5 stars (3)

Childminder in Farnham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2015 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login 11 Jul 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello,

My name is Carolyn. I am an Ofsted registered Childminder rated 'Good' with 9 years of childminding experience. I have had two Ofsted inspections to date, June 2010 and Feb 2016 and on both occasions have been was awarded a Good.
In Feb 2016 there was alot of focus and positive comment regarding the learning and enabling environment I provide for the children and how secure and loving my setting is.
Please have a read of both of my Ofsted reports.

We like in Elkins Grove a small cul-de-sac off Hazell Road, Farnham, GU9 7XH. We will have a very extensive garden at 3/4 of an acre which provides an excellent learning and play environment for children. It has a large variety of trees which provide a fabulous forest area for the children.

I have three lovely children of my own, aged 3, 7 and 9. I have absolutely loved bringing my children up alongside child minded children and we have had a great time along the way. We are a busy, very sociable family who love being outside in the fresh air, walking at Frensham Ponds, Farnham Park or Alice Holt.

I really enjoy seeing children grow, flourish and achieve and I've always found the early years development fascinating.

Childminding has worked so well with our family life and each child I have looked after has fitted in brilliantly and become a really important part of our life and my children have made really good long term friends with all the children I have looked after.

Healthy and wholesome food is a big part of my family's life so we all eat only home cooked, tasty, nutritious food. I also enjoy cooking and baking with the children.

I work school term time only currently and would like to continue to do so however I can be flexible to a certain degree so please contact me with your requirements.

My children attend Potter's Gate Primary and Highfield South Farnham Nursery so these are the pickups I currently do.

I am educated to degree level and had a successful career in Finance before I changed direction when my daughter was born and moved into Childminding.

I currently have vacancies so please drop me and e-mail or give me a call.

Thank You
Carolyn
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My Experience

Prior to setting up my Childminding business I was a Financial Accountant for 10 years managing teams of 5+.
I have 9 years of childminding experience and have lots of amazing references available on request.
I have had lots of long term childminding contracts over the course of those 9 years and have childminded 14 children over that period.
I have attended lots of Childminding / childcare related courses that are provided by Kingston Council so that my Childminding setting can be as professional as possible with the best outcomes for the childminded children.
Two Ofsted inspections have awarded my setting a Good and have contained lots of positive feedback.

My Qualifications

Gcse's, A Levels, Degree
ICP(Introduction to Childminding Practise)
Paediatric First Aid training
Safeguarding Children
10 + Courses relating to best practise for childminder's with Kingston Council

My Availability

My preferred hours are 8am - 6pm.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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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: 27/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.25 per hour

£6.25 per hour including food and all playgroup 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

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 30/04/2019)
  • Inspection Report: OFSTED Inspection Report April 2019 (added 30/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 27/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 27/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 27/01/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Carolyn. 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.

Carolyn was our childminder for our two children after I went back to work full time after my 2nd. From the start, both of our children were happy and settled. Not only did Carolyn provide and fun, safe and exciting environment at home, she also sort personalised activities to enhanced our children’s experience, whether it be a particular playgroup that my son enjoyed or involving my daughter in cooking her favourite food for tea.

I really felt as if Carolyn was part of the extended family and I know that my children felt very loved and cared for. She was so supportive during a busy and potentially difficult transitional period for our family. Carolyn is a fantastic childminder.

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by about Carolyn on 08/08/2018

Without knowing my 5mth old and 5 yr old were in such a safe, caring and loving family environment there was no way I could have returned to work when I did. I ended up having to return to the office when my son was just 5 months old when I had planned on taking the whole year off but due to issues at work I was asked to return early which was heart-breaking for me. However knowing that he would not be thrust into a situation where he was one of many in a nursery was a huge relief to me, you enabled him to remain within a loving family environment where he was with his big sister before and after school which was exactly what I wanted for them.

The ease at which they both settled in with you and the way you embraced them was such a relief and in a way for the 3 days they were in your care they became surrogate members of your family was exactly what as I mother I had hoped for. I decided not to use a nursery for when I returned to work as I wanted them to spend their time away from me in a loving family environment where they were allowed to live a ‘normal’ family life existence and that is exactly what you provide. The way you ensured that every day they got out and about going to the park or the local playgroups was perfect and other local mothers who knew my 5mth old would often comment on how happy he seemed at this play group of that so he was still very much a part of the same community that he was when I was at home with him which was the ideal situation.

From a mothers perspective there is nothing you want more than to know that your children are safe and feel loved and that is exactly what you gave them, it is obvious that you love what you do and genuinely love children and can assure you my children love you too!! It was devastating that they were not able to return to you after your maternity leave but as we discussed I needed longer hours to meet my new work hours which just didn’t fit in and having to tell Emma especially that she was not going to be returning to your care was a very difficult conversation to have, the only plus side is that they still get to see you most days at drop off so you are still a very important part of their lives.

I cannot recommend your child care services highly enough and I would say that any new children you take care of are lucky to be part of the extended family environment that you create.

As mentioned previously if any new parents would like to speak to me directly for a verbal reference once again i would be more than happy to speak with them.

Thank you again.

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by about Carolyn on 07/08/2018

We have used Carolyn for the last four years and she has provided exactly the warm, homely environment we wanted for our two boys. They have loved spending time with her and her children and have been welcomed into the family. Carolyn provides delicious, homemade food and lots of educational experiences. We are so sad that she is moving home and thoroughly recommend her to parents in the Farnham area.

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by about Carolyn on 06/08/2018

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