5 stars (3)

Childminder in Cambridge

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2012 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 03 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I supply a home from home safe environment for children in my care.

I am married and have 2 wonderful sons both very hard working.

I am ofsted registered last inspectin was November 2014 and got graded Outstanding. I am a member of the PACEY (Professional Association for childcare and Early Years)

As well as providing a safe home environment I take the children out to toddler groups where we learn social skills, do arts and crafts, have singing sessions. parachute play, messy play and develop there social skills have outside area. We use the local parks and use the local library and well have having trips on bus or walk along river and trips to central library.
I have had a log cabin installed in the garden area which is especially for the use of the children where we can play and display work posters and photos and have great fun. I also still have a large garden where the children can have great fun on the ride on toys, play with sand have out water play amongst lots of other activities

The whole garden is totally enclosed providing a safe environment for the children to play

I work in close partnership with other childminders so the children all make fantastic friendships with other little ones.

My Experience

I have childminded for 19 year and seen many children and families its sad when they move on into school but I have become good friends with some of the families and carry on watching the children grow up

My Qualifications

I continue to update my training/Qualifications as and when needed. But some of the most recent trainings I have attended are:-

First Aid
Advanced Child Protection
Food Hygiene
Lets Talk With Unders 5's Level 1 (NVQ3)
Forestry School Training

My Availability

Monday - Thursday 7.30- 5pm are my opening hours

Part time space from September

Term time only children very welcome please get in contact

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Fees in the region of £5.50 hour depending on hours required

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 Allison. 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.

Allison is currently looking after my 2 year old daughter and we are very sad to be leaving her care at the end of June due to me going on maternity leave.
What a lovely 9 months my daughter has had being looked after by Allison. She has made some lovely friends and is quite clearly very settled in with her.
She has picked up so much at her time there, has been counting to ten + since Christmas and picks up lots of new words and phrases everyday. She regulary chats about her friends when she comes home.
Its lovely to see all of the activities she does and she comes home regulary with lots of crafting and arty bits that she has done in the day. Allison also sends me pictures of Poppy in the day of what she gets up to which brightens up my afternoon at work!

I cant speak anymore highly of Allison and the next child who takes the place will be very lucky.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Allison on 19/06/2013

Both my boys (1) and (4) are looked after by Allison and I can not recommend her enough. Right from the start she has been a kind, responsible and organised childminder. She provides a range of fun activities for them- often picking up on a seasonal theme and involving something creative, she takes them to the park & playground and also to other toddler groups so that they have a chance to interact with other young children. I am delighted that they are stimulated in such a happy and safe environment.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Allison on 02/03/2012

Allison Souter looked after both our sons and we were very happy with the care that she has provided. Allison structures her days with the children very carefully and includes a good balance and variety of activities. Both our children responded very well to this routine and structure and were stimulated by the activities, games and toys that she provided. She took the children to toddler groups in the neighbourhood and met up with other registered childminders to undertake activities together. We were particularly pleased by the amount of crafts, painting and cooking she undertook with the children; over the years they made drums for Chinese New Year, papier maché balloons, bird feeders, spring and autumn trees, chocolate crispies, biscuits, mini pizzas, fruit kebabs and even apple crumble.

Allison’s home is very well set up for her childminding work. She has a log cabin in the back garden which is the children’s designated space and which is wonderfully decorated with bright posters and pictures (often the children’s own) and equipped with toys and games and a computer. In addition, she uses her garden for outdoor play and has a wonderful assortment of ride on toys, a paddling pool and slide.

Through the use of a diary and photos my husband and I were kept informed of what our children did each day whilst in Allison’s care and of any problems or difficulties they encountered. At drop off and pick up times I was also able to discuss any issues with Allison or ask any questions.

Allison takes great pride in her work, and rightfully so. She is always cheerful and calm, organised and prepared. She has a lot of experience of working with young children and is resourceful and imaginative. She is also very flexible and was happy to accommodate any last minute changes to my timetable.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Allison on 02/03/2012

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