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Trina
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Childminder in Watford

Babysitter in Watford

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Female Member since Jan 2009 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 16 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Trina, I am an Ofsted registered childminder and a member of PACEY. I live a short walk from Vicarage road ( Hospital side) within close proximity to local schools and have free parking outside my home.

With over 20 years experience working with children I have gained numerous qualifications including NVQ Level 3 in Early Years, hold a current, full DBS certificate, First Aid and child protection awareness certificate and continue to educate myself to keep up to date on all policies and procedures.

While I predominantly care for children from infant age to toddlers I do also provide care to young teens and can provide excellent references.

Day to day activities:

The children in my care have both physical and mental stimulation, obtained through various play groups including Hartbeeps, Creative play, parks, indoor play areas, farms, National Heritage sites, and leisure centres. Each child has their own individual academic and emotional needs, so I always work with you the parent/s to achieve their own personal development goals, which will enable them to flourish in a positive way and also encourage them to meet and socialise with other children to develop their social skills.

On days where we are unable to get out and about , the children get access to indoor activities including - painting, drawing, baking, playing with musical instruments, singing, and learning. With an extensive selection of books, games for all ages, dressing up clothes, arts & crafts, your child will have a multitude of activities to keep them busy throughout the day.

I have a private fenced garden, with sand pit, play house, bicycles & scooters, slides, balls, outdoor play kitchen including a mud kitchen and dining area with gazebo for the summer months.

As a mother myself to two grown up girls, I understand the importance of adequate childcare; it can be a daunting process, for both you the parents and child. I am here to help and will ensure that this transition runs as smooth as possible. Each child has different requirements, whether that be dietary needs, toilet training, nap time or educational support, I am able to provide knowledgeable experience. Parents have always complimented me on the loving and homely environment I provide for their children and my warm and calm approach.

Please do get in touch for further information or to visit.

My Experience

Over 20 years, from looking after my own children, babysitting, childminding and providing short term emergency cover for families via social services.

My Qualifications

Ofsted inspected November 2016 (Good)
Herts quality standard.
NVQ level 3 in Early years.
First aid for Babies and Children updated February 2021
Basic Food hygeine updated May 2019
Safe guarding updated May 2019
Child protection updated November 2019

My Availability

I currently have both Full/Part time availability, for children of all ages. Although this changes at short notice, Please contact me to discuss your requirements to see how I can best help you

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Last Updated: 16/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

I am competitively priced, please contact me for full details.

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

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Good
4 November 2016
12 December 2012 - 2
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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 29/05/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 07/12/2016)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Trina. 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 am soo lucky to have found such a caring and kind person to look after both my young children. I was let down by a previous childminder and Trina was just amazing in accommodating my childminding needs.
I was nervous about leaving my young baby, but the way Trina responded with the children in her care and how happy they were, I knew I had found the perfect match.

Trina has looked after my young baby since she was 5 weeks old. My daughter has on going health issues and Trina has supported me through this and has even helped with my daughter feeding difficulties she was having.

Trina now looks after both my children, my daughter who is now 9 months old and my son who is now 3. Both my children love going to her home and my son does not want to leave which is a good sign. He enjoys all the education games and activities Trina provides for the children in her home.

Trina is one in a million and the only childminder I would have look after my children. I am so happy to have found her.

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

by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for Trina Trina on 19/04/2022

We are so glad we found Trina, the positive reviews on this site are to be believed. We were in the process of moving house when we contacted Trina, and she was very understanding with the uncertainties that come along with moving to a new area.

Our little girl was 13 months when she started, and she had the typical separation anxiety at the beginning along with two molars cutting through at once. Trina did a marvellous job of settling in our child and it is safe to say she loves going now! The children do lots of different activities during the day, and our daughter is always clean, well fed and happy when we pick her up. We were pleased that Trina was open to using reusable nappies and wipes and fitted them perfectly from the start!

We will really miss you Trina, thank you for everything!

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

by Avatar for Naomi Naomi about Avatar for Trina Trina on 04/04/2022

Trina had been taking care of our two sons for the past 6 years. We were lucky to find her when our oldest son was 1 and we never looked back. When we had our youngest, Trina was an obvious choice.
She is so warm, smiley and always with a positive attitude, children warm to her really fast. She has an extensive knowledge of child development and continues to expand on this during her evening classes and webinars. I admire her energy and positivity.
We have always felt that she took time to get to know our boys personally, as individuals and adapted her days to ensure they settle in well. No need to say that it took no time at all for them to feel safe there, us too.
She follows EYFS when planning activities and ensures that they are fun and exciting, yet educational. She takes children out for day trips and cooks healthy meals. Her garden is an outdoor heaven, our son still talks about the bouncy castle she once hired for the children.
Both of our sons are now in the school settings but she is still very flexible with ad hoc childcare, babysitting and weekends. During the lockdown, she was our rock. She followed all government guidance but somehow managed to make it stress free for us and children.
She communicates promptly any feedback or concerns and keeps the record of the learning progress for each child. She follows the routine of each child and builds a great rapport with all parents. She is professional but also very friendly and warm. Her positivity and calmness really stand out and I think that is the reason children love her.
We really cannot recommend her highly enough. She is an absolute star.

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

by Avatar for HeddyB HeddyB about Avatar for Trina Trina on 26/05/2021

My 2 girls (10 months and 4) have been going to Trina since the start of the year, when our previous childminder had to shut due to Covid. We were getting overwhelmed with work and desperately needed someone to help. We were inundated with replies when I posted my request but I am 100% convinced I chose the best option!
She lives in a nice quiet area, with plenty of parking space right near her house for dropoffs and pickups.
Both girls have settled so well there, even though the youngest had barely seen anyone other than immediate family when she started going. Dropping her off she is so excited to see Trina, and I know both are really well looked after there. My oldest has come on so well with her writing, numbers and letters since going there and they go on lots of outings to various parks, to feed the ducks etc. The older children do a large variety of different activities and crafts when there, and I know now things are starting to reopen she has a lot more fun trips planned.
She has also been really flexible when we’ve needed to swap hours around and even willing to work bank holidays if needed!
We’re so happy we chose Trina to look after the girls and I know they’ll both miss her when they stop going.

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

by Avatar for Joanna Joanna about Avatar for Trina Trina on 06/05/2021


Response by Avatar for Trina Trina on 07/05/2021:

Thnakyou Joanna for the thoughful review, its been a real pleasure looking afyer the girls and getting to know you all as a family.
I know the girls are going yo do very well but will miss thrm very much.
Take care
Trina

I met Trina post-lockdown. I was completely frazzled, everything was up in the air and we were in urgent need for childcare... Trina saved the day!

The first thing you’ll note about Trina is how calm and caring she is. The kids just gravitated towards her and I’ve not had one day where they’ve not wanted to go (my 3 yo used to scream at nursery drop off). Even at weekends they want to go there!

They have daily adventures and very well structured days. They come back exhausted and full of happiness.

Parking is great. There is alternative routes to drive to the house, so traffic isn’t a problem.

I couldn’t recommend Trina enough... 5 stars doesn’t do her justice!

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

by Avatar for mokmok2 mokmok2 about Avatar for Trina Trina on 27/07/2020


Response by Avatar for Trina Trina on 27/07/2020:

Thankyou for the lovely review, it was a real pleasure looking after your children.
I will miss you all so very much.
I wish you all the very best in your new home.

Trina xxx

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