Childminder in Shaftesbury providing a safe and friendly environment for your little ones

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Your child will be surrounded by lots of things to do. There are always fun, educational toys and games to play with or an adventure to go on. No sitting around watching TV!



Safety is always my number one concern. The garden is safe and secure and everyone in the house has been DBS checked. I also hold an up-to-date First Aid certificate.



I follow all the latest Ofsted guidelines to ensure your child learns whilst still having fun. You receive regular observation reports and updates on your childs progress.


My name is Kerry Collins and I am a registered childminder in Shaftesbury. I provide a home from home environment that is warm, safe and friendly as well as being a stimulating place where the primary focus is teaching your child to learn through play and have a fun time whilst they are here. There is also lots of outdoor area for little explorers to have fun. If you are looking for a childminder in Shaftesbury, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I am based in the village of Donhead St, Andrew just outside Shaftesbury, Dorset. The property is easily accessed from the A30. We have two cats, Pudding and CoCo and also our two spaniels, Buster and Belle, who love nothing more than having fun with the children.

About Me

I have been working with children for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge of working with different ages from birth to teens. I love helping to educate children so that they can learn and develop their full potential. I provide planned and stimulating activities that are age appropriate for your child and caters for their individual needs. I enjoy arts and crafts so will incorporate this into planning so that your child can make items and bring them home for you see. I enjoy swimming, walking, theatre, cinema, reading and arts & crafts.

I have worked in the following roles:
Childminder • Nanny • Teaching Assistant • Midday Supervisor • Mother’s Help • Day Nursery

I am PACEY registerd and also hold the following qualifications: NVQ3 | BA Honours Degree | First Aid (Paediatric)

Childcare Fees

My fees are competitive and include all drinks, snacks and a healthy meal if applicable.
• Full Day (8am – 6pm) – £50
• Half Day (8am – 1pm / 1pm – 6pm) – £25
• Before School (8am-9pm) – £5
• After School (3pm – 6pm) – £15
• Emergency Childcare – Half Day £50 / Full Day £75

All fees are payable one week in advance and to be received on the first day that your child starts.

Change/Termination of Contract
One month’s notice will be required to change or terminate your contract.

Child Sickness – Full Fee
Child Absence – Full Fee
Child Holiday – Full Fee
Childminder Sickness – No Fee
Bank Holiday – Full Fee


What Our Families are Saying

What would we do without Kerry? She is more of an extension of our family than a childminder and the kids absolutely love her!

After one of our friends had recommended Kerry, we met up and were immediately impressed. The kids have so much fun… they love it there!

If Kerry has availability, snap it up fast. It’s hard to think how we coped before – she’s great!

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