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Childminder in Collingbourn

Babysitter in Collingbourn

5 stars

Female Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 02 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
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
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi, my name is Shell, im a qualified and Ofsted reqistered Childminder.

I have 3 children of my own, 2 girls aged 20 & 13 and a boy whos 16. I have 2 family dogs which are very friendly. i am happily married and have been for 20 years.

I do not smoke and pride myself on a clean and family friendly setting.

I offer a wide range of educational and fun activities to suit all children. i also offered a secure outside play area with play equipment, with new addition of undercover play area.

I provide full and part time childcare for both children and babies. i also offer before and after school runs/care.

school holiday spaces available.

I live in Collingborne Kingston, Aughton SN8 3SB

My Experience

I have work for 12 years in military run children settings, i also have 3 children of my own and have looked after many others.

i have been a childminder for 7 years.

I have worked with families and children through Home-Start.

My Qualifications

OFSTED and PACEY registered

DBS checked

Paediatric first aid

emergancey first aid

food safety and hygiene for catering

My Availability

spaces available for all ages

monday to friday all year round.

school runs for kiwi school Bulford

normal working hours are 7:00 am to 18:00pm but i can be flexible.

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Last Updated: 18/07/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4.00 inc. lunch and snacks

discount for multiple children

juice and snacks provided.

babysitting rate £5 p/h

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 shell. 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.

Shell has been caring for both my sons since October and I cannot fault her . My eldest son didn't speak really but in a few weeks shell had him chatting away building his confidence to talk to people and start to ask for things. He's now achieving to his age.
Shells house is amazing I don't think I can name a toy she doesn't have and if there's one your child likes she does her best to provide it. They always have plenty to eat and drink whilst with shell my youngest loves food and is always eating but she provides healthy snacks for him to pick at through the day.
I have needed advice with my sons and shell is great to give any she can. The setting shell has is a home from home and the children play like family just as she treats them.
I cannot fault her she's a star for us !!

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by Avatar for Bethany Bethany about Avatar for shell shell on 08/06/2017

Our son has been going to Shells for almost a year and I can honestly say that her house is his favourite place to be!

After spending 9 months with another child minder where he simply didn't settle and couldn't wait to leave at the end of the day, we now have trouble getting him to come home because he is having so much fun. Shell has a great set-up both indoors and outdoors that simply has to be seen to be believed. The level of play based learning and trips out into the community is outstanding and every day is planned in advance to maximise their time together.

Regular progress reports and updates at the end of each day let you know just how well your little ones are progressing.

We couldn't have wished for a better or more suited person to mind our child and frankly couldn't recommend Shell highly enough. It's obvious that Shell loves her work as it shines through in her care and passion for the children's development.

Anyone considering contacting Shell about their child care needs should stop wondering and pick up the phone. It will be the best decision you make for you and your child!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Chris s Chris s about Avatar for shell shell on 08/06/2017

Shell has been caring for my son, on our first visit my son instantly felt comfortable there. Shell provides a safe, nurturing environment and I'd highly recommend Shell to any parent looking for care. My other son is going to Shell in September, and I know he will be cared for and nurtured there. Highly recommended childminder.

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by Avatar for vikwik21 vikwik21 about Avatar for shell shell on 26/07/2016

My little boy absolutely loves Shell! I honestly cannot fault her, she is amazing with him and is always teaching them new things and taking them out to different places. My little boy was very shy and quite clingy when he first went, but Shell helped him through it and now he's talking so much more and is the happiest little boy! Everytime we get in the car he's wanting to go to her house, he's always asking after her :-)
Shell has sooo many activities for them in the house too, the garden is its own play park with everything your little one needs!

I would 100% recommend Shell to everyone, she provides everything they need and so much more.

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by Avatar for ToniD ToniD about Avatar for shell shell on 26/07/2016

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