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Childminder in Hither Green

Babysitter in Hither Green

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 22 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Emergency Babysitter

About Me



I am Ofsted registered. I am a fully qualified teacher who was on the Senior Leadership Team and who resigned from my career in July 2018. I am South African, and absolutely adore children. They are my passion. I am extremely patient, reliable, friendly, loyal and I have a high degree of integrity. I am hardworking, and always strive to do things to the best of my ability. I form excellent relationships with all children and they are drawn to my warm and caring nature. I love seeing children develop and grow and their smiles and little comments light up my day.
I enjoy horse-riding, scuba diving, white water rafting, reading and personal development.

My house is a light and warm home, with a large, secure garden. I have all the resources to meet and exceed the needs of the children. Every day, the children go on outings, such as to playgroups; parks; farms; local libraries; museums; dance; Music; Arts and Crafts; etc. I cook healthy and wholesome meals.
My car is insured to drive children around. My Mot is updated and the next MOT is due in December 2019.
I am registered to offer Childcare Vouchers and Tax-free Childcare.

I also can offer ad hoc childcare until I'm full. Ad hoc provision can be any time period from a couple of hours to full day care.

If you'd like more information, please contact me via phone/email. References can be given on request.

Kind regards,

My Experience

I am a fully qualified teacher who resigned from my career in July 2018. I was on the Senior Leadership team and at different times in my career have led PE; Literacy; and Teaching, Learning and Assessment across the schools I have taught in.
I have worked with many children with special needs and achieved the National Award for SENCO (NASENCO) in 2017/2018. As a classroom teacher, I have worked with children from 3 years old until 16 years old.
I have worked as a nanny in South Africa, the United States of America, and in the UK where the children's ages ranged from 5 weeks old until 15 years old.
I have done loads of babysitting and tutoring.
I have been a teacher assistant to two Reception aged classes.
I was a Supervisor of the Education Department at an animal park, teaching animal interactive educational programmes for all ages.
I have worked in a Day Care with children from four months until eight years old.
I was a supervisor for a Kumon Maths and English Centre.
I have worked as a one to one teacher in a classroom with a four year old child.
I have done supply teaching at schools from age 3 until 11 years and also with SEN children in secondary schools.

My Qualifications

Fully qualified teacher
Level 9 in Childcare and Education
Bachelors Degree in Education
Post-graduate degree in Educational Psychology
First Aid/CPR Certified
Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Current DBS
National Award for SENCO (NASENCO)
Level 3 French and Spanish Communication
Level 3 PACEY Childminding

My Availability

Childminding - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
Ad Hoc Childcare - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
Drop offs at local schools: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9am
Pick ups at local schools: Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm
Holiday Club: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (Extended Hours available)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/08/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Childminding: £7.00 per hour
Ad Hoc Childcare: £9 per hour
Holiday Club: £40 per day including activities. Lunch can be provided £3.
Fees to be discussed according to needs.
Sibling discounts offered.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 14/09/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Carla P. 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.

Our daughter was with Carla from 5 months until 14 months old. Carla provided such a wonderful setting, full of activities and something different each day. We loved that Carla cooked all her meals using great ingredients and took such wonderful care of our daughter. Loved the use of the app for daily updates and pictures too. Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Cat Cat about Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 04/09/2020

Response by Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 05/09/2020:

Thank you so much for the review Cat. I really appreciate it! Myself and the other children are missing your beautiful child so much. I'm looking forward to the photos. xx

Carla is a hugely capable, incredibly kind, thoughtful and childminder.

Due to Covid, before we met Carla we hadn't ever left our 10-month-old daughter with anyone (not even family), so we were pretty anxious. Right from the start Carla made us feel comfortable and confident, and went above and beyond to help us make the process as easy as possible.

We were initially drawn to Carla's qualifications, which are exemplary, but we soon learnt it is her warm and caring nature that really makes the difference. From day one our daughter has loved being with her, and we have watched her thrive in the fun, stimulating, happy, safe environment that Carla provides.

Carla is one in a million, and we'd recommend her without reservation.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 03/09/2020

Response by Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 05/09/2020:

Thank you so much for the review Emma. I really appreciate it! I'm so grateful for your support. I've loved caring for your gorgeous little girl with her adventurous nature. xx

Carla is a reassuring balance of professionalism and warmth, clear boundaries and flexibility. She has been providing regular and ad hoc care for my 2 year old and I'd be more than comfortable leaving my 8 month old in her care when the time comes.

She's been amazing when it comes to potty training my son - important because, for it to work, there has to be consistency inside and outside our home. I also love the fact that she takes him to play groups near and far (ish), so there's plenty of opportunity for him to interact with other children at similar stages of development.

I was initially drawn to Carla's qualifications,  experience and the way she described her passion for children and child care. On the first visit to her setting I felt instantly comfortable in her bright, clutterless and clean home, with a garden for fresh air (and fun!). She instantly brought out the appropriate toys for my children and instinctively kept an eye on the two of them even as we spoke.

If you're not a massive tech person, the app she uses to journal your little ones' day MIGHT take some getting used. But it's worth it and great to have everything in one place, from contracts to photographs of what my son's been getting up to. A tick for helping the environment too!

I went through loads of childminder profiles and visited a few settings, but Carla's setting stood out. Although it was initially daunting to handover my child to someone that had not been recommended to me, it was absolutely the right decision. She excedes my high expectations (thank you Carla). Needless to say I'd recommend her without hesitation.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for Meefi Meefi about Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 27/04/2019

We first met Carla at the beginning of March while looking for childcare for our son.
Carla was the only person out of several that we both as parents felt comfortable and happy leaving our little boy with
Carla has a lovely home and huge range of toys and resources for the children to use.
Carla offers a range of mainly organic foods for children in her care and is very accommodating to any needs or requirements
Our son completed his first settling in session with Carla and she communicated with myself to reassure me that he was fine and what he had been up to while in her care
Carla has been able to answer any questions or query’s we have had no matter how small. Communication is an important part of a parent and career relationship and Carla has always got back to us in a very timely manor
I have recommended Carla to a friend of mine who has also now chosen Carla as the person they want to look after their child.
Carla is has a range of qualifications (making her super qualified and perfect for the job) and has a range of prior experience in working with children

If you do have any questions feel free to ask :-)

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Mummyx3 Mummyx3 about Avatar for Carla P Carla P on 28/03/2019

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