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Childminder in Bicester

Female Member since May 2011 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 16 Apr 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo

Ofsted Outstanding Provider My name is Nicki I have been offering good consistent, reliable quality child care and education for children aged 0-14years for over 20 years. Many of the children I have cared for came to me either as young children or babies, and have stayed in my childcare until secondary school age. Although my own children have grown up and moved away I still remain passionate about playing a key role in children's development.

I am an Osted Outstanding Provider provider URN 133929 to read my report.
I live in the Glory Farm area of Bicester near to Glory Farm School, Rainbow, and Bardwell School.
I share my house with my cockapoo puppy Bella
Full time Nursery average in Bicester £240per week Daily . My Childcare full time £165 on average.
Because of low numbers I can cater for individual childs needs and family

Funded Hrs

Funded hrs can be taken up to 10 hrs per day and can be used during school holidays.

Example 15 hrs per week spread over a year can be used as 10 hrs per week.

30 hrs per week can be used as 21 hrs per week

So your child gets consistency plus no extra cost during out of term time

Children learn through experiencing the world through first hand experience trips out every day
Remaining in consistent Childcare and relationships throughout Early Years and Primary School (if required)
Good strong consistent attachments can be formed through constant carer no staff changes.
Better able to cater individual sleep times particularly important whilst young
Good bonds with older children has been proven to enhance their learning
Able to offer better rates for term time workers, only a third charged over holidays saving hundreds of pounds.
When child reaches nursery funded education stage you can use these hrs during my setting and reduce costs hugely
More one to one learning with a Child Educator.
Caring family home

Children's self-esteem is high because they feel valued, safe and secure.

 Children develop strong relationships

Extracts from my Ofsted Report

Inspection report: 16 May 2018

Inspection findings

Effectiveness of the leadership and management is Outstanding

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The childminder is very secure in her knowledge of how to protect children's welfare and to keep them safe. She keeps her detailed knowledge up to date through regular training in safeguarding. The childminder has highly effective procedures to monitor children's progress. She works very closely with parents to support them to seek involvement from other professionals if required. She rapidly identifies specific plans for activities to help children make the best progress they can. Very effective partnership working with other childcare provisions results in children receiving a highly consistent approach to their learning. This results in them making rapid progress and being very well prepared for the next stage in their learning.

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is Outstanding

Children are excited to take part in all the activities the childminder plans and suggests for them. She knows them all extremely well. She plans activities that follow their interests and which promote their next steps in learning most effectively. Children are also highly motivated to take part in spontaneous activities. They become fully involved in construction activities. The childminder skillfully uses mathematical language and descriptive words to extend their vocabulary. She helps children to think about how they can solve problems for themselves. Children of different ages and abilities are able to make the most of the same activity because the childminder successfully differentiates during her individual interactions with them. Highly efficient, detailed observations and assessments of the progress each child makes links directly with the planning of activities, to continually build on what children already know and to widen their experiences

Personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding

Children immerse themselves in the extremely well resourced and stimulating environment. The childminder encourages them to make choices about what they do and children are very confident to select their own toys and books. They are very familiar with the daily routines and their behaviour is excellent. They listen to the childminder who has a very consistent approach which helps children to know what is expected of them. Children rapidly develop an awareness of healthy lifestyles as they wash their hands at the sink and help to prepare their snack. They pour corn kernels into the popcorn maker, listen for the sound, and watch with wonder as the popcorn appears. Children show a very strong attachment to the childminder. Younger children snuggle into her when they are tired and readily fall asleep. Older children giggle along with the childminder as they make jokes together during their play.

Outcomes for children are Outstanding

Children make swift progress from their individual starting points. They are curious and very interested in all the activities. They form strong friendships and learn to show respect and care for one another. They are learning skills that help ensure they are extremely well prepared for starting school. Inspection report: 16 May 2018 4 of 5 Setting details Unique reference numbercal authority Oxfordshire Inspection numberType of provision Childminder Day care type Childminder Registers Early Years Register, Compulsory

What do my current parents say.

