5 stars (4)

Childminder in Stevenage

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 21 Sep 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Rachel and I welcome you to Rachel’s Little stars! I am 33 years old and am an ofsted registered childminder. I live in Stevenage with my husband and 3 children aged 11, 9, and 5. We are a non smoking household. We do not have any large pets due to allergies

I provide a safe and friendly home from home environment for all of the children within my care. Being a Mum I know how hard it is to leave your little ones with anyone other than yourself so I aim to include your children in our family, offering them not only learning, but the encouragement and love they would receive from you at home.

Learning through play is so vital for young children and therefore I will provide a wide variety of toys and equipment suited to all age ranges to support them with this. I will also undertake many age appropriate activities with the children!
I have two enclosed outdoor areas for the children to play in which include a trampoline, playhouse, kitchen, climbing frame, slide, large and small cars.
There are many parks and woods for exploring within walking distance and we will visit local toddler groups, parks, shops and the local library regularly.

My current primary school drop of and pick up is at Giles Infants and Junior School, but others may be accommodated depending on times.

My Experience

I have had many years of experience working with children of many ages in a wide range of settings. I have been working with children now since 2001 when I secured my first job within a private boarding school and have continued ever since in various roles. My main experience is below.

Day Nursery Manager (ages 6wks - 5 yrs)
Baby Room leader in private day nursery (Ages 6 wks – 5 yrs)
Teaching Assistant (ages 4-13)
Live in Camp Counsellor in America (girls age 5-15)
Baby Sitting (All ages)

My Qualifications

I am Ofsted Registered and fully insured.
Both myself and husband are fully DBS Checked.

I have:
- NVQ Level 3: Childcare, Learning and Development
- Level 3 Paediatric first Aid
- Food Hygiene certificate
- Safeguarding Children Training and certified
- Basic sign language and makaton training
- NVQ Level 3: Teaching Assistants
- Level 3: Specialist Teaching Assistant

(I have participated in many training courses throughout my career covering a wide range of subjects and will continue to do this for my own professional development and to keep my knowledge up to date as much as possible.)

My Availability

My setting is open Monday -Thursday.
Term time only preferable but not essential.

Please feel free to give me a call or message me. I am always available to discuss availability times and will try and be as flexible as I am able.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.25 per hour

£5.25per hour
Sibling discounts available upon request.

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

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 31/07/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Rachels Little Stars. 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 little girl started with Rachel when she was 1 and I couldn’t be happier with the care she has provided so far. Rachel is sensible approachable caring and very well qualified. I especially like the way she tailors care to each child and their home routine which made settling in very smooth and reassuring. She is genuinely interested in each child’s different charecteristics and the family home setting with lots of love is exactly the environment that I wanted when I looked for a childminder. I trust her completely, she always puts the children first, has a very clean and tidy home lovely toys and up to date equipment eg car seats. She is also very helpful and has gone out of her way to help when she can/provide flexibility which has been invaluable to me as a shift worker. Great communication provides daily updates including lovely photos, in depth monitoring of progress and learning and a joint approach with any issues that arise. I would highly recommend Rachel’s little stars.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by about Rachels Little Stars on 04/10/2018

Rachel is one of the best childminders around after meeting quite a few. I am a teacher and have high expectations and Rachel constantly surpasses them. She is highly qualified, vigilant and organised. She cares about my child’s development and constantly updates us with beautiful videos and pictures of him smiling and laughing. I am delighted to have found her and constantly feel safe in the knowledge that this is a home from home when I leave our son for work.
My son loves her and her family to bits which is a huge reflection of her warmth and kindness. I honestly cannot recommend her highly enough.

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

by about Rachels Little Stars on 02/05/2018

Rachels house is a lovely safe clean environment which both my children really love and enjoy. She truly engages all the children within her care making them feel welcome and safe, and her own children are extremely caring, polite and respectful. My youngest daughter often doesn’t want to leave as there are always activities and toys set out which are designed and selected to suit each child’s requirements and interests.

Overall I truly rate her service and would have no reservations in recommending her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by about Rachels Little Stars on 31/07/2017

I can not recommend Rachel enough! The care for the children in her care is second to none! Rachel has looked after my children, of varying ages, on a number of occasions. It is clear that they love going there as they never want to leave and count down the time until their next visit!
The atmosphere in Rachel's house is always happy, relaxed and under control. It is always fresh and clean and very welcoming.
Rachel has strong family values and I feel that her own children, who are polite and well behaved are a testament to the effectiveness of these values.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rachels Little Stars on 30/09/2015

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