Hi, I'm Caroline. I have been an OFSTED registered childminder since 2006.
On my last inspection ( March 2018), I was graded GOOD with outstanding provisions, the same as all my inspections.
I live in a large detached bungalow with 2 playrooms.
Large garden surrounding the whole bungalow.
Large variety of outdoor toys / equipment including :
Little tikes trikes,
Little tikes pedal cars ( variety, pink, red, police, dinosaur ),
Battery ride on toys (quad bike, princess scooter, Thomas tank with track, pink mini),
Soft play area,
Large jungle gym,
Water play area,
Large variety of outside games,
Camp fire, tents, camping accessories,
Forest school area,
Large patio area.
The children I care for are treated as 1 of the family & learn through the EYFS.
All enjoy a wide range of activities such as :
Jigsaws / games,
Sensory play, sensory tent, sensory toys/musical instruments,
Makaton sessions but I use in communication as well,
Learn about different cultures/disabilities with the aid of dolls, food, costumes etc,
Home corner etc.
I provide regular trips out to :
Playgroups, playdates, meet ups @ mine , picnics , sports activities,
Forest /beach school,
I have a very large variety of indoor /outdoor toys to suit all ages and abilities.
I'm trained in Makaton.
Welcomes cloth nappies, breast feeding, natural products.
Happy to welcome children with additional needs or children who don't speak English as their 1st language.
All children have learning journals, tracker books & scrap books.
Included in my hourly rate :
Nappies / pull-ups / wipes,
Home cooked healthy meals & snacks,
Special diets catered for @ no extra cost,
Help with childrens homework if required, use of tablets to assist if required,
Happy to give your little 1's their evening bath, clean their teeth ( own toiletries provided ),
Care for any age of child from birth upwards,
Member of PACEY,
More refs available on request from happy parents.
I have been registered as a childminder since 2006.
Experience with children from birth upwards including :
Fragile X Syndrome,
Cleft lip & palate,
* 1st Aid -updated March 2018,
* Paediatric 1st Aid - updated January 2020
* Child Protection ( level 2 ) updated March 2018,
*Child Protection ( level 3 ) updated March 2018
* Safe Guarding Children - updated March 2018
* Food & Hygiene Level 2 - updated March 2018
*Autism Awareness training March 2018,
*ADHD training March 2018,
* Makaton Sign Language,
* Eating Well for under 5's,
* Schema Training,
* I.C.S Daycare,
* Diploma ( Level 3) Home Based Childcare,
* Infection Control,
* Caring for children with special needs,
* SENCO training,
* Birth to Three Matters.
* Phonics workshop.
* E.Y.F.S training.
* Ways to involve parents in children's play/learning,
* Common inspection framework 2019.
Taking 2, 3 & 4 year old funded children.
Other great references from satisfied parents available on request.
7am-6pm (Monday - Friday). Extra hours, weekends & overnight stays by arrangement. I also provide a breakfast club & after school club every day. Babysitting only available @ my home.
Only had to cancel 1 day of work (in 12 years of Childminding ) due to my cousin going into premature labour @ 6am.
Back-up system now in place.
1 PART TIME SPACE AVAILABLE FROM WEEK AFTER NEXT
Also, new, you can Pre-book a place for future placements for your little One's.
Emergency & short term/respite care also available for your little One's
|Last Updated: 06/01/2020|
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
£5.00 per hour. No increase for early starts/later evenings, weekends, bank holidays or overnight stays, with the exception of New Years Eve & New Years Day which will be £8.00per hour.
