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Shirley Brown

Childminder in Nottingham

5 stars

Female Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 23 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hi my name is Shirley Brown, I'm an OFSTED registered Childminder. I live in the Risepark area of Nottingham in a detached property with my husband Robert and 2 children. (I'm around a 2 minute walk from the bus terminal at Risepark).

My son is 17, he is at college part time and he is also DBS checked. My daughter is 14 and she attends the local secondary school in the Risepark area.

I began childminding in May of 2007, the reason behind it all was so I could take my son to and from nursery at Risepark and be with my daughter who was 6 months at the time but still be able to a job that I care so much about.

About my property:

I have a conservatory on the back of the house to use as a play room which leads onto the decked and grassed area of the garden. I have a canopy around the side of my property where the children can still play under if it rains lightly so they are still getting a bit of fresh air.

The rest of my property is also used for childminding it has a large lounge and dining area for chilling in and being social at meal times. 3 bedroom's (which are not accessed by the children) and the bathroom upstairs.

I have been childminding for the last 14 years and have cared for lots of children on a short and long term basis, I currently do a drop off and collection school run for Risepark Primary and Nursery School.

Before I became a childminder I was a nursery nurse at two private day nurseries for a total of 10 years. I started off as a trainee and worked my way up to senior of the toddler room. I have experience of working with children from the ages of new born right up to 11+

So I have a total of 24 years experience of working with children of all ages.

Thanks for taking the time to read this x

My Experience

* I have two children of my own.

* I was a nursery nurse for 10 years before becoming a childminder. I have completed lots of courses and update my skills all the time.

*Whilst I worked at the private day nursery's I was able to complete a British Sign Language level 1 course which helped me as I was a key worker for a deaf child for around 5 years from when she started the nursery until she went to school. I'm a little rusty now as i haven't had to use it since I left the nursery in 2007

*I have worked as a childminder now for the last 14 years and have loved every minute of it.

My Qualifications

* I have a GNVQ in health and social care which I completed whilst I was at sixth form college.

* I also have an NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare which I completed whilst I was working at the nursery.

* I have a Pediatric first aid certificate which is updated every three years. (updated DEC 2019)

* I have a Home based ICP which i did before i became a childminder.

* I have completed a safeguarding children course and is updated every 3 years. (updated DEC 2018)

* I have a food hygiene certificate rated a 5 by the city council. (updated in 2020)

*I have an ICO certificate which is updated each year. This is for me to be able to take photos of your children to send over to you or store for development records until no longer needed.

My Availability

The days I have available are always changing so it is probably better if you ring for details. My postcode is
NG5 5DD and my phone number is


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Last Updated: 06/04/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please ring for details, I charge on a daily basis not hourly which also depends on what times you will be wanting childcare for. The childminding rates below are just an idea.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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7 February 2019
14 July 2015 - Good
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My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 07/09/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 07/09/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Shirley Brown. 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.

Shirley is an amazing childminder. I was so fortunate to have her as my first experience childminder and an excellent one. She has been looking after my little boy for almost a year now, since he was 6 months and she has done a brilliant job. My son loves her and together with her family they have become like a 2nd family to him. Shirley goes above and beyond. There are times she has been off or out of hours but has stepped in when I have had emergencies, etc. We don't just drop and pick up our little boy but we usually chat and get a daily briefing. I can never thank her enough and therefore, highly recommend!!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for Shirley Brown Shirley Brown on 01/02/2022

Shirley Has been my children’s Childminder since my daughter was aged 2 and now 12. My son is still cared for with Shirley at present from 6months and age 8 now.
I’ve always been happy with everything Shirley has done for my children and always goes above and beyond to make them and us happy. My children look at her as a second mother and will always hold a special place in theirs and our hearts.
All I can say she is such an Amazing human being that will not only care for your children but treat them as one of her own.❤️❤️

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

by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for Shirley Brown Shirley Brown on 06/04/2021

Response by Avatar for Shirley Brown Shirley Brown on 06/04/2021:

Thank you so much, that means the world to me. Xx

Both our daughters went to Shirley for childminding, Shirley is absolutely fantastic with them both, our youngest went to her from 9 months old, her house is beautiful and child friendly, Shirley kept them both safe and we regularly got pictures and updates day to day, this made me feel so reassured the girls never wanted to leave at the end of the day as they had so much fun, she provided a safe fun environment, Shirley was like a second mum to them, very highly recommended!

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

by Avatar for Jodie Jodie about Avatar for Shirley Brown Shirley Brown on 06/04/2021

Response by Avatar for Shirley Brown Shirley Brown on 06/04/2021:

Ahh Thank you, that's lovely to know you feel that way. Xx

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