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Beeches Child Care Shirwell

"Safety In Smaller Numbers"

A little about us...

We have limited Vacancies

"Safety In Smaller Numbers"  - 9 under 5's per day

Considering your child's care and learning environment 

is the most important decision you


are ever going to make.

Please contact us to discuss your personal childcare arrangements.

With the current situation we find our selves in,

 we have a video tour of our setting 

( Pre-Covid ) that would help you at this time on our face book page.

 Please feel free to drop us an email or visit our contact us page.

All are in the strictest of confidence.

We offer:  

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

I'm afraid we cannot except children that wish to share with another setting.

We have available spaces from September 2022 but again these will be limited so please discuss your personal childcare needs as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Breakfast & After School Care

We are offering our  breakfast and after school service 

 ( With a walking bus to and from Shirwell School)

Please contact for details.


Thank you for taking an online walk through our dedicated playroom doors at this unusual time. Please browse the extensive selection of toys and equipment available to all the children in our care.

I am a Ofsted Registered Specialist Childminder working from my Home-Based setting. We offer Early Years Childcare and Pre-School Education and wrap-a-round and holiday care for School Age Children.

Our unique homely setting has a warm and relaxed atmosphere where your children will be nurtured and cared for by myself and my two Childminding Assistant's along with my Husband,  who plays a huge role in supporting and caring for our little ones. We hold Paediatric First Aid qualifications to include using a Automated External Defibrillator. (AED)

Beeches is very active within our local community offering your children regular weekly outings with opportunities for extended learning and enriching life experiences.

We cover a wide geographical area including Barnstaple, Braunton, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Parracombe, Berrynarbor, East Down and every where in between...

Celebrating offering 'Double Outstanding 2011 & 2015' childcare within the North Devon community for the past 28 years from our beautiful countryside family home, in Shirwell just a five minute drive from Barnstaple. With easy access for parents to deliver and collect.

Staff qualifications Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce. Paediatric First Aid & Defib,  Safeguarding and Food Hygiene plus many more.

Pets: We have family pets including Kittens, Tropical fish and tame Ducks & ducklings in the garden.

"Safety In Smaller Numbers"

considering your child's care 

and learning environment

is the most important decision you

are ever going to make.

Why Us?

  • Ofsted Inspection 19/10/2015
Lisa, received an 'Ofsted Outstanding Grade' This is a fantastic achievement and recognition for all our hard work.
A second Outstanding for Lisa. 

  • Celebrating 28 years personal experience in offering High Quality Childcare.

  • Adult to child Ratios of 1:3

  • We are NOT a Nursery... We are able to offer a more flexible and personal childcare experience from crib to school.

  • Your child is unique - let's celebrate this and support them through their Early Years.

  • Personal development and Observations recorded regularly

  • Termly Developmental Records.

  • Supporting 'Next Steps' personalised to each child.
  • Weekly and Monthly planning 

  • Regular updates with parents including a termly setting discussion with their key worker.

  • We work closely with other settings if your child is in a shared childcare setting.

  • We are highly regarded with local Health Visitors and warmly welcome them to observe your child within our setting - 2 Year Progress Check or other Healthcare issues.