garden with many toys, swings,slide and sand /water play.
We have 2 'very friendly' cats.
I follow the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage for 0-5 yr olds) as required by Ofsted, following and documenting your childs achievements while they are here and helping them to achieve their potential.
I worked as a nanny before marriage and after a few years break from work with my babies I started Childminding.
I have an NNEB diploma and have attended many courses over the years, I hold a current paediatric first aid certificate and courses incl Safeguarding children and others , I hope to attend more courses in the future.
i received a Good grade in my latest Inspection October 18
|Last Updated: 22/10/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
Hourly rate is £5
school rates has a minimum charge for am and pm
My working hours are :
8 -5:00pm Monday - Wednesday
HOURS AROUND THESE MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
My Local Schools
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/04/2020)
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Barbara has our nearly two year old every day and has done for about 9 months.
During this time I’ve been really impressed with her flexibility while my partner and I were trying to figure out ‘what worked best’ and I can honestly say my son has never ever not wanted to go to Barbara’s. In fact ‘Barbara ‘ was amongst his first words :). He also loves saying the names now of his ‘friends’ ( the other children).
Lots of fun activities and receiving daily photos/ diary of what’s happening is a highlight of my day, be it parks, 360, toddler groups (a particular favourite), even the splash park - I will say communication is very good too.
I love the learning journey so far, and I am happy that Barbara actively encourages learning and development as well as ‘good’ behaviour. Approaching 2 may have its challenges I’m sure but we’re confident Barbara will work with us as parents to try and maintain what’s happening at home.
There has been some medical issues and Barbara was excellent when dealing with that and administering medicine. In respect of this all paperwork was completed promptly and correctly.
It’s a real treat too not to have to worry about taking a different bag every day with food and other supplies as Barbara takes care of all of that.
The main thing - our child seems happy there, so we’re happy - simple 😃
I can't believe I haven't posted my review on here before now. I know I have given Barbara a full reference for anyone who is interested which she has and you can see when you visit her.
Barbara was so good with Scarlett from when she was a baby right up until she was ready to start Nursery school. She had her full time and she was always busy and well cared for. She went to toddler groups and other activities and really loved the days when she took the bus into Stevenage with Barbara to go to 360 Play. Barbara produces some of the best journals I've ever seen (and as a teacher I've seen quite a few!) She kept us informed about how Scarlett was doing regularly and was always flexible with anything we asked of her. Barbara became almost like a nanny to Scarlett who doesn't she her actual grandparents a lot because they live far away. She was loved just as much.
I would thoroughly recommend Barbara to anyone who is looking for professional care from someone who truly cares about each child.
We still love to hear from Barbara and her family now a couple of years later and my daughter still remembers her and talks fondly of her time there.
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