5 stars (4)

Childminder in Swindon

Babysitter in Swindon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2010 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 22 Feb 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter

About Me

I'm an OFSTED registered childminder with many years of experience with children of all ages. I again, received an "Outstanding" at my last OFSTED inspection, in every area. (26/04/16)

Over the last 29 years, I have accrued countless hours of experience as a nanny, foster carer, childminder, and mum!

I have an enhanced DBS check, paediatric first aid certificate, and a food hygiene certificate. I hold a Level One Certificate in British Sign Language.

I am happy to cater for food allergies, and religious food requirements.

I am also available on Saturday and Sunday daytimes, any evening or overnight, for up to 3 children, on a casual basis.

Shift workers welcome.

I am a 24 hour childminder.

My Experience

I'm an OFSTED registered childminder with many years of experience with children of all ages. I again, received an "Outstanding" at my last OFSTED inspection, in every area. (26/04/16)

Over the last 29 years, I have accrued countless hours of experience as a nanny, foster carer, childminder, and mum!

My Qualifications

I have an enhanced DBS check, paediatric first aid certificate, and a food hygiene certificate. I hold a Level One Certificate in British Sign Language

My Availability

***My recent vacancies have now been filled. I would be happy to add you to my waiting list, but am unable to offer an interview until a place becomes available***

I provide full day care, that includes preschool sessions and funded hours etc. I’m not currently available for pick ups or drop offs.

Shift workers welcome. FEE hours welcome. Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare welcome.

****Also available for short term/emergency care/ad hoc school holiday care****

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Last Updated: 21/02/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My rates are negotiable, and will depend on the number of children, and the number of hours worked. My hourly rate is fully inclusive of ALL meals, snacks and outings. 10% sibling discount

Childcare vouchers accepted, and also FEE and FEET funding.

Last minute/emergency care may cost more than the prices quoted above.

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.

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Little People. 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.

Natalie has looked after our son since he was 14 months old. She is very experienced and outstanding in childcare. Before going to Natalie, my son used to go to a big nursery where he could not settle for 3 months but with Natalie he was settled in few weeks.
She prepares variety of nutritious food which children really love. I never had to worry for his food and drink when he was with Natalie.
Natalie is expert in organising different activities for children like crafting, cooking, gardening. My son’s room is decorated with his paintings in wall frames and craft works eg. caterpillar from egg box, mother’s day card.
She took children for outings regularly like toddlers centre, farms, wisely garden, etc. She had very close observation and influenced my son’s health and development.
Natalie is very well organised and keep her setting always clean.
I really wanted my both son to be with her until school but she had to move to other location. Highly recommend for best childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Little People on 28/01/2020

Natalie looked after my two boys for 18 months, starting when they had just turned 1 and 3. They both settled in quickly and enjoyed spending time at Natalie’s house – and I always felt completely comfortable that they were being well looked after and happy. They also enjoyed spending time with Natalie’s children and would often speak about playing with Sophie and Jo.

Natalie has an excellent knowledge of childhood development. She organised hugely varied activities for the children, based on her many years’ of experience in childcare and education and drawing on her wide set of resources. The boys enjoyed varied crafting activities, cooking, gardening, construction toys, sorting, threading, dressing up, role play with dolls, playdough, train sets, etc etc. My older son particularly enjoyed learning about Jolly Phonics with Natalie and this has had a noticeable impact on his reading enjoyment and ability now that he’s started school.

In addition to these activities, Natalie also took the boys on special outings which they really enjoyed – e.g. to the Gruffalo trail at Alice Holt, to Little Street on the train, to Bocketts farm. And they also had a lot of fun celebrating birthdays!

Natalie provided lunch, tea and snacks for the boys every day. She has an excellent understanding of nutrition and prepared a varied menu of nutritious and delicious food for the boys. Eating this alongside their friends, both boys became much more adventurous in their eating and willingness to try new things.

Natalie has many years of experience of childcare in a range of different contexts and this really shines through in everything that she does. She is also extremely organised and great at communication with parents, which I really valued.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Little People on 15/01/2020

I have had my first child attending 3 days per week since October 2015 and can't recommend Natalie highly enough. Although a childminder is such a personal decision and a huge step when it is your first, I have always found Natalie to be exceptionally organised, friendly, reliable and have absolutely no doubts about leaving my 16mth old in her very capable care. She provides a very caring family environment in safe, clean and fun-filled surroundings. I feel that my daughter benefits greatly from spending the time she does at the setting and would recommend Natalie to anyone looking for excellent childcare where you have the peace of mind that she will be looking after your child as if they were her own.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little People on 10/12/2015

Natalie is a fantastic childminder,, I feel totally comfortable with leaving my children in her care. She always does great activities with them and they always love going to her house. Another great thing about Natalie is that she is so flexible, being a shift worker it's really hard finding the right childcare and Natalie always made it really easy and no problem at all. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for quality reliable and flexible childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little People on 18/11/2012

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