Childminder in Castle Bromwich

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2009 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 08 Apr 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I have been an OFSTED childminder for the past 22 years.

I have an 16 year old daughter, and live with my partner in Castle Bromwich, between the Green Lane shops and the back gates to the infants school.
In July 2016 I was graded outstanding by Ofsted. In November 2016 I was awarded a bronze community award from.Solihull Engage.

On19th May 2016 I was featured in The Mirror newspaper as I have been voted by Parents on this site, and am the 6th top rated Childminder in England. This is out of 59,000 Childminders in the U.K. I was also featured in The Birmingham Mail on 21st May 2016, as I am the top rated childminder in the West Midlands. I am very proud of this achievement and have printed the information off to show prospective Parents.

I have an NVQ3 qualification in Childcare Learning and Development 5 STAR "scores on the door" rating from Solihull Environmental Health, Paediatric First AId, Child protection, and many other qualifications.. I am fully qualified in all areas of childminding, and I deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage for children under 5 years.
I have a large house and the whole of the downstairs is used for childminding purposes. This includes 2 living rooms, separate playroom/conservatory. large kitchen, downstairs toilet, and access to a safe and well maintained garden which the children have daily use of. I have many outdoor toys and equipment including swing, slide, playhouse, sand pit, tents, tunnels, bikes/trikes/scooters etc. I do daily activities with the children including arts and crafts, gardening, baking, story time, and imaginative play.
I have many fun and educational resources for children of all ages, including Leap Pad learning books, puzzles, games,musical activities, tons of arts and crafts resources. I have a portfolio to show parents which contains all my qualification certificates, Ofsted inspection reports, and many references from past parents.
There are also 31 Parent reviews on this site, from 2010, up to date.

I am happy to accept term time only care for children. Please ring me if you require more information.

My Experience

22 years working as a childminder from birth onwards

My Qualifications

NVQ3 in childcare, learning and development
British values and prevent duty training
communication and language
Protecting children from sexual exploitation
Awareness of forced marriage
Equality and diversity
Channel awareness
Starting out-supporting children's emotional well-being
Data protection
Level 2 food safety and hygiene
B.C.M.A./KIDS Inclusion scheme member
Peadiatric first aid
Safeguarding children
asthma awareness in children
Food allergy online training
June 2010 - 5 star rating from Solihull Environmental Health Services
A wide range of special needs training
Understanding and managing sensory related behaviour
Letters and sounds training
Communication skills
And crafts training
NVQ3 Business Administraton
City and Guilds 356 Caring Skills

My Availability

7.30 am Monday to Thursday.

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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: 31/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour


My Local Schools

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 24/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 24/01/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Tracie Monahan. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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 going to Tracie's now for a year and I made the best decision by sender her here she's loves every second of being at the child minders and has so much fun learning and playing with the other children the variety of educational games and learning activities that are all done in one day isn't amazing couldn't recommend this place enough. My daughter has came on so much in a year and it's all thanks to Tracie her confidence and social skills are now great as my little one was not so confident before starting . Thankyou for all you do it is very much appreciated from me and Bella x

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by about Tracie Monahan on 16/02/2018

When approaching my return to work from my maternity leave, we decided we would prefer our little boy in a home based child care setting and we struggled so much to find someone, viewed some awful people and we just felt like we had hit a dead end.... THEN WE FOUND TRACIE! Tracie invited us round for a chat and we was so excited to meet her after everything we had heard, as soon as we stepped foot in her home we instantly felt comfortable, welcome and happy. We just knew she was the one. Our little boy has been with Tracie since October at 9 months old and is still happily going 4 days a week at 13 months. We have never trusted someone so much with our little lad and Tracie is just amazing with him. He has come on leaps and bounds since being in tracies care, she is there if you need a chat or support as well as for your child. I just cannot thank her enough for what she has and still does for our little boy and also us. The most kind hearted lady we have ever met and we can’t wait for Riley-Adam to spend his time there until he goes to school. Not only is it a fun environment for the children they do educational things every day. Seeing the children all excited and calling Riley-Adam when he arrives melts my heart and it’s all down to Tracie for making these children and our family’s so happy.
If you’re looking for a childminder and you’re nervous of who to leave your child with, look no further.. Tracie is the one.

Thankyou for all you do for us trace. You’re the best xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Tracie Monahan on 11/02/2018

This is my second review. My daughter Lauren first joined the little learners aged 6 months and is now turning 3. She has turned into a lovely polite and helpful little girl thanks to Tracie and is very clever. She loves going to Tracie’s and can’t wait to tell me what she’s been up to. I am so pleased we found Tracie and can relax knowing my child is well looked after. Since then I have had another little girl called Sophie who is now 6 months and has just starting attending little learners, already Tracie has sussed out her routines and is able to settle her easily. Sophie is always smiling and like her sister, is developing quickly. Tracie has a lovely family and lovely home, ideal for little ones and I never have to worry. Tracie is fab!! *****

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Tracie Monahan on 16/01/2018

I am leaving this second review for Tracie with a very heavy heart as sadly, after 2 and half years, it is time for my son to leave this wonderful lady and move on to his next adventure of starting school. Of course I am excited for this new chapter in his life but Tracie has been so paramount in his preparation for it that it is still sad to move on.

I am so enormously grateful to Tracie. She provides a wonderfully fun yet educational setting that is full of tailored activities, resources and toys so that any child of any age can join in and have fun as they develop at their own pace. She is such a caring and passionate person in all that she does with, and for the children. Her house has been converted into a young child's heaven with themed areas of play both inside and out and she is always thinking of and planning new topics to make the nurturing of new skills and interests exciting and varied but always fun. A child cared for by Tracie is always a happy and content child.

I said it before in my other review and it's still the same today. Tracie is a real diamond who always goes above and beyond for the children in her care and their parent(s). She is so approachable and warm and a parents happiness concerning their child's care is as important to her as the child themselves. She is always available to chat, guide or advise if a parent wishes to 'pick her brain' regarding their child as I have on more than one occasion.

If you are reading through this review while trying to decide who you will be happy with to look after your child when you can't, then I promise you - YOU HAVE FOUND HER. Get in touch, go round for a chat and you will see for yourself that Tracie is perfect for that role. You will immediately feel comfortable and confident.

Tracie is so much more than a childminder, 5 stars aren't enough to rate what she does and we will miss her. x

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by about Tracie Monahan on 17/07/2017

Tracie has been an amazing childminder to our little boy, Joshua. I found her patient and very reliable. Before going back to work from maternity leave, I decided to search for a childminder to look after our 1yr old boy once a week. We felt that a home-based childcare provider would be more suitable for our baby. While others let us down, tracie was the only one who committed. She invited us over for a chat and when we first met her, i knew she was the one for us, she is caring and down to earth.

As Joshua only goes to tracie once a week, it took a little longer for him to adjust. We are so glad that tracie didn't give up on him and we saw that she really tried her best to make our Joshua happy and its so nice to see him progress and develop over the past 6 months. I also like that tracie regularly updates us by text/photos.

We are very pleased that we found tracie and we highly recommend her. :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Tracie Monahan on 21/02/2017

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