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Childminder in Stevenage

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Jan 2018 Last Login Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Hi, we are a husband and wife team working as Registered Childminders in a well established setting within Great Ashby. Many of our families are shift workers and we are happy to work on this basis. We are fortunate to live in an area where we have lots of local amenities and benefit from daily visits to the park or go on muddy puddle walks; we attend toddler groups, libraries and farms. We have two children of our own - a 9 year old son and a 5 year old daughter both of whom love the company of other children. MWe have experience of working with children who have ADHD, ASD and Selective Mutism. We have experience of looking after children with various food allergies. We accept childcare vouchers and offer the 3-4 year old 30 hour free childcare. From September 2017, we shall we covering The Leys and Round Diamond Schools as well as Trotts Hill Nursery. Please do get in touch if we can help you in any way.

My Experience

Natalie has been childminding for 7 years and Darren for 5 years. Natalie has a Level 3 in childcare and experience of working with children and adults with SEN.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Qualified.

My Availability

We work from 7.30am until 6.30pm at night and we can be flexible with parents who need this requirement.

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Last Updated: 07/07/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Available on discussion. We accept childcare vouchers.

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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My son and daughter have attended Nat and Darrens since sep 2017. My son was only 15 months and they made the transition from him being in a nursery so easy. They are a lovely couple who have 2 lobelt children of their own and make my kids feel like part of the family. My boy hardly ever cries when I drop him and is happy to go to them.
As my partner and I work shifts they are also flexible to this.
The setting is also tidy and there is room at the back for the kids to enjoy crafts and play as well as the newly done garden :)
Would recommend!

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by Tilbo267 about Nats Nippers on 22/01/2018

My daughter started going to Nat Nippers when she was 12months and now she is 24months and she absolutely loves it there, to the the extend that l struggle over the weekend to calm her when she realises that she was not going. Transitioning back to work after maternity have been smooth and hitch free thanks to Nat and Darren. You both are doing an amazing job and l will highly recommend you to anyone.
Thanks for all that you do for my little pumpkin. xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Funju about Nats Nippers on 28/06/2017

Response by Nats Nippers on 29/06/2017:

Thank you very much. J is a joy to look after - such a little character! Our house wouldn't be the same without Little Miss J x

Both my daughters LOVE going to Nats Nippers. Natalie and Darren provide a home from home.

They have worked fantastically with my daughter with a sticker reward for good behaviour, which has resulted in her coming on leaps and bounds.

They love going out to the parks, arts and crafts and paddling pool in the summer. I would highly recommend them as a safe, secure and fun space for your children to flourish.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by SarahKot about Nats Nippers on 28/06/2017

Response by Nats Nippers on 29/06/2017:

Thank you! The years have flown by and we cannot believe how much the girls have changed in that time. We have been so privileged to have been there to watch them grow up into such lovely little girls - we are proud of them both and we look forward to continue to watch them blossom. Thank you for finding us! X

My daughter has been going to Nat and Darren for 9 months now, since she was 12 months old. I liked them immediately when I visited, and she settled in straight away. It was such a relief to go back to work after mat leave feeling reassured that my daughter would not only be well-cared for in a practical sense, but also be shown lots of love and laughter! Sometimes that can be lacking in a childcare setting, but certainly not in Nat and Darren's case. Lily loves it there and is always happy to see her 'Nat Nat and Daggen'. They are also very accommodating and pleasant to deal with, and always remember to send everything home with her (impressive in a busy setting!). Can't recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Jo1010 about Nats Nippers on 26/06/2017

Response by Nats Nippers on 27/06/2017:

Thank you so much! L is loved very much and our home wouldn't be the same place without her here! Thank you for finding us X

My daughters have been with Natalie and Darren since March 2014 and the girls are so so so happy there. They definitely go above and beyond as Childminders, They do lots of different learning activities during the day, go out for walks, to the parks etc… My girls are always looking forward to a fun day at Nats’ and Dals’.
We highly recommend Natalie and Darren’s services. If you are looking for high quality care in a loving and secure home environment with all the educational benefit of a nursery then look no further. We have been so lucky to find them, thanks ever so much for everything.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by lcao3 about Nats Nippers on 08/04/2016

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