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Childminder in Kettering (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 3 days

Female Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Jun 2024 Last Login 13 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Based Near KBA I have a B-Tec National Diploma in Nursery Nursing, qualified in 1996, I have an 18 year old son, who has a DBS and occasionally baby sits.
I was an Ofsted Registered Childminder from 2006 to 2013. I left in 2013 to work in a school and widen my experiences in childcare, but regretted leaving ever since, so re-registered in 2016 and was graded Good in my inspection in November 2018.
I was an Early Years Practitioner at a Primary School in Corby, and have worked in several nurseries locally, being Senior Nursery Nurse, Room Co-Ordinator, and an earlier years Nursery Nurse.
I've also worked in Pre Schools, and except for short career breaks, have generally worked in Childcare since 1996.
I have a purpose built cabin that is our playroom, and we try to be as outdoorsy as possible.
We have a labrador, often people decide to pick a minder with pets, as they don't have time for pets at home, so it's nice to let their child experience animals with their childcare provider.
If you're not a dog person, we're not for you.
I will provide my Ofsted Certificate and Insurance when we meet, rather than display it online. Both are on display in my setting at all times, you will also get a chance to see all of my certificates of training and qualifications. I have a purpose built log cabin in my garden as my setting, we love the outdoors, as well as being cosy in the cabin

My Experience

1994-1996 College-B Tec National Diploma in Nursery Nursing.
1994-1997 Full Time school holidays baby sitter
1996-1998 The Toy Box Nursery Wellingborough
1998-2001 Millbrook Day Nursery Kettering
2001-2003 Billy Bears Funfair Northampton
2003-2004 Nanny Kettering
2004-2006 Little Stars Nursery Kettering
2006-2013 Ofsted Registered Childminder Kettering
2013-2016 Early Years Practitioner in a Reception Class at Weldon Primary School
October 2016 Ofsted Registered Childminder.
September 2020-2022 Freelance Early Years Course Assessor at The Training Hub

My Qualifications

City & Guilds Foundation Summer 1993
Diploma of Vocational Ed Summer 1994
St Johns First Aid May 1994
First Aid and Safety May 1995
B-Tec National Diploma
in Nursery Nursing Summer 1996
Emergency First Aid April 1996
Child Protection November 1999
Manual Handling July 2001
Handling Complaints September 2001
Infection Control October 2001
Customer Care May 2002
First Aid at work June 2002
Fire Refresher January 2003
Appreciating Difference August 2003
Childminding Pre-
Registration Information April 2006
Marketing & Business Skills June 2006
Childminding Practice
Introduction February 2007
Paediatric First Aid March 2007
Relax Kids Workshop September 2008
Well being and involvement September 2008
Business Skills November 2008
Solve It Workshop September 2009
Engaging Parents September 2009
Safeguarding refresher September 2010
Safeguarding July 2015
Food Hygiene July 2015
Epipen Training September 2015
First Aid January 2016
Safeguarding March 2017
Prevent Duty June 2017
Paediatric First Aid Nov 2018
Anti Bullying Training Nov 2018
Safeguarding January 2019
Beginners Sign Language April 2019
Knife Crime Prevention May 2019
Gangs and County Lines May 2019
Children's Perspective on Play June 2019
Attachment in Early Years June 2019
Childhood in crisis June 2019
Children-food marketing June 2019
Intro to Child psychology June 2019
Everyday Maths. December 2019
Everyday English January 2020
Maths Functional Skills Level 1 January 2020
Coronavirus Aware March 2020
Safeguarding Children 13/05/2020
Maths Functional Skills Level 2 July 2020
Babies Being Heard April 2020
Challenging Mental Health April 2020
Caring: A Family Affair April 2020
Pediatric First Aid Sept 2021
Understanding Domestic Abuse May 2022
Safeguarding Children November 2022
Counselling Skills November 2022
Centre of Early Learning February 2023
Supporting Children/Mental Health March 2023
Control of Critical Bleed Injuries April 2023

My Availability

Mason’s Childcare is open 8am til 5pm Monday to Friday.
All Year round
I am available now, for evening and weekend babysitting
I live in the Avondale Area of Kettering.
Get in touch now, to ensure a space for when you're ready.
I also take children term time only, or school holidays only, or on a full/Part time basis.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/06/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.20 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Pre School and School age children are £5.20 per hour.
I also accept 2 and 3-4 year funding.
I accept Childcare Vouchers and Gov Tax Free Childcare.
With these costs, I provide Parent and Toddler groups, and fresh snacks and drinks.
Please provide a picnic style lunch, nappies and a change bag.
More details will be on your contract.

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
13 November 2018

My Documents

  • Other (added 18/07/2023)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 18/07/2023)
  • DBS Check (added 18/07/2023)
  • Inspection Report: Nov 2018 Ofsted Inspection Report (added 18/11/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Trace. 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.

I worked with Tracey in a Nursery in 1999, during this time I observed the excellent care provided to the children, which I have witnessed as a friend ever since in her role as a Childminder.
As a practitioner who has worked for Social Services and now in a Childcare and Education provider, I would highly recommend Tracey to look after your child.
Now as a dad myself, I will happily leave my new daughter with Tracey, I know she is well looked after and her individual needs are met.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lee Lee about Avatar for Trace Trace on 14/04/2023

Response by Avatar for Trace Trace on 18/07/2023:

Thank you so much for your review Lee :)

Our daughter came to Tracy from 7 months, Tracy provided amazing care for our daughter as well as sending us updates often. As a first time mum this is all we could’ve asked for. Tracy taught our daughter so much and she is now extremely advanced. We had our second baby and sent him here also, he is delayed In speech and Tracy is brilliant with him. Since he’s been there he’s learnt a lot more words and sign language. We love it here and would highly reccomend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Mia Mia about Avatar for Trace Trace on 13/04/2023

Response by Avatar for Trace Trace on 18/07/2023:

Thank you for your review.
So pleased to still have H in the school holidays, I miss her when she's being busy at school.
And love seeing N progressing each week. :)

I have known Tracey since our children went to primary school together. She has looked after children for as long as I have know her, all children appeared happy and contented at all times. Tracey took my 15 year old daughter on her family holiday last year which was a big thing for myself as a parent. Tracey ensured my daughter was safely looked after and able to enjoy the holiday.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jocelyn Jocelyn about Avatar for Trace Trace on 11/04/2023

Response by Avatar for Trace Trace on 18/07/2023:

Thank you for your review Joss.
It was a pleasure to look after M on holiday x

My daughter loves to go to Traceys, she's made friends there and learning new things and words everyday. I'm really happy we found her. Always updates you through the day with activities that day xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Clarissa Clarissa about Avatar for Trace Trace on 30/01/2022

Response by Avatar for Trace Trace on 18/07/2023:

Thank you so much :) x

My daughter loves going to Tracey's house. She loves playing in the tot groups and Tracey's pets! The level of care is very good.

Would recommend to others.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Ben York Ben York about Avatar for Trace Trace on 02/10/2017

Response by Avatar for Trace Trace on 18/07/2023:

Thank you for your review.
I'll miss L when she's off to school :) x

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