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5 stars (4)

Childminder in Southampton

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 28 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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

About Me


Earlystarts excels in providing quality and reliable childcare based in West End, for both full time and part time hours.

Our working hours are from 7am - 7pm, Monday - Friday as we know how difficult it can be to find suitable childcare that fits in with full time employment, so this makes us unique.

At Earlystarts we know the importance of developing children and the importance of exercise and the great our doors, We have invested in a pass for Paultons Park, Blue Reef Aquarium and Longdown Dairy Farm but we also do outings to Victoria Country Park, Itchen Valley and 100 Acre Wood.

We have a set menu each week providing stable and healthy food.

Childcare vouchers accepted

My Experience

We have been operating for 4+ years and have a wonderful homely environment for children aged 4 months - 5 years. We follow the EYFS criteria and venture to lots of different places each week.

My Qualifications

All staff are Level 3/4 & 5 qualified, PFA trained, well established in safeguarding

My Availability

We currently have space in our Pre school room 3+ Monday - Friday
We have space from January 2020 in our baby room 4 months +

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes 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: 01/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Fees are inclusive of nappies, meals and outings, there are no hidden or extra costs

£5.50 per hour

Discount for siblings which can be discussed

Childcare Vouchers Accepted

Funding 2/3/4 years accepted

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

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Below are the latest reviews for Earlystarts. 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 cannot thank Claire and the team enough for how easy they’ve made it to leave my son after a year of maternity leave! I was dreading it hearing horror stories about who much nursery’s treat children/ don’t care but this team literally couldn’t do enough for you! The text on the first day to ask if I was okay just made me believe I’d made the right choice. I couldn’t be more happy with the progress I’ve seen in my son since he’s been there and they go out of the way for the children with trips and fun alongside learning. My sons only been there 3 months but every where else was sub standard to here and I’d recommend earlystarts to anyone who needs childcare!

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

by about Earlystarts on 01/12/2019

Response by Earlystarts on 02/12/2019:

This is so lovely, thank you so much, we love having you part of the ES Family xxx

Kerry and Clare have been fantastic, I could not ask for better childcare. my struggle with finding childcare was around my Rota, I work long days which are different each week, Kerry and clare are flexible with dates and times, allowing me to change dates last minute.
I worry lots about leaving my son but with Kerry and Clare I feel reasurred and extremely happy, they take my son Finley out to Parks, museums and walks. They have taught him lots of new skills and encourage him to be independent. Finley is always excited to see them and talks about them when he is home, He has become so much more confident and happy.
I would strongly recommend Kerry and Clare because they are an incredible team and so supportive. I don't worry about my childcare like I used to, I feel happy and relaxed as I know fin is being cared for, supported, learning new skills and having fun. Thank you guys xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Earlystarts on 23/11/2015

My son (now 21 months old) has been going to Early Starts Childcare since February 2015, and they have really made him feel at home. He absolutely loves going there in the mornings and sometimes doesn’t want to come home in the evenings! Claire and Kerry are wonderful with him and have helped turn him into a confident little boy. They go on lots of trips out to the park, aquarium, etc. which really makes us feel like he’s not missing out with two full time working parents. I have also found them to be very flexible, which is a godsend as my working hours are not always set in stone, and their early start is really useful as it means I can get to work on time. All in all I think they are brilliant and I wouldn’t want George to go anywhere else!

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

by about Earlystarts on 05/08/2015

Our son has been with Early Starts Childcare since May 2015. He absolutely loves going to Kerry and Clare each morning and always comes home very happy.

Kerry and Clare provide an excellent childcare service. They make life a lot easier with everything included in the cost and always go the extra mile when looking after our son. Each day we receive a diary of what Jacob has been up to, what he has eaten and how he has been. They provide a very healthy selection of food each day and Jacob especially enjoys the trips they go on each week to Peppa Pig World, farms and parks.

I feel very pleased that Jacob has settled in so well and would recommend Early Starts Childcare to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Earlystarts on 05/08/2015

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