My name is Hannah and I am an Ofsted registered childminder (operating under the name of Little Hummingbirds Childcare), I work with my assistant Rebecca and Alicia. Before I became a childminder I was registered a nurse. We are based in. Sydney, Crewe. We have a purpose built log cabin in our garden. This is built especially for childminding and allows a more natural environment. The large windows and doors open into our garden allowing free flow in summer. We have cats, rabbits and at Easter we have hatched duck and chicken eggs.
My aim is to provide a setting where children can feel safe, secure, loved and supported. Also where yourself as parents can feel secure in the knowledge that your child’s physical and emotional needs are fully met.
What can children expect?
Working with the EYFS to ensure children receive the best possible start in life, I endeavour to provide all children within my care a unique tailored learning experience which is FUN!!!! I offer outdoor play, messy play, creative play and much much more.
What can parents can expect
I am available to collect from Hungerford Road Primary School and St Mary's school. I will provide a daily diary for your child which consist of nap times, what they have had to eat, nappy changes, and what they have done during the day. I also Complete a learning journey for each child aged 0-5years which is a lovely keepsake log book on how your child is developing and holds examples for your child’s work and pictures of them learning. For the school aged child I offer homework help and school work support.
Ofsted registered Childminder. Little Hummingbirds childcare has been running for 4 years. Ofsted rated GOOD in all areas
Level 3 childcare
BSc (Hons) nursing
A level biology, psychology and chemistry
Level 2 food and hygiene,
paediatric first aid,
HENRY (Healthy Eating and Nutrition in the really young)
various other short courses
Rebecca currently undertaking level 3 in childcare.
Alicia and Chris are currently under taking level 2 NVQ's in Childcare
Hungerford Road school drop-off and collection
St Mary's School drop-off and collection
private pre-school spaces
2,3+4 year old funded spaces
Out of hours spaces
Places on a first come first served basis please contact me to see what our current availability is.
|Last Updated: 24/04/2019|
- Childminding from £3.90 per hour
Please contact me for an accurate quotation to suit your family needs.
£3.90 per hour for a standard 10hour day
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Crewe
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Hannah and her staff have been absolutely amazing Jacob has been going to little humming birds since September and Jacob couldn’t have settled in more he absolutely loves going and is always asking about Hannah when he’s not there would recommend this childminder to everyone hands down :)
Response by Little H on 24/11/2018:
We love having him soooo much and the atmosphere is really different when he doesn’t come! We love to hear that children enjoy coming as much as we enjoy having them!
We have an amazing team here and for that I’m truly blessed. Each one of us enjoys the children and spend not only works time but our own time thinking of ways to support their learning or to support their families.
My daughter has been attending Little Hummingbirds for over a year and she absolutely loves it. Hannah takes them out on day trips regularly which is great for outdoor learning. They also attend regular classes at the library which is brilliant. Hannah is full of energy and fantastic with all the kids!!
Response by Little H on 24/11/2018:
We have loved having her every single time!!!
We do take the children out regularly for ‘real life experiences’. Not only this we love taking them to various lakes and eating picnics!!
The children have loved attending the library each week for a good song a long. This also helps them to interact with other children.
Another session we run are French sessions which again grabs the children’s attention and they really enjoy this. We already have some good French words!!!
Hannah and her team have been looking after my daughter since she was 6 months old on a full time basis. My daughter absolutely adores being there, gets taken out on day trips and takes part in tons of activities. Hannah has been instrumental in her development including helping out a first time mum by answering all my questions! I get constant updates and a daily debrief of what she's been up to and they are always happy to help out and be flexible with our needs. I couldn't recommend these guys enough and they've made my return to work smooth and much easier than I could have imagined.
Response by Little H on 06/03/2017:
Hi Thanks for your loverly review! We have really enjoyed having your daughter and teaching her new things. We also really enjoy where possible taking the children out to visit various places.
We also recognise that parents jobs are sometimes not the usual 9-5 and we therefore strive to accommodate parents working hours, as this could sometimes require extended hours then our usual opening times.
We hope that you daughter stays with us for many years to come :)
Hannah, Becca and Chris xXx
Hannah has been looking after my daughter Bella on a part time basis for a couple of months now. Bella enjoys Hannah's cooking and likes that Hannah will help her with her homework if needed too, which I appreciate as I struggle for time myself with regards to homework. I receive a monthly newsletter with current info on, however Hannah and Chris are very informative if you ever need to know anything. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for local childcare.
Response by Little H on 23/06/2016:
Thanks for taking the time to review our setting. Im glad she enjoys my cooking :) Im always happy to help the school aged children with their homework/spellings where I can, it keeps me up to date as well. Im also very please that you find us approachable as well. i look forward to many more months looking after her
My 2 year old girl started with Hannah last year for 2 days a week and my 1 year old boy for 1 day, I was a bit nervous because I've only ever used a nursery setting before but it's been amazing for them. They are always going on days out and lots of educational fun activities. My daughter has even started counting, recognising shapes and drawing them and is so much more confident than when she started. Before she started she had a very bad fear of animals, Hannah worked with her week by week and we now have a puppy she carries around everywhere with her. Hannah goes out of her way to make them feel comfortable (my son is a bit shy) and they look forward to going all week. I'm so glad I chose little hummingbirds I can't imagine having as good an experience anywhere else.
Response by Little H on 03/05/2016:
Thank you so much for your review! Just goes to show how much your little girl has come on! We don't just concentrate on the 'usual milestones' for children we also try an incorporate family learning needs and goals as well. Working with parents is our upmost priority and I'm glad that your children ares enjoying it here as much as we are enjoying having them :)
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