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Childminder in Darlington

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2014 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 04 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hi there, Let me introduce myself,
My name is Claire Rocks.

I am an Ofsted registered childminder and recently qualified Relax Kids Coach.

I live in the Whinfield area of Darlington with my husband and our 5 children.

We are 2 minutes walk from Whinfield primary school, local supermarket and bus routes.

My 5 children are aged 5 years, 7 years, 9 years, 14 years and 17 years.

My husband Matthew is my full-time assistant. He is fully DBS Checked and paediatric first aid trained.

I live in a spacious 4 bedroom detached house with a large south-facing garden. Perfect for outdoor play and exploring.

With having 5 children myself I have lots of educational resources and activities to entertain all ages and interests.

We enjoy messy and sensory play. Days out, arts and crafts,. Etc

I provide home-based childcare. Providing a safe loving family home from home environment for children to play, learn and develop in.

Being a childminder I follow the EYFS and Early Years Outcomes to monitor children's developments and progress, as do all nurseries.

Being a mum myself I understand how tough it can be to leave your children when going to work. To make this transition easier for yourself and your child/children I will work alongside you both to ensure your child's needs are individually met and that their safety is paramount.

My personal aim is to provide a high standard of childcare for your child, as I would want for my own children.

My Experience

I have 5 children of my own.
My youngest being 5 and my eldest 17

Newborn through to teen experience.

I have been running my childminding business for 5 years.

My Qualifications

I have completed CYPOP5 course (understanding how to set up a home-based childcare business)

Paediatric first aid

Safeguarding level 1&2

Basic food hygiene

Level 3 diploma in Children's and Young person workforce
Level 2 Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
I am a registered Relax Kids coach

I have also completed a number of online courses provided by PACEY, with who I am insured with, our local authority and other providers.

My Availability

I am available Monday-Friday


I will consider extended/unsocial hours as well as weekends and bank holidays.

I provide full time, part time, term time, school holidays, emergency cover and before and after school care.

I can pick up and drop off at Whinfield Primary school, Education Village, St Bede's and local nurseries within the area.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour for children under school age (0-4)
£4.00 per hour for school children term time
£4.00 per hour for school children during the school holidays

My fees include all meals, snacks and any outings and activities we may take part in.

for more information please don't hesitate to contact myself

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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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/06/2020)
  • Inspection Report: OFSTED inspection 2019 (added 03/06/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certificate 2019 (added 03/06/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 03/06/2020)


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