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Childminder in Stevenage

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 29 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

I run LITTLE INKS CHILDCARE it is my passion, with OVER 20 years experience you can certainly understand why.

Hello, my name is Cherie, I have been married to Ricky for 27 years. We have 2 grown up children together, we are Grandparents too.

Hobbies I enjoy are Crochet, Walking and Reading novels.

I have a small dog. She is kept separate from the Children and has NO access to any of the Childrens play areas.

The Children in my care have use of a purpose built outdoor decking area, a ground floor WC & hand-wash basin, comfortable lounge area/TV room and a Conservatory which has been transformed into a child friendly playroom for arts & crafts, messy and role play, etc.. The Children get plenty of opportunities for fresh air and outside play during local trips out and about.

My Experience

I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for many years now,

I particularly specialise in children under the age of 5 years old, although children over the age of 5 are still welcome if they have a sibling under 5 attending.

In January 2020 I re-registered after taking a short break and have re-branded from Crafty Kids Childminding to LITTLE INKS CHILDCARE. I am excited to be working for myself again.

I am kind, caring and fun.

I understand Children's wants and needs.

My setting is in a warm and secure environment.

I offer a fun filled day.

Paediatric First Aid Trained

NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education

Safeguarding certificate

Food hygiene certificate.. Extensive and personal knowledge of food Allergies.

Over the last 20+ years I have gained experience by working in a range of different childcare settings ie:-


Infant School

Junior School

Childminding Assistant


I offer a fun filled day, with plenty of activities and one to one learning for the under 5's.

I provide arts and crafts, local trips out, meet ups with other childcare providers and their Mindies at toddler groups with visits to their homes and mine. This is a great opportunity for children to socialise with other children. All activities are age appropriate for the child and meet their current interests.

My Qualifications

I am an OFSTED Registered Childminder

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Education

Peadiatric First Aid

Safeguarding Children

Food hygiene

My Availability


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no 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: 15/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

minimum contract 20 hours per week

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 CHERIE. 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.

cherie is an excellent child minder and would definitely have her again in the future. My little girl has learnt so much from being a member of crafty kids and she loved going there.All the children played happily together in a lovely environment and Cherie always does great activities with them.Such a friendly and lovely environment.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Donna about CHERIE on 07/08/2015

All three of my children, now 14, 8 and 4, went to CraftyKids. My eldest started at 6, my middle child was around 12mths and the youngest was only 6mths. They absolutely loved going and I'd have to bribe them with sweets in the evening to come home with me. If I arrived early, it was to them groaning that they had to leave. Cherie has been like a second mum to my children and is an amazing childminder, who always has the children's best interests at heart. She does loads of activities with them and helps them learn through play. She really knows how to keep those little minds entertained and is gently encouraging. My eldest stopped going at 11 and the younger two only left as I moved them to a school closer to home. I don't miss the 2mile walk home, but I definitely miss Cherie looking after my children. The youngest has a new childminder now and always asks if she can go back to Cherie's, because she misses her. If you're lucky enough to get a space at CraftyKids, snap it up...you won't regret it. She's 'The BEST childminder EVER and she is also my friend' (quoting my middle child). Thank you for taking such good care of my children; made going back to work so much easier, each time.

  • 5 stars Overall

by LVT77 about CHERIE on 21/03/2015

My daughter started with Cherie in September 2014, after my my previous childminder decided to give up childminding. My daughter was very apprehensive about changing childminders but Cherie made the swap very stress free. By Christmas my daughter had settled in. Cherie is an amazing childminder and I always know my daughter is in very safe hands. All of the children and parents are made to feel like part of her family. Cherie offers a wide range of activities before and after school. During the school holidays they do lots of different things each day. I couldn't ask for a better childminder for my daughter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Karen about CHERIE on 10/03/2015

Cherie has been childminding for me for approximately 6 years and is absolutely amazing. My 7yr old son has recently been diagnosed with autism and Cherie has researched and spotted things with his condition that some other professionals haven't and has adapted her ways with him to make things easier for him. Cherie also looks after our little girl who is nearly 4yrs old and has done since she was approximately 4months old and she loves going to her house.
Cherie plans things in advance and certainly deserves her OFSTED Outstanding rating with the activities that she does with the children.
Cherie fully understand the Early Years Foundation stages and could not ask for any better person to look after our children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by luvmyboy about CHERIE on 02/03/2015

My 2 children have been cared for by Crafty Kids for about 5 years. They are thought of as part of the family and are happy and comfortable being there; it is like a home from home! Cherie generally has them before school but also during some holidays and inset days and they do a fun range of activities; cooking and crafts, visits and water play. They also get some 'down time' to relax just as they would at home. I can go to work safe in the knowledge that my children are happy and safe. Cherie has a fantastic knowledge of the EYFS and makes learning opportunities fun for the children while she is caring for them.

  • 5 stars Overall

by mumoftwo about CHERIE on 23/02/2015

Response by CHERIE on 24/02/2015:

Thankyou so much for taking the time to give me a review. Your children are a pleasure to mind for.

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