5 stars (3)

Childminder in Coventry

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Graded 'OUTSTANDING' at my last inspection,March 2015

I am currently full

Hi, I am Tracy Cooke and am a registered childminder based in the north of Coventry,
I am open from Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. I have a wide range of play resources inside and out with a large,child planned garden and plan interesting and stimulating activities specifically catered to each individual child's needs and interests.
I offer a home from home environment where the children are made to feel secure and loved and part of the family.

Every day,whatever the weather we will get out of the house to local playgroups,soft play, parks and nature walks.
We do arts and crafts, modelling,drawing, colouring, painting, sticking and cooking we dress up, role play, dance, sing, play instruments, run around the garden and have lots of fun!
I write detailed daily diaries, track childrens progress in the EYFS and regularly assess our planned activities to support the children’s learning.

I am accredited so can offer the 2,3 and 4 year old's early years funding.

My Experience

I worked as a nursery nurse(deputy manager) for 11 years,caring for children from 8 weeks old to 8 years old...I've wanted to be a childminder for years-to be my own boss and be able to offer individual care and have finally taken the plunge and am now in my 7th year of minding and am loving it!!

I have 2 children of my own aged 16 & 20............ I love being around children,watching them discover the world around them and soaking it all up like little sponges!

My Qualifications

Graded 'OUTSTANDING' by Ofsted,March,2015
Prevent duty and radicalisation awareness 2017
WellComm trained, 2016
Promoting Positive Behaviour, 2016
City & Guilds 324 in childcare,
NVQ level 2 AND 3 in Early Years Care & Education
Up to date Paediatric 1st aid
Defibrillator trained (2011)
Ofsted registered-first graded 'Good with outstanding aspects'March 2012
Safeguarding Children(Oct '14 ,Jan 2017, Feb 2019)
Community Inclusion (Aug'12)
New EYFS framework part I(Sept'12) part 2 (march'13)
Creativity for under 3's(Oct'12)
Human/child Trafficking Awareness(Feb'13)
Basic Food Hygiene
'A terrific time to be 2' conference incl workshop on attachment and brain development attended (June '14)
I regularly complete online training and ensure I’m up to date with any changes or new developments in childcare and Early years development

My Availability

I am currently full
My working hours are from 8am-6pm but that is open to discussion.however I only work Monday-Friday.

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: 20/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Fees include snacks,cold lunch,milk & water, toddler groups and activities.I would only ask for costs towards a trip or activity if it is organised well in advance,eg,TwinLakes,Hatton,swimming. Parents are asked to provide any formula milk, nappies, wipes.Dinner can be provided for a small charge if your child is here after 5:30(£1-£2).

Hourly rate:£4.50 per hour (6 hour minimum per day for EY children) £6 per hour for before/after school sessions.

before 8am/after 6pm-£6 per hour
Parent/child sickness: Full fee
Parent/child holiday: Full fee
Childminder sickness-No fee
Childminder holiday- No fee
Settling in sessions:tbagreed on interview depending on childs individual needs.

You can contact me for more details...if I'm busy wiping noses or changing nappies leave a message and I'll do my best to get back to you asap!

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 Tracy Co. 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 been with Tracey for two days a week since October 2015 and i can gladly say she is brilliant. I feel that Emily has developed so much more since attending Tracey's house. They regularly go out on trips to soft play areas and zoos, regularly take part in arts and crafts for whichever holiday is happening and i genuinely enjoy chatting to Tracey as i drop off my daughter.

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

by about Tracy Co on 19/05/2016

My son has been with Tracy since February this year and i cant praise her enough!

My son is an ex prem born at 26 weeks, now terrible 2 so finding a childminder who could challenge him and push him developmentally to help him catch up was a must for us and Tracy certainly does this! Tracy has encouraged his speach amazingly and he has become a right chatterbox in 3 months from barely saying anything.

Unlike other childminders Tracy is always stimulating the children and making sure they have a varied day of activties. My son beems from ear to ear when in Tracys care and she has taken him in like an extention on her family. The love and compassion Tracy has for all the children is incredible and is always in contact sending her love when my son is ill.. which is allot!

Tracy is very accomodating and will always try to help out when needed.

We look forward to a fun filled future in Tracys care!

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

by about Tracy Co on 18/05/2016

Response by Tracy Co on 19/05/2016:

Thank you so much for this amazing review!
Charlie has certainly made himself at home both in my house and my heart xx

Our children have been with Tracey 3 days a week sine June 2015 and we can't fault her at all she has been excellent when I have changed jobs and unsure of work hours and did everything she could to help and work with us whilst things settled. The children love being there and often go on various trips and do lots of fun and exciting activities with Tracey and the other children she minds.

Tracey gives us daily updates and pictures of what the children have been doing so it doesn't feel as if we are missing out on anything.

All in all Tracey is a wonderful childminder who is very friendly and approachable we and the children adore her and even when looking to move home said that we had to find some where that meant we didn't have to change childminder!

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

by about Tracy Co on 18/05/2016

Response by Tracy Co on 18/05/2016:

Thank you so much for those lovely comments......your children have been like part of the family from day 1 and make me smile every day xx

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