Hi my name is Nicky,I have been a registered childminder for sixteen years,I live in Castle Bromwich,with my husband,I have two grown up children. .
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've recently installed cctv to my setting for extra security measures. Plus ring.
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.
I have been registered with Ofsted for 16 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.
NVQ 2 and 3 in childcare
Paediatric first aid
Safe guarding children level 4
Level two in Adult literacy
Level two in Adult mathematics
Early years foundation course.
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.
|Last Updated: 04/01/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
My daily charge starts from £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.
I currently have part time vacancies available if I can help with your childcare requirements, please contact me.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Castle Bromwich Junior School
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid (added 25/11/2020)
- Training Certificate: ICO (added 25/11/2020)
- DBS Check (added 25/11/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 25/11/2020)
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Over the years we have built a fantastic relationship with Nicky as our eldest daughter was looked after by her for almost three years and left Nicky’s to start school a couple of years ago - we honestly couldn’t have wished for a better childminder! So when I was due to return to work after having our second daughter, we were delighted that Nicky was available to look after her too!
Nicky has been our second daughter’s childminder for over a year now and we couldn’t be happier. Nicky takes the children to play groups, soft play centres and other outings regularly (when not in a pandemic!) and she is always looking for ways to entertain, occupy and keep the children active. She offers a wide range of activities for the children to take part in both in the home and in the garden, including crafts, baking and role play and regularly updates and replenishes toys, resources and play equipment.
Since been at Nicky's, our daughter has grown in confidence and has developed a range of skills. Nicky's knowledge of Early Years is excellent and it is clear that she is passionate about her vocation. 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. All activities, meals and skills are written in a daily diary which is sent home too.
It is a comfort to know that our daughter is looked after by such a caring, loving and trustworthy person - our girls consider Nicky a member of our extended family so we can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you Nicky for everything!
My daughter has been with Nicky since she was 10 months old. After visiting a lot of childminders homes I still wasn’t sure. 30 seconds with Nicky and my daughter picked for me!
The care and attention Nicky shows the children is second to none. From days out to days in, the children’s days are always packed with activities.
Fresh food is always made, and the hygiene is amazing.
I would never have anyone else look after my daughter. When you child runs to the door and doesn’t even wave at you, you know you have made the right choice and your children are safe and happy.
Nicky truly is an angel with children, I would be lost without her.
My daughter has been going to Nicky for a few months now and she absolutely loves it there!
Nicky has been a lifesaver since Covid 19 hit. My original childminder had to close due to Covid and I was very worried about sending my daughter somewhere else. I had viewed many places and just did not find them suitable. However as soon as I met Nicky I knew straight away this was the right place for my daughter.
Nicky offers a very loving, clean, playful and educational environment. My daughter and I absolutely love that Nicky likes to be outdoors or out interacting at playgroups or where ever else they may be visiting. Nicky always has something planned. There is never a dull moment!! I love picking my daughter up and hearing her tell me all about her exciting day. At the moment she is loving her visits to the park with the extra treat of a hot chocolate 😊.
I will be forever grateful for how accommodating and flexible Nicky has been for us. Always goes out her way to do what is best for my daughter. She actually genuinely loves and cares for the children she looks after. She definitely provides a service that is above and beyond!!
My daughter has developed a great bond with Nicky and skips in without any fuss every morning. She even asks to go on her days off!
When your child reacts like this you just know the person looking after them is doing an amazing job!
My son has been going to Nicky’s for 8 months and absolutely loves going. I wanted him to have a bond with whoever he spent two days a weeks with and he loves Nicky to the point he doesn’t even blink an eye and runs in with her in the mornings.
I love the fact he doesn’t spend the whole day in the house but instead every day he is out and about in the morning before being feed like a king at lunchtime, napping and more play in the afternoon before high tea.
I feel my son is 100% safe and well looked after in Nicky’s care. I’m really sad that he is leaving her care due to me being on maternity leave but have my fingers crossed for two places when I return to work for both my children.
My daughter has been going to Nickys for nearly a year now and my gosh, she’s just made it so easy! That first day when I had to go back to work and leave my baby with a stranger, was obviously a scary and weird feeling, but Nicky just made it all ok, she sends me loads of pics throughout the day, she takes her out to play groups and soft play, she’s not confined to the house all day!
My daughter eats like a queen whilst she’s there, all homemade! She’s given us a book so we can find out what she’s eaten and being doing all day. My daughter is 19 months now and she absolutely adores Nicky! She’s come on so much since spending time with Nicky, really useful things like hand holding and being polite! I often get homemade presents from pheebs. Nicky just thinks of everything and I’m ever so grateful!
It’s a big thumbs up from us! I highly recommend! Xx
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