About Me

Choosing childcare is a big step for any parent and child. You need to be sure your child will be cared for in a safe, secure and healthy environment, by someone who is responsible, trustworthy and experienced, and someone who will care for your child like one of their own. My aim is to provide exactly that.

My name is Rachael Ford and I am a OFSTED registered childminder based in Barrow upon Soar in Leicestershire. I have 3 children of my own and have many years experience of working with and caring for children. 
I have been registered as a childminder for nearly 15 years. 

I provide caring, fun and educational childcare in a home–from–home environment. Being a parent myself I understand the importance of knowing that your child will be happy and well looked after in a professional environment, but at the same time receive the one to one attention and care where it’s needed. My adult to child ratio for under 5’s is 1 adult to 3 children, with 3 spaces for over 5’s during out of school hours. I also hold a variation for 2 under 1's if ever needed. Nurseries have ratios of 1 adult per 5 children for the 2-3 age group and 1 adult per 8 children in the 3-5 age group.

I work to the Early Years Foundation Stage programme so you can rest assured that your child will receive the same positive learning experiences that a child attending a nursery setting will, and I promote a healthy lifestyle with plenty of outdoor activities and healthy nutritious home cooked meals, snacks and drinks.

So whether it’s full day-care, out of school care, holiday care or just one off care for a particular occasion, I’m confident your child will be happy to join us!