Childminder in Mickleover

Babysitter in Mickleover

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 05 Apr 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours

About Me

Little Diamonds was created by myself sixteen years ago and I am very proud to say that in my last Ofsted inspection I achieved a grading of GOOD in all seven areas of our curriculum! ( EYFS)
I offer a truely unique setting in what I want to deliver to our future generation!
My vision is to create a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder embedded into the heart of my magical setting!
I want my Little Diamonds to experience some magical wow moments and I want to be there magical champion to deliver and sprinkle them with the magical educational dust to explore our world around us!
We will climb our mountains and swim in the ocean and explore our world together to reach for the heights of where we believe is possible and beyond!
I want to give every single child that magical wow moment and to raise all expectations of there education in our beautiful world!
Little Diamonds Educational Childcare Setting seeks to spark the joy and pleasure of learning in the early years foundation stage!
Cultural Capital and Awe and Wonder is a big part of my setting!
I am so very passionate about my work and I am continuously striving to improve in my own knowledge and what I can deliver within the new Education Inspection Framework / EYFS curriculum / the early learning goals!
I love attending out termly briefing with our Local Authority and enrolling on to their courses where they deliver fantasic opportunities to expand and gain further knowledge in my chosen field!


All funded placements for children aged 2,3,4 years old.
Tax free / Universal childcare placements
Student finance placements

My Experience

I have achieved many goals' in my childminding career, I have had the pleasure in caring for many children with different, and special needs.
I look forward to each day with a smile, to see what it will bring.

My Qualifications

I have gained many qualifications since I started my childminding career, and I will continue to upgrade them, and gain more knowledge in my chosen field!

My Availability

Little Diamonds helping key workers only! Please telephone for details!

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/03/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour


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 Little Diamonds. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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 an excellent childminder. She cared for my son back in 2014-15. She then started caring for my youngest daughter in 2017-2019. Both kids loved spending time with her.

Dawnie, as the kids know her, spends lots of time doing outdoor activities. Going to the park, exploring in the woods, picnics, playing in the garden and wooden playhouse.
She goes to soft play with other Childminder’s, meaning the kids all get to know one another.
As a regular visitor to the library, the children get to experience a wide range of books, as well as attending music time.
A rundown of the days plans at handover in the morning, and a few photos throughout the day keeping you informed as to what’s happened in the day.

I would recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a childminder.

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

by about Little Diamonds on 29/04/2019

Response by Little Diamonds on 02/05/2019:

Hi Sarah,
Thankyou so much for your very kind review.
I have truely enjoyed working in partnership with you over the years and caring for both of your youngest children.
I have loved sharing all of Charlotte's achievements with you and I know she as a very bright future ahead of her.
Charlotte always strives to achieve in all seven areas of learning, she always shows great strength and determination.
I am going to miss many things about Charlotte , but I think the main ones will be hearing Charlotte leading the children and helping them to participate in our nursery rhymes.
Hearing Charlotte singing and watching her doing the movements to our songs always brought a smile to my face.
I would also like to say a very big THANKYOU to you Sarah for being a fantastic mother in helping me to bring the best out of your beautiful children.
I am going to miss you all.
Best wishes to a beautiful family.

Essa has been with dawn since 8 months old he really enjoys going there he is 4yrs now will be going to school but he will de dawn in the holidays he loves Dawn to bits it’s like she is his second mum dawn does a lot of different things with him including activities and learning things I couldn’t ask for the best childminder she been with essa looked after him and everything essa will miss her but at least gets to se her in the holidays Dawn is very flexible and it’s homely environment that’s why essa loves her to bits essA would definitely miss you loads xxx

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

by about Little Diamonds on 08/07/2018

Response by Little Diamonds on 08/07/2018:

Hi Nadia,
Thankyou so much for your kind review.
I have cared for Essa since he was eight months old and have seen him grow from this little cute baby to a lovely young boy.
Essa brings joy and happiness to all around, and he loves to participate in all activities.
I have really enjoyed sharing all of Essa's achievements with his mummy and I am so grateful to be continuing on with Essa's journey.
I am going to miss many things about my beautiful shining star but I think mostly it will be not hearing Essa singing his favourite nursery rhyme song.
Five little ducks went swimming one day ........ he sings this every day. Lol
Being a childminder brings many rewards but it also brings challenges the hardest one is when it's time for a new chapter to begin in a child's life.
Though the years I have shared many emotions but I think the hardest one is saying goodbye.
I will be planning some amazing adventures ready for when Essa comes back in the school holidays.
Bless You.

Eden has been in Dawnie care since she was 9months. She always looked forward to going to her care and the great outdoor activities that she has planned for the kids every week.Dawn has great communication skills with the chIldren in her care and treats each child like her own. Her flexibility makes it possible to work different shifts pattern and am always rest assured that my child is in the best of care. Thank you for having Eden for close to 4years now. She will miss you a great deal.

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

by about Little Diamonds on 05/07/2018

Response by Little Diamonds on 06/07/2018:

Hi Syreeta,
I would like to say a big THANKYOU for your kind review.
Over the four years that I have cared for Eden I have seen her grow from a little bud in to a beautiful flower.
What I see is seven petals on this beautiful flower which represent all seven areas of the EYFS.
Eden is a strong, independent child who wants to learn and she always over comes any challenges set in the EYFS.
Eden is a very kind and caring little flower who will always bring a smile to your face through her achievements.
I have really loved sharing Eden's learning and development achievements and also working in partnership with Eden's parents and I am looking forward to continuing to help my little flower flourish.
Eden you are a bright and beautiful flower and I know you have a lot more to give and I am so looking forward to sharing that journey with you and your parents.
Bless you.

Dawn has had Ruby since 2015 after I moved her from a large nursery. I wanted the personal care and attention and this is exactly what Dawn gave Ruby.

She is excellent with the children and always has some great things planned to do such as outings and also creative ideas for their learning.

Dawn is very accommodating and flexible and always strives to help where she can.

Dawn approaches everyone with the same welcoming attitude and the children she looks after genuinely love her and look forward to spending time with her.

Ruby will certainly miss Dawnie when she goes to school.

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

by about Little Diamonds on 25/06/2018

Response by Little Diamonds on 28/06/2018:

Hi Jo,
I would just like to say a big THANKYOU for your kind review.
Ruby as gone from strength to strength in her time with me and I know she as a very bright future ahead of her.
Ruby is one of the brightest children I have had in my setting and she as so much enthusiasm to learn. She always wants to help and shows great interest in all areas of learning.
I am truly going to miss my little bright star but I am looking forward to hearing about her future achievements.
I can honestly say over the last three years I have enjoyed working in partnership with ruby's parents.
I have great passion, drive and commitment to being the best that I can be and when I see a child continually achieving that gives me great pleasure in knowing I'm bringing the best out of that child.
As ruby would say
Clever girls go to that big school don't they Dawnie?
Start saving Jo.
Thankyou for choosing me to care for your beautiful daughter, It as been a pleasure.

Dawn has been brilliant with my little one. He has had a wonderful few years and is ready for his transition into preschool. Dawn has been incredibly flexible around my shifts and any last minute changes and has always kept my little one busy. He loves telling what he's been doing all day on the drive home. She's very friendly, caring and helpful I would recommend her. :)

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

by about Little Diamonds on 22/08/2017

Response by Little Diamonds on 23/08/2017:

Hi Becky,
THANKYOU so much for that lovely and very kind review.
I have really enjoyed caring for your adorable son Charlie and I am looking forward to staying in touch and watching Charlie blossom .
True little diamond.

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