Park View,
Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NE

01904 400244   07742 526622


What makes us special?

At Sticky Fingers Childminding we provide high quality childcare giving babies and children a rich and exciting start to their lives in a friendly and secure environment.

We are registered to care for up to nine children under the age of five years old and additional older children (out of school care). We build relationships with parents/ carers and children ensuring that each parent's wishes for their child are met. Every child receives lots of care and detailed attention to suit their individual needs and they are also able to develop socially and make friends with other children. Sticky Fingers Childminding is part of the 'Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years' (PACEY).



'The quality of teaching is outstanding as the childminder provides children with a rich variety of challenging and interesting learning experiences'

(Ofsted, Dec 2014).

'This is a very unique setting, much more than just childminding as you educate my child while they are having fun too, and you plan so many activities for them to do'.

(A parent of a 2½-year-old child)

 'I am delighted at the care my child receives at Sticky Fingers, she really enjoys coming, we are very lucky to have found such a wonderful, caring environment for our child'.                                      

(A parent of a 1½-year-old child).


Communication between 'Home' and 'Sticky Fingers'

Diaries are written by us for you to take home and read about your child's day. We also use Tapestry an interactive learning journal to share information about your child's progress, development and enjoyment, 'it becomes a little treasure of memories'.


Snacks are provided: mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch (mid-day) is fresh and nutritious consisting of two courses. Meals are planned considering the government's recommendation of seven portions of fruit and vegetables. The children's home grown produce from our allotment is included in the meals and the children often take part in helping to prepare meals which they enjoy. Breakfast is available at parent's request and for children needing tea (late afternoon) we ask parents to provide this.


As childminders we adhere to policies, which ensure that we provide a stable service. These policies also inform parents of procedures and rules which are required by OFSTED. These are available to view on request.


An appointment is made for parents or carers to meet us before booking a place. Taster sessions are booked prior to the child attending, to help them settle and for us to get to know you and your child.  


We offer *funding for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds (*terms and conditions apply). We also accept Childcare Vouchers. 


Open: Monday to Friday from 8.00am - *5.30pm.

Closed: Bank holidays, these date and additional dates are provided in advance. 

To discuss *hours, prices and availability please contact

Paula: 07742 526622