My name is Karolina and I run a childcare setting in Grafton area south side of Hereford city, close to Marlbrook Primary School. I live with my daughter Samantha May aged 3 years, my partner Adrian, a Jack Russel terrier Sid, Chihuahua called Tia, Labrador Isla and a tortoise Will. I am a fully qualified Ofsted registered childminder and founder of Happy Nursery Days. Becoming a childminder is giving me a lot of joy and happiness as I love to see children flourish and grow into great little people. I am passionate about the importance of a rich enabling environment, creating positive relationships with children and parents and valuing the unique child to foster children’s early development. As a working mother myself, I understand how difficult it can be to leave your child in the hands of someone else. I hope to make this transition a little easier for parents/carers and their children. Please visit my website for more information and photos of the setting.
I have successfully passed Ofsted registration visit and am registered to care for 6 children, however due to high demand for spaces we have now employed assistants to be able to offer more spaces and flexibility for the varied needs of families. I have PACEY’s Public Liability Insurance and Class 1 Business car insurance with Direct Line in place. I am a member of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years). I will work Monday to Friday 8.00 am-5:00pm during term time and school holidays. I will not work or charge for bank holidays. I will endeavour to be as flexible as possible with arrangements and can be contacted to discuss specific requirements, I may also be able to offer collection and drop of service depending on circumstances. I will be guided in my routines and policies by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS). We record children’s daily routine and assess children’s progress through development trackers and observations on Baby’s Days software which parents can access via app on their smartphones at any time. My experience as a parent and training as a childminder has provided me with strong skills in childcare. I feel very comfortable and competent caring for children of all ages.
I am always seeking to develop my skills and further my knowledge, these are qualifications I have:
CACHE LEVEL 3 PREPARING TO WORK IN HOME-BASED CHILDCARE (Sept 2017)
LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE (Oct 2012)
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN (Sept 2017)
CHANNEL GENERAL AWARENESS (Oct 2017)
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (April 2017)
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE (April 2017)
MEMBER OF PACEY (Oct 2017)
ENHANCED DBS (April 2017)
UNDERSTANDING THE REVISED EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) (Nov 2017)
SETTLING-IN AND BASELINE ASSESSMENT (Nov 2017)
SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS (Nov 2017)
FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY LEVEL 2 (Feb 2018)
DELIVERING THE EYFS (Feb 2018)
HYGGE IN EARLY YEARS (December 2019)
LEVEL 4 EARLY YEARS ADVANCED PRACTIONER (CURRENTLY UNDERTAKING)
Please feel free to contact me with your requirements. Half term and School holiday care only available.
|Last Updated: 08/11/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
At Happy Nursery Days I understand how difficult it can be to find trusted childcare especially for those parents who work shift patterns and weekends. My availability is open to discussion with parents and I want parents of the children I care for to feel comfortable about doing this.
Opening times are - Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm.
Before and after school care and day care including breakfast, snacks- £5 per hour;
Day care including snacks and drinks only - £4.50 per hour (Lunch/Dinner available at £2);
Parent/Child holiday/sickness – Full fee;
Childminder sickness - No fee;
Occasional day off parent/child - Full fee;
Term-time contracts parent/child holiday (taken during term-time) - Full fee;
Childminder holiday - No fee;
Settling in period - No fee;
Late payment fee - £5 per day.
I will not make any additional charges for late collections as long as it is not a continuous matter and will charge my hourly rate if it is, I strongly encourage parents to let me know in advance about the late collection.
My Local Schools
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/05/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 22/11/2017)
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Karolina has been a real life saver for us. She is extremely organised, reliable and trustworthy and all of my children enjoyed the many different activities she offers to them. As a parent it's very important to me to have a good rapport and connection with my childcare provider and Karolina has been brilliant.
Karolina is an outstanding childminder. We've had to move a few times for work over the past few years and so have used a few childminders and nurseries - Karolina is hands down the best.
My little boy has always had seperation anxiety but he settled so quickly here & is always happy to go to her for the day, he runs straight in and doesn't look back! And I can relax at work knowing he's happy. She arranges fun, developmental activities, provides a warm & caring environment, and gives comprehensive feedback on what he's done in the day. He has really flourished in all areas since starting at Happy Days and is so much more confident now. We’re done with moving now, and I feel lucky to have found her and I’d highly recommend her.
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