5 stars (1)

Childminder in Caterham-on-the-hill

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 28 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Caterham on the Hill. I have a house with plenty of room and a big secure garden. We also have a big happy Golden Retriever. I live within walking distance of all the schools in Caterham on the Hill.
I aim to provide a happy, caring and gentle environment where children are happy to be, learn and develop and where parents are equally happy and confident to leave their children.
I enjoy cooking, baking and making and have fun involving children in those activities.
Please contact me if you would like more information.
I have my own car but only very rarely need to use it as we are able to walk to schools, the park, library, playgroups etc.

My Experience

In terms of formal training, I have completed Surrey County Council's ChIp course and I have a current paediatric first aid course but my real experience is more informal: I have 4 children ranging in age from 4 to 14.
I have also recently completed the Children's Food Trust's courses Providing a healthy diet for young children, Encouraging children to eat well and Meeting the food and drink guide lines for Early Years settings.

My Qualifications

Surrey County Council's ChIp course.
Paediatric first aid course.

Children's Food Trust's courses:
Providing a healthy diet for young children
Encouraging children to eat well
Meeting the food and drink guide lines for Early Years settings.

My Availability

I currently have availability for young children during the day and before and after school. But always ask. I am also registered for FEET funding and Tax Free Childcare.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 16/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

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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  • DBS Check (added 16/04/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection report (added 22/03/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 09/08/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Marlene. 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.

I can’t recommend Marlene enough; she is a fantastic childminder, very patient, caring and professional. My son has been going to Marlene now for 18 months and my daughter also during school holidays. The environment Marlene provides is a great mix of home life and learning based, with lots of activities and space for the children to play and explore. Marlene has a wonderful setting for the children, clean, secure and safe and they can play naturally and freely. Marlene also provides a great variety of foods and snacks, the majority of which is all homemadewhich she records in my son's daily book. I’ve always felt relaxed and happy leaving my children with Marlene and I know that she is very attentive and sympathetic to their needs. First class childminder.

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

by about Marlene on 19/06/2017

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