Hi, my name is Tracy and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I am 40 years old, married and have two daughters that are 9 and 12 years old. We live in quiet area of Hythe along with our friendly cocker spaniel Teddy.
I started childminding in November 2017 after spending the last 20 years working in a nursery school and nannying.
I enjoy filling our days doing lots of arts and crafts, reading, baking, messy play and just having lots of fun together. We go to toddler groups and rhyme time at the local library as well as little music stars and tree tots forest group. I live near a small park and a very short drive away is a bigger park and the beach. I also have yearly passes to the rare breeds centre, Port Lympne Zoo and the RHDR little train.
I run a very home from home setting whilst still following the EYFS and keep learning journals on all the children to track their progress.
I worked for ten years in a baby unit of a nursery school caring for children aged 3 months old to two years, I left the nursery because I wanted a change and went on to do nannying for two years for a baby girl who was 4 months old when I started caring for her, I left because the parents worked at the university and a space became available for their daughter at the nursery there. I then spent 11 and a half years with the same family caring for their son until.he was at an age where I was no longer needed.
I was graded 'good' by Ofsted on 6/12/19
NVQ level 2
20 years experience
References on request
Please ask for details about weekends
I have spaces avalible
|Last Updated: 04/05/2021|
- Babysitting from £7.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
6am-8am and 6pm-8pm £8 per hour
8am-6pm £5.00 per hour
Overnight care 7pm-7pm £80
Babysitting £40 before midnight
Fee' s include all meals, drinks and snacks.
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.
- Reference (added 19/03/2017)
- DBS Check (added 17/03/2017)
- First Aid Certificate (added 17/03/2017)
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I had to return to work when my daughter was only ten months old so I was looking for a home from home setting and this is exactly what we found with Tracy. The years of experience Tracy has really shines through not only in her ofsted report but with how much all the children in her care adore her. I struggle to get my daughter to leave when I collect her.
My daughter is very happy going to Tracy’s and has really thrived in her care. They spend a lot of time outdoors and doing activities which was particularly important for me. It’s has really helped with my daughter development and confidence.
We moved to Hythe from London so have a limited family support system but Tracy’s flexibility and willingness to help us juggle work and family life has been a real life line. Tracy really does go above and beyond.
I couldn’t be move comfortable and confident with the care my daughter receives during her time with Tracy. They have a fantastic bond and we’d all be lost without her.
Tracy has cared for our child from a very young age for the last couple years. The only reason he will not be attending Tracy's anymore is only due to the fact that we now want him to begin the transition from a small environment to larger groups of children to prepare him for school next September. Having said that i have no doubt that we will definitely be requesting Tracy's childcare services on the odd occasion and possibly again with our second child.
Our child was always extremely happy going to Tracy's house, so much so he would forget to say goodbye and would literally have to be dragged out in the evening frequently get excited to be going back.
We completely trusted Tracy in all aspects of his care and she never once gave us any reason not too. She was always willing to go above and beyond to help us out when unexpected issues occurred. We really have built a positive relationship up working together as a team to ensure we are all implementing the same care of him to give him continuity.
Her door is never closed, she quite often contacts us with information on various groups, activities, toys etc that she feels might be of interest to us/him and also is willing to pass on her own parenting knowledge if required. I found this most helpful being a first time mum.
There's a real family atmosphere about the house - in a very positive sense. Tracy is an extremely committed professional, always giving children her full attention.
Overall, a really impressive childminder, you will not be disappointed, i cannot sing her praises enough!!!
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