Clare Childminding

My name is Clare and I am an Ofsted registered Childminder following the Early Years Foundation Stage. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, have my Level 2 Paediatric First Aid and have an enhanced DBS.

I had my Ofsted Inspection on 26 June 2018 where I was graded good in all areas.

I live with my husband Darren who is also DBS checked and registered as my Childminding Assistant.

We have two children - both boys. My eldest is 7 years old and my youngest is aged 6. I also have two wonderful grown-up stepchildren. We live on The Links estate in Consett, where I provide children with a safe, happy environment and an entire room full of resources and toys to ensure children meet all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We have a quiet room upstairs and we carry out many other activities indoors and outdoors, as well as trips to the park, softplays, swimming, baby/toddler groups etc, having lots fun and learning at the same time.

I have lots of experience through working as a childminder since October 2010 where I have looked after children of all ages, children with special needs and have completed my Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Before childminding I worked with children through helping as a Teaching Assistant in schools and part of Girl Guiding UK Association as a Brownie Leader. 

I aim to provide childcare to meet your individual needs. I can be very flexible with any hours (Monday - Friday) and am also able to provide a pickup and drop off service for those parents that may need extra requirements. I can drop off and collect from your home as well as most schools and can cover school and bank holidays if required. I offer the 2 years and 3 year old funded places.

I offer 2 year and 3/4 year old funded places.

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When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 6.30am - 6.00pm
I can be flexible with hours. Emergency and respite childcare.

Who to contact

Contact name
Clare Swarbrick/Costello
Contact position
07525 032 816

Where to go

County Durham

Other details

Cost description
To be discussed
Age range
From 0 years 1 month to 16 years 0 months


Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
Updated 1 March 2022

Other details

School drop off/collection
Shotley Bridge Infant School
Shotley Bridge Junior School
Beechdale Nursery School
Benfieldside Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Drop off and collect from any schools/nurseries in the Blackhill and Consett area. Can also provide a pick up/drop off service to and from your home.
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
View the latest Ofsted inspection report

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