5 stars (8)

Childminder in Hockliffe

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2018 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 31 Mar 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Pixies childminding services

I am a fun, outgoing person with lots of energy. I love being outside and try to go to as many different toddler groups and activities as possible!!!! Our house is full of play and fun but also full of manners and discipline!
We live in a 4 bedroom house with a large, safe and secure garden with field view . There is a dedicated playroom for the older children, all so closely monitored! I work closely with a few other childminders so the children have a broader social network.
We also have a lovely park very close by.
I offer a home from home environment with plenty of cuddles and fun! I follow the same EYFS guidelines as nurseries and pre-schools and fill out Daily Diaries and Learning Journeys for the under 5's. Healthy, home cooked food olive oil (with the occasional 'naughty' dinner)!!!! .
Lots of trips are always planned, open mead farm, Tring Museum, splash park, farm, teddy bears picnic, zoo and lots more!

Pixies childcare located in Hockliffe in Leighton Buzzard Beautiful house, OFSTED registered.

We are able to take children before, during and after school hours. The hours can be flexible. Also
Available on weekends and nights.

We do pick ups and drops facilities as well and we cover nights and weekends as well.

Kind regards,
Avani patil

My Experience

I have worked as a tutor for more then 10 years. I've been childminding Since January 2019 and manage a good blend of home activities with plenty of toddler group visits and outings. I have looked after a wide variety of ages since last 3 months including babies and school aged children, all holding a fond place in my heart.
References available on request. I have added school homework to be completed on daily basis so I work closely with schools and parents.

My Qualifications

OFSTED Registered
CACHE level 3 Childcare at Home
Paediatric first aid
Level 2 food hygiene
Safeguarding Children
DBS (crb) checked
Numerous continuous development certificates

My Availability

All 7 days includes nights as well and school pick up and drop.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 11/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£ 5.00 includes food, breakfast and snacks.

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

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  • Training Certificate: Level 3 preparing to work from home childminders course (added 17/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 03/02/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/10/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Avani. 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.

Can't rate them highly enough - very friendly and Chloe really enjoyed her time there. They were very good when she had a 'moment' and was missing Mummy. Kept updated of activities throughout the day and as a bonus they have a very friendly and cuddly dog!

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by about Avani on 25/02/2020

Response by Avani on 25/02/2020:

Thanks a lot, all of us including the other kids and Pixie really loved Chloe’s company during half term. She is always welcome again anytime.

Avni and Ameet are such wonderful people. They are absolutely fantastic with kids, my 2 year old little girl loved them the very first day we met for settling in sessions. Both Ameet and Avni are hands on with the children and looks after them just like her own. They were very helpful in time of crisis and went out of there way to make sure the kids are safe. Pixie's is one of the best childminding place, where you can be assured you children are in safe hands and they will get the absolute best care . Which leaves you in peace while at work. It was sad that we couldn't continue for longer due to my work commitments . I would highly recommend Avni and Ameet anyday for the best childcare service .

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Avani on 14/01/2020

Response by Avani on 14/01/2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are going to miss Tara but we do understand that let’s do what is best for her. All the best Dee.

My daughter has been attending Pixie childminders for few months now.From the first day visiting the setting fell in love instantly.Avani has a beautiful home very clean ,full of exciting learning activities for the kids..even has cot beds in each room she has in the house perfect for nap time for all the kids.Both her and a husband very professional were able to accommodate me and Olivia my daughter .perfect for me as I work as an agency nurse long hours they are very understanding and always able to work around my schedule as every week is different for me.words cannot even describe how amazing pixies childminders is I’m grateful to have them looking after my daughter I’m assured she’s getting the best care as I always get updates and pictures of activities she’s doing and meals she is having.Both I and my daughter very happy ☺️

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Avani on 10/09/2019

Response by Avani on 10/09/2019:

Thank you so much. We are blessed to have Olivia coming to ours and we would continue giving best service and love our kids. ❤️

I really needed some extra help though, the school holidays. and was lucky enough to find pixies childminding. I would deffiently give them a 5* rating, so much so I pulled my just 3 year old out of preschool to stay with them. he learns just as much, properly more as it's more of a 121 setting. and he still gets to be a 3 year old, and go to parks and play outside with their lovely dog Pixie! you know when you drop your child of, they are fed healthy but yummy breakfast, lunch, dinner and are looked after in a loving home setting.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Avani on 10/09/2019

Response by Avani on 10/09/2019:

We love kids and will continue giving homely and best leanrning environment. 💙💙Especially rowan 😘

Healthy meals and snacks are provided daily. They provide educational and developmental tools plus access to a massive play area via the garden where they is a secure private park. Their attention to detail and willingness to communicate even the slightest details/concerns is helpful and reassuring.

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by about Avani on 25/06/2019

Response by Avani on 25/06/2019:

Thank you Jay and we are glad that you have noticed all of that. Really love to be with Theo. Thank you so much for believing in me.

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