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Childminder in Winchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2010 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login 11 Jul 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Corinne and I am an Outstanding Ofsted rated Childminder.
I am married and have three daughters of my own, born in 2006, 2009 and 2014.

I live in the Weeke area of Winchester, which is a lovely area with parks and a variety of toddler groups all in walking distance of my home.
I offer a home from home environment where children are welcomed and become part of the family. Children are given a wide range of experiences from being in a home environment and being out and about in the local community. I also like to take the children on outings wherever possible to give them more learning opportunities and experiences. I plan our days around the children attending, their needs and interests and help them to develop and expand their ideas. However, if your child is feeling a little tired or not really up to having a fun packed day then plans can always change and we can have a calmer, quieter day instead that will suit everyone attending.

I have a good sized house with plenty of room for children to play and have fun with the many toys and resources I have available for them to choose from. I also have a large garden with play equipment such as swings, slide, trampoline with net and many garden games.

I thoroughly enjoy looking after children and working alongside their parents to help them learn, develop and thrive.

My Experience

I have been childminding since 2009 and have looked after children ranging from newborn to 9 years old in that time, as well as caring for my own three children.
I have a level 3 childcare qualification, up to date paediatric first aid and safeguarding training.

My Qualifications

Childminding Introduction Programme course
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding level 3 and 4
Food Hygiene
PACEY Member
Diploma in children and young peoples workforce level 3
Prevent Duty
Plus many more child development courses

My Availability

Please contact me for my current availability and to discuss your requirements.

I am only able to offer school pick ups from Weeke Primary School.

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Last Updated: 29/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.40 per hour

To be discussed upon meeting.

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

Reviews

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Corrine began looking after my son 2 years ago when I returned to work from being on maternity leave. We initially started him in a nursery but quickly realised this wasn’t the right setting for him & Corrine came to our rescue! She has been absolutely brilliant with him from day 1 and I am so glad we decided to change to using her.

Corrine is calm, warm, organised and professional at all times. My son is my 3rd and youngest child (my baby!) and I feel confident that he is always well looked after and happy when he’s with her. She also childminds my two older girls after school & during the holidays. I have such a huge amount of respect & gratitude for how effortlessly & brilliantly she cares for the number & varying ages of children she has. Her whole family have welcomed mine into her home & allowed them to have fun with the variety of activities she arranges. But also enabled them to relax, feel comfortable & safe.

Cannot recommend Corrine highly enough!

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by about Corinne on 20/04/2018

I moved to Winchester three years ago and was looking for someone to take my then-18 month old daughter. We'd had a stressful experience with settling my daughter into a nursery previously but she settled extremely quickly into Corinne's setting as it really is a home from home. Corinne's three girls made my daughter very welcome and she has become very close to them all - they really are like extended family to her. My daughter tends towards the shy and sensitive which can sometimes be a struggle! But Corinne has helped to nurture her and bring out her confidence in preparation for school. Since moving I had another child and was delighted that Corinne was able to take them both when I returned to work.
I love the wide variety of activities Corinne undertakes with them. Her focus on early years education is really impressive. She also gives them lots of real world experiences - such as trips to the zoo, the woods, playgroups and even pumpkin picking in the autumn! They are always out and about in the fresh air and I love seeing the amazing pictures of their adventures on the 'app' Corinne uses to keep me updated on their progress. She's also an amazing photographer and many of the app pictures are some of my favourites of the kids.
In terms of my interaction with Corinne she's great at communicating with us a s parents and frankly I use her as an advisor on all things childhood. I'm massively learning on the parenting front and don't have my family nearby so having such an experienced mum to talk to and ask for advice has been so helpful. We often find ourselves discussing issues we having with the kids and find ourselves saying "well let's ask Corinne for advice".
In terms of meals Corinne is very focussed on healthy eating and I credit her for the fact that my kids eat all their veggies. In fact my daughter often says she misses Corinne's food when she's at home!
All in all I think the fact that we put both of our children in Corinne's care speaks volumes.

