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Neil Barnes

CHILDMINDER. Westacott Tots is a joint venture between myself Neil and my sister in law Toni, who know only too well the challenge of finding good quality childcare. As a father of two young boys, I decided that I did not want to work endless hours and not have the pleasure of enjoying time with my own children, so Westacott Tots was established! Toni, a mother of two, and I have had a total of 24 years’ experience with children. Together, we provide a home from home setting, whereby children are nurtured and encouraged to explore and learn from the world around them.

Here at Westacott Tots, we aim to ensure that your child has a happy and productive time with us each day. We build learning into everyday activities such as cooking and going to the shops. We do lots of art and craft activities including painting, finger painting, junk modelling, collage work, play dough and cutting. We dance, sing, do music and movement, imaginative play, water, sand, number rhymes and make believe. Activities are designed to allow your child to explore and discover their own interests and take into consideration the attention spans of different age groups. We also take daily trips to the park, stay and play and also weekly trips to the library so that your child can check out any books they would like for the week.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Neil Barnes
07879 813 908


Westacott Tots
Westacott Close
N19 3LF

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Other Details

Age Ranges
6 months to 12 years
Cost Details
Not specified. Please ask.
Pets (childminders)
Has a dog, a Cocker Spaniel called Jemima
Accredited QA schemes
Quality Assured Childminder

Childcare information

Pick up (schools)
Ashmount Primary School
Coleridge School
St Gildas' School
St Peter in Chains School
2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Tax-free childcare

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

My childminding setting welcomes children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and I am committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. My Islington Area SENCO provides me with support, advice and training regarding children with SEND. Parents are encouraged to speak to me about the needs of their child in order to assess and plan what is required.

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 08/01/2020