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Bear Necessities

Childminder in Surbiton

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2014 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 13 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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Hi my name is Kayleigh, I am a full time childminder/mummy to three children, boy aged 10, girl aged 9 and 4. I am ofsted registered, experienced, fully insured (pacey) and qualified childminder. I'm crb checked and can provide references. I have been working within the childcare industry for fourteen years now, working with children from birth to 9 years old. I have previously worked as a nursery nurse/preschool room leader and for the past nine years as a childminder.

I live in a three bedroom house in the tolworth/surbiton area down a cul-de-sac just of the A3, located not far from tolworth broadway roundabout. I use my open plan frontroom and conservatory as the main play areas. My conservatory leads onto a spacious, clean and tidy garden, where they will have access to a variety of outdoor equipment. Also located at the bottom of the garden, i have a cabin which has been turned into an additional play room. I provide a safe, secure, welcoming, stimulating, home from home environment and have a range of indoor toys and equipment. The children will have plenty of opportunities to broaden their knowledge and understanding, I organise many indoor and outdoor activities, crafts and games covering the seven areas of the EYFS.

I enjoy taking the children out to local play centres, parks, classes such as music, dance and signing etc. I do big trips to places like the zoo, farm (hobbledown) which is a favourite of mine etc.

My Experience

I've previously worked as a nursery nurse/ preschool room leader at a nursery in wimbledon. I was also a health and safety officer and equal opportunities officer.

The last nine years I have been working as a childminder.

My Qualifications

Introduction to home based childminding

NVQ level 3 in children's learning and development

NVQ level 3/ btec award in management

Health and safety trained

Paediatric first aid trained

Introduction to montessori

Letters and sounds

Meaningful mark making

Observation, assessment and planning

Safeguarding children

Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in the foundation stage

Enabling environments for 3-5 year olds

Food safety awareness

My Availability

My opening hours are from 7.30am till 6pm

Also I provide ad hoc care.

Currently have no spaces available. Updated 30/8/21

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Last Updated: 30/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Daily rate: £65 (8am to 6pm) There is an additional charge of £7 for 7.30 start.
Hourly: £7 (ad hoc care)

Fees include breakfast, snacks, lunch/desert and tea.

I accept childcare vouchers and government tax free.

I accept 15/30 hours funded sessions.

I also offer flexible childcare, this is where short notice parents can call me for a one-off place for their child on any day in the week. This can be for parents who work shifts and only require childcare on the odd occasion or if a parent wishes to be child free for a few hours once in a while or if they have an appointment. I am only able to offer an unplanned place if i remain within my adult to child ratio, as I am limited to the number of children i can have at any one time. This can be arranged on the day or beforehand.

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 Documents

  • Reference: Reference 8/11/17 (added 09/11/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 08/11/2017)
  • Reference: Reference 26/10/17 (added 08/11/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/10/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Bear Necessities. 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.

I'm so glad we found Kayleigh when looking for childcare for our 3- year- old daughter. Kayleigh is caring, friendly and patient. We could hardly find a more professional and easy to talk childminder. She put us at ease immediately as this was our first time leaving our daughter away from the family. My daughter loves her a lot and always asks me to take her to Kayleigh’s house.She really enjoyed staying there and came home with lots to talk about. Kayleigh provides a large variety of activities and walks, she has a lovely outside space too. I have nothing but praise and would highly recommend Kayleigh to anyone.

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by Avatar for Efi Efi about Avatar for Bear Necessities Bear Necessities on 11/08/2020

Kayleigh looked after my 4 year old daughter for 3 afternoons a week for 7 months, this year. My daughter loved her time with Kayleigh, with the other children she looked after, and with Kayleigh’s own children, who she is very fond of. She settled in straightaway with no difficulties and really enjoyed all the activities and playtimes and spending time with Kayleigh. Kayleigh was really flexible and helpful with nursery school pick ups and also so helpful with lunches with my very picky daughter! Her time with Kayleigh has really helped her prepare for full time school and I am very thankful to Kayleigh for being so lovely and caring.

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by Avatar for KatieD KatieD about Avatar for Bear Necessities Bear Necessities on 13/08/2018

Kayleigh has a natural warmth that makes children feel relaxed and happy, particularly babies/toddlers. She looked after my daughter from the ages of 1 to 3 years, and sometimes my son who is 6 years. We still use Kayleigh when we are need occasional care. She has always shown love and kindness towards the children and made them feel safe. She is also well organised and structured in her approach to their learning. She is easy to contact and keeps us informed any changes or developments.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kayleigh and, indeed, I have to several friends who have used her.

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by Avatar for Vanessa Vanessa about Avatar for Bear Necessities Bear Necessities on 01/01/2018

My grandson has recently been under the care of Kayleigh whilst waiting for an urgent school place to become available. Kayleigh was very understanding of our situation & helped him by providing a safe & secure environment to grow in.
He was happy in her care & enjoyed playing with the other children she looked after including her own children. I am very grateful for Kayleigh's support at a very difficult time.

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by Avatar for Veronica Veronica about Avatar for Bear Necessities Bear Necessities on 30/11/2017

Kayleigh was our daughter's childminder from the age of 12 months. She was kind and patient through her settling in period and helped to reassure me. Kayleigh had an excellent rapport with my daughter and she also greatly enjoyed Kayleigh's childrens' company. Kayleigh provided a caring an interesting environment, taking the children on trips, including the theatre, frequently having different themes and learning opportunities and providing varied creative fun. I would highly recommend Kayleigh as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Anna Anna about Avatar for Bear Necessities Bear Necessities on 12/11/2017

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