4.95 stars (21)

Childminder in Bedford

Babysitter in Bedford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2009 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 28 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am married with two boys. I have been a registered childminder for 10 years and a qualified nanny for 16 years previously. I have built up some caring and loving relationships with all the families i have worked for and i still stay in touch with them. I have references from all my families. I offer a very flexible service and try to meet all my families needs where I can.

My Experience

I have been working in childcare for the last 26 years, 16 years as a private nanny and have cared for newborns to teens and the last 10 as a childminder. I am NNEB (Level 3) qualified and hold a up to date CRB check and First aid certificate, i also have a food hygiene certificate. I have taken my Unit 1 DHC certificate (childminders course) and numerous other courses.

My Qualifications

DHC unit one in home based childcare
First aid certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate
Numerous NCMA courses and local authority courses
I am always attending new and updated courses to refresh my training.

My Availability

Spaces available from September. Please contact me for availabilty. I am open from 7.30 am to 530 pm Monday to Friday, plus outside these hours at a negotiable rate. I can pick up and drop off children (again depending on times and where from). I will also babysit in your own home. I do school holiday care. I try to be flexible to suit your needs. Please get in touch. I do term time only contracts as well as all year round.

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Last Updated: 27/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £7.00 per hour

Fees are £5 per hour between 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. £7 per hour before and after these times and at weekends /bank holidays.
Babysitting in your home £7 per hour before midnight £10 per hour after.
Fees are chargeable for your holidays/sickness and bank holidays( if your childs day falls on it).
And no fees for my holidays/sickness.
For monthly fees I will work out your weekly fee times by 48 weeks (taking off my 4 weeks holiday) and divide by 12, so the payment stays the same each month.
I offer term time only contracts (so you only pay for 39 weeks a year) and again will divide over 12 months.
And school holiday care at £30 a day from 8am to 5pm for over 4 year olds (that are in reception onwards).
I let you know in advanced of my holidays that I have booked.
I can accept the goverment childcare scheme and childcare vouchers. And 2,3 and 4 year old 15 /30 hour funding.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Nec6776. 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.

Nancy looked after my three children for 3 days a week, while I was at work and during half terms. The children were always really happy and enjoyed being looked after by Nancy. They especially enjoyed the arts and craft activities and occasional outings to the farm and park. I would highly recommend Little Acorns to Great Oaks Childcare.

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by about Nec6776 on 10/01/2020

A was cared for by Nancy for just under one year. We decided to choose Nancy following a recommendation from an immediate family member, as Nancy was caring for her child.

From my very first communication Nancy was caring and insightful, she was child focused, she always had time, no matter how many other things she was juggling.

A attended the setting full time, 5 days a week. We received regular updates and the daily diary meant that we felt really in touch with A’s daily experiences whilst not in our care.

A came on leaps and bounds in the time that she was with Nancy, developmentally she met her milestones and beyond, she was always happy to attend the setting and to participate in the many activities and outings that were part of the weekly routine.

Nancy offered care in a family environment, she was consistently professional and her passion for her role was consistently evident.

Nancy and her assistants were a real cornerstone for A and us as a family and we are very grateful to them for the care they provided to A. A has embraced the next chapter of her journey and the care provided has given her a good platform to further build on.

I would recommend Nancy as a childminder, she is reliable and trustworthy and there is flexibility which is important.

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by about Nec6776 on 28/02/2019

my two sons have been going here for almost 2 years and they love it here. They are welcomed and feel very comfortable here. They have lots of visits out to the park, zoo etc and the kids love this. the setting is well equipped and they do lots of activities. as a single mother the child-minder always make an extra special effort for me on special days like Father's Day etc - very friendly and relaxed atmosphere - my youngest son has come on leaps and bounds since arriving here with knowing his color's and speech! lovely nursery 5 star rating by us!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Nec6776 on 08/08/2018

My daughter has been with Nancy for 18 months and has loved every day! Nancy has been very flexible with sessions and often collected her in the mornings. The setting is very good and Libbie loves to talk about the fish and all the things that she learns while in Nancy’s care. Sadly she has now out grown the setting but hoping there will be space for my little one next year!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nec6776 on 07/08/2018

Nancy has been looking after my 1 year old since January. Its the first time I've used a childminder, my eldest went to nursery at 1 1/2years, and I really wish I'd met Nancy back then! My son settled in so quickly, and Nancy sent me little photos of what they were doing so I felt at ease.
I love the crafts projects they do, and the setting is the perfect size. Nancy is always flexible and wants to help.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nec6776 on 09/06/2017

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