Hi my name is Rachel and I am a qualified childminder based in Ferndown. I live in a spacious open plan house opposite the woods which we walk in most day. I have 2 teenage children 1 small dog and 3 cats. I am a true believer that children should be out and about as much as possible so most days (weather dependant) we are outside at parks, beaches, farms, playgroups etc. We also do lots of crafts and cooking.
I have been looking after children as a nanny for about 8 years before fully qualifying as a childminder in 2013. I am fully experienced in looking after babies up to secondary age children. I have been ofsted inspected and graded good. I also have experience in respite care for an autistic child.
HABC Level 3 Paediatric first aid
I am available Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30-17:30
I am available for school drops and pick ups at Hampreston school
|Last Updated: 24/06/2022|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
I accept childcare vouchers
I charge £55 per day this includes snacks and activities (special diets need to be discussed )
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Hampreston Church of England Voluntary Aided First School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Parley First School
My Ofsted Inspections
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- DBS Check (added 24/04/2023)
- UK Driving Licence (added 10/11/2022)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding Level 3 (added 05/11/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Level 3 Paediatric (added 07/08/2019)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 07/08/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/08/2019)
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Lovely childminder, patient and friendly. Home from home experience and the children get to explore and visit lots of places thanks to Rachel. Nothing is too much trouble and my daughter always comes away happy and content. My daughter has been with Rachel since she was 7/8 months and I have always felt comforted and reassured that she is being well looked after, whilst having plenty of fun. Would highly recommend.
My son’s been with Rachel one day a week, for the last year. He’s had a fantastic time and loves that each day they go out and do fun activities. Local days out, play group or exploring the woods by Rachel’s house, they’re always doing something and being active. We get lots of photos and feedback each week. George is sad to be leaving to start pre-school, but has loved his time with Rachel.
We’ve been using Rachel since January to childmind my 2 year old son 1 day a week. I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough, she is so kind and caring and Freddie loves going there. They have the most special bond and always wants to give her a big hug and kiss when he leaves. Rachel takes him on wonderful adventures and has been helpful giving advice with his speech and development. She lives in the perfect house which backs onto the forest and Freddie loves her dog and cats.
I get lots of photo updates about what he’s been up to as well which is nice to see.
Thank you Rachel!
Rachel has been amazing for our son. I always felt he was in safe hands and my son loved going to her setting. My son loves to interact and play and Rachel would always take them out to explore in the fresh air.
I’m actually sad he will no longer be attending the setting. She sends you photos after each session so you can see what they have been up to.
She really cares for the children and I would highly recommend Rachel.
I discovered her on this site and I knew exactly what I wanted from a childminder, I went to about 10 settings and I knew from our first meet that She was the right one.
Hopefully he can still attend if she has spaces during the summer holidays!
My little boy has been going to Rachel for nearly 6 months and he absolutely loves going.
Rachel does so many activities with the children and my son is always excited to go and spend the day with Rachel.
He has learnt so much in a short space of time and has really developed.
Rachel is flexible and I can relax knowing how much fun my little one is having while I’m working!
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