My name is Carol I am a mother of 3 and I live in the Chiswick area.
I have over twenty years experience as an ofsted registered childminder. I have a warm welcoming home, where children can feel happy and secure.
The children have their own playroom with a varierty of toys and activities which enable children to develop and grow under the EYFS framework . I work in close partnership with parents.
l have a small secure garden with lots of outdoor activities.
We attend a playgroup 3 mornings a week , where children can socialise while enjoying painting,crafts and role play. With the opportunity for outdoor play and gardening
(weather permitting )
We go to a Rhymetime class and a story and music group weekly.
We make full use of the surrounding parks and library.
I have been an ofsted registered childminder since 1995.
Experience from birth
First Aid level 2
Health and safety
Birth to 2 year old
From September 2018
Monday -Thursday 8.30 -5.30
|Last Updated: 06/04/2017|
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Our little boy started with Carol when he was 11 months old and has stayed for 2 years. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Carol, she’s been the most fantastic childminder we could have hoped to find. She’s been extremely reliable, trustworthy and supportive. Our son has flourished in her care, from a shy boy born in lockdown, wary of other children to a confident and outgoing toddler. He loves his outings to playgroup, and music classes and comes back full of enthusiasm for the days adventures. We love that he gets outside everyday and also has fun playing at home with the other children and in the garden. Carol has been so kind and shared her experience and wisdom around child development and milestones, offering us reassurance and support as first time parents. We love getting photos of his day and seeing all the fun he’s been having. We’re so sad to be moving on, and will no doubt be back with the next little one! We miss her already! We can’t recommend Carol highly enough.
Our son started with Carol when he was 9 months old until he just turned 3. From the begin Carol was warm and kind and supportive and shared her experiences and advice for key milestones like the transition of from BF to bottle/cups and potty training.
I loved the structure of the week combining playgroup sessions with art and music classes. My son loved both and really enjoyed bringing home his art work each week or singing the new songs he'd learnt.
Carol helped build his confidence and ensured he was able to be himself, which we really valued.
He'll miss being there and we'll miss Carol, thanks for everything!
My daughter has been with Carol for almost two years and we couldn't have wished for better support. Carol is everything a little person needs. She's warm, fun, trustworthy, focused on the child's development and very personalised. It is clear she loves to see children grow and flourish and in our case she's done an amazing job of building our daughter's confidence and ensuring she has a rewarding experience every day she's there. Daily outings, toys and books on rotation, delicious food for lunch and time to learn and play from other kids, our childminding experience has surpassed our expectations.
Our little boy started with Carol at the age of 7 months and until he was nearly 3 years old, and he absolutely loved it there. When Carol use to open this door in the mooring, our little boy would just walk in happy to see her and go straight to playroom and never looked back.. He loved all the playgroups that Carol use to take him to every week ( especially Mark's singing sessions and art classes).
Carol is super supportive and good in communicating about the children's development and provides daily update in the little book, which we enjoyed to read through every night. Even a year on from leaving Carol, our little ones keeps talking about the fun he use to have with Carol.
We just wish she had space to take the next little one as well.
My son started with Carol at 20 months in 2020 and during his time with her he flourished and thrived in a way I could never have imagined. Carol is a highly experienced childminder and I couldn't have felt more at ease knowing that my son was in her care. Carol is kind and warm and she very quickly developed a close bond with my son. She loves children and is passionate about seeing them develop and grow.
Carol's home is a calm and safe environment, it is very clean and well organised. There is a spacious play room as well as a large garden for them to run around and explore. It's the perfect set up! Carol's days are well structured and balanced. She ensures the children have plenty of time outside in the parks or playgrounds, she takes them to music groups and has established with other childminders a small playgroup at a local venue which they do arts, crafts, singing and playing with other children. I loved that my son was getting lots of social interaction as well as creative time. My son would always come away from his days happy and content and with the largest smile on his face.
Carol always has time to discuss any concerns and sends daily photo and text updates. Overall Carol is an excellent childminder, she is reliable and trustworthy and I feel very lucky to have found her, she comes highly recommended!
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