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Childminder in Turners Hill

Babysitter in Turners Hill

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Female Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 03 Dec 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours

About Me

*** temporary spaces available for children whose parents are considered ‘keyworkers’***


Hi I'm Catherine and my setting is called The Cosy Cottage, I am a highly qualified and experienced Ofsted registered childminder. I live with my husband and three children aged 7, 11 & 10- we also live with Bunny our pet pug!

We live in a cottage situated within the grounds of Worth Abbey and Worth school in Turners Hill near Crawley. Living just out of the village in a central location I am ideally located to serve families from Poundhill, Maidenbower, Balcombe, West Hoathley, East Grinstead and Crawley down.

My setting is called The Cosy Cottage as it is a warm, nurturing home from home environment where children can play and learn within a smaller and more intimate group allowing for a more personal touch.

The Cosy Cottage is a new purpose built cabin with large playroom also for exciting play times!

Large garden available daily with our hugely popular mud kitchen!

We are also lucky enough to have lots of nature within our garden and have set up a bird watching area, butterfly house and a bug hotel.

Nearby we have lots of open spaces, the farm, stables and woodland which we explore, visiting the chickens, sheep and horses. I am an accredited member of the forest childcarer association which means we spend time daily outside exploring the natural environment in all weathers where learning opportunities are plentiful.

If you are looking for a warm and friendly childcarer who is passionate about caring for children and helping them to reach their full potential through exciting play experiences and activities then look no further.

My Experience

I have 20 years experience working with children. I have held various roles in various settings including being a nanny, childminder, Pre-School, crèche and children’s ward. I hold a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood which I feel has improved my knowledge and understanding of children and therefore my practice when caring for them and helping them to learn and develop.

I have experience with children with ASD and special educational needs as well as medical conditions and allergies.

I accept childcare vouchers and the government tax free childcare payment scheme

My Qualifications

BA (HONS) IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

CACHE DIPLOMA IN CHILCARE AND EDUCATION LEVEL 3

CHILDMINDING CERTIFICATE CYPOP 5

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID CERTIFICATE

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

FOOD HYGIENE & SAFETY LEVEL 2

VARIOUS RELEVENT TRAINING COURSES

11 GCSES

2 AS LEVELS

My Availability

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements

SPACE AVAILABLE ON THIRSDAYS AND FRIDAYS

SEPTEMBER 2020 SPACE AVAILABLE


Limited space for wrap around care for Turners Hill C of E Primary school

HOLIDAY CARE AVAILABLE!

My hours of opening are 7.30am-6pm however I am flexible and can offer hours outside of these times if required.
Weekend and evenings also available upon request.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes yes
Last Updated: 14/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Please get in touch to discuss fees
Sibling discount available
Tax free childcare accepted
Childcare vouchers accepted

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Exam Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • Exam Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 19/08/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 19/08/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/08/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for cparker. 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.

Catherine has recently babysat for our 2 children (8&9). I felt completely confident leaving the children in her care and grateful to have found someone so capable, highly qualified and lovely! Would not hesitate to recommend her and hope to book her again soon!

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by Avatar for fionag fionag about Avatar for cparker cparker on 08/09/2018

Catherine has got to be one of the best childminders I have ever come across! My son adores her adores her home her children her animals and everything about cosy cottage! Catherine is always on the go whether it is organising days and trips out which are fantastic and the kids love it, whether it’s organizing stuff at home to do she always has them entertained and learning while having fun! Her set up at home is lovely the summer house/school is cutest ever! I have used catherine since my little boy was 1 and I will continue to use catherine even when my son starts school for the holiday s etc he loves her to pieces he doesn’t want to come home when I collect 🙈

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by Avatar for Char Char about Avatar for cparker cparker on 03/09/2018

Catherine was so lovely and welcoming, my little boy absolutely loved going to see her and the other children each week, there was always something interesting and fun planned and my son was always treated as part of the family! I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for a reliable and trustworthy childminder.

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by Avatar for TJones TJones about Avatar for cparker cparker on 12/05/2018

The review title are just a few words I can use to describe the outstanding care Catherine gives to my Son who went to her just before he turned a year old. Being a first time Mum I was extremely anxious about the seperation but as soon as we met The Cosy Cottage my mind was put as ease & he instantly warmed to Catherine.
The environment itself offers everything & beyond what a Mum could wish for, he absolutely loves going there 4 days a week.
Everything from the many varied play zones, daily outings to the food served are all so well organised & healthy.
He'll continue for another year before moving onto pre-school. When he does I know it'll be an emotional time to have to take him away from what I feel is his 2nd home.
On a practical note, there have been many occassions we needed him to stay beyond the usual times which Catherine always understood & accomodated.
Catherine has a natural care & warmth towards babies, children & has a real bond with our Son, I literally couldnt have wished for anyone better to care for my baby.
Just perfect 😁 xXx

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by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for cparker cparker on 11/05/2018

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