Welcome to Rachel's Rascals my Name is Rachel and I am an Ofsted Registered childminder, Graded Good. I live with my husband and 2 daughters in Herne Bay very close to the train station and local bus routes.
I am available to take children from 3 months to 12 years. I offer school collections and drop offs to Hampton Primary school.
We regularly attend the children's centers, Wildwood, the zoo, beach, park, soft play and many more. We love messy and creative play, we also enjoy growing vegetables in the little vegetable patch in the garden and enjoying the outdoors and learning about wildlife.
I can offer free early education for two, three and four year olds this is based on a core offer of 570 hours of FREE early education over no less than 38weeks. The offer is for 15hours of FREE childcare per week during term time between the hours of 8am to 6pm. The sessions can be no less than 2.5hours and no more than 10 hours per day. i can also offer the extended 30hrs funding If the parents need wrap around care for the children as well they can have this at a cost of £4.20 per hour. All children can bring a packed lunch.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.
I have 2 children of my own who are 6 and 4. I have knowledge and experience with children who have special dietary requirements. I have experience with cloth nappies.
I hold a current Paediactric First Aid certificate and i have attended safeguarding training.
I am available Monday to Friday 8 am to 5.30.pm. I am open in the school holidays but i am closed on Bank Holidays and Weekends.
Holiday cover for children attending after school may be available
Vacancies advertised are from April 2019
|Last Updated: 09/08/2020|
- Childminding from £4.20 per hour
- Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
I dont work or charge for bank holidays. I have 4 weeks annual leave a year with notice provided. I charge £4.20 per hour and ask that parents provide lunch and all consumables needed for your child like nappies and wipes sun cream etc.
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.
- DBS Check (added 23/05/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/05/2018)
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I visited a number of childminders whilst looking for a place for my daughter and Rachel's was by far and away the best - she's such a friendly and welcoming lady and her home is literally like a nursery - I've never seen so many toys, books and brightly coloured posters on the walls. I was completely sold that this was the right childminder for my daughter and I wasn't wrong.
My little girl has been going to Rachel's since she was 8 months old, now nearly one and she absolutely loves going. We regularly get updates on what activities she's been doing via photos and observations which is comforting now I'm back at work and they go on regular outings and to toddler groups etc which is great experience for my little one. We also get the most gorgeous handmade gifts for mother's day, Easter etc - such a lovely thoughtful extra that we really appreciate.
My daughter has really come on since going to Rachel's and I really like how I provide an update on what she's being doing say over the weekend and Rachel will always try to carry it on for me and naturally progress whatever it may be if appropriate. Rachel really puts all the children first and is always happy to accommodate additional days if required due to us working etc. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone - you won't be disappointed.
Response by Rachel V on 03/06/2018:
Thank you so much, its such a privilege to be chosen by families to care for your little people.
We have been using Rachel’s Rascals as a childminder four our youngest since she just turned 1 (she’s starting school this September and will be part of the holiday gang) and as school holiday care since our almost 7 year old started school and we’ll continue using Rachel. Our kids have felt happy, settled and comfortable since the very start. There’s always fun activities to do and outings to be had and lovely handmade gifts for special occasions. Rachel serves a healthy and varied meal plan and has been so flexible around our working needs. We couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t recommend higher!
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