Childminder in Winchester
Female Member since May 2009 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 19 Jan 2022
My name is Carlene Vaughan I'm married with 3 children ages 15,10 & 8. I can offer school pick ups & drop offs for Weeke school and local pre-schools.
I offer a home from home experience with lots of one to one care. I believe children learn best in a safe and happy environment. I like spending time outdoors come rain or shine!
I have lots of resources and your child is sure to have lots of fun.
I am a relatively new childminder and I absolutely love it! I’ve been childminding for four years now. From raising my own three children and helping friends look after their children I believe all children are different, they learn at different paces and have different interests, I fully support this and am here to help your child progress and to have fun. My own three children are very adaptable and love playing with anyone!
Before starting childminding in 2016 I helped run a play group and worked closely alongside another childminder for the two years prior.
I have a cache Level 3 in childcare. I have paediatric first aid training, safeguarding and food hygeine certificates. I also have a certificate in supporting children with speech, language & communication needs. I'm a member of pacey and have continual support and guidance if required.
|Last Updated: 13/09/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
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Carlene is an amazing childminder, she has had Joshua now for over a year and he has grown with her and has come out a lovely little boy, carlene has nutured him and helped him gain his confidence and his robustness to the full, I would recommend carlene to anyone who needs a loyal and amazing childminder. Joshua lives all the activities and adventures they go on and is always tired by the end of the day, and to me that is very satisfying to see as it means his day has been full of fun.
Carlene has been my daughter’s childminder for 13 months, and we couldn’t be happier with the care she has provided. My little girl started with Carlene when she had just turned 1, and Carlene was wonderful at helping her settle in. She is now excited when she goes to Carlene’s house, and I can tell she feels safe and happy there. Carlene is great at giving me updates regarding my daughter’s progress and keeps us well informed with what they have been getting up to. She is extremely mindful of my daughter’s needs, and is happy to follow her routine for naps etc. I have also been very pleased with the healthy lunch and snacks she has provided.
Carlene always plans amazing activities and excursions with the children. I love that they are outside almost every day! She has such a great way with the children, and is so good at planning activities that are both fun and educational for them. My little girl has learnt so much whilst being under Carlene’s care, and it has been wonderful for her to socialise and form a bond with the other children, as well as Carlene’s lovely family.
I wholeheartedly recommend Carlene!
Carlene looks after our 2 year old and has done for the past 10 months. We couldn’t be happier with her. She has so much energy and is fantastic with the children she looks after. Everyday they are doing something different from watching boats coming in to visiting the zoo or exploring woods.
Carlene also has a fab connection with the children and this is evident in the way my daughter greets her. I can really see how our daughter has and is thriving with her.
I couldn’t recommend Carlene more.
Our son has been going to Carlene for 4 months now and we are so pleased with how things are going. He is so settled and content. Nothing is too much trouble for Carlene and she has always kept us up to date with what’s going on.
I love hearing how he has been getting on and the adventures he has been on... Carlene does a great job of mixing up the safety and security of familiar surroundings with fun day trips and new experiences. Come rain or shine they are almost always out and about up to something. I love reading the updates from the day and seeing the pictures and videos... after a sometimes long day at work they really brighten up my evening!
It is clear how Carlene genuinely cares for the progression, well being and development of our son just as we do and hope that our son can continue going to Carlene for a long time to come! :)
My son started his settling in sessions with Carlene 18 months ago, has now been with Carlene full time for 15 months. He is so happy, and adores Carlene (and the family) which has made my return to work bearable and possible.
Carlene’s 3 children are probably the best advert for her, and her style. They are the 3 loveliest, friendliest, happiest children I have ever met and are all so interactive with my son. I really feel my son has an adoptive family and he often talks about them at home.
Carlene only looks after a small group of children, which means that they get the interaction with other children, while also getting some focused attention, rather than being one of a larger group. I am sure this has helped my son’s phenomenal development.
Almost every day the Children are on a trip somewhere, or out and about at a playgroup or play park. When they are at home, they play as well as do crafts and “educational play” (from shapes, animals etc to planting seeds and digging in the garden).
Carlene cooks a very healthy diet for the children and her family, but also relatively adventurous. But this means my son will eat almost anything.
I cannot rate Carlene highly enough and feel so fortunate that I found her just as she was starting up. I hope that she’ll have space for no 2 when the time comes as I want my second child to have the same love, support and fun as my son has.
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