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Clare Swift (Dinky Ducklings)

I am a very friendly, open and caring childminder. I currently have an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and development, food hygiene, first aid, advanced safeguarding and lead and basic Makaton. I take children from birth upwards,  I have had several sets of twins aswell so lots of experience. i offer 2, 3 and 4 year funding. and i am also a mother of 3 myself.

i currently have 2 assistants working alongside me as we are extremely busy. but this makes it all the more fun. and means we dont have to disturb the younger ones when i collect the nursery children as my assistant has paediatric first aid training so can care for the children while i do the nursery pick up.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Clare Swift
Contact Position

Where to go

Dinky Ducklings
S72 0BF

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.50 Childminder cost per hour
£30.00 Childminder cost per day
Sibling discount is 10% off oldest sibling`

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,0 months
14 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Before and after school monday to thursday.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Sandhill Primary

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


I offer funding for 2,3 and 4 year olds with very little paperwork for parents to access it. i also offer the extended hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds meaning if parents are accepted they can acccess an extra 15 hours worth of funding for their child each week. 

I can care for children with any additional needs and if needed i can access training so i can give your child the best care possible.

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

I follow the EYFS tracking childrens development. If they seem to be falling behind in a specific area then I will access help relating to that area with parents help  and permission. Parents can always speak with their health visitor or doctor aswell to access and additional help. 

All parents have access to my online system which have there childs development file on. so we can both see what stage the child is at and any areas they may need a little help with.

We believe firstly that every child should be happy so we like to settle a child with us and make sure we build up a trustworthy caring enironment for a child to learn in.

We do the school  run all together every day so young children get a feel for the school and know where they are going each day and see the routine of the older children. i alo do a transition report for teaching staff in the school to have a read throoughand get to know the child before they start. my local school also offer transition mornings for the child to visit and ge tto meet staff.   

Support will all depend on the level of care your child needs. 

Parents need to be involved 100% attending meetings and working together to provide the best education for the child. 

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

Basic Makaton

I will access further training when required

How accessible is our setting?

Wide door and no steps for wheelchair access.  Downstairs toilet.

Last updated on 18/04/2019
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