Childminder in Swindon
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Female Member since Jan 2017 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 20 May 2022
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..
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.
I have an NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare. Paediatric first aid, CRB, level 2+ child protection/safeguarding.
|Last Updated: 20/03/2022|
- Childminding from £4.75 per hour
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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)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 17/01/2020)
- DBS Check (added 15/01/2020)
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My son Ben first started with Catherine at 9 months old and is now 18 months. He absolutely loves going there and he is always so happy and excited when we arrive bouncing up and down. I instantly liked Catherine from the first time we met. She is so lovely and kind and Ben took to her straight away. Its the first time I have put one of my children in childcare so young but it was certainly the right decision. From the first session he loved being there and I get updated every session with lovely photos and videos. The updates during the day makes the time away from him so much easier when I know he's having so much fun. Catherine has such a warm loving nature and I always feel happy leaving Ben each time. The variety of activities Catherine offers is incredible and my son is always learning through different methods of play. Catherine takes Ben out and about on nature walks to the park and other outside activities. I get lovely artwork sent home that my son has created with Catherine which means so much at such a young age. Catherine always goes the extra mile with what she creates and is incredibly thoughtful in all ways. Her home is lovely and her family are so welcoming and they also have bonded with Ben. I highly recommend Catherine as a brilliant childminder its the best choice you will make and I hope to have my Son with her for as long as possible.
Catherine is a loving, caring and very knowledgeable person. She has been recommended to us by our friend. We were very lucky to have her. She was looking after our nearly 2-year-old daughter for over a year, like she would look after her own child. The variety of activities she provides for children is just amazing. Catherine uses a lot of natural products to play and explore (such as sand, stones. feathers, water, flowers, snow, wood) and fun ways to play (lots of walks out in the fresh air, playing/jumping in puddles, exploring living creatures). We were very happy that our daughter could grow in loving and eco– friendly environment. Catherine is helpful, flexible, and always willing to help. Our daughter was very happy to be with Catherine and she was learning new things each day. We were provided with daily feedback and photos of what she had done each day. Dedication and care that Catherine provides is beyond highest standards. I wish every parent looking for a childminder could find someone like her.
Catherine is incredible. I was quite anxious leaving my 9 month old but Catherine had the ability to make me feel at ease straight away. She has such a great way with the children, and such a kind nature. She was always so welcoming and had genuine bonds with the children in her care. I had photos sent regularly which put a smile on my face and a communication book so I knew what he done throughout his day. We will miss Catherine so much. I would highly recommend her- she's amazing!
Catherine is THE MOST wonderful childminder we were lucky enough to have. My son went to her when he was 10 months old for over a year. We would of stayed on forever but I had another child and she was full.
My son was a difficult baby and Catherine never made me feel like he was at all. Her calm nature put him at ease.
We have had around 4 or 5 childminders since and Catherine set the bar so high we have never been happy with anyone since and gave up trying in the end.
If anyone was meant to be a childminder its Catherine. And her wonderful family that treat the children like its their home too are an absolute credit to her.
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.
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