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Hermione Bishop

Childminder in Wotton Under Edge

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Female Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 10 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

UPDATE from September 2021 - Sorry I am full, but do operate a waiting list for September 2022 intake.

OFSTED graded OUTSTANDING in BOTH 2011 and 2015 inspections and GOOD in February 2020 under the new revised guidelines

BEAU BELLES WOTTON CHILDCARE - Ofsted Registered Childminder based in central Wotton under Edge.

Opening Hours - From September 2021 - Tuesdays to Fridays

I have been childminding for over 14 years and love my job! I offer a fun and loving home environment where the children learn whilst having fun playing.

I live with one of our four children (ranging from 14 to 25) in a 3 storey, 4 bedroomed house in Wotton under Edge.

We have a lovely safe and secure garden with a selection of outdoor toys, sand and water play, digging and planting area.

I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, which involves observing, assessing and planning for each child (individually and group) to assist with their learning and development whilst in my care.

We have one cat and a small dog. All mindees have supervised access to our pets, and love to take Gizzy for a walk in the woods!

We love the outdoors, and go on lots of walks, picnics, trips and outings. We have annual membership for Slimbridge, Old Down Country Park, The Wild Place, Little Giggles Soft Play, Concorde Museum, and Westonbirt. We also visit local parks, childminder toddler group, swimming (ratio's permitting) and softplays.

My Experience

I have over 25 years experience of looking after children and babies as a parent, and 14 years working as a childminder. I am also a grandma to Rafael (born August 2019).

I've cared for many children over the past years from as young as 4 months to after school care, including siblings, children with special needs, and children with special diets (gluten free, vegetarian and lactose free).

I currently look after 5 mindees ranging from 16 months to 4 years old. I am very flexible and like to fit in with your requirements.

The pre schoolers (0-5 age group), do a variety of sessions, including 7.30am start, school core hours (9-3); 'term time only' and 'all year round' contracts . Please note - I do charge a minimum of 6 hours per day for children under 5.

I also request that all children do a MINIMUM of two sessions per week (at least six hours per session.

My Qualifications

I am constantly studying and refreshing my qualifications.

Valid paediatric first aid, safeguarding and child protection, COVID-19, Equality and Diversity, Food Hygiene and Nutrition

2012, 2013 and 2015 Bristol Standards
A fab qualification to get - in recognition of my demonstration of ongoing commitment to quality improvements

Speech, Language and Communication
Business and Administration

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life

Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce (Childcare).

Level 4 Open University Certificate in Early Years (first year of Degree Course) (CertEY)

Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning & Development

CACHE Certificate in Pre School Practice (including voluntary work at Blue Coat Pre-school)

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare (all 5 modules)

Diploma in Child Day Care & Child Psychology

CACHE Certificate - Working with Children with Special Needs

NEC Certificate in Continuing Professional Development - Level 3

My Availability

Sorry no availability

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees are £5.00 per hour (minimum charge of 6 hrs per day for pre-school aged children 0-5 years old) this includes a healthy breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and an evening meal (if your child is here over mealtimes).

Sibling rate (older child) is £4.80 per hour.

I do insist on a MINIMUM of two sessions per week - this helps children to settle quicker .

I have been accepted by Gloucestershire County Council to provide the Nursery Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Please ask for details.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements, or to request a copy of my prospectus.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Hermione Bishop - Certified Early Years Practitioner.(Cert EY)


‘Such fab detail, it’s great to see H doing so many different activities and enjoying herself with Hermione. I can’t believe she is painting at 11 months’

‘I love seeing this scrapbook, I love the fact pictures are taken most days of O and the other children, and love to see the work they produce. O loves going to Hermione’s and is developing well’

‘We couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful childminder for S. She has settled in so well and now happily runs off to play when we drop her off.

Hermione provides such a caring and fun environment and we are super impressed by the amount she fits into the day. The daily feedback is much appreciated, and Hermione’s insights are really observant. Its clear Hermione really cares about S’s development, - e.g. helping her drink from a cup. A heartfelt thanks for a modern day Mary Poppins, We all love you already’.

‘T has done some really lovely artwork. I really do appreciate the feedback and all the crafts she brings home. We love to see the photos showing our daughter enjoying herself and having fun’ Keep up the good work’. You are fab !!!

‘We continue to enjoy reading about S’s progress. At home he loves telling us about his days and what he has done when he brings home paintings and drawings. He is so proud of what he has done. He thoroughly enjoys going to Hermione’s and the activities she does with them. She has certainly helped to enhance his development in a range of areas’.

‘Thank you so much for all the special care you give our daughter. We truly appreciate it, and I know I can go to work and be happy knowing my daughter is settled and well cared for. You are a star’

‘Thank you for making H’s first birthday so memorable. You look after the children so well and treat them all with so much love and care’.

‘Thank you for looking after T this year. You have shown what a fab childminder you are, T is really going to miss coming to your house. But big school is coming ………….

‘Thank you for everything, you do for me and for making me always feel welcome at your home. Thank you for always being so willing to have me when my mummy and daddy are caught up late at work. We could not be without you’

L thoroughly enjoys his time at Hermione's. He is always eager to tell me about the different activities they do, one of his favourites is baking cakes. He loves to bring them home for mummy to try. I have been extremely pleased with the work Hermione has done with L since he started in September 2010. (ongoing contract)

My little boy, C has been with Hermione since September 2010. Hermione came highly recommended to me by many people. I have been really happy with the level of care so far. C was not shy when he started and settled in really quickly. Hermione has a very calm and caring approach which helped. Hermione does an amazing array of activities with C. He is learning a lot about different cultures and themes. They recently celebrated Chinese New Year. Hermione is very pro-active about taking the children out regularly. C goes swimming, playgroups and shopping often. He also loves going to slimbridge to feed the birds and Westonbirt. There are lots of art and craft and cooking activities too. The things C has made at Christmas were just gorgeous.

C enjoys the family atmosphere at Hermiones. He loves the children and is always reluctant to leave at the end of the day

Hermione has a lovely home and family. I am so happy to leave my son and know he is being so well looked after. (6 month contract)

Dear Hermione, thank you for everything. You are a star. All our love xxxx

Thank you for all the extras and the care and all the experiences my children have been through with you. All the wonderful childcare N has received from you over the last few years!. Its been a journey !!. lots of love E, N & F (24 month contract)
Just to say a huge thank you for all the love, care and attention you have given to M for the past 2 years. We will both miss you, but lots of luck for the future. M, R, & M (24 month contract)

Many thanks for all your fantastic help over the past year. please keep in touch M & L (12 month contract)
Thank you for all your hard work this year. It has been reassuring to know that the girls have been happy and busy doing fantastic things, with love from C, D, C & E (18 month contract)

Many thanks Hermione. L loves being with you and really enjoys all the different things you do with her. My daughter has settled so well into her routine at your house. Each week L really looks forward to going to Hermione's. She provides a structured and fun environment and L loves the different things they make each week, and as a result I have asked Hermione to have L for a few extra sessions each week. (18 month contract)
My daughter M has been coming to Hermiones for the past few years on a part time basis. M loves just about everything they do at Hermiones. All the trips, cooking, arts and crafts. She has settled in well with Hermione and enjoys the company of all the other children. As a result of the excellent care that Hermione has given to M, i have now asked Hermione to look after my younger son whilst im at college. My daughter is 10 and still comes to Hermiones for after school care during term time. (on going contract since 2005).

My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
4 March 2020
2 December 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate (added 24/08/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 24/08/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 24/08/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 14/04/2020)
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