5 stars (3)

Childminder in Heanor

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 27 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hi I am i am 40 and have run my own childminding buisness since October 2013. I received an Ofsted 'good' rating in April 2014 and September 2017.I have one child age 7. I live with my long term partner lee and I completed my CACHE level 3 childcare diploma in children and young people's work force in May 15.

I already hold my CACHE diploma unit in childminding.

I am currently working towards a CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant with SEN.

We live in our own semi detached house on Douglas Avenue, inbetween Heanor and Loscoe and we have a large garden.

My Experience

I will provide a warm safe friendly home environment with a family atmosphere in which children can feel valued, can play, learn and develop. I use a lovely bright playroom in my conservatory. Children will receive a lot of individual attention whilst having interaction with others. We regularly visit playgroups, soft play, library, leisure centre, surestarts centres, parks and country parks and I work closely with other childminders in my area.

I have been child minding since November 2013 and received a good rating by Ofsted in April 14 and September 17.

From September 18 I will be offering wrap around care and school holidays only for children aged 2-12.

I work in a preschool 8.30-12 3 days and until 3 two days, but can offer afternoon sessions 12.30-5.30 Thur Fri, as this fits around my job and after school commitments

My Qualifications

Basic Induction and Registration 12 week course including child development, health and safety and safe guarding.

Pediatric first aid (Renewed every 3 years)

Cache diploma in child minding

Every child's a talker

Additional needs

EYFS small steps training

Henry food course

Makaton course (March 17)

Elklan lets Talk with the under 5's (March 17)

Heuristic play I made a Unicorn (August 18)

A good place to be two (August 18)

NVQ level 3 in catering and hospitality (inclusive of food hygiene)

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare( children and young people's workforce) including units on babies and additional needs

My Availability

Term time

Monday-Friday 7.00am-8.00am ( drop at Howitt breakfast club)


School holidays


I take childcare vouchers

I cover Howitt Nursery and Primary School

After school vacancies available daily

inclusive of breakfast and a teatime snack

(Please provide a drinks bottle and packed lunch)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.75 per hour

All prices are inclusive of breakfast, snack tea, drinks and outings.

Age 2-5 7.30-5.30 £35

7.30-12.30 or 12.30-5.30 £18

EYFS Afternoon session 1.30-5.30 £15

All other hours £4 per hour at a minimum of 5 hours.

5.30-6.00pm £3 per half hour.

Before school 7.00-8.00 (drop at Howitt Breakfast club) £4

After school 3.30-5.30 £7.50 inclusive of snack tea.

school holiday rate 5+ 7.30-5.30 £35

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


Below are the latest reviews for Cheeky m. 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.

As a first time mum the thought of going back to work and leaving my baby filled me with dread. Rachel completely understood this and made every effort to ensure both myself and my baby were 100% happy before the time came. We had several settling sessions which we did over a number of weeks before hand and Rachel let me take them at my own pace making the transition to return to work much less stressful for me and baby!
Billy loves his time with Rachel and the other children who are all fab. Everyweek Rachel organises different activities and outings for them all, centered around learning and development and is equally well equipped for 'free play' at home. She is always thinking of new projects to do with the children and coming up with new ideas!
She goes out of her way to ensure each childs needs are met and often when we go around theres new nutrious foods in the fridge for Billy to try with her.
Rachel will never 'over stretch' herself when it comes to the numbers of children she has. The quality of the care the children receive is her priority, and as a parent this gives me great comfort.
As a family we feel we have found a perfect match for Billy, so thankyou Rachel :o)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Cheeky m on 12/08/2015

Can not praise this lady enough!!! Her weekly activities and outings go above and beyond any childminder I have heard of. The food is wholesome and nutritious and she is always considerate of children's tastes.
My little monkey can be quite challenging and Rachel has not only accommodated for this but also undertaken extra training to better assist me and Dad with our daughter. She is without a doubt an absolute treasure and has made the transition back into full time employment so much easier, in the happy knowledge that our little one is safe, happy and loved. Well done Rachel!! we think you are simply wonderful xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Cheeky m on 06/11/2014

I was seeking a committed and dedicated childminder urgently and came across cheeky monkey's childminding service. What a breath of fresh air! Rachel was so accommodating, flexible in providing care for my 2 children and
Absolutely dedicated to her role.

The children adore her and Rachel has kept them busy throughout the summer holidays, by organising days out, fun filled and creative activities.
The meals are nutritious and wholesome and Rachel goes to a lot of effort to accommodate to the child's likes and dislikes, choice is promoted and the children enjoy even engaging in learning to cook and bake.

I have felt comforted and at ease when going to work, knowing my children are
With a lovely, kind and dedicated childminder.

She is the perfect Mary poppins!

We as a family would very highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Cheeky m on 30/08/2014

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