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Childminder in Leighton Buzzard

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2015 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 19 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Mother of two, Rosie 7 year's this November and William 10 this September.
I am a childminder offering a home from home setting.

My Experience

I have over 14 years experience with babies and children.
I have recently had my Ofsted visit and graded GOOD.

My Qualifications

Paediatric first aid
Registered childminder
PTLS
Various qualifications in safe guarding food hygiene

My Availability

I currently have spaces for keyworkers

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Last Updated: 19/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.25 per hour

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My Local Schools

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My Documents

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for karen sparks. 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 looked after both of my children full time since they were 11 and 9 months old until they were/are ready for preschool. She builds a great bond with the kids and keeps them busy at home with a great range of toys and away with visits to the farm, zoo and local woods. She provides daily feedback through notes and photos and is very organised in her management. The kids are always happy to go, they learn what they need to and Karen has gone above and beyond to be helpful to make sure the children gets what they need.

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by SarahV about karen sparks on 21/04/2020


Response by karen sparks on 22/04/2020:

Thanking you X both children have bought so much joy and happiness to my working days X it's been my pleasure in working with them and your family x

My daughter has been attending since she was 11 months old. The day I met karen I knew she was the right person to look after my little girl. I know when I drop off in the morning there day is filled with play, creativity, adventure, fun, passion, love and laughter. It's a home from home for my daughter and one that she loves going to.
I enjoy throughout my day the pictures of fun, games and learning I receive. I am so grateful to karen for all she has done for not only my daughter but for me and my other two children. Sparks childcare comes highly recommended for not only a childminder but a friend aswell.

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by chrisymo about karen sparks on 20/04/2020


Response by karen sparks on 22/04/2020:

Thanking you X my pleasure in looking after her and seeing her grow and develop into a lovely little girl X

My daughter loves her days at Karen's house and is so happy to go there! She has been going since she was 11 months old and I never have to worry about leaving her when I go off to work.
Karen offers a wide range of activities in a bright, stimulating and homely environment. Lots of craft and outdoor play activities as well as trips out to the park, farm and zoo - which my daughter loves! Great communication and I particularly enjoy the pictures and updates throughout the day.
I'm so pleased that I found Spark's Childcare and would highly recommend Karen!

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by Kate about karen sparks on 20/04/2020


Response by karen sparks on 20/04/2020:

Thank you X she brings joy and laughter with every visit X and my pleasure has been looking after her and seeing her grow X

Karen has welcomed my son with such welcoming arms, she has had since he was 1 years old and has been fabulous with every aspect of looking after him and helping him learn and grow.

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by Hannah about karen sparks on 20/04/2020


Response by karen sparks on 20/04/2020:

Thank you it's my pleasure to have the honour of looking after him X

Karen is a fabulous child-minder.
All the children seem really happy and are really excited to get there in the morning.
She creates a friendly fun atmosphere which means I never have to feel guilty about leaving my little one to go to work as I know they will all have a great day.
Lots of trips out, lots of activities and a relaxed atmosphere.

Karen is also really flexible and will adapt hours at really short notice which has made things so much easier for me
I would definitely recommend Karen to any parent

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by Parent about karen sparks on 20/04/2020


Response by karen sparks on 20/04/2020:

Thanking you X very kind words X much appreciated

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