Riggles And Giggles Childcare
Ofsted registered Childminder/Home Childcarer (Nanny) & Babysitter
Breakfast Clubs/After School Care
School Holidays (if not on Annual leave)
Term time school Dropoff/Pickups
Full/Part time childcare
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/hotels for butterflies/insects, bird house's for nesting, bird feeders and now a a wildlife habitat wooden barrel pond with plants to attract dragon/damsel flies 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
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 planters/pots for children to grow all kinds of vegetables, herbs and flowers
Garden Arbour bench to sit & chill
Summer House with tv, settee and chairs
Swing egg chair (latest addition)
In the setting I have resourses for babies,toddlers/pre-school & older children that inc:
Day bed for napping
Multa-cultural dolls, soft play, musical toys & books
There is also roleplay toys work-bench, large country kitchen, large wooden market stall with wooden fruit/veg, wooden hotdog stand, wooden vanity unit, 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
Married to Alan & a proud mum of 4 children(from my 1st husband Paul)
Sarah 36 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 33 graduated (Jul15) with a Science Degree in Gaming Technology. Now a games designer
Stephanie 29 Left Retail to travel. Lived in South Korea(July16) Returned home (Aug 17) Now works and lives in Nottingham with partner Kris
Christopher 26 trained at Clarringdon College gained a Diploma in Professional cookery (Jul14) Lives & works as a Sous Chef in Nottingham
Rachael 38 Left Retail. Lived/worked in Thailand (Aug13)Teaching returned home after 4yrs(Jul 17)to live with bf Jamie Announced engagement July 18
Alison 35 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 15 & Tiger-Lilly 14. 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.
Holidays at my home in South Devon, day's out to our sailing boat at Oxton Reservoir, 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.
I have been Ofsted registered for (22 yrs) and have a full DBS check updated Feb 2018 on the (online) yearly update service. Family members also have full DBS checks and on the 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.
I have been a Ofsted registered childminder for the past 22 years & a Ofsted registered Home Childcarer (Nanny) for 14 years now. I also work for Derbyshire Childrens Services alongside social workers and social service.
I have looked after a lot of children of all ages within this time, i have 36 years 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 and a midday supervisor.
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 and behavioural problems etc, i am a qualified 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 + over 35 excellent parent reviews on my profile :)
please read all my reviews of satisfied parents :)
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
(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
(Skills Active) Introduction Introducing Playwork (6mths Course)
(CACHE) Level 2 in Playwork
(CACHE) Level 3 Award in Playwork for Early Years and Child Care Workers
(NOCN) Level 2 Introduction to Child Development
(NOCN) Level 2 Understanding Children with Additional Educational Needs
(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 22/06/2023 100% pass.
Full day practical 24/06/2023
° 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
*(Tess) Level 2 Fire Safety in Education 29/06/2023 updated yearly
(Educare) Level 2 Infection Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting
(NCFE) Level 2 Infection Control & Prevention in a Healthcare Setting
(NCFE) Level 2 Understanding Nutrition & Health
(CACHE) Level 3 Nutrition in the Early Years
(Derbyshire Council) HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young)
*(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)
*(HM Government) Prevent
*(HM Government) Prevent Referrals (Part 2) Channel
(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
(Derbyshire County Council) Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
(Derbyshire County Council) Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
(Derbyshire County Council) Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
(EduCare) Level 2 Child Neglect
(EduCare) Level 2 Preventing Bullying
*(EduCare) Level 2 The Prevent Duty
(EduCare) Level 2 Personal Safety
(EduCare) Level 2 Child Exploitation & Online Safety for Education
(EduCare) Level 2 An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
(EduCare) Level 2 Online Safety
(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
* I HAVE ATTENDED OTHER VARIOUS COURSES WHICH INC TO NAME BUT A FEW AS FOLLOWS *
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*
One every Tue evening
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
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 from 6.30am-6.30pm later if required due to babysitting hours up to 1.30am. I also work Saturday & Sunday's as and when required (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 from 6pm onwards please see fee's below for details.
I am also available for overnight childcare in my setting (that is on my Ofsted registration) please see fees below for details.
I work term time for school dropoff/pickups and full day care and school holidays. I provide full day care or half days term time from just a few hours a day to long term I also work all school holidays. I can provide school holiday childcare only if required with no fees to pay term time. I do take my annual leave during term time only.
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 :)
|Last Updated: 04/12/2023|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
Weekday fees are as follows per child which are very reasonable (to nurseries) due to the hrs worked :)
I do not work Bank Holiday Mondays
*FEES TO BE PAID IN ADVANCE AT THE START OF EACH WEEK/DAILY
*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 as this is when I take my annual leave.
*A one month notice period is also required to terminate childcare when no further childcare is required. Fees are payable upon this notice period of days per week taken. Weather the child/children are in attendance or not.
*Settling in sessions. If a child has not settled after the arranged two week period. I would not be able to continue childcare as I feel it is unfair to the child, other children present or myself. No further fees would be charged or any notice period served. But any fees paid for the settling in period is non-refundable if the child does not settle and leaves before the settling in sessions finish.
Reserving a childcare place:
A fee is payable in advance for an arranged day to commence childcare as a settling in session. If this place is not taken up the fee is non refundable.
*Before or After school fees are £7.50 per hour per child for schools in my area (Breakfast/snack and light tea provided) before 7am/after 6pm £10.00 per hr as it is then classed as Babysitting hours.
* £10 per hour if just the odd hr required during week days
* Half day fees £40 per child
* Full daycare £60.00 per child from Mon-Fri
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:
£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.
