Hi, I’m Vicky – I am an Ofsted-registered childminder serving all of Stevenage.
I live with my husband Marc and our two children, Grace (11) and Sophie (4). We live in our extended home, which has a specially designed playroom and a landscaped garden with artificial grass for year-round outdoor play. Inside, we are pet- and smoke-free.
I believe every child is absolutely individual! I treat each child that way – designing customised activities and routines based on their current needs and requirements, helping them achieve their next developmental step, ensuring that they feel safe and have fun – all in a home-away-from-home setting.
After my youngest daughter was born, I decided to become a full-time mum, and loved every minute of it – which drew me toward helping other parents by caring for their children. Having worked full-time and having relied on others to help me raise and care for my oldest daughter from a very young age, I know how scary it can be to select the right person and place to help your child develop and learn.
I visit locally run play groups as well as having craft mornings, park visits, and local outings from farms to soft plays.
I am happy to drop off and collect children from Giles Infants and Junior schools as well as Giles Nursery.
I offer term time-only arrangements. I am open 8 until 5 Monday to Friday with some additional flexibility – I am happy to talk about your needs. I charge £5.25 per hour.
As both a mother and childminder, I have a strong understanding and a natural instinct about what children need and want.
I had to return to work when Grace was only 4 months old, so I have personally had the experience of needing to leave my child with childcare providers. I understand the pressure of maintaining a career and being a parent at the same time. I have also experienced being a full-time mother for Sophie before I decided to become a childminder myself, as I have so enjoyed helping her learn and grow.
I have now been childminding full time for over a year and love being involved with helping my clients’ children develop, explore, and have fun in a safe and happy environment.
I am first-aid trained and have safeguarding training. I ensure that I undertake continuing training and education in subjects which are applicable to children’s current needs.
My professional qualifications:
• Fully insured with Childcare.co.uk
• Fully DBS-checked (as is Marc)
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
I am open Monday to Friday 8 till 5 term time only with other hours possible upon discussion.
|Last Updated: 27/04/2019|
- Childminding from £5.25 per hour
I charge £5.25 per hour.
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My two children (1 and 4 years) have been looked after by Vicky for 9 months. She is an amazing childminder who made the transition to go back to work much easier, as I knew my children were getting the best care. Her whole family is lovely and my children have loved having Sophie and Grace as playmates!
Vicky is always finding innovative and original ways to keep the children learning through play. I enjoy receiving the daily updates and pictures to see what they have been doing during the day.
Her setting is wonderful, with a large dedicated playroom and a safe garden area for the children.
The only reason we are leaving Vicky is that we are moving away. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a homely and loving setting, where your child will flourish under her care. We will all miss her and her family.
I can’t say enough positives about the care my little boy receives not only from Vicky, but the whole family too. He loves going each day, has very varied experiences and activities and has come on leaps and bounds under her care. The setting is lovely, communication great & nothing is ever too much trouble. We really struck gold with Vicky as our child minder.
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