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LBears
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Childminder in Alton

5 stars
(2)

Female Member since May 2019 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 18 Jan 2022 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hi, my name is Natalie and I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in Alton. I am close to the town centre and to two local parks, plus the local King’s Pond which is full of wildlife to spot and feed. I live with my husband and two daughters, aged four and ten.

We live in a 4 bedroom semi-detached house with an open plan kitchen, providing lots of space for play and an outdoor area, mud kitchen and vegetable patch, for growing, exploring and investigating! I offer a nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to grow and develop through lots of varied and stimulating play experiences. I look forward to welcoming you to my setting.

My Experience

I have worked with children in a professional capacity for over 12 years, both as a primary school teacher, home school link worker, private tutor and home school educator. I have an enthusiastic and nurturing personality with a passion for the outdoors and nature, singing and signing (I signed with both of my children from birth) and a love of reading and books!

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered Childminder - Registered on both the Early Years and Childcare registers

Paediatric First Aid Trained

DBS Checked

NCFE Level 3 Award in Homebased Childcare

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Early Years Settings

Level 3 Safeguarding Children

Level 1 and level 2 Makaton Signing

Delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage

PACEY (Professional Association for childcare and Early Years) Member

Sports Studies and Physical Education (BA Hons)

Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education

My Availability

Little Bears Childminding is open from 07:30 – 17:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday both term time and throughout the school holidays.

Early drop off or late pick ups can be arranged for an additional fee.

During school holidays I am available for additional days upon request.

I currently have no EYFS spaces.

I have space for after school pick ups on a from The Butts Primary school.

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Last Updated: 05/09/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please contact for further information regarding fees

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/06/2019)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 13/06/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 13/06/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Course (added 13/06/2019)
  • Training Certificate: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award Home Based Childcare (added 13/06/2019)
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Reviews

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I would highly recommend Natalie, My daughter has been going to her for a year now.

My daughter is quite anxious and She always welcomes her with a smile and makes her feel welcome and comfortable. I can’t thank Natalie enough for everything she has done for my daughter always going the extra mile.

Being a first time mum naturally I was nervous about many things and had many questions. Natalie has always been at the other end of the phone to reassure me and help me through some difficult times. I cannot express how grateful I am. Natalie has always found ways to help my daughter to progress with obstacles that she has faced throughout the year. Meal times was always very difficult for us as a family and thanks to Natalie’s advice and guidance, picking up on certain things has made a huge difference.

Alongside Natalie’s great personality she also offers an app where she gives parents daily updates to your children’s routine and all the fun things they have been up too throughout the day. Again being a first time mum this was so comforting.

Than you so much for all of your support and making my daughters day always full of laughter.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Maggie Maggie about Avatar for LBears LBears on 12/06/2021

As first time parents we were really worried about how our 1 yr old would settle without us. But we couldn't have been luckier to have found Natalie. Her setting is perfectly set up with lots of toys and resources for little ones both inside the house and out in the garden. She is extremely knowledgeable about child development and will share her expertise with you so that you find out things about your child even you didn't know about! But more importantly she brings such love and care to her time with the children- our little one really felt like one of the family. Every morning he would race into the house with a massive grin on his face, ready for the first game of the day. During the day she sends updates and photos which are really reassuring to the nervous parent! Honestly, we were just so lucky to find Natalie. (As a naturally suspicious person, I always think that five star reviews are too good to be true, but honestly if I could give 6 out of 5 I would!)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Helena Helena about Avatar for LBears LBears on 01/12/2020

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