5 stars (5)

Childminder in Mid Sussex

Babysitter in Mid Sussex

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2017 Last Updated Dec 2018 Last Login 20 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello my name is Kathleen, I am an ofsted registered childminder living in Crawley Down. I live with my 2 daughters aged 16 and 10.
As a mum, I know how difficult it can be to choose the right kind of childcare for your child, with this in mind, I provide a warm and loving home-from-home environment that is safe, secure and stimulating.
I live in a non smoking household, with an enclosed rear garden which the children can play in.
I have lots of toys that provide learning through play for both indoors and outdoors. I often take the children out to many different parks, farms, libraries and playgroups to ensure the children learn through experiencing the world and can interact with their peers, enabling social skills from an early age.
I hold a full UK driving license and use my own vehicle which is fully insured and fitted with appropriate aged child car seats.
I provide nutritious home cooked meals, which change each day so that the children enjoyed a healthy balanced diet.
All the children in my care will have individual learning journals which is always updated throughout their time with me. This will show parents how they are learning, interacting and developing.

My Experience

I have 19 years experience in childcare.
I have cared for children from the age of birth to 19 years. I also have the experience of raising my 4 daughters.
I have special needs experience as well.

My Qualifications

The qualifications i have are:
NVQ level 3 in childcare
Home based childcare (cache) level 3
Open university early years foundation
First aid
Safeguarding
Food hygiene

My Availability

I am available from October 2017 Monday to Sunday and I am available to do shift work for gatwick staff.

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Last Updated: 17/12/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me for full details of my fees or to find out more information of my setting or availability.

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 Documents

Reviews

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Kathleen was my childminder for nearly 9 years and during that time she provided wonderful support in a home-from-home environment. Both my children (now aged 12 and 14 years) still consider her to be one of their 'go-to' grown-ups which is a testament to the care that she has shown them. Highly recommended.

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by about KPP on 26/09/2017

Kathleen has looked after my son since he was a baby,he is now 9 years old & is treated as one of the family.
He loves going to Kathleen's,which is normally overnight as we are both shift workers.
Kathleen has never let us down & even if we are delayed on our flights,she keeps hold of him until we get home.
Her daughters are also very close to my son,especially the youngest as they have grown up together which is lovely.
Kathleen always cooks yummy meals for the children in a lovely home environment.
Kathleen always does lots with the children,soft play,days out to farms,etc ensuring your child will be stimulated & never bored.
We wouldn't know what to do if we didn't have her as our Childminder.

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by about KPP on 08/09/2017

Kathleen looks after my 2 children and they both adore her and have lots of fun in her care. She will often meet up with other children so they get to interact with their peers which has been amazing for my child who is about to start school. My children do lots of arts and crafts with Kathleen which they both love to do. She is very patient, kind and attentive and honestly treats my children like part of her family. She cooks healthy and yummy dinners which even my very fussy 4 year old finishes. It's very hard being a working mum and I would be lost without her. I would highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for a loving and fun environment for their childcare.

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by about KPP on 06/09/2017

Kathleen has been looking after my children for 5 years and they adore going to her! As a full time working mum it can be daunting leaving your children but the home from home from environment is so reassuring and I feel confident they are in a safe secure and loving environment. So much so my son calls her daughter his "sister"
I really cant recommend her enough

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by about KPP on 04/09/2017

I have used Kathleen as a childminder for the past 7 years, first for my three year old then when my youngest was born I didn't hesitate to ask Kathleen to look after her when I returned to work. Children are made to feel so welcome and like part of the family, they're always kept busy with trips out or games/arts/crafts at home. My children adore Kathleen and love the time they spend in her care.

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by about KPP on 30/08/2017

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