Avatar for u.screenName }}
4.56 stars (9)
image/svg+xml

Childminder in Walton On Thames

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2013 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 04 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

** KEY WORKER SPACES AVAILABLE **

Hi, My name is Carol, I live in Walton on Thames. I live with my partner and we have two gorgeous little boys aged 6 and 7 years.

I live a couple of minutes walk from Bellfarm school also a very short distance from Walton On Thames train station.

I have a spacious house, with a large back garden, inside I have a playroom especially for the children, with toys for all ages. I do activities every day for the children to enjoy and do regular outings to local parks, the library, garden centres and soft plays and toddler groups.

I offer breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner, all healthy and homemade!!

My Experience

I have looked after children for over 6 years now and I love every minute of it, as well as that I have my own 2 little boys.

I have work in a nursery looking after children aged from newborn to preschool and have been a Childminding assistant looking after children aged newborn up to 12 years old.

My Qualifications

I am ofsted registered.
Ofsted graded GOOD.

I have completed my Paediatric First Aid Course.

I also have a clear CRB.

NVQ level 3 in childcare.

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm.

I can be flexible with times if earlier drop off is needed or a later pick up.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please contact me for information on my fees.

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

  • Training Certificate: First aid (added 10/09/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/09/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 10/09/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Carol. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son has been with Carol for over a year now since he was 8 months old. My son enjoys going to the setting each week and it’s lovely to see how he’s getting on through updates in his daily diary, 6 monthly progress reports, pictures sent to the parents and crafts he brings home. It’s always a nice special touch when Alfie brings home a homemade gift at special times throughout the year such as Father’s Day and Christmas, very thoughtful! The variety of activities both inside and out tailored to his development along with homemade food and always a friendly update on collection, reassures me my child is always in good hands!

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

by about Carol on 28/02/2020

Our 2 y/o daughter Saoirse has been with Carol for childminding since August 2019. As an expat Australian couple who had only recently arrived in the UK when having been referred to Carol, we were unsure as to how childminding operates in the UK.

Carol has been brilliant with Saoirse - her dedication to ensuring she receives the highest level of care and attention shows through in how happy Saoirse is each morning to attend. As Saoirse also attends a day nursery part time, Carol has incorporated the split care arrangement by staying abreast of Saoirse’s educational development and aligning her learning and care requirements accordingly.

Carols communication with parents is exceptional - clear, concise and relevant. The quality of care our daughter receives is of a standard that leaves us with no hesitation in standing as a reference for Carol and the service she diligently provides. Would highly recommend to others the same that we were recommended in turn - the proof is in the results and we have a very happy daughter.

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

by about Carol on 27/02/2020

My little boy is been coming to Carol since he was 10 months old and I couldn’t be more happier that we found her. Carol is kind, understanding and easy to talk to.
I would highly recommend Carol.
Carol provide many activities, outdoor play as well as home activities such as arts and crafts. She made sure my son feels safe, happy and healthy. Carol also send photos of what my son is doing.

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

by about Carol on 27/02/2020

My now 22 month old has been with Carol for almost a year now for 3 full days a week and he is really thriving. He always happily goes in to the setting and is perfectly happy when we pick him up again.
I have found Carol to be truly flexible for our needs (for example if needing to change a day with notice). She always fills out the diary diary so we are kept up to date with food, naps, activities and nappies for the day, along with any “wow” moments.
She was instrumental in getting our son to nap in a cot during the day rather than on us when he first went there too!
My sons speech and language is incredible for his age (recognised by my health visitor friends)! And I really believe carols setting has been so helpful with this.
I couldn’t ask for a better childminder!

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

by about Carol on 27/02/2020

Carol has looked after our son since September, at the beginning she was very helpful, friendly and flexible. As time went on, particularly from December this has been totally the opposite. Carol sends generic emails out to all the parents so your not sure what's aimed at you and what's not. She implemented a new rule of £10 per 5minutes of dropping off early or late, I was charged £20 for two ocassions for only being a few minutes early. I didn't know about these charges until the end of the month when an invoice came in. I didn't agree that I was early but I had no proof and had to still pay even though I hadn't signed the new changes. We had no prior conversations to this that there was an issue. Parents are not allowed in the setting so I'm unsure of what the setting is now like. We do not receive regular pictures when she has the children I had to asked 4 times before I got any. We received emails late at night to cancel childcare with immediate effect with still a day to pay on that £20.
Carol has advised due to her circumstances she cannot deal with stress, she's blocked my partner from making this review so I've had to. It seems to me children are just a number there and based on everything our son will not be returning to Carol and her mum's setting regardless of the 4 week notice. It's worrying enough leaving your child with someone, added stress and worry with this communication style is not acceptable.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 3 stars Setting
  • 3 stars Cleanliness
  • 3 stars Food
  • 1 stars Communication

by about Carol on 27/02/2020

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.