I am a genuinely kind, caring, and outgoing person and I pride myself in being reliable and trustworthy aswell as flexible. I always treat all the children in my care as if they were my own.
I have my own sons, aged 18 and 20, so I have an in - depth knowledge and experience with newborns onwards. I also have 6 nieces and am Godmother to a friends young son.
Bringing up my own children has really made me realise how difficult it is to find someone you trust enough to look after the most precious things in your life and to find the difficult balance between work and home life. I believe that I can make that work for you with my services.
I offer a home from home environment for the children I care for. I have a real mixture of resources, toys, games, etc to support the children through their early learning, and to make sure they have fun! I have a lovely, comfortable spacious setting with enclosed garden. We have a lovely dog called Lesta, who is a Viszlador. She is very well trained and hasn't known life without young children around as we had her as a young puppy whilst I was already childminding. However, as tolerant as Lesta is, I would never leave her alone with the children.
I follow the EYFS to ensure the children are fulfilling their potential, always enjoying activites and getting the best possible care. I always work work closely with you, and other settings your child attends to ensure we are all providing the consistency and support needed in their early years learning.
I absolutely love working with children, they are a joy to be around and give great job satisfaction. I enjoy taking the children on different outings including toddler groups, garden centres, pet handling sessions, farms, fruit picking, the library, parks and walks, as well as doing activities at home such as messy play, role play, puzzles and reading books, but this is not an exhaustive list.
I have a brilliant network of other local childminders and friends in the area, so all the children have the opportunity for making friends and improving their social skills
I have lots of excellent references from families I have worked with over the years and I am happy to provide these if required.
I am a non - smoker and my home is a non - smoking environment.
I am a driver, with a full, clean driving licence and my own car. I am also OFSTED registered and dbs checked, my husband is also dbs checked, as are my children. My last OFSTED inspection gave me a 'Good' grade.
As part of our childminders group we attend training courses to keep us up to date with all necessary skills and qualifications, as well as our own monthly meetings.
I deal with several local primary schools and pre-schools in the local area.
Please get in touch with me if you would like any more information or think I could help with your needs x
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I have been a childminder since 2013.
I have always worked in my setting in my family home.
During my time as a childminder I have cared for children from newborn up to 11 years of age.
I have also been a mum since 2000.
Prior to working as a childminder I was a manager for a family run, specialist sports business.
Please contact me if you would like to talk about your requirements or if you have any questions.
CHiP childminding course
Health and Safety
Paediatric First Aid
Understanding Autism Course
Next Steps & Tracking Progress Training
Understanding Challenging Behaviour
Spotting Teachable Moments
Extending Play Through Challenging Activities
My availability is extremely flexible. Please contact me to discuss the days and hours you require.
|Last Updated: 04/01/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
My fees are flexible depending upon the days and hours required.
My Local Schools
- Ofsted Certificate (added 31/12/2020)
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My children aged 2 and 4 joined Claire following the closure of their nursery due to the pandemic (I am a key worker). My children settled in with Claire immediately - she is extremely warm and caring and my children absolutely adore her (and Lesta her dog)! They currently attend 3 days a week and have been for the last 8 months.
We love the home from home environment Claire has created and have been so impressed by the breadth of activities offered. The children spend lots of time having fun outdoors visiting various parks and walks around the area which I feel is so important and something that wasn't offered at nursery. In addition they have fun doing all sorts of activities including craft, baking and independent-free play.
Claire's communication is great and she keeps us regularly updated on the fun they have throughout the day with photos via SMS and we get a thorough written hand-over at the end of the day. She is also really flexible if I need to work extra hours she is always happy to help if she can.
Claire came highly recommended to me by a colleague whose 2 children had attended Claire from baby to school age. When our nursery re-opened in June we decided to keep our children with Claire as they were so happy in her care and we haven't looked back!
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