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Karen

Childminder in St Albans

Female Member since Aug 2016 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

I am an Ofsted Registered childminder with 15 years experience. I am married with one teenage daughter and live in the heart of Chiswell Green - I am ideally located if you work / drive to London or any of the local surrounding areas . I have a open plan house with a dedicated playroom, which is fully stocked with books, games, crafts and toys for all ages. - I also have a large and secure garden with lots of play equipment and toys. We also have a small family dog .

I offer a nourishing home from home service and promoting all the values of the EYFS. I want to ensure all children in my care are happy, healthy and promoting their development throughout their time spent with me , but most of all I what the children all to have fun. I treat each child on an individual basis ensuring each individuals needs are met and work with parents to form solid working relationships.

A typical day incorporates a morning walk through the local park and woods , looking at Mother Nature and the changing seasons , followed by a morning activity which can include a visit local playgroups (when open ) ,Willows farm , museums or time spent playing in the garden .. I like to ensure the children have varied and fun activities every day. My hourly rate includes all food, snacks, meals and entry to all activities.

I live close to Killigrew and can offer a before / after school service for children who attend

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 15 years , my recent Ofsted inspection was graded Good. I have First Aid Training , Safeguarding Training, and keep fully abreast with all Ofsted EYFS updates. I have a NVQ Level 3 in childcare also. I have a degree in Catering and make the majority of meals from scratch, offering a variety of hearty and healthy snacks and meals. I am a mum to a 16yr old and know and recognise the challenges parents face in choosing childcare and the complexity of a work life balance , I try to make this transition as smooth as possible .

My Qualifications

Educated to degree level with a Catering and Hospitality degree. As a childminder I have a NVQ Level 3 in childcare. I have undergone full training with Pacey and have all relevant qualifications as listed above.

My Availability

I currently have one vacancy for a child age 0-3 yrs old. Whilst I have been recently caring for children on a Term Time Only basis, this can be tailored to individual needs - I am happy to cover school holidays when required and when available. Please contact me to chat. I do not charge for school holidays if a Term Time only contract is required ( any additional days at standard rate )

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Last Updated: 03/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

To be discussed on an individual basis

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My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
13 September 2018
30 September 2015 - Good
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