Childminder in Brighton

Babysitter in Brighton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 10 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Please note the outings listed are weather permitting. It is very rare if we don’t take children out daily. However if the weather isn’t appropriate for all age groups, we may not take them outside if the weather is too hot or too cold for all the age groups. We do adapt our outings in these cases to indoor activities such as The Sea Life Centre, Paradise Park and toddler groups for an example. It is our duty to safe guard all children in our care, at all times, so making a review and judgment about the activities we go on daily that meets the needs of all children.

DEBBY Graded

Ofsted Inspection carried out on the 11/02/2020, awaiting report to come out.

The inspection was done under the current new inspection, which came into effect in September 2019, Which means a lot less paperwork is required now so we can concentrate more on playing with the children.

OPEN 06.30-21.30 7 days a week
Would consider shift work hours, unsociable hours.
SPACES FOR ALL AGES AND SIBBLINGS......... PICK UP SERVICE FROM YOUR HOME AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST !!!!! Lots of Love and a sense of belonging offered!!!!!! I want to make your life easier
How Can I help you?
What do you want to receive from a childminder?

My partner Allan Nanan and I work together. His profile can be viewed separately on the childcare website. His photograph and profile can be viewed. He had worked with me as an assistant for over 2 years. Allan is now an Ofsted Registered Childminder but we still work together and live together. We are unable to provide a photo of both of us on this site sorry, as don’t allow it. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The children in my care have really taken to the male figure in childcare and think he is great and he is amazing with children. He has a DBS check and has his Pediatric First Aid. (Please see his list of qualifications below. He has Nanny experience with very young babies, from 5 months old to over 5's also.

My service

1. I am registered to look after no more than 6 children under the age
of 8 years old, of these, not more than 3 may be under 5 years of
age and of these, not more than 3 may be under 5 years of age
and of these not more than 1 may be under the age of 1 year at
one time.
2. Offer regular outings to the park, local shops, soft play, toddler
groups, I am a very outdoors, fun, reliable person, young at heart
who LOVES her Job.
3. Adaptable to bring up your children together
4. Can care for siblings of different ages
5. Prepared to do drop-offs and pick-ups at after-school activities at
the local schools and near by Nursery’s
6. Care for a mix of different age children
7. Continuity of care available upon your request.
8. I provide educational toys
9. I offer overnight care at your home only
10. Provide a creative and enjoyable learning environment
11. Offer lots of activities to include, reading, outdoor play, dressing
up, Imaginative play and so on
13. I have two small dogs. They are partitioned in the
kitchen for majority of the time, for hygiene purposes with small
children. The children will be educated how to respect the animals
and how to think about good hygiene skills.
14. My working hours are 6.30am till 21.30pm Monday to Friday, all
year round. I do also work weekends.
15. I will give you approximately 4 weeks notice of holiday notice
16. I will give you approximately 1-5 week’s notice of termination
17. Contract Agreements, Policies, Permissions and paper work will
be required.
18. I have a 7 seater purchased from new in 2017
19. I have my own supply of car seats available and pushchairs
to include 2 x Phil&Teds double pushchairs. The children have an
opportunity to wear High Viz, to keep them safe on outings.
They wear hand reins, to teach them to be safe and they are there
to protect them at their age stage development to the best
of my ability.
20. Risk assessments are carried out the risk assessment are carried out by
us throughout the working day, to ensure the safety of your child/children
to the best of our ability.
21. Important Documentation and Information, which lists Motor
Insurance etc. and dates when due for renewal and our driving
licenses can be viewed upon our initial meeting.
22. Regular Fire Drills are put in place to ensure the safety of your
children to the best of my ability, of course age stage appropriate,
to practice with or along side an adult.
23. I use Babysdays which is an online website, which makes me
paperless and enables you to long in and monitor your child’s
development online 24 hours a day. You will be issued a private
pin code for access to your childs details only. I am therefore
24. Babysdays offers so many features and includes information on
your childs Learning Journey, which covers the seven areas of
learning. EYFS. When your child first starts, starting points will be
logged of where your child has developed in these areas and then
you will be able to monitor their development on their Learning
Journey. A Base Tracker can be viewed at a glimpse so you
can see at a glance where your child has secured the areas of
learning and where they are developing. Observing your child we can
also monitor what we have seen your child achieve or struggle
with. We can then write next steps to work with you and advise
you how we can both develop and bring your child further with
achieving those goals. This is done through play so your child will
not know what’s going on as far as they are concerned they are at
play. Invoices will be issued through this program along with the
option of newsletters and messaging each other. A great form of
communication, in my opinion.
25 I offer a mirror settling in, so you can come out with us on our
outings so you and your child can build confidence in what we do
and how we work and get to know us.
26 We use Whats App quite a lot through out the day to ensure the
parents can stay in touch with their children’s day, with pictures
and videos. Which parents thoroughly enjoy.
27 We can offer Flexible Childcare.

