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Clairebears
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Childminder in Slough

5 stars
(6)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2013 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 05 May 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

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Hi, I'm Claire!
I've been described as bubbly and friendly by my children so thought it was the best description to introduce myself!
Living in Slough with my 2 younger sons and partner Scott, I've a three bed house with a driveway and rear Garden. The living room has ample toys and room to play in, with the kitchen being our craft/creative area.
Our enclosed Garden is a good size with sand pits, water play and a playhouse. I have just had a shelter built in my garden so we can now have even more outdoor play so the rain doesn’t dampen our fun.
I've a 7seater car, fully insured with spare car seats (your welcome to provide your own of course).
I've a full week planned during term time with playgroups, soft play/park dates (depending on the weather)
I've great links with local childminders and the school, taking every opportunity to ensure your child has a varied week of activities with time for free play and rest when needed.
During the school holidays I plan activities to involve my children which include fun days, picnics to the park and farm visits.
I pride myself on communication, taking photos at every opportunity. Texting you updates during nap times and keeping a diary. Communication is so important to a great relationship with you and your child.
I aim for a home from home environment for your child, with every child being cared for as I would hope for with mine. We have 2 furry family members our lovely cat Ebony and out young pup Miley who both love attention.

My Experience

I've always wanted to work with children. Coming from a close family I understand how valuable your child is and would love to welcome them into my home.
I've four lovely boys of my own with the eldest being 22and my youngest aged 11. I'm incredibly proud of their manners and how they include children to help them feel settled.
I've volunteered at soft play centres and our local playgroup sessions.
I enjoy home cooking, being outdoors and meeting up with other childminders for outings and playgroups, enriching your child's experiences with their peers.

My Qualifications

Ofsted grading: Good

Full paediatric First Aid.
Anaphylaxis training.
21 years of raising my own children.
Newborn experience.
Safeguarding

My Availability

Full time spaces available

Flexible to your needs.
I do a Lynch Hill pick up and drop off only.

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Last Updated: 28/11/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me for further information.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Child protection advance (added 19/01/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 17/07/2020)
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  • Reference: ref (added 09/07/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 09/07/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric Anaphylaxis Training (added 09/07/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: tiger lily 1st aid (added 09/07/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Clairebears. 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.

Claire is a warm and welcoming person, she cares for my child as if she were her own and I never have to worry when I leave Livia with her.
I can see how my child develops and learns new skills after starting to go to Claire. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a happy and smart child.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Aga Aga about Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 20/04/2021


Response by Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 20/04/2021:

She’s is an absolute pleasure to look after! Thank you for your lovely words x

Claire has been looking after my 9 year old boy for about a year and a half. She collects him from Lynch Hill Primary and has him for a couple of hours until I finish work, this is Monday to Friday. Archie absolutely adores Claire and he plays very well with her son, they go to the same school. I feel very safe in knowing he is being well looked after in a very happy setting. He always leaves happy, some days he doesn’t want to leave at all. I would highly recommend Claire, she really is a dream!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for kathrine kathrine about Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 24/08/2020

Claire has been looking after our daughter since she was just under 18months old.

As she was previously looked after by family when we originally went back to work we were a bit anxious about someone else looking after her. Claire made us feel at ease with regular photos and updates on how she was settling in and her progress.

It's lovely that she has links with other childminders so the children get to further socialise as well. Seeing the enjoyment in our daughters face when Claire has taken her out for a day trip was just priceless.

Would highly recommend Claire and 100% agree that she provides a home from home environment.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for 2018Mom 2018Mom about Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 24/08/2020

Claire has looked after both of my children Marvin and Erykah-may. Both of my children have additional needs; Erykah-May is hearing impaired and has a number of allergies and Marvin is autistic and non-verbal until he was 4.

I was particularly nervous about leaving them both. As Marvin was non-verbal he communicated through Makaton this made it difficult for him to communicate with people. Claire made us feel so welcomed, nothing was too much trouble and she even learned some Makaton signing so Marvin could communicate with her. This really helped with Marvin's self-confidence as he could communicate with someone else outside of the family home.

Claire was also very thorough and thoughtful regarding Erykah-May's allergies. She is anaphylactic to nuts and this can make it very challenging when feeding her but nothing was too much trouble. She kept me up to date with how they were doing whilst in her care which helped me a lot so I knew what progress they had made.

Both of my children loved her stay with her and she was very attentive, informative and professional and I wouldn't hesitate to use her fabulous services again and would highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Beck Beck about Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 07/07/2020

Would like to highly recommend !
My daughter has loved her since day one.
Before Claire we tried 3 other childminders but my daughter didn't accept them.
She has been looking after Sara since she was 1 year old,
now she is 4 and still loves to go to her home.
She is providing a high standard of childcare,
has a lot of patience and a good sense of humour.
Kids are learning with her as they would do in the nursery.
She is also providing a wide range
of fun for kids, such as taking them to play grounds, cinema etc.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Elzbieta Elzbieta about Avatar for Clairebears Clairebears on 06/07/2020

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