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TraceH

Childminder in Devizes

5 stars
(2)

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Dec 2010 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 25 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi, I'm a childminder living near the marina in Devizes. I'm married with an 23 year old son who is a Sports Coach, and we live on the Cannings Hill estate, near to Devizes Marina.

I've been a registered childminder with Ofsted for 20 years and currently look after children from birth upwards!I I look after the children before they start school and they then return during school holidays and TD days!! I can also provide specific school holiday and TD cover for older children.

I have recently undergone my Ofsted Inspections and have been judged Outstanding in all areas, and I have received some wonderful feedback from the Inspector involved.

I can provide cover 5 days a week or less depending on your requirements, and I can cover for parents whose work covers irregular shift patterns,

I can also offer specific term time contracts to accommodate teachers or parents who work at schools, or where they work term time only. I have plenty of experience covering term time parents and will provide you with a specific term time or holiday cover only contract.

Each child receives their own bag when they join us - to take all their precious things home with them, such as their reading books and homework books!

I am passionate about childminding and we have a great time visiting the toddler groups, music, rhyme time and various parks etc etc! We also have regular Music sessions and we practice Baby Signing with Dexter, and we have regular visits from the team from Zoolab with their animals.

We also have regular Baby Yoga and Music sessions so that the children can learn to relax and dance and enjoy these activities.

I have wonderful relationships with all my parents, and we operate very much on a family friendly basis. I've been told that the children love coming to my house and that I'm flexible, understanding of parents who work, reliable and user friendly!!!

I can also access the 30hrs Free Funding when a child reaches 3 years of age, as well as the 15hrs of Free Entitlement funding, for children aged 2years and over.


Please contact me for more information, either by email, text or call - I will come back to you as soon as possible!

My Experience

I've been childminding for over 20 years now and have looked after a range of children during this time! In addition to minding I'm also a mother!

I also worked for 15 years for Zurich assurance in Swindon, and for 5 years of that time I was myself using a childminder - so I know what it feels like to be the parent placing their child in a childminding setting. I also understand and appreciate the constraints of being a working parent and I've been told that my flexibility is the key to my service!

I have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, and also have excellent references from all my parents. I adhere to the EYFS at all times and use my knowledge of this to bring out the best in the children I look after.

All my children receive a regular assessment which follows the EYFS guidelines and I also produce a learning journey on all the children in my care. Everyone has their own learning journey and individual assessment books.

I also undertake regular training, in terms of welfare, safeguarded and child protection issues.

I also am trained in providing Communication with Phonics, Safeguarding through Sport, Emergency First Aid at Work and the obligatory First Aid for Children qualification.

My Qualifications

CACHE course taken and passed
Child Protection x 2
1st Aid for Children
EYFS training
Food Allergy Training
Emergency First Aid at Work
Specific behavioural training
Safeguarding training
Welfare training
Accreditation Training
Levels 3 & 4 NVQ
Communication and Phonics
Foundation Child Protection
Emergency First Aid at Work
Safeguarding through Sport
Neglect
Parental Attachment

My Availability

I work 5 days a week from 7.30 till 5.30 most days, and have lots of experience providing care for parents who work shifts or term time only. In the event of term time only cover, I will provide a specific term time only contract with no retainer paid during the school holidays.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/03/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.70 per hour

Please contact me for specific details relating to my current fees. If I am on holiday/ill, there is no fee payable and if you/the child are on holiday or are ill, then 50% of the fee is payable.

I can also offer specific term time and holiday only contracts - please contact me for more information.

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

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Outstanding
30 January 2019
17 September 2015 - Good
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Reviews

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My daughter has been with Tracy since 2012 at just under a year old.

As soon as we met Tracy we knew that this was the right place for my daughter to be and we have never been disappointed with this big decision!

My daughter has grown to be a confident and dependant young lady and is loving learning how to do things for herself and showing off the new things she learnt everyday. Her attention span and thirst for learning is magnified since being with Tracy.

I have always loved how she used to cry when I come to take her home instead of not wanting me to leave her as I then knew just how much she loved it! Which made my going back to work less stressful (As the going back to work from maternity leave is always harder for the parents than the children!)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Carly H Carly H about Avatar for TraceH TraceH on 18/02/2015

Tracy has been looking after my children since 2012 and 2014 respectively. They have been in her care since the ages of 6/7 months.

I can say that we are delighted with the care that Tracy provides our children. The kids have become more confident, social and my eldest has really come on with learning the alphabet, numbers, etc.

Tracy is reliable, flexible and I know that my children are well looked after by her. She has made my returning to work from maternity leave so less stressful, especially the first time around! The second time I had no qualms in that my son would be well looked after and be happy and secure in a childminding environment.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for jo n jo n about Avatar for TraceH TraceH on 13/02/2015

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