5 stars (11)

Childminder in Welwyn Garden City

Babysitter in Welwyn Garden City

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2011 Last Updated Dec 2018 Last Login Oct 2019 Email

My Summary

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Ofsted Registered

About Me


My name is Dawn and I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2011. I am married to Mark and we have three children aged 13, 9 and 7 (as of July 2016).

I live very close to Panshanger Primary School. I would be available for pick-ups at other settings within WGC dependant on my commitments to children already being cared for by me.

As a parent I have used a childminder, daycare and grandparents to look after my children. I can fully understand the stress of finding good childcare and will do my best to meet all your requirements.

I have previously been co-chair of the school's Parent Teacher Association and like to be as big a part of the schools' communities as possible.

My Experience

I have worked as a Childminder since 2011 and have the experience of being a mother of three children. I am very family orientated. I have experience of working with children who have food allergies and eczema.

I am able to be flexible and work together with parents to provide the type of care you would wish for your child.

I have plenty of toys, both indoors and out in the garden including a trampoline, wendy house and two slides. We take regular trips out to the park after school, as well as visiting venues such as Willows Farm, Stanborough Lakes and Jungle Mania during the holidays.

We are a non smoking house with no pets.

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children
Evidence for Ofsted
CYPOP5 How to set up home based childcare

My Availability

I work in a local school during the day, so only available for after school and during school holidays. I will consider ad-hoc holiday cover and short term arrangements.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/12/2018

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me.

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Below are the latest reviews for DawnH. 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.

Dawn is fantastic!!!! She looked after my little one every Wednesday evening whilst I took a night class, my daughter does not sleep and can be a handful!! Dawn had her fed bathed and all tucked up and fast asleep by the time I got home. Dawn is very personable and is just lovely, can’t recommend enough!!

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by about DawnH on 07/02/2018

Our daughter has been looked after by Dawn and her family for over a year. Dawn is very professional and always offers flexibility wherever possible.

Dawn and her family have made us very welcome and provided a safe and caring environment for our daughter.

We would have been really stuck without the support of Dawn and appreciate everything she has done for us. I couldn’t recommend her enough!

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by about DawnH on 13/12/2017

My son has been going to Dawn for a year and a half and I would absolutely recommend Dawn.
She had been a godsend as she is very flexible and accommodating which is a huge help especially when work commitments change.

She is also very good at tailoring the care to the needs of the child and the parents - usually sending reminders regarding things happening at school which is great. The other fantastic bit is that her family are just as involved and so lovely with all the children that it’s just like they are an extension of the family.

I have seen a huge change in my son and that is partly through his interaction with Dawn and her family - thank you.

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by about DawnH on 17/10/2017

Our 4 .5 year old Atharv has been going to Dawn for a short term arrangement ( 1 month) , 3 days a week. She was very approachable and pleasing to talk to when we were struggling to find a child minder. During the settling in session, she mingled with the child in his play and engaged in conversation with my child. She has been doing the nursery pick ups and drop offs.My son Atharv is very fond of her and the kids. She used to send me videos and pics of my child. She is very passionate about her job and I could tell that. She is very flexible and did accommodate last minute changes too. She also took him to disco activity which my son loved. She set up the paddling pool on a hot day and all the kids including mine enjoyed the Sunny day in her garden. Really appreciate her work.
Thankyou Dawn!! Atharv did have some wonderful moments at yours.Lets stay in touch and we would love to work with you in future. Goodluck with all your future endeavours.

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by about DawnH on 23/07/2016

Sullivan is 18 months old & has been going to Dawn for three days and week since September 2015

I am very pleased we found Dawn, Sully is fond of her, Mark and the boys. He enjoys going to farms, play areas and woodland walks. I love receiving pictures of him out an about enjoying himself.

Dawn provided a diary which goes back and forth, this tells me what he has eaten and when, what they have been up to that day and any other relevant comments. I look forward to reading about his day.

I find Dawn is always flexible if I have last minute changes and makes me aware of any illness/symptoms.

Thanks Dawn you have been a great help, especially the last month.

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by about DawnH on 09/02/2016

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