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5 stars (4)

Childminder in Flitwick

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Non-smoker Member since Apr 2015 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 05 Aug 2020 Email

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

About Me

Hi my name is Karen, I have been a child minder for 23 yrs now and I'm lucky enough to still enjoy my job and I have been graded by OFSTED as GOOD :)

I live with my husband. I have two sons both of which have moved out and have a families of their own. I have lived in Flitwick for the past 26yrs. We live within easy walking distance of Flitwick train station and local buses.

I am registered with various childcare voucher services and I'm also able to offer the Government Funding for the 2yr, 3yr and 4yr olds.

Your child will enjoy our fully enclosed large garden with sand table, slides, buggies, various sit and ride toys. We have a 12ft trampoline with an enclosed safety net.

My Experience

I have enjoyed child minding for 23yrs. I feel that a child will learn a lot more it they are happy and taught though play.

They will be able to take part in plenty of activities ie: dressing up, creative activities,writing,colouring, play dough, songs, puzzles, music, water play and stories. Your child will enjoy regular outing to various local parks, woods and water park.

We regularly visit Woburn Safari park (I have an annual pass) to see the baby Elephant, Tarli, Tiger cubs and Lion cubs. We also attend other parent/toddler groups.

Your child will have plenty of opportunities to socialise with other children.

I am on the committee of Maulden Toddler Group which we attend weekly.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
Level 4 Diploma in early years
Full Public Liability insurance
DBS check (previously CRB)
Registered on the ico data base (renewed yearly)
Level 3 Safeguarding (Child Protection)
Child care/Paediatric First aid certificate (renewed every 3yrs)
Level 2-Food Safety and Hygiene

My Availability

I drop off and pick up from local preschools as well as Lower schools.
Children tend to walk to me from Woodlands Middle School.

Monday - Friday 7.15 am - 6.15pm

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Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Different families have different needs for childcare. So please contact me for your requirements.

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

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Below are the latest reviews for karen. 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.

Karen has had my boy since he was 5 months old and he adores her. Karen is flexible and very reliable. My sons development has come on so much and Karen is to thank for that would recommend her 100%

  • 5 stars Overall

by louiseal about karen on 21/10/2015

When we found Karen we felt at ease straight away. Danny was 15 weeks old when he first went to Karen, and he has grown up to be a delightful, funny, strong willed and very loving little man. All of this is thanks to Karen and her home from home, warm, affectionate care.
Dont get me wrong, she is no push over and keeps him in check, and has the respect of all the children (and the parents). Now he is going to school he misses Karen and talks about her daily, so much so that he is going to be spending half term at Karens.
She is one in a million and I am so glad we made that initial call.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Linda about karen on 15/10/2015

My son has been with Karen for approximately 2 years, being dropped off around 7.30am and picked up at around 5.15pm. We have found the standard of care to be excellent. Nothing has been too much trouble and Karen has tailored the childcare to my son. We have found Karen to be extremely reliable, frequently going above and beyond what I would expect (e.g. Registering government funding for the 15 hours free childcare). Karen is approachable, friendly and has created a real homely environment for kids to have fun and prosper. There are also regular, frequent trips out which my son often tells me about - I think he knows more about Woburn Safari than Woburn employee's do :). If you are looking for a reliable, excellent childminder in a home from home environment who entertains and takes the kids out on adventures, look no further.

  • 5 stars Overall

by rnewbery about karen on 15/10/2015

I have used Karen for both my children from the age of 8 months they are now 7 and 5 and still go to Karen every school holiday. Karen is wonderful it is a proper home from home and the boys love going. They go out every day and do fun activities both indoors and out doors. Karen is 100% reliable and never ever let me down. I could not recommend her highly enough and would never send my children anywhere else.

  • 5 stars Overall

by gmorling about karen on 14/10/2015

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