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Clair Stacey

Childminder in South Cambridgeshire

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Female Member since Feb 2014 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 05 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hello my name is Clair and I have 2 children aged 20 and 17 , I have been a childminder for just over nine years and will be re locating to Cottenham around the end of May 2022.
I qualified as a nursery nurse in 1993 and since then have gained a qualification as an NVQ childcare assessor plus level 3 qualification in health and social care so have been able to gain lots of experience in looking after all ages of children.
I aim to provide a secure ,warm , friendly, happy environment where children can grow , develop and learn through play plus explore lots of exciting activities in a home from home environment . Children have opportunity to access lots of activities of their choice and during play I will observe and plan further activities to meet their individual next steps in line with the EYFS Curriculum .
Children have access to downstairs with a separate indoor play room plus other areas to do arts , crafts and sensory play .
Children are able to play in a secure garden that has a planting and growing area situated at the bottom of the garden , where children can have the opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables .
I have a selection of outdoor toys and children have access to a sandpit area , mud kitchen , music area , large chalk board to mark make on and an area where children can experiment with pouring water through funnels , guttering ,and water wheels . There is also a quiet area outside for children that want to sit and enjoy looking at books . A bug hotel can be found in the garden that encourages children to learn about their natural environment and how to protect and care for insects in our garden through the winter months .
We go out for walks to the shops , local park and the library where children can develop an understanding about the world in which they live .
I provide breakfast , a cooked lunch and light afternoon tea plus a choice of healthy snacks in between meals for children throughout the day , with lots of opportunities for children to help prepare their own food just like you would do if you were at home .

My Experience

I have been registered as a childminder for just over 9 years and qualified as a nursery nurse since 1993.During my time as a nursery nurse i have worked in private day nurseries and then went on to own and manage my own nursery for ten years . I am also a qualified NVQ assessor in childcare , hold a level 3 qualification in health and social care , up to date first aid , food hygiene , safe guarding certificates plus am able to regularly access lots of online training delivered through the childcare website to keep myself up to date . Having two children of my own has also provided me with further knowledge and experience .

My Qualifications

Qualified nursery nurse
Nvq assessor trained
Health and social care (cache) level three trained
First aid
Safe guarding
GDPR
Health and safety
Prevent duty
British values
FGM
Radicalisation and extremism


Eyfs new update training
I use safer food better business file for food hygiene
Ofsted rated GOOD following an inspection July 2019.

My Availability

I am able to work Monday to Friday 07.30 - 18.00 but will also accommodate before and after these times if needed .

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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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/06/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£ 5.50 per hour

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
24 July 2019
6 December 2018 - Requires Improvement
20 January 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Food hygiene (added 27/04/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certificate (added 11/04/2022)
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Reviews

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We used Clair as a childminder for around 7 years with both of my children. Both of them really enjoyed going to Clair’s rather than school club as she was so warm and nurturing. The children were instantly at ease which made it wonderful for us. It was clear that Clair genuinely loved all the children in her care and is perfectly suited to this job. She will do anything to help you out where she can, often taking the children last minute, to help out when LIFE happens and you are late or things don’t go to plan. Not only was she our childminder but also became a friend to all the family. Supportive and reliable, can’t recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Kirsty Kirsty about Avatar for Clair Stacey Clair Stacey on 08/06/2022

What would I have done without Clair. My daughter started going to her at 2 years old . It was a home from home and she put me at ease straight away when I would leave my daughter with her .

She is reliable, nurturing, patient and very creative . My daughter would often come home with lovely things they have made throughout the day (I don’t have storage big enough as they do so much together ).

Clair takes her job very seriously but is so loving towards my daughter. She managed to put my daughter at ease so quickly when she first started going to her and settled into a routine very quickly.

Now that my daughter is 6, Clair now has her after school and she still continues to love going to Clair’s as she feels like she is going home to her other family.

We have a brilliant relationship with her and I would now call her my friend and we will be so sad to see he go. Don't hesitate in sending your child to Clair, they will love her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for SJM1979 SJM1979 about Avatar for Clair Stacey Clair Stacey on 11/03/2022

Clair has provided before and after school care for my daughter, she is reliable, friendly, professional and most importantly my daughter enjoys going. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for Clair Stacey Clair Stacey on 11/03/2022

From the very first meeting Clair was friendly and approachable but most of all she was warm and attentive and made our then 10 month old son feel welcome. We could see instantly the rapport the other children had with Clair and how comfortable they were with her. We knew immediately that we wanted her to be our sons childminder and 16 months later we have no regrets.

Clair is an excellent communicator. She keeps us informed daily of his activities and sends us pics via what’s app (as is our preference). She also maintains a physical learning journal of our sons development. She sends a weekly meal planner and also sends us information of topics that they focus on. A recent one being Chinese New Year, where they made lanterns, tigers and also tried lots of Chinese food :) She encourages lots of different types of play, which includes arts and crafts, outdoor play, role play, reading, singing, and baking. Clair is flexible and accommodating which has been a real life saver at times.

You can really tell that Clair genuinely cares about the children and their development. And during the time our son has been in her care we can honestly say we now look at Clair as a friend not just a childminder which is testament to her character. We are really sad that Clair is relocating but our loss will definitely be others’ gain.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for LBJ LBJ about Avatar for Clair Stacey Clair Stacey on 09/03/2022

Clair is not only an exceptional childminder but also a caring and supportive person. She provided wrap around care for my son when he started school. She ensured he was safe and happy, and got to school safely. In her home she provided great food, stimulating activities and a home from home feeling. My son loved going there and enjoyed interacting with other children. Clair makes her 'children' feel like part of the family, and provides them with a safe and secure environment.
I often had to ask her to collect my son on additional days if I was delayed from work, she always went out of her way to do whatever she could. I would thoroughly recommend Clair to care for children of any ages, she genuinely cares and loves children. I always felt my son was safe and happy, which is so important. (In fact my son, now at high school, in a recent holiday asked if he could go to her house instead of staying at home!!!!)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for andreaj6 andreaj6 about Avatar for Clair Stacey Clair Stacey on 25/02/2022

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