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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Brookmans Park, Hatfield

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2014 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 16 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

I am 57 years of age and have been married for 38
years and have a daughter who is 32 and married, a son of 30 who who has recently bought a house with his girlfriend and has moved into his new home. I have a cat called Zola and his age is 14.

I enjoying cooking, going to the theatre, gym and I do like organising things.

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 25 years. My last Ofsted inspection was in August 2018 and I received a rating of GOOD. I am well known and respected in the area and can provide many testimonials upon request.

My Qualifications

First Aid
Child Protection
Safeguarding Children

My Availability

I currently have some spare avaialability and will be please to assist if I am able to.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/02/2019

My Fees

On application.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 28/10/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/10/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Barbara. 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.

Barbara looked after my son from 11 months until he was 2. Initially I was nervous about going back to work and leaving him, however with Barbara he quickly settled in which put my mind at ease.

Barbara is a very warm, caring and fun childminder. She has a beautiful, safe home with great toys for the children. She would take them out every day to farms, zoo’s, parks and soft plays and kept me updated with all the fun they were having.

My son has made some really lovely friends and learnt so many new things being with Barbara which we are so thankful for. My son and I are really going to miss seeing her everyday, but fingers crossed she has spaces available next year for my son and new baby!! Xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Barbara on 26/04/2019

Response by Barbara on 28/04/2019:

Annabel thank you so much in what you wrote about the care for Oscar, it means a lot and fingers cross that I will have spaces next year for Oscar and new little one, which I cannot wait to meat and have a few candles. Xx👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻

Barbara has been my childminder since my son was 9 months old. He is now 4½ and an animated, confident and talkative little boy, starting Nursery full time in preparation for Primary School in September.

I like most mothers was apprehensive about going back to work and leaving my son after my maternity leave had finished. He was very much a mummy’s boy and hadn’t been left before but Barbara was brilliant! She smoothed the transition for me, sending me updates and photos throughout the day, giving me the reassurance that I needed. He settled well and quickly which I feel is a reflection on her.

Barbara is always out and about taking the children she cares for to all sorts of different places from the farm, aquarium, park, music/dance/play groups even the seaside to name just a few. I am so pleased my son has been given the opportunity to do so many things whilst away from me having the peace of mind he is safe and well cared for. He has always really looked forward to his days with Barbara and has enjoyed many summer afternoons helping her husband in their beautiful garden. He has had a wonderful start to childhood with Barbara and WE will miss her very much.

I couldn’t recommend Barbara highly enough, she is a lovely, kind, fun loving person who is full of energy and absolutely brilliant with all the children she looks after. Since my first week with Barbara I have had peace of mind that my son was well cared for, and all his needs were met and this has continued over the years. Barbara has always worked extremely hard to accommodate mine and my husband’s working schedules and has always been flexible when needed.

Thank you Barbara for all you have done you really are one in a million.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Barbara on 25/04/2018

I first met Barbara in May 2016 and felt immediately comfortable in her home. Clean and welcoming with lovely toys for the children, a large garden for summer days and a nice environment.

I was anxious about going back to work and Barbara made me feel at total ease, my son settled quickly with Barbara and made lovely friends with the other children.

Barbara would always text me back as soon as she could if i wanted to check how my son was which made me feel comfortable and had piece of mind throughout the day.

Barbara is a kind lady and very nurturing, my son built a lovely relationship with her and I honestly made the best decision asking Barbara to childmind my son.

Barbara would take the children out to the farm/park/play groups/zoo/beach and always keep me posted on what was organised and if i was ok with it first, my son had some great days out and lovely memories made.

Barbara is reliable and trust worthy, organised and flexible when I needed.

Jodie x

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Barbara on 08/10/2017

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