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4.56 stars (9)

Childminder in Stevenage

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 21 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

No Vacancies ........I provide a wide range of activities and outings. i am 48 years old,married, and happy within my occupation. I provide care for age 3 month to 4 years old . I aim to please all the children in my care and off course their mummies and daddies ?

I have a 23 year old son Luke and 21 year old Daugther Chloe , My son lives in Indonesia with his wife and Chloe is here in the Uk In Buntingford with her-partner

My husband is team leader for Endoline service department and works all over the world. He is very supportive of my work.
My home is home from home setting, clean, with large spacious areas for children to play freely and safely.
No pets
Enclosed garden with all year round mud free play( luxury Astro turf), but doesn’t mean we don’t get mucky !!! playhouse and suitable activities.

Large selection of toys and resources with separate play area/storage
I also involve messy play and crafts with themes to make interesting and learning fun.
Easy parking with drive way access close to a1 access
Non smoker
7 seater car with insurance to carry your children and breakdown cover
At my setting I encourage regular hand washing, and with use of hand gel when out , each child and any adults use individual washable towels.

My Experience

I feel that the best experience is bringing two children up myself along with my husband i feel very proud that both of my children are independent,happy and doing well in all they do. Therefore I have no young children of my own within my setting.

I have looked after children from an early age to 13 years old since I started minding I'm confident in my work
i work with Ofsted and only have recommended ratios. It can be busy yet while safe & fun.
I teach children manners, and help prepare for nursery school. Including all basic learning needs numbers, colours, shapes, mark making, sensory,While we have fun and enjoy our days ,Working alongside parents and other professionals.
I am also fully aware of need of safeguarding

My daugther needed special care with discolated hips when young.

My Qualifications

I have completed registration requirement course DHC 2009.
Taken regular first aid courses since i was 17 yrs old, with most recent , March 2020, off course I'm registered with Ofsted Outstanding grade in all areas ,January 2018.
I have also ran a charity based toddler group which was great fun.

I am a qualifyed Dental nurse. I
run a childminder group along side my friends whom are also minders.

I always attend available courses to me
I have completed regular up to dates courses and training required
First aid
E cat
Food hygiene level 2
Prevent duty
I attend local childminder network meetings.
Freedom of Abuse talk 2019
Certificates updated May 2020
With additional Covid 19

My Availability

monday-friday, feel free to give me a call or message me .....always available to discuss needs.
I take children to and from Roebuck Primary and Nursery
And Four Seasons Pre School only
It's always best I think to come have a informal chat and see how I work.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

In line with all local childminders.
Meals included
Lunch 12/1pm
Tea after school healthy larger snack Every child is different I ask for wipes and nappies
Milk and food for under one children
Daily diary is done for under age 2.

we regularly go out on trips which may involve fee entry which is planned in advance for help with costs.
Thank you for viewing my profile and don't forget to read honest parents references online here click to view
Best wishes in choosing the right care for your children.
Alison x

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: alison wilson (added 25/07/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent Duty (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: ICO Data Protection (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Providing Healthy Food in setting (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Early Years Language (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Behaviour (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Covid 19 (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 11/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Food hygiene (added 03/06/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 03/06/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/06/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 03/06/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: exam (added 12/06/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 12/06/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 12/06/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Smiles Alison Wilson. 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.

When I first met Alison she reminded me of my daughter’s previous Childmidner, firm but fair, kind, encouraging and courteous of parents feelings and her children’s happiness. She is clearly experienced as our daughter took a while to engage in her new setting, but, through time and patience they have built up a great rapport, giving my daughter the time she needed to settle in. Now Emily is flourishing and enjoys her time there and has made some friends too.

Her home setting is very child friendly and homely where the children feel at home. She gives the children nutritious healthy foods with little treats every now and again which is great because our children work hard at school and deserve it.

My daughter will be in Alison’s care until she leaves primary school and we will feel very sad when that day comes, but that’s not for years to come - phew!

We love Alison!!! 😊

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

by NattyNoo about Smiles Alison Wilson on 19/07/2018

Response by Smiles Alison Wilson on 19/07/2018:

Ah thank you !
Emily is very welcome, and I will continue to support and care for her.
I’m really pleased and value all my parents support and reviews as much as I enjoy my job it can be tricky at times. (Like any job )

My daughter started with Alison in summer 2017, I was very lucky to find her and she was extremely accomadating and understanding of my circumstances. My daughter was eased into the childcare setting and I had peace of mind right from the get go ! Since then she has absolutely flourished , and made lots of friends. I am also happy that my son will be starting soon too!

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

by SaherNaz about Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018

Response by Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018:

thank you ❤️⭐️
So pleased to hear this
I enjoy every moment of your Daugther’s days with me ! Here’s to her baby bro coming soon too xxx

My son has been with Alison for the last 2 years. He started when he had just turned 1 and will be leaving soon to start pre-school.
From the very first day that he started he settled in and has treated it like his second home ever since. It’s as if he’s part of their family! I had a bit of trouble with nurseries previous to this so I was anxious about leaving him with anyone but Alison put my mind at ease straight away and has provided excellent care for him. He has made great progress, friends and memories which I can’t thank Alison enough for. She is everything I hoped a childminder would be and I’m sure my son will miss being with her. She always keeps the children safe and clean and her house is always clean. She plans fun outings for the children and keeps you updated with pictures which are nice to receive.
If it wasn’t for my son getting older and moving onto pre-school then he would have stayed here. Thank you to Alison for everything you have done for us, not quite sure how I will cope without you! Xxx

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

by EmmaT about Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018

Response by Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018:

Thank you ❤️He will be missed xxx

Has arranged for this childminder to look after my daughter starting September. Everything was going ahead and out of nowhere she just dropped out. Stated she wasn’t taking on anymore children but would be later on in the year which would have been my daughter from September so that doesn’t make sense. I had chosen this later out of others that I had visited and now feel extremely let down. It is very hard for parents to find childminders who they can put their trust in and it takes a lot of time to find a childminder too.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Communication

by GE8 about Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018

Response by Smiles Alison Wilson on 18/07/2018:

I am deeply saddened, to read this review after explaining to this lady as best I could.
I work extremely hard to please each and every potential parent that comes to visit me.
Yes we had a verbal agreement to start care in Sept with no contract signed.
Due to a circumstances Change I decided At the moment to not take any more children into my care.
I’ve never let anyone down before and will continue to do my job as best I can
I’m hoping that this lady will find a lovely minder

These are the words my 6yr old uses to describe Alison!
He has been with her since he was 4. He took to her within 5 minutes of meeting her!

Alison is great with children of all ages and keeps them sufficiently engaged (especially in the summer) and well looked after.
My son has always felt comfortable in her house and has always had a great time in the many trips to local parks and farms that Alison organizes during half terms and summer holidays.

Alison is very professional. She knows and does her job very well.

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

by Lillian2 about Smiles Alison Wilson on 23/03/2017

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