Hi my name is Clare with OFSTED RATING GOOD IN ALL AREAS with 24 years NHS Nursery Nurse experience (NNEB) trained.
Offering a caring, professional and friendly service, I implement all my skills and experience into caring and providing a rich and stimulating learning environment in my home.
I have a spacious designated playroom leading onto an enclosed garden with a large selection of toys and resources which are age appropriate .
I offer a stimulating setting where I believe that children are my first priority, ensuring that I will work closely with parents/carers , providing the confidence to know that their child will strive and have fun whilst learning new skills.
I provide a wide range of both planned adult led and child initiated experiences which are aimed to develop children's current interests and spark new ideas whilst meeting individual needs, following the EYFS framework and high standards of care.
My home is ideally situated as it is a short walk away from the local school without having to cross any roads as is a small, exciting play park.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate as does my husband, full clean driving licence , business cover on my car insurance and have public liability insurance.
I have two children of my own, aged 14 years and 10 years, and have been married for 17 years.
I live in Tarr Steps, sober hall, very short walk away from Ingleby Mill School, no roads to cross.
I am an NNEB qualified nursery nurse with over 24 years experience being a team leader in a large and successful NHS nursery , vast experience with children from birth to school age, and employed as a classroom assistant in a local primary school.
I have now decided to provide the same high standard of care and attention in a home from home environment implementing all my skills,knowledge and experience .
NNEB - Nursery Nursing
Cache - Level 3 - Working in home based childcare
NVQ - Level 4 - Children's care learning and development
Level 2 - Classroom Assistant course
Paediatric first aid
Empathy doll training
Delivering the EYFS
Letters and Sounds training
Supporting children's emotional well being
Supporting children with speech, language and communication
Leading the team for early years providers
Expectations of behaviour
Raising development concerns with parents
Channel general awareness module
Managing common medical conditionsl
Developing special needs practice in EYFS.
I am open from 7.30 am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
I am willing to operate outside these hours on request.
Morning session from 7.30 - 12.30pm
Afternoon session from 1.00- 6pm
Full day - upto 9 hours.
I pick up and collect from Ingleby Mill Primary School, including their nursery, morning 8.30 - 11.30, afternoon 12.15 - 3.15 or full day.
Home cooked meals for full day and half day sessions included, after school users will be provided with home cooked meal if required or can have a light snack included in fee.
|Last Updated: 23/03/2020|
- Childminding from £3.50 per hour
£32.50 for a full day upto 9 hours/ £5.00 for a school drop off and £10.00 for a school pick up.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Ingleby Mill Primary School
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/07/2017)
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My daughter Aria has been going to Clare and Darren for two years. We were very anxious about finding suitable childcare for Aria. Within five minutes of walking into their beautiful home we knew that this was the place where we wanted Aria to be cared for. Both Clare and Darren are absolutely wonderful with all of the children in their care. There is an atmosphere of calm, cleanliness and organisation that immediately placed us at ease. Their home is stimulating, child centred and safe. The children have so many opportunities to learn, play and socialise in an environment that is centred around their wellbeing. Most of all Aria is loved, as are all of the children in their care. We couldn’t recommend Clare and Darren highly enough and are so thankful that we found them. Absolutely outstanding in our opinion.
My daughter started steps 4 learning when she was 1 Ava has come On so well since attending considering she only goes 1 day a week ,her confidence and speech has come on rapidly since starting.
Clare regularly keeps us updated with photos of Ava engaging in different activities she has been doing, the keepsakes she brings home are always lovely and very thoughtful.
Ava loves going to steps 4 learning she always has a smile on her face when we are waiting at the door and when I pick her up!
Clare and Darren are very welcoming and friendly I would highly recommend Them they are superb!!
Clare and Darren have been taking care of my 2 children for over 2 years now. At 10 months old Teddy got off to a terrible start at a local nursery, he didn’t settle and after a few weeks of trying ‘ease’ him in and endless tears, a joint decision was made that it wasn’t the right time or place for him.
Clare and Darren were the first childminders I visited and I knew immediately they were the ones, I did visit and spend time with a number of other childminders in the area but none made the children or myself feel as welcomed or at ease. My eldest was 3 at the time and very shy, seeing Rosie happily playing independently and at ease with the other children and not wanting to leave, just confirmed I was making the right decision.
Teddy settled so well from the start, Clare spent as much time with Teddy as he needed, nothing was too much, even if he was joined to her hip for 7 hours a day or needed cuddling to sleep!
Now, 2 years later Teddy and Rosie, absolutely LOVE going. They always come home with lots of stories to tell and a handful of pictures. They are taken on days out and all the children they share their day with are lovely and they have both made great friends.
Clare and Darren are the perfect mix of caring, kind, attentive and fun!! They really do make the children feel as though they are part of a big family! Everyday spent with them ends with beaming smiles, tired eyes and hilarious bedtime stories of the days adventures, usually relating to Darren’s endless entertainment! haha!
We are looking forward to seeing them both grow in their care over the next few years.
My kids literally leap out of bed with joy when it's their day to go to Claire and Darren's - which says a lot seeing as they're both sleep monsters! In all seriousness, I couldn't have asked for a better setting or more lovely people to look after my kids whilst we're at work. I'm always astounded by how much they do with them - whether it's arts and crafts after school or a day out to the park or beach for my little one that attends for the full day. And the photos they send through to show us what they've all been up to in their care really helps to paint a picture of their day and that they've been engaged and happy - what more could we ask for! I'd highly recommend both Claire and Darren to anyone who asks, and even those who don't!
My daughter has been going to Clare and Darren's since she started Reception for breakfast and after school club. They have both been amazing and made her feel comfortable, loved and well cared for. When I am at work, I never worry about childcare as I know that she is in good hands. My daughter enjoys her time over there, and looks forward to going meeting on a morning and telling them all about what she has been doing. They are very flexible and can look after children outside of normal hours. Its been very helpful particularly for me as me and my husband work long hours and shifts. We highly recommend Clare and Darren and can't thank them enough as they have been a real life saver for us.
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