Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by Doncaster Mumbler. Doncaster Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditions

Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the Doncaster area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

Private Day Nurseries

These are OFSTED registered privately run nurseries which usually offer a variety of different sessions. Usually they are open from 8am to 6pm although some may do extended hours, and are open throughout the year other than public holidays.


Pre-school playgroups usually offer sessional care for children from the age of 2 to 5. They often work only in term-time, and in most cases offer funded provision for 3 and 4 year olds. They will be OFSTED registered and you can usual pay for top up sessions if you need more than the funded sessions. These are often but not always attached to a pre-school although attendance does not guarantee a place at the primary school.

Registered Childminders

These are OFSTED regulated childcare professionals who look after children in their own home. They are usually flexible and may be able to offer school drop offs and pick ups. Hours will vary however most will do at least 8.30am-5.30pm.

Nannies & Baby Sitters

These carers are not necessarily OFSTED registered and would look after your children in your own home. Prices and experience varies greatly so do your research and get recommendations.


If you can recommend a childminder in Doncaster email and we will add them to our listings.

It is possible to search for a childminder by postcode on Doncaster Families Information Services 

Acorns Childminding

Winner of the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2019

Crowle, DN17 4LH

07452 818270

Adele Collins, Happy Feet

“Adele was our nanny for 6 months. She is caring, compassionate and completely trust worthy. Adele quickly became part of the family. Our children both love her and ask when she’s coming. Adele is very creative and inspired the children with different activities. They had loads of adventures, lots of fun and enjoyed every minute with Adele. She is able to tailor individual learning to each child’s needs and follow the curriculum. She deserves recognition for all her hard work and care”


Alison Maxfield

Wheatley, 01302 818105

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 Nominee

” She is fantastic with the children and always does a variety of activities with them.”

Alison Orpe

Armthorpe, 01302 832541

Amanda Byrne

Wheatley, 01302 814478

Amanda & Keith Fitzgerald

Woodfield Plantation, 01302 852775

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominees

“Go above and beyond for our family”

Amanda Longstaff (Spinning Tots)

Woodlands, 01302 338328

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“She is dedicated to her work 100% and throughout this lock down she made a story facebook page and read a story daily to all the children who join which where from all over the country. She made the kids smile and feel happy at such a low time in the world. This lady goes above and beyond for all the childen she cares for. Truly amazing lady.”

Amber Tindall

Woodlands, 07809 710382

Amy Ogley

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“For always being flexible, understanding and supportive”

Ana Trinta

Woodlands, 01302 337100

Angela Smith

Armthorpe, 01302 320390

Annette & Micks Childminding

Hatfield, 01302 350329

“My two daughter’s have been attending annette and mick’s childminding in Hatfield Doncaster for the last few years. They go above and beyond with the children in the setting. A warm and welcome family as well as amazing staff. I could not ask for anyone better to teach and look after my children. Without them I would not of been able to go back to college to further my career and be able to go into university.”

Baby Butterflies (Vicki O’Berg)

Woodlands, 07983 005914

Barbara Chattin

Bessacarr, 01302 532860

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Barbara has been a child minder for my son since he was 5 months old (he’s just turned 9 years old). As a single mother who works full-time it’s so important to get the childcare arrangements for my son just right. Barbara gives my son a safe and caring ‘home’ to return to after a day at school. This is so important to us. It’s as if Barbara is an extension of our family. Barbara has supported my son during some difficult situations in his life and has been that ‘patient positive listening ear’. Our little family unit would be lost without the support of this fabulous woman.”


