5 stars (2)

Childminder in Colchester

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 02 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am married with two children 27 and 23. Only the younger of my two children still live at home.

My Experience

I have been childminding since November 06. I have a dog which is very friendly but can be separated from the children if needed. I take children from 3 months to 10 years old. I do drop off and pick ups at Rowhedge under 5's and St. Lawrence primary school. Different pick ups and drop offs may be an option although if they are not local I charge a little extra.

My Qualifications

I am Ofsted registered
Paediatric first aid
CRB(nowDBS) checked also my husband and son have had a CRB check
I have completed and passed a Level 3 Diploma in Homebased Childcare
I regularly attend and update EYFS and Safeguarding training.
On a recent Ofsted grading I received a "Good" grading.
I have completed a 12 hr paediatric first aid training which is renewed and updated every 3 years.

My Availability

I have vacancies at present. My working hours are Monday to Friday between 8am and 6 pm.
I cover Rowhedge under 5's pre school and St Lawrence school in Rowhedge

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no 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: 01/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees are £5.00 per hour which includes healthy snacks.
Unsociable hours before 8am and aftern 6pm are charged at £7-50 an hour
Cooked meals can be available for an extra charge of £2.00

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 B Miller. 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.

Isabella has been with Barbara since she was 3 months old and has been with her for 2.5 years. When I first starting looking at childcare options, I was apprehensive about Isabella going into a nursery and I wanted a homely environment for her. Upon meeting Barbara, it was evident that she could offer exactly that. Isabella adores Barbara, they have a wonderful relationship and I have never had any concerns. They going to toddler groups, have had zoo trips and ongoing learning experiences. I would highly recommend Barbara to any parent. She has completely eliminated all my prior concerns when deciding on options. When I collect Isabella, she is never in a rush to leave. She is always keen to show and tell me what she and Barbara have been doing. Overall a wonderful lady in the perfect job!

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

by about B Miller on 27/02/2018

My toddler began going to Barbara's when she was 1 1/2 for a few hours a week. As she has grown, so has her relationship with Barbara and the amount of time spent with her.
Issy loves going to Barbara's house and walks in, hangs her coat up and goes straight to her favourite things. Barbara also runs a local toddler group which she takes Issy too as well.
Barbara keeps the activities stimulating and appropriate for Issys age but will also let her have her 'own' play too.
I have recently had to change childcare arrangements and Issy had the choice between two places that she'd like to continue at for 1 afternoon a week; without any hesitation she said 'Barbara"!
Barbara would possibly describe me as initially neurotic and now quite disorganised but she remains flexible when she can and within reason and gives both me and Issy clear boundaries!
As a single mum my time is too precious to be writing reviews unless I felt very strongly about recommending Barbara which I do wholeheartedly.

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

by about B Miller on 21/02/2018

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