Kiddy Winks

Ofsted Registered Childminding Service

                    Welcome to my website

My name is Carol Hume and I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Feering nr Colchester Essex.



I provide professional childcare in my own family home.

I have been childminding since 1999, I hold the Nursery Nurse Education Board (NNEB) qualification and have been caring for children on a ‘sole charge’ basis since 1993 and over the years have gained a wealth of experience caring for children. I was also an assistant guider of a local Rainbow unit for 5 years until January 2005.

I have four children born 1996, 1998, 2005, 2011 and a step-daughter born 1990. All my children are used to being with minded children and enjoy their company.


My latest Ofsted report awarded me Outstanding in all areas and noted;

  • Excellent resources are available for children that positively reflect culture, religion and disability.
  • Children have access to a stimulating range of high quality toys and equipment that meet safety standards.
  • They (the children) are developing in confidence and self-esteem through their close relationships with the childminder who is very intuitive of their needs.

 My charges are competitive and comparable to childminders working locally. I normally take just four weeks annual holiday per year, which means that my service is usually available to you for 48 weeks. Your child will benefit from having a female parental role model in a clean, safe, happy, family orientated environment.


I work with my husband, David; he is also a registered childminder and was also awarded Outstanding in all areas and noted;

  • The childminder enthusiastically promotes children's enjoyment of the outdoor environment by providing exciting and challenging experiences to enable them to explore nature and the living world.
  • The childminder recognises each child's individual needs and requirements and works extremely effectively with parents to tailor his provision to meet their needs.
  • Children are provided with superb opportunities to remain fit and healthy as the childminder provides them with very nutritious and well-balanced meals and snacks. Their individual dietary needs are effectively followed as the childminder researches appropriate foods to ensure their safety. 

I live very close to a local park, but also have a large garden. Should you decide to employ my services as a childminder I will endeavour to put your child’s needs first and to provide you with the peace of mind that you need to enable you to carry out your daily responsibilities at work; safe in the knowledge that he/she is being properly cared for in a happy family atmosphere.

David and I provide care for children from birth to 11 years and we also provide drop off and collections when possible to Feering Primary School, St Mary's Primary School (Kelvedon) and St Peters School (Coggeshall). 


Thank you for visiting.