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Helen Hards
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Childminder in Hemel Hempstead

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 23 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hello.My name is Helen and I have been married to Philip since 1992. We have 2 daughters - Emily born 1995 and Lauren born 1998. We have lived in the Highfield area of Hemel Hempstead since 1990.

My Experience

I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since June 2003. I work in a friendly, caring environment where the emphasis is put on learning through fun! I help all the children in my care to become self-confident, happy individuals within an environment of positive praise and encouragement. I now work with my daughter so it’s double the fun.

My Qualifications

My qualifications include NVQ3 Children's Care,Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice, Child Development, Road Safety Awareness, Healthy Eating, Involving Parents in Children's Learning, Choices for Children, EYFS Next Steps, Progress Matters, Ofsted SEF Writing, Risk Assessment, Aiming High for Disabled Children course Communicating Effectively with Children and Young People and more training in the pipeline!!

My Availability

My opening hours are from 07:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday. I have full time contracts, part time contracts, and term time only contracts.
I am currently available to drop off and collect from Yewtree School.
I can provide 15 or 30 hours free childcare for qualifying 2,3 or 4 year olds. Please contact me for further details.

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Last Updated: 09/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

I charge £5.50 per hour which includes 1 hot meal (if a child attends all day) plus all snacks and drinks. I take the children in my care to various groups and on trips in the school holidays (there is no extra charge for these activities as I believe they should be available to all of the children).

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
9 June 2017
18 May 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/02/2021)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 16/08/2020)
  • UK Passport (added 16/08/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 16/08/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Helen Hards. 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 girls went to Helens from ages 9 months until school and then school holidays. They absolutely LOVED going and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Helen. She is a fantastic childminder, teacher and role model.

We wanted them to be in a safe, loving, educational setting where they grew as individuals, made friends, had lots of fun, but also had basic things like good manners instilled. Helen ticked all these boxes and helped us to bring up two gorgeous girls who we are proud of every day.

We also wanted a home from home setting where they would get a hot home cooked meal each day, would go to groups regularly to socialise, go on walks and feel happy and content. Helens setting provided all of this and more. Five stars for Helen!

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

by Avatar for SNunn SNunn about Avatar for Helen Hards Helen Hards on 16/08/2020

My oldest son Heath was with Helen from one year old until he started school. I had no hesitation leaving him in her care as I knew he would be well looked after and safe. Helen was like a surrogate Mum and treated him like one of the family while still instilling discipline. He was so sad to leave her care but his time with Helen prepared him for school and made him into a polite, well behaved, caring child. She goes above and beyond for all the children in her care and treats them like she would her own kids. I cannot recommend Helen highly enough. Your kids will flourish in her care.

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

by Avatar for glitterf glitterf about Avatar for Helen Hards Helen Hards on 16/08/2020

Response by Avatar for Helen Hards Helen Hards on 16/08/2020:

Thank you Sheena. Heath was a pleasure to look after x

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