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Childminder in Plymstock, Plymouth

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2013 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 11 Sep 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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I live in Plymstock with my 2 wonderful children .

I have been a registered childminder for 15 years.

I attend play groups with my childminded children and I am a member of the nation trust, the aquarium, Paignton zoo and Pennywell farm Sparkwell zoo and woodlands. I make the most of being out and about in the surrounding areas enjoying the local parks , beaches, duck ponds . We also enjoy trips to the indoor play areas, Library and museums etc. I also jointly run a childminder play group where the children can play with new equipment and meet up with friends.

I pick up from goosewell school most days and also offer holiday cover.

I have a seperate playroom for the children where everything is in easy reach for them to use , this opens on to the back garden where there are many outdoor toys for the children a wendy house and a purpose built pirate ship with many activities on board including a slide, blackboard, binoculars lots more .

I work closely with 3 other local childminders this helps to socialise the children with other children and registered known and trusted childminders which parents could potentially use for holiday cover or shared care options.

Previous to me becoming a childminder my chosen profession was in the catering trade I am a fully qualified chef and restauranter , I enjoy making cakes, soups and may other things with the children in my care.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for 15 years.

I have worked with many parents and children in this time encountering various needs and capabilities , some of these include, hearing problems, Speech delay, Autism and various disabilities.

I am used to working along side other childcare proffesionals , agencies and other childcare providers.

My Qualifications

I have an NVQ 3 in childcare along side many other childcare qualifications.

I offer government funded sessions for 3 and 4 year old and also Me two funding for 2 year olds.

I am pediatric first aid trainned.

My Availability

I am very flexible in the hours of care I provide, this includes overnight care . Please contact me for further information.

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Last Updated: 05/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I am competative in my area. Please get in touch to discuss you individual needs

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Below are the latest reviews for Nicola. 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.

Nicky is great at what she does. My daughter Mila adored Nicky. I would not have any issues is recommending Nicky to anyone.
Unfortunately we moved to Scotland and had to say goodbye.

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

by Avatar for Kerry Kerry about Avatar for Nicola Nicola on 15/05/2019

I have used this childminder for a few months and comes highly recommended. Very kind and reassuring after a years maternity leave. Provides my son with really good care and lots of activities to keep him entertained'! Professional friendly childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Tomtom22 Tomtom22 about Avatar for Nicola Nicola on 12/07/2013

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