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Clare

Childminder in Stanwell

4.86 stars

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Female Member since May 2010 Last Updated Apr 2024 Last Login 20 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Clare and I am an OFSTED registered childminder. I live with my husband and 2 children aged 21and 18.We are ideally located on Clare Road, Stanwell which is ideal for the airport, Bedfont, Ashford and Staines (I live next to the main bus route for the above areas). I am happy to accommodate shift workers as well as term time only contracts.
Whilst with me children learn through play and everyday experiences. They learn to socialise through regular visits to the park, family centre and we also have access to a community allotment where I am responsible for the chickens and children thrive in the adapted outdoor space complete with mud kitchen and other great things to explore.

My Experience

I have been childminding since 2004 and I provide a reliable, home from home enviroment and treat all children like I would my own. I was inspected by OFSTED in 2023 and was graded as Good. My inspection report can be viewed.

My Qualifications

I try to attend as many workshops and courses as possible to improve my working practice.
CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice 2004
Early Years First Aid 2004,updated 2007,2010 & 2013,2023
Birth to 3 Toolkit 2005
Messy Play 2006
NSPCC Child Protection Awareness Programme 2006
Safeguarding Children 2023
Behaviour as you like it 2007
Flu Pandemic for childminders 2008
Further Planning & Assessment 2008
Area conference covering child development, Look, listen and note and Letters and sounds 2008
EYFS For homebased carers 2009
Persona Dolls Workshop 2009
Level 2 Award in Food Safety & Catering 2009
Diploma level 3 in Childcare and the young peoples workforce

My Availability

Working hours 6.30-5.30

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Last Updated: 19/04/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

My hourly rate is £6. Please call me on my mobile to discuss.
Employers childcare vouchers accepted.
Feet funding available where I have a vacancy
30 hours offered where I have availability and Extended hours offered .

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
13 December 2023
30 January 2018 - Good
16 July 2014 - 2
11 May 2013 - 4
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 16/08/2022)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Clare . 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 6yo daughter and 4yo son have been with Clare since they were less than a year old and I couldn’t recommend Clare highly enough. Returning to work after having my first was extremely tough but having Clare take care of her was very reassuring. Clare would send me pictures and updates of what they’d been up to which was great. I loved that Clare had a dog as it has made my two confident around animals.

Over their time with Clare they have become a lot more confident and social which made the transition into school a lot smoother. Although at school and nursery, both still attend Clare’s and enjoy their time at the allotment with the chickens and all the many activities and places that they experience. They are extremely fond of Clare’s two older children and Rocco the dog.

Having just had my third child recently I already know where I will be sending him when I return to work. Thank you so much Clare for everything you have done and continue to do not just for my children but myself also. You are not only my childminder but a good friend x

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by Avatar for Charlie Charlie about Avatar for Clare Clare on 04/07/2022

Couldn't recommend Clare highly enough, she looked after our son Harry from when he just turned 1 to 3 and half years old, we even continued using Clare although we moved over 30 minutes away as Harry loved his time there and we always felt he was in good hands.

Clare is friendly and easy to talk to which is great when your preparing to leave your child and head back to work, she would send me photos to let me know he was okay and having fun.

Don't be put off by the dog! Rocco is absolutely lovely, he is extremely placid and such a friendly dog. I'd take him home if I could!!

Clare has a helper called Danni who is also fantastic, she is crazy like the kids and they love it! Real good fun.

I liked the fact Clare goes to different groups regularly each week, it helped Harry get used to being around bigger groups of children so nursery wasn't an issue when he did start.
Clare has helped Harry grow into a confident boy and we couldn't be more thankful to her.

thank you Clare for all you did for us

Katy :)

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by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Clare Clare on 05/12/2017

My son Jack has been going to Clare since he turned 1, he is now three and a half and still really enjoys going. Clare is friendly, easy going and treats the children she looks after as her own. Over the years, Clare has looked after many children in our family and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

  • 4 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Clare Clare on 10/04/2017

Our daughter has been going to Clare for just over a year and a half and she is so happy. It was so hard for me to go back to work after my maternity leave but knowing that our daughter was well looked after, happy and that Clare was so reassuring made all the difference. She would give me regular updates and pictures showing how settled she was. Our daughter has grown into a confident little girl and loves her time with Clare. Clare also has a fantastic assistant who our daughter loves and she does so much with all the children. Thank you for all you do, your support and kindness towards our daughter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lynton48 Lynton48 about Avatar for Clare Clare on 09/04/2017

From the moment I needed childcare at a drop of a hat, Clare was there to ensure the transition for my daughter was as smooth as possible plus obviously taking away a lot of concerns parents have when choosing a childminder!

After just one visit I knew my 3 year old was in safe, capable and fun hands to enjoy the few months before she started school. Every day my daughter would chat about all the fun activities she done that day and always had some sort of creative art work to take home.

I particularly liked the fact that Clare was part of a group of other childminders who got together regular to undertake activities with all the children who were all in a similar situation with mum and/or dad out working. This has enable my daughter to build friendships from a young age which is something I am unable to cater for due to working.

Clares family are lovely and welcoming and not personally being a dog person, even Rocco I grew fond of, no doubt because he was better behaved than any child I have ever met on the rare occasion he would pop his head round to say hello!

Although professional in every way Clare, seemed to have an understanding that being a child is all about exploring, and that is certainly what my daughter has done under the care of Clare.

I could not recommend or praise her enough for the fantastic opportunity my daughter has had being able to share her childhood with Clare!

Thanks Clare x

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Clare Clare on 17/07/2015

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