5 stars (1)

Childminder in Darlington

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 13 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Shirley I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder with over 24 years experience, I live opposite Darlington College with my Fiance and 4 cats my aim is to provide a home from home child friendly environment for your child whilst in my care where they will feel happy, safe, secure and have lots of fun whilst learning and developing in those important early years. I have 2 grown up son's of 30 and 28 who live in Hexham where I lived previously i also have a lovely little grandaughter of 7 who loves to come and stay in school holidays to spend time with the other children.

My Experience

I have many years of experience firstly of being a Nanny before having my own 2 children then of Childminding since 1994 i have various references, letters etc given to me over the years in my own file for prospective parents to view, also reviews on my business page on Facebook (Shirley's Sunbeams) I've looked after babies from 2-4 weeks old so lots of experience with babies and children across all ages and stages of development.

My Qualifications

I have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education,a current peadiatric first aid certificate also current safeguarding, food safety, plus numerous other certificates i have gained over the years and training i have done, i keep up to date with all relevant training which is an important part of my job.

My Availability

I have spaces available please message for further info/chat or to visit

Im currently working Monday - Thursday with a Friday possibly coming available in the next few months. Hours are 7.30 am with flexibility for earlier starts until 6pm at night. School drop off and pick ups if requested from Gurney Pease academy

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

To be discussed depending on hours/days required

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • UK Passport (added 10/01/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Shirley. 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.

Shirley goes above and beyond her duty of care, my son loves going and we get pictures and update messages, she does activities all day with him and takes him to soft play and play groups, i thought my son was going to be funny going as always wants to be with me but after only 2 setions he runs upto the house with a big smile on his face and walks into Shirley s house as if to say bye dad you can go now!!! I would highly recommend Shirley shes made us feel so happy that we no hes getting 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ care

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

by about Shirley on 28/01/2019

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