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Childminder in Verwood

Babysitter in Verwood

5 stars

Female Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 19 May 2022

My Summary

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Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated

About Me

I am a bubbly, friendly person, who enjoys organising activities including arts & crafts, baking and exploring our lovely local countryside. I really enjoy nurturing and caring for others, especially children. In my setting I work together with my 3 assistants & my husband Derek.
We plan activities around the children's interests and explore our local wildlife, woodlands and local amenities.

We were graded Outstanding at our last inspection & have worked hard to work in partnership with all Our families to stay covid safe & remained open throughout lockdown .

My Experience

I have looked after many children & supported lots of families . The children we care for range from 3 months to 12 years . I have completed many local authority & government approved training courses including Paediatric First Aid course, Level 3 Safeguarding training , Autusm awareness level 2 and also my Level 5 diploma in Children and Young Adults including leadership & management. I am also a "Quality Awarded" childminder, as rated by Dorset Local Authority.

I am a caring, organised person, who offers a home from home childcare setting. All the children and families that I look after are treated as part of my family. I enjoy working with all the children and their families, sharing their child's learning journey.

I work with 3 assistants, Kim, Natalie & Kira. I also work alongside my husband who provides all the amazing food, creates lots of new resources & supports all the team.

We can provide home cooked meals and do a 2 week menu which is two courses for a small additional fee, or we are happy for you to provide your own packed lunches or meals.

We look forward to welcoming you to our setting.

My Qualifications

We have been rated as "Outstanding" by Ofsted. I have completed my Paediatric First Aid course, my Level 3 Safeguarding training and my Level 3 diploma in Children and Young Adults. I have also been awarded my "Quality Award" from Dorset County Council, and completed many other training courses to support children's learning.

All of my assistants are trained & certified in paediactric first aid, Safeguarding level 3 & have additional support courses.

My Availability

We are available from Monday to Friday 7.00 am till 18.00 pm all year around.

I can offer flexible hours to suit your individual families requirements, including all year round, term time, or holiday only cover. Please don't hesitate to give me a call to discuss your needs .

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Last Updated: 03/01/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.05 per hour

£5.05 per hour . Additional fees for providing meals, please inquire for further details.

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

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
8 November 2016
25 October 2013 - 2
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Below are the latest reviews for Rachael. 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 has been with Rachael and her team since he was 9 months old and he is now nearly 5 and going to school.
During his time there my son has loved every moment, he has made friends for life and has learned so much.
Rachael and her staff have always gone above and beyond for me and my family and I would recommend her to everyone!

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by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for Rachael Rachael on 20/08/2021

My daughter has been here since a baby after I took her out a local nursery as she Kept getting poorly, Halle was not the easiest of children and Rachael and Derek persevered with her for so long until she was settled. It’s such a home from home setting and it’s so clean! Halle was never poorly which was a big thing for me.
They took them on lovely outings and made them home cooked meals (which was Halles favourite part) Rachael’s childcare became a second home setting for Halle and she will miss you all so much! I am sure she will come and visit and say hi on the school runs!
Can’t recommend Rachel’s enough for quality childcare that you can really trust! They are all amazing! Thank you! ❤️

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by Avatar for Carly Carly about Avatar for Rachael Rachael on 16/07/2021

Rachel and her team are wonderful!!!

I have 2 daughters, 4 and 6 and both of them love going to Rachel's - they have been going for a number of years now. They socialise with their friends, learn, experience new things and most importantly have fun. They are never unhappy when coming back from Rachael's and always leave with a 'Thank you!' and a smile.

Rachael and her team, are always happy to help, whatever the situation. If they can, they will. They have really gone the extra mile for our family, especially when it has gone through tough times. Not only for the girls, but always a friendly ear to me as well!

Their set up is great and soon to get even better with their new renovations. They have a great outside play area, which was important to me, as well as in doors for the rainy days. The meals are home cooked and tasty - I have been lucky to taste my daughters a few times when she's not been hungry!

I can't thank Rachael and her team enough for all their time, patience, support and love to my girls. Both are soon to move out the area and I know they will miss you a great deal, but the foundation you have provided will put them in great stead!

Thank you again Rachael and all of the team.

Mike, Emilia and Annabelle. X

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for mikep mikep about Avatar for Rachael Rachael on 15/07/2020

Great setting with a mix of adults and a mix of ages of children. Like one big family.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Danielle Danielle about Avatar for Rachael Rachael on 05/03/2020

My little boy has been going to Rachel for a good 2 years and they are so fantastic with him. Have helped me out in emergencies and such a homely environment with activities all day long. He always loved mealtimes there also. I would recommend to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Emily Emily about Avatar for Rachael Rachael on 20/09/2019

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