We are registered childminders operating from a secure home environment in Teignmouth, Devon. Nicky has been registered since Nov 1999, Paul has been registered since Apr 2004 and we also employ an assistant, Nicky Ford. Our daughter Gemma is also registered to help out as and when required.
We have a spacious house that includes two large rooms that can be dedicated for childminding during the day, which means the children have lots of space to play and have fun! Our main play area is equipped with a variety of toys, arts & crafts and education materials and the second room is mainly used for quiet activities such as reading, board games and resting. We have a large outdoor play area where children can run around, make dens and have lots of fun with the ample resources that we have, with a small grassed area to the side. This area is currently under construction and should be finish by the end of summer 2020. The children also have access to outdoor activities all year round as we have a purpose built area for children to use whatever the weather, this houses a large professional ball pit and a soft play area. We continually update/renew our resources and always look at the individual interests of the children when buying new toys.
We cater for children from birth - 14 years and offer childcare from Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 6.30 pm all year round. Weekends, Bank Holidays and hours outside our normal working hours are available upon request. We also offer local school drop off's and pick ups from Hazeldown School, as well as full time childcare within the school holidays.
We have both gained our NVQ3 qualification in Early Years and Education and can offer the 15/30 hours Devon Early Years Education Funding for 3 & 4 year olds and also the 15 hours Devon Early Years Funding for 2 year olds.
We have received favourable reports from Social Services and Ofsted and we received Outstanding in all 17 areas during our Ofsted inspection in October 2010 and during our recent inspection in October 2017 we received an outstanding in contributing to the well-being of children with an overall grading of good.
We have a solid reputation for providing a caring, safe and fun environment for children in a home surrounding, offering children of all ages a variety of activities to educate, stimulate and have fun!
"I love going to Nicky and Pauls house because there is lots of room to play and lots of good toys.
child aged 7
......"I love going to Nicky and Pauls house, they are the best. I have been to a few places before and didnt like it, but its really fun here.
They have a book which we can write down what we would like to play with, then Nicky will buy some of them for us. At Christmas she always buys presents for the playroom. ".
child aged 10