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Childminder in Swanmore

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 22 Jan 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

My Name is Nicola and I am a Experienced, Professional, Qualified Ofsted registered childminder, based in Swanmore.
Fresh Faces, Fresh Air, Fresh Mind Body and Sole. Children thrive on outside play and I am passionate about working outside with children whatever the weather. Children are treated as one of the family in a homely atmosphere.
I can provide the 15 and 30 government funded hours for 2,3, and 4 year old's.
I chose to become a childminder as I enjoy looking after children and love to help them develop and grow into well rounded, happy, young individuals.
I feel that a good early grounding in a child's development helps them to achieve to the best of their ability, and I take great pride in helping with this.
Some of the activities I provide are:
Outdoor play such as, climbing, messy kitchen, sand, water, dens, gardening.
Craft activity's including, painting, play dough, sticking, cooking and many more.
Outings: toddler groups, local shops, bus rides, walks around the countryside and trips to the park.
I deliver and collect from Swanmore primary school, and Pre-school.
I am always updating and developing my Knowledge and skills in childcare, especially keeping up to date with safeguarding and First Aid.

My Experience

I have more than 20 years experience working with children, as a Nanny, In Nursery's, Pre-Schools, play worker, holiday nanny and for the last 11 years a Childminder.
I have experience in caring for all ages from new-born to 16 years.
I also have experience with caring for twins and special needs children such as visually in-pared, hearing in-pared, and wheelchair bound children.

My Qualifications

Diploma in Nursery Nursing NNEB
Certificate in an Introduction to childcare practice
Certificate in Essential Food Hygiene
Certificate in Safe guarding children
Certificate in Health and Safety
Certificate in Paediatric First Aid
Professional development courses in:
Coronavirus risk assessment ,Reopening childcare & early years education after lockdown.
Exploring the ethos of forest schools
Schemes, Expectations of Behaviour, Supporting children's emotional well-being.
Supporting children with speech, Language and communication needs.
Recognising and supporting children with Special Education Needs (SEN)
Planning for next steps.
Prevent Duty and British Values
Tracking children's progress.
Characteristics of effective learning
Outdoor play, a good place to be two.
Mark making.
Delivering the EYFS

My Availability

Monday - Friday
7.30am - 6pm
No Bank Holidays
I will consider both full and part time
I also have vacancies for before and after school.
Happy to care at short notice /emergency care, temporary care.

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: 06/09/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£4.50 per hour

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
22 January 2020
7 September 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 25/07/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for FreshFacesChildcare. 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.

I feel so fortunate to have found Fresh Faces. As a first time mum having spent most of the year in lockdown it was a big wrench having to leave my little girl with someone. Nicola's friendly and caring nature gave me such confidence in her from the first time we met. Now I get the pleasure of collecting a smiling, happy child from her care who is full of the news of the day. I couldn't have asked for better.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Shirley Shirley about Avatar for FreshFacesChildcare FreshFacesChildcare on 27/11/2020

I am extremely happy with the service Nicola provides. My kids feel at home at her house and that's important to me, they have great fun there and do lots of playing in a safe environment.
Nicola is great with them, they are treated like one of the family. This puts my mind at ease when I'm at work.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Beatrice Beatrice about Avatar for FreshFacesChildcare FreshFacesChildcare on 30/09/2017

She is a really caring, kind, family orientated person and very professional. I have no hesitation in leaving my child with her. She usually looks after him in the mornings and afterschool on certain days. She has been doing this for 2 years now. I have no hesitation in recommending her and have peace of mind going to work and know that I do not need to worry about him whilst he is with her.

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by Avatar for Mrs F Mrs F about Avatar for FreshFacesChildcare FreshFacesChildcare on 29/09/2017

Nicola has been looking after my son Archie 3 yrs old for some time now , having never used a childminder for any of my children previously I was extremely apprehensive , Nicola instantly made me feel at ease with the whole process and Archie and myself felt comfortable from day one , Archie always goes in happy and enthusiastic and some days I even have trouble dragging him away , the childminder setting is a wonderful large family home always with a wide variety of activities to keep little one occupied with a wonderful garden to play in and let off steam , I would highly recommend Nicola to anyone looking for childcare

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by Avatar for Treen Treen about Avatar for FreshFacesChildcare FreshFacesChildcare on 28/09/2017

Nicola has been looking after our daughter for nearly 3 years now. For the two & half days a week from the age of 5 months. When she gets to Nicola she bounces though the door really happy and is always really happy when we collect her.
Nicola and her family have welcomed Lexi in to there home like there own child, providing a clean, spacious happy place to be.
Nicola is very flexible, approachable and always happy to help In any situation.
I would thoroughly recommend Nicola as a child minder and thank her for all she has done for our children!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Shell96 Shell96 about Avatar for FreshFacesChildcare FreshFacesChildcare on 16/03/2016

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