My name is Tracey Watson and I live and work alongside my husband Chris, who's my childminding assistant. We've been a childminding family since 2004 and we have a daughter. We enjoy healthy cooking and baking. I come from a nursing background which I loved. We're trained and experienced in children’s learning and development, gained through continuous professional development. We believe passionately about good quality childcare in a home environment. Our home is well-equipped for indoor play and we have a large garden, providing children with a safe and secure fun learning environment.
Our planned curriculum using the early years foundation stage, supports the children's characterise of effective learning through play. The seven areas of the EYFS underpin the children's early development. Every child has their own learning journal where we track their progress while in our setting and share with their parents/carers.
Our parents/carers receive daily WhatsApp messages and photos about their child. We encourage verbal handovers with our families in the mornings and evenings. Our parents/carers board will keep you updated about the children's short, medium and long term planning. Also their next steps. Our setting encourages working in partnership with parents by encouraging home learning with families and sharing the book of the week.
Our activities include music and movement, playdough, arts & crafts, cookery, sandplay, reading, messy play and construction play. We also post letters home, have picnics out, visit local play parks and go on nature walks. These all encourage imagination and language skills and help to build the children's confidence.
We're trained and experienced in children’s learning and development, gained through continuous professional development.
No places available at the moment.
7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
48 weeks a year.
No weekends or overnight childcare.
|Last Updated: 25/05/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
These fees include all the children's daily meals and drinks throughout the day.
All outings and baby changing items are provided, except for nappies and formula milk.
£45 a day 8am to 6pm.
£5 an hour before 8am and after 6pm.
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.
This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.
- Training Certificate: NVQ 3 certificate (added 31/08/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: Mrs Tracey Watson childminder and Mr Christopher Watson childminding assistant (added 31/08/2017)
- UK Driving Licence (added 31/08/2017)
- Basic Disclosure Check (added 31/08/2017)
- DBS Check (added 31/08/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 31/08/2017)
Below are the latest reviews for Tracey. 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.
Tracey and Chris look after my son René as you can see from a previous review I have left.. When Esmé was born the first place I thought of was Tracey and Chris. Esmé joined in July 2019 at 10months old, she settled in so quickly. I felt such relief coming to pick her up to see her little smiley face and I do every day seeing how happy she is there. Tracey and Chris are probably the most organised people I know. They keep you updated daily with all the information you would need and want to know about your child when you are not with them, what they have eaten, how they have slept, nappy news and even how they have interacted for the day. They are already tracking my daughter’s development and ensuing she is on track. They are caring, compassionate and kind. Both of my children are happy in their care and what child wouldn’t be, they eat lovely home cooked food, they have structure and activities every day and Tracey and Chris have opened up their home as a home from home. I wouldn’t want my children to go with anybody else they really are incredible people.
Response by Tracey on 21/10/2019:
Sorry for our late reply Claire.
You know how busy it can be here.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a delightful review.
Its our pleasure to have such lovely people in our home.
Tracey and Chris. 😊
We cannot recommend Tracey & Chris enough! Our son has been in full time childcare with Tracey and Chris since he was 1.5 years old. We feel he has absolutely thrived being in Tracey and Chris's environment and playing with other children. As parents we feel at ease knowing he is in a loving and safe environment. Tracey and Chris have a faultless structure to their day and we have daily updates on what our little boy is eating for breakfast, lunch and supper as well as what activities he will be doing that day. We are able to see his development milestones by reading his learning journal and we have had lovely biscuits and drawings sent home that he has made, which has just been so special. Tracey and Chris go above and beyond by celebrating individual birthdays, Halloween, Easter and Christmas parties to name a few. They really embrace nature and our little boy often comes home to tell us what they have been exploring in the garden; from bugs to birds and building dens! Tracey and Chris are real key people in our lives and we would be lost without them. Thank you for welcoming Louie into your home - you have been absolutely incredible! x
Response by Tracey on 16/10/2019:
Chris and I cannot thank you enough for such an in-depth and beautiful review.
We have loved having all of you in our home and watching Louie hit his milestones of development.
With much love. Tracey and Chris Watson. 😊
Tracey & Chris have been looking after our little girl, 3 days per week since January, when she was coming up to 6 months old. We couldn't be happier with how she's doing! She absolutely loves going there, is all smiles the minute we drop her off, and personally we feel she is getting so much out of her time with them each week and being with all the other children. Tracey & Chris are fantastic at keeping us updated with how she's doing, and have been so wonderful at helping her get into her routine with feeding and naps. You can tell from just speaking with Tracey & Chris, how much they love and care for all the children they look after. It's such a warm environment, and we are honestly delighted that they're able to look after Lily for us. We have been very lucky to find them, and we couldnt recommend them more.
Response by Tracey on 02/04/2019:
Dear Paul and Emily.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. It’s a pleasure having you both and Lilly in our home. 😊
My daughter has been going to Tracy and Chris for the past 3+ years, we only have good things to say about her time spent in there presence , the meet and great , food , activates and hand over are all done to the highest standards, and is a reflection on how seriously Tracy takes the running and professionalism of her business which is a credit to both Chris and Tracy. Although are daughter is now at school she still spends time here during the school holidays and thinks of it as her second home.Thanks for the great service you have both helped us raise our daughter and we will always consider you guys not just as our child minders but also as our friends .
Response by Tracey on 28/02/2019:
We have been blessed to continue to have your family in our life’s even though she’s moved onto full time school.
It’s lovely seeing how much she’s grown and developed from holiday to holiday.
Thank you for the lovely review you’ve taken time to write.
Tracey and Chris. 😊
Tracey and Chris have been fantastic, they make René feel at home. They are meticulous in everything they do. Caring and really give you peace of mind knowing your child is important to them. They go above and beyond. Childminding is not just a job for Tracey and Chris it is part of their life. Their home is welcoming and they are both caring people which I think is the quality you want in someone that is looking after your children. I think they’re both wonderful people.
Response by Tracey on 27/02/2019:
Thank you for taking the time to write such a honest and valued review about our childcare setting. We are blessed to have you all in our home and we’ve loved caring for Rene his such a lovely polite boy and a credit to you both.
Tracey and Chris. X
You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.
If you don't have an account then Register Free now.
This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.