5 stars (21)

Childminder in Birmingham

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2012 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login 22 Oct 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hi my name is Nicky,I have been a registered childminder for fourteen years,I live in Castle Bromwich,with my husband and have two children who are 24 and 22.

My home is completely planned out with children in mind. I have a dedicated playroom and also a seperate area for art work,playdoh,sticking and gluing etc. I have a large array of toys from birth to teens,many which include educational toys to stimulate learning,picture and reading books,musical instruments and also a Wii which is great to keep older children active. In addition i have a large selection of board games and imagination and role play equipment..

I have recently been an OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in June 2015

Outside is a secure and safe environment with a vast array of toys,activities and equipment for children of all ages. A seperate eating area (weather permitting) wooden and little tikes playhouses,toddlers. Many early learning games for co ordination with their fine and gross motor skills.

I attend local playgroups,childminding groups,sure start and ballparks,daily. I feel that this is a must for children of all ages to interact with others to encourage their "social skills". I have prepared art work for my children,which involves as much fun as possible!.

I provide regular out and about activities and I drive a seven seater people carrier which enables children in my care to be transported to a wide variety of outings in safety.

All the children in my care are provided with a nutritious fresh homemade meal daily for my young ones,which ofsted rated outstanding. My school children are all offered a breakfast before school and high tea after which is also nutritious. I have a seperate sleeping area for babies,which is safe,clean and warm.

I find my job very rewarding and enjoy watching children develop. I pride myself in a high standard of childminding and provide a excellent service and I am happy to fulfill any requests a parent requires individually for their child or children.

I believe every child is an individual and needs to be treated that way,I work close with all my parents and offer help and advice with any concerns they have with their children. Your child would be welcomed into my home as an extended member of my family,with a home from home environment and treated with love and care as if they are my own. I offer a safe,secure and friendly setting.

I also have a full ofsted qualified assistant,which helps greatly with extra care.

I've recently installed cctv to my setting for extra security measures.



On a personal note i keep active and eat healthy which i feel is required to help me keep up with the energy the little ones have!!!

All members of our household are enhanced DBS.

I am happy to give any help or advice or questions you feel you need to know about childminding,please call me for a chat and hopefully arrange a time to visit my home.

My Experience

I have been registered with Ofsted for 14 years,ive cared for children from six months to teens,I also completed with my husband a fostering course,which i feel benefited me greatly. I was lucky enough to stay at home when my own children were young,which has helped them develop into well balanced,polite,likeable young adults.

My Qualifications

NVQ 2 and 3 in childcare
Paediatric first aid
Food hygiene
Safe guarding children level 4
I.C.P
Level two in Adult literacy
Level two in Adult mathematics
Early years foundation course.

My Availability

I have some vacancies at present,start times are usually from 8am to 5pm,but i also work before and after these hours,depending on what is required.

I drop off and collect from Castle Bromwich nursery,infants and junior school.
If i can possibly assist in nurseries and schools close to this area i will.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/01/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My daily charge starts from £37.50 to £40.00 which includes all home cooked meals. Playgroups etc are paid for by myself.

Before school,which is normally classed as 8am drop off with breakfast if required is £8.50 Earlier times are not a problem.

After school which is normally around 3.15 with healthy snacks until around 5pm later times are not a problem, all hours can be discussed.

£9

I currently have part time vacancies available if I can help with your childcare requirements, please contact me.

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My Daughter has been going to Nicky's for a year now and she loves going .
As first time parents at the time we were worried about leaving our little girl ,we viewed a few childminders but Nicky put our minds at rest straight away.We arranged a home visit with Nicky and from that we just knew Nicky was the one to look after and care for our little girl .

Nicky is a lovely ,caring,polite ,approachable and loving person.She keeps us updated with pictures throughout the day which is reassuring for us that our little girl is happy and she always contacts us straight away if there are any problems.
Nicky provides healthy meals and snacks which our daughter loves .
Nicky works with us with our daughter's routine which is great .
Nicky always takes our daughter out weather permitting and our daughter loves going out.
Since our daughter has been going to Nicky we can see how much she progressed with her development.


Would recommend Nicky to anyone to look after and care for there child. She is excellent and very knowledgeable with working with children .She is very accomdating with helping people and has helped us out loads as a family.

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by about Nicky B on 11/09/2018

Our son has been with Nicky since June and we honestly could not be happier with the care he receives.

Nicky provides a range of activities and outings daily for the children including trips to playgroups, soft play and also nearby parks and farms. Her home is superbly arranged for the children with a dedicated playroom and a fantastic garden space with plenty of outdoor toys and activities, it is a home from home for the children she cares for.

Nicky provides nutritious home cooked meals and snacks and works to accommodate my fussy eater. She provides regular updates and photos, it is lovely and reassuring to see that my son is happy and enjoying his day whilst I can't be with him myself. Nicky works with us to maintain a routine with meal and nap times and this has really helped to keep his routine settled at home.

In the time he has been with Nicky my son has grown in confidence and interacts much better with other children, we really have seen change in him and my once shy and clingy child now walks confidently into Nicky's house without looking back. A nurturing person by nature, Nicky is dedicated to providing excellent child care.

Could not recommend highly enough, Nicky is an excellent Childminder.

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by about Nicky B on 04/09/2017

Nicky has been looking after my son since May and I couldn't recommend her enough. My son has learnt so much since being with Nicky and always comes home in a happy mood. Nicky really reassured me at the beginning as I was anxious about leaving him, keeping me updated with how he is getting on, I thought this was just something she does in the beginning but she makes an effort everyday to keep me updated as much as she possibly can with what he is up to that day, which I love. Nicky is really dedicated to her job and is always very professional. You can tell she loves all of her children and her children love her back, which speaks volumes! Thanks Nicky :) x

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by about Nicky B on 30/08/2017

Nicky has been our daughter's childminder for almost a year now and we couldn't be happier.

Nicky offers a wide range of activities for the children to take part in in the home and in the garden. The children are also taken to play groups, soft play centres and go on other outings on a regular basis which our daughter really enjoys. Since been at Nicky's, she has grown in confidence and has developed a range of skills.

Nicky's knowledge of Early Years is excellent. We are kept up to date with our daughter's progression and development. She communicates with us throughout the day and sends us lots of pictures too. This makes us so happy to see our daughter always smiling and in such safe hands. Nicky offers nutritional meals and snacks throughout the day and ensures the children are well fed.

It is a comfort to know that our daughter is looked after by such a caring, loving and trustworthy person - we couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Nicky for everything you do!

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by about Nicky B on 05/02/2017

This is the 2nd review I have left on here as my 2nd Daughter has been going to Nicky's for the last 2 1/2 years. She also continues to collect my other Daughter from School and she has both of them during half term, which I have to say they both really look forward to, they can't wait to get there. Nicky continues to provide that extra special care for my girls whenever they are with her whether it be out and about or in her lovely home.
Like my eldest Daughter my youngest loves Nicky in the same way, she to settled in from the word go, there has never been any problems. My youngest has started Nursery part-time but Nicky still continues to look after her and collects her from Nursery. Nicky always makes sure I am up to date with the goings on at Nursery & School that day and if there has been any problems etc, which is always very helpful when you can't be there yourself.
I really don't know what I would do without her, she is wonderful and the children think so too.
Nicky is a really gem!!

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by about Nicky B on 25/01/2017

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