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Squeaks
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Childminder in Birmingham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 02 Aug 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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Hi,
My name is Nikki and I am childminder living in the Bartley Green area. I have two children of my own, a girl aged 11 and a boy aged 8. I have upcoming vacancies from July and September for children under 5 for Monday- Thursday. I live in a spacious, welcoming house with a large garden for the children to play in. My house is very close to the park, 'stay and play' groups, the children's centre, library and sensory room. At home I love getting the kids involved in all kinds of activities including free play, messy play, crafts and creative play and even baking. I am Ofsted registered and hold a current first aid certificate. I also do a drop-off service for St Michael’s School.
I am actively involved in running two childminding groups. These groups are a fantastic place for the children in my care to explore new play equipment and develop their social skills, playing with a wider range of children. In addition I have the support of other minders, helping me learn new approaches and allowing us to constantly share new ideas for crafts and activities.
Please contact me for more information
I also offer free 15 hours Early Education Entitlement placements for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

My Experience

I have been minding since September 2013. I have been caring for primary school-aged children before and afterschool and for Early years children, primarily those aged under 2.
My own two children have also thrown plenty of challenges and learning experiences my way.
I have had babysitting experience in the past and have also worked as a language assistant in a French school.

My Qualifications

I have completed all the minimum childcare qualifications needed to become Ofsted registered and hold a current first aid certificate.
I hold a food safety certificate and try to attend regular training sessions to further improve my services. I have taken training courses in Safeguarding, behaviour management, autism awareness, additional needs and various other care-related themes.
I also hold a degree in French and have some multi-lingual tools and books within my setting.

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. I am available to work bank holidays but there is an additional charge for this. I currently have one part time space available for children under 5 for every other Thursday and Friday and one before/after school space available for children attending St Michael's Primary. PLEASE NOTE THE ONLY SCHOOL I OFFER COLLECTION AND DROP OFF FOR IS ST MICHAELS IN BARTLEY GREEN.

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Last Updated: 03/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.20 per hour

My fees are available when you contact me directly but I include all meals, snacks, nappies and suncream. All you need to bring each day is your child and a spare change of clothes.

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

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Reviews

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Currently my two children use Nikki’s services they are aged 4 and 11. I am so happy that we found Nikki and her family. The children enjoy going to Nikki’s home and love spending time with her and the other children.

I can leave my children knowing that they are safe and well looked after. I don’t have to worry about about the children whilst I am not there as I have complete trust in Nikki.

Nikki has became part of our family over the years and when unfortunately it’s time for us to leave, I hope that we can keep in touch as we will miss her so much.

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by Avatar for MissxA MissxA about Avatar for Squeaks Squeaks on 09/06/2021

I am so glad I found Nikki to look after my little boy.
My little boy went to Nikki at 9 months old, he was very nervous at first within a day or so he absolutely loved it. The days he attended he was always so excited to go. Nikki took him to stay and plays with other childminding groups which he loved! She also took him on day trips to the think-tank, on picnics and even when not going anywhere she always made the day fun for him.
Nikki constantly kept me up to date with Hugo's development, he learnt and grew so much in the time he was there. I am so thankful.
Nikki was so welcoming from the very first day and seeing how much Hugo loved going there and also loved Nikki really put my mind at ease and I wasn't so nervous or upset leaving him.
I'm so sad that the time of Hugo going there came to an end but it really goes to show how much Hugo loved it because he always mentions Nikki and the other children there.
I really can't recommend Nikki enough and can't thank her enough either.

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by Avatar for Leah Leah about Avatar for Squeaks Squeaks on 03/03/2021

My two children have been with nikki for nearly 2 years now and she is amazing with them. She is able to adapt her meal plans around my sons allergies which was a must for me and to know they are safe was paramount.

Nikki takes my son to school and then takes my daughter to three groups a week put of the 5 daysbshe is with her, plus trips to places like thinktank in the city centre. My daughter is learning and growing super quick and loves being with nikki. Both of my children have got a great relationship with her which puts my mind at ease.

Nikkis communication is amazing with me and the children, she is so kind and understanding and has a great attitude towards the children and they always want to be in her care, even on the weekend when they are with me they ask to go to nikkis.

I couldnt ask for more of nikki as a childminder, she is juat excellent!!

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by Avatar for Chloe Chloe about Avatar for Squeaks Squeaks on 13/06/2019

My son has been cared for by Nikki for the last two years and will start his third year September 17'. Nikki provides a welcoming and friendly environment at her home and my son thoroughly enjoys his time in the care of Nikki. Lot's of fun arts and crafts, park visits and seedlings to grow amongst many others. We would have no hesitation in recommending Squeaks Childminding.

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by Avatar for After sc After sc about Avatar for Squeaks Squeaks on 28/04/2017

Nikki has looked after my 2 year old since August 2016, and also looked after my 5 year old during the Summer Holidays. She has a kind, friendly manner and works hard to ensure the children have lots of interesting activities indoors and outside; she takes them to playgroups 2 out of 3 of the days my daughter is with her aswell as taking them to exciting place like the Thinktank and museums in Birmingham. My daughter chats to me (in her own way at 2), about the things she's done and the friends she's made whilst in Nikkis care, and I know she is safe and happy at Squeaks.

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by Avatar for CJH36 CJH36 about Avatar for Squeaks Squeaks on 26/04/2017

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