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Childminder in Winchester

5 stars

Female Member since May 2009 Last Updated Apr 2024 Last Login 07 May 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare

About Me

My name is Carlene Vaughan I'm married with 3 children.
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.

My Experience

I’ve been childminding for seven years now and I love my job! 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.
My own three children are very adaptable and dote on the children that come into our home.
Before starting childminding in 2016 I helped run a play group and worked closely alongside another childminder for the two years prior to gain an idea of what it would be like.

My Qualifications

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, guidance and training.

My Availability

Upcoming space available September

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Last Updated: 24/04/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me for more information

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
1 October 2018

My Documents

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Our little boy started with Carlene when he was 1 and within weeks his speech and confidence took off. I was nervous at leaving him but Carlene's communication was fantastic - she would drop us a text to let us know as soon as he settled and what he was playing with, which helped me feel confident at work as well. I love seeing her write ups of their days on tapestry, but I also love that she has time to talk to us at pick up too.

Every day when we pick Danny up Carlene tells us in detail what they did that day. She knows the children and celebrates their acheivements wholeheartedly and will notice when Danny learnt new words, and help him in his interests and wish to be independent. She takes the children out to interesting places every day, but also helps them to wonder at the everyday - with trips to the park to try different toys on the slide, or to the cathedral or picnics around the area.

Carlene provides a varied diet for the children and consistent routines in meal times and naps, so that I suspect Danny eats more politely and definitely naps more consistently with her than at home now! We couldn't be happier with her and Danny absolutely loves his days with her.

Thank you.

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by Avatar for K Palmer K Palmer about Avatar for Carlene Carlene on 26/09/2022

We are so happy to send our daughter to Carlene’s. Each day they spend so much time out on adventures, meeting other children or playing with Carlene’s pets. Her home is always welcoming and full of all her favourite toys and books. Carlene seems to have endless energy and is full of fun, creative activities.
We love reading her updates on what they’ve been up to each day, and it’s great to read the regular developmental reports she does so that we know how our daughter is progressing.
It’s obvious how much the children love Carlene and all her family and we couldn’t be happier with her as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Rosalind Rosalind about Avatar for Carlene Carlene on 25/09/2022

Where do I begin! Carlene has been looking after my daughter (almost 4) for coming up 3 years. I initially wanted my daughter to go to a home from home environment and as soon as I met Carlene and her family I knew it would be the perfect setting. My daughter has absolutely thrived since being in Carlene’s environment, the experiences she has had there are invaluable. My daughter is always happy at drop off and collection, excited to tell me about her day. Carlene is very adaptive and flexible, she encourages positive values, healthy living, education and play. The children spend a lot of time playing outside and going to different places for days out which they love! Carlene provides healthy lunches and snacks for my little girl.

Carlenes family are like a second family to my daughter. Her husband, 3 children (and pets) are just the best, kindest people. My daughter loves the school holidays where she gets to spend more time with Carlene’s children.

I couldn’t recommend Carlene enough and am forever grateful that I found her.

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by Avatar for char char about Avatar for Carlene Carlene on 25/09/2022

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.

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by Avatar for Heather Heather about Avatar for Carlene Carlene on 04/01/2020

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!

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by Avatar for Joanne Joanne about Avatar for Carlene Carlene on 16/10/2019

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