Hi, my name is Claire and I am a Primary School Teacher turned Ofsted Registered childminder. Myself and my assistant are available to mind your children in school holidays, during the day and before and after school.
I live in a lovely semi-detached house in Windsor with an enclosed garden and a well-equipped playroom especially for the children. I live with my husband and my two children, aged 4.5 years and 3 years.
After 12 years of primary school teaching I decided to take a different career path which would allow me to spend more time with my own children, whilst still doing something I love - caring for and teaching other children.
I offer before and after school care for children from Homer First School. I can offer term time only care and holiday care. I offer the 2 year and 3 year funding.
I have undertaken a basic food hygiene course and will be able to provide wholesome, home cooked meals.
My opening hours are from 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, although I am open to some degree of flexibility as I understand the importance of finding childcare that suits the needs of individual families.
I open all year round apart from the week between Christmas and New Year, and plan to take an additional 3 weeks holiday per year - these dates will be set in September of each academic year and given to parents as soon as contracts are signed.
I can offer evening and weekend babysitting.
Primary school teacher of 12 years, including senior leader, maths subject leader and English subject leader.
Private tutoring for several years.
Mum of two lovely children.
BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
Cache Level 3 Home-based childcare award
Paediatric First Aid - April 2017
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
My opening hours will be from 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, although I am open to some degree of flexibility as I understand the importance of finding childcare that suits the needs of individual families.
I will be open all year round apart from the week between Christmas and New Year, and plan to take an additional 3 weeks holiday per year - these dates will be set in September of each academic year and given to parents as soon as contracts are signed.
I can offer evening and weekend babysitting.
|Last Updated: 02/07/2020|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
Fees available during initial meeting or on request.
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We hired Claire for a one-off babysit of our son while away from home, getting married in Windsor. Claire was perfect! She met with us when we arrived the day before and our son took to her instantly. She was very friendly and chatted with us easily, while being attentive to our son. Bless her, she even asked what we wanted her to wear as she would be putting in an appearance at our wedding!!
On the day, Claire arrived when she said she would and again, our son was happy to go to her instantly, despite being really tired and grumpy by then. Claire was able to entertain our son in our room and get him to sleep for a bit, changed his bum, called for me when he needed his Mummy and sat with him so we could enjoy our wedding evening without worrying about him.
We would absolutely recommend Claire and if needed we'd use her again in a heartbeat!
We couldn't be happier - knowing that our son (from 11 months) is so well looked after at Claire's Bears as he shows clear signs of joy when being dropped off and picked-up. In only 4 weeks of part-time care (2 days/week), he progressed so much in his development: overcoming separation anxiety, going from crawling to stable walking, improved communication (finger pointing and babbling) to nearly speaking now! She has also helped us on number of occasions by being so accommodating and flexible with her schedule, in addition to being a great parent who understands parents. Her communication is fantastic - always keeping us informed and in real-time by WhatsApp and use of Baby’s Days app that captures daily reports, photos and all the little one’s daily activities (nappy changes, bottle feeds, etc) which makes you feel like you are always there and know what’s happening at all times😊 Her setting is always maintained clean, child-friendly, safe and welcoming. In addition to all the top complements on Claire’s organisation, scheduling and care, special thanks to her lovely 2 kids who greatly contributed to our little one’s development and happiness at the setting too.
Claire has provided excellent care for my son (age 12 months to 20 months). It is evident how much he enjoyed himself at Claire’s setting, always more than happy to be dropped off and to start playing.
Claire used a system where all updates would be logged incl photos/videos on a daily basis, so I always knew what exactly my son has been up to.
Thanks Claire for everything!
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