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5 stars (9)

Chestnuts Childcare

Babysitter in Shirebrook

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Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 21 Sep 2020 Email Website

Our Summary

DBS Check
After School Care
Ofsted Registered
Holiday Club
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Before School Care
Key Worker Childcare

About Us


Have you got access to the extended entitlement so you can access 30 hours free for your child, BUT CANNOT USE ALL OF IT AS YOUR CURRENT SETTING DOESN'T OFFER IT. Why not split your hours and do the other 15 hours with us. Only extra charge would be £5.00 per day if we have to pick up or drop off your child either at school or home.

Open seven days a week,52 weeks a year, we are extremely flexible to meet all parents/carers needs.

My name is Christine and I have been a Childcarer for over 20 years.

At present, I am working towards my BA in Early Years and then hopefully gain my EYPS.

I have opened up a childcare facility in Shirebrook. It offers a nursery with flexible childcare as well as a out of school and holiday club. We are the only local setting open 6 days a week to support shift patterns.

This environment is great for children of all ages and abilities, having disabled access throughout the building.

This environment offers older children the opportunity to interact with a large amount of activities such as Heuristic play that are age and stage appropriate. We have recently added a new baby room and rearranged the other rooms to offer a really unique setting. We will offer a range of food and drinks as well as outings in the holiday.All food is freshly made by the chef on site.

The younger children have opportunities to explore and developed in a highly stimulating environment with lots of age and stage appropriate activities.

The setting has 24 hour cctv on site in all rooms to allow parents/carers to have piece of mind as well as keeping the environment safe.

Awarded and gained national highly commended 2008 Childminder of the year by Nursery world and runner up for the 4 Children s charity in 2008.I gained finalist for Childminder of the year 2010 for Nursery world.

I live with my husband Lee, who is NVQ 3 trained in childcare and two children, Stephen is 22 years and Francesca is 18 years

We make regular outings and trips during holiday time which are extra to the hourly price. Children have the opportunity to enjoy play in a loving and welcoming home environment.

We regularly plan to meet the needs of all children with the support of parents and carers. Due to us having our learning journals online, it gives parent/carers the opportunity to view information about their child such as daily diaries, observations, photos and in return parent/carers can interact online with their child's key worker and upload any relevant information they have on their child. It allows us to develop a whole picture of each child. Throughout the year each room will have a coffee morning/parents evening so you can spend time with the key worker and explore your child's progress in learning and development.

We also welcome children with all additional/ special educational needs and those from different cultures and backgrounds.

We have a vast amount of experience with multiple births,and children with Autism, Adhd, Aspherger's, PDA, Behaviour issues and Downs syndrome.

We also have extensive knowledge and experience with bilingual children.

All staff are first aid trained and regularly undertake additional training through Derbyshire County Council and online. All my childcarers are minimum NVQ level two trained in childcare.

We also do a variety of school pick ups and drop offs in Shirebrook -St Josephs;Model School; Park Road; Langwith Bassett and Brookfield; Sherwood School- Warsop, Calow Primary,Welbeck street C of E Bolsover, Horsehead lane junior school Bolsover, Scarcliffe Primary, Shuttlewood - Brockley Primary, Bramley Vale primary, Bolsover Academy school, New Bolsover school, Whaley Thorns Primary; Cuckney Primary, Palterton primary school, Birklands -Warsop, Hetts Lane- Warsop, Church Vale school -Church Warsop, Meden Vale- Warsop, Anthony Bek-Pleasley

If your school is not one of the above and if you are interested ,we will try to accommodate your needs for the school you require (subject to availability)

We do where possible pick up and drop offs from home, at the moment we cover Glapwell, Bolsover, Shirebrook, Mansfield and Warsop areas.

All our vehicles are fully insured and each child travelling in them is fully insured in case of accident or injury.

We accommodate early mornings from 5am and currently Saturday care is to suit parent/carers that do shifts or irregular working patterns.

We are being really flexible with parent/carers who need childcare during the pandemic and are needing unsociable hours to meet their work commitments. We have taken lots of steps to ensure children, staff and parent/carers remain safe while attending the setting in accordance with government and PHE guidance.



Our Availability

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/08/2020

Our Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.50 per hour
  • Childcare from £20.00 per morning

4.20 PER HOUR.(week days)

4.10 PER HOUR FOR 1ST SIBLINGS (weekdays).

4.00 PER HOUR FOR 2ND + SIBLINGS (weekdays)

Prices after 6.30pm are £4.50 per hour

weekend and Bank Holiday rate is £4.50 per child per hour

Early Mornings before 7am- £4.50 per hour

We charge £2.00 a day for all food and drinks. All food is freshly prepared by our chef

A £5.00 per day pick up charge is added if you require us to pick up from home or be involved in school runs.


Monday to Friday - 05.30am- 20:30pm

Saturday and Sunday - 05.30am - 18.30pm

(Subject to demand)

These prices include any outings, celebrations and trips as well as all food and drink.

We accept all types of childcare vouchers.

If you would like to have a look around with no obligations or to sign up then simply call us to arrange a visit.

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Below are the latest reviews for nursery. 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.

Chestnut Childcare are absolutely fabulous! I placed my daughter in full time when she was 6 months old and she truly loves it :)

It is a nursery enviroment with a family ethic, this means that I truly feel like my daughter is getting the time, attention and (most importantly of all) the care that she needs. Chestnut's are so supportive and friendly, nothing is ever too much trouble!

They support their caring and sensitive enviroment with a learning programme so you can be sure that your child is developing and at the right speed.

I really wouldn't consider using anybody else!

  • 5 stars Overall

by AmberLou about nursery on 26/02/2015

We had tried other childcare places in the area, and none met our requirements. We in fact pulled our son out of one because of complaints about his behaviour and him apparently needing "anger management" quite ridiculous he is 3. He and his older brother (after school) have been with Chestnuts for nearly a month now and we have only good things to say about their cheery, good natured but firm approach to childcare. It is clear that this business, focussed at the owner's home in a child-loving atmosphere, provides a stimulating and interesting environment for both our boys.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Jan44 about nursery on 18/01/2013

Im a single parent with two kids working flexible hours and was struggling with childcare, I found chestnuts childcare on line and they have been a true blessing, they have been great caring for my children around the shifts i work and my children love going there and adore chris and all the staff as its like having a home from home experance and everyone if so friendly, i would be more than truely happy to recomend chestnuts to anyone as i dont know were i would be with out them THANK YOU CHESTNUTS X

  • 5 stars Overall

by cherryco about nursery on 19/10/2012

chestnuts childcare are really simply the best. The staff are all friendly and welcoming and have worked hard to make my child feel included. Christine is absolutely brilliant and all the kids love her. My child comes home informing me of what they have been doing.....the setting constantly strives to meet the needs of my child. Regular reviews are done with my childs keyworker and so much positive is always relayed back about my child learning and development. The setting is always keen for parents input and for me this has help build on our relationships. If you are looking for the best Chris and her team will provide this. Thank you Chestnuts for all your help!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by loving p about nursery on 23/09/2012

My children have really settled with chestnuts childcare. The staff are very friendly and encourage children to develop to their full potential. My children absolutely adore Chris and she always ensures all the children are happy and safe. Thank you chestnuts for everything!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by man abou about nursery on 13/08/2012

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