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.

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  • 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.

  • Well Prepared

    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.

  • Highly regarded

    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 Barnstaple

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...

Mrs S

Lisa's patience is admirable, she has a great love of Children and great communication skills'

Mrs T

Lovely family atmosphere - lots of stimulation, extensive selection of toys 

Mr M

I have seen how happy all the children are that you care for, and think you do a great job! The boys are always happy when I collect them - I never have to worry

Mrs G

Lisa is professional, sensitive, friendly and un-flapable, safe, very helpful and flexible.

Mrs BB

I can wholly recommend Lisa as a childminder, she is a competent, patient and responsible person who offers childcare in a relaxed, family atmosphere where a child can play safely, gain confidence and develop.

B. S.

It's hard to put into words how grateful I am for helping ...... have such a wonderful start in life. Thank you for being such an important and wonderful part of her life.

L.R.E.& D.

Thank you so much for the quality care and kindness you have shown to us all over the years. You have helped our children to have a loving and nurturing start to life and we will always appreciate what you have done with them. We think of you like extended family and will miss you lots'With all our love and appreciation.


In this day and age, it’s hard to find a company you can trust. Beeches Child Care was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the Quality of Service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!


THANK YOU for doing such a great job looking after M. After it came to my attention that other people / places were not perhaps giving M. the pushes he needs. ( Possibly to include myself ) It was really encouraging and inspiring to see that your care for him is so attentive. And I always think credit should be given where it’s due.


To Lisa and everyone who has cared for T, Thank you so, so much for giving T. the BEST start in life @ Beeches He’s loved it lots, we hope to see you around in the Bus or at the Boston


R & I whole heartedly thank you and your staff for the help and support over the last year while we settle the children into their new house and family life. The children will certainly miss playing at `Lisa’s house’ and I am sure they will be eager to say hello when they see you at School. Xxx

M & K

Dear Lisa,

This is a quick note to say a HUGE Thank you for all the support you have given K. and myself. Apart from the obvious Childminding Services you have also been a great source of comfort to us when times have been a bit tough!

K. has developed into a confident, bright young boy and you and your family influenced that tremendously so I can never thank you enough for getting us this far.

We will miss you all so much, Thanks again

E. A. & E.

Dear Lisa, Thank you all so much for all you have done for E. over the past 3 years and being such a positive influence on him. It makes it much easier having to work knowing that he is in such a loving and caring environment.

We will miss you and your family greatly.

‘You are such a special lady’.

D. & H.

To Lisa and all your lovely ladies.

We just wanted to say how lucky we feel to have found Beeches for W. When W. started with you he was very shy and would not got anyone but us.

Over the past couple of years we have watched him grow with confidence and turn into a happy well-adjusted little boy.

We have no dought in our minds that if you all hadn’t worked so hard with W. he wouldn’t have the confidence to start School in September. THANK YOU dosen’t seem to be a big enough word.

We will miss you all

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