3.67 stars (3)

Childminder in Blyth

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2016 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 17 Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello! My name is Clare I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in South Beach, Blyth. I am also a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) I provide full day care, before school and after school clubs including the ability to offer collections and drop offs and also care during school holidays.
I do not simply comply with the statutory requirements- I thrive to provide an excellent service that meets parent’s needs whilst ensuring a safe, caring, loving and enjoyable learning environment for the children. I provide plenty of fun filled activities for the children and have a large detached home with 2 rooms dedicated solely to my childcare business and a spacious garden, all offering the ability to provide a wide variety of interesting and educational indoor and outdoor activities. I regularly visit local parks, the beach, toddler groups and libraries with the children.
Having worked for the past 10 years in special needs schools I can also cater for the majority of disabilities, learning difficulties, special diets etc. Please contact me for more information or to arrange a visit

My Experience

As a mother and a childminder, I hold over 11 years of experience and understanding of looking after children. Having worked for over 9 years in a special needs school in Belfast I have extensive knowledge and experience of dealing with the majority of disabilities and special care requirements. As a working mother it has also given me an appreciation of how difficult it can be to leave a child in the care of others. So I am certain I am equipped to support you with your childcare requirements.

My Qualifications

An Introduction to Children Diagnosed with Austim Spectrum Disorder
Expectations of Behaviour
Delivering the EYFS
Introducation to OAP in the EYFS
Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
An Introducation to Safeguarding Children
First Aid at Work Including Paediatric First Aid
Designated Prson
Level 2 Health and Safety
Level 2 Food Allergy Awareness for Children
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

My Availability

Available for childcare every weekday and also offer before school and after school clubs including the ability to offer collections and drop offs and also care during school holidays.
Evening and weekends offered only by prior arrangement and at my sole discretion

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/03/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

From £4.00 per hour
£35 per day
£27.50 per half day

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 23/02/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for DinoTots. 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.

Had a bad experience with the service from start to finish. Seems fine for older children but not for babies. Staff also seem very over ratio, would not recommend.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Communication

by about DinoTots on 30/10/2018

if you are looking for a childminder look no further than clair. My two little girls have been going to her loving family home for a few months now and never want to come home which in my eyes says it all. She is always doing fun activities and toddeler groups with my children. I feel my one year old has come on alot from being with clair. Such a loving fun place to be me and my children love clair and you no being a mum and going to work is easy with pice of mind your children are in good hands. ALL THANKS TO CLAIR XXX 5* all the way xx

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

by about DinoTots on 20/03/2017

Having met a few potential childminders first we were all ready to make a decision and then we had a meeting with Clare and we just knew instantly we wanted Maddie to be in her care. Although nervous to be leaving Maddie with a child minder we felt at ease that it was with clare. You can tell Clare loves kids and it shows with how she is with maddie. Maddie is always so excited to go to Clare's and has so much to tell me when we pick her up. Would recommend 100% x

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

by about DinoTots on 19/03/2017

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