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5 stars (1)

Childminder in Blackwood

Babysitter in Blackwood

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Female Member since May 2014 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 10 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me


Hi I am an advanced Childminder and I have been registered with CIW for 23years . I am also a Childminder for my local authority and attend regular training which is relevant to my job.
I have 2 children of my own aged 22 years and 19 years.
I live in a 4 bedroom detached house on a lovely estate in Blackwood with my children. I am very close to the local school and it's within a 3 minute walk. Blackwood primary is the only school I take and collect children this is either by waking or I can also use my 7 seater car too. I have a well equipped playroom with lots of toys and equipment for the children to use. Children in my care enjoy dress up,story telling, music and dancing time etc. I also take the children in my care to regular toddler groups , out on fun days and walks.
The outside garden is very large, enclosed and safe for play. I have outdoor classroom log cabin plus equipment such as scooters,trikes,sand/water pit, mud kitchen ,playhouse,games etc
Patio area can be shaded with the sun canopies that are attached to the house in hot weather.
Only healthy meals and snacks are provided and are cooked daily and are included as part of my fees. We have a gorgeous friendly Cockapoo and she loves the children.

I am registered to provide overnight care if required.

I am registered to offer 3-4 year old funding and flying start through ccbc.

I am also registered to offer flying start sessions.

Please contact me for more details.
Thank you

My Experience

23 years as a Childminder and Mum.
Previously worked as a respite carer for Barnados and NCH

My Qualifications

First aid
Safeguarding children and Child protection
Risk assessment
Quality standards
Level 2 food hygiene
Special needs
Foundation phase
Community childminding
Equal opportunities
Basic welsh
Cache Level 3 and level 5 certificate in childminding practice
And many more

My Availability

Care provided for children of all ages
Full time
Part time
Before and after school care
3-4 year funding offer
Flying start sessions
School holidays
Overnight care

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Available upon request

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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Below are the latest reviews for Donna 73. 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.

We have been with Donna for a few months for our son who is classed as disabled. Donna has been so reassuring and professional that it allowed me to go back to work (something I was anxious about) as any new parent. Donna has made a huge difference to our lives. She goes above and beyond with her effort and input into our sons care.

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

by Sian about Donna 73 on 22/01/2018

Response by Donna 73 on 22/01/2018:

Thank you so much !! Your review is so kind.
I love being a part of your lovely little family. He brings us all so much joy.... we love caring for him xxx

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