5 stars (3)

Childminder in Southwark

Babysitter in Southwark

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2013 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 13 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hello my name is Diane Brandford-Hinds, I am married, and a mother of two; aged 20 and 16... I am an OFSTED registered childminder since 2005; (OUTSTANDING CHILDMINDER). I live 4 minutes walk from Nunhead train station; with free parking outside my house. I provide a warm, stimulating and inviting home from home care, where children will be loved, supported and feel comfortable to learn, play and explore. I have a child friendly garden and a sheltered decking area that maximise outdoor play area whatever the weather. The activities I provide will be stimulating and age appropriate. I take the children out to local play groups, parks, libraries and other planned trips so they can access the wider community and socialise with other children. I love looking after children and always have their best wellbeing in mind.

At my last inspection (June 2016 ) OFSTED gave ma an OUTSTANDING rate which I am very very proud off. All training, qualification and my OFSTED report are available for viewing.
I am an experiencer driver with a clean driving licence, and I am insured to transport minded children in my car.
Checkable references are avalabe upon request. Please do not heasitate to give me a call to discuss your childcare requirements.

My Experience

I have cared for children since the age of 16 ( as a baby-sitter wish lead me to realise caring is what I love doing best) I have two polite teenagers of my own wish gave me invaluable experience through life journey as a mother. I have also worked in nurseries prior to becoming a childminder, this gave me a lot of experience from different personalities and scenarios with little ones.

My Qualifications

I have achieved a level 3 National vocation qualification ( NVQ ) in children care and learning, a level 3 in home based childminding... I have also completed all the relevant training in line with registration required by OFSTED.

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. I am open during school holidays; Not Bank holiday.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £12.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

My fee is £70 per day which includes all meals and excursions.

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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  • Training Certificate (added 06/07/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 06/07/2019)
  • UK Passport (added 06/07/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 06/07/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Diane H. 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.

I chose Diane as our childminder as our daughter (8mos at the time) felt perfectly at ease upon arriving. She even went into her arms and gave her a cuddle, and this was not usual practice for our little one who was generally shy with strangers. When we arrived at Diane's, after visiting many a childminder in the area, you could immediately tell she was concerned with children's' developments. There were all sorts of toys to stimulate their attention and minds but it always felt clean and tidy. In short, Diane was our only childminder for the last 2.5 years and she was the only one we would even consider to look after our daughter. She has helped raise our daughter who is now 3yrs old and a confident, joyful child. Thank you Diane for all your effort and dedication.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Diane H on 09/08/2014

Diane has looked after our son for the last two years and we could not have been happier. Diane is a caring and very supportive childminder who really focuses on the individual needs of each child and their development. Diane puts a great deal of effort into providing stimulating activities for the children, both in her house and out and about (at the park, groups, etc). Diane also puts a lot of effort into providing a diverse range of tasty and nutritious meals for the children. Diane is also great at communicating with parents.

I cannot recommend Diane highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Diane H on 29/06/2014

As the Gruffalo would say 'Astounding'. If you don't know the Gruffalo, you soon will! I would hazard a guess that Diana is in the top 10% of child minders, in terms of all round quality. Diane speaks to children with respect and patience. She cares and has plenty of love to give. She is flexible, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. She has over 10 years experience. Great Cook, enough though she has never let me try her curry goat. One of Mia's favourites is Diana's Mackerel with couscous. The television is rarely on. Diane provides plenty of nourishing activities which facilitate great development. Work with her if you can!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Diane H on 19/06/2014

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