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Karen

Childminder in Guildford

Babysitter in Guildford

5 stars
(3)

Usually responds within 3 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2015 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login Mar 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Pre-Registration

About Me

Choosing a childcare is one of the most difficult decisions you ever going to make.
I used to work as a full time teacher for 10 years prior to childminding. Having 3 children, I had to make similar decisions in a past.
In my home, I can offer you and your child a high quality of care in a safe, truly loving and happy environment. Additionally I regularly track your child progress and plan accordingly to ensure your child's progress. I make for you and your child lovely learning journey which you can view any time and send you photos during the day so you know what we are up to and to reassure you that your child is safe and happy.
I am a very warm and happy person who has lots of passion for children's learning. I love watching them grow in their own pace.
My house (located at GU2 9XL) is fully adapted to children needs with a large space inside. I also have a large garden backing onto a woods, with a wide range of play equipment.
I believe in learning through real life experiences so we often go out on trips to various places like: farms, small shops, playgroups, local parks, soft play, libraries, playgrounds, Wisely gardens etc.
I love cooking so my meals are always fresh and healthy.
Please contact me and I will be very happy to answer any of your questions or arrange a visit.

My Experience

10 years of teaching in Special Needs Education.
I have thought children with physical, social, behavioural and communication difficulties including Autism.
I've been a childminder for the last 4 years looking after children between 1 to 4 years old.

During my teaching years I have worked within EYFS framework and ideas for engaging activities come very easily to me.
I love sensory based activities and I have a good experience of creating them.

My Qualifications

Master of Art in Special Needs Education - Diploma
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
Certificate in Postgraduate Educational Studies in Autistic Spectrum Disorder


Ofsted Certificate
Child-minding Introduction Programme (CHIP) - Certificate
Regularly updated Safeguarding Children Certificate
First Aid Paediatric Course - Certificate
Registered with ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)- Certificate
Public Liability Insurance - Certificate

My Availability

From September 2021
School drop off and pick up - only St. Joseph’s catholic primary school

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/01/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour

£7.00
All meals, snacks and outing fees are included in above fees.

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

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.

Our twin girls absolutely thrived under Karen's care. We left a previous setting which we weren't overly impressed by, and were anxious wondering whether our expectations had been too high. But they were met and more some by Karen and her wonderful assistants. The girls were with her for 2.5 years from 2 years old until recently when I decided to leave my job. Karen would send multiple pictures of what the girls were doing throughout the day which kept us feeling informed and happy as they were always doing such fun, lovely things with smiles on their faces. She is patient, kind, a natural with children, and very lovely to parents too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karen - in fact I already have to multiple friends and my brother! Thank you for all that you did Karen xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Charlott Charlott about Avatar for Karen Karen on 08/01/2020

Karen has been looking after our little boy since October last year and we are so happy with her. He is very happy and enjoys every day he spends in Karen's home. He is well looked after and he has advanced so much since he started going to Karen's. She is an amazing childminder, always kind and friendly and very helpful and flexible which makes such a positive difference to our life. Her house is very clean and bright and her garden is perfect for children. We couldn't have wished for more.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Linda Linda about Avatar for Karen Karen on 31/08/2019

Cannot tell you how lucky we are to have found Karen. She is perfect. She treats our daughter like one of her own. Her setting is spotless yet full of toys and learning materials for our 7 month old daughter. Karen continuously updates us on our daughters milestones & progress and we receive lots of pics on a daily basis of what our girl has been up to. Thank you Karen!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for KeevaM KeevaM about Avatar for Karen Karen on 17/05/2018

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