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.
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!
Ofsted Registered Childminder - Registered on both the Early Years and Childcare registers
Paediatric First Aid Trained
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
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.
|Last Updated: 05/09/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Please contact for further information regarding fees
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Butts Primary School
- 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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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.
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!)
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