5 stars (6)

Childminder in Tameside

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2015 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 21 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am married to Chris Appleby and we have 2 children. Cameron who is 14yrs and Bethany who is 23 yrs old. Chris and Bethany both have a DBS
From July 19 due to 2 of my minded children starting school, I will have 2 spaces available for children under the age of 5 yrs. I am happy to do term time only ( I do not charge a retainer for term time only children ) aswell as term time and holiday cover.
I have a well equipped playroom which leads into my lounge giving the children plenty of space to play, sing, dance and have fun with their friends. I also have a garden which has a large climbing frame, sand pit, water tray bikes etc.
Children in the Early Years have a learning Journal which is sent home at the end of each school term for parents to look at their children's photographs, outings and observations. As well as this I take time with each parent at pickup or drop off to discuss your child's day, achievements as well as any concerns that yourself or myself might have. This is a great way to help your child achieve and helps us work as a unit for your child's development. I am always at the end of my phone if a parent needs to discuss anything.
As a family we are very welcomimg and have made lots of lasting friendships with parents and children whilst remaining professional.
I also offer Free Funding for 2, 3, 4 yr olds
I can do morning and evening school pickups from
Canon Burrows School, Oldham Road. and
Waterloo Primary School

Our day consists of toddler groups, music and movement sessions such as Jo Jingles, Jaberjacks, play centres ie Bizzy Bouncers, Slide and Seek, Fun Depot as well as Daisynook, parks, library etc at no extra cost
In the school holidays we have been to Sealife Centre Blackpool, Trentham Monkey Forest, Blue Planet Aquarium, Tatton Park, Seaside, Dovestones. I love to see the child getting lots of fun whilst learning and lots of fresh air.
I am also available for term time only children.

My Experience

I hold a BTEC national Diploma in Nursery Nursing ( NNEB ) and NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education.
I have worked in a couple of day nurseries and also as a nursery nurse in a primary school before starting to childminder in September 2004.

My Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing
NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education
Safeguarding Children
Paediatric First Aid

I also attend regular training

My Availability

I am available to work 7am til 6pm Monday to Friday
If anyone would like hours outside these hours then please ask

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 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: 25/02/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My fees are £4 per hour
For my daily rates please contact me via email or phone and I will get back to you

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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Although Caroline only looks after my daughter before school she still absolutely still loves to go and loves going for a whole day in the holidays, she never wants to come home. Caroline does a fantastic job and all the kids love her

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by about Caroline on 18/03/2019

It's such a challenge trying to find the right person to look after your little one. I have older children who I placed in a private nursery when they were babies and I found this too restrictive for them.
Having had more children, I decided to look into child minders. Personally I wanted someone who would offer the little things that I do for my child, whilst I was at work. It was important for me to know that my children were offered lots care and affection alongside play and learning. My children have a lovely friend in Caroline as well as her being their carer and teacher.
In addition to this, I also wanted variety - indoor and outdoor play; play groups and little day trips; as well as relaxing 'down time' in the house watching a little film, having story time or doing arts & crafts. Caroline offers all this and more. Parents also get to catch up on all of their children's ventures in the journal that Caroline puts together for them with lovely photos and descriptions.
Caroline has looked after two of my little ones from the age of 10 months, and am so happy with the progress they have made with her help. I would recommend her to family and friends, and am very happy with my decision to choose her as our child care provider.

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by about Caroline on 25/02/2019


Response by Caroline on 25/02/2019:

Aww Thank You so much. Both Lola and Zach play a big part in my life 💗 Knowing Lola is having a great time at school and was well equipped to take it in her stride makes me feel like a proud auntie 💗 When your cheeky Chaappie starts school I will loose my comedian who keeps me laughing and on my toes 🤣🤣 I will also miss the conversations I have with Zach and his Uddles. Xxxxx

Caroline and her family have been a huge part of our lives for over a decade. She has provided care and essentially helped to raise all 3 of my children and has been a friend over a childminder for many years now.

Children in her care are raised like a family and some still have a sibling like bond, even in their teenage years. My children still have the privilege of being part of this loving and caring extended family.

I remember being unsure as to whether a childminder or a nursery would be the better option, but after meeting Caroline and seeing her with the other children, I was instantly put at ease. I haven't looked back since and that was over 11 years ago!

The early years education the children receive is fantastic and they are more than prepared for school when they start. Caroline is not someone to stay at home and as a result, the children attend many groups, centres and outdoor venues, which help to encourage their social interactions as well as having fun!

I couldn't recommend Caroline highly enough.

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by about Caroline on 24/02/2019


Response by Caroline on 24/02/2019:

I love the fact that this job has given me long and lasting friendships and that I get to extend my family and be a honourable family member to yourselves and your children xxx

After losing my mum suddenly when our son was 4, we were then to find a childminder who would match up to the 5* care that my mother had given prior to her passing. Caroline came highly recommended and has since played a massive part in our lives. He is cared for before and after school and all day in the school holidays, he is eager to leave the house on time to get to Caroline's where he loves to chose an activity from the vast selection that Caroline has that I get the obligatory 'goodbye' without a backward glance as he takes it to go play. I can hands down thank Caroline for giving us total peace of mind that our son is in good hands, that he is nurtured and loved and is the pleasant and happy little boy he is because of the values, activities, days out to fun & interesting places and the teaching methods that Caroline implements with our son. I've many friends local to me who use childminders and imo I know Caroline offers the best care & package amongst them.
I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough and I tell her often how thankful we are that she is a part of our lives!

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by about Caroline on 22/02/2019


Response by Caroline on 22/02/2019:

Thank you so much. Tom is a big part of my setting and is loved by us all whatever our age. He makes us all laugh and is entertaining as well as being loving and caring towards everyone xxxx

Caroline is fabulous. I thought I’d have had trouble with my daughter as she’s none stop and clingy but she’s took to Caroline really well.
They are hardly ever in going on adventures to so many places and seeing so many things. I thought I’d struggle going back to work full time but Caroline fills my daughters day with so much fun I don’t think she even knows I’m not there!
Thankyou for being so caring and filling my daughters day with fun and giggles

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by about Caroline on 22/02/2019


Response by Caroline on 22/02/2019:

Aww Thank you Danielle. Tilly has fitted right in and I can’t imagine our day without her in it. She is a bundle of joy and loves going on adventures as we call them xxx

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