Business Issues

1. Eligible childcare for tax credit claims.
2. I do accept childcare vouchers
3. Hold public liability insurance
4. Vehicle insured for business use
5. Household members over 16 have had Criminal Record Burea
Disclosures/DBS. Please note I am also a host family for
International Students, short term only, they don't require a DBS
6. Am Inspected by ofsted to see that I am carrying out a childcare
service to certain expectant standards
7. Outstanding Grading from Ofsted from the last inspection in 2015
8. Offer children activities meeting national frameworks- EYFS

My Experience

My Experience

1. I am a member of Pacey
2. My membership number is available upon request
3. Am seeking further training, to improve and keep up to date with
4. Have had an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure –
most Stringent available
5. Able to offer early years education
6. I became a childminder in September 2006
7. I am a Parent myself
8. I have four children of my own, all grown up and only one is
currently living with me at home, she was born April 2000.
9. I have always worked with my own children growing up. I have
worked in many places, to include a manageress in Horsell village
for a well-known estate agent Mann and Co for over 4 years with
the company. I had worked for years with my children growing up
with Au pairs, friends, family and childcare. I do appreciate from
my own experiences what people are looking for in a childminder.
So with my own experiences combined, with the stresses of work
and finding suitable childcare, we can work together to make your
children and your life as comfortable and stress free as possible.
10. I do take training as an important part of my development as a
childminder to be able to offer the best care to your children and
the families in my setting. This helps me reflect on my practice and
see where I can improve the setting.

My Qualifications

My qualifications

Skills, Qualifications and experience

Certificates gained through training. (These can be found on the wall of the Hall Way and the Play Room)

1. CACHE LEVEL 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare
Overall Grade A PASS IN 2008, consisting of the following individual exams.

T/103/4625 PASS 04/07/2006
T/103/4628 B 30/03/2007
T/103/4627 A 06/09/2007
T/103/4629 A 08/04/2008
T103/4626 A 24/04/2008

(As a part of the above Diploma)

