Rachel's Childminding

Rachel's Childminding

I am a Childminder with 23 years childcare experience, 6 yrs in a nursery and 16 yrs as a nanny.

Operating as usual


Our first butterfly has hatched ๐Ÿฆ‹

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 26/03/2023

On Friday I had my Food Safety Inspection and Iโ€™m very pleased to announce that I was awarded a 5 star rating โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š


The chrysalides are now in the butterfly garden, canโ€™t wait to see them hatch ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ‹


Getting ready to moult one last time before they form into Chrysalides ๐Ÿฆ‹

Nobody told me they would smell so bad as they got bigger ๐Ÿคข


Day 9 of our caterpillars and they are massive ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


Happy Mothers Day to all the mummies.
Hope you have an amazing day with your littles ones ๐Ÿ’

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 10/03/2023

Very excited about thisโ€ฆโ€ฆ.our caterpillars have turned up today ready for us to learn the lifecycle of a butterfly and watch our caterpillars transform into painted lady butterflies before we release them ๐Ÿฆ‹


Our colour this week was black โšซ๏ธ


This week our colour of the week is purple ๐ŸŸฃ

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 26/02/2023

Last week our colour of the week was pink ๐ŸŽ€
We also had another birthday with more balloons, banners, party food and cake ๐ŸŽ‚

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 05/02/2023

We have a 2nd birthday in my setting tomorrow, a birthday tuff spot has been set up with balloons and banners on the wall ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ and weโ€™ll be having a party tomorrow evening with party food ๐Ÿฅณ


This weeks colour is orange ๐ŸŸ 

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 29/01/2023

Today I received the report from my Inspection, included was some of the feedback from my families ๐Ÿ˜Š


This week our colour is yellow ๐ŸŸก

My little helper loves helping mummy to set up our colour of the week ๐Ÿ˜Š


Last week we looked at the colour red which tied in with Chinese New Year, we listened to Chinese music and watched the fireworks in China on the tablet ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿงง๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ


My new travel first aid kit arrived today ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 16/01/2023

This week green is our colour of the week. Weโ€™ve found some green objects around the house already this morning ๐ŸŸข

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 16/01/2023

Last week blue was the colour of the week. We looked for blue objects round the house and when we were out and about. Lots of blue cars were spotted ๐Ÿ”ต

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 12/01/2023

Today I have been a registered Childminder for a year and today I had my first graded inspection and was awarded Outstanding, Iโ€™m so proud of myself ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 22/12/2022

Weโ€™ve had a busy few weeks getting ready for Christmas, completing our Christmas art and crafts and exploring the Christmas tuff tray.

Wishing my families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 30/10/2022

All set up for some Halloween fun tomorrow.
My son set up the tuff tray for me and even made a sign to go on it ๐Ÿ˜
We also set up some colour matching caldrons ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 27/10/2022

After the farm on Monday we spent Tuesday playing with a Halloween Sensory tuff tray and scooped our pumpkins out and carved them. Wednesday we went back to Odds Farm (we love that place ๐Ÿ˜Š) and today we had another Halloween tuff tray and this afternoon we painted a picture of a pumpkin and did some colour mixing too ๐Ÿšœ ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŽจ

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 24/10/2022

What a busy day we have had. We went to Odds Farm today (one of our favourite places to go)
We fed the animals, went on the tractor ride, splashed in puddles and went to pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ

Not sure about these 3 but Iโ€™ll definitely sleep well tonight ๐Ÿ˜ด

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 22/09/2022

Itโ€™s been a busy couple of weeks. Weโ€™ve had a new little one start who has settled so well ๐Ÿ˜Š My little ones coloured a picture of the queen and I laminated it for them to keep forever, weโ€™ve been to play parks, back to Char Cha Chimps after a break over Summer, back to toddler groups and the singing session at the library.

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 25/08/2022

At the weekend my son asked me if we could do a dinosaur themed week for the little ones so we put some ideas together and the littles ones have loved it.
We have stomped round the room like dinosaurs, sung dinosaur songs, made pictures using dinosaur stickers and the little ones had so much fun in our dinosaur tuff tray which had green coloured rice for the grass and crushed up rice crispies for the sand ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•

Ready for my week off next week and looking forward to having some family time for the last week of the summer holidays โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ–

Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 20/08/2022

Lots of playing outside in the garden last week โ˜€๏ธ the water play is always such a big hit ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜ŠAnd the week ended with a settling in session with my new little one who will be joining us in a couple of weeks.


My little helper (my son) has been setting up some toys for tomorrow for me ๐Ÿ˜



Snotty noses, Runny bums
Doting dads, caring mums
Inspection visits, rainy days
Learning lots as baby plays

Coughs and colds, sickness bugs
Cheeky smiles, Lots of hugs
Screaming babies, terrible twos
Drawing, painting, stick and glues

Learning journeys, early years,
texting parents to ease their fears
Years of closeness, they then move on
Just our memories now they're gone

Against all the rules to keep any snaps
of the children that sat on our laps
Sometimes we watch them as they grow
but some we never see once they go

Childminding is easy I hear from some
A day watching tv sat on their bum
I find it quite funny, if only they knew
The love and devotion and hard work we do.


Photos from Rachel's Childminding's post 20/07/2022

The last few weeks we have spent a lot of time in the garden having lots of water play. The little ones loved spending some time in the paddling pool as well, especially the last couple of days (at 8.30am ๐Ÿ˜…)
Thank goodness itโ€™s slightly cooler now, working Monday and Tuesday was tough in 39 degrees heat ๐Ÿฅต but we managed it and we managed to stay as cool as we could.

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