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by about Corinne on 14/04/2018

Corinne has been looking after my son for just under 2 years. After spending 2 months at a nursery where he was really not happy, she made him feel right at home.
Corinne has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. She always comes across as kind, patient, and calm when interacting with them. This shows in the way the children are happy and well behaved when they are with her.
Since my son has been going to Corinne’s I’ve been reassured that I made the correct childcare choice. He’s so happy with her and really loves all the activities that are carried out during the week. I have been impressed by the variety of toys that are available and that the children don’t play with just gender stereotype toys. My son is always keen to chat about his day and what they have done. On occasion, he is so keen to get there, that he runs off into the house without looking back!
I’ve really seen my son progress since he has spent time with Corinne and the other children in her care. It is wonderful to read the diary reports, that Corinne puts together daily, and see how they are overcoming obstacles and learning new and interesting things through play.
Whenever I arrive to drop off or collect, I have seen all the children happy and safely engaged.
While I provide food for my son, Corinne can prepare food in the setting. If collection time has been at the same time as dinner time, the food has looked and smelt very tasty, and the children all sit together to eat.
All in all I would recommend Corinne, wholeheartedly, to look after anyone's child. She is able to give me the confidence that my son is in a safe and nurturing environment, while enabling him to have freedom of expression and play.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Corinne on 29/11/2016

I went back to work at 6 months and felt terribly sad about leaving my daughter to go back to work. I immediately felt that my daughter would be happy in Corinne's care and she stayed with Corinne until she was old enough to go to pre- school. She got immense enjoyment of the time she spent at Corinne's and felt at home there. She adored Corinne's daughters who made her feel like part of their family and were extremely welcoming to children Corinne was looking after. I feel my daughter excelled in Corinne's care and was hitting targets above her age when she left as well as feeling very happy and at home there. My daughter used to do fantastic artwork, sensory activities and lots of outdoor activities which Corinne clearly encouraged her and supported her through her learning journey. Everyday she had a very clear and detailed diary of what my daughter had been up to as well as truly memorable photos of her that we will treasure.
My daughter unfortunately started to suffer with her asthma as she turned one and Corinne was able to amend her activities depending on how she was and helped her with her inhalers. I was always confident that Corinne would pick up on when My daughter was not well and would always promptly contact me and I felt she was safe in her care. She gave her quiet time and cuddles when she needed them but also disciplined her when she misbehaved. Corinne was a very useful source for parenting advice and I learnt lots from her.
Corinne was flexible and was able to help when she could for extra sessions or if we knew we might be late. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a childminder. My daughter felt very happy and safe there and Corinne helped her grow up into the daughter she is now.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Corinne on 09/02/2015

Corinne looked after my son from 3 months old, it was hard for me to part with him at such a young age, but as I had to return to work I had no choice. The fact that Corinne had two of her own children and looked after other young children helped me to decide that she was the right carer for our son. Corinne made me feel very comfortable leaving him in her care, I could see that she cared about the children she looked after and the other children were happy. During the time with Corinne my son enjoyed many days out and trips, he spent a lot of the time out of the house and if they did have a house based day, then it was full of activities and he often came home with his creations!
I could see that my son’s progress was vast, he was learning things I had not taught him - even though I thought I was doing a good varied job, it was obvious there were many experiences and lots of teaching that I could not do. Also being an only child I think that I have Corinne to thank for him now being a confident, outgoing and sharing child who enjoys playing with other children and is not shy at mixing with other children of any age.
I often saw that Corinne’s own children took to my son and enjoyed playing with him when they were out of school, so Corinne’s home made a good “second home” for him!
I have found Corinne very professional and fair, she also took time to talk to me at drop off and pick up to make sure I was aware of what my son had done during the day and help me with any difficulties we were having with him.
Overall my experience with Corinne looking after my son was great and I would not hesitate to recommend other parents to utilise her services, especially if you are concerned about leaving your precious small baby with someone!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Corinne on 09/02/2015

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