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Childminder in Solihull

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2017 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 16 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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Hello my name is Carla and I am a Ofsted registered childminder within the Chelmsley wood area, my last inspection was November 2019 and was graded Good in all areas, I live in a 3 bedroom house with my husband Chris and my two children, Mason 9 and Melissa 6. Chris and myself have been together for 15 years and have lived in our current home for 9 years.
We have 2 rabbits and two hamsters.
It is a non smoking household.

We have a lovely garden that is safe and secure, with lots of different toys and things to do. Also a nice sized playroom with lots more toys and resources for the children, lots of books, learning/educational materials, and arts and crafts are always available !!
We do daily activities including messy play, baking, story and musical time. We like to stay active, I encourage the children to stay healthy through exercise and healthy eating and plenty of busy days out.

Both Chris and myself are pediatric first aid trained and both are DBS checked.

My main aim is for the children to be within a safe and happy environment where they can express themselves as individuals or within a group, and be part of a loving and secure home from home.

AND JUST HAVE FUN !!

When the children start with me I will put together a learning journal, this shows you all their progress and achievements while they are in my care, with photos and written observations.

We take regular trips out to soft play, play groups, parks, the library plus more...
all these help towards your child's development and social skills, language and communication and with all areas of their learning.

My Experience

Before becoming a childminder I worked for 17 years within the care industry and have spent countless hours taking care of children and young adults helping them to develop there academic and social skills.

Outside of work I have spent most of my life around children in a family environment, before I had children of my own I spent some of my small amount of spare time volunteering at the local infants school taking on similar rolls as a teachers assistant.

I have experience with children from 0-16 yrs

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered graded Good
Safeguarding
Health and safety
Pediatric first aid,
I have completed various types of online training/webinars during 2017/2018 including British values, Safeguarding, Prevent duty, FGM and domestic abuse plus many more. Always taking on new training. Certificates are available to view, please just ask.

My Availability

Spaces are available, please contact for more information.

I am available to work Monday to Friday 07.30 am till 17.00 pm (including school holidays)
I also accept 2,3 and 4 year old funding.

drop offs and pick ups to and from Windy Arbour school
before school drop off £7.50 including breakfast
after school pick up £12.50 including after school snack and drinks

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Last Updated: 29/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

(FULL DAY) £38 per day per child 07.30am to 17.00pm
(MORNING HALF) £22.50 07.30am to 12.30pm
(AFTERNOON HALF) £22.50 12.30pm to 17.00pm

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

  • DBS Check (added 14/06/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/06/2018)
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Reviews

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Carla is a fantastic childminder. My son started the setting just after he turned 1. At first he screamed so much but carla was so patient and caring with him. She went above and beyond to accommodate my sons needs.
Carla would keep me updated on his progress throughout the day if I was worried with how he was settling. Carla assisted me with writing a care plan for my son whilst he was under doctors care, in order to provide the best service she could for my boy. She adapted to his needs with milk intolerance and nap time sleep issues. I chose carla because I felt she really enjoys her job and this is what a parent needs to feel comfortable leaving their child in someone’s care. Carla provided many activities, arts and crafts and adventures that my son enjoyed. She would go the extra mile to ensure that activities were fun, and the children can learn new skills whilst in her care. Carla truly loves the children she cares for and devotes her time to making them happy. My son will truly miss going to carlas, and giving her big squeeze cuddles.
Thank you carla! For making me feel at ease whilst my baby was in your care xx

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by Avatar for micia777 micia777 about Avatar for carla carla on 27/07/2021

I can not put it into words how amazing Carla is and how she goes above and beyond for all the children!! She really is a kind and caring person. She delivers such a great service and she is everything you want a childminder to be. I could not recommend carlas childminder enough! I am just so gutted my little one only got to spend 10 months with her. But in this time they grew such a beautiful bond and it was lovely to see my little one come home everyday with a smile on her face because of Carla and her friends.
Thank you so much Carla!!! X

WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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by Avatar for jadelola jadelola about Avatar for carla carla on 25/07/2021

Carla went above and beyond to cater for my children's needs and my working hours. I was a bit dubious about leaving my then 16month old son. Carla kept me updated with texts and photos! I could see my son was happy. My daughter loved going there to play, learn and eat carla out of house and home 🤣
When i stopped working, my children were absolutely devastated that they wouldnt be returning. They absolutely missed her. My son is back in Carlas care and he can absolutely not wait to go in. I love all the time, effort and expense carla puts in so our children can bring home some beautiful crafts on special occasions and throughout the year. I love how carla educates the kids through play and activities. Such a creative lady.
The house is spotless, the food is wholesome and theres lots of snacks and the communication is more than on point.
My son absolutely loves his " Larla" so much💗 best childminder in the world💗

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by Avatar for Becky Becky about Avatar for carla carla on 02/07/2020

Carla is a fab childminder! The minute I first met her and her family I knew they were a loving family and I automatically felt very comfortable. My son moved from another minder and I was worried about him settling but I have had no issues or concerns about him whilst in her care. She is a bubbly, happy lady and I would recommend her to anyone! She always keeps me updated with how my son is and communicates regularly! I feel he is in safe hands and thinks she does a great job! X

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by Avatar for Melissa Melissa about Avatar for carla carla on 30/06/2020

Carla was such an amazing childminder to my little girl. My daughter wasn’t very confident and cried at everything and everyone. After a couple of weeks my little girls confidence shone and now she’ll smile and talk to everyone.
I’m so grateful for the time my daughter shared with Carla. We’re going to miss her so much x
Definitely DEFINITELY recommend!

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by Avatar for Lauren Lauren about Avatar for carla carla on 30/06/2020

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