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Childminder in Stevenage

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2012 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 28 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

?Corona care available for key workers ? I have been childminding with an assistant for the last 17years in the bedwell area of stevenage. We work from a 4 bed house with huge garden.
We can drop off and collect from

We provide a large variety of creative activities to stimulate young minds through play, from singing, cooking and dressing up to getting messy with paint and other sensory activities and exploring the outside world. We enjoy coming up with new activities for the children to experience. We aim to provide a caring and fun environment to encourage children to become independent, confident and well socialised young people. We are very active, visiting parks/ducks and woods often. We have toys and activities galore. We provide a large paved garden with lots of play houses and climbing frames as well as a trampoline (all on rubber matting), single / double bikes, scooters and other outdoor equipment. We provide rain suits for jumping in puddles too. We have a grassed area with sand and water trays, outdoor construction area and much more. We have a 17foot playroom which holds a wide variety of toys to explore and investigate. We have a room for babies and their toys and changing area.
We provide themed topic activities, lotto games,books and puzzles for learning about our chosen topic which is changed two weekly.
We have a low breakfast bar for the children to eat meals at, Encouraging independence as the children learn to recognise their named drinking cups and sit in front of them for their meals. We have low high chairs for the babies too
we offer full time/ part time/ shift work/ term time only & holiday time only places
I think i have covered everything haha.
if you want to know more feel free to message me :-)

My Experience

i qualified as a nursery nurse in 2000 (NNEB). i volunteered at a disabled play scheme for children age 5yrs + for the summer holidays. I worked in a Day nursery straight from collage, running my own group for 3 years, I realised a day nursery wasn't for me. I decided to become a childminder in 2003 and haven't looked back.

My Qualifications

peadiatric 1st aid
safe guarding children

My Availability

we are open 7am-6pm Monday -Friday.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5 hour for youngest child
£3 per hour for older siblings
all meals, nappies, small trips included. I will ask for 50% of the cost of larger outing eg. Shepreth wildlife park.
I enjoy taking photos of the Activities/ outings and fun things we do, we will give you photo albums of your child so you can share their fun experiences through their pictures.

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 clairehu. 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.

Claire and Denis are lovely childminder. We are very happy we found them for our little daughter Natalka. Everything was great,very good relations. We are glad for yours care. High recommendet!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Rajmund about clairehu on 28/08/2016

My 3 year old son has been going to Claire's full time for the past 2 years and he loves it there. The fun and educational activities they offer are fantastic and Joey has developed well beyond his age which I'm sure is all thanks to Claire and Denise. The home setting is more like an actual nursery, providing a vast selection of toys and materials in the fully equiped play room and large garden. The fortnightly topics organised by Claire are brilliant and my son has learnt so much. Parents also receive extensive learning journals detailing their child's development which are great and you also get lovely photo albums full of wonderful pictures showing what your child has been up to. I can't recommend them highly enough and I'm so grateful for the caring, flexible, cost effective and well organised childcare they provide ?

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

by HollyH31 about clairehu on 08/07/2016

My daughter has been going to Claire/Denise's for 3 years now and I couldn't have been happier to send her.
They both provide a very flexible service which was a god send to me when my hours kept changing.
They put a lot of effort into the learning journals and also provide me with a photo album, I love seeing what she has been up 2.
finding a childminder can be a scary and stressful time but I defiantly made the right decision.
I'm currently on maternity leave and will be sending my second child to join Claire's at the end of the year.
I couldn't thank Claire enough for how flexible and great she has been to us :-D

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

by Kaylee4 about clairehu on 07/07/2016

My 3yr old son has been with Claire and Denise since September 2014. We have been very impressed by the care and attention that Bailey has received. He has really come out of his shell! His speech and understanding of things has also come on in leaps and bounds, and he's only been with them on a Wednesday!! I am very happy to recommend Claire and Denise as top rate childminders, and if it wasn't for Bailey starting school, he would still be seeing them on a Wednesday each week, while I go to work. Thankyou both so much x

  • 5 stars Overall

by darkange about clairehu on 16/08/2015

Our son started with Clare and Denise in September last year, and I can honestly say we made the best decision.
Sam enjoys going to see Clare and Denise, and always comes home full of beans, armed with another creative masterpiece.
We have seen him develop in leaps and bounds.
Thank you to Clare and Denise for being flexible, approachable and fantastic at taking the stress out of our childcare needs.

  • 5 stars Overall

by samsmum8 about clairehu on 30/01/2014

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