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Riggles and Giggles

Childminder in Amber Valley

Babysitter in Amber Valley

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Female Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 22 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Ofsted registered Childminder/Home Childcarer (Nanny) & Babysitter

Breakfast Clubs/After School Care

School Holidays

Term time school Dropoff/Pickups

Overnight Care



Full/Part time childcare

My Home

Is a spacious 3 storey Victorian house over 3 floors.

There is a specious garden for play/exploring i.e mini-beasts under rocks/stones for those inquisitive young minds. There is
a variety of colourful flowers in the Spring/Summer that attract bees, bug houses for butterflies/insects, bird house's for nesting, bird feeders and now a a wildlife habitat wooden barrel pond with plants to attract dragon/damselflies so children can observe nature

Outside play equipment include:

Little Tikes table/chairs

Sand/water tub & Toys




I have a park 3 minute walk away i take the children to for use of the



Climbing Frame

Balancing Ropes



all to aid the children's physical (gross-motor skills) intellectual,social & emotional development.

I have a patio area with table/chairs & parasol

Potting table for children to do planting

Garden Arbour bench to sit & chill

Summer House

In the setting I have resourses for babies,toddlers/pre-school & older children that inc:

Day bed for napping

Travel cot/Ball-Pool

Multa-cultural dolls, soft play, musical toys & books

There is also roleplay toys work-bench, country kitchen, large dolls house/furniture, small world play, Play-Doh/clay & painting for creative minds

There is also a range of books, dvd's memory-games,jigsaws, dance and music cd's for all ages.

Dining Room area for eating, messy play & baking where the toddlers have their own size table/chairs for the budding enthusiasts so watch out Jamie Oliver :)

I have a downstairs cloakroom (toilet & sink) I also help parents with potty training when the child is ready for this transition. Parents would need to provide a potty for their child due to hygienic reasons.

Babies/Pre-school aged chidren have toys suitable for their ages which include train sets/cars, building equipment,soft toys, rattles,musical-toys in the main play room to

Lounge is where older children can chill out with tv etc for quiet time after school or sleep time for babies in a travel cot

My aim is to provide an exciting and stimulating space for your child to explore and grow, where independence and active learning is given high priority

My Family

Married to Alan & a proud mum of 4 children(from my 1st husband Paul)

Sarah 34 Promoted as trainer then persued her career to Management & now manager (Oct 14) in Retail (food) Just moved house with bf Paul to Derbyshire (Mar 19)

Lee 32 graduated (Jul15) with a Science Degree in Gaming Technology. Now a games designer

Stephanie 27 Left Retail to travel. Lived in South Korea(July16) Returned home (Aug 17) Now works and lives in Nottingham City with partner Kris

Christopher 25 trained at Clarringdon College gained a Diploma in Professional cookery (Jul14) Lives & works as a Sous Chef in Nottingham

Step Daughters

Rachael 36 Left Retail. Lived/worked in Thailand (Aug13)Teaching returned home after 4yrs(Jul 17)to live with bf Jamie Announced engagement July 18

Alison 33 Left Bristol to live/work in Kuwait(Jun14)as a Veternary Nurse moved to Dubai (Feb 18) Announced engagement Aug16 to Ali

We have 2 Cocker Spaniel dog's Lady 13 & Tiger-Lilly 12. They are very loving & have been use to children since being puppies. Fully up to date with vacs, flea/worming.They have their own rooms when I'm working & don't go where children play/eat.

My Hobbies

Holidays abroad or our holiday home in South Devon day's out to our sailing boat at Carsington Water, horse-riding, going on walks, listening to music, concerts, theatre + ongoing training with courses

I am also a qualified Interior Designer i trained at Nottingham Trent.

My Work

I have been Ofsted registered for (20 yrs) and have a full DBS check updated Feb 2018 on the (online) yearly update service

I like to work in close partnership with parents/carers & have an open door policy. I do not just simply comply with the Statutory Framework requirements. I thrive to provide an excellent service that meets parents needs. I aim to provide a stimulating challenging environment which is warm, safe, clean, caring, loving and enjoyable for the children where they feel safe & secure to develop confidence, explore, have fun, play, talk & learn together whilst in my care

A place where parents can safely leave their children with the knowledge that their child's well being is paramount

I do baby signing with the children to assist their communication and development & child led weaning.

