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Childminder in Crawley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 11 Aug 2020 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi all, I am an Ofsted registered & insured childminder based in POUND HILL,CRAWLEY.* VACANCY ON A MONDAY AT PRESENT * I am a flexible friendly person and enjoy working in partnership with parents and making the children happy. My day is all about the children :-)
I live in a 3 bedroom house just off Haywards in a quiet cul de sac with a good sized garden. The bus stop for route 4/5 is at the top of my road, Three Bridges station is about a 20/25 min walk and I am well situated for Gatwick Airport & the industrial estate. I have areas in my house for playing, eating, arts, crafts & baking as well as a separate lounge where the tv & computer are situated. I also have cosy beanbags and cushions for quiet time, reading and cuddles.
I have books, toys, equipment, resources & activities for all age groups and we have seasonal themes during the holidays. We visit toddler groups, local parks & farms, ball pits & the library - I am within walking distance of the local park and duck pond. I like to provide a warm, friendly, safe homely environment with a family atmosphere where your child can play, learn, develop or just relax with a cuddle :-D
I follow the EYFS guidelines and each child has their own Learning Journal which shows their progress as they develop.
I also have an Ofsted registered assistant who is a regular helper in my setting. I am registered on the Forest Childcare scheme which promotes children getting outside and exploring the natural world on a regular basis rain or shine. I drop off and pick up from my local school only on a daily basis which is Milton Mount School. I have just been re-inspected by Ofsted and have achieved a Good in my setting.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or queries you may have or for just a friendly chat. Regards, Victoria (Vicky) Harrod (ABC Childminding)

My Experience

I have been childminding since July 2010 and have 7 nieces and nephews. I have regularly helped out at the local school and am known in the local pre-schools too.

My Qualifications

I am GCSE and A Level educated. I have a certificate in Paediatric First Aid, have attended Safeguarding courses and have passed Unit 1 for the Diploma in Introducing Home Based Childcare. I have also achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and a Level 2 in Food Safety. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). I have just finished and passed my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

My Availability

My hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday and I am also available for care during the school holidays. I drop off & pick up from Milton Mount School only on a daily basis.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.80 per hour

Please contact me to discuss requirements - I offer a daily rate and an hourly rate. I am registered to accept the Free Entitlement for 3/4 year olds, funding for 2 qualifying 2 year olds and am also registered with the Computershare Voucher Scheme, Edenred Voucher Scheme, Kiddivouchers and Sodexho Voucher Scheme.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Vicky. 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.

Both of my daughters aged 3 & 8 are looked after by Vicky and I cannot sing her praises enough. It puts your mind at rest knowing they are well looked after and having fun whilst you are at work. There are always lots of trips out and fun activities to do. All of the children that attend ABC get on so well together. We love you! XX

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

by JaneDoe1 about Vicky on 09/07/2018

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