5 stars (3)

Childminder in Chelmsford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2016 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 25 May 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder and I have fully completed all courses and training for all three childcare registers including EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) so I can care for children from birth to 12 years. I am a member of PACEY and Pre School Learning Alliance.

I live in Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, Essex with my son and he goes to Barnes Farm Junior School. My home is a lovely open plan house with enclosed secure rear garden with toys and resources to suit all ages.

My previous career as a police officer was extremely varied and I have many transferable skills to benefit my new childminding career. My reason for changing is to spend more time with my son, I missed out on a lot of valuable time with him, especially weekends now he's at school. I love being a mummy and I adore children. Policing taught me how to identify different risks and manage them safely. I have dealt with emotional situations and I know how precious life is and will do my very best to keep your little one happy and safe.

Leaving my own son when I went to work was emotional for me, I understand that it will not be easy for you. I will offer settling in sessions before you need to start work and I will try to provide you with reassurance during the day by sending photos or messages if you would like me to.

I have an Ofsted approved assistant (my mum Suzanne) and she has spent many years working for the NHS, nursing at Southend Hospital. Suzanne also has a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene and Level 2 Safeguarding.

I plan to take the children on outings to parks and places of interest all with your prior consent.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to see my home setting. I am on F Book Cally’s Childminding. I have a car and all relevant insurance including vehicle, household, public and employers liability.

Thank you for reading my profile

Kind Regards,


My Experience

2007 to 2017 - Police Officer

Ofsted Registered 16/11/2016
First Ofsted Grading 13/11/2018 - GOOD

I have an 8 year old little boy.

My Qualifications

Cache Level 3 Home based childcare.
Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
Level 2 Safeguarding
Fully insured (vehicle and liability)

My Availability

I work Tuesday to Friday 07:30 to 17:30

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Last Updated: 28/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50 per hour depending on times/hours needed. Flexi shift workers welcomed as I know how hard it can be to fix days especially public sector working!

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: EYR Inspection Report Ofsted (added 24/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Cally. 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.

Even if she couldn’t provide the service, she suggested me how to find what I was looking for.

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by about Cally on 24/05/2020

Our son went to Cally’s once a week from 10 months to 3 years old. We wanted the nurturing environment of a childminder’s and Cally was able to provide this. On our first visit, our son warmed to her immediately and we were confident that he would be well looked after and happy.
Our son loved his time at Cally’s each week and we were always well informed of his day. He would always leave with a smile on his face and excited to tell us of the fun he had been up to. Our son learnt so much through being with Cally and we are grateful for the wonderful experiences he had.

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by about Cally on 30/01/2020

We've been using Cally for a year now and my child has never been as happy as she is. Cally provides a warm safe place that allows my child to relax and be herself. She is more than a childminder in our world. She is supportive to me as a parent and has a trust-worthfully ear for my child. Her knowledge of child welfare is amazing and she has on many occasions helped us through difficult times with school, sleep patterns and all the normal struggles of bringing up a child. Her work, I am positive with take my child into adulthood with a firm happy foundation to build on.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Cally on 11/10/2018

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