As you will see from the information below I have been an ofsted registered childminder for more than 20 years , I live with my husband in a green and leafy area of Meanwood ,ideally placed for school drop offs or pick ups from either St Urbans or Shire Oak in Headingley both within 15 mins walk.
I have lived here with my family who have now grown up for almost 20 years.
I try to promote healthy fun activities with healthy snacks and trips out, As a member of Forest childcare Association I make use of our excellent parks in this area to give children a fun and stimulating experience on their trips to and from school.
All our learning and play activities follow the Early Years Foundation stage national standards
A number of children that were in my care in their infancy and now approaching adulthood still pop in to see me and I take this as a great compliment and endorsement of my care.
During my near 20 years providing childcare in Meanwood I have provided childcare for teaching staff at both Meanwood Cof E and St Urbans.
If you feel your children would thrive in the care of a calm caring environment I could be just what you need. I can provide excellent references and contact details for parents of children previously in my care.
I will also consider Nanny positions if that would be your preference.
25 years covering children from 8 weeks to 11 year olds and from diverse cultural backgrounds where special diets have been required
Early years foundation stage initial training course
Paediatric First Aid.
Leeds City Council Under Eights Service Preparation Training
Child Protection for the Voluntary and Independent Sector
NSPCC Child Protection Awareness
Themes and Trends on Safeguarding Awareness
Portfolio building for the National Daycare Standards
I currently have a vacancy for a child pre school which could be from 8 weeks to 4 years.
School drop off and pick up from any of these primary schools
Meanwood C of E, St Urbans, Manor Wood, and Shire Oak
From September 2020 I will have a vacancy for all days Monday to Friday
|Last Updated: 23/07/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
£ 40.00 per 8 hour day
£ 15.00 per after school pickup
any other hours by negotiation
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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Tracy looked after all 3 of my girls from them being only 3 months old through to after school care at primary school over a span of 13 years.
She provided exactly what I wanted for them-a home from home experience with lots of love .
My eldest is now 18 and she still talks about Tracys spinach and pea soup !!
When they are babies and toddlers they cant articulate how they feel but my children are now 10,17 and 18 and have nothing but happy memories about their time with Tracy and Graham .
She loved my kids and they loved her and I cant recommend her highly enough
We liked Tracy, but unfortunately our relationship didn't work out as well as hoped. Tracy and her husband were really friendly, with a lovely home and great range of toys. We hoped our son would be happy there but he sadly didn't settle.
We were disappointed by Tracy's lack of attention to his sleep routine and unwillingness to do all that she could to help him get to sleep. We were also concerned that on one occasion Tracy took our son to visit a relative of hers in hospital, which we didn't feel was an appropriate setting to take a baby in her care.
Overall, it felt like Tracy expected our son to fit into her plans for the day rather than focus on what he liked and needed, even though he was the only child she was looking after. It was upsetting for us to collect him so exhausted and distressed having not managed to get enough sleep.
Response by tracyd on 17/02/2020:
Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback.
I should start by saying we also thought you were a lovely family and that it had been my hope that your son would be happy in my setting.
All children attending my setting over the past 25 years have fitted in with my established plans and routines which ensure the children will reach the key milestones of their development at the appropriate times.
I did as you say visit a hospital on one occasion, as I explained on your initial visit I do along with other childminders make trips ranging from farms ,dentists cultural events to developers a child's understanding of the world around them. This is one of the key areas of their development.
I believe that I did as much as could reasonably be expected to meet the requirements of your sons sleep routine including the required constant motion of his buggy.
It was with regret and after carefull consideration I decided it would be best for everyone if your son was placed in a different setting.
Please recall that I had been willing to provide half day care as was suggested before you opted for the care provided by a family member.
I do hope all works out for your family and that you son receives love and care in a setting that will help him realise his potential
Tracy has been looking after my little girl four days per week since she was six months old. I didn't want to go back to work so early, and felt terrible leaving my baby with a stranger. But Tracy has made it as easy as it could be. She has loved my daughter as if she's her own, lavishing her with cuddles and praise and attention. No two days are the same, as Tracy always gets out and about, catching buses, visiting different play parks, play groups and museums. She often meets up with other childminders so my daughter has a wide circle of friends. She has also helped out with my older son during school holidays and for school pick ups. She is a good cook, good fun, and my daughter adores her and feels as safe and secure as with her 'real' grandma. Tracy's home is warm and clean with a dedicated play room stuffed with toys and books.
Three years on, my daughter has started preschool a few days per week, so Tracy is looking for more work. Tracy has been unstintingly loyal, reliable and flexible, and i couldn't have asked for more. I'm really glad i placed my daughter in her care, and didn't opt for a nursery setting where she would have been shuffled between different carers and had to stare at the same four walls every day. With Tracy my daughter's life is much more similar to if she was at home with me or her grandma. I can't recommend Tracy highly enough!
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