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Gillian Brownsword
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Childminder in Spondon

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Female Member since Feb 2015 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 10 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am currently full with no spaces expected in September 2022.

I'm Gill I live in Spondon with my 2 wonderful children. I offer a home from home setting where we have an enclosed garden and a large conservatory. I try to be outside exploring nature as much as possible. We enjoy regular groups including forest school, yoga and singing group. We love messy play and craft.

My Experience

I've been childminding for over 5 years.
I'm a mum of 2 and, before becoming a childminder, I worked as a childminders assistant.

My Qualifications

CertHE Early Childhood.
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding
Foundation degree.
Food hygiene
Understanding Autism
Setting up a home based childcare service

My Availability

No space available

Tuesday to friday 7am - 5.30pm

I can accommodate term time only and funded places.

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Last Updated: 05/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4.50 an hour weekdays between 7am and 5.30pm please contact me for prices outside this timeframe.

I accept vouchers, tax free childcare, as well as offering 2 and 3 year old funded places.

I offer ad hoc care, if I have space available, at £7 per hour.

I also offer term time only contracts. Please contact me with your requirements

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
12 June 2017

My Documents

  • Reference: Reference from Tamsin (added 25/10/2016)
  • UK Passport (added 25/10/2016)
  • Reference: Reference from Orla (added 26/09/2016)
  • Reference: Reference from Mr and Mrs B (added 26/09/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 26/09/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 26/09/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/09/2016)
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Reviews

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I've been a parent of gills since 2015. I've had 2 sons grow in Gills care, I'm really sad to be now leaving due to moving area.
If you are looking for childcare you can't go wrong with Gill. She treats all of her minded children as one of her family. One of my boys has a diary allergy and Gill makes sure he isn't excluded from any food item while in her care. Both boys have had experiences I could only dream of giving them while with Gill.Fill works closely with another local Childminder, Sam, and all the children mix well together, making many new friends, it's certainly helped both my boys being well rounded individuals who make friends easily.
We will miss you Gill x

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by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 03/08/2021


Response by Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 03/08/2021:

Thank you so much. I shall miss you all so much! Its been so lovely so see your boys grow and thrive. Its my absolute pleasure to have you all in my life.

My daughter has been going to Gill’s on Friday’s for over a year now and she has come on leaps and bounds in her development. My husband and I feel that Gill is part of our family, she is just so kind, caring and shows a real passion for child development.
We chose to use a childminder for 2 reasons, one that they can accommodate earlier start times than a nursery and secondly because it allows more quality time for the child and caregiver to bond. Gill definitely fitted this criteria!
Gill sends me pictures of their day which i love, my daughter is given a healthy lunch and has a good run around in the local parks.
I cannot recommend Gill enough, she is so passionate about her work and the children she looks after. You won’t regret choosing her to look after your little ones!

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by Avatar for Kallai_R Kallai_R about Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 03/08/2021


Response by Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 03/08/2021:

Thank you so much for your lovely kind words. It's a pleasure to care for your beautiful daughter and watch her grow x

My daughter has been going to Gill for the past few years now and my son also stays when needed in the school holidays
Gill is welcoming , attentive, caring and warm. My daughter goes 4 days a week and thrives in all that gill has to offer
She goes to yoga, Forest school, playgroup, Spanish , singing and to join in with other childminders in the area who treat mine as one of their own. Willow has learnt so much without even realising because she's been having so much fun in the activities set up
Gill spends a lot of time outdoors with the children and willow has grown up to be so independent because of this. She Absolutely adores nature and I love that willow is getting such a varied caring environment inside and out
She gave up her pushchair herself at age 2 years and hasn't sat in one since even on long walks which is thanks to gill and her approach

Willow loves art and messy play and we get lots of artwork to display at home weekly especially during holidays such as Christmas, Easter etc
Mother's day has just passed and I was overwhelmed by the planning , care , time and resources that went into making it extra special for us mum's with many special personal gifts to cherish forever

Willow is the best eater I know! She will choose fruit and vegetables over other foods and this is thanks to gill and her offering of nutrious and homely foods

Willow is such a beautiful soul, so kind, caring ,and clever and I'm so proud ! Gill I thank you for helping to nurture my daughter alongside us x

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by Avatar for Dani smi Dani smi about Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 04/04/2019

I cannot recommend Gill enough, my daughter has been going for a year and a half now and she loves it there, and I am more than happy to leave her in Gill’s care. Molly gets so many different experiences with Gill, and they’re outside a lot which is great. I also love the daily updates and photos. If you’re looking for someone who’s reliable, kind and genuinely loves what they do then you don’t need to look any further than Gill.

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by Avatar for Sian Sian about Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 04/04/2019

Gill is fantastic and lovely

She is so lovely and very caring, my little girl have only been with her since November but she loved it there, Gill Sends me photos of my daughter each day which is so lovely of her to do, and also give me a notebook to let me know what she been doing and what she have had for food, she do a lot with the kids, if anyone is looking for a childminder I will 100% recommend Gill, she have helped my girl grow and learn new things. She is amazing, due to me moving house I have to move Zoey as it where I am going will be to far and I just hope the next childminder to have Zoey is as lovely and wonderful as Gill :) xx

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by Avatar for Lisa Lisa about Avatar for Gillian Brownsword Gillian Brownsword on 18/01/2017

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