Tracey Golding Childminding Services

A homebased childcare setting in a lovely rural setting located on the main route between Andover and Newbury where children thrive in our nurturing environment.

We follow the Curiosity Approach when planning our activities and provide Forest School.

Operating as usual

[04/13/20]   Look out for our new page, named Little Hens of Hurstbourne. Our adventures will continue over on this new page.


Thought this is so appropriate for our little ones. Missing them all so much. Stay well everyone. Lots of love ###🥰

Don’t forget all our little people at this time of change and just how so so special each of them are! ❤️🌈

[06/08/19]   We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and caring part-time member of staff to join our thriving childcare setting and our existing team, in providing early years children with the learning opportunities and education that they will remember for years to come. We pride ourselves in working with parents to ensure every child in our care is provided with the personalised attention they deserve. Opportunities to work in our after school and Forest School provisions may also be available to give individuals a variety within the childcare sector. Childcare qualifications are desirable. Please get in touch if you would like more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

[02/22/19]   We finished a busy half term off with a visit to the beautiful Welford Park to take in the beauty of snowdrop woods. The children particularly enjoyed finding interesting things to explore and throwing sticks into the river from the many bridges we crossed. We have made our own lunches on our campfire during our new forest school sessions here at the setting. We cooked sausages one day and pitta pizzas another. Of course both lunches were finished with s'mores. The children are extremely responsible around the campfire and their experiences at Wolf Pack Forest School has given them valuable knowledge and skills in order to keep themselves safe. You can hear them telling each other how to kneel safely or not to touch the water in the fire bucket. 'It's for putting the fire out.' It's truly amazing. We visited Marwell earlier in the week and were so lucky to see the snow leopards up close. The children brought in their favourite books. We shared them at snack time, in small groups, on an individual basis and some of the older children read their books to them. We had traditional fairy tales, unicorn books, picture books and Julia Donaldson favourites. We continue to refine our environments on our journey to become a Curiosity Approach Accredited setting. It really has been and continues to be an enjoyable and enlightening experience for us. We hope our families feel it is enhancing their children learning opportunities.

[02/02/19]   Hurstbourne Tarrant toddler group is back this Friday 8th Feb 9.30am-11.30am at HBT Community Centre. We have lots of winter activities to tempt you and we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. Messy play will be inevitable! Healthy snack provided for the children with hot drinks for the grown ups. We hope you can make it. x

[12/02/18]   Hurstbourne Tarrant Toddler Group is back for a festive session on Friday 7th December 2018 from 9.30am-11.30am at HBT Community Centre. We will have festive baking, crafts, messy snowman making factory, Christmas tree decorating loose parts play, music, drinks and snacks. We hope you will join us for the first of our half termly toddler sessions for littlies and their families from 0-4 years old. £3 per family.


Tracey Golding Childminding Services

[04/17/18]   We crammed SO much into our 5 days of the Easter holiday and all had an amazing time. We went to Mudeford Beach on Monday, enjoying emptying and filling our buckets of sand and water, jumping the waves, catching crabs and jumping in puddles along the promenade as the weather was less than fair! Following a cooked breakfast on Tuesday, we made muffins before dancing the rest of the day away with an interpretation of Cats the musical. We made our own cat masks. Thanks to Wolf Pack on Wednesday, we all had a ball at the woods, making wooden cookie keyrings, s'mores on the campfire, exploring and playing in the mud kitchen and hammocks. The older children went to a beading workshop and made dragonflies, spiders and bracelets before coming back to dye eggs with Kay using vegetables to create the dyes on Thursday and we welcomed Jiggy's for a holiday music and dance session. Finally, we relaxed a little more at the sensory room followed by lunch at the café on Friday and an afternoon in the garden. With some nice weather on the way, we can't wait to spend more and more time in our outdoor environments.


Wolf Pack


The Wolf Pack would like to invite you to come and try our Forest School sessions free of charge. We are offering two-hour taster sessions from 10.00am to 12.00pm on Friday 2nd and 9th March. Sessions are open to children of all ages but spaces will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Children will have the chance to join in games and activities and explore our fantastic woodland setting near Highclere. Hot snacks and drinks will be provided from the campfire for children and adults.

Drop us an email at [email protected] or message us through Facebook to express your interest and secure a place.

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[01/20/18]   We are on the lookout for small wheels such as trike wheels or stabilisers, steering wheels from a go-cart for example, unwanted tea sets (not toy sets), crates, pipes/tubes, old keys, scales and any other real life treasures which will enable our children to imagine and create beyond their wildest dreams.




9 The Crescent
SP11 0AP
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