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 learning through play. The seven areas of the EYFS underpin the children's early development.
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 noticeboard will keep you updated about the children's weekly planned activity’s. Our setting encourages working in partnership with parents by encouraging home learning with families.
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 SPACES AVAILABLE.
7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
48 weeks a year.
No weekends or overnight childcare.
|Last Updated: 09/08/2021|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
NO SPACES AVAILABLE.
£45 a day 8am to 6pm.
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.
£5 an hour before 8am.
And school wrap round Childcare.
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.
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 13/06/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: Mrs Tracey Watson. Childminder. (added 22/03/2021)
- Training Certificate: NVQ 3 certificate (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.
My little girl has been in the setting since she was 7 months old, full time, and we could not have been more happy to be with Tracey and Chris. Home cooked meals, home like setting and a lot of different daily activities definitely helped our little girl to be more confident as a little person. We get daily updates on activities, meal plans and progress on our little girl. She is 3 now and we decided to stay until she goes to pre school, as Tracey and Chris are too good to leave. Both are great people, very warm and caring. They pay attention to individual needs and progression and give advice if needed.
We are very lucky to have a place with them as they are great with kids, very reasonably priced and the children love them. Would recommend to anyone who needs childcare.
Response by Tracey on 04/08/2021:
Dear Katie and Alex.
Thank you for your honest and beautiful review of our setting and us.
We are very honoured that you chose us to care for your daughter.
Thank you for your help and support through the pandemic.
Tracey and Chris. 😊
Unfortunately, I could not get any place as she is fully booked. But she responded to my messages kindly, with patience. This is why I feel even more sorry as I could not get a place. I wish all the best for her.
Response by Tracey on 14/07/2020:
Thank you for writing this beautiful review for us even though you’ve never meet us in person.
I wish we could of helped you with your childcare needs. I’m sorry we couldn’t for the foreseeable future because of being full.
We thank you again for writing this review and wish you well.
Tracey and Chris.
Our little boy has been looked after by Tracey and Chris since September 2018. Tracey and Chris are great carers, great communicators, have great skills and abilities to build trust and relationships with the families, and have huge hearts! I absolutely adore them both. Our boy is always happy and smiley when in the care and I know he receives appropriate attention and guidance for his physical, emotional and mental development.
They are also very flexible and supportive, and work with families to ensure best solutions
I recommend them and their amazing setting wholeheartedly
Response by Tracey on 14/07/2020:
Dear Emilia and Arik.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our childcare setting.
We are blessed to have your family with us and love catching up with you all at handover times.
Tracey and Chris. X
Our little girl who is almost 2, has been going to Tracey & Chris 3 days per week since she was 6 months old. We honestly couldn't feel luckier to have found them. Lily has so much fun when she's there and loves all of the other children who attend. We truly believe that her development is in a big way, down to the time she spends with Tracey & Chris. They have created such a warm and welcoming environment, are always planning fun activities for the children, and just put such effort in to encouraging their development - from helping us with weaning, walking & now talking! They also always keep us updated with how she's getting on, both with little daily messages through to termly development tracking. Lily has benefited so much from her time with them and the other children. We are just so happy she gets to stay with them for a while longer yet. Absolutely couldn't recommend them enough!
Response by Tracey on 30/06/2020:
Dear Paul and Emily.
Thank you for taking the time to write a fresh review for us.
It’s lovely to hear how happy both you and Lily are here with us.
We feel the same way to be blessed with such a lovely childminding family.
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. 😊
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