5 stars (6)

Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

Female 52 years old Non-smoker Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated Nov 2017 Last Login 12 Dec 2017 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I currently have part time space . I am an Ofsted registered Childminder living fairly close to High Brooms station .
I offer a home from home environment within my setting with a spacious conservatory and flat garden enabling free-flow play inside and out balanced alongside outings to the many local parks , toddler groups, woodland walks , library , shops and soft-play center both walking using public transport and my own 7-seater car .
I am lucky to be able to provide a very spacious outdoor play area with lots of activities such as ride-ons, climbing frame, slide, balls and balancing games , water play / sand etc. I have a large conservatory which is used solely for childminding and has lots of age and stage appropriate toys and quiet times in my sitting room with cots upstairs for sleeping babies too. I have games and educational equipment inc. lots of craft activities' puzzles and 'small-world' toys .


I thoroughly enjoy my job as a childminder.

I am registered for the government funding free for 2 years olds and 3-4 year olds ( term-time only spaces ) along with various voucher schemes ( care-4. computershare and Edenred ) also registered for the government tax free childcare .

My Experience

Initially I started out as a Nanny after qualifying as a nursery nurse at west kent college in 1981. I worked at West Kent College nursery ( a day nursery also training student Nursery Nurses ) until I had my first daughter in 1992 and then registered as a Childminder in 1994.

Since registering as a childminder I have looked after countless children ( most I still keep in contact with ) and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.
I enjoy sitting with the children and playing with them as well as all the general nurturing of small children .
I am able to provide up-to-date references of children past and present and of course the contact telephone numbers of the current children's parents so that prospective parents may speak with them regarding my childminding services.

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 7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday all year round.

I am registered for the various voucher schemes ( care-4. computershare and Edenred )and more recently the tax free 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.
I am available for school holiday spaces for August 2017 or any 'ad hoc' / emergency childcare days so contact me and I will see if I can help . I do school pick ups from St Matthews

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Last Updated: 07/11/2017

My Fees

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)

Reviews

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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 Up 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 Up 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 Up 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 Up 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 Up on 30/10/2012

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