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Ankle biters
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Childminder in Doncaster

4.5 stars
(8)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 15 Sep 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
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
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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Hi my name is nicky and i am married to rick, im often referred to as being a very bubbly person.
I am a registered childminder with OFSTED

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 17 years, before childminding i helped set up and ran a local youth club and summer club in my area. which we ran for 5 years. In 1991 I went to romania to help build an orphanage for the street children, which i found very sad but also very rewarding.

My Qualifications

My qualifications are ICP and First Aid, NVQ 3 Child Protection. I have many certificates for all sorts of courses that i have attended over the years.

My Availability

I have spaces available from 0- to 14 full time and part time. I am registered for 15 and 30 hours funded places

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My fees are very competative in line with other childcare providers in the area. My fees do include days out and toddler groups. also pick up and drop offs.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted report (added 05/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted report (added 05/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted report (added 05/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted report (added 05/10/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 05/10/2019)
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Reviews

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I went to Nicky when I was younger now both my children have been with Nicky since they was 7 months old and are now in school. They both love her and enjoy going. The range of equipment and toys is amazing, she replaces the toys quite often also and has a garden full with toys for the children. Would 100% recommend Nicky to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Shannxx Shannxx about Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021:

Thank you Shan for your review it tells me I've got it right when children I have previously looked after years ago ask me to look after there children.

I as a 6 year old kid went to nickys and I absolutely loved it she always provided an immaculate warm and caring environment. We never ran out of things to do from day trips out to professional people coming in with animals, every Easter,Halloween, & Christmas, Nicky would provide party’s for what ever the occasion where we would do apple bobbing arts & crafts and much much more! I made so many friends from going to nickys who I still remain best friends with now at the age of 26! Nicky also had my son from being 3 months old right until the age of 3 when he went to school! My son adored her and still asks to go see his nick nick now 💙 My daughter is just about to start at nickys she’s 2 and I know she will love it, I feel at ease knowing she’s with someone who will look after her properly who provides educational activities. I also feel at ease knowing that my child is given nutritional food every meal is home made for the kiddies and not just something out the freezer that’s quick and easy! I cannot thank nicky enough she bends over backwards for me at such short notice even still with my son if I can’t get to school on time nicky is always happy to help. She’s very reasonably priced the best I found for what services she offers. payments are monthly and are adjusted accordingly, I would highly recommend Nicky I can’t stress enough how much I would recommend her! Definitely the best around that I have found.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Toni p Toni p about Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021:

Thanks you Toni it's nice to see I had such a good impact on you when you were young that you trust me with children that speaks volumes .

My two sons attend nickys childminding service and have done for over 12 months, its always a welcome and clean environment, extremely helpful and accommodating as i work for the nhs and my shifts change daily. Brilliant home cooked food, always has events planned for the kids so there always active and learning, my boys don't ever wana leave nickys. Price worked out over the year and then adjusted accordingly to my shifts each month. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Markmath Markmath about Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021:

Thank you for such lovely words

I agreed with Nicky in May to look after my daughter from September. She gave me the contracts to read at home, and then told me she didn’t fill out the price as she’ll still need to work it out. She messaged me the figures which were more than we originally agreed on. I asked for a price breakdown as I couldn't make the prices and hours we spoke about match up, out of nowhere she told me that she decided to not take on my daughter as I didn’t seem happy with her contract. This happened 2 weeks before the agreed start date in September . I told her she had left me in a very difficult situation and she didn't need to go about it like that, all I wanted was a written break down of the figures and I asked her to change her mind about not taking my daughter. She never replied. I wouldn’t recommend her and if you already use her, please do check what you’re paying for. Luckily for me my bosses were very understanding about the very difficult situation I was left in 2 weeks before the start of term, and they agreed changing my working hours as I was unable to find another childminder in such a short notice.

  • 1 stars Overall
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  • 1 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for Hdiana Hdiana about Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 14/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 15/09/2021:

Hi Diana
I am sorry you feel this way.
It is common practice within childcare that if a child doesn't attend you still pay for the day or place that you are allocated, which you expressed you wasn't happy with.
The price was not included because it would change and the over all figure that I gave you was only a guideline as each month would fluctuate and I raise invoices each month accordingly .
I advised you on the 21st of August that I wouldn't be taking you on and you wasn't due to start until the 20th of September which is 4 weeks.
The reason for my decision was due to non agreement on fees.
My fees are very competitive with those in my area, this is the first time I have experienced this with a parent and I am saddened that the review of my services does not reflect my setting as your child never even started with me.
Kind regards

I’ve known Nicky for over 6 years now
I first met Nicky in 2013 when I needed childcare for my 10 week old son. I knew as soon as I walked in her home i knew that she was by far better than the others I’d seen


I have 4 children that all come to Nicky and all love coming to Nicky. My 2 older children are now full time at school but still come to Nicky in holidays

Her home is lovely and clean there is plenty of space and good toys for the children inside and lots of outside toys as well

I couldn’t wish to have a better childminder

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

by Avatar for Sineadc Sineadc about Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 07/11/2019


Response by Avatar for Ankle biters Ankle biters on 07/11/2019:

Thank you for your kind words

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