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Mini Explorers

Childminder in Fareham

5 stars

Female Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check

About Me

My name is Claire and i am an ofsted registered childminder living in Titchfield Common , Fareham.
I have 3 gorgeous sons, one 15 yrs old and twins age 11 yrs old.

I have a safe,secure,fun and loving home to offer to the children i care for and can offer a wide variety of toys and activities for all age ranges. I also like to take children on outings inc toddler groups , going to the park , story time at the local libraries and many more which will provide an opportunity for children in my care to interact with a larger number of children.

The whole of the downstairs of my house will be avaliable to children which includes a large bright playroom that opens up to a large fully enclosed garden full of outdoor toys and equiptment.

I can drop off and collect from Locks Heath infants and junior Schools , St. John the Baptist primary school and local pre schools if required . I also collect from park gate school .

i have completed my level 3 Diploma for the Children and young people's workforce and also my paediatric first aid qualification.

I gained my “outstanding “ status in 2015 by ofsted and have recently been inspected again in March 2020 where i kept my “outstanding" grade of which I am very proud. This report is available to all parents.

I have two qualified childcare assistants that work with me

for enquiries you can contact me

My Experience

I have over 15 years experience in bringing up my own 3 children and i know from my own personal experience that all children are individual and unique and i use that knowledge when caring for other children ensuring all childrens interests , likes and dislikes are taken into account so all children feel included and are happy and have fun within my setting to enable them all to meet their full potential.

My Qualifications

10 GCSE's A-C grades
Level 3 Diploma for the children's and young people's workforce
Outstanding ofsted inspection grade
Advanced paediatric first aid.
enhanced CRB certificate.
Level 2 food safety
NVQ Level 3 customer service.
NVQ Level 2 complete animal care inc behaviour management and assesment , health and hygiene and rehoming with families.(worked for the RSPCA for 5 years back in 1996)

My Availability

I can offer care between 07.00 and 18.30 hrs monday to fridays but i do know from personal experience how tough it can be being a working parent trying to fit everything in so i will try and be as flexible as i can.
I have vacancies for 0-4 year olds and vacancies for 5-8 year olds(or can be 4 year olds if started at school).
I also have vacancies and can offer care for over 8's.

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

set rates for before and after school care.
discount for full days or siblings attending on same days.
i can supply all meals if required. All meals will be healthy balanced meals and my menus will take into account all childrens likes and dislikes , allergies or food requirements.
Please contact me if you require anymore information.

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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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
5 March 2020
7 December 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

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I can not recommend Claire enough, my children love her setting, the nurturing and care they get is outstanding!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Shelley Shelley about Avatar for Mini Explorers Mini Explorers on 13/05/2020

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