5 stars (1)

Childminder in Ashford

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login 23 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is Karen Scott and I'm an Ofsted Registered Childminder since 1999. I live with my husband Clive we have been married since 1992. We have 3 children Mitchell (1994) Paul (1997) and Hollie (2002). We have 2 small dogs (Cavapoos). I decided to start childminding when my son was a year old he is 21 now and in his 4th yr at Uni, and i have never looked back, My daughter is 16 and loves the job i do always someone around she can talk to and play with. I find it very rewarding and enjoy my job very much. I have a spacious playroom full of toys, dolls, cars, lego, building blocks we do craft and messy play and a seperate area for quiet times. A secure back garden with outdoor toys & playhouse. The children get to grow their own plants. I collect from Beaver Green School.

My Experience

Having 3 children has given me lots of experience.

At the moment I care for upto 4 children in the early years. Coming various days and times.

I also drop off / and collect a yr 3 boy from school. I collect another boy from the same school mon & fri, I have cared for him since he was 6 moths and have stayed with me through starting school.

I have a boy who has left to go to a different school but still comes back in the holidays.

We visit the playcentre and local library every week. We go on outings to the park, Rare Breeds and Laithe Barn to see the animals and also the Zoo & beach in the summer months.

We like to go to imagine playcentre where the children get to run around and climb. We have started to go bowling in the holidays the older children have so much fun & even the toddlers were excited to push the ball down the ramp, with my help.

My Qualifications

I have a Level 3 First Aid Certificate
I am CRB checked
OFSTED registered my inspection in Oct 2015 I received another GOOD.
Working with Parents
I accept the 2yr & 3yr free funding and just been on a seminar for the new 30hr free funding that is starting in september 2017.
PACEY member
Full Driving Licence
Child Protection

My Availability

I work from 7am til 6pm
Mon to fri
I am available through the summer holidays if anyone needs short term childcare.
I am available for short term contract if you need a couple of hours for an appointments or shopping.
I am available for evening / weekend babysitting
If you would like to contact me for more details.

I drop off / and collect from Beaver Green School.. I have been working along side this school for 18 yrs.. My own children attended this school.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no no yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/05/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I charge £4.50 an hour. Depending on how many hours you need per week.
Free funding hours if eligible for 2,3,4yr olds
Max 10 hrs per day
Additional hours maybe available at my normal hourly rate
Additional charge for outings....
Please contact me for more details.
Babysitting rate to be negotiated.

I dont charge if i'm ill or when i take my holidays usually in the school holidays.

I do charge if your child is of sick and when you take holidays.

I charge 4.50 per hour for dropping off and collecting from Beaver Green School.

I do not charge extra fees for being 15/30mins late sometimes with traffic it can't be helped.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


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Karen is an amazing Childminder when we moved to the area from Birmingham we found Karen and she looked after our daughter who took to her straight away. We have since had another child and our son also goes to Karen too. He was a difficult child to leave but Karen was amazing and he settled in well and now loves his time with Karen! We will very sadly be moving on soon and will all miss her so much!!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about karen scott on 30/05/2018

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