I let children explore their surroundings and lead their own play through activities and build on their learning for next steps.

I promote healthy eating and oral health which is statutory in the Early Years (birth-5). I share all this information with parents.

I teach the children Spanish as little ones learn a 2nd language very quickly & enjoy it which can benefit them later on in life

The children have their own enclosed garden when playing outdoors that is safe & secure with CCTV's a padlock is placed on the gate while working, CCTV video intercom for parents up on arrival.

My Experience

I have been a Ofsted registered childminder for the past 21 years & a Ofsted registered Home Childcarer (Nanny) for 12 years now.

I have looked after a lot of children of all ages within this time, i have 35yrs experience from having my own :) and i have worked in 2 day nurseries, i was a Special Needs co-ordinator in one of them aswel as working in schools with Reading, maths and English.

I have 4 children of my own & 2 Step children that are now grown up and independent ages and have now left home & have their own places :(

I have a clear focus on equal opportunities (Equality & Diversity) & Inclusion for all children and try always to promote a respectful understanding of all levels of disability. Over the years in childcare i have cared for a number of children with varying degrees of disabilities & also with mild developmental challenges behavioural problems etc, i am an experienced carer of children with special needs (ADHD, Autism and conditions such as Asthma). I have experience with children with restricted dietary/intolerance needs (Lactose, Diary & Gluten) & premature baby experience. I have confidently supported these children and their parents/carers during their time with me :)

I have experience in providing support for bilingual children and their parents. I provide a range of resources to help support children where English is their second language. I understand that bilingualism is an asset and the first language has a continuing and significant role of identity, learning and the acquisition of additional languages :)

I have experience in cultural differences by enjoying sharing and learning about different cultures with the children and families, through cultural differences, language, food and experiences. We have tasted and cooked some exciting foods from different continents, i also celebrate different religious festivals with the children (St George, St Patrick, St Andrews, St David, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Valentines Day, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Christmas Day etc) and share them in a fun way making cards etc with the children :)

My experience which i am probably best known for is my Halloween decorations where the house turns into a decorated den of skeletons and spiders which all children get enthusiastically involved (making cakes, cards & dress up in costumes sharing a party 'scary' tea) with emphasis being on fun and creativity :)

I have lots of references of satisfied parents upon request whose children i have cared for + excellent reviews on my profile :)

please read all my reviews of satisfied parents :)

My Qualifications

I am proud to be awarded the highest 'FOOD RATING' a perfect '5 Very Good' for my food hygiene standards by Broxtowe Borough's Environmental Health before my house move which now i am living under the Amber Valley Borough of Derbyshire and the rating has now ceased for childminders.

Ofsted Registered Childminder

Ofsted Registered Home Childcarer (Nanny)

(City & Guilds) Level 2 NVQ in Care
(2yr Course)

(CACHE) Level 3 NVQ in Early Years Care and Education (2yr Course)

(Open University) Level 4 in Early Years Practice (2yr Course)
(Open University) Maths, English & Sience in the Early Years (1yr Course)
(Open University) Personal Professional Development (1year Course)

Special Educational Needs (S.E.N) Level 4 Advanced Diploma (1yr Course)

(CACHE) Level 2 Understanding Autism
(3mth Course)

(Skills Active) Introduction Introducing Playwork (6mths Course)

(CACHE) Level 2 in Playwork
(1yr Course)

(CACHE) Level 3 Award in Playwork for Early Years and Child Care Workers
(1year Course)

(NOCN) Level 2 Introduction to Child Development

(NOCN) Level 2 Understanding Children with Additional Educational Needs
(4mth Course)

