I have my son and his three year old sharing the flat with me (Alfie is at full-time nursery he started in September) My other children have grown-up, moved out and had families of their own.
I have been child minding for many years, first starting off looking after friends children for the odd day here and there. I liked looking after the children so much that I decided I wanted to work in this field and have never regretted it for one minute. No two days are the same and that's what I enjoy.
Every year I refresh my childcare training, I am a Network childminder (which means I need to do 16hours a year of training to stay on the Network) . I have the NVQ level 3 in childcare I've also trained to work with teen mothers. I have my First Aid certificate, food Hygiene, Safeguarding and child protection etc., certificates for courses I have been on. I keep up to date with all the necessary training etc., that we as Childminders are required to have and also attend courses that interest me or benefits the children in my setting.
I've can if needed start work by 7am as I realise some parents have to be in work for 8am. I work a full-week normally from 8 to 6pm but will consider different hours to accommodate people's lifestyles etc. wherever possible. I ask for 5 weeks holiday per year and 5 sick days
|Last Updated: 11/01/2018|
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Obviously my fee's depend on what hours individual children require and if it's full-time or part time etc., my prices are very reasonable. I do expect nappies and certain things to be supplied by parents.
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As a nervous first time mum who was going back to work, I was worried about leaving my 6 month old with someone new for the first time. I did my research and Karol's name was recommended to me several times. I could not have asked for a better childminder. She is a breath of fresh air and a bundle of positive energy. I wanted my son to be with other children and to experience different activities and he certainly did that. Karol took him to play centres and parks and he was involved in all sorts of activities like music and storytelling as well as art, nature activities and generally playing. She also knows when it is important to have a quiet afternoon. She is experienced and knowledgeable and I wholeheartedly would recommend her.
Karol was my childminder for 3 years when I lived in London, she looked after my daughter 7.30am - 5pm Mon-Fri from the age of 11 months. She was not only a fantastic childminder, my daughter thrived in her care - Karol would take her to all sorts of exciting activities, encouraged her socially but also had clear boundaries and expectations of her; but Karol was also very supportive of me as a young mum. She is a very generous, warm person.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Karol to anyone, she is faultlessly reliable and I was 100% confident at all times leaving my daughter with her.
I was really sad to say goodbye to Karol, not only as a childminder, but also personally, as she was a huge part of mine and my daughter's life for 3 years. If I lived in London I would still have Karol as my childminder, she is brilliant.
Karol looked after my two girls for several days a week over a couple of years, so we got to know each other well. I can't fault her. She was always absolutely reliable, always friendly, affectionate and diligent in caring for my girls. Each day she would take them to local parks and playschemes so that they had plenty to do and plenty of excercise. Her flat was always spotless and she had a relaxed and easy manner. I always felt confident the girls were in safe hands. Thank you so much Karol. We wish you all the best!
I couldn't have managed without Karol and I am almost sad my boys are now too old to go! I met Karol when she was looking after other children after school and I admired the kind, gentle but firm way she cared for the children and nagged her regularly to take my son too. She then looked after my younger two sons from an earlier age. She cared for all three until they were eleven. Karol was totally reliable, she was very flexible and brilliant in any crisis. There were times when I was late because of my work as an NHS doctor and she was always so kind. The children were fully entertained and there was always fun outings and activities such as arts and crafts and baking. Her home was child centred and clean and my children ate well there. She managed vegararian diets, washable nappies, illness and boisterous boys ( one particularly boisterous) without batting an eye. She became a friend whose advice(when I asked) about children was wise, supportive and kind. I can very highly recommend her as a childminder.
When I met Karol I knew that she would be a great childminder for my baby. I had to return back to work when my baby was 6 months so I really wanted someone that would care for her like her own, and Karol certainly did that. Karol took her out to different play groups and to the park and really kept her busy. She had a few other children so my baby was able to get a lot of social interaction and stimulation from them. Karol really helped my baby in all aspects of her development, from her language and motor skills. Karol become a second mother to my daughter and I could not have wished for better child-minder. Karol is really good with children, she is patient and loving and has a lot of experience. We both miss her and I think of her often. I would highly recommend her as a child minder.
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