Beverley Probert

Armthorpe, 01302 300368

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Beverley (Bev) has been the childminder to my little boy since he was 10 months old and not only has she been exceptional at providing care and support to my little boy, but to us as a family. It was clear from an early age that my little boy had SEN and not knowing much about how to access support and where to go we relied heavily upon Bev, who sought answers on our behalf. Bev has supported us with speech and language therapy, even coming to a couple of sessions with us to ensure she could carry this on in her setting and contributed to the creation and development of his Personal learning plan, along with Early Years. She has taken the time to complete arduous and monotonous paperwork to ensure that my little boy’s referrals to the correct health professionals and his transition to nursery have been actioned. Bev has made herself heard as a professional, advocating for my little boy and ourselves when needed. She has done this in her own time, often after working hours and will always answer a text when I need a little advice. Recently, my little boys behaviours have gotten more prominent and disruptive and although witnessing these can deliver an emotional blow, Bev has handled these situations with her usual care, compassion and professionalism. My little boy will begin transition to nursery in September so will not be with Bev as much soon, so this nomination is our way of thanking her for all the care and support she has given us this far, and no doubt will continue to give.”

Bloomhill Little Stars

Moorends, 07894 115698

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Friendly and warming atmosphere. Top Class care from a lovely lady”


Carla Winder, Wriggles and Giggles

Conisbrough, 07505204715

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Carla Winder 100% deserves this award. She is all round an amazing childminder/nanny. Top Service. Highly professional. Carla is a credit to many family’s in this village & all the little people she minds. 100% devoted & always smiling.”

Carolyn’s Kids Club

Ofsted registered childminder offering private and funded places for children 6months upwards.

07716 780220

Claire Greenough


Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Claire is a dedicated childminder, providing a safe & caring environment for the children in her care.”

Claire Southgate


Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Claire is always there to help. She does everything she can to accommodate and help. During lockdown she has been shielding but has still provided weekly group zoom meetings for the kids, plus 1:1 zoom meetings, plus activities for the children to work on in the week and reading stories for them. She has done all this whilst home schooling her own kids. Well done Claire.”

Debbie Hilton

Sprotbrough, 01302 789372

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Debbie is a fantastic childminder who treats the children as if they were her own. My children have loved being with her since they were babies and sad that they had to leave her to go to ‘big school’.”


Diana Simmons

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

Her attitude to the children and the setting is first class. So much so that when I moved from Doncaster to Rotherham I refused to take my child out of the setting and drove 20 minutes out of my way every day to keep her there!

Ellers House Childcare

Childminder based in Bessacarr, Doncaster. I offer a child- led approach to play, encouraging imagination and creativity.

My hours are Monday- Friday from 7:30am- 5:30pm.


Emily Roper Childminding

I have recently qualified as a childminder in the Kirk Sandall area and have some availability.
Please have a look at my facebook page (Emily Roper Childminding) or email for more information

Heather Surgey

Cantley, 07963 121852

Homestead Childcare (Joanne Kennett)

Kirk Sandall, 07931 809284

Iris Varley

Tickhill, 07709 497916

Jacqui Adams

07703 833524

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Jacqui is an amazing childminder! She always plans fun activities for the children and constantly keeps them engaged. She loves to take them outdoors to do some exploring. She always goes above and beyond our expectations. The children adore her and it’s easy to see why. She’s almost like family to us.”

Janet Willis

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Janet has been looking after my children for nearly 13 years now between both my children, she has supported me and my family through all the age related issues both have had, her home is welcoming and inviting. She has supported me when I was worried about my sons speech. Janet has kept in contact throughout lockdown and I know she is missing my boy as much as he is missing her.”

Bessacarr, 01302 537544

Jellibeanz Childcare (Victoria Aldridge)

Blaxton/Finningley, 01302 773058

Jessica’s Little Sunshines

07732 900295

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Lovely girl and takes great care of the children”

Jill Pawlett

Sprotbrough, 01302 782631

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“The only childminder I’d ever send my child too!”

Joanne Slater

Belle Vue, 01302 564454

Julie Robinson

Scawsby, 07790 133654

Kay Catherall

Bentley, 01302 784159

Lauren Parkinson Haynes (Little Hands)

Bessacarr, 07539298094

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” She is everything you would want and more to look after your precious children. Kind, nurturing and Loving. She offers a wonderful home from home environment and always goes that extra mile.”


