Hi my name is Nicola, a registered childminder living in Glenfield, my latest Ofsted inspection was October 2015 where I was graded Outstanding.I live with my husband of 21 years Steve and our 2 daughters, Jade 20 and Roxi 16 whom both are Dbs checked , and our lovely little shitzu dog Rubi. I offer a warm, welcoming, safe, stimulating and fun environment and my dedicated playroom offers children of all ages lots of activties and resources. I work full time Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm. I provide regular outings to local parks, toddler groups, childminding groups, libraries , soft play areas and farm parks etc. My playroom is equipped with a range of baby and toddler toys, imaginary and role play clothes and accessories, cars and garages, tuff tray for creative art and craft and messy play, puzzles , shape sorters , board games , access to paper and mark making materials at all times, lego , playmobil , small world play etc all toys and resources are easily accessible by children for welcoming their individual personalities. I also have a large enclosed rear garden with a dedicated soft play area equipped with swings and a slide. Outdoor toys include sand and water play , den making , tents , parachute, pushchairs , scooters , cars , trikes , bats and balls and much more.
I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since January 2012, but have over 25 years of childcare experience.I hold the NNEB diploma in childcare and have worked in Day nursery and playgroup settings.
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID
CHILD PROTECTION - SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
FOOD ALLERGY TRAINING
PROGRESS FROM THE START - CORE UNIT AND OBSERVATIONAL ASSESSMENT AS DAILY PRACTICE
EYFS - PSE DEVELOPMENT
EVERY CHILD A TALKER AND CONFIDENT COMMUNICATORS
CHILDMINDER MATTERS - ACHIEVING OUTSTANDING PRACTICE
FULL AND PART TIME PLACES AVAILABLE
ALSO SCHOOL DROP OFF AND PICK UP TO THE HALL SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL GLENFIELD. If you require any more information regarding childcare or want to find out if I have any vacancies , please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to see if I can meet your requirements.
|Last Updated: 28/05/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
My fees are £4.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Hall School
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Louis started with Nic back in August 2013 when he was 10 months old and has stayed with her until he started full time at pre-school when he was 4.
When we first met her, we most impressed by her warmth and easy-going nature but also the playroom she had set up at home which was great! Louis has really enjoyed his time with Nic and getting to know her family too.
She plans lots of activities either at home or trips out to parks, farm parks, soft play and has got Louis involved in all sorts of stuff like baking, craft, learning about different cultures and all kinds of imaginative play. At whatever stage, she provides lots of information on your child’s development. We really liked the daily diary particularly when Louis was little and we have been impressed by the regular progress report and learning journals.
We couldn’t have hoped to have found a better childminder – she is brilliant and so well deserving of her outstanding Ofsted review.
Well, what can I say about Nic? As a first time mum (and a bit of a control freak), I began the daunting task of finding someone I trusted to look after my precious baby boy. I didn't know how I was going to cope with going back to work fulltime knowing that my son was being cared for by a relative stranger. Well, I needn't have worried! From the minute we stepped in to Nic's home, with its fully equipped play room, family atmosphere and other happy and contented mindees, I knew I had found a place where I could leave my son safe in the knowledge that he was having fun and being well cared for. Since starting with Nic last April as a 10 month old, Harry has developed in to a sociable, confident and happy toddler. Nic provides all the children in her care with a rich and safe learning environment where they have the opportunity to grow and develop every day. She provides a range of activities both in her house, with her network of childminders, at different play groups and through a variety of different trips and visits. However it is not just these learning experiences that make Nic an incredible childminder, it is the smile on her face at 7.30 in the morning when she opens the door to greet my son, it is the genuine look of love she has in her eyes when she talks to him, it is the advice and support she has offered me and most of all it is the fact that as well as having Nic, Harry has the affection of her whole family from her husband, right down to Ruby the dog. He talks about them all constantly and they have welcomed my son into their family with open arms and as parents we will be eternally grateful to them all for this.
I am devastated that we have to leave due to relocation and I would recommend Nic time and time again. I wish I could pack her in one of my boxes and bring her with us but that would be so unfair on other children in Leicester. This lady won't just look after your child, she will go above and beyond to ensure that they are happy, are safe and are learning. Thank you Nic!!
Nic looked after our little man for 8 months and helped hugely with his personal development. Nic carried out many activities and arranged outings with other childminders which is great for getting young children to be confident in groups. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Nic and any other childcare would be a step down.
My little boy has been going to Nic's for 3 years since he was 7 months old, and he absolutely loves it there, it's such a warm, friendly environment and is a home from home, there is a dedicated playroom full of wonderful toys, crafts and learning materials and a huge garden, allowing the kids to play freely in safety.
It's wonderful that my son is not just a number and is encouraged to develop his skills and learning through play, craft, singing and roll play, they celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and he is always brimming with seasonal crafts throughout the year!!
Along with home play they also attend playgroups which has helped my little one with interaction skills and to become a confident little boy within group surroundings. I would not hesitate in recommending Nic to anyone requiring a childminder in the Glenfield area :)
Nic has cared for my son since starting school in 2012. She was amazing helping him to settle quickly to school life and his new routine - he had always been in a nursery setting . He loves going to Nic's house there are so many toys and the garden is superb!! He is always disappointed when I collect him on the Friday ! Nic is lovely always approachable and very loving - the children are all so happy with her. She definitely goes the extra mile making gifts for mothers and fathers day and gifts for birthdays and Christmas - always appreciated xx My son is so happy being cared for by Nic.
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