5 stars (7)

Childminder in Horwich

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login 13 Dec 2018 Email

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

Hi. I now have a place available.

My name is Tracey and I am 42 years old and I live in Horwich, just off the A6, close to motorway connections. I live with my husband and our 2 beautiful children who are 9 and 7 years old. I understand how difficult it is to find good childcare and being a mum of 2 gives me first hand experience with children, especially newborns. I have been childminding for 7 years and have plenty of experience with children. We also have 1 tiny Chihuahua called Cinderella.

I am Ofsted registered and hold an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in childcare, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene and Positive Behaviour in the Early Years. I have also completed S.E.N.C.O and Prevent Duty training. I am fully insured and I hold a full clean driving licence and CRB. I am also a chaperone for children working in television and theatres at weekend and in the school holidays. I am accredited so I can offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

I care for 3 amazing children and have references from all of the childrens parents I have cared for, all giving me a score of excellent which can be viewed in my portfolio on a visit to my setting. Please have a look at my online reviews too.

We have a large, purpose built, fantastic, dedicated playroom which opens out to an extensive outdoor play area which is amazing. This area is safe and secure and has been designed exculsively for children. It includes a large, flat, flagged area for ride on toys, sand and water play, table and chairs and a large soft surface play area with tree house, sandpit, slide, swings and seating area.

We go on outings to the park, shops, feeding the ducks, toy library, toddler groups, farms and play areas. We have daily, educational activities with the children such as arts and crafts, jigsaws, reading books, role play, play kitchen, story time, messy play, baking and dressing up. There is also a tv/dvd/xbox kinnect which is available for older children. We also have special days out with other childminders and children.

I have a lounge area which we use for quiet time, eating areas to seat 8 and a downstairs toilet. Your child will be provided with a healthy range of meals, snacks and drinks.

I pick up/drop off at St Catherine's School.

I believe that children learn best through play and when they are in a happy, loving and safe environment which is what we have here. I absolutely love being a childminder and look forward to meeting you and your child soon.

Tracey. x

My Experience

I am a mummy to my 2 children aged 8 and 10 years who are my life. This gives me the ultimate experience with children, especially with newborns. I also have years of experience looking after friends and family's children.

I care for 3 children at the moment and have been childminding since Nov 2011.

My Qualifications

Ofsted inspection overall grade "Good" with areas Outstanding.

Channel General Awareness module

Early Years SENCo Training

Food Safety and Hygiene For Catering - Level 2

Supporting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years & Early Help (CAF)

Fire and safety inspection meeting at own home.

keeping children safe - Level 1 Framework for action

Bolton childminder pre-registration awareness programme:
Safeguarding Children Part 1
safeguarding children part 2
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Unique child: health and wellbeing
Enabling environments: risk assessment
Positive relationships: working with parents & childrens behaviour
Early start:introduction to support services

Paediatric Diploma (first aid)

Level 3 Diploma for THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORKFORCE (early learning and childcare)

Accredited to offer free places to 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

I am fully CRB/DBS checked with Ofsted and Bolton Council. I am a member of PACEY.

My Availability

part time, full time & term time

My standard hours of work are;

Mon - Fri 8am-6pm (I can also work before and after these times. Satutdays maybe available). I am quite flexible and will try to accommodate you.)

please contact me

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Last Updated: 13/11/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Fees are fully inclusive of all snacks/lunch and drinks.

My Local Schools

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Reviews

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Isla has been going to Tracey’s for over a year now, and she absolutely loves it. She’s happy to go, and I’ve seen a big difference in her development since. She’s talking more, very confident, using her manners more. She loves Tracey, Darren (husband) and the all the kids.
I would highly recommend Tracey as she is extremely good with children. Isla has learnt so much since being there. Also she takes them out on day trips to sea life, Lego land, Trafford centre to see Xmas lights etc. Rather than just taking them to playgroups. We are going to miss Tracey so much now Isla has started pre-school. She can’t understand why she not going to Tracey’s in a morning. I would like to thank Tracey for all the hard work, also all the love and care she gave my daughter whilst she was in her care.
Thank you ❤️⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️✨

