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Best of Both
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Childminder in Ashton-Under-Lyne

5 stars
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Female Member since Feb 2020 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 19 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

**1 SPACE AVAILABLE FROM SEPT 2021** Best of both childcare is run by 2 registered childminder’s Kelly Haywood & Becky Swindells. We became best of both in September 2019 when we joined forces and now provide care from a home from home setting as well as a community hall before & after school, meaning that children get the best of both settings. The community centre we work from provides a large indoor and good size outdoor space for all the children to use. We drop off and pick up from Waterloo primary school & Canon burrows. Our opening hours are 7:30am - 4:30pm.


My name is Kelly Haywood and I have 4 children, my eldest is 26 and youngest is 16. I have been a childminder for 15 years. I am registered with ofsted and on my last inspection received a “GOOD.” I have a level 3 diploma in children & young people’s workforce and a degree in Early Childhood Studies.

My name is Becky Swindells and I have 3 children, my eldest is 12 and my twins are 9. I have been a childminder for 6 years. I am registered with ofsted and on my last inspection received a “GOOD.” Previous to being a childminder I worked in a private day nursery for 5 years. I have a level 3 diploma in children & young people’s workforce.

We both hold the relevant paediatric first aid qualifications and safeguarding and continue to develop our professional knowledge with regular training.

My Experience

We have over 20 years experience between us working with children.

My Qualifications

We both have a level 3 diploma in children & young people’s workforce. Kelly also has a degree in early years.

We are both trained in paediatric first aid and safeguarding children as well as food hygiene.

My Availability

FULL TIME SPACE AVAILABLE FROM SEPT 2021.Term time only.

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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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

We charge £4.25 per hour for a full time place and £4.50 per hour for a part time place.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
21 January 2019
16 March 2018 - Requires Improvement
16 September 2014 - 2
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My Documents

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Best of Both. 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.

The best decision we made was choosing best of both childcare for Poppy we are so pleased how much Poppy has developed since being in their care. I know that when I am at work Poppy is in the best care with them and she absolutely attending, she comes home talking about Becky and Kelly all the time and what she has been upto.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for HollyAx HollyAx about Avatar for Best of Both Best of Both on 10/06/2020

My son was cared for by Kelly from being 7 months old until he started school at the age of 4 years 9 months. He was with her full-time - 7am until 6pm every weekday. From the very first day that I left my son with her, my mind was put at ease.

My son loved going to her and his eyes lit up each morning when we arrived. He suffered from quite severe reflux but this was never an issue. She catered for his specific diet and nothing was ever too much trouble. Her family were also very much involved with my son and it really felt like he was part of their family too.

As he got older, he attended Waterloo Nursery School so Kelly looked after him before and after this too. She helped to make his transition into Nursery easy as I couldn't be there to do this with him due to work commitments.

At the time, Kelly worked independently from Becky but they did, however, spend a lot of time together at groups so I got to know Becky well too. Both of them treated him like one of their own.

Once he finished Nursery, he left Kelly to move to a school closer to home and both he and I found leaving her really difficult. He had spent so much time with her and both of us had come to rely on her for so much.

My son is now 7 and he still regularly talks about Kelly and her family and it is always with very fond memories. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kelly and Becky. You can rest assured that your child will be in safe hands.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Angela Angela about Avatar for Best of Both Best of Both on 10/06/2020

My daughter was with Kelly from being 6 months old up until she was 3 years old. My experience was nothing but positive. Kelly looked after my little girl like she was her own and my daughter loved every minute with her. I never worried about my daughter when I was in work and I knew she was in safe hands. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kelly and Becky!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for CRobert CRobert about Avatar for Best of Both Best of Both on 10/06/2020

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