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Chestnuts Childcare (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 5 minutes

Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Nov 2023 Last Login 28 Nov 2023

Our Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
After School Care
Ofsted Registered
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Holiday Club
Montessori Trained
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Before School Care
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Us

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 .

I have opened up a childcare facility in Shirebrook. It offers a nursery with flexible childcare as well as an out of school and holiday club. We are the only local setting open 5 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 on site daily.

The younger children have opportunities to explore and develop 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 peace of mind as well as keep 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 25 years, and Francesca is 21 years old.

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 of the rooms 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 paediatric first aid trained and regularly undertake additional training. All my childcarers are minimum NVQ level two trained in childcare.


Have you got access to the extended entitlement so you can access 30 hours free for your child, BUT CAN NOT 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. The 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 5 days a week,52 weeks a year, we are extremely flexible to meet all parents/ carers' needs.

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, Heath primary school

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, Palterton, Shirebrook, Whaley Thorns, Cuckney 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 5 am. for those parents working shifts.

We are being really flexible with parent/carers who need childcare, including unsociable hours, to meet their work commitments.



Our Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes no
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/01/2023

Our Fees

  • Babysitting from £9.01 per hour
  • Childcare from £20.00 per morning

5.15 PER HOUR.(week days between 7.30 am to 6.30pm)

Prices after 6.30pm are £6 per hour

Inset days and Bank Holiday rate is £6 per child per hour

Early Mornings before 7.30am- £6 per hour

We charge £3.75 a day for all food and drinks. All food is freshly prepared by our chef

full day meal and snacks £3.75

main meal and snack only £2.25

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- 19:00pm

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

We accept all types of childcare vouchers as well as the tax free childcare.

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

Our Documents

  • DBS Check (added 05/07/2022)
  • Training Certificate: level3 childcare (added 25/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 25/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/08/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Chestnut. 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.

i love to send my child on this childcare because the staff is very good, he treat my kids with professionalism and he respond in all our problems. my sons like to eat, like to play with another kids and staff.
is a place for all kids

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by Avatar for bogdan m bogdan m about Avatar for Chestnut Chestnut on 01/02/2022

very good and informative staff , excellent response and quick to get me set up, with only a few days notice, prices are very reasonable and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. the building is lovely and also a wide range of ages also with special needs knowledge and understanding. very happy would 100%recommend x

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by Avatar for Jolene Jolene about Avatar for Chestnut Chestnut on 30/07/2021

I have a 11 year old son with additional needs and epilepsy chestnuts have made him welcome he loves attending and due to extra work demands they have changed hours the best they can to help make it possible for me to continue working my son even asks to go when it’s the holidays he enjoys it that much would highly recommend this setting

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Chestnut Chestnut on 20/05/2021

Both of my children have gone to Chestnuts Childcare. The employees have been fantastic with both my children especially my daughter who at times requires extra support. They have an app so you can track what your child’s been doing which is great. They always inform you of what they have/haven’t ate while being in their care.

I sometimes require late notice hours due to the nature of my job and Chestnuts always try their best to accommodate. I’m thankful that they’re close to home and reliable, it makes being away from my children that little bit easier knowing they’re being taken care of by such lovely people.

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by Avatar for CharleyW CharleyW about Avatar for Chestnut Chestnut on 11/05/2021

I’ve been with chestnuts for the past 5 years and I can not fault them. They have been so supportive and nothing is ever too much trouble. It’s been lovely to see my little boy grow and the things he’s made will be something I will treasure. Overall an amazing nursery with a dedicated team to ensure your child reaches their full potential 😁😁

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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Chestnut Chestnut on 12/04/2021

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