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Childminder in Bitterne

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 20 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Earlystarts excels in providing quality and reliable childcare currently based in on site at Charlton House Independent school in Bitterne, 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 and we will be participating in the Muddie Feet Outdoor Learning criteria from February 2021 offering children aged 3+ all aspects out outdoor education.

We have invested in passes 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 qualified chef on site who has designed a set menu each week providing stable and healthy foods for all ages. We also cater for allergies, vegetarians and diabetics.

All staff are paediatric first aid trained, level 3-4 early years educated, all safeguard trained, we have 2x DSL staff members and we have a qualified SENCO on site.

My Experience

We have been operating for 6+ 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 qualified, PFA trained, well established in safeguarding

My Availability

We currently have spaces in both our baby and pre school room available

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 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: 13/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

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

£6.00per 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 Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Earlystarts Earlystarts on 01/12/2019

Response by Avatar for Earlystarts 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 Avatar for 2012miss 2012miss about Avatar for Earlystarts 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 Avatar for Annelies Annelies about Avatar for Earlystarts 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 Avatar for EmmaStub EmmaStub about Avatar for Earlystarts Earlystarts on 05/08/2015

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