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Childminder in Swindon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2017 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 24 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Catherine, I am an Ofsted registered childminder with a ‘good’ grading living in Coleview, Swindon with my partner Matthew and my 3 children. We live on a quiet road with ample parking.
I have a dedicated playroom and a fully enclosed secure garden.
My setting provides a stimulating safe, friendly, loving environment for your children. A home from home where everyone feels valued. I have a wide range of toys, and promote lots of child led activities, natural resources, creative fun and messy play, we love nature, baking, wellie walks and lots more..

My Experience

I have over 24 years experience in childcare working with children as young as 6 weeks to 11 years old. I gained an NVQ level 2 and 3 whilst working in a local nursery before having my own children.

My Qualifications

I have an NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare. Paediatric first aid, CRB, level 2+ child protection/safeguarding.

My Availability

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Last Updated: 22/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 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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  • Exam Certificate: NVQ level 2 in childcare (added 20/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: nvq level 3 in childcare (added 20/01/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: paediatric first aid (added 17/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/01/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 15/01/2020)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Catherine. 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.

Catherin was my sons child care provider from the age of 4 to 11 and we absolutely loved her. From the first introduction my son was at ease and felt totally at home. Right from the start he was introduced to all members of the family and they played a role in his sharing and caring manner. Catherin dropped and collected him from school and during holidays provided a full day service, wherever possible. He spent lots of pleasurable hours on arts, crafts and his favourite, cooking. We have lots of treasured memorabilia of his time with Catherin and I would highly recommend her service.

  • 5 stars Overall

by LouiseB about Catherine on 20/07/2020

Catherine was recommended to me by a friend, and I feel so incredibly lucky to have found her. She looked after my daughter from 16 months old. I hadn't ever left my daughter with anyone other than family before. However I felt completely at ease from the moment I stepped into Catherine's home. My daughter never wanted to leave. Catherine went above and beyond with my daughter, I loved reading her daily diary telling me what activities they had done that day. I also recieved photos while she was in Catherine's care and got lots of pictures and homemade crafts. They did so many different activities lots of learning through play, baking, messy play, nature fun, trips out and so much more. My daughter had a special bond with not only Catherine but her family too, she loved spending time with them all. I felt so sad when my daughter started school and stopped going to Catherine's. I would 100% recommend Catherine, we really do feel so lucky to have found her.

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by Kate M about Catherine on 14/07/2020

My son absolutely adores Catherine and has been looked after by her since he was 10months old. I was a very nervous parent, leaving my second born so soon to return to work and there was nothing that Catherine didn’t do to reassure me and him.
His days there are so full of fun and entertainment; huge emphasis on nature, outside time, messy play, baking, arts and crafts, construction, phonics and so much more.
Her own children have become fast friends of his and he truly loves going to see them every day.
Catherine is so kind, caring and compassionate. She makes it a key priority to include me in his day as much as possible so I don’t feel like I’m missing out. I get regular pictures, updates and each term (I’m a teacher) I’m given his ‘learning journey’, a beautiful photo scrap book full of everything he has done, happy moments shared and it’s such a precious keepsake. On top of that, we also get a daily diary with updates, pictures, learning focus and so much more.
Beyond flexible and accommodating and there is nothing she won’t do to ensure your children are comfortable, happy and secure.
I will and have recommended Catherine to everyone I know. We are eternally grateful that we found such a special person to take care of our son.

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by tjmummy about Catherine on 28/05/2020

Catherine is the loveliest, most caring, and best childminder ever! We are so so lucky to have her!
My son has been going to Catherine for a couple of years now, and my daughter also attends for school drop offs.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for Catherine, she treats the children as one of her own, and I love the bond that my son and Catherine have. Both my children love her.
They do lots of activities in her wonderful play room and have lovely days out too. Catherine is so creative with her ideas and engaging the children. I love the photos I get each day showing me all the fun they have had and the diary too.
I would 100% recommend Catherine to anyone!

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by K doyle about Catherine on 12/02/2020

I was recommended to Catherine by another mum when I decided to return to work after having a few years off with my youngest.

My son absolutely adores her. She was so wonderful with all the children she looked after and it did feel like a home from home for him.

Catherine’s own children were a delight and she would always have things planned for the day from baking, messy play walks to the park etc.

It was a sad time when my son went to secondary school and no longer needed looking after. We both have very fond memories and photographs of all the things they would get up too.

She holds a special place in our hearts and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, she is a pure gem and nothing is ever too much for her x

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by Jacqui about Catherine on 17/01/2020

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