Childminder in Dunstable

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 19 Feb 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me


A professional and friendly Childminding Service in East Dunstable. We are Jo and Rob, a husband and wife team and our aim is to provide quality and professional childcare for your little ones, which from our reviews we are successful in doing so. We strive to always keep this high standard having obtained OUTSTANDING status in September 2017. Bumbletots has been running since 2011 and we are going from strength to strength.

We both have many years experience with children. I am a qualified Teaching Assistant to Level 2, having undertaken voluntary work within local schools, and have gained a valuable insight into working with young children. We have three children of our own, ages, 18, 16 and 13. We offer drop off and collection at Willow Nursery, The Vale Nursery and The Vale Academy. We may be able to offer other schools so please do ask.

We are a friendly cheerful and relaxed couple and feel that children learn from play with direction and guidance on the world around them, but more importantly, they have lots of fun!! We offer a friendly home-from-home flexible service and can offer one-to-one care for your child throughout the day. We operate an 'inclusion' for all policy.

We love animals and currently have 1 rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 hamster which the children love to watch and feed, which is lovely for children to learn about how to care and look after them, especially if they don't have any in their homes. All our children love to see them and give them a cuddle. We also have dogs who are delightful and the children love to see. We do have a crate for each dog and an outside kennel for them so they can enjoy their own time away.

What an We Offer

* 30ft Fully stocked and purpose built insulated play cabin

* Fully Peadiatric First Aid and Epipen Trained

* ICO Registered

* 2 and 3 Year Old Government


* Safe and Relaxed Environment

* Home from Home Care

* Professional and Reliable Service

* Daily activities such as Cooking,

Creative Play, Messy Play, Music

& Story-times plus much more

* Under Covered Play Area along

with further separate Play Area

* Outside Play Equipment, Slides,

Swings, Ride On Toys, etc

* Flexibility and Freedom to follow

Children's Interests

* Free-flow between Cabin and

Outside Play Areas

* Trips to local Parks and Places of


We update ourselves where possible on local safety courses and training to ensure we have the latest information required to fullfil the role of taking care of your children. We both aim to offer the best care for your child and would welcome anyone interested in professional childcare for their child, to pop over and have a chat .

We operate from 7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday (flexibility is offered where possible).

We also offer 2 and 3 year old government funding for up to 15 hours weekly so if you feel you qualify for this, please do ask us and we will be happy to speak with you about this.


BREAKFAST (choice of cereals, toast, brioche, fruit, pancakes, waffles, crumpets)



NAPPIES AND WIPES (suitable daily usage)

Please do give us a call to discuss childcare and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

My Experience

As parents to a total of 5 children and 3 grandchildren we feel that over the years we gave encountered just about most thinga that arise with kids. We have been operating almost 9 years and have successfully dealt with children with Autism, ADHD AND Social Anxieties. We have a patient, caring, calm and compassionate way of dealing with children with various difficulties and our main role is to allow them time to feel at ease and learn to trust. This is key to any successful caring profession.

My Qualifications

Teaching Assistant Level 2, Childcare qualification, various courses in ADHD, AUTISM, SPECIAL NEEDS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY
Safeguarding training
First Aid Trained
ICO covered
Full DBS

My Availability





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: 05/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

All our fees are inclusive of VAT.

We operate flexibility where possible. We aim to provide the best childcare experience possible.

Please call to discuss fees as all requirements are individual and we aim to offer a valuable service for all.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Joanne Burnham. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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 son joined Rob and Jo 1 year and half ago in 2018 and since then I'm very pleased with the care they provide.
Any time we were forced to change the start times or the days when our son needed care because work changing shifts, Jo and Rob were very open to negotiation and flexible,always find the best solution. The cabain is spacious and full of toys suitable for all ages, children have a spacious yard to consume energy.Also love to receive updates during day (pics or message ) about my son activity. My son is very happy and learning new things every day. Thank you For 5 * care!

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

by about Joanne Burnham on 08/11/2019

My son has been with Jo and Rob since he was 8 months old. They have been great in looking after him when I had to go back to work early. The facilities they have are great, a cabin and spacious garden area with cover on those raining days with all the facilities a child will need or want.

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

by about Joanne Burnham on 06/11/2019

Our daughter has been with Jo & Rob since she was 10 months old and we are so happy we found them as they're brilliant. Leaving your child with a non family member can be daunting but they were very reassuring and would always keep me updated so I had no worries at all. Since she's been with them her progress has been fantastic, she is always learning and doing lots of fun activities with them and they send me updates (text and pictures) so I can see the fun she is having which is lovely. I honestly couldn't be happier with the care they have given her and would recommend them to anyone.

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

by about Joanne Burnham on 30/10/2019

Being a parent (like most) very funny with leaving my daughter with anyone, it was a very hard thing to do, especially with her only being 9 months when she started with Jo. She's now 10 months and she's been in Jo's care for about 4 weeks and I've never been so happy and honoured to have a non-family member caring for my baby girl. Very family orientated space and loads of fun for the kids. I can vouch and say my princess is looked after extremely well. I get updates here and there (pictures or just a message!) telling me how she is or what she's up to. I'd definitely recommend Joanne to any and everyone! Can't thank you enough for all your help so far. Xxxx

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

by about Joanne Burnham on 11/10/2016

Response by Joanne Burnham on 06/03/2017:

thanks samara.x

My daughter has been with Jo and Rob since September 2014 I was unsure how she would settle as this was her first time being in someone else's care . Both Jo and Rob were great helping her to settle. Even though she has only been there a short time I can already see how much she has developed in her speech and all round confidence! Jo and rob are both very friendly, helpful, and understanding . I wanted a home type setting so thay my daughter would feel comfortable just like she does at home and that's exactly what she has got ! 5 stars .. Super happy !!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Joanne Burnham on 20/01/2015

Response by Joanne Burnham on 21/01/2015:

Aww thank you Bethany..its such a pleasure to have little one with us..she has settled really well and has grown already..we enjoy having her in our home and she is a delight to have around x

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