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Childminder in Southampton

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2015 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 21 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

*******Hi, my name is Nicola (Nickie). I am a Forest Childcare Provider and Ofsted registered (Good) childminder living in the Bitterne Park area which is within easy commutable distance to the Southampton hospitals, universities and M27/train stations.

As a mum of two children, I fully understand we all want the best for our children and how hard it can be leaving them at times. I have first-hand experience at realising how important it is to have a caring and reliable childminder that understands the needs of both parent and child.

In my setting, I have a dedicated play room with a wide range of toys and educational resources where children can learn through play. Furthermore, I have a large garden where children can develop and explore with lots of toys and garden equipment for outdoor activities.

As a certified Forest Childcare Provider, children in my care are regularly given the opportunity to spend time in outdoor places by being taken on outings to parks, fields, playgrounds, woodland areas, forests and wild spaces so that they can learn to appreciate the natural environment. I am a firm believer that spending time outdoors has untold benefits for both the children and adults who look after them.

We also have outing 'adventures' to local farms, music and dance groups, libraries etc on a regular basis which incorporates lots of learning and of course FUN!

I am a friendly, open and very approachable person and I try my best to be as flexible as possible with requirements as I understand everyone has individual needs. I provide a safe, warm, homely and stimulating environment for children both indoors and where possible outdoors.

My Experience

*Being a mum of two children
*Special needs experience
*Children with allergies, asthma and eczema
*Assisting on school trips
*8 years First Aid experience
*I attend regular training sessions to keep my skills up-to-date.

My Qualifications

*Full Ofsted registration
*Early Years Foundation Stage
*Enhanced CRB check
*Certified Forest Childcare Provider
*Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare
*Safeguarding Children
*Paediatric First Aid qualified
*Food safety & hygiene certified
*FCCERS training
*ECAT and Signing (Makaton)
*Business class on car insurance

My Availability

7.00am until 7.00pm weekdays. I am also available during school holidays and for occasional overnight/weekend care.

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Last Updated: 05/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please feel free to contact me to discuss my fees and any requirements you may have.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Nickie. 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.

I just asked my 21month old daughter if she loves Nickie ("Niknik") and she said "da" (yes) so there you have it!

Nickie is amazing, she's so gentle and sensitive with little ones when they're struggling (e.g. with separation anxiety). Our girl always has fun at hers. She takes the kids on outdoors adventures and helps to further their development through activities. She uses makaton sign language with the kids, which really helps little ones communicate. She has also been happy to adapt to us using cloth nappies with our girl. I would highly recommend her.

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

by Avatar for JennyB12 JennyB12 about Avatar for Nickie Nickie on 18/09/2021

Nickie is amazing, Louisa went to Nickies for 4 years and she loved it there and she would always look forward to going and when she came home she was always happy. As first time parents we wanted someone we could trust and we saw this in Nickie from the first time we met her. Louisa leant alot at Nickies than she did at home, I would highly recommend her. She is an amazing childminder.

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

by Avatar for Isabell Isabell about Avatar for Nickie Nickie on 21/09/2020

Response by Avatar for Nickie Nickie on 21/09/2020:

It has been a pleasure to have Louisa at my setting, we all will miss her so much, especially her songs and dancing! I am so proud of her now she is starting school, I know she’ll be amazing. Thank you for being such lovely parents to work with, look forward to regular updates and seeing you soon.

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