Child aged 5
They go to the park, feed the ducks, cinema on the bus to different places around Oxford including the dinosaur museum, he loves going there, thank you, you do a great job and he speaks so highly of you and the time he spends with you.
Chelsea Veale

Child aged 5
The relationship my Teddy has with nicki is great, he enjoys going there, he loves the setting and there is lots for him to do.
Chelsea Veale

Child aged 7
Finn is always happy to go in the morning. He enjoys playing with the others and always keen to tell nicki news.
Katherine Peterson

Child aged 3
My daughter Skye has a wonderful relationship with nicki, she has great respect for nicki and feels safe in her company, she has very good relationship with the other children in the setting.
Kate and Steve Carter

Child aged 3
Nicki always fill Skyes days with fun and exciting experiences, all of which are appropriate for her age.
Skye is always excited about what she has done, we can honestly say we would not want her to go anywhere else.
Kate and Steve Carter

Child aged 4.5
Fun filled, educational (learnt lots) They are Lexies other family-very close bond.
Gemma McLeese Allen

Child Aged 2.5
Jack always runs into nickis and talks about the other children, always there for advice with stages.
Charlotte Brown

Child aged 4
In Nicki’s setting Laura has grown into a confident, independent and happy girl, she has learnt soo much with Nicki, and we are very thankful for it.
Dina Sikorsha

Child aged 3
Exciting activities at home to trips to the library, groups, parks and further afield a bus. She has grown and become more confident. I am sure she will get the best school prep she could and will enjoy the process greatly.
Aleksandra Marczuk-Dabrowski

Child aged 3.5
Very relaxed atmosphere, but respectful and polite.
Aleksandra Marczuk-Dabrowski

Child aged 4
Cariadh has an amazing relationship with nicki, Every day Cariadh comes home excited about what they have learnt or been engrossed in, the crafts they make and bring home are very imaginative. Days out to not just the park but on the bus, Cinema, Mcdonalds, sand play, role play, how to behave in public and private. Nickis patience shines through the kids and their individual needs. Cariadh chose Nicki
Narisse Hollington

My Experience

21 years plus Childminding
Delivering Nursery Funded Education
Student placement in local School Nursery
Childrens Holiday Clubs
Youth Clubs
Worked with Young Offenders

My Qualifications

Cache level 3 Playwork (Playwork Practitioner)
Cache level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice (Pre-SchoolPractitioner)
Cache level 3 Working with Children with Special Educational Needs
Cache level 3 Working to Support parents with Literacy, Numeracy and Language Needs in a Pre-School Setting
Paediatric First Aid
Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology
O.A Dip Special Educational Needs Advanced


2020 Courses

Advanced child protection L3,F.G.M, child exploitation, safe guarding revised, young people and self harm, raising awareness of unaccompanied Asylum seeking children, a magical place to learn, supporting learning activities, caring for children with allergies, causes and spread of infection, child development 0-19yrs


Designated Lead, safeguarding, child exploitation County Lines, safe guarding young people, prevent duty, professional development, cause and spread of infection,


Neglect, mental well being of children and young people, prevent duty, British values, key elements of effective practice, inclusion, communication and the EYFS literacy and the EYFS, an enabling environment.
Ofsted Outstanding

My Availability


Over 18 months

Vacancies will be available after Easter 2021

Mon - Thursday 7am-6pm I offer funded places which can be stretched, please contact for details.
Also sometimes add hock school holidays.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

4.50 per hr. Pre school . Minimum 6 hrs Please enquire about School age

Funding hrs

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

  • Training Certificate: Supporting Children Through SEND (added 27/09/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Child neglect (added 27/09/2018)
  • Training Certificate: First Aid Essentials (added 05/07/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Improving children's learning through play (added 05/07/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Mental health and well being of young people (added 05/07/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/06/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Parental Mental Health (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Hidden Harm (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Risk Taking Behaviour (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Food Safety level 2 (added 20/06/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Specialist Safeguarding (added 20/06/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Cultural awareness (added 20/06/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety level 2 (added 20/06/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 20/06/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Allergy (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Diploma in Child Behaviour (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Diploma Special Educational Needs Advanced Diploma (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Child Psychology level 4 (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 Pre-school Practice Diploma (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Working with parents with literacy, numeracy and language needs (added 20/06/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 pPlaywork (added 20/06/2017)
  • UK Passport (added 15/06/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 15/06/2017)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 15/06/2017)
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