Leapfrog Learners – Emma Allsop

Mumbler Award Winner 2022 ‘Childminder/Nanny of the Year’

Ofsted Registered Childminder in Edenthorpe



Lindsey Cross (Lindsey’s Little Learners)

Scawsby, 07974 256450

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“She is like part of our extended family and both girls love her. She is fun, caring, loving and treats the children as her own. We didnt realise what a positive influence she had on our whole family until lockdown took her away, we are lucky to have her as our childminder.”

Louise Fleetwood Childminding

Barnburgh, 07720 843424

See Louise’s review of ‘The Toddler Trail’ at RSBP Dearne Valley Old Moor here

Luke’s Little Den (Samantha Spink)

Clay Lane, 07305 234141

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” The most caring lady I know, is so devoted to the children in her care.”

Manuela Paterson

Woodlands, 07450 712241

Michelle Dixon

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Supportive, flexible and caring of both my children through the years, alongside looking after her own children, running a home and working part time”

Michelle Snow

Adwick-le-street, 07966 047841

Mini Bears Childcare (Emma Brown)

Edlington, 07341 815471

Mrs Doubtfire’s

Epworth, 07510 236523

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“They are amazing the things they do for the children they go above and beyond always there to help kids love them also if anyone deserves this it’s these guys.”

Nanny Gina Bewlay

Isle of Axholme

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Gina goes way above and beyond the role of a typical childminder/Nanny. She constantly strives to provide fun and stimulating activities and finding new ways of learning. Gina has such a brilliant relationship with the children that she is seen as a part of their families lives.”

07962 396369


Patricia Crowe

Sprotbrough, 01302 857509

Pauline Bullement (Tiny Turtles Childminding)

Woodlands, 01302 337897

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Pauline is a lovely Childminder who works extremely hard in educating the Children in her care, in a safe and loving environment, my Daughter’s confidence increased massively during her time there and she loved it, Pauline is a much better Childminder than others in close proximity and is thoroughly deserving of an award.”

Ruth Cliff

Barnby Dun, 01302 880219

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“Treats all her children with that extra special care that you think they only get at home. The kids always want to go back to her.”

Sally Rowe

Arksey, 01302 876320

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Sally treats the children like her own family. She cares so much and my daughter Matilda loves going to her. I feel comforted in the fact that when I can not be with my daughter she is being looked after by someone who cares so deeply for her children.”

Scribbles (Petra Miles)

Highfields, 07972 165341

Shine Day Care (Amanda Hill)

Woodfield Plantation, Balby 07950 868732

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

Mandy and Craig are the best.! They care about every child that comes through their doors, even going as far as fundraising for one the children who was very poorly. They provide fun activities for the children, take them on walks to parks and to feed the ducks. They make learning so much fun.


Shirley Fiori

Intake, 01302 320025

The Burrow Childcare (Tammy Handley- Ward)

I’m an Ofsted registered childminder based in Bennetthorpe. I collect older children from Lakeside Primary school and Willow Primary School.

Please contact me for more information.

07828 214970

The Nest (Vikki Avery)

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Vikki isn’t just a childminder, she’s part of our family, nothing is too much trouble. During lockdown she read to the children daily via Facebook and sent them all lovely videos and messages. We would be lost without her and forever indebted.”

01302 783352

Tiddlypeeps Epworth

Epworth, 01427 871560

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

“They are outstanding in childcare, brilliant home atmosphere and my children love going. Total peace of mind when needing to send my children.”

Toni Moore: Jigsaw Childminding

Our childcare facility is based in Skellow near Doncaster. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and ability to provide exactly what you need as a parent for your children. We work 10.5 hours a day for 45 weeks a year.

Tracy Trimmer

Harworth, 01302 742 431

Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 nominee

” Tracy has given us so much support over the last year. She is an integral part of our lives. Knowing that our little boy is so well looked after whilst we’re at work reduces so much stress. Tracy has continued to provide support to our family throughout covid-19 without which, we’d have struggled.”

Zenobie Bodenham

Woodlands, 07908 467982