3. St.John Ambulance First Aid Course passed 01/08/2009
Due for renewal 31/07/2012

4. Food Hygiene Course
Pass July 2009

5. Fire and Safety Course
Pass 70% 26/03/2010

6. Paediatric First Aid Certificate 27/04/2012

7, Observation, Assessment & Planning (0-5) 10/07/2014

8, Safeguarding Children: Children in Need of Protection 16/07/2014

9. Supporting 0-2 year olds in the EYFS 31/10/2014

10. Safer Food handler 31/10/2014

11. Supporting 2 years olds in the EYFS 31/10/2014

12. Food Allergy online Training 03/11/2014

13. Understanding the revised EYFS Stage 02/11/2014

14. Schemas & Action Patterns 06/11/2014

15. Building Positive Relationships to work effectively with parents

16. Speech, Language and Communication Development

17. Equalities and Inclusion 05/02/2015

18. HEY - What Childrens bodies need
04/02/2015 & 05/02/2015

19. Exploring my world 24/02/2015

20. Promoting Positive Behaviour in the EYFS 09/03/2015

21. Makaton Beginners 1 & 2
7,14,21 May 2015

22. Balloons, explosions & Ice Cream
11 may 2015

23. HEY - Emotional health and wellbeing
12 & 19 May 2015

24. Paediatric Course
11 & 18 April 2015

25. Completed the Healthy Early Years module on Physical Activity 23 June 2015

26. Channel General Awareness module

27. Healthy Early Years module
Emotional Health and Wellbeing

28. All Together Now – Equalities for Childminders

Achieved CREDIT level

30. Child Protection Refresher Level 2
Edu Care

31. FGM
CPD CERTIFIED 22/12/2016

32. Safeguarding and Child Protection-An Introduction
28 Januray 2017

33. Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

34. Safeguarding and Child Protection-An Introduction
24 October 2017

35. FGM
OCT 2017

36. Channel General Awareness Module

Supporting Children with EAL in the Early Years

38. “Lets Look at” Writing

39. Renewel Equalities Awareness

40. Renewel Prevent Duty and British Values

41. QA LEVEL 3, Peadiactric First Aid

42. QUILT 2018:- Parental Partnership, Home and Community Liason 30/05/2018

43. QUILT 2018:- Aims, Values and Principles

44. Safeguarding – Children in need of protection

45. Literacy and the EYFS

46. Developing childrens numeracy skills

47. Communication and Language

48. Celebrating Childrens Learning Webinar

49. Little Scientists Leading the way

50. Personal, Social and Emotional Development Webinar

51. Sustained Shared Thinking Webinar

52. Early Mathematics Webinar

53. Understanding Leadership and Management

54. Assessment In Action Webinar

55. On the Spot Planning Webinar

56. Attachment and Key Person Role Webinar

57. Webinar Narrowing The Gap

58. Webinar Early Years Inspections From September 2019

59. Webinar Learning Walks

60. Webinar Cultural Capital

61. Webinar The Early Years Curriculum

62. Webinar Vocabulary and Reading in the Early Years

63. Webinar Self-Evaluation

64. Webinar Action Planning

65. Webinar, Preparing For Ofsted Inspection

66. Webinar, Working with Babies

Booked Training in May for Debby & Allan:-

None at the moment

Allans list of qualifications

1. Paediatric First Aid Certificate 27/04/2013

2. Observation, Assessment & Planning (0-5) 10/07/2014

3. Makaton Beginners 1 & 2
5, 12 & 26 /02/2015

4. Safeguarding:-
Children in need of protection
17 & 24 June 2015

5. Understand how to set up a home based childcare service
6. Channel General Awareness module

7. Altogether Now
Equalities for childminders 17th October 2015

8. Paediatric First Aid 27th February 2016

9. FGM
CPD CERTIFIED 22/12/2016

10. Safeguarding and Child Protection-An Introduction
25 Januray 2017

11. Paediatric First Aid Certificate

12. Safeguarding and Child Protection

13. Early Child Development – Foundation

14. Collaborative Working:- A whole family approach V1.1

15. Food Hygiene and Safety

16. Understanding Leadership and Management

17. Children in need of protection. This is part Leadership Training, as me and allan are assistants on each others business. Kidswithallan & kidswithdebby childcare.

My Availability

School holiday and to include SUMMER HOLIDAY vacancies available.
( If you require only the holidays, I do currently have spaces to fill.)

We enjoy outside activities during the holidays as well as in School Terms.

If you are looking for a childminder during Term Time there are currently spaces available, on certain days please contact me for further information.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 14/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.75 per hour
  • Babysitting from £6.75 per hour

My Home and its Location

1. With in walking distance to the local schools, nurseries,
toddler groups, parks and local village shops and amenities
2. Homely Environment
3. Part of the local community
4. No-Smoking Environment
5. Good transport links to the motorways and train stations
6. Spacious accommodation, light and airy for the children to move
7. Moved from Surrey to Brighton in 2012
8. Ready to go out and have fun with the kids, to explore the new
surroundings and toddler groups
9. Refferences available and parents are happy to talk to you about
my services.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Kidswithdebby. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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.

