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.
One full time place for baby/toddler.
Spaces available for Smallberry green school mornings only.
7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
48 weeks a year.
No weekends or overnight childcare.
|Last Updated: 08/09/2020|
- 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.
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- 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.
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. 😊
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. 😊
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