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5 stars (4)

Childminder in Kempston-Wootton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2011 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 18 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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

About Me

Hello, my name is Helen. I originally grew up, and lived in London, but moved away to have a family of my own. I have lived in Bedford for 15 years. I started childminding in 2006. I was graded as Outstanding again in December 2015 by Ofsted. I've also completed NVQ 3 and I'm also an Accredited Childminder.

I have a designated playroom for the children, and we go out on lots of trips to the local playgroups, parks, the local woods, library, and Woburn Safari within the week.

My Experience

I have all the experience that you gain from the joys your own children give you. I regularly update and attend training through Bedford Borough Early Years.

I Have been registered and working as a childminder since 2006.

My Qualifications

I previously gained my qualifications as a chef and hospitality manager. Once having my little boy I registered as a childminder and then completed all the required training to become a childminder.
Training is ongoing to keep up to date, and further qualifications
I also have the following,
Early years First Aid training
Early years foundation
Local safeguarding children
Food Safety
Managing Behaviour
Learning through play
NVQ Level 3 qualification
QCF Certificate & Diploma training in Child development 0 -19 years
QCF Certificate & Diploma in Behaviour Management
QCF Certificate & Diploma & in Heath & Safety
QCF Certification & Diploma in Inclusion Practice
I became an Accredited in August 2012.

My Availability

I try to be as flexible as I can, and will always work with you to meet your family needs. My normal hours are from 7.30am - 5pm.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My current charges is £5 - £5.50 per hour which includes morning & afternoon snack and lunch and all outings.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Helen. 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.

My daughter has spent four fabulous years with Helen. I worried about going back to work full time but Helen put me at ease by ensuring that my daughter had a home from home experience with her and was treated like a princess. Helen provided my little one with a wealth of experience. My little girl was always kept busy with activities in and out of the house. Helen spoils children in her care rotten and attends to all of their needs. Helen ensures that all children in her care feel safe and are happy to spend time in her care.

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by Dom about Helen on 12/03/2019

I was super lucky to find Helen when I got let down by a previous childminder. My daughter was instantly happy with her and in her couple of years there blossomed into an amazingly well rounded little girl. Bel loves Helen and going to school and leaving Helen's care was emotional for all of us. Helen has a permanent place in Bels heart and ours. Bel was well prepared for school and made an easy transition to school. Helen is amazing and helped us out many times through changes and issues. Any child that has Helen to care for them will be very lucky and their parents too. Be assured that your child will love Helen she is great!! thanks for over 2 years of care and love for Bel (and her brother during holidays). We Miss you!!

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by Rebekah about Helen on 12/03/2019

HI my name is Jas and i have a litlle boy who is now 4 yrs old.I was very lucky to find out helen bhambri was a childminder and also {a bonus} she lived right opposit me, so i asked if she would take care of my child at the the age of 15 months.she has looked after him very well and my child loved going there and still goes to see her now as he has made a special bond with her, Helen is a very nice,kind and caring person and would go the extra mile for you, shes always got fun stuff for the kids to do even when its raining!.I would highly recommend her to anyone whos looking for a childminder xx

  • 5 stars Overall

by sweety76 about Helen on 25/10/2013

Response by Helen on 29/10/2013:

Thank you so much Jas for a lovely review. I've loved looking after your wonderful Son over the years. He's brought lots of smile's and happiness into our home and progressed so well. I know he'll go on to achieve well in his new school life. I'll always have lots of fond memories of his adventures with us. Thank you for the lovely recommendation.

My little boy has been with helen since he was 9 months old . Logan loves goin to helen as they are always doing exciting things . Days out to woburn safari park, arts and crafts, swimming to name a few things logan gets up to whilst im at work. He is very happy at helens and is constantly learnin new things. He gets on well with the other children. If you are looking for a safe place somehwere where your child will be looked after and treat like a prince or princess then i highly reccomend helen. With regards to helen keeping me informed this happens daily im always told what logan will be doin for the day and have an online diary with photos and his daily activities. My 10 year old daughter also goes to helen in the holidatys not because she needs to but because she saw what a great time logan was having she wanted to go to helens to. Helen is my star

  • 5 stars Overall

by Clare099 about Helen on 09/08/2013

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