***Ofsted graded Outstanding***. I have been a CM since 2014. Since then the setting has evolved greatly into a setting that is largely outdoors based. We are out every day and we even run our own woodland school every other week. I am part of a group that are the first in the country to qualify as Specialise SEN childminders. We work heavily in partnership with parents so that we can move towards goals that are practical in every day life not just for school readiness. Our children achieve well and more importantly are confident happy young people.
16 years experience with 0-4s in nursery/pre school environment.
5 years experience as a Childminder
3 of my own happy healthy children now all over 16
SEN Specialist (trained and qualified)
Children and young people's workforce Level 3
CYOP diploma for home based childcare,
Paediatric first aid qualification
Safeguarding children & Advanced interagency safeguarding.
DBS Enhanced records check (formerly CRB)
Food hygiene level 2
Affects of abuse on children.
I am happy to cover shift patterns at a minimum of 20 hrs per week.
School pick ups and pre school pick ups available.
Term time only care available
Holiday club available
We have a space available from June 2020
|Last Updated: 31/12/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
£4.50 per hour 7:30-6:30 Weekdays
£5 per hour 6-7:30am-6:30-9:00pm Weekdays
£4 per hour overnight care
£10 per hour Saturday 8:30-5:30 (other hours tbd)
£10 per hour Sundays & Bank holidays (closed Easter Sunday)
Ad Hock Care £5 ph (availability not guaranteed)
Childminder holiday FOC
Day & week discounts available.
Minimum care is 5 hour session (except after school club)
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.
Below are the latest reviews for Vikki J. 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.
Vikki provides fantastic care, education and activities for the children in her care. I went back to work when my little one was 9 months old and was a little hesitant in leaving her for 9 hours a day with someone else. These worries disappeared after the first day. Vikki offers a great variety of home cooked food, healthy snacks and interesting themes that the children are involved with, she is very arty and creative and has the little ones doing fun crafty things that they get to bring home. My lounge wall is covered with arts and crafts ranging from paintings to clay models. As the months have gone on my little one has developed a special bond with Vikki and will run from the car to front door ready for her day of fun with the other children. She always comes home happy and shattered from all the activities and absolutely adores Vikki's youngest. All of Vikki's children are amazing with the children as well and I have some great pics of my little one and Vikki's children when on days out. I am updated during the day with lovely pics of them out and about on day trips which brightens my day at work up.
If you are looking for an amazing woman with the patience of a saint and you are lucky enough to get a space when one becomes vacant, grab it with both hands, I cannot recommend Bounce and Giggle highly enough.
Can not put into words how great Vicky is with our little one. understands the difficulties he faces and helps to encourage his goals/milestones. Since being with Vicky his progression has come on in leaps and bounds. With lovely activities each week and plenty of days out she provides a great stimulating environment for those she cares for.
Vicky has been flexible and understanding and always offers much needed advise and support often going above and beyond to help.
With a daily diary I love to read our little ones daily activities and see what he has enjoyed, not forgetting all the home cooked meals! She gives an honest review of the day on how our little one has been which is refreshing.
I can honestly say this is the best decision we have made and would highly recommend Vicky to every one!
Bounce n giggle has not only provided my children with a safe and educated environment to develop in, it has provided me with the confidence to return to work knowing that my children are happy. Vikki is a larger than life character that has taken my children in with open arms. They come home every night,exhausted and happy with their creative routine, often asking when they are going back as soon as they walk in our door. I take this to mean that we have chosen the best possible minder. Vikki has a great level of communication with the parents of her mindees, sending updates nightly and often pictures through the day so that I really feel part of my children's day while I'm at work. She talks about us to the children so they very rarely miss us at all. I would not look elsewhere for my childcare needs and recommend her to anyone who will listen.
Wonderful setting, plenty of activities arranged each week for the little ones. Activities involve local groups and attractions as well as plenty of crafts, exercise and educational fun.
Meals are home cooked with plenty of variety and loads of fruit and vegetables.
Care and attention provided to each child is fantastic with daily updates about progress and involvement in that months "theme".
Support offered for parents to help woth childcare at short notice or offer advice has been a additional bonus too!
Response by Vikki J on 04/06/2015:
Thank you so much for your review. I am alway very grateful to have a career that i love so much. Thank you for being part of it.
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