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5 stars (2)

Childminder in Send

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2010 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 08 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

We are now open for all children.
Part time vacancy for under five.

Little Stars is a micro nursery in Send. I have been graded 'Outstanding' for my last 4 inspections. (See website link for latest inspection report). I have been registered with Ofsted since 1991. We are registered for the 15/30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds and also FEET funding for some 2 year olds.

My own children are grown-up and I live with my husband who is registered as my assistant. We live in a large bungalow with a purpose-built playroom and outside space, (including a 'Secret Garden') with lots of toys and resources. We live in a safe, private location with plenty of parking, but with easy access to the A3 and Send Primary School.

We get out and about as much as we can to playgrounds, open spaces, woods National Trust properties etc. as we think it's so important that children play outside and can learn about and from nature.

My Experience

I have 28 years experience of caring for children from 3 months to 12 years, plus bringing up my own.

My Qualifications

I have many childcare qualifications including a Degree in Childhood and Youth studies and an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education I update my training regularly and hold certificates in Safeguarding Children, Food Safety Certificate Level 2, First Aid and Child Psychology
I have completed the Quality Improvement Award with the Network.

My Availability

Vacancy for under five from September 2020

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Last Updated: 25/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees and your requirements.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for 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 son has been with Alison for almost a year, starting when he was 13 months old. From the very beginning, Alison and her husband Pete have truly provided a home away from home where I know my son receives the best of care.

Every morning they head out somewhere, enjoying the outdoors whenever the weather permits. Afternoons are spent doing all kinds of creative and fun activities as well as playing in their fabulous garden. All the activities are geared towards aiding the children's development, which Alison monitors and communicates very well.

Alison and Pete have a wonderful way with all the children and are incredibly attentive to all their needs. My son generally can't wait for Tuesday to come round so that he can head back to see Alison and Pete! They have a lot of fun together.

It's no surprise at all that Alison has been rated an outstanding childminder and I would highly recommend her to all parents.

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

by about Little Stars on 27/06/2017

Alison has looked after two of my boys and has worked hard to work around my schedule. Both boys have been very happy to go which is very reassuring. She provides a range of services, including a school puck-up, all of which I will have made use of come the new school year! Highly recommended!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little Stars on 02/06/2016

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