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Childminder in Bishopstoke

5 stars

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Female Member since Sep 2014 Last Updated Dec 2021 Last Login 15 May 2022

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me


My name is Nicky and I have been an OFSTED registered, CRB checked, childminder in the Bishopstoke area since 1999. Since 2005 I have held an outstanding grade, with my most recent inspection being March 2016.

I'm married to David and we have two daughters, Alex and Chloe. We also have two very friendly cats, Tyson and Milo. We have lived in Bishopstoke for 24years and know the local area well.

I worked as an accredited PACEY network childminder until the scheme ended recently, and I can also draw down the grant for the two, three, and four year old funding. Therefore, I can provide up to 30 hours of free early years education for eligible children.

My house is in a small cul-de-sac with a safe and secure garden
I feel I create a warm , welcoming, home from home, friendly and fun, environment for the children and aim to be an extension of mum and dad. We are always out and about visiting local parks,feeding the ducks, mums and tots groups, soft play areas, childminding clubs, and visiting other childminders so that the children are mixing socially and making friends. We also venture further afield to beaches and country parks. Giving the children many different experiences and having fun.

When it comes to activities, I offer a wide variety for the children and link them to their individual interests. This can be anything from games, to arts and crafts, and themed learning. The children love playing with my wide range of toys and getting their hands dirty by participating in messy play. We always have lots of fun and the children go home happy.
I am lucky that I have a job that I enjoy and two days are never the same.

My Experience

I have been childminding for nearly 22 years and have looked after children of all ages and abilities.

Both my daughters were born prematurely, my youngest born at 27 weeks and I can remember how I felt having to go back to work, even though I was leaving her with my mum, but this has helped me in supporting new mums and babies in what can be a very emotional time .

My Qualifications

Preliminary Certificate in Srocial Care
Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare
Paediatric First Aid (updated every three years)
Open College Network Level 2 Training Course for Childminders
Hampshire Fire & Rescue and Oral Health Training Course
Child Bereavement Support
Child Protection and Safeguarding Level 3 (training updated every three years)
Child Protection and Safeguarding Level 4
Food Hygiene Certificate
Birth to Three Matters Framework
Planning a Play-Based Curriculum for 0-2 Year Olds
Tax Support Session
Early Years Foundation Stage Training
Hampshire Children Come First Childminding Cluster Network
Making It Real - Raising Early Achievement in Literacy
Inside/Outside Maths Language and Literacy
Channel General Awareness Module
Food Better Business
EYE Standardisation
Toddler Training
Autism Training
Positive Relationships Training
Promoting Physical Activity Through Play in order to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Building Positive Relationships With Parents of Young Children

Certificates can be viewed.

My Availability

I work between the hours of 07:15-18:00 but can be flexible.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.40 per hour

£4.40 per hour.

I can provide up to 30 hours of free early years education for eligible children. Please speak to me for details.

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 NickyD. 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 daughter has been with Nicky for the last two years, since she was a year old. Returning to work was one of the most daunting prospects but Nicky was amazing at putting my mind at ease. Nicky is a very kind, caring and approachable lady. Caring for all of the children she looks after as if they were her own, with their best interests at heart.

I love that Nicky welcomes my daughter into her home helping her develop her key skills through play and repetition. It feels like she learns something new every time she goes to Nicky's house.

Nicky's home is a warm, clean and safe environment and has a wide range of toys for all of the children to play with. Nicky regularly engages the children in different craft activities and we often have beautiful cards, paintings and drawings that come home.

I really love the planned days out where Nicky takes the children to socialise with other local childminders. They go to the garden centres, local parks, country parks, the seaside and other local events which my Daughter really enjoys. They are often outdoors in the fresh air. I always know that she is safe and will have a great, fun filled day when she is with Nicky. I can see how much learning and fun she gets from being with Nicky which is invaluable to me.

I consider Nicky as a close friend and I would not want my daughter to be with anyone else.

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

by Avatar for Heather2 Heather2 about Avatar for NickyD NickyD on 28/02/2018

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