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Noddy D
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Childminder in Poole

5 stars
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Female Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 30 Nov 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder living in Creekmoor area of Poole.
I live with my husband.
I also have a son and 2 daughters who live in Bristol and five grandchildren..
I was a Registered Childminder in Bristol for 10 years, and had a very successful business with a very good reputation. In Aug 2007 we relocated to Poole and I worked in the Baby Room of a nursery. I decided to return to Childminding and retrained with the new EYFS. My Ofsted inspection (Feb 2014 and May 2017) and was graded GOOD - with Leadership/Managment being graded OUTSTANDING, working with parents & the capacity to maintain continuous improvement graded OUTSTANDING as well.
I have a lovely house for the children, with a big garden, and it filled with lots of lovely things for the children to play with.
They enjoy lots of natural resources , from mud kitchens, pirate ship, swings, climbing frame, see saws, and so much more. I have lots of toys and equipment. I have an 8 person people carrier, fully fitted with children's car seats. ( the children call it the Magic car) .
I am fully insured with Pacey.
I am a very caring and hardworking person, and easy going. I regularly undertake childcare training, and always work closely with parents wishes, building good working relationships.
I have lots of references available for future parents to see.
I also take Childcare Vouchers
I work with an assistant, when required.

My Experience

I am one of six children, and being the second eldest, used to help my mother with the younger ones from an early age.
I did a job share with a friend for 15 years, from when my second child was a few months old, and whilst it was my week off I looked after not only my two children but her two as well, she did the same when it was her week off. It worked really well .
Then after having my third child I became a Registered Childminder, and worked as that for 10 years, in Bristol. I built up a very good business, and cared for many many children both privately and for the local authority, and social services. I looked after children from many different backgrounds, religions, races, cultures, abilities, and four sets of twins (one of which was Italian and one was Spanish/French), and all special in their own way. I have experience of working with children with special needs.
After relocating to Poole I became a Nursery Practitioner and worked in the Baby Room at a local Nursery, for 18 months, before returning to Childminding in 2009.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education
Certificate in Childminding Practice Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene
Safeguarding Awearness
I have re-trained in Childminding Registration Course
Introducing Childminding Practice
Developing Childminding Practice (30 wk course)
Extending Childminding Practice (30 wk course)
I have also taken lots of short courses which include, music, story sacks, language, behaviour managment, equal ops, special needs to name but a few.
I am a member of the Dorset Quality Improvement Scheme.and I am an Advanced Quality Assured Childminder,.
I have attended ECaT training (Every Child a Talker), which was training, to help children with their language skills.
I joined the Starting Out program, supporting parents with their children's learning.

My Availability

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My hours
Mon to Thursday 8.00 to 4.30 Always prepared to negotiate outside these times.

I can care for your child on a one off or short term arrangement.
Please contact me to discuss.

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Last Updated: 25/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My fees are from £4.50
Minimum charge of £25 per session
I take Childcare 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

  • DBS Check (added 20/07/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Noddy D. 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.

Nada looked after my little girl from 8 months old till we moved away when she was almost 3.
Nada and David we wonderful with her, they made as all feel very comfortable and at ease. We always got great feedback on our daughters day, with many fantastic pieces of artwork.
They have a very large garden which has so much for the children to do throughout the year so they are out exploring and playing all the time.
They were able to accommodate an earlier start for us as well.
Fantastic childminder very sad to have to say goodbye.
Thanks Nada and David for all you did for our little monkey x

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by Avatar for Holly Holly about Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 27/03/2019

