House of York Childcare

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Childminding for school-aged children

Before & After School Care
School Holiday Care
Overnight Care
Saturday Care
Emergency Care (Depending on our availability)

Ofsted Registered
Paediatric First Aid Trained
DBS/CRB Checked
Fully Insured
Great Rates

We are now fully open, and we have spaces available.

Looking for child care? Welcome to House of York Childcare. We offer flexible, home-based childminding services in Barnstaple, North Devon. We live in lower Newport, which makes us accessible to many who live and work in Barnstaple and its surrounding areas. We are an Ofsted registered childminder and assistant. We care for children from 1st September following their fifth birthday. We provide children with lots of fun and educational opportunities and a place to play, do their homework and make friends.


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We provide before & after school care, school holiday care and Saturday care. We go out and about: days out as well as visiting the local park, library and museum. All meals can be provided. Please visit our Instagram page to see what we get up to!

Overnight Care

To give you totally flexible care, we also offer overnight accommodation for your child. We will follow their bedtime routine and provide them with a private room. We supply fresh bedding and towels. We charge a flat fee from 8pm till 8am, with extended hours by arrangement. An evening meal and breakfast can be provided if necessary.

Inclusion & Accessibility

We can care for children with additional needs. We have experience in Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), speech and language delay and hearing difficulties. Louisa has trained in Makaton and basic British Sign Language.
Our setting is accessible and also has a ground-floor toilet. Special diets can be catered for.
We are an inclusive setting, with multicultural resources and cultural festivals are marked throughout the year.


“Fantastic, friendly and very helpful. Would recommend and will definitely be using again. Thank you for looking after our little girl so well.”

Abi W.

“The girls’ behaviour has improved 100%. They love coming to Louisa’s and ask to go, even at the weekend.”

Emma E.

“My children loved their stay with Louisa. Thank you so much for looking after them. Louisa is a lovely lady, and we will be coming again.”

Anne F.
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“The environment is safe, clean and friendly with lots of items to entertain children’s various ages and specific needs. Standards are excellent, and I thoroughly recommend Louisa as a childminder.”

Beth H.