5 stars (4)
image/svg+xml image/svg+xml

Childminder in Hyde

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 23 May 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING all areas.

Open only Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Little Spuds Ofsted Registered childminding husband & wife team (both ofsted reg) provides high quality childcare in a warm and loving home. Between us we provide childcare for 6 children in a very well resourced environment.

We have been married for 19 years and have a 11 year old daughter. Stephen used to work in Child Health, St Marys Hospital for Manchester University. He is now a qualified early years teacher .Susan used to work as a level 3 teaching assistant in a secondary school.

We take children from birth to 4 years. Also we have experience of looking after, vegan, vegetarian children, those with allergies and those that follow a halal diet. We serve an entirely plant based menu, this has been developed with help from others including the children's food trust.

Please give us a call and come and see what it's all about

Free 15 hours and 30 hours government funding

We are fully accredited which means we can provide the free entitlement for 3 & 4 year old children as an alternative to pre-school nurseries.

We can also take the free 15 hour entitlement for 2 year old children if you have an award letter.

The difference is we can provide the free 15 hours at times to suit you using the hours over 2, 3,4 or 5 days between 07.00 and 18.00 hours either just in school term times or over school and holiday times.

My Experience

We have over eleven years experience of childminding. We have our own child. Stephen is a qualified early years teacher and Susan has worked in schools. Stephen has worked in a Nursery rated outstanding by Ofsted.

My Qualifications

We are Ofsted registered with CRB, Safe guarding children and peadiatric first aid, a certificate in food and nutrition. The outcome of both of our Ofsted inspections was OUTSTANDING.

We attend continuous training throughout the year.

We are educated to university level, behaviour training and level 3 teaching assistant qualification

Stephen is a qualified early years teacher.

Susan has completed the NVQ level 3 childcare qualification.

My Availability

07.30 to 17.00 hours week days.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes no yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes no 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: 31/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4 per hour

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

  • Training Certificate: NVQ 3 (added 14/12/2017)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 14/12/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 14/12/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 14/12/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Little S. 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.

Sue and Stephen are the best childminders I have ever dealt with.
Whenever I need childcare for my two daughters (2 and 4 years old) I only have one number in my diary (specially for Sunday care).

What really impressed me was the care and attention to detail that Sue and Ste put into looking after the children. The first time that my girls met them it was love at first sight. My girls absolutely adore them and love playing with their little girl.

When I leave them in Ste and Sue's care I know that they are in safe caring hands. They will be well fed with nutritious and healthy food, and have many educational and interesting games and playtime. Ste and Sue make the most delicious vegan delicacies that all children would love to eat. This has been a bonus for me because my girls are vegan when they are with me.

When I collect my girls I can see large smiles on their faces as if they have had a brilliant time. Well done and keep up the great work you do, you are ace.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little S on 07/01/2013

I have been sending my two year old son to little spuds childminders for the past year. Ithas given me great reassurance that my son is in excellent hands while I'm away on errands or work.

I was allowed to go in and see the nursery and feel what the atmosphere is like. Sue and Stephen are very friendly people and every time I've needed child care they were able to help.

They also pick up and drop off which makes it very convenient for myself. As at times I can't get away to pick him up.

I have left my son in their care for hours, my son has been fed well and has the occasional nap whilst he is there. he enjoys it and always has a sparkle in his eye when he goes.

I am very pleased and I wouldn't want to send my child any where else for child minding.

It's also very affordable in comparison to other child minders I have researched
This is another advantage for parents to use little spuds.

Stephen can also speak the same language as us which is Bengali. This is a rare quality that is not found any where else.

I would recommend them to everyone. I would also send my son to nursery there once he reaches the age of 3.

I trust them completely and feel at ease when my son is in their care. I know I don't have to worry. :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little S on 05/01/2013

My 3 year old daughter attends once a week and really enjoys it. Since going, her confidence, skills and ability have developed a lot. It's also great that each child has their own learning development journal which you can share with school - makes it so much easier for parents to be involved especially when they work. Children are well looked after and both of the childminders are very helpful and more than accommodating with childcare arrangements.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little S on 05/01/2013

All my 4 kids attend and they love it and they r fantastic at looking after them they get to go on days out they get to do lots of things I'd rate this outstanding my little girl never wants to leave and she will be staying there till she starts proper school I'd recommend them to. Anyone

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little S on 05/01/2013

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.