(NOCN) Level 2 Helping in Schools

(NOCN) Level 2 Child's Play

(NOCN) Level 1 You and Your Child

(NOCN) Level 1 Making Storysacks

(NOCN) Entry Level Learning Together

*(Tigerlily) Full Paediatric First Aid course (Blended) for Ofsted (Undertaken 12/06/2020, 13/06/2020 and 14/06/2020)

° Paediatric First Aid (Yearly Refresher)

(EduCare) Level 2 First Aid Essentials

(PSLA) Effective First Aid Management in Your Setting

*Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

*(EduCare) Level 2 Fire Safety in Education (Undertaken 04/04/2017)

(Educare) Level 2 Infection Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting

(NCFE) Level 2 Infection Control & Prevention in a Healthcare Setting
(3mth Course)

(NCFE) Level 2 Understanding Nutrition & Health
(3mth Course)

(CACHE) Level 3 Nutrition in the Early Years

(Derbyshire Council) HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young)
(10wk Course)

*(EduCare) Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety (Undertaken 04/06/2020)

*(Food Standards Agency) Food Allergy

(Food Standards Agency) Food Labelling

(Food Standards Agency) Food Vacuum Packing

*(Derbyshire Council Safeguarding Children Board) Introduction to Safeguarding (100% pass (Undertaken 10/01/2020)
*(HM Government) Prevent (Undertaken 03/03/2021)
*(HM Government) Prevent Referrals (Part 2) Channel (Undertaken 17/01/2020)
(EduCare) Level 2 NSPCC Child Protection Awareness
*EduCare) Child Protection Advanced Level 3 (Undertaken 11/01/2020)
°Child Protection (Yearly Refresher)
(Virtual College) Female Genital Mutilation (Undertaken 28/09/2021)
(Derbyshire County Council) Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage (Undertaken 01/10/2021)
(Derbyshire County Council) Criminal Exploitation and County Lines (Undertaken 01/10/2021)
(Derbyshire County Council) Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking (Undertaken 28/02/2022)
(EduCare) Level 2 Child Neglect
(EduCare) Level 2 Preventing Bullying
*(EduCare) Level 2 The Prevent Duty (Undertaken 21/02/2017)
(EduCare) Level 2 Personal Safety
(EduCare) Level 2 Child Exploitation & Online Safety for Education
(EduCare) Level 2 An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation (Undertaken 22/02/2017)

(EduCare) Level 2 Online Safety (Undertaken 22/02/2017)

(EduCare) Level 2 Data Protection An Introduction

(EduCare) Level 2 Equality & Diversity An Introduction

(NCFE) Level 2 Equality & Diversity

(PSLA) Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

(CACHE) Level 3 Inclusion

(CACHE) Level 3 Cultural-Awareness

(PSLA) Characteristics of Effective Leaders

(Laser Learning) Level 2 Introduction to Nannying

(Laser Learning) Level 2 Babysitting


Theraputic Playwork

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Managing Different and Challenging Behaviour

Health & Safety Risk Assessment

Beginning With Babies

Working with Babies in their First 12 Months

Using Movement and Exercise to Promote Early Holistic Development

Left -Handed Children-The Right Way to Help

Supporting your Child at School

Keeping up with the Children Literacy

Creating Anti-Discriminatory Environment's

*childcare.co.uk Webinars attended*
Oral Health Mar 2022
Healthy Eating in the Early Years Mar 2022

Plus i have attended lot's of other courses relevant to my business & update as and when necessary for my Professional Development.

All courses with a * is updated every 3 years

All courses with a ° is refreshed yearly

*Currently completing a CACHE Level 2 course in Behaviour that Challenges

My Availability

I try to offer availability and flexibility whenever i can (within child ratio's) having had experience of working with a wide range of families and professions (single parents, medical, education, business, travel etc)

My operating hours Mon-Fri are from 5am-9pm later if required due to babysitting hours up to 1am. I also work on Saturday & Sunday's any times to suit parents needs), so no worries on times please get in touch with your requirements as i will be more than happy to help :)

I am available for your baby sitting need's in the evenings at my setting or parents home from 6pm onwards please see fee's below for details.

I am also available for overnight childcare in my setting or at parents please see fees below for details.

