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Childminder in Syston

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2019 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 29 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
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
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Nicol, I am an Ofsted registered Childminder based in Barkby Village. I have two young children of my own who are 5 and 8. I am passionate about providing a warm, safe, homely and educational childcare service.
I cater for pre school age children and school age children who require before and after school care as well as care during school holidays. I provide all meals and snacks which are all home made and nutritious. I am able to cater to any dietary and/or allergy requirements.
My home is spacious with plenty of room for children to play and engage in a number of
activities. We are based in a lovely rural setting surrounded by fields and farms. Barkby and
the surrounding areas have many great outdoor spaces, parks, community centres, village
halls and libraries. At the setting we have a large well kept outdoor space which is accessible
for children at all times.

Our days will be filled with fun and engaging activities which are catered to help each child
reach their early learning goals as required by the EYFS.
We will be joining in with a number of local playgroups and organised activities with other
childminders in the area. This ensures children are given the chance to mix with others of a
similar age to theirselves which helps them to build confidence, independance and self-
awareness and also to make new friends.
We will be spending time outdoors at local parks and outdoor spaces as well as in the garden
at my setting which has a variety of toys and activites suitable for all ages and abilities.
We also have many exciting activities indoors which children will have access to at all times,
these will be child led and adult led as required by the EYFS, some of these activities include;

Dressing up/Role play area
Arts and crafts
Baking and cooking
Large selection of books for all ages
Toy Kitchen
Mega Blocks
Jigsaw puzzles and Shape sorters
Cars/Trains and more push along toys
Dolls and accessories
Musical instruments and toys
Plastic Animals
and many more

I also offer places for Free Early Education Entitlement (FEE) for qualifying 2,3, and 4 year olds.

Please message me for further info, I would love to hear from you.

My Experience

My training and qualifications include;
CACHE Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare
Ofsted registered
DBS checked
Pediatric First Aid trained
Fully Insured
PACEY member

My Qualifications

My training and qualifications include;
CACHE Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare
Ofsted registered
DBS checked
Pediatric First Aid trained
Fully Insured
PACEY member

My Availability

I have full and part time spaces available for pre-school age children from 6 months old. I also do school drop off and pick up from St Peter and St Pauls school in Syston and The Pochin school in Barkby which is opposite my home. My normal opening hours are 7:30am-6pm Monday-Friday but I can be flexible to your needs, please just let me know.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour includes meals 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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  • DBS Check (added 15/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 15/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 15/01/2020)


Below are the latest reviews for Nicol. 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.

Fully recommend. Me and my daughter have a very good experience with Nicol :). I had an emergency on Saturday and My daughter is a shy kid and scared of new people but not with Nicol. She went to Nicol with smile and also when I pick her up she was very happy. She definitely had fun over there :).

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Ewa about Nicol on 05/02/2020

My son has been using Nicol's services for a while now and I couldn't recommend her enough. Apart from the huge effort Nicol puts into the work she does with the kids, the setting is also a real bonus. My son is always excited to tell me what they've been doing during the day, wether its walks around the farm, playing on the rope swings, baking, arts & crafts, going on bike rides or anything else on the long list of active sessions Nicol organises. While all the other usual activities you'd expect to find in any setting are also available, It's really refreshing and reassuring to find such a setting that has so much else to offer within walking distance..
I've used various other carers in the past but my son wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work!

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

by Danielle about Nicol on 04/02/2020

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