I am an OFSTED registered childminder with two school aged children of my own. I work with my husband as a childminding team, we offer a safe, fun, nurturing environment with lots of learning opportunities within our garden and playroom. We find the children thrive outdoors and love exploring and going on daily adventures together. We have excellent references and a good OFSTED report. We have many families who we have worked with for a very long time as they grow their families seeing their children grow from babies to school age. Please contact me for more details
I have two children of my own, boy born Oct 13 and Girl born Jan 15. I am also blessed to have 4 god children. I can provide good references from my families I have worked with. The learning and development of each individual child is supported by the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). I like to keep the children busy and active, the children I care/d for have always enjoyed coming and they all have made special friendships together. I like to keep some familiar routine within the week so that the children gain the most of of these experiences, enabling them to gain confidence and make relationships. We love exploring new environments and learning about the world, we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place with lots of easily available beautiful places to visit and explore. My home has a well stocked play room and garden giving the children the opportunity to explore all the areas of learning and development. And we love getting messy with sensory and arts and craft play.
Promoting positive behaviour
Places available Monday - Friday
|Last Updated: 07/10/2020|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
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- Training Certificate: Equality & Diversity (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: speech and language development (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Curriculum, OFSTED New Framework (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Food Hygene (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Child Neglect (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Autism Awareness (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Being a Key Person (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Prevent Duty (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Online Safety (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: FGM (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: GDPR (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: mental wellbeing in children (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: Promoting Positive Behaviour (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: infection prevention and control (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: CPD Training - Risk Assessment (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: CHIP course (added 10/10/2020)
- Training Certificate: safeguarding 2018-2021 (added 10/10/2020)
- DBS Check (added 10/10/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: first aid 2018-2021 (added 10/10/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 06/10/2020)
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Katie and James make the perfect team! We have been thrilled with their childminding skills, their creativity in keeping the littles ones engaged and their pure joy and energy and all nature walks and exploration.
My son has been there since he is one and he absolutely loves it there. They have great facilities with lots of toys and games and I love that they take the kids out so much to parks and zoos and they keep it very interesting . They do homemade great food and takes lot of effort in making birthdays very special and celebrates all the festivals .
I am at complete ease when my son is with them as I know he is happy and safe and is fully occupied and is having fun !
We would happily recommend Katie and James to anyone looking for their little ones to be taken of by the best !
Our son loves Katie and James, and so do we. As a first time mother I was nervous to leave my little boy with anyone but after meeting Katie and James I felt so at ease. They have been looking after him,for more than 1,5 year, since he was 17 months old. They are amazing and my son has settled in well and loves to go to there. He regularly talks about them at home.
They do really interesting and educational activities with the children and they take them out nearly every day to places like Chessington World of Adventures, Wisley or to the local parks and playgrounds.
They are always happy and do everything with such enthusiasm. We are very grateful that we found them.
We started with Katie and James with my 1 year old daughter (now 4) and we were so impressed with the love, care and wonderful environment they have there that we are now sending our younger son there as well. They have an amazing setting and always make sure that the children have plenty of outings and fresh air mixed with indoor play, arts, crafts, music and learning.
We could not have asked for a better family to look after our children and we have seen them thrive, build their confidence and make such wonderful and strong friendships along the way.
The children love their childminding family and we’ll all be incredibly sad when we have to leave!
My daughter started with Katie and James from the age of 9 months and stayed there right up until beginning school this year. To say I was devastated when our EY journey came to an end is an understatement. I could not have asked for a better environment for my daughter to have been in.
Katie and James provide a nurturing home from home setting, and my daughter thrived under their care. From plentiful outdoor activities and trips to structured learning through play, my daughter had the best start in life I could ever have hoped for. She made friends for life and every day looked forward to going. The personalised photos and messages throughout the day made me feel so included in her life whilst I worked.
I cannot recommend them highly enough.
We are so lucky to have had Katie and James as an extension of our family for the past 4 years. They have looked after both my children since they turned one and I couldn’t ask for a more caring, fun and nurturing setting for our kids. Their EY training have developed my kids faster than I could ever have done and our kids have formed some wonderful friendships with the other children there. We are kept updated daily with photos via WhatsApp and a daily diary via BabyDays app. Katie and James are always available to chat through any concerns and help work through any necessary actions. My kids have had the best start within their setting.
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