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Childminder in Huddersfield

Babysitter in Huddersfield

3.67 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2012 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 16 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am an ofsted registered childminder, I have 3 of my own children who are in full time education. I love working with children and have a lot of experience as my previous history is working in primary schools, day nurseries and crèche work. I have a lovely childminding setting, it is a nursery setting with a warm homely feel. A childminding setting with all resources. I can also provide halal food and vegetarian and cater for all dietary requirements .I cater for every individual needs.I can look after children in all school holidays I am available throughout the whole year.I provide a holiday club for summer holidays and other holidays. I have just had my second OFSTED Inspection and have been rated extremely GOOD heading towards OUTSTANDING !

My Experience

I have previous history of working in primary schools, 10 years experience in crèche, nurseries and schools. Enjoyed every bit! I am passionate in what I do and I love being around children .

My Qualifications

I have done NVQ level 2 in Childcare, also NVQ level 3 in Literacy And Numeracy Support Assistants. My next goal is to work towards NVQ level 4 in Childcare and Management . I have had my second inspection recently and they have graded me as GOOD.I have completed my level 3 diploma in childcare, and now interested in starting the level 4 diploma in management . I have first aid, I can also provide free funding for 2yr old and 3,4 y r olds,
15 and 30 hours of free early education for your child, and provide flexible hours over 5 days !

My Availability

I am registered to provide overnight care, I am available during the day from 7.30 till 6pm. Evening care can be arranged if needed. Weekend care can be arranged. Can do flexible hours and provide emergency care.
I am offering free funding 15 ,30 hours of early education childcare and can provide that over a 2 day or 3 day period. please contact me for january , april and september places for your child. I provide pick up and drop off from Ashbrow school , Lindley juniors school and Birkby infants and junior school all hd2 areas please get in touch with me for more information .

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Last Updated: 27/07/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me about fees. Please enquire about full day and half day fees
Sibling discount available

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


Below are the latest reviews for Tinker. 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.

Shasta has looked after my 3 boys for 8 years now. She has a dedicated childcare annexe attached to her home, which is spacious and well resourced (especially for little ones.) She has 3 boys and they all get on so well with mine. She is friendly, gentle and relaxed with the boys (even though they’re boisterous and loud at times) and they feel comfortable and secure there. They really enjoy the occasional trips to the zone or the park. Currently they are with her two days after school but two out of the three were with her for 3 full days a week until they began school. She follows the early years foundation stage curriculum and during these early years will provide activities to meet their needs and interests and will share their progress. Shasta is always flexible and takes the time to discuss how things have gone each day. She is able to provide individualised care as she really gets to know the children and our wishes as parents. My boys have always felt comfortable and cared for here- a home away from home.

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

by Avatar for Ems Ems about Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 04/03/2020

My son has been going to Tinkerbells for the last few years now & im very happy with the service Shaastha has provided.
My son has also stayed overnight several times & I have felt at complete ease leaving him in her care as i know he will be well looked after & that he most importantantly will be safe secure & happy in this setting.
As I'm a single parent shaastha has on many occasions gone above and beyond to help me when I've been stuck in traffic by having him longer.
I highly recommend Tinkerbells to every parent, Shaastha provides an excellent service & in a warm caring environment with a variety of toys and activities & a lovely large garden for children to play in.
Shaastha herself is a very warm kind and a playful woman which is very important to have these qualities when working with young children which gives them a sense of security.
My son is a fussy eater so shaastha is very accommodating to his diet making sure he has something to eat which he will enjoy & by making him something different to other children.
I'm happy I found shaastha and feel reasured with the care she provides my son. I highly recommend her definitely 5*.

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

by Avatar for Shabz Shabz about Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 20/02/2020

professional childcare provided , my children have been attending for several years. My eldest 2 children grew up with good manners and very good education as Shasta helped them and pushed them to do well in the academic studies. My children settled straight away, it felt homely and the setting was child friendly. My child still attends and looks forward to attending as Tinkerbell provides stimulating activities , indoor and outdoor activities and adventures, nutritious food and love and care . I will fully recommend Tinkerbell childcare

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

by Avatar for shaz6 shaz6 about Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 19/02/2020

We found Shasta back in September 2019 and we agreed with her that our daughter would be coming to her from the 2nd of January 2020.I asked for contracts and asked her if we needed to pay a deposit to secure a place and she said no just let me know when you want her to start.

November 2019 came round and we still hadn’t received these contracts and started chasing for them but she would take days to respond to my messages. We managed to get our daughter booked in for settling sessions of 3 hours and we thought oooh thats great my daughter will be fine. But then she messages be on the 6th of December 2019 asking for £150 deposit even though she had said we don’t need to pay a deposit! She kept on saying there must have been a misunderstanding.

After asking for that £150 she started saying she is not available to look after my daughter from 2nd of January 2020 because schools are closed! She told me this 2 days before the 2nd of January 2020. My husband had to take time off work for 2 days because we couldn’t find a replacement at such short notice! I am very disappointed with this lady because she appears to be nice but she really isn’t. She is not honest and a very bad communicator. She kept using the word misunderstanding, trying to make me seem stupid! Now my husband has had to take time off work so that he can look around for her replacement. Not impressed at all!

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 2 stars Setting
  • 2 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
  • 2 stars Communication

by Avatar for Rugare Rugare about Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 03/01/2020

Response by Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 16/01/2020:

Hi I’m not very happy with the review you have left
I’m a genuine and hard working person who loves her job and works with passion !
You don’t know me well enough to make a big statement or judgement on my experience as a childminder! I love children and I love my job ! I offered you a place from 6 th January which you haven’t accepted
Please can you delete or take of this review as this professional is my career and I’ve put my 100 % building my business in 7 years and I have never had any complaints. People who have chosen me and have trust in me would love to bring there children back as I have built trust and love and built a foundation for these children . I love my job and I am still available if you need me x

she books settle in sessions and all before making sure she is able to actually have your children when u need her to then let's you down at the last minute. I would recommend her to garuntee she can have them first before you contact work or anything to sort out your hours etc.

  • 1 stars Overall

by Avatar for Louise Louise about Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 08/10/2019

Response by Avatar for Tinker Tinker on 16/01/2020:

Hi please can you delete this review as this doesn’t give a true image of me ! I have worked very hard to build my business and profession , I love my job and have built love and trust with parents
Shasta x

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