Hi there my name is Rachael i became a registered childminder in 2016 and I am loving my new career. At the moment I have children before and after school each day, plus little ones on a Wednesday and Thursday. I collect from my children’s school Southfield park, where my children are in year 1/5.
I am also nneb qualified (1997) I have over 20 years experience with babies and children from newborn to teenagers. I am still in contact with many of the families and one previous employer is now godmother to both of my children.
I have experience with food allergies, diabetes and reflux,adhd and autism. I have worked in nurseries, a creche and been a private nanny. I am now childminding as it works for my family and I still get to do what I love, I get great satisfaction from helping to nurture and grow babies and children in my care so they flourish and become well rounded, happy confident small people.
I like to get out and about with the children and visit local playgroups, sure start centres, softplay, Hobble down amongst other activities. I love to cook healthy fresh nutritious meals and have a passion for baking! I love to be active and am always running around playing games with the kids. I also really love doing craft with the children and getting messy!
I aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where your little ones can thrive and grow. I have lots of toys and resources to support each child to develop ready for starting school.
I have an all weather garden with many different toys too, including a playhouse, sand and water trays as well as ride ons, a slide and a trampoline. If you feel I might be what you are looking for then please feel free to get in touch and make an appointment to come and see what we like to get up to. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
23 years post qualification experience in a number of settings with children aged newborn to teenagers
Nneb, I did this qualification at college, I passed with distinction. Am now an ofsted registered childminder.
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|Last Updated: 20/11/2020|
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My 2 yr old loves Rachael and is always asking if it's time to go to her house or trying to call her on the phone! Rachael has infinite patience and sends me pictures of all their lovely games and trips, and I frequently get cards, drawings and presents they've made together.
I can't recommend Rachael highly enough. She's an amazing childminder and such a lovely person - we were originally only looking for short term childcare but our daughter has such a great time that we've continued.
Rachael has been looking after my 2 year old son for over a year now. He absolutely adores Rachael and her children and always looks forward to fun with them. When he first started he was very clingy and timid and wanted Rachael to cuddle him all the time. She was so patient and reassuring and now he strolls in and doesn’t even look back at me and is so confident.
Rachael always gives him great food and has fun activities and outings planned or when he’s been tired and needed extra sleeps she has gone with what he needs.
Can thoroughly recommend Rachael to anyone looking for a childminder.
Response by little bears daycare on 02/09/2020:
Thank u for the lovely review. I adore your little one and look forward to having him each week! He’s a proper little character now and has grown so much in confidence since he started with me! He’s a pleasure to have xx
My children love the time they spend with Rachael. She provides a home from home environment where my children feel loved and supported. Lots of crafts and baking. Highly recommend
Response by little bears daycare on 20/11/2020:
Thank u lovely I have loved having your girls for the past 4 years! My very first childminding family! Xx
Rachael has been looking after my two daughters (aged 8 and 6) three days a week after school since October 2016.
The girls get on very well with Rachael, and having been with other childminders, declared she is 'the best childminder ever'. They both love going to her house and it is always a struggle to get them to go home. Rachael provides a variety of home-cooked meals with dessert every evening which the children enjoy, as well as an after school snack on the way home. She does lots of art and craft and seasonal projects with them, the most recent was a Chinese dragon for new year. She communicates very well regarding how they are and if there are any problems, as well as sharing pictures of messy play and fun in the park. Overall, I am delighted with Rachael's standard of care and feel confident the girls are happy and well cared for when they are with her.
Response by little bears daycare on 08/02/2017:
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review I love looking after your two,we have lots of fun together xxx
My daughter was looked after by Rachael from the age of 9 months through to 2 years, for three days a week. We only moved her to a nursery closer to where we lived, otherwise my daughter would have stayed with Rachael.
Rachael was fantastic with my daughter - she was great with baby led weaning and took her to local play groups - lots of one to one play and letting my daughter explore through this. My daughter didn't want to come home each day as she was having so much fun! Rachael's facilities at home are great, plenty of toys to play with, good one to one educational learning - numbers and letter of the alphabet - great outdoor space and sand pit too. Rachael cooks everything from scratch and my daughter loved the variety from casseroles to risottos. I was really impressed by Rachael, she made it so easy for me to leave my daughter, knowing my daughter would be in safe hands - Rachael is very caring and knowledgeable about children after her many years as a nanny and childminder. I couldn't recommend her enough to other parents!
Response by little bears daycare on 08/02/2017:
Thank you so much Caroline for leaving this lovely review it was my pleasure to look after Isobel we miss her lots and look forward to seeing her very soon many tha ks Rachael x
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