I work term time for school dropoff/pickups and school holidays. I provide full day care or half days from just a few hours a day to long term in school holidays for school aged childen. I can provide Term-Time only care when required with no fees in school holidays.

I can also provide evening babysitting at short notice if I have availability for any aged child.

please call, message or e-mail me FREE for details on availability :)

Thankyou :)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes no yes yes
Morning no yes yes yes no yes yes
Afternoon no yes yes yes no yes yes
After School no yes yes yes no yes yes
Evening no yes yes yes no yes yes
Overnight no yes yes yes no yes yes
Last Updated: 19/05/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Weekday fees are as follows per child which are very reasonable (to nurseries) due to the hrs worked :)

Bank Holiday Monday's are time and a half Sun rate if I'm working


*Full fees are payable for childcare when parents take their holidays, off sick or not in on an arranged day to keep their childs place, but no charge for any of my time off. No fees payable for school holidays if only Term-time childcare is required also.

* Before or After school fees are £8.00 per hour per child for schools in my area (Breakfast/snack- light tea and drinks provided) before 7am/after 6pm £10.00 per hr as it is then classed as Babysitting hours.

I also provide a after school service where I travel to another town, fees for this service is £10.00 per hour
(Discount for siblings)

* £8 per hour if just the odd hr required during week days

* Half day fees £35 per child

* Daily fees £50

* 12 hour daycare £60.00 per child from Mon-Fri

*Discount for siblings.

If additional hours are required before 6am or after 6pm they can be arranged for an additional fee of £10 per hour

Weekend fees as follows:

Saturday (day time) Food, snacks & drinks inc in fee.

* £10.00 per hr each child (06.00am-22.00pm) regardless of times if earlier or later is required

Special fee if block hrs required and for siblings.

Sunday (day time) Food, snacks & drinks inc in fee.

* £10.00 per hr each child (06.00am-22.00pm)

or regardless of times if earlier or later is required

Special fee if block hrs/days required and for siblings.

Also available for baby sitting (at my home) anytime to suit 7days a week. Evening snack and drinks inc in fee.

* Fees Mon-Fri 6pm onwards £9.00 per hr, Sat £10.00 & Sun £10.00 from 6pm until 2am. Discount for siblings if block hrs required.

Nannying/Babysitting Mon/Fri (parents home) fees as follows:

*£15.00 per hr

*£100.00 full day

Overnight care parents home £100 any evening upto 12hrs

Registered overnight care in my setting Mon-Sun (12hrs) times to suit additional hrs can also be booked aswel as full weekend care Fri-Sun (Food, snacks and drinks provided)

*Mon-Thur £65.00 (12hrs) per evening

* Fri (12hrs) £75..00

*Sat (12hrs) £85.00

*Sun (12hrs) £95.00

*Full weekend care:
Friday/ Sun £250.00 per child discount for siblblings

(Discount for siblings)

*School holidays/term time a packed lunch will need to be provided for each child for full day care bought in a cool bag with ice pack, breakfast, snacks, tea & drinks is provided inc in fees.

* I am very flexible on opening & closing times. Please get in touch with your requirements *

* I accept cash, standing order, direct payments from colleges, universities/job centres for childcare payments including tax credits/universal Credit

Day time/night fees inc the children's food (except lunch, this will need to be provided) breakfast, snacks & drinks with no extra fees but excludes baby formula/baby foods, full fat milk for toddlers, nappies and baby wipes as these need to be provided by parents.

* Breakfast, snacks, light tea & drinks privided daily, (Term-Times, evenings, weekends and over night care) fresh produce from my local market, butcher, bakers + other organic foods used*

*parents will need to provide a packed lunch during term time/school holidays

Full menu on request that is seasonal.

* Nappies, wipes, creams, baby foods/milk formula will need to be provided (day/night) for babies & full fat milk for toddlers up to the age of 2yrs.

* Additional costs payable for soft play centres/ Swimming or where a fee applies upon outings.