I know Nada for 5 years now. She was looking after my older son who stayed with her since he was 10 months old to the age of 5 when he was ready to go to school. She was very caring and built a strong relationship with my son who treated her like a member of our family. Nada was very creative, my son was making many interesting artworks when he was with her. She was also very supportive and always keen to advise when I needed her help.
My son grew in confidence and learnt to be very independent. When he started his primary school I didn't need to worry about him as I knew that he is well prepared by Nada. Currently, Nada is looking after my 2-year-old daughter. I am very pleased to see how happy my little girl is when she goes to Nada.
I always worked full time so for me, it is extremely important to make sure my kids are safe, happy and in good hands.
Nada is a very caring person, always flexible and I can rely on her 100%. She is very important to my family as she is responsible for shaping the future of my children. I treat her more like a family member, not a childminder. I could always go to work without any fear or doubt, knowing that my both treasures are looked after so well by such a lovely Lady like Nada.
I am sure that thanks to her hard work both my children are behaving well, they are respectful and know how to share with others. I can't imagine my children being with a different childminder.
Nada is supported daily by her husband David who is also very caring and my both kids love him so much!
He created a beautiful garden for all the kids where they can happily play, learn about nature and develop their creativity.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Joanna Joanna about Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 25/03/2019

My little girl Evelyn has been with Nada since just before her first birthday, when I returned to work, and after having a bad experience with a previous childminder I was a bit nervous, but I had no reason to worry. Evelyn settled very quickly and now at the age of 2.5 has developed into a happy, funny, confident and kind little girl.

Nada and David have a lovely setting with an impressive outdoor play area, (better than some nurseries we viewed). Outdoor play is a huge part of the setting and is even encouraged in the colder months with warm outdoor wear of course. As well as the play equipment Nada and David encourage the children to observe their surroundings, looking at and talking about nature and wildlife.

Indoor play is also very varied. Every day we arrive excited to see which activity is laid out for the day, the children are all encouraged to share, take turns and play nicely together, and these social skills are invaluable at this early stage. They both have a very calm and kind approach which seems to work really well, as all the children are lovely and play really well together. Any issues are dealt with in a calm and constructive way and parents are kept informed.
Arts and crafts are also a favourite with the children and we are often greeted with the creation of the day at pick up, these are also displayed on a theme board within the setting.

Nada has worked with us with regards to routines, sleep times, eating habits, and behaviour and provides us with a daily log of these. We are also kept up to date with Evelyn's development folder which is great fun, looking at all the photos and comments, some of the observations Nada has made are really enlightening, things that could easily be missed at home.

We are approaching the end of Evelyn's time with Nada and David as she sets off to nursery as a transitional stage before starting school, and we just couldn't be happier with the love and care she has received. They have played a huge part in her early development and I can not thank them enough. Her last day will be a very sad one.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for tclark19 tclark19 about Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 11/03/2019

Nada was recommended by our friend as a very good childminder. She was looking after our son for almost a year. It was very hard for my son to settle down as he has special needs and learning difficulties. But Nada and David did brilliant job and after some time he was unhappy to go home :)
Nada and David keep children busy all day with good toys, smart ideas and trips to a Library. They helped us a lot. They kept us informed about everything what happened during day, even taking pictures and notes about progress he made. Nada and David are very nice and caring people and leaving our son with them was the best decision we made.

We are very grateful, thank you very much. We will miss you a lot :(

Daniela and Chris:)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Daniela2 Daniela2 about Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 04/08/2013


Response by Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 06/08/2013:

Thank you Daniela and Chris,
It has been a pleasure working with you and your son. Its been so good to see him develop his confidence, and to build good relationships with us and the other children. We are so glad you decided to let him come to our home, we know it was a very hard decision for you to make, and that we can all see now he has benefited so much from the social interaction.
He will be greatly missed by all of us, and we all wish you the best for the future.
Nada

My son has been going to Nada's since Feb 2011 & I couldn't be happier with the standard of childcare he has received, Sadly it is time for him to leave & start school reception, Nada will be sadly missed as we think of her as part of our family, She is always positive, calm & happy, It's so lovely to see your child settle in & happily play with the many toys & activities she sets out each day, The children also spend lots of time outside in the fantastic garden they have (weather permitting) & the children also enjoy trips out to play centres & the library etc,
I would highly recommend Nada to any parent/carer seeking childcare,
Goodbye Nada & thankyou so so much for all you have done, we will miss you lots

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for alegrant alegrant about Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 31/07/2013


Response by Avatar for Noddy D Noddy D on 31/07/2013:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I have enjoyed my time with your son, watching him grow up. I too will miss him very much, (and all his family), and so will the children still in my care.
I wish you all good luck for the future.
Nada

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