Childminder in Ipswich
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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 18 Nov 2019 Email
Ofsted Outstanding childminder second time grade this week ? 10/22016
children lee 26 Sharna 25 both left home now
Married to Lee for 27 yrs
Also been a foster Carer
was a hairdresser for many years as my children grew up and was out with friends a lot I missed the noisey house ha ha . Have always been surrounded by children. worked in schools as Lsa I could write pages all about me and what I can do but I find it so much better for families and children to come and meet me and my family and have sessions to see if they are happy with what i do and can see for themselves.
I have no pets
I had my Ofsted inspection this week and very happy to say I kept my outstanding grade last one was in March 2011 I got outstanding through out every standard :) all childminding requirements Ofsted approved NVQ 3 childcare and development first aid for children . I am now a accredited childminder also be able to run Nursery sessions which the local concil pay for up to 15 hours a week depending where you live .I have now been assessed to the NCMA Children Come First, Quality Assurance Scheme and I'm now a member of the Suffolk Childminding Network. Ive completed my Play worker NVQ 3 too. senco trained I was also in the final 3 for childminder of the year in 2010 in suffolk :)
no bank holidays
I currently have 1 full time a couple of days free as work with an assistant ( my motherinlaw) who was also a childminder for 37 yrs X
|Last Updated: 18/06/2018|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 per hour
My Local Schools
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Below are the latest reviews for Rachael willcox. 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.
Racheal and Marion have been childminding my daughter for a year now and I can honestly say I don't know what I would do without either one of them!! My daughter has turned from a shy little girl who hides behind your legs to a natural leader. Coupled with her starting school Racheal and Marion have played a massive part in this as they have cared, encouraged and allowed her to grow. I feel confident going to work each day knowing that my daughter will arrive at school each day and that she is well cared for after school.
Racheal and Marion go above and beyond what anyone would expect from childminders and have created a real family environment whilst still ensuring that the children meet their development milestones. I feel like we’ve struck gold with this pair!
Our son went to Rachael and her assistant Marion when he was just seven months old – we have sadly moved away from Ipswich closer to London, otherwise I would have kept him with them until school. Or really until he was 18 if they had allowed it!
He was with them for 15 months full time (8-6, M-F), going from a little baby who couldn’t even sit up, to a bouncy, brave, spirited, chatty and very mobile toddler. I have no doubt that all his brilliant development is down to the work that Rachael and Marion have put in. Rachael sends photos every day and updates, and I see nature workshops, painting, forest trips, petting zoo, farms, soft play, lunches out, museum, seaside, paddling pools in the summer, swings…etc. Seriously, he has more adventures than I’ve had! What they do is plan ahead. Something is always set up and ready to go, and each day is structured. Every day is play, but also he was constantly learning new things.
My son adored going and bounced at the front door waiting to be let in. He also loved all the other kids, who also benifited from Rachael and Marion’s care so are just a nice bunch of kids.
We didn’t know anyone when we moved back to Ipswich with our son, so Rachael has acted as our single person support network - at one stage or another she’s been a replacement for an NCT class, a doctor, a teacher, a health visitor, my own mum and most of all a friend.
What they don’t know about kids isn’t worth knowing and they really go over and above for their kids and their parents. Any family would be lucky to have them. Our new childminder has said my son is a delight to look after, and is talking so well for his age – it’s all down to Rachael and Marion. We miss them dearly.
My little Girl loves Rachel, I couldn't think of anyone better or more trustworthy!! Defiantly recommend!
Best childminder what we ever had.My little princess was very happy to be with you.
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