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 :
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,
Home corner etc.
I provide regular trips out to :
Forest /beach school,
I have a very large variety of indoor /outdoor toys to suit all ages and abilities.
I'm trained in Makaton.
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,
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 Dec 2016
* 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.
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.
Spaces now available.. Weekend care available. 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: 16/03/2018|
- 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 :-)
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Sandy Hill Academy
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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
As any new mum, putting your child in care that isn’t a family member is nerve racking. Caroline has been wonderful!!!. I wanted somewhere for my 16 month old that he could be outside and also with someone who is flexible with term dates as I only require care during that time. She is so flexible and friendly. As a supply teacher I often only know the morning of for work and she’s happy to have him at the drop of a hat. Freddie is well cared for and never wants to come home. We get updates through out the day of what he’s been up to and a diary to read at the end. She’s feels like a part of our family and would recommend her to anyone!!! X
Response by caroline on 01/10/2018:
Thanks for your fab review. Freddie is a lovely, mischievous little boy who I really enjoy providing care for.
My son loves to go to Caroline and never wants to came home, he always has an amazing time with her and her son doing loads of diferent activities.
I couldnt be happier with my sons care...😊
Response by caroline on 16/07/2018:
Thanks for fab review. Love having your little boy with us, pleasure to care for 😊
Fanastic lady who takes amazing care of my son .
I am keeped fully updated on there activitys and he enjoys there adventures .
Caroline always puts me at ease with her care
Response by caroline on 20/06/2018:
Thx for fab review. Reuben is a lovely little boy & a pleasure to provide care for 😊xx
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