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Hands on Herts

Childminder in Waltham Cross

Babysitter in Waltham Cross

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 25 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
School Pickups
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Tracy and I am mother of 1. I live with my partner and son in a large smoke free house on a quiet safe no through road opposite Lee Valley Park. I have a secure garden with grass and paved area with a beautiful large green area outside my front door with a child’s play park adjacent. I am happy to spend time outside whatever the weather! I offer a relaxed atmosphere in a stimulating environment free from discrimination where children learn through play. Children feel safe and happy here and are valued as individuals. I have a variety of resources Including books and lots of toys and games. There is an opportunity to do homework if required. I promote equal opportunities and inclusion for all. I am Ofsted registered with a GOOD grading and DBS Checked. I am fully insured and paediatric first aid trained.

My Experience

I have the experience of my own son and a large family with many young nieces and nephews from 6 months old to 18 years. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for 3 years in local primary schools. I have worked in all year groups at primary schools in the area. I have attended many courses relating to children during my 3 years in schools. I have experience of EAL children and have been childminding for 10 years.

My Qualifications

& Courses Attended/Completed

Home Based Childcare
NVQ Level 2 Support Teaching & Learning CACHE
Paedriatric 1st Aid
Better Reading Partners and Supported Reading
Child Care and Development
Positive Behavior Training
Muddle free maths
Confident Parents, Confident Children
Food Safety & Hygiene
Revised EYFS 2021

My Availability

Monday to Friday

I am available for school holidays, as a one off or on a regular basis

I provide a school run from St Joseph’s Waltham Cross and Hurst Drive Waltham Cross in the afternoons.
I do not currently have any children requiring a morning school run so I am free to offer that to any school.

Please call for your personal requirements and baby sitting.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
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: 25/04/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please call to discuss.


My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Met (no children present during inspection)
16 January 2018
23 July 2013 - 2
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My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 12/06/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for Hands on Herts. 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.

Tracy is a brilliant childminder and I feel completely reassured when I leave my son in her care. She is professional, but down to earth and genuinely interested in the development and safe keeping of the children. Tracy is always planning new activities for them and gets the balance between fun and learning just right. Tracy also undertakes training to develop her own skills.

The children spend their time in a purpose built space which Tracy has furnished and decorated to make a colourful, comfortable and creative environment.

Tracy encourages the children to talk about their family and home life, to share and take turns at things. My son looks forward to going and seeing the other children who have become his friends. He really has got some lovely memories from his time spent there, all of which Tracy has captured in his daily diary and the many photos she sends.

I really do feel lucky to have found Tracy and would recommend her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Vicki190 Vicki190 about Avatar for Hands on Herts Hands on Herts on 14/09/2014

Tracy has been looking after my 2 year old daughter for nearly a year now, and I cannot fault anything, my daughter has come on leaps and bounds since she has been with Tracy ie potty training , speech and general good manners !!! I would definitely recommend Tracy!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for steffo13 steffo13 about Avatar for Hands on Herts Hands on Herts on 05/09/2014

Tracy is a fantastic childminder. My son has been with her for over a year and is advancing extremely well socially and also from an educational aspect.

Tracy is passionate about her job and is kind, patient, caring and has a great personality.

Her new home has a purpose built annex for the children and is packed with lots of stimulating and fun toys, games and books for all ages. More importantly though it is a clean and safe environment for the children to progress and learn.

We are e-mailed a report daily detailing food eaten, sleep, activities undertaken and a plethora of other information.

There is always lots planned, parks, crafts, reading and other activities planned around the seasonal calendar for example making eggs at Easter which my son enjoyed greatly.

I would not hesitate to recommend her service.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for Hands on Herts Hands on Herts on 21/07/2013

My daughter is 4 and has been with Tracy for a year and was actually Tracys first child in the setting. We are extremely happy with her infact so much so we can't contemplate having to change childminders, I also believe Tracy should be awarded as outstanding rather than good. The systems in place are of the highest standard and I have comparables. Tracy gives a daily email report in detail of the activities eating and drinking. Tracy keeps a very well put together progress book that you get to keep once full. This has photos, events, stories of moments of progress or laughter etc. This is not only informative but a lovey keepsake as Tracy is so creative.

My daughter is always coming home with new art creations, even homemade jewellery! The progress our daughter has achieved has been very evident, Tracy teaches writing and reading and gives us updates regularly on 'landmark' achievements! They learn about so many varied things and it is always through fun conversation and relates back to a game or something engaging for the children. I believe this is the best way to Learn.

The food is good with lots of fresh fruit. The children always sit together to eat . The setting is made up of two rooms and there is so much for them to do.

The most important factor for me is that know what our child does every day and we are not left in the dark. Tracy's daily reports always match exactly to what our daughter tells us.

Tracy is extremely easy going we have never had a problem or disagreed on anything. She has also gone to extra lengths for us regularly which shows trust and we know we can rely on her. She is highly professional and very organised.

Myself and my husband praise Tracy highly and believe we were extremely lucky to have found her right at the begining because she will be very saught after in the coming years of her new business. do.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Diane Diane about Avatar for Hands on Herts Hands on Herts on 27/03/2013

My 2 daughers have been with Tracy for a few months now and I could not be happier. My girls settled very quickly and have not once told me that they do not want to go to the childminders. The fact the childcare area is segregated from the house means Tracy has set it up perfectly for kids. I get a daily report via email from Tracy which details dinner and whether eaten or not and also a brief run down on activities. Tracy also emails photos ocasionally so I get to see exactly what they have been doing. I cannot recommend this setting enought!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Melbel Melbel about Avatar for Hands on Herts Hands on Herts on 26/03/2013

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