5 stars (3)

Childminder in Thornton Heath

Babysitter in Thornton Heath

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Dec 2018 Last Login Apr 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I provide a warm, friendly and homely environment providing exciting and interesting activities for the children such as crafts (painting, sticking, cutting, dough, sand, water and cooking etc). The children have a play room with a wide range of toys to choose from and daily access to the garden. We attend two regular play groups, the library, parks and arrange monthly visits and outings relating to the topic we are exploring for example Topic: Vehicle swill involve a visit to a to the fire station. I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and provide profiles of the children which include observations and photographs of the children playing and achieving new milestones, their creations of mark making and pictures of artefacts, observations of their achievements and engaging with items they are interested in and an area for parents comments and observations they would like to share.
I provide an open relationship with parent/carers to encourage a working partnership and sharing of expertise and information to ensure the children’s holistic needs are met. The Ethos of my setting is to ensure all participants are provided with equal opportunities by respecting everyone as an individual with unique needs. I make sure every one is included in all aspects of provision by observing the children to identify their interests, stages of development and any areas they may need support and encouragement.
I encourage the children to explore their environment and talk about and their ideas to find out what things are and how things work. The most important aspect is that the children are happy and having fun as they learn about each other and the world around them.

My Experience

I have experience of working in Childcare settings such as Nursery schools, Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, Crèches and have twelve years experience of working for Social Services. I have supported children and their families and worked with children with special needs and Professionals such as Speech therapists Play specialists and occupational therapists. I have worked as a Childminder for eighteen years as my own children have grown up and work in partnership with childminders in the local area to share ideas, and provide the children with opportunities to socialise.
I recieved an Outstanding judgement from Ofsted in September 2016 and continue to review and develop my practice.

My Qualifications

Early Years Professional Status
B A Honours in Early Childhood Studies
The National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB)
Foundation Degree in the Early Years
First Aid
Maths GCSE
English GCSE
On going In House training :
Child protection
Outdoor play
Anti Racist Anti Sexist Training
Coping with stress
Dealing with violence
Creative Play
HIV awareness
Children's Act Training
Working with Children and Families
In and Outdoor Play
Drugs awareness
Promoting Mental Health in Adults, Adolescents and Children
An introduction to Child Protection
HIV update
Portage Training work shop
Helping Children who have experienced separation and loss
Leadership skills

My Availability

I have two children attending my setting who are one and four years old and have a full time space for a child from 0 - 4 years.

My Fees

Up to date information available when contacted .

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


Below are the latest reviews for CarolineAfam. 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.

We’ve been using Caroline as a babysitter for the last year and she’s friendly, reliable and great with our young children.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about CarolineAfam on 05/12/2018

We searched for years for someone to sit with our boys, so we could have some time with family/friends. As a family with a disabled son and a young baby we very nervous - this was until we had the pleasure of meeting Caroline. We have since used her a few times and will continue to.
We feel so lucky to have found her and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about CarolineAfam on 09/03/2018

Caroline has been the childminder of my daughter aged 8 for the past 4 years and has been looking after my son 2 1/2 years since he was 6 month old. She has provided them with a stable, happy and loving care and they both adore her.
As a working mum it's so important to know your children are well cared for and Caroline provides this. I trust her completely with my children and I can highly recommend her.

Gaby H

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about CarolineAfam on 16/08/2016

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