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.
We have two individual childcare places available full time Monday to Friday.
Starting in July and August 2022.
We are interviewing for the places now.
7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
48 weeks a year.
No weekends or overnight childcare.
|Last Updated: 21/04/2022|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£45 a day 8am to 6pm.
£5 an hour before 8am.
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.
My Local Schools
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- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 01/03/2022)
- First Aid Certificate: Tracey Watson Childminder (added 01/03/2022)
- 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.
Tracey and Chris are lovely people and great childminders. My daughter loves every day with them! Nothing is too much trouble and they accommodate all needs. I’m so grateful to have found them as it’s made going back to work so much easier. I highly recommend their care!
Response by Tracey on 07/04/2022:
Thank you for taking the time to write the lovely review Helen.
We are so pleased that you chose our family to care for your little girl.
Tracey and Chris.
We feel extremely lucky to have found Tracey and Chris. They are so caring and have created a true home-from-home for our son. From day one, they made him feel so at ease and their years of experience, and the warm and friendly environment they’ve created in their own home for the children, meant that we as parents immediately felt at ease too. They provide a range of stimulating activities throughout the day and are always looking for new ways to help the children develop. They keep us really well informed throughout the day of things our son has been doing, including great videos and photos. He is so happy there, goes in with a huge smile every day, and we could not be happier parents either.
Response by Tracey on 19/03/2022:
Dear Helen and Didier.
Thank you for taking the time to write this heart warming and up lifting review about Chris and myself.
We are so blessed that you decided to join our family.
Tracey and Chris. 😊
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
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