5 stars (4)

Childminder in Camberley

Babysitter in Camberley

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 18 Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Rachael and I am an 'outstanding' childminder who has been educating and caring for little ones for 25 years, and as well as having two daughters of my own, I am a qualified NNEB nursery nurse and hold a Early Years Degree and a NVQ level 3 in Child care learning and development. I have been on many courses to improve my practice and am constantly looking at new ways to improve and training opportunities. I am qualified in Paediatric First Aid and renew this qualification every 3 years. As a Registered Childminder, I and all members of my family are police checked as suitable people to look after children and I am regularly inspected by OFSTED (graded 'Outstanding' in April 2016 & July 2012)

My aim is to provide a safe, friendly and interesting environment where your child will feel both secure and happy, and that you in turn will be able to return to work knowing that your child is well cared for.

I live in a detached 4 bedroom house just off the A325 in Camberley, close to Prior Heath school & Frimley Park hospital with my husband & two daughters who are 16 & 21.

I have wonderful facilities including a large bright playroom offering the children free choice of many different toys and resources in a cosy and welcoming environment.
Enclosed garden with fantastic Wendy house full of resources, sand and water play, mud kitchen, explorative play area, gardening patch and ride ons.

At Happy Tots, children can enjoy painting, sticking, role play, construction, small world toys, cooking, gardening and many other activites.
Daily outings can include; parks, forest play, soft play, gym, library, rhyme time, toddler groups and visits to the farm,, zoo and national trust sites.

My Experience

25 years experience of caring for and educating young babies and children.

I started my career as a Nursery Nurse in a day nursery followed by nannying for private families, caring for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years, including children with special educational needs and twins!

Managing a pre school and a Registered 'Outstanding' Childminder.

Many excellent references available on request.

Graded Ofsted Outstanding again in April 2016!

My Qualifications

Early Years Education Degree
Childrens Care, Learning and Development NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children Board - Multi Agency Modules 1, 2 & 3
Online Safety & Prevent
Emotions matter
Early Help & Assessment
Inclusion and the Code Of Practice (Additional needs)
Food Hygiene
Early Arts
Every Child A Talker (ECAT)
Development training;
Supporting Childrens Speech & Language development
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Letters and Sounds
Occupational Therapy
Planning for the EYFS
Children as Communicators
Block Play
Leadership and Management

My Availability

One space available, please contact me for further information.

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Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 27/06/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Fees to include all meals, snacks, activities & outings.

Accept most Vouchers & 15 hours & 30 hours Goverment Free Entitlement for 2 & 3 & 4 year olds.

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 Happy Tots. 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.

Rachael is a fantastic childminder. Loving and kind to Jack, a beautiful and welcoming home and family. She provides both a fun and educational environment and has been such a support to us as a family. She sets good boundaries for the children and keeps us up to date on Jacks progress as well as photos of him out and about having fun. I love the fact he has a home environment but goes out daily on adventures to play areas, parks, classes, farms etc

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

by about Happy Tots on 07/02/2018

The best telephone call I ever made was to Rachel before I had to return to work ! My son has been going to her for over 2 years now and loves every minute. He gets to do so many activities, go to exciting places and interact with lots of children as Rachael does so much with the children in her care.

Would totally and utterly recommend her to anyone looking for a warm, caring and fun childminder with a great family and warm, friendly environment for the children.

Also cooks every day for the children - my son loves her food!

An amazing lady all round : )

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Happy Tots on 25/11/2014

Rachael is a super childminder! As a person she is conscientious, kind and caring, with great communication skills. Rachael has a wonderful, warm and safe environment for the children in her care.
Our son was very happy to go to Rachael every morning. Each day was filled with fun and appropriate activities and routines. Our son was intergrated into Rachaels family, building personal bonds with all members.

As first time parents, Rachael went above and beyond to help us, outside of 'working hours', and ease the transition to parenthood. We will be eternally grateful. Our family has benefited tremendously from meeting and working with Rachael.

It is only due to a change in our circumstance that we must, very sadly, leave Rachael.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Happy Tots on 06/06/2012

Rachael is a lovely childminder, with years of experience in childcare including raising her own. We all took to Rachael the moment we meet, she is very friendly, patient and great with my 1 year old son.
Since day one it has been nothing but smiles from my little one which is not surprising when he has such a great time with her and her family.
Its made returning to work very easy as I know he is in good hands.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Happy Tots on 01/06/2012

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