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Karen Mirams

Childminder in Margate

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since Jul 2016 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 17 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

I have been a childminder for thirty two years, and work Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. I have four grown up children and I live at home with my husband, daughter and our one cat.

I currently drop off and pick up children from St.Gregory's school in Margate. I take the children out every day to do different activities including indoor play, visiting the community allotment and going to the beach and the park. At home we do arts and crafts, role play, building bricks, reading and much more.

My hourly rate if £4.50. I provide snacks and drinks. If your child requires a lunch or dinner please provide this. I am happy to heat up food.

My Experience

I have been childminding for thirty two years and have cared for children between the ages of three months and eleven years old. I have also brought up four of my own children and care for my grand children.

I have built up a wide range of activities and regular places I visit with the children providing them with a wide range of experiences.

I am part of a collaboration of childminders which keeps me up to date with any changes I need to implement and enables me to attend training courses.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice
Early Years Foundation Stage training in observation, assessment and planning
Speech, language and communication needs, listening and attention and receptive language training (September 2019)
Behaviour management in the early years (June 2019)
Safeguarding and sexual exploitation training (March 2019)
Physical development needs in the early years (March 2019)
EHCP and SENIF Process training (February 2019)
Boys development 0-5 years training (January 2019)
Basic awareness of signing training (December 2018)
Sensory processing disorder and emotional regulation in the early years (October 2018)
Supporting children's schemas (June 2018)
Introduction to forest school (May 2018)
Celebrating boys learning and development (April 2018)
Skilful communicators (March 2018)
Paediatric first aid training (November 2017)

My Availability

I currently do not have any vacancies for childcare.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 08/05/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My hourly rate if £4.50.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
3 March 2017
12 August 2014 - 2
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 17/01/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/11/2016)
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Below are the latest reviews for Karen Mirams. 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.

Today my youngest child had her last day with Karen before going off to start school. Karen has cared for my 3 children for the past 6 years. She has cared for them all so wonderfully during this time. We will all miss her terribly. My children were made to feel like part of the family. Honestly the best childminder ever. Karen has given me a huge folder today of photos, observations and records of my daughter's time with her from the age of 10 months to now (the age of 4 years and 10 months.) What a lovely record if memories she has made during her time with Karen. I honestly cant rate Karen highly enough. She's just wonderful.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Sam Sam about Avatar for Karen Mirams Karen Mirams on 29/08/2019

Karen provides a home from home, nurturing, caring environment for my son who has been in Karen's care for the past 4 years, since he was 9 months old. My son has always been happy and eager to visit Karen, and as parents, we have always felt very happy that he has been so well cared for. Karen communicates effectively with us on a day to day basis and also makes very detailed records of progress in each area of learning for children in the Early Years.

Not only does Karen provide a caring, nurturing environment where children feel happy and secure, she also ensures that children get to experience a wide range of learning experiences within her home and outside her setting. Children are supported to build social skills with others and visit lots of interesting places providing real-life experiences for the children.

Karen has supported my child to grow in every way and I only wish that I had known about Karen when my eldest son was younger!!

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

by Avatar for Beth Beth about Avatar for Karen Mirams Karen Mirams on 07/09/2016

I have been using Karen's outstanding child care service since June 2013. Karen looks after my two children who are ages 1 and 3 for 3 days a week and also cares for my daughter (who is 10) before and after school.

All 3 of my children really love their time with Karen, my younger ones usually

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sam Sam about Avatar for Karen Mirams Karen Mirams on 02/09/2016

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