So if you are looking for childcare at short notice within my childcare numbers, or want to reserve a place for after maternity leave e.g a year in advance no problem.

please don't hesitate in getting in touch with your requirements you can message, text or e-mail me free & i will be more than happy to help :)

Looking forward hearing from you :)

Riggles & Giggles :)

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Met (no children present during inspection)
1 April 2022
25 August 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Tigerlily Ofsted Approved Paediatric First Aid Training (added 10/06/2021)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 10/06/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Childminder Insurance Certificate (added 04/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Gold Service Award (added 04/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Silver Service Award (added 04/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Bronze Service Award (added 04/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Certificate of Excellence (over 20 reviews with 5 🌟) (added 04/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education (added 20/03/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Cache Level 3 Award in Playwork for Early Years and Child Care Workers (added 20/03/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Advanced Diploma (Special Educational Needs) (added 20/03/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: The Open University Early Years Practice (added 20/03/2019)
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  • DBS Check (added 20/03/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Riggles and Giggles. 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.

My 4 month old has been having over night care for nearly 2 months now, once a week for 12 hours. Dawn updates me with what he has eaten each morning and is great at communicating. She cleans and sterelise's the bottles for me which is a great help for the next day. My little one is always happy to see dawn and always has a great night with her. She stays up all night with him to tend to any needs he has. Super flexible and a great childminder.

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

by Avatar for Harriet Harriet about Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 20/05/2022

I was contacted by Dawn when I was looking for child care for my youngest 2 and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

She looks after my youngest two 2 nights a week collecting them from 2 different schools. They love there time there, with such a wide collection of excellent toys, healthy snacks and a lovely safe place to play. She's listens to the children and leans about them and what they are interested in and they really enjoy there time there.

She also has covered holiday cover for me when my MIL has been on holiday, collecting the children for a full week.

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

by Avatar for charlott charlott about Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 19/05/2022

We asked to meet Dawn who told us we could see photos only of the internal part of the house and could meet on the patio. I explained I would prefer to see where my son would be during the day but this wasn’t an option. Seemed strange to me. Quick to reply to tell me she’d offer the space to someone else who was waiting for it 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Scott Scott about Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 25/04/2022

Response by Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 01/05/2022:

With the ongoing Covid pandemic. I still currently make appointments with parents as mentioned on this review in the garden on the patio to stay as safe as possible by not entering my work environment. My wishes are respected by other clients that are very happy viewing photos of the internal part of my setting and are amazed by them. I have had no covid cases nor have I had this, so the way I'm working alongside parents says something unlike alot of other settings.

I also found it very rude of Scott to have left star ratings on my profile regards my setting when I have never arranged to meet the person or child involved. These ratings was removed being untrue due to the inaccuracy of them. It's beyond me how some people like to make things up with no evidence to support this and just waste their time!

I did mention that I had just recently had my Ofsted inspection and the inspector was very amazed with the equipment and resources I have available for all ages of children. I passed and met all criteria.

I did also inform him that I had let the place go to another parent (as he mentioned) since he did not require it for a few months or wish to meet. So he was very quick in putting this in his review which was irrelevant when he did not want to take up the place himself but judged me in letting it go 🤷‍♀️

Completely beyond me 🤷‍♀️

Good Luck

I work weekends and I am very happy with how flexible Dawn has been with childcare.
The kids always come home excited to tell me about their day and I always get a quick response when I’m just checking in with how their day is going.
Prior to using Dawn for childcare, the children went to family whilst I was working so this is the first time I’ve used a childminder but I feel at ease when the kids are there.

I would highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 29/12/2021

Dawn is amazing with my little boy! Everytime I have dropped him off hes never cried and got upset! So obviously my son enjoys and trusts Dawn!

Her flexibility is brilliant and always gets my son in even if I've given her late requests! Early drop ofs are no problem and Dawn is very punctual.

Dawn is very professional which puts my mind at ease in regards to my babys safety and environment.

She keeps me updated during the day with what my son has been doing and sends pictures, which reassures you massively!

I could not recommend Riggles and Giggles enough!

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

by Avatar for Jade Jade about Avatar for Riggles and Giggles Riggles and Giggles on 28/12/2021

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