5 stars (2)

Childminder in Frating

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 10 Nov 2019 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


I am Cathy and I work with one other Ofsted registered childminder too. The children have two of us working together most of the time which we feel is a massive advantage.

We have lots of fun during the day dancing, singing, reading, yoga, painting, forest school activities and more. We try to have different activities each day to keep things exciting and engaging for the children.

The children have a section in our garden that has a mud kitchen, play house, little tikes cars, a slide, a sand pit, a little tikes water fountain and many more bits if they prefer to be outside.

We are very lucky as we live next to a lovely little park which has a small football pitch that we use regularly.

We also offer trips to local woods, the beach, Colchester Zoo, libraries, Jimmy’s farm, Hasty’s Farm, softplay centres and more. Every child in our care will be given a tabard to wear which matches our uniform so we are easily recognised as a group when out and about.


We are based in the village of Frating, situated just off of the A120 with great links to the A12 as well as Clacton, Thorrington, Great Bentley, Great Bromley, Elmstead Market, Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea etc.

We are ideally situated if you are travelling to or from Colchester or Clacton.

We can offer childminding services to 0-11yrs Mon-Thurs 07:30-17:00.

During 2019 we will only be closed for 2 weeks. 7th October - 11th October 2019 & 16th December - 20th December 2019.

My Experience

Over 38 years experience of childcare.

Level 3 CACHE preparing to work in home based childcare.

Paediatric first aid trained.

My Qualifications

Level 3 CACHE preparing to work in home based childcare.

Paediatric first aid training.


Introduction to EYFS.

Food Hygiene Level 2.

My Availability

We currently have the following spaces available:

Tuesday space (over one only)
Thursday space (over one only)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes no yes no no no
Morning no yes no yes no no no
Afternoon no yes no yes no no no
After School no yes no yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5.00 an hour for childminding services
£10.00 an hour for babysitting services
£1.50 for lunch
£1.00 for dinner (4pm)
Snacks, milk and water included

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


Below are the latest reviews for Twinkle. 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.

Amazing service, safe, friendly, clean and most importantly, fun! Would recommend!

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

by about Twinkle on 12/06/2019

Twinkle is a fantastic new childminders that I can't recommend highly enough. They are full of great ideas for the children and their environment is amazing! A very caring, friendly and motivated team :-)

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

by about Twinkle on 01/06/2019

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