£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 5 days a week. Evening snack and drinks inc in fee.
* Fees Tue- Thur 6pm onwards £10.00 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 (snacks and drinks provided)
(12hrs) per evening
* Fri (12hrs) £100.00
*Sat (12hrs) £100.00
*Sun (12hrs) £100.00
* 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
Children’s daily pack up lunches, snacks, baby formula/baby foods, full fat milk for toddlers (under five) nappies and baby wipes need to be provided by parents on a daily basis. This is due to the current increase in food and energy costs as I have not increased my fees in the last 3 years. All current parents are happy to provide the above without any incurred fee increase.
Packups will need to include a ice pack due to Food Standard Agency.
* Breakfast, drinks are provided daily*.
* Additional costs payable for soft play centres/ Swimming or where a fee applies upon outings or mothers & toddler groups.
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
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My Ofsted Inspections
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- First Aid Certificate: Updated Training (added 01/10/2023)
- UK Passport (added 01/10/2023)
- 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)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 20/03/2019)
- DBS Check (added 20/03/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for Riggles . 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.
Dawn is a very experienced childcare provider and it's been great having my son being able to go to Riggles and Giggles.
Dawn provides a unique service as she's helped me with overnight and wraparound care which is very unusual in my area and has been so helpful.
Dawn also has a really lovely setting with loads of toys, games and facilities for young children.
I messaged Dawn regarding availability due to issues with my current provider.
Although I didn't need her services in the end, I can't thank Dawn enough for her help and professionalism throughout and would have no hesitation in using her should my needs change.
Dawn is the first childminder that looked after my 10mo son. I had been stressed for no reason. They took of like a house on fire. Dawn is very experinced with children and helped me through the bits I wasn't sure of (nutrition, teething ect.) I can't praise her enough. Very flexible with time. Higly recommend to enyone who is considering a childminder.
My 5 years old has been going for nearly a year now and she loves it and always looks forward to going. We get plenty of updates and photos each time my child attends.
Dawn has been accomodating with our requirements as they have changed a bit over the year and she also gives plenty of notice with any changes.
Unfortunately not a good review due to a very bad first experience trying to get my first baby into this childminders.
To start we had agreed to 2 days a week which were accepted with open arms, Unfortunately a few days later we were informed only 1 day would be available due to another baby being in on the other day so we accepted and were happy to go along with one day a week. We set up for a meet with Dawn to talk about her setting and a settling in aswell as a 7 hour day. All 3 were then cancelled hours before we were due to turn up meaning we then had to mess around with rotas at work and change them again as we had set up for the days. When I messaged Dawn nicely might I add regarding the fact that it was inconvenient for cancelling a hour before hand and unfortunately we would have to go elsewhere as we needed stability I then received a nasty message, lots of excuses and her telling me good luck finding childcare and that she was looking forward to her Fridays now they were free. Very sad as I wanted this to be a good experience being a new parent and I understand childminders need to go on courses, I've been in childcare myself for 15+ years, however when things are booked in I didn't find it quite right and didn't expect the response from a childminder.
I was then blocked on my account within the hour. Apologies for the long review but really unsatisfied.
Response by Riggles on 25/06/2023:
To the person in question. I find this review to be very rude indeed aswel as being so untrue. How someone can make things up is beyond me.
As mentioned I was arranging to set childcare inplace for 2 days a week the person in question put on this review I could only provide one day which is so untrue. I was messaged by this parent saying her mum would have her son on Wednesday's of each week so only Fridays was required. I let the parent know I could not at present start Fridays due to having another under one in the setting and stated I could not provide childcare for two of that age at any one time. I did also mention I would ask the other parent if her work training days was flexible to a Wed due to this parent no longer requiring this day. I got a reply from the current parent to say her manager had changer her training day to a Wed this was to commence my next working day which was the day of this parents settling in/meeting day. I informed this parent I could not meet due to working as this would be a safeguarding issue. I had a reply from the new parent to say the following week would be okay to commence childcare.
There was also other issues from this parent bombarding me with messages at any time of the day and expected me to instantly reply even if I was working, my day off or at an unsociable hour or out with family. I replied I would reply to any further messages on my next working day before work commenced. But put bad communication on this review. I have since had all gradings removed.
Then there was another issue from this parent with my booked in /payed for First Aid course that was due i had to attend a full day online and a full day practical at the venue. Which this parent bypassed still thinking I would be able to have her child on a meet/settling in day and just drop my course as if this didn't bother her. I replied I can't cancel my training days with it being an Ofsted statutory requirement which this person should know since she had previously worked in childcare.
There was no consideration or reasoning from this parent at all when she knew I was very busy. I gave the parent alternate dates and times to meet around my work even on my day off which was not good enough.
My last message from the parent was a very rude one which was why I blocked this person as it was unacceptable.
Due to the parent going back on their word to meet/start the following Fri I messaged to say I had changed another parents training day for nothing which was a waste of my time to accommodate this parents child, but then I mentioned it gave my Fridays off in the meantime after the morning school run with this parent no longer requiring childcare. But went to the trouble in writing up a review that was so untrue. Which is why I have said my piece which is the truth behind all of this.
I have not had an unsatisfied customer in all the 22 years of working. I have over 35+ excellent reviews and years of experience abd qualifications that is all available to read on my profile. This says everything about how committed, reliable and passionate I am about my work. But there has to be one!
Good luck moving forward and I hope you find the childcare you are looking for as my setting is not for you. Even though we had not met or set any childcare inplace.
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