I am an ofsted registered childminder. I have a HBCA level 3, food hygiene certificate, a paediatric first aid certificate, and a current safeguarding certificate.
Hi thank you for looking at my profile.
I have recently been graded Good by Ofsted.
I currently have spaces on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Let me tell you a bit about me and my family. We have 4 children aged 20, 17, 15 and 7. The older children are all boys and our youngest is our daughter. We have some fish!! We live in a detached house in a lovely village and have a playroom and an enclosed garden. There is a local school, library, and post office.
I had been a carer for the elderly for many years but following the birth of our daughter I needed and wanted to change direction. I helped to run a playgroup and thoroughly enjoyed this so took my career on this new path. I registered with Ofsted June 2017 and I have recently had my first inspection which am very pleased to say resulted in a Good rating. I have experience in care and obviously childcare as a mum of 4. I have paediatric first aid training, food hygiene level 2 and safeguarding training as well as the childminder training. I am part of Herefordshire Childminder Association for extra support, training and to enhance the environment for children to improve chances of making new friends!
I receive very positive responses and reviews from current parents. I aim to provide a childcare service that allows your child to be in a home from home environment whilst still learning the curriculum of the eyfs. We visit playgroups, soft plays, farms and woodlands.
I have a bright playroom, a fully enclosed garden, a 7 seater car with new car seats (I do not buy second hand car seats!), one of my car seats is extended rear facing suitable. I have many resources from baby toys, arts and crafts and toddler toys such as small world, role play, and a mud kitchen. I am also happy to offer collection and drop off at point4 in Hereford.
I have edited my profile as I have had many enquiries for Wellington near Taunton. I am in Herefordshire.
HBCA level 3
Paediatric first aid
Food hygiene level 2
I have also done courses on the following -
Speech and language,
I aim in the future to do courses with our local council about communication and language, plus further online courses on makaton and further training on Autism especially in early years.
Please enquire. Weekends are available with notice and extra fees. This is current however do contact me as I may be able to help at future times.
|Last Updated: 18/01/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Fees are from £4.50 per hour and include most outings, all snacks and drinks.
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.
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- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: HBCA level 3 (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Channel (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Speech and language awareness (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Schemas (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Autism Awareness (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Next steps (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: GDPR (added 16/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: Food safety (added 16/03/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 16/03/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for Kirstie. 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.
As this is our first child we hadn't had any experience of using nurseries/childminders. However after visiting afew nurseries we knew it was not right for us or our child at the time. I started looking at childminders and still nothing would click until we visited this setting. We instantly felt like this could be perfect for our family and we certainly have not been disappointed both for ourselves in the case of flexibility and working together and how far our child has come personally, socially and learning wise. The children regularly attend playgroups/classes as well as days out/walks in the local woods, farms and other exciting and educational locations. Each month children extensively learn about different topics in an enjoyable way as well as alongside the EYFS, topics include those who help us (doctors, emergency services and even those from the community) animals, transport and much more. I couldn't recommend this fabulous childminder/family enough.
Response by Kirstie on 18/03/2019:
She will be sorely missed. Her new nursery or childminder have a very clever, kind and caring little girl coming their way. I do wish I could leave a review for you! You are so great to work with and thoroughly involved in her care and learning journey.
Amazing childminder, my little boy attends three days a week and absolutely loves it. He has been with kirstie just over a year now and the improvement he has made within that year. His speech, play and interaction has been great. Kirstie really takes every childs needs in to consideration. They do alot of activities at kirstie, they go out daily, and each half term they do different subjects e.g. Animals, space, seasons - weather..
I could not recommend kirstie @ acorns to oaks enough to anyone.
My little boys loves her and so do we as a family, she is truely amazing.
Response by Kirstie on 16/03/2019:
Thank you very much Kirsty. He is a wonderful part of our “community”. He is such a character, he makes my job easy 😊
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