5 stars (6)

Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 26 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Currently have a Mon Tue Thur space for an over 12mth old .
I’m Trish and am an Ofsted Registered Childminder ‘Trish’s Tiddlers’ living fairly close to High Brooms Station for parents traveling to London ( Tunbridge Wells side ) The A21 is also easy to get to from my house .
25+years experience as a Childminder and previously qualified as a Nursery Nurse / Nanny .I offer a ‘ home from Home’ setting with lots of play and learning experiences using my conservatory and garden for ‘free flow‘ exploring along with outings to the local Parks and soft play and lots more both walking and using my 7 seater car . I have 2 grown up daughters of my own ( the youngest living at home ) and now have a Grandson too .

My Experience

Initially I started out as a Nanny after qualifying as a nursery nurse at west kent college , after having my first daughter registered as a Childminder .

My Qualifications

I qualified as an NAMCW nursery nurse (West Kent college) and completed a diploma in home based childcare .( NVQ level 3)
A valid pediatric first aid certificate ( renewed 3 yearly )
Numerous other certificates having received training in behaviour management, safeguarding children ( also renewed 2-3 yearly ) dyslexia, autism, special educational needs, nutrition for children, makaton and reflective practice etc.
How to implement the early years foundation stage ( EYFS ) including observing, assessing and planning to help children from birth to 5 to develop well and to ensure they are meeting their milestones.
My kitchen has been awarded a grade 5 from the food standards agency .

My Availability

As a home based childcarer I am flexible, however my usual working hours are from 8am till 5.30pm Monday to Thursday all year and don’t mind ‘term-time only’ contracts .
I am registered for the Taxfree childcare scheme.
I have spaces available so feel free to contact me for a chat or further information. My business name is 'Trish's Tiddlers ‘ and I am a Gold member so therefore you can message me .

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Last Updated: 25/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me for hourly rates and availability

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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  • Inspection Report (added 07/06/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Trish. 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 have known Tricia since she looked after my first born in 2007. She looked after him from the age of 9 months until he started school and again sometimes now in the school holiday. She is now looking after my second one since September 2012. I trust Tricia with my children infinitely, I will recommend her to anyone who is looking after a home from home childminder. My children love being with her and ask for her when they are at home! To me she is has become more than a childminder but a friend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Trish on 05/05/2014

Trish has been looking after my son since the beginning of January for 2 days a week and he clearly loves his time at her house. She helped him to settle in really quickly and he now puts his arms out to go to her when I drop him off! He was only 7 months when he started and it has been lovely to see his development recorded in the detailed contact book. Each day Trish records exactly what he has done (including sleeping times and eating) and sticks in photos. I love reading it at the end of the day and seeing the smile on his face in the photos as he plays with all of the toys and other children! Trish has a warm and friendly nature and clearly loves her job caring for the children. She also always makes time to chat things through. I would highly recommend her!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Trish on 29/04/2014

Trish is looking after our daughter for nearly one year now. She is warm, reliable and professional. She has a great house for childminding and a big garden with an amazing selection of toys and books and activities for all ages.
I cannot recommend her highly enough, I have complete trust in her. My little girl is very happy at hers and i couldn't ask for a better childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Trish on 04/10/2013

Trish is a truly wonderful childminder! My son Harry started with her when he was just 7 months old and settled in very quickly. She has a lovely house with an amazing selection of toys and books and activities for all ages. It's very clean and tidy and everything is very organised for structured play and learning.
I would recommend Trish to anyone looking for a great childminder with a lovely home.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Trish on 25/09/2013

Trish provided some emergency cover for my two boys recently. I was apprehensive as I always am, leaving them with someone new for the first time but both boys couldn't have been happier.

Trish connected instantly with them and it felt like a real home from home environment. My eldest keeps asking "When can I go to Aunty Trish's again"! - which believe me is praise indeed from a harsh critic! :-)

We have more dates planned!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Trish on 30/10/2012

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