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SueDown childminding

Childminder in Trowbridge

5 stars

Usually responds within 1 hour

Female Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 25 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi my name is Sue, I am an Ofsted registered childminder (EY253223). I work with a qualified assistant, who is also a good friend. I also have 2 other registered assistants who help out when required!. We are registered for up to nine under fives with 3 assistants working; so its quite a busy, fun and sociable setting!
In our last Ofsted we achieved a Good result.
I am qualified to level 3, obtained at Norland Nursery training College (a long time ago!). I am accredited to accept 2,3 &4 year old funding. I have over 25 years experience in childcare (0-12years) , and 2 teenage daughters of my own.
We have lots of room to play indoors and outside in a secure, well equipped garden. There are a large variety of toys to choose from, as well as different arts & crafts materials. We try to get out and about to local toddler groups, library, parks and softplay, etc. We also spend a lot of time doing adult-led activities, and preparing the older children for school entry. Snacks are provided by us, but I ask for a healthy packed lunch to be provided.
I constantly update my training, keeping up to date in all areas of childcare.

My Experience

I have over 25 years experience in childcare, registered as a Childminder since 2003. Extensive experience as a private nanny after qualifying at Norland NTC.

My Qualifications

NNEB - Norland.
ICP- Childminding. Accredited to accept funding.
First aid, food hygiene, level 3 safeguarding, behavior management, ECAT, health & safety, diversity, outdoor play, english as an additional language, & special needs training (autism, asthma & allergies).

My Availability

Monday-Thursday 7 til 5.30/6 inc, extra hours may be available on request.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/04/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.59 per hour

£4.60 per hour. Reduction for siblings.

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
28 April 2017
29 June 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: full paediatric first aid (12 hours) (added 29/04/2022)
  • Training Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
  • Exam Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 07/07/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 07/07/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 07/07/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for SueDown childminding. 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.

Sue and her team have looked after both my children, my youngest still there. They both settled in really well and both enjoy their time with Sue.
They get the best of both worlds as they are in a home setting but have other children to socialise with.
They often go out and about and we get regular updates as to what they’ve been up to (like a termly report with photos) as well as a daily diary.
It’s always hard leaving your little ones with anyone but it’s made easy knowing they are in such good hands.

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

by Avatar for Jane Jane about Avatar for SueDown childminding SueDown childminding on 04/03/2020

Both of my children have gone to Sue since they were about 6 months old, and they both love it and wander in quite happily when I leave them.
Sue has a great team of assistants through the week, and a few children at any one time, so it's always fun with someone to play with.
They also go on regular trips to the library, toddler groups, Active Trowbridge and the park so they come home with lots of news.
It's the perfect middle ground between a nursery and a home environment.

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

by Avatar for fern75mc fern75mc about Avatar for SueDown childminding SueDown childminding on 12/06/2018

Sue has been fantastic with my 3 young children. They settled really well, my eldest couldn't wait to go back everytime. I would recommend to anyone looking for home from home childcare.

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

by Avatar for swanikA swanikA about Avatar for SueDown childminding SueDown childminding on 29/05/2016

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