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Philippa Thorogood

Childminder in Welwyn Garden City

Babysitter in Welwyn Garden City

5 stars

Usually responds within 2 hours

Female Member since May 2016 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 23 May 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi my name is Philippa, I am a married mum of two energetic boys (aged 11 years and a 6 year old) and cheeky playful dog. We live in a quiet cul de sac in Welwyn Garden City close to Swallow Dell school. I have a "good" grading.

I offer a creative and exciting learning environment together with a spacious secure garden.

I am able to drop off and collect from Swallow Dell school. I also know Ludwick nursery and Springmead nursery well.

I currently have a spaces available on Monday's and Friday's as well as before and after school, Swallow Dell Primary school, and school holidays.

My general hours are 8am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, but I am happy to discuss these if required.

Please contact me to discuss my hourly rate. I am also able to offer 2 year old and 3-4 year old funding.

My Experience

I am a mother to two energetic boys, aged 11 year old and a 6 year old and have been running my childminding business successfully for 6 years.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Level 3 award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

Level 2 award in Understanding Autism

Paediatric first aid

Safeguarding children

My Availability

I am available all year round. I do not work weekends or Bank holidays.

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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/08/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

My 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.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
10 April 2018

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/08/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Philippa Thorogood. 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.

We have been with Pip from when she started childminding and she has been incredible throughout. Pip is kind, caring, considerate and keeps the kids that she looks after in line, with a fair approach.

She has taken our 2 kids (a girl and a boy, now 7&9) to school and picked them up for the last couple of years. Our kids trust her, & we trust her. The kids have fun, are safe and active, do loads of activities & feel like part of the family.

Her home is like a 2nd home, her kids have become friends with our kids and they eat healthy & varied meals at her table like they would at ours. Our kids love that they get to choose their favourite Pip meals on a rota - for mine, it's either her spaghetti spiders or tuna pesto bake.

On top of all of this, Pip has made an amazing effort over Covid to make her setting safe, whilst providing clear communication to parents, whether key worker or not.

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

by Avatar for HannahJF HannahJF about Avatar for Philippa Thorogood Philippa Thorogood on 07/04/2021

Philippa helped us out just one day a week but I have to say we were very impressed by the service provided. Communication was very good and it was clear from photographs there was a really good range of activities. In covid times we were only able to enter the setting once but it was clearly very clean and well organised. I have given the food five stars based on the variety shown in the meal rotation in the welcome pack.

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

by Avatar for Gavin Gavin about Avatar for Philippa Thorogood Philippa Thorogood on 19/12/2020

Phillipa has looked after my daughter for well over 2 years, I honestly have to say she is just fabulous and my daughter absolutely loves her.

Phillipa clearly has a passion for childcare, every single day she has planned activities and outings for the children. My daughter learnt to walk and talk during her time with Phillipa, and her encouragement and interest in her development is wonderful to see! My DD has also developed numeracy, reading skills, manners, social skills and her son even taught her how to use the ‘big girl swing’!

Phillipa is also really accommodating and flexible where she can be, I would certainly recommend her over a nursery environment. We are desperately sad that my DD is now off to preschool and has to leave her wonderful caring household, I really hope that we get the chance to send our second child to Phillipa in the coming years.

I honestly cannot recommend her enough!

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

by Avatar for Sophie Sophie about Avatar for Philippa Thorogood Philippa Thorogood on 02/09/2020

Philippa looked after my daughter since she was 9 months old. I couldn't find a better chilminder. She has a great setting for children, always organising great activities and great meals for them. She is very sweet and very good in teaching children respect and good behaviour. My daughter Matilda has certainly learned a lot from Philippa. Highly recommended!

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

by Avatar for Adriana Adriana about Avatar for Philippa Thorogood Philippa Thorogood on 13/08/2020

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