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Childminder in Oswaldtwistle

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 22 Oct 2021

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

OFFERING FREE CHILDCARE PLACES FOR ELIGABLE 2 YEAR OLDS AND ALL 3-4 YEAR OLDS. Hi my name is Denise i have been a Ofsted registered childminder since 2006. I live in a semi -Detached property in Oswaldtwistle which has a large garden which is full of out door toys, bikes, sand/water table etc. I have a large toy room which is full of resources for the children.I do lots of arts and crafts with the children.Baking and messy play is also a part of the childrens development during the day.

I love working with children and parents. I love meeting new people I am very friendly out going person. I am Insured with M&M and I am a member of the child-minders network.I am married and have three boys. I love taking the children out to parks, and feeding the ducks and puddle jumpping, nature walks,playcentre and my friends farm and playgroups. While out on Activities I support the Children to learn skills to develop their own safety for example: Road safety, stranger danger etc.
I have a happy and safe environment for all children in my care.Each child has their own file which includes photos of Activities they have taken part in during the day
I Evidence the Children's day and record it in their own individual daily dairy which parents can comment in .
Parents are kept informed of there childs progress on a daily basis.
Healthy food is provided during the day.Menus and Activity rotas are on display for all parents to view each week.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.
Everyone always has fun at D DEE'S.
Ofsted registered.

My Experience

Worked in a school with pre school children before starting my own business
Have worked with children with challenging behaviour and disabilities..
I have a portfolio of Group Activities we take part in.
I respect parents feedback and this helps me improve my service.
I have letters and cards and feedback forms from parents who have used my service and who have been very happy with the service i have provided for their children.
I meet each child's individual needs as i think this is very important for children to learn and develope.

My Qualifications

I have a lot of qualifications ranging from Paediatric First Aid/First Aid.
Level 3 in childcare
Level3 in Health and Social care
Smiling for Life
Self Harm
Safeguarding Children.
Child Psychology
NSPCC some one to turn to
Child Protection 1 / 2
Child Protection in health
Level 2 in Food
Safe food handling
Creating a culture of safety
Fire safety
A child's journey through placement
Team Teach
Life space interviews.
Degree in Early years.
I am also at uni doing my BA in early years.

My Availability

Please contact me for availability

Completely flexible.

Full Time,Part Time,

Occasional days.

Before and After school.

School Holidays.

Free Childcare Entitlement (15hrs and 30hrs for 2,3,4 year old contact me for details.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes 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: 28/09/2015

My Fees

Contact me regards fees,and places available .My fees reflect the quality of provision I provide.
Childcare vouchers accepted.
Kids unlimited, busy bees, computer share.I dont handle the paper vouchers.

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 D DEE. 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.

My son Charlie has been with Dee with since he was 10months old. He has learnt and developed so much and enjoys going to Dees he is now grown and confident to walk up the drive wave goodbye and go to Dee. I feel happy and confident in leaving my son with her.
They have great days feeding the ducks, playing outside, art and playing with the other children.
Each day I have an update of how Charlie has been what he has eaten if he has slept and general information. I even have updates of pictures which is lovely to see he is happy when I am not there.
I would highly recommend Dee as a childminder she is amazing and Charlie loves going to her.

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by Avatar for rachel29 rachel29 about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 29/04/2019

this lady is absolutely amazing. I messaged Dee as i was stuck, she's straight away had my daughter whilst i went to work at last minute. I'd recommend this lady to every one.

thank you xxxxxxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for rosh33 rosh33 about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 29/10/2018

D.dee looked after my son zayd for 2 1/2 years from the minute I interviewed her I knew she would be the 1 to look after zayd. She’s very caring and reliable, zayd was very happy each morning when I was dropping him off he would have a big smile on his face and his arms open 2 greet D.dee, which made it so much easier leaving him because I already felt guilty for leaving him. I got daily updates on what he had done and what development stages he was up to also what he had eaten ( I must say the food D.dee cooks is healthy and she cooks a range of foods so zayd used to get loads of different meals) through parents book which also had loads of pictures of what my zayd had been up to, which I enjoyed reading . I would highly recommend D.dee to parents who wish to send their child to a childminder you will not regret your decision and your child will be loved and well cared for .

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Paula Paula about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 10/01/2018

Denise (AKA Neesy as both my little girl and boy used to call her!) has been wonderful with my children! She has not only helped them develop as children should according to 'the paper work', but has also been their to develop a relationship with my children so they feel secure and loved.

She has always been great with my awkward work timetable, being flexible with dates and times, and she would always tell me well in advance of any holidays that she was planning (which have always been minimal… even though she deserves a rest after all her hard work!)

With regards communication between Denise and myself, she regularly completes a daily diary. Within the diary she explains activities which the children have been doing, records meals they have eaten (or not eaten!), informs us of toileting (e.g. nappies wet/dirty, been on the potty wee/poo!) and adds photos of the days activities and adventures!

Her thoughtful approach to childminding is what helped us to make our initial decision to choose Denise when we were looking originally for my little boy. She seemed to have a lovely, caring attitude to her work. It wasn't simply a job, she wasn't bogged down with the paperwork… yes it was there and it was of a high standard… but the paperwork doesn't drive Denise… the children drive her!

My little girl loves Denise… there was one very lovely moment recently where she turned around to me and spontaneously announced, "Neesy is my best friend"!

We aren't having anymore children so unfortunatly, now the time has come for my little girl to move on, we've had to say goodbye to Neesy. But I would like everyone to know that Denise is an amazing lady, that opens her door to some lucky children that are experiencing a loving, caring, enriching and secure environment for them to develop into little people!

Please call her and you'll see what I mean!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for strawber strawber about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 22/07/2017

I started taking my son to DDees 3 week ago, he wasn't use to being left with anybody and was a bit unsettled. She has constantly updated me wit pictures of him settled and calm, reassuring me! He is always well fed and clean when I pick him up and enjoys his days out.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for michelle michelle about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 24/04/2017

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