5 stars (7)

Childminder in Horley

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 19 Sep 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Hello,

******* Vacancy available from September 2019*******

My name is Donna Gale and I am an OFSTED registered and inspected, fully qualified Childminder living in a quiet cul-de-sac in Horley, Surrey.

I offer:
*Good quality and reliable childcare
*Competitive rates and I accept all childcare vouchers and 15/30 hours Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
*A stimulating, fun and educational environment
*Safe, relaxed and happy family home
*In a quiet area of Horley away from main roads 10 minutes walk from Horley Train station with free parking available.
*Many toys to cover all age ranges and to meet all the needs of the EYFS
*Good size garden with outdoor toys
*Comprehensive coverage of the EYFS through planned and well organised activities, arts and crafts.
*Fun days out to National Trust Properties, Parks, Farms, Zoo's,Toddler Groups and Rhymetime (all free of charge to children in my care).


I live in a 3 bedroom house with enclosed gated garden. I have a playroom dedicated to children in my care along with a downstairs toilet.

I can offer breakfast club and after club for children at local schools in full time education

My hours of care are flexible and my fees include healthy meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day for your child. I hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate, an Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and am a member of PACEY.

I offer full and part time places, school drop offs/pick ups, school holiday care and evening / weekend babysitting.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

My Experience

I have been a Childminder for over 9 years. I have worked with children from newborn to teenagers, and cared for children with a range of disabilities and special educational needs.

My Qualifications

GCSE's all grade C and above.
A-level Business Studies
NVQ Level 3 - Marketing
NVQ Level 3 - Caring for Children and Young People
NVQ Level 4 - Children's Care, Learning and Development
First Aid
Food Hygiene
Safeguarding Young Children
Introduction to Child Psychology
ChIP

My Availability

My hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

Please contact me for more information. Many Thanks

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Last Updated: 20/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me for information regarding fees.

I accept all childcare vouchers and also funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds plus the additional 30 hours funding.

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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  • Inspection Report: Inspection Report - July 2015 (added 21/05/2016)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 21/05/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 21/05/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Donna G. 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 asked Donna to take on T with very short notice one day a week which Donna did for us and settled him into her care soon well and really quickly.
After T's first day, the rest of the week he would wake up asking to go back to see Donna.
Donna always ensures the day is filled with exciting things to do. They go out to play groups and play areas and even trips to the farm.
Donna used a diary to communicate with us about what T had been up to and often included a picture of something T was doing during the day.
I would highly recommend Donna as a child-minder to anyone!! x x

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by about Donna G on 21/05/2016

We have been so blessed as a family to have Donna looking after our children. She is extremely caring and diligent and the children respond really well to her. She makes a real effort to provide lots of different and interesting activities for them and they always seem to have fun while learning. One of Donna's amazing strengths is her communication. She provides a detailed diary telling you what they have been doing that day. This really helps, particularly when you are a new worried Mum and your little one can't talk to you (or only in a limited fashion)! You can feel like you have been part of their day. I was sad to say bye as my youngest has just started school, but may still use Donna in the holidays at times. I would recommend Little Lions to anyone. Thanks Donna. xx

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by about Donna G on 09/05/2016

Wow Donna has been amazing with my daughter, she settled really well and soon become one of the family! Donna is very flexible and was happy to have her on short notice. Would totally recommend her to anyone looking for a childminder who is very hands on. My daughter had amazing fun experiences with her.

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by about Donna G on 25/04/2016

Donna and her family were incredibly caring and supportive in helping settle our son. As two working parents it was reassuring to know that our son was being cared for and looked after in a world of calm and fun - nothing was too much trouble if we were delayed or wanting extra care Donna was always very understanding. J is thriving and certainly his early days care with Donna were a fantastic start.

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by about Donna G on 25/04/2016

Donna looked after my Son from January 2011 until September 2015 (when he moved on to school). Donna and her family were incredibly caring and supportive in helping settle our son. As two working parents it was reassuring to know that our son was being cared for and looked after so well in a world of calm and fun - nothing was too much trouble if we were delayed or wanting extra care Donna was always very understanding. J is thriving and certainly his early years in Donna's care were a fantastic start.

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by about Donna G on 29/01/2016

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