Overnight (7pm-7am) charged @ £40.00 Reductions for siblings. Payment to be made in advance for each week/month please
Half price taster sessions available :-), also stay & play sessions available
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Sandy Hill Academy
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Caroline truly is an amazing childminder. I have never had anyone care for my son before, and Arthur went to her just before his 1st Birthday. She reassured me all the time, sent me updates throughout the day and didn't mind me messaging to see how he was. Arthur is 2 now and loves going to Caroline's so much so that often he doesn't want to leave. She is like Arthur's 3rd parent and he definitely is treated like one of her own. Arthur comes home learning something new everyday he is at Caroline's. She is such a caring lady and I can honestly say I wouldn't want anyone other than Caroline looking after my son. She is so flexible and has often kept Arthur longer when emergencies have come up without hesitation. I really can't thank her enough, and if you are looking for a childminder who will look after your child with ease, then Caroline really is the right person to turn too.
Response by caroline on 05/11/2019:
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Arthur is such a lovely little boy who I thoroughly enjoy providing care for. He loves spending time with all his friends both @ my home, & when we go out & about 😊xx
Caroline has been looking after my son for four years. He absolutely adores her! Jack was born with a cleft lip and palate. He also had breathing and swallowing issues. The first few months of his life he spent in and out of hospital with various problems, quite a poorly little baby at times. Unfortunately when Jack was five months old I had to return to work. I was extremely apprehensive about this as I did not feel there would be anyone suitable and experienced enough to care for Jack. I then found Caroline.
Jack had many health issues to contend with but this did not phase Caroline at all. She was professional and caring at all times and tended to all his needs perfectly. I could finally breath a sigh of relief knowing my son was in safe capable hands.
Fast forward four years. Caroline has helped Jack recover from six operations. Assisted him with his speech and langauage therapy and help him progress with his Makaton. Jack has been diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder and Caroline’s is the only place he loves to be. That says it all!
We are now preparing for Jacks seventh operation which will entail a challenging recovery period. Again I feel thankful Caroline will be there to not only care for Jack but also support me through a difficult time.
Caroline your so lovely! Thank you for all your help and fantastic care.
Angie and family x
Response by caroline on 04/05/2019:
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Jack is an adorable little boy who I really love providing care & support for..
He has lots of little friends here as well & our son Bevan adores him like a little brother.
Always here for you, Jack, Ava & Darren xxx
A fantastic loving lady that goes above and beyond to entertain and engage children...I've never left any of my children in anyone elses care so it was a whole new experience dropping my 18 month old son off at Carolines. She is such a friendly and genuinely kind lady and he has taken to her straight away...he smiles when I ask him if he wants to goto Carolines house ;) the house is kitted out with every toy/game you can think of along with a lovely big garden and lots of lovely animals. I would recommend her to anyone that wants their child to be cared for as part of a family...that was just what we were looking for, someone that will nurture your child as they would their own...thankyou Caroline! ;)
Response by caroline on 10/04/2019:
Thanks so much for your lovely review.
It's a pleasure to provide care for your precious little boy. He has made a few friends already & we love having Oake here 😊xx
I highly recommend Caroline for looking after your little ones. I'm quite an anxious mother but Caroline has made me feel totally at ease when leaving my 2 girls with her (age 5 and 1). They are made to feel part of the family and love being dropped off in the morning and I can go to work feeling calm. The only issue is taking them home, they don't want to leave!haha!
Caroline is flexible with times when I need to change things and is there to help out when im in a sticky situation with childcare. It is fantastic she is able to do the school run for my 5yr old, all the while looking after the other babes. She provides everything they need, nappies, food etc.. and my 1 yr old comes home having learned new things, signs/words etc... it's amazing!
The house is fantastic, always clean and plenty for the children to do! And nice and secured!
Caroline adores my girls and they do her. As I said, couldn't recommend her enough!
Response by caroline on 20/01/2019:
Thanks for your lovely review Chloe.
Love providing care for your little One's & helping them progress 😊xx
Felt totally at ease leaving my daughter with Caroline she had such a good time she was very reluctant to leave.. very friendly and lots to do..Will strongly recommend Caroline..
Response by caroline on 06/10/2018:
Thanks for lovely review.
Your little girl is a pleasure to care for & a credit to you
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