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Childminder in St albans

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2012 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 11 Jun 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Based in St Albans, I offer a full, home based OFSTED registered childminding service for all ages with flexible arrival/collection times, I have 3 children, Kim, Noa & Guy, aged 20, 17 & 10 and have lived in St Albans since 2003. We share our home with our friends.
My husband and I both hold full CRB disclosures and I have completed courses in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Childminding

My Experience

I have been a qualified, professional home child carer since February 2005. I provide first class quality care for your child in a warm, homely environment. All children in my care are treated individually, and encouraged to develop into confident, caring individuals, at their own pace.
I am a member of the National Childminding Association, and have achieved the CACHE Level 3 NVQ qualification in ‘Children’s Care, Learning and Development’.
I have been rated as outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspection December 2014

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 NVQ qualification in ‘Children’s Care, Learning and Development’
Since being qualified, I have attended and been certified in the following courses:
1. 2005 Road Safety – Awareness Workshop
2. 2005 JemCare – First Aid Course for Babies and Children
3. 2005 Young in Herts – Child Protection
4. 2005 Charted Institute of Environmental Health – Food Hygiene
5. 2006 Young in Herts – Learning Through Play, Balancing the Adult Role
6. 2006 Young in Herts – An Introduction to The birth to Three Framework
7. 2006 Young in Herts – Healthy Eating, Healthy Child
8. 2006 Young in Herts – Celebrating Diversity and Cultures
9. 2007 Young in Herts – Five Outcomes for Children
10. 2007 Young in Herts – Make My Setting More Inclusive
11. 2007 Young in Herts – Linking Sounds and Letters
12. 2007 Young in Herts – The Child at the Centre
13. 2008 Young in Herts – The Six Areas of Learning & Development
14. 2008 Young in Herts – Observation, Assessment & Planning
15. 2008 Young in Herts – Enabling Environments
16. 2008 JemCare – First Aid Course for Babies and Children
17. 2008 Young in Herts – Safeguarding Children
18. 2008 CACHE – Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
19. 2009 Young in Herts – Assessment for Planning
20. 2009 Young in Herts – Promoting Positive Behaviour
21. 2010 Children’s trust – The Coolest Café in Town
22. 2010 Children’s Centre – Promoting Communication Development
23. 2012 Young in Herts – The Revised EYFS 2012
24. 2013 NCMA - Regional Forum
25. 2014 Young in Herts – Ready for OFSTED
26. 2014 Young in Herts – Childminder Conference
27. 2014 First Aid Training Services – Pediatric First Aid Course
28. 2014 AC Education – Child Protection Awareness
29. 2014 Food Standards Agency – Food Allergy Online Training

My Availability

Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, school term only, holidays by arrangement.

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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: 05/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss as this depends on your requirements.
I accept all Childcare Vouchers.

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 NicoleKusman. 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.

Nicole and I met over 7 years ago when she agreed to look after my two children Owen then (18 months) and Mia 3.5 years old!

With every confidence I handed over my children to Nicole whom I knew would take great care of them, providing love, affection, fun, stimulation and a safe environment for both my kids whilst I went back to work.

The Children loved their experience in Nicole's family home and still today after all these years refer to Nicole as 'Mamma Nicole' which is lovely! :-)

Thank you Nicole, Kevin and Children for allowing us to be part of your family, I will ALWAYS be internally grateful for all you gave us!

Donna x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about NicoleKusman on 20/12/2012

Nicole looked after our son for 2 years from the age of 1 year. He would run into her house in the morning and decline to leave in the evening - children are the best judge of character.
Nicole, Kevin and their children all treat our son like a member of their own family and engage with him in a manner that is truly beautiful to watch.
Every day our son would come home with a 'creation', and Nicole would take numerous photos throughout the day.
Our second son will also hopefully go to Nicole when my maternity leave finishes, which will leave me safe in the knowledge that he too will be receiving the best care possible outside of our home.

I would not hesitate to recommend Nicole.


  • 5 stars Overall

by about NicoleKusman on 13/12/2012

I have three children whom Nicole has looked after at various times over the last 7 years. One of my children has special educational needs and needs a little extra help. It was therefore very important to me to find the right person to look after her. I have always been very happy to entrust my daughter, and indeed all my children, to Nicole's care. My daughter, and my other children, all love going to see her and her lovely family.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about NicoleKusman on 10/12/2012

Nicole has been our childminder since September 2012, so not long, but I'm really happy with her and most importantly my son settled at Nicole's home immediately. Nicole is warm and friendly but equally firm, which is important.
A good endorsement of how I feel about Nicole is that my daughter will also be in her care as of January, & I would certainly recommend her to others.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about NicoleKusman on 09/12/2012

Nicole looked after my son for over 2 years from age 18 months. Her care of Riley was excellent. He was always happy there and was treated very much like one of the family. Nicole was considerate of my working arrangements, was flexible and happy to help out if things changed on the day.
She and her family are very welcoming and create a warm environment for little ones. I would definitely recommend Nicole.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about NicoleKusman on 08/12/2012

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