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Childminder in COLCHESTER

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 10 Aug 2020 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


Are you a teacher? Do you work in an education setting and only require childcare during term times?
We offer a ‘term-time’ day rate so please send us your enquiries and we will be happy to help

We hope everyone has stayed safe during COVID-19. Twinkle reopened on 8th June, with added safety measures put in place.
Currently we are following the government’s advice to only make Essential journeys. We will be taking the children out for local walks.

We have a hilly green near us which the children enjoy, it has some lovely trees, bushes & flowers which attracts wildlife and birds.

Stay safe,
Cath & Steph

We are Cathy and Steph, we are independent Ofsted registered Childminders working from one premises. The children have two of us working together the majority 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 2020 we will be closed one week in October and one week at Christmas
2021 our six weeks holidays will fall into the school breaks. You will not be charge for these weeks.

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 space available on a
Mon - Thurs 07:30-17:00

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: 21/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

We accept 2 & 3 year funding

Snacks, milk and water included

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Exam Certificate: Cache Level 3 preparing to work in home based childcare (added 26/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 26/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Delivering the EYFS (added 26/01/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 26/01/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Course (12hrs) (added 26/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/01/2020)


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 Georgia 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 Sarah about Twinkle on 01/06/2019

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