Welcome to Beeches Childcare in Barnstaple
We have 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 ourselves in, we have a video tour of our setting (Pre-Covid) that would help you at this time on our Facebook page.
Please feel free to drop us an email or visit our contact us page. All are in the strictest of confidence.
What We Offer
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
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.
Ofsted Registered Specialist Childminder
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.
A Bit More About Us
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.
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.
Years of experience
Celebrating 28 years personal experience in offering High Quality Childcare.
Plenty of Supervision
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.
Child Development is Important to us
Personal development and Observations recorded regularly as well as Termly Developmental Records. With Supporting 'Next Steps' personalised to each child.
Weekly and Monthly planning
Communication is Key
Regular updates with parents including a termly setting discussion with their key worker. We also 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.
Childcare Services available:
Your family's needs are unique and here at Beeches we prefer to offer you a 'Family Package of Care' this could include...
- Part Time Care
- Full Time care
- 2 Year Funded Sessions (15hrs per week)
- Early Years Funded Sessions for 3 & 4 year olds (30 Hrs * Stretched Offer to cover 47 weeks over the year)
- Before School including breakfast and personal delivery to School.
- After School collection and care.
- School Holiday Care
- Emergency Care
This is subject to available space and meeting the needs of both the child and the family concerned.
These are all taken from letters and cards given to Lisa and her assistants when children have left the care of Beeches Childcare. We wish them good fortune. Please keep in touch...