My name is Nicky and I am an Ofsted registered childminder in North Tonbridge. I have been a childminder now for 3 years and used to live in Kings Hill with my husband and two boys before moving over to Tonbridge. My Two sons are Joshua 8 and Oscar 4. As a parent I fully understand how important it is to find a childminder that both you and your child feel comfortable with and also the anxieties this can bring when searching for a childminder. My policy is to offer a home from home setting which is safe, friendly, secure and welcoming to ensure you as the parents and the child feels comfortable and relaxed in my setting.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Nicky Watson
Where to go
- TN10 3LG
We are close to some local parks and childrens centre and are a short drive away from the town and country parks. We like to go out whenever we can in all weathers (unless unsafe) so wellies and waterproofs are always a great addition to your bag.
I have a wide range of toys and resources for children of all ages and a garden with plenty of play equipment and outdoor games and activities. I like to do fun activities with the children such as exploring the outside world, messy play/ arts and crafts, baking, play groups and frequent outings to the farm, soft play, library etc. I will communicate regularly with parents throughout the day with pictures of what we are up to and any new developments your child may have done via WhatsApp or text message.
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year
- Carescheme Age Range:
- year(s), 0 month(s) to 8 year(s), month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07.30 6.00 Tuesday 07.30 6.00 Wednesday 07.30 6.00 Thursday 07.30 6.00 Friday 07.30 6.00
- Other Availability
- I do not work on bank holidays
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 6.25 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Schools covered
Woodlands Infant School
Woodlands Junior School
- Cost details
My fees are £6.25ph for under 5's which include all meals (Breakfast
dinner and snacks)
My fee is £6.75ph for before and after school which includes (Breakfast
snacks and homecooked meal)
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Vacancies Details
- I have spaces available for under 5's
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 4 5 8 4
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 1 5 3 5 8 2
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Ball Pit, Kitchen, Songs, Library - Book Trolley, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills
I accept the Government funding, 3-4yr Government funding, 30 hours funding. Tax free government childcare scheme, childcare vouchers or a mixture of them.
I can cater for your child's dietry requirments whether they have an allergy or vegetarian.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
Special Needs Support
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Your child will have a development folder from the time they start at my setting. I will carry out observations on your child every month and record them in your child's folder. You will have the opportunity to take the folder home every 3 months to view your child's development and write any comments or concerns you may have. I am always free to talk to about your child's learning and to discuss any concerns you may have.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Driveway next to front door.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
For children moving into reception year at primary school I start doing school rediness activities with the children approximately 2 terms before they start. This will be simple things like teaching them how to put their own shoes on, putting their coat on, zips, buttons, opening packs and containers ready for their packed lunches, writing their name or letter recognition to ensure they can find their peg at school.
I can provide information sheets for parents on how to help their chid at home.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
If you are interested in taking a place at my setting please contact me. I will be happy to discuss availability and your needs.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
I have an information board on entrance to the setting with all information for compliments and complaints. I also use this board for other information for parents.