BUTTERCUPS CHILDMINDING - "Outstanding" Early Years Childminder
I live with my husband and 2 school-age children just off Brickhill Road, Wellingborough (NN8 3JJ). I have a dedicated playroom and large garden where we have lots of fun playing, gardening, being creative, playing musical instruments and dancing, baking and so much more (all the time learning of course!!). We access lots of local groups, parks and libraries getting out and about in the community.
I care for 2 - 3 children at a time giving them lots of care and attention (0-4 years). Parents are kept involved and notified of all the learning and development that I observe by having regular photos and updates sent directly to an app on their phone - parents LOVE this!!
Please read my lovely reviews which my kind parents have posted.
Please feel free to contact me and ask about my availability and any questions you have.
NB: please note that we do have a (very gorgeous and adorable) house cat and a puppy.
Registered childminder since July 2010 and rated Good.
Last inspection in 2015 and received an Outstanding rating.
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.
Up to date Paediatric First Aid.
From September 2019 I am full. Please contact me to be added to my waiting list.
Unfortunately I cannot help with care that involves school/nursery runs.
|Last Updated: 11/08/2019|
- Childminding from £4.80 per hour
From £4.80 per hour
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Below are the latest reviews for Victoria. 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.
My little boy has recently started at Buttercups and I can’t say enough positives about the care my little boy receives. He has a variety of experiences and educational activities during the day, the setting which includes outdoor space is lovely. Victoria is very caring, kind and reliable childminder. I can’t praise her enough! Tapestry journal (online communication tool) is very informative and gives an insight into what your little one is up to on the day! We are very happy with Victoria’s setting and the care our little boy receives! Would highly recommend her.
When nursery wasn't working out for our daughter Lola we hunted around everywhere for the right person to take care of her. When we met Victoria we immediately knew that she would be perfect. Victoria is calm, warm and caring and has a beautiful home full of toys. Victoria works with each child individually to understand their needs and further their progress. Lola always leaves and returns with a big smile on her face and the regular updates put our minds at rest while we are away at work.
Victoria has been looking after my daughter for just a few weeks and has already formed such a lovely bond with her. Her home is clean and welcoming and perfectly set up with little people in mind. She serves balanced and nutritional meals with lots of lovely fruits and vegetables, and puts effort into planning activities and trips that will stimulate and entertain her little mindees. Victoria is a warm and friendly person and it’s obvious how much she cares about the children in her care. We are thrilled that we found her, she must be the best out there!
I was so concerned with leaving my daughter (then 1 yr) with a stranger. I searched through 48 profiles, had 4 interviews and still was not happy. I then saw Victoria's profile and subsequently met her. Immediately I was at ease with her, she understood completely my parenting methods (I practice attachment parenting) and that I was an anxious first time mama! My daughter was very relaxed on meeting Tori and the space she provides for the children struck me as a lovely little grotto of calm and fun. There were no pressures at all put on my daughter or myself during the settle in period. Tori was patient and wanted to do everything at my daughters pace. This was 6 months ago and my daughter simply LOVES it at Buttercups. Tori is so careful and considerate of each child's individuality, designing schedules and activities that appeal to each child's interests. They have excursions to local play groups, libraries and parks, do lots of arts, crafts and baking as well as guided and free play and reading. Tori welcomes any suggestions for activities or excursions and is incredibly sensitive to my child's needs. Tori is meticulous in keeping a daily diary of naps, nappies, food intake etc, and also updates the Tapestry profile at least once a week with lovely photos and updates of what my daughter has been up to as well as information on how her developments are progressing. Tori welcomes parental updates about home life on Tapestry too, which I feel is a great way to ensure a strong cohesiveness exists between home and the childminders. I really cannot praise Tori enough! She is professional whilst being personable, always approachable and ready with advice or guidance, welcomes even the strangest of parenting techniques and my daughter simply adores going to play with her Toorweee!! I really do feel completely confident every time I leave her, knowing she is in a safe, clean, challenging environment with someone who cares greatly for her.
My son has been attending Buttercups for nearly a year and a half now and I'm so pleased we decided to send him there.
Victoria is welcoming, professional and reliable. She's a friendly person who really cares about the children she looks after. She focuses on my son as an individual, always thinking about his development and how activities will tie in with things we are doing at home. As a result, he comes home happy and chats about his day (in his own little way), which is lovely.
The setting is clean and I feel he's in safe hands there. Because Victoria is good at making me feel involved in my son's day, I can go off to work without a worry.
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