I offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

I am delighted to announce my setting was graded as outstanding in November 2016 by Ofsted.

I live in Staindrop in a detached house with my husband and three children. We have a secure rear garden complete with playhouse, climbing frame, slide and covered sandpit.  

My experience includes working as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery environment and as a Deputy Manager in a pre-school.  

I employ a full time assistant called Kath who lives in Barnard Castle. Kath has experience of working as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant. She is fully trained in Early Years first aid and holds a current DBS check.

I have close links with the village nursery and primary school. Outings include visits to the library, village walks, play parks, garden centres and local places of interest. The children can look forward to visiting South Shields this summer.

We currently attend weekly sessions at Bright Seedlings, a local forest school based in Barnard Castle every Wednesday during term time.

During the school holidays we arrange trips and outings to local places of interest.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Hourly rates

Who to contact

Contact name
Allyson Todd
Contact position
01833 660 130
07713 239 133

Where to go

County Durham

Other details

Age range
From 0 years 6 months to 12 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

Other details

School drop off/collection
Staindrop Church of England (Controlled) Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Willing to drop off and collect from Smallworld Nursery.
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

Mrs Kath Waters works alongside me each day as my childminding assistant. Kath has worked as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with special needs children for 20 years and provides our setting with a high level of support for any child with additional needs. We both continue to update our knowledge in this area by completing relevant training courses.


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Address: Staindrop  Darlington  County Durham

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