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

by about Triggy 7 on 15/01/2018


Response by Triggy 7 on 02/06/2018:

Aw, Thank you so much. I will miss you all. xxxxxx

So today is my munchkin's last day with Tracey. He is going to be attending school nursey as of next term and I am very sad for him to be leaving Tracey (and her lovely family too). I cant believe these years have just flown by, She has been an amazing childminder to my son and there is no doubt that we will miss her so much. Not only is she absolutley fantastic with the children she looks after she offers a nurturing, stimulating and secure environment that I do not feel could be replicated elsewhere. Tracey is truly a star and I want to say thank you so much for looking after Jacob…you are one in a million xxx

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

by about Triggy 7 on 19/07/2017


Response by Triggy 7 on 20/07/2017:

Thank you so much Stacey. You have been the best parents and I'm going to miss Jacob so much. I will keep my little heart plaque forever. Keep in touch and have a lovely summer. Tracey. xxxxxxxxxxx

When I went back to work from Maternity Leave the thought of leaving my little man was absolutely daunting. I found Tracey on this site and got in contact about my childcare needs. From the moment we met Tracey we just knew that she would be the childminder for us. She made us feel very secure, she was so lovely and welcoming. She had outstanding references and her portfolio was very impressive too. We went into her home to see the environment our child would be in and was amazed by what we saw.

Our little man Jacob has been with Tracey for 8 months and he absolutely adores her, as well as the rest of the family (Darren, Olivia, Lucas, Molly the Cat and Cinderella the Dog).

When I go to work in a morning I just know that Jacob is in the best possible care and he is having a fantastic time with Tracey & the other children. As soon as he sees Tracey in a morning he has a huge smile and is giddy and that's all I could ever want. To know that my little man is happy and. content. I would highly recommend Tracey as she is just fantastic, such a lovely person and wonderful childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Triggy 7 on 14/11/2015


Response by Triggy 7 on 02/11/2016:

Aw thanks Stacey. xxxxx

Our little boy Eli was only 3 months old when Tracy began looking after him. I was very apprehensive about having to leave him to return to work. On meeting Tracy for the first time and seeing the safe, child friendly environment she provides for the children, we knew we didn't need to look any further. We felt reassured that we had found the right person to care for our baby in our absence.

Eli is now 15 months old and is very happy and settled with Tracy. Tracy and Darren provide a safe, loving family environment and Lucas & Olivia ( their children) adore Eli and he loves being with them as he is treated like one of the family.

When I go to work in a morning, I am confident that my baby boy is in the best care and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Tracy to anyone looking for an excellent childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Triggy 7 on 30/09/2014


Response by Triggy 7 on 30/09/2014:

Thanks Paula. It's a pleasure caring for him, he has settled in like one of the family. My kids adore him. Xx

I first met Tracey over 2 years ago when my son Caleb was just 6 months old. First impressions count - Tracey is very welcoming, a good listener and above all loves children. A year and a half ago we decided to put Caleb under Tracey and her family's care for Full Time Childminding - It was the best decision we ever made.
Our sons social, physical and educational skills grew day by day. His all-round skills, including Communication, Spelling and numeracy are now well beyond those of his peers.
As well as the above skills, Tracey spends a lot of time with the children getting to know them personally, their characteristics and any weaknesses that they have. Tracey creates action plans and communicates with the parents in order to try and progress your child through any areas in which they may appear to be lagging behind.
In general Tracey provides a safe, playful environment in which the children can play. The children are taken to a variety of baby/toddler clubs weekly and the children are also taken on outings. Tracey provides healthy food at meal times and encourages the children to feed themselves and try different foods.
I could go on and on..... in a nutshell 5 Star Outstanding child minding service x x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Triggy 7 on 23/09/2014


Response by Triggy 7 on 23/09/2014:

Thank you Suzanne. It's so sad when the children leave because they become part of the family, as do their mum's and dad's too. I miss you all, especially Caleb but I'm so pleased he is happy and settled in nursery. Hopefully I will see you soon. xxxxxxx

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