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Nicola Chilman

Childminder in Maidstone

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jul 2009 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 09 Aug 2022

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

I have been childminding for over 15 years and within that time have had two Outstanding inspections. I am married with two daughters aged 23 and 20. Choosing to become a childminder in the early years, enabled me to be a full time mum to my daughters as well as offering my time to look after other children. Looking after little ones is very rewarding which is why I choose to continue doing what I do!

I am able to drop off / collect from the following pre-schools: Poplar Pre-School and Belmonts Pre-School.

I also do school runs: St Francis Catholic Primary and Palace Wood Primary.

My Experience

I have over 15 years experience with children. I have been registered with Ofsted as a childminder since October 2005, am a member of PACEY and am eligible to accept the funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. I run a Toddler Group so regularly meet up with lots of other children.

My main aim is 'to provide a home from home environment so that your child feels safe, secure and happy in my care'. Your child would be welcomed into my home as if they were my own.

My Qualifications

Introducing Childminding Practice

First Aid in Paediatric (incl Anaphylaxis training)

Safeguarding Children and Thresholds for Intervention

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare

Am eligible to accept the Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
(both 15 hours and 30 hours - please call me to discuss)

I regularly attend training courses, when available, in line with my CPD (details on request)

My Availability

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday : 0700 - 1815

However, I am flexible and will try to accommodate your requirements should the above hours not suit.

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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: 20/07/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please give me a call to discuss, I offer competitive rates and reductions for siblings are available.

My 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
14 February 2022
6 February 2020 - Requires Improvement
22 February 2016 - Outstanding
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My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Nicola Chilman. 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 started with Nicola in 2016. I was very nervous about my daughter having a childminder as I always thought I would go for a nursery. However through recommendation I chose to see Nicola and I am so glad I did. My daughter had the best time at Nic Nics right from when she started at 1 years old, through to her starting school at 4. During that time I also brought my son to Nic Nics at 9 months and I’m sad to say that he’ll be moving on at the end of this year due to my own circumstances. Nicola’s home is a perfect home from home environment for children, and I really couldn’t have asked for anything more from a childminder. She’s flexible, offers brilliant homemade meals, fun days out and offers such quality childcare for a humble price. She loves the children who come into her home and has very good communication with parents. Highly recommend this lovely lady!

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

by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for Nicola Chilman Nicola Chilman on 13/12/2019

My daughter has been with Nicola for nearly 3 years, from the age of 9 months. She has been very happy there and I am happy knowing that she is in a safe, happy, healthy environment. She gets healthy meals, lots of opportunity to play outdoors in the garden or indoors in the playroom when the weather is bad, regular outings to parks, libraries, playgroups and many trips further afield to see and do new things. Nicola is always welcoming and helpful and extremely professional and organised. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone looking for a childminder in the Maidstone area.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for lji lji about Avatar for Nicola Chilman Nicola Chilman on 10/07/2013

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