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Childminder in Hertford

Babysitter in Hertford

5 stars
(6)

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 26 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

We have availability for before and after school at the local school Wheatcroft and also days available for aged under 5's.

We are based on the Foxholes Estate in Hertford by the Rush Green Roundabout. I am a registered childminder with Ofsted and received an overall good at my last inspection. My daughter Harriet works with me as my assistant , Harriet previously worked at a private day nursery, and so has lots of experience in childcare ,NVQ level 3

We Live in Hertford, where we have a playroom dedicated to the children, Also a utility room which we use for messy play, painting , glueing etc .

There is a large garden for the childrens use too

We can now offer more vacancies and flexibilty, our childcare ethos will not change, primarily the childrens well being is foremost for us. We look forward to meeting new children and their families, and welcoming you into our home.

I have full and part time vacanies available,and can offer flexibility. I am proud that my setting is very much a home from home enviroment, doing all the day to day things children wouild do , visit out to play areas, feeding the ducks by the river, soft play and parks, socialising with other chilminders, enabling the children to make new friends.



I have been a registered childminder with Ofsted for the past 17 years, based in Stanstead Abbotts. I have two children of my own aged 27 and 29.

I am an out going ,happy ,friendly, approachable person.We treat all children as part of our family. Its lovely to see the children grow from babes in arms to independant young people.

We have a large garden, with lots of outside toys to play with.

We have 2 small shitzu dogs, 4 tortoise, our pets are all well cared for , and are under The Chestnut Vets . Our animals are very friendly , but are not allowed into our playroom , the children enjoy taking them for walks.

My Experience

I have worked with children since becoming a parent myself,i thoroughly enjoy what i do,i have experience of working with children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

I have also been a youth club leader, working with children aged 10 and over, sometimes 30 or so many children.

I love working with the children , encouraging them to become their own little individuals, expressing their personalities.

i always respect the children, and in return get respect back from them. I always listen to them when they are talking and encourage them to have manners and respect for others.

From experience we ask for a settling in period, this is charged at your hourly rate.

We do this because from the age of around 9/10 months babies/toddlers tend to have slight separation anxieties, settling children into a new environment takes time and some parents expect to arrive drop baby/child and leave .....this doesn't really work for everyone involved.

I've found its much nicer for all involved, especially the child to have this time to settle into the childcare setting, enabling them to familiarise with other children, the playroom and house and of course with myself and Harriet.

My Qualifications

First and formost i am a mother.
First Aid
Registered with Ofsted with an overall "good"
Fire and safety
health and safety
Safeguarding children
Enhanced CRB
NCMA Membership

My Availability

i have a full time and part time positions available . I offer a range of contracts, to suits all families, I can cover school holidays and ad hoc days .

We also offer baby/child sitting evenings and weekend evenings .

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: 12/11/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees. We ask parents for half or all of the first months invoice in advance as a security that you'll be taking the space.

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Angie and Harriet. 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.

My little girl has been with Angie & Harriet for a while now, but due to a change in circumstances for us she will sadly be leaving next month. I was nervous returning to work when my daughter was 9 months, but Angie and Harriet made it very stress free and my little one settled amazingly. She adores them both and is full of smiles and open arms when dropping her off, we've also even had some tears as she didn't want to leave! It makes my working days a lot easier to know that my little girl is relaxed and happy when she is there

Angie has been very flexible with helping me ease back into working, always willing to offer a helping hand where needed

My little one was very nervous around other children, but now I hear that she has made friends and plays well all day! She has become such a confident little character, and that has a lot to do with the happy and encouraging environment that Angie has given her while she is there.

I cannot recommend both Angie & Harriet enough, both me and P will miss you both! We hope to be able to still pop round for play dates and keep in touch with both of you lovely ladies

Emma (Pennies Mum) xxx

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting

by Avatar for Emma M Emma M about Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 23/01/2017

Angie childminded my daughter from age 1 for two years. As she was my first child I was naturally a little nervous about leaving her with a "stranger" but as soon as I first visited Angie I felt she was absolutely the right person. Angie is an incredibly warm and lovely lady, and the children in her care were so well mannered it spoke volumes about the service she provides. They always made sure the kids had some fresh air or had got up to something fun during the day. My daughter got so much out of her time with Angie.

Angie and Harriet were very flexible with my working hours and I always felt 100% confident leaving her. Angie always opened the door with a smile and provided a diary of what my daughter had been up to, which was lovely to read. Angie was also a huge help with keeping consistent with me during the potty training phase!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Angie and Harriet to anyone looking for outstanding childcare in a warm, family environment. It is with regret I cannot use them for my son's childcare due to living too far away now, otherwise I wouldn't even need to think about who to call!

Caroline x (Sienna's Mum)

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

by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 04/02/2016


Response by Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 08/02/2016:

Hi Caroline,
Thank you for taking the time to write us both a wonderful review. It's really appreciated, and don't forget your welcome to visit anytime so the children can all meet up and have a play day.

Angie and Harriet xx

My little boy has been with Angie since he had just turned one from the first meeting with Angie we felt we were making the right decision by our little guy.
The first morning I left him I was very nervous but within an hour Angie had sent me a photo of my smiley little boy who looked so happy so I knew he was happy.
The children in Angie and Harriets care is first class and all the children love them and are made to feel part of The family. My little boys flourished both educationally and in all areas of his little character, he made lots of friends whilst there too (he has been there nearly 3 years).
The only reason we have had to say goodbye to Angie and Harriet (which was a very hard decision to make) is because our little guy is starting nursery out of the area. We know he will miss them both and their family, as well as us as presents will miss them too.
Thank You Angie and Harriet we will miss you but will keep in contact for play dates xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for colleen1 colleen1 about Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 28/07/2015


Response by Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 08/02/2016:

Thank you Colleen , it's such a pleasure to still be able to meet up with you . Thank you for your lovely review

Many Thanks
Angie and Harriet xx

Angie has been our childminder for the last four years looking after my daughter and then my son as well for the last year.

When I first met Angie I knew she was the type of person I wanted to care for my children - caring but confident and no nonsense. She has not let me down.

About two years ago Harriet ("Hat" to the kids), Angie's youngest daughter, joined her in caring for the children and we have seen how competent and popular with the children she is too.

Angie has always responded well to our requests - for example managing when naps should or shouldn't be dropped; helping with potty training and has gone out of her way to pick up our daughter, who is at a different school to the other children in Angie's setting.

We are leaving Angie for practical reasons only (because she will no longer be able to do the school pick-up once my daughter is out of nursery.) We will miss her and Harriet greatly - but perhaps the best proof of her skills is that my children will really miss her too.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for LisaH LisaH about Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 09/04/2015

My 18 month old Son, Albert, has been attending Angie and Harriet's childminding service since March 2013 and he loves every minute he is there. He has always been a very outgoing and caring child with an inquisitive nature, but these social and emotional skills have been built upon through attending this group.

The daily routines and activities challenge and develop Albert socially, emotionally and cognitively supporting his development into a lovely and happy little chap.

At Angie and Harriet's there is a caring environment that allows Albert to play and grow happily and safely. Any requests made by myself or my husband with regards to routine, activities, diet or even health issues, are taken on board and respected.

With neither myself nor my husband having family in the area, it is also very reassuring that we can, and have turned to Angie and Harriet for support at times when I have been taken ill.

The nurturing nature of both Angie and Harriet, combined with their friendly yet professional approach, really does make for an ideal environment for a little person to be looked after. We definitely have no complaints and won't think twice about sending our new arrival to the group.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for gingabru gingabru about Avatar for Angie and Harriet Angie and Harriet on 12/01/2014

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