OFSTED GRADED 'OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS' AT LAST TWO INSPECTIONS 28 APRIL 2016 AND 22 NOVEMBER 2011
Hello my name is Clare Welham. I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I Iive with my partner Mark and our daughter Kayleigh aged 20 years. Kayleigh is also my assistant. I have two adult sons who no longer live at home.
We live in a lovely 5 bedroomed detached house in a lovely road in Camberley with easy access to the M3 and A30.
We have a large house with a large dedicated play room which is full of toys, games and resources for all ages and stages of development.
We also have a separate nursery where the children sleep.
Our garden is large and safe. We have a large lawn, patios and a separate fenced off play area with a deep bark layer on the ground. There are swings, glider, slide, climbing frame, Wendy houses, rockers, sand and water tables, ride-ons, trikes, bikes and more.
I live a 2 minute walk to a local park and walking distance to a lovely lake, shops, schools and Camberley Town Centre.
I am a driver but I like to walk almost everywhere as it is good for the children to get fresh air and exercise and see the local community.
We visit toddler and childminder groups, the park, lake, library, rhyme time and sometimes the farm and the beach.
I encourage creative play, such as drawing, painting, cutting and sticking, model making, play dough,gloop and clay and much more.
I also encourage books. Looking at the pictures, reading the book, talking about the book and creating our own stories. We have books for all ages and stages of development.
Construction toys and games, such as mega blocks, soft blocks, Lego, stickle bricks, wooden bricks, k'nex and more.
We have jigsaws for all ages and stages of development, dressing up clothes and role play toys. We do musical movement which includes listening to music, dancing, balancing, rhythm, action rhymes and musical instruments for all and much much more!
At my last two Ofsted inspections in April 2016 and November 2011, I achieved 'OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS'.
DBS disclosures for all family members over 16 years of age and emergency/assistant carers
I am registered to provide overnight care at my setting and can also provide baby sitting care at your home.
EXCELLENT CHECKABLE REFERENCES AVAILABLE!
I am a mother of 3 children, the eldest being 29 years of age.
I have been a registered childminder for 28 years.
I spent 6 years prior to childminding working in day nurseries.
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID
DIPLOMA IN HOME-BASED CHILDCARE LEVEL 3
('A' grades achieved in all 5 units)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 4
HEALTH AND SAFETY
FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING LEVEL 2
THE PREVENT DUTY
THE SEND CODE OF PRACTICE
CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE SAFETY
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN THE EARLY YEARS
COMMON ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
(Maximum results achieved)
(Maximum results achieved)
(Maximum results achieved)
(Maximum results achieved)
(Including Look, Listen and Note and Letters and Sounds)
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT- PLANNING FOR THE EYFS
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT- SCHEMAS
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT- OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT- STORY TELLING AND THE BOOK CORNER
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT- ATTACHMENT THEORY
PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT IN CHILDCARE
FURTHER PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT IN CHILDCARE
I IMPLEMENT THE EYFS
I AM ALSO A QUALIFIED BEAUTY THERAPIST.
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My Son George has been with Clare since I returned to work in January 2014. For the first 3 months he was doing 2 days a week with Clare and then my parents were able to have him for a day so she has been having him one day a week. George is clearly very fond of Clare often referring to her when he hasn’t been with her for the day or over a week due to holiday. He has come on leaps and bounds under her care. He is quite a sensitive child and she has been very mindful of this giving him lots of time and attention especially so in the early days when he was settling in. He has always slept and settled well for sleep with her which is a sign that he is a very happy little boy when he is with her.
I have, since the moment I met Clare, felt she was the right child minder for our son and have always felt confident leaving him in her care. She has prepared him well for nursery which I think he is now ready for. It is only due to a job and house move that George is having to leave her lovely care.
When we were looking for a child-minder for our daughter (she was a year old then), we really wanted to find someone who would make her feel at home.
As first-time parents, leaving a child in someone else's care all day was a hard decision but we’ve been reassured by Clare's thorough approach to communication.
Clare and her home is so welcoming and informative, and really did make the transition so easy for us! Our daughter always seems so happy there and loves playing along all the different activities! She settled there very quickly, it truly does feel like it's her home away from home for a few hours a day :). We meet her full of excitement every evening. Clare always makes time to have a chat at the end of the day about all her meals, her milk feeds, nappies changes and naps, which is highly beneficial and reassurance for us that she had a good day. Also she discuss our daughter’s progress and development time to time.
We are delight that our daughter is having quality reading time on daily basis. Clare takes the children to other child minder’s home, parks, to feed ducks, etc on regular basis and help them to socialise.
It feels like we've found an outstanding child-minder and confident that our daughter is benefiting from every day spent in Clare’s care.
My 16 month old son has been in Clare’s warm, friendly, efficient and reliable child care for the past few months and I would recommend her as a child-minder.
The facilities are extremely impressive – I couldn’t believe my eyes when I initially went to meet her and see her home! The playroom is covered head to toe in exciting toys, books and activities for children of all ages. The beautifully maintained garden offers a huge assortment of activities providing a real haven for outdoor playing which is also extremely safe. Both the house and garden are absolutely immaculate and provide a lovely environment for the children to be in. Clare regularly takes the children out for walks to the lake to feed the ducks so the children get plenty of fresh air.
A lovely, safe, happy and friendly home for your child to be in. Thank you Clare!
My daughter, who has just turned 2, has been with Clare for 3 days a week for the past 6 months. My husband & I are delighted with the progress Evie has made in this time and the the caring, secure environment Clare provides.
Clare is a warm, caring and structured childminder who follows the EYFS framework. She provides us with regular updates on how Evie is doing, and captures Evie's progress with her learning journey brilliantly. As a result of Clare's dedication, Evie has a great vocabulary and is already putting sentences together.
I would describe the facilities Clare has at her house for children almost as close to a day nursery. There is a large playroom full of toys, a large garden with an dedicated play area as well a sheltered outside area, great for messy play when the weather isn't great. There is also a nursery where the children have their nap - something I was a bit concerned about at first but need not have worried, Evie loves the routine. Clare regularly takes the children out to the park and to feed the ducks, something which Evie really enjoys.
Clare's family really do love the children as much as she does.
In summary, if you are looking for a loving, caring but structured childminder with the facilities of a small day nursery, look no further!
My son has been going to Clare for the last 2 years. I could not recommend the child minding service which Clare provides in a higher regard. James’ development with Clare has been outstanding, his vocabulary, his confidence and his speech has been excellent, we couldn’t be happier.
He always looks forward to visiting Clare and is always full of talk and excitement at the end of his day. The facilities and setting are amazing and gives you as a parent the confidence and security that James' is happy - especially as even at weekend's he asks if he's going to Auntie Clare's.
Clare provides an excellent child minding service and always keeps us up to date with what James has been up to and the games and learning that he is doing on a daily basis.
As well as keeping us up to date Clare is always very happy to discuss anything around James’s care and any other questions we have had.
We are very sad James is leaving and is only doing so as I am about to have another baby, but hope that one day when I decide to return to work that James and his new brother or sister can return to Clare for more of her outstanding child care.
In the meantime, we will all miss her and wish her the very best for the future.
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