Dylan really enjoys his time with Debby and Alan and gets a lot out of their outings. He is always happy to attend the setting and when his dad takes him in the morning Dylan tends to be really animated when they turn on to their road. Dylan often talks to us about Paradise Park when he gets home on the days they have been there.. he loves the dinosaurs and talks about walking around and always shows us his stamp on his hand really proudly! He loves museums and anywhere he can run around pressing buttons or looking at animals which is something he gets to do quite a lot with Debby and Alan. One of the reasons why we chose them as childminders is because they put a great deal of emphasis on treating each child as individuals and being really caring and loving towards the children. I think Dylan sees his time with them as a second home! Also, they spend a lot of their time outdoors visiting mosques, chapels, national trusts and just being out in nature or running along the beach. Dylan has been with Debby and Alan for almost two years this coming May and he has thrived. We have recently had another little boy who will be looked after by them in September and knowing how happy Dylan has been with them will make it a lot easier for us as parents when the time comes. There are children of all ages at the setting which I think has been really positive for Dylan to learn to be gentle and caring with younger children.
As childminders they work in partnership with us and always keep us up to date with what they and the children are doing as well us keeping us informed of any relevant training they have undertaken. The Sparks videos that Debby creates are excellent and it's really good to see what they get up to. Debby and Alan send us photos and messages throughout the day when Dylan is with them and this is really lovely to see how they are all getting on. Dylan was born premature and I remember when we first met Debby and Alan they were very understanding with his needs and development. They often carried Dylan in a carrier that we lent them because this is where he was most happy when he was very young.

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

by about Kidswithdebby on 17/02/2020

Our daughter has been with Debby and Allan for almost a year now. We are so happy that our friends recommended them to us and that we decided to leave our daughter in their care when I went back to work.
Debbie and Allan work closely together, which provides a great opportunity for Melissa to not only engage with two very caring and loving adults but to also spend a lot of quality time with other children. We love that they are always out and about, making sure that our daughter experiences different environments and sees and learns new things while being safe and loved. She was so small when she started, so it was a bit difficult at the beginning, but she has now formed such a strong and loving bond with both Debby and Allan!
It’s such a privilege to be able to see her grow and develop, which is made easier with all the information, messages and videos that we receive via whatsapp. It reassures us that our daughter is not only safe and happy, but is having unique experiences and adventures ☺

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

by about Kidswithdebby on 13/02/2020

I cannot recommend more highly. From the second we met Debby and Allan we knew they were perfect for taking care of our son who was 7 months when he started with them. Being our first child they took away any anxieties we had about leaving him and truly put our mind at rest offering advise and working with us to get him settled in, which he did instantly.
They offer such variety and diversity to their days, visiting lots of different places and offering lots of new experiences. They take everything into consideration to ensure our son is happy and content. When I drop off and collect children always seem so happy there. Couldn’t wish for any more, feel very lucky we found them.

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

by about Kidswithdebby on 26/07/2019

I found myself in urgent need of some child care due to unforeseen circumstances. I was in a massive panic when I called Debbie and explained my situation. She quickly calmed me down and invited me round to meet her at her home. With in moments of meeting Debbie and her wonderful partner Allan ) who also is a child minder) I knew i wanted to send my little girl to them who at the time was 16 months old.
I know have a 3 month old and I will be sending her to Debbie when she is 6 months as there is no one else I trust enough to look after my baby :-)

My daughter has the most wonderful experiences with them and they are always out and about and Debbie sends me films and updates through out the day which I have asked for.

I couldn’t recommend her and her partner enough. Thanks for looking after the most precious thing in the world to me and which enables me to work and not feel guilty!

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

by about Kidswithdebby on 21/07/2019

Our daughter started with Debby and Allan when she was only 5 months old so we were a bit anxious about how it would work out as she was not taking a bottle and had little experience with other people other than us. Due to Debby's and Allan's loving and caring natures, however, she quickly settled in and now seems to thoroughly enjoy spending time with them and the other children. We are updated with regular messages, videos and pictures which makes the whole process more relaxed for us. We strongly believe that our now 8-month old daughter benefits from spending time with experienced adults, other children, and the various activities (farms, castles, playground, pools, parks etc.) that Debby and Allan provide for her.

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

by about Kidswithdebby on 21/07/2019

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