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Rebecca Woodger - Preston Childminding

My name is Rebecca and I live in Preston, Paignton. I am a qualified primary school teacher and a trained nursery nurse. After the birth of my second child I decided to leave teaching and become an Ofsted registered childminder. I opened Preston Childminding in September 2018.

I am conveniently located in lower Preston, just off the main Torquay Road and a 5 minute walk from the seafront. I feel my home is a warm, friendly and welcoming setting. I have two young children myself and my setting is very much a home, rather than a nursery. I am a small setting and hope this allows children's individual needs to be met within a small group. I follow the EYFS statutory framework, the same as nurseries and pre-schools. I support all areas of the children's development through a range of play based activities at home. I share photos and observations of the children's learning development with parents regularly. To ensure a variety of experiences I also take the children out most days. We go for walks to places such as, the beach, Oldway and Decoy. We also visit places such as the library, parks, toddler groups and the zoo.


I worked as a primary school teacher for 16 years, specialising in early years. I taught nursery, reception, year 1 & year 2. I also worked as the special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) for 6 years. I am a qualified nursery nurse. Prior to becoming a teacher I have worked in nurseries with children 0-5 years, been a nanny and worked in playschemes for children with special needs. Most importantly I am a mum to a beautiful 8 year old and a gorgeous 4 year old.


I currently work on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I am open 8am until 5pm.

I am currently full but have space on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from September 2022 and am now taking bookings! If you're interested in care for your child currently or in the future I am happy to take your details for when a space becomes available.


• 4yr degree - BA (Hons) Early Years Education with Qualified Teaching Status
• 2yr training - BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing

I have kept up to date with my CPD and have attended numerous courses related to early years education and to special educational needs.
I have completed the Access to Childminding in Torbay course. This included training in
• Early Years Foundation Stage - learning & development and welfare
• Working with agencies
• Partnership with parents
• Inclusion
• Health & Safety
• Food Hygiene
• Child Protection
• Running a business

I have completed a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course.
Recently I have completed training in Makaton signing.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rebecca Woodger
Contact Position

Where to go

Preston Childminding

Other Details


I accept 2 year old childcare funding for eligible families, 3-4 year old early years funding or private fees. I am also registered to accept tax free childcare. Please enquire about fees.


Age Ranges
From 0 years 0 months to 12 years 11 months

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
There is a step into my porch but otherwise it’s flat. The lower part of the garden isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Cerebral Palsy
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Downs syndrome
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
I worked as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) in a primary school for 6 years. During my 16 years of teaching I worked with numerous children with a variety of SEND. Prior to this I have worked with children with complex SEND at Torbay Special Needs playscheme. I also worked as a nanny for a child with Downs Syndrome. Most recently in my childminding setting I have supported a child with high level ASD and another with a hearing loss. I have attended numerous training courses for SEND over the past 20 years. The most recent course has been Makaton training.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/01/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good