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Childminder in Horndean

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 15 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi...my name is Debbie and I’ve been a Registered Childminder for over 16 years, and my daughter Jade who works along side me is also a fully qualified Registered Childminder for 8 years.
We are both Quality Assured Childminder’s and provide the 15/30 hour HCC Government Free Funding.
We both have been awarded a GOOD grade (October 2019) at our last inspection by Ofsted.

We thrive to provide an high quality service that meets parent's needs, whilst ensuring a safe, caring, loving and enjoyable learning environment for the children. We are a pet and smoke free setting.

Due to the Coronavirus we are not able to take the children on trips like we use to, but we do make use of the outdoor space we have, my back garden is enclosed, locked and safe for children to play with the various toys available, and we have places to go on walks near by to keep the children active all year round.

We have Friday’s off to give the setting a deep thorough clean, and we give the setting a clean once all children have left our setting each day to reduce the risk of infection.
We promote good hygiene by regularly encouraging the children to wash their hands within the setting to keep your child/children safe whilst at our setting.

We adhere to the EYFS for under 5 year olds and do plenty with the children - messy play,painting, cooking and playing with different materials, quiet play(reading books) and active learning (singing songs, phonics, environment learning on walks). They also have times in the day when they choose what they would like to play with from the different toys we have both inside and outside. We have a wide variety of toys and activities for all age groups ranging from baby to school age.

We accept the ‘Tax Free Childcare’ scheme which can save you more than £100 a month on your bill.

We use Tapastry so you can keep up to date with your child’s progress EYFS and leave comments.

Trustworthy and flexible service that reflects a ‘home from home’ experience, we are ‘one to one’ with your child to learn their abilities, adapt activities to what they enjoy, and help them to excel. We are happy to have you ring or text us throughout the day for those who want to see what your child has been getting up to while at the setting, it is ideal for those with small children so you can see how happy and busy your child is with us and have that peace of mind.
We encourage good communication with parents and children so we can adapt and support your needs. Please feel free to contact us and see our lovely welcoming child friendly home.

My Experience

Ive been a Registered Childminder for over 16 years, and my daughter Jade has been Registered as a Childminder for 8 years.

My Qualifications

We both have a NVQ 3 in Childcare, level 2 & 3
Paediatric First Aid
Anaphylaxis Training (yearly)
Safeguarding Children
The Prevent Duty level 2
Food Safety & Hygiene for Early Years Settings -level 2
DBS checked
Ofsted Registered
ICO Registered
Members of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years(Pacey)
Public Liability Insurance
Professional Indemnity

My Availability

FULL day care:


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Last Updated: 07/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

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My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/02/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 21/02/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 21/02/2019)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 11/01/2019)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 11/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Debbie A. 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.

Debbie and Jade are both wonderful childminders and have an excellent and very suitable environment for children to develop and have fun. They provide a real home from home with a fantastic arrangement of toys and garden space and they undertake regular trips and outings. The setting is immaculately clean, tidy and completely child orientated.
My two little girls absolutely loved attending, my youngest from 8 months.
I was always particularly impressed with how caring and attentive they were and felt reassured the children were receiving lots of high quality very genuine care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by peanuts about Debbie A on 19/12/2018

Response by Debbie A on 19/12/2018:

Thankyou very much for the Review:-) Jade and I loved having the girls, we wish you all the best for the future:-))

My daughter has been attending Debbie & Jade's setting for just over a year & a half. She settled in quickly & loves going!
Debbie & Jade always plan fun trips out including soft play, playing in the park, walks & visits to the library. They make excellent use of their indoor & outdoor space in the setting & have a large range of good quality toys.
Debbie & Jade are really approachable & supportive - we are really pleased with the care they have provided our daughter & we have enjoyed watching our little girl develop over the time she has spent with Debbie & Jade.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Lauren B about Debbie A on 20/08/2018

Debbie and Jade have been looking after my daughters for just over a year now and we are so happy with them. The girls love them, they do so much with them and really have been the support we have needed with trying to juggle full time working and children.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by MrsB about Debbie A on 17/08/2018

Response by Debbie A on 18/08/2018:

Thankyou for your message:-) we really enjoy having the girls and taking them out.

We have had our 2 year old son with Debbie over a year. I cannot begin to rate Debbie enough, since our son Noel has been with Debbie his speech has moved on massively and his manners are amazing, sometimes my husband and and i will ask Noel where he learnt the words or how to say things and he will say at Debbie's house. The layout of the house is fantastic for the children and done so beautifully. Debbie is always doing activities and trips with Noel that he loves and tells us about everyday. I wish Noel could have more time with Debbie, she is amazing!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Noel2015 about Debbie A on 24/07/2018

I would highly recommend Debbie for childcare as she is very approachable and caring person. Every day at Debbie's the kids are kept busy by interacting with other children and learning and generally having fun! I was always encouraged to see that both of my girls had an excellent time there and did not feel guilty leaving them as I knew they were in good hands. Overall a lovely atmosphere for children to be in. I am sad to say that my youngest has now started school and is no longer with Debbie.

  • 5 stars Overall

by eex060 about Debbie A on 09/11/2015

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