4.92 stars (12)

Childminder in Great Lindford

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2012 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 08 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminder Assistant Job

About Me

Hello,

I work alongside my sister to provide a warm friendly childcare setting for your child. We have a dedicated childcare room and a lovely enclosed outdoor area. We have recently adapted our setting to take on the 'In the moment' approach to childcare. This means that children can immerse themselves fully into playing/learning and we will be there to observe and teach whilst your child is 'in the moment'! Fun and opportunity is key to the growth of a child. We have a wide range of toys and resources available; including water & sand play, messy play, writing, colouring, counting, crafts & cooking to name a few with the choice of free play. We will supply snacks, refreshments and meals at a small charge and ask you supply a change of clothes, nappies & wipes for smaller children.

I am married with 3 children (19yr, 9yr & 8yr old) so have first hand experience with the trials different age groups bring.

My Experience

I have been childminding since 2011, I am Ofsted registered and have completed my level 3 qualification in childcare. I am first aid certified, fully insured, have an 8 seater insured car with a clean drivers licence..

I work with my sister who is my childcare assistant. She has completed her Level 2 qualification in childcare, has undertaken the necessary checks to enable her to work with children and has completed her first aid training. We will continue to undertake ongoing training throughout our career so we can provide the best care for your child.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered,
First aid Certified,
Food Hygiene Rating 5 (very good),
Safeguarding,
CAF,
EYFS Obs & Planning,
Preparing for OFSTED,
Smile Awards,
Data Protection,
Basic Food Hygiene (refresher),
Child Protection Awareness,
Completed the Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (Early Learning & Childcare) (QCF),
Completed the CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce (QFC),
Advance 6hr training course on Baby's Days computer system,

Recent training....

Working together to Safeguard children,
2018 Safeguarding Legislation Update,
Invitations to play,
Heuristic Play in Early Years,
Enabling Environments

We fully intend to continue my professional development by undertaking all training and development courses available to me throughout my profession.

My Availability

**** OFSTED INSPECTED MARCH 2019 WITH NEW REPORT AVAILABLE ON THE OFSTED - GOV.UK WEBSITE ****

We provide full time and term time contracts as well as school holiday care. We may be able to provide early morning, late evening and overnight care although these would be charged for at a higher rate which can be discussed at the time. We may also be able to offer weekend care depending on availability and requirements; again this would be charged for at a higher rate but can be discussed at the time.

We currently do school drop offs & pick ups from Cosgrove School.

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 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: 04/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

EYFS under 5 yr olds = £4.50 per hour.

Over 5 yr olds = £4.00 per hour.

We do provide food at an extra small cost but you are more than welcome to supply your own.

AM snack = 25p (fruit)
Lunch = £1.00 (cooked meal)
PM snack = 25p (biscuit)
Tea = £1.00 (quick food...toast/sandwich etc)

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Quackers CM. 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.

We moved from London and have been with Becky and Rachael for 5 years. We have never looked back. My daughter Ella went through them from 18 months and is now 6 years and in school. My son Darren started with them at 9 months and is at the moment still with them as he turns 4 in a few months. We have seen our kids grow with Becky and Rachael and we could not ask for a better childminder.

They keep the children entertained with a whole lot of games and activities. A wonderful aspect about them is you can see the development of your child as they grow and progress as Becky and Rachael ensure that a timeline of pictures, events and activities is created. They have become more than a childminder but a family.

I would hand on heart recommend them as friendly and reliable.

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

by about Quackers CM on 09/04/2019


Response by Quackers CM on 10/04/2019:

Ah thanks Carl, it will be a sad day when Darren moves up into big school. You've been with us a long time. We will definitely stay in touch with you all though 😊 for sure!

Becky and Rachel offered everything I was looking for; a homely environment with outdoor activities and most importantly a place where my son would feel safe.

Every time I picked up my child they were happy and interacting with the kids. My son had a lovely year at Quarkers CM, before we moved and I had to find another place for him - if only they could have come with us

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

by about Quackers CM on 31/03/2019


Response by Quackers CM on 01/04/2019:

Thanks for the review Juliane, we miss you guys too.

Just to confirm that we are a clean setting...Juliane msg me to let me know that she must have missed the cleanliness rating so it automatically gave that a 1 star. Unfortunately she could not go back in to edit it.

After being recommended by another parent, my son has been going to Becky and Rachel for just over a year and he absolutely loves it there. He settled immediately as both are so welcoming and also very accommodating to my needs with school drop off for afternoon nursery settings. I receive regular photos in addition to weekly messages. My son loves the garden and the huge range of different toys and also Noodles the cat. Would definitely recommend Quackers as couldn't ask for better care for my son! Be sad to say goodbye in September as are a big part of my son's life x

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

by about Quackers CM on 30/03/2019


Response by Quackers CM on 01/04/2019:

There will be a few sad goodbyes with all these biggens moving onto school. We will miss that little cheeky happy that's for sure x

My daughter loves going to see Becky and Rachael. She has been really settled ever since the begining and I have had photos through of the fun things she has done. They are really thoughtful with their activities that are planned which link to what we value e.g. Thanksgiving and the outdoor space is great! Their home is well set up for children to explore and they are warm and friendly.

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

by about Quackers CM on 29/03/2019


Response by Quackers CM on 29/03/2019:

Thank you Claire 😊

My son and daughter started childcare with Becky and Rachel when my son was 1 and my daughter 7. (My children are now 6 and 12) Becky and Rachel made sure my children were always happy and safe. It was the first time I had left my son in child care and Becky would send me photos and videos of the children to put my mind at ease. My son and Becky’s son have a lovely friendship and do play dates and attend each other birthdays party’s and same for Becky’s daughter and my daughter. I loved how my children felt at home in there house. I was always reasured, always knew my children were looked after by people who really cared about them. I’m happy that me and my children with always have Becky and Rachel and there family in our life’s.

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

by about Quackers CM on 28/03/2019


Response by Quackers CM on 28/03/2019:

Lovely review from lovely people, thank you 🥰

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