5 stars (2)

Childminder in Houghton Regis

Babysitter in Houghton Regis

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 19 Sep 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

*** NEW! ***Online Bookings for Emergency Childcare

(drop off and pick up at Thornhill Primary School, Houghton Regis, LU5).

Hi, my name is Gratiela and I am an OFSTED registered childminder. I have a 4 years old son called Angelo, and a 2 years old son called Ethan, who are the reason I became a childminder.

I live with my husband and our children in a spacious 3 bedroom house on Hillborough Crescent, Houghton Regis, Dunstable. I have created a safe and healthy environment for children, providing lots of play and learning resources.

My aim is to offer a loving, caring and learning environment for children from birth to 13 years old, working according to EYFS requirements and British Values.

My first priority are the children in my care and I am working under certain policies and procedures.

Daily activities will include trips to the local and surround parks, trips to the farm, toddler groups and library. Home activities will include art and craft, music and movement, blackboard drawings, nursery rhymes, messy play, cooking activity once a week.
I do provide healthy snacks and drinks only.

My Experience

Over 7 years of experience in childcare, looking after children from birth to 12 years old.
Experienced in providing proper activities and resources for reaching the highest development potential.
Experience in working in partnership with other carers when needed.
Experience in looking after children with special needs.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
Cache Level 3 in Home-Based Childcare
Paedriatic First Aid Certificate
DBS Check
Safeguarding Certificate
Food Safety

My Availability

Monday-Friday 7:00-18:00 (£4,50/hour)
Monday-Friday 18:00-21:00 (£7/hour)
Drop offs and Pick ups at Thornhill Lower School
Emergency Childcare: £5/hour (at least 2 hr session)

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour

£4,50/hour (normal opening times)
£5/hour (pay as you go, min. 2h session)
30 free hours and Tax-Free Childcare available
Work childcare vouchers accepted

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 24/05/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 25/07/2016)
  • Training Certificate: Working in a home-based childcare (added 25/07/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 25/07/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for Gratiela. 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.

Gratiela had my 3 daughter for 3 months and was great with her . I would recommend her to anybody and will definitely use her services again. My daughter couldn’t wait to go to nursery here and had a great time .

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

by about Gratiela on 15/05/2019

Response by Gratiela on 24/05/2019:

Thank you very much for the review Grant. See you soon. :)

Gratiela has been an excellent nanny/ childminder for our 2 boys. She did school drop offs and pick ups and assisted with their homework and meals. I highly recommend Gratiela, as she has been very creative and encouraged the development of the boys overall.

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

by about Gratiela on 10/07/2016

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