4.2 stars (5)

Childminder in Nottingham

Babysitter in Nottingham

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2009 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 18 Jul 2019 Email Website

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello my name is Nicola I'm 36 and I am an Ofsted registered and qualified childminder of 13 years providing day care and over night care in west bridgford Nottingham.

I have over 19 years experience working with children in private day nursery's, a creche and youth clubs. I registered as a childminder in september 2006 and i am still loving every day.

My Experience

I have over 19 years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 11 years old from working in a creche, private day nurserys, a youth club and now childminding I used to babysit regularly, all before my childminding business started over 12 years ago!

My Qualifications

I have qualified in

5* Rating in food and hygiene

Nvq2 and Nvq3 in Early years childcare,

Full first aid certificate,

Child protection ,

Safeguaring children certificate

Level 2 Allergy Awareness

Certificate in baby and infant massage

Early Childcare Development

British values and many more


My Availability

I currently have a full time vacancy except tuesdays available

I will have a full time place available in October 2019

I work from 7:00 am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday also overnights and weekend care on occasion.

Childcare is all year round I do not offer term time only contracts and I am not able to drop off or collect from pre schools unfortunately due to the little ones routines.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes yes
Last Updated: 04/07/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

I'm open from 7:00am to 6:00pm

Day care from 7:30m is £45.00 a day or £40 a day for full time 5 days a week

Its plus £5 for a 7:00am start or up to a 6:00pm finish

Overnight care is for under 3's only at the moment and £80 from 6:00pm to 8:00am any extra hours are £10 including a hot meal, snacks and breakfast.

Weekend care is £10 per hour entered

I accept cash either weekly or monthly, bank transfers and childcare vouchers i am also registered with the funded goverment tax free childcare payment scheme but I do not accept the funded free 2 and 3 year places. Payment is due on the 28th of each month and in advance of childcare or on the 26th if paying by childcare vouchers to allow the processing time

Nicola Widdowson

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

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  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 30/04/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 30/04/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for MyLittleButterflies. 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.

We have known Nicola for 4 years now. She has looked after our baby since 6 weeks up until now at the age of four. We have never doubted her love or ability to care for our child and always feel secure in her abilities and the setting she provides. We often have trouble and tears trying to getting her out of Nicola’s house! She informs us at all times of what she has done in the day, always bringing home paintings, pictures, crafts or baking projects. She never forgets special occasions such as birthdays, and holiday celebrations and always sends homemade gifts and cards for these. She is the best childminder in West Bridgford and has always accommodated our needs when requested, often doing overnight and weekend care also. I would not leave my child with anybody else now, and have struggled to see anyone who meets her standards. The house and setting is perfect for little ones, as are the planned outings and trips so often undertaken by them. Thank you Nicola, you are our life saver!

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

by about MyLittleButterflies on 30/06/2019

I got in contact with Nicola inregards to her childminding services for my one year old. After liasing with her she said she had availability for my chosen day (Friday).
I asked questions etc and then asked to meet with her.
She then decides to tell me that she no longer has availability and has given someone else the space.

Surely as a professional you would let potentional parents know that the day may not be available due to.... whatever.

I wasted my time !

Im just pleased that I found out now how unreliable she is even before meeting my daughter.

I understand that she 'honoured' another parents request but maybe she should consider updating her page and letting other potential parents know that this is how she works.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Cleanliness

by about MyLittleButterflies on 18/06/2019

We found Nicola on here when we were looking for overnight care so we could have some quality time as a couple as well as a family. Nicola made us feel very comfortable and kept us up to date during the first night we left our daughter overnight with photos and messages. Nicola provided a hot meal, bathed and managed to settle Amber down very easily considering we have not left her with anyone before due to no family close by. we have also taken the advantage of weekend care with Nicola which gave us the opportunity for a weekend away for the first time in 2 years. Nicola provides all fresh meals, lots of fun activities and the knowledge your child is in a safe, nurturing loving environment. we can not thank Nicola enough and would recommend Nicola to anyone.

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

by about MyLittleButterflies on 16/04/2018

I really struggled with the thought of going back to work after having my first daughter McKenna. But the moment I met Nicola I felt so relaxed and confident i was doing the right thing. Nicola is very caring and passionate about the children and her work. it is clear their happiness and well being is the most important thing. Nicola has a very loving home with a large variety of toys and equipment to keep them entertained. The sleeproom just for the childminding children is something I had not seen on any other visits and the garden is a lovely safe area with lots to keep them busy. Nicola looked after McKenna for just over a year until I went on maternity leave and I can not thank her enough for the love and care she provided. I highly recommend Nicola if you are looking for childcare 5* from me xx

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

by about MyLittleButterflies on 16/04/2018

I was recommended by a friend who had a child already with a mr and mrs childminders she said they had a vacancy coming up and she could not sing their praises high enough.
After my first meeting i felt so happy and confident i had found the best place for Rosie to be when i could not have her and Rosie started the following month. Rosie has grown from a 4 month old baby into a happy confident and sociable little girl. Nicola and Steven are amazing with the children they are like a big happy family and most days Rosie did not want to come home! if any one is looking for a home from home environment where they can rest assure their child will get the time,love and attention they need i highly recommend you contact Mr and Mrs Childminders.
Sophie,Sam and Rosie

  • 5 stars Overall

by about MyLittleButterflies on 30/04/2014

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