Childminder in Lower Earley

Usually responds within 1 hour

Female Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 08 Apr 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

3 under 5 spaces available from September 2020

I am a registered childminder in Lower Earley, Reading. I have 4 children of my own aged from 13 to 25 and 2 granddaughters. I work alongside my husband and who is also registered with OFSTED. We offer a home from home setting with daily visits to toddler & music groups, parks, duck pond, soft play, etc. During the school holidays we take the children bowling, to the cinema, museum, etc.

We have pet fish and cats which have grown up along side our own children.

My Experience

Rated overall "Good" With outstanding areas in our recent OFSTED inspection ( February 2018)

References readily available from parents both past and present. We have parents happy to speak with you on the phone to answer any questions.

Personal experience with ASD and premature babies and the additional care they need.

My Qualifications

Level 3 in childcare, Paediatric first aid, safeguarding children, fire safety and many other courses undertaken.

We are DBS checked and fully insured. We also hold current food hygiene certificates.

References avaliable from past and present parents.

My Availability

Full / part time space available now.

3 x under 5 spaces available from September 2020.

Loddon drop off and pick up available.

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: 01/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5.00 per hour.

Happy to accept all forms of childcare vouchers.

I am registered to accept the 2 and 3/4 year government funding.

My Local Schools

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Littlechicks. 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.

Debbie and Paul looked after my daughter three days a week when she started preschool. Paul would walk her to preschool and also pick her up then looked after her until I collected at 5.30pm. She loved the one to one time she had with Paul.
Debbie and Paul's setting has a very homely feel made even more so by the fact they are both childminders.
Holidays are catered for with days out, cinemas trips and bowling. There was always something being made and sent home.
Sadly she had to leave when she went to Primary school but remembers her time at Debbie and Pauls with fondness.

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

by about Littlechicks on 17/02/2020

Debbie and Paul looked after my 3 boys for around 2.5 years - my older 2 before school and my youngest 2 full days a week from 11 months before moving to a nursery setting at school, aged 3.5. They were always friendly and approachable and took great care of the boys - when the youngest went through a stage of separation anxiety, they sourced some of his favourite toys to make the morning transition easier. You can tell they're experienced parents themselves and were really helpful when my elder son started to display additional needs. I'd seen Debbie & Paul at school over the years and knew from watching them (before I was looking for a childminder myself) that they'd be my first choice if a new baby came along. Their home is cosy and welcoming and had a great 'feeling'. Daily diaries and photos were lovely to receive every evening. I knew I'd found the right place for my youngest from the first visit, which made the return to work so much easier.

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

by about Littlechicks on 25/01/2020

My son stayed with Debbie full time from 10 months to two years, until we sadly moved area.
He was always very happy there (didn’t cry once when leaving him) and enjoyed doing the many activities that Debbie put on, from inside the house and taking him out to parks, museums, bowling and more. Debbie provides a comprehensive record of his day, with photos which we still look at today ☺️

Joining her family for mealtimes, he really was like a fifth child and an extended part of her family.

I would 100% recommend Debbie, she is kind, calm, accommodating and good fun for the kids - my son still remembers her and her family even now a couple of years later.

Fantastic all round childminder😇

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

by about Littlechicks on 10/01/2020

Our little girl has been with Debbie for two and a half years now. Having our child with Debbie has helped with her development and confidence as can be clearly demonstrated with her speech, confidence and by the way she settled immediately into pre-school last year. It took a little while for her to open up to Debbie but once she did, the chatter was endless.

She is happy to go to Debbie's each morning as part of her routine and comes home happy. Debbie has been a great help with building her independence, such as doing her own shoes up, going to toilet on her own and putting her own coat on. We both work full time, so Debbie's assistance is a god send.

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

by about Littlechicks on 08/01/2020

Debbie and Paul have looked after our son 4 days a week since he was 9.5 months old (he is now 14 months). Being so young he found drop offs hard and took a while to settle, but Debbie and Paul were reassuring and patient, sending me photos of him playing soon after I had left. He now settles quickly and is always very happy in their arms when I come to collect him.
I feel confident and happy that he is well looked after whilst in their care

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

by about Littlechicks on 08/01/2020

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.