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Childminder in St. Austell

Babysitter in St. Austell

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 17 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Ofsted Good Provider Logo

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,
Sand box,
Large variety of outside games,
Mud kitchen,
Camp fire, tents, camping accessories,
Den building,
Climbing frame,
Veggie garden,
Forest school area,
Small orchard,
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 :
Messy play,
Creative play,
Jigsaws / games,
Role play,
Story corner,
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 :
Local attractions,
Playgroups, playdates, meet ups @ mine , picnics , sports activities,
Parks ,
Theme parks,
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,
Baby formula,
Home cooked healthy meals & snacks,
Special diets catered for @ no extra cost,
Trips out,
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

My Experience

I have been registered as a childminder since 2006.
Experience with children from birth upwards including :
Tube feeding.
Downs Syndrome,
Cystic Fibrosis,
Autism ,
Fragile X Syndrome,
Williams Syndrome,
Cleft lip & palate,
Premature babies,
Multiple siblings,
Bi-lingual children

My Qualifications

Qualifications include:
*Paediatric 1st Aid updated 25 March 2020
*1st Aid essentials 22 January 2020
*Effective safeguarding practice 2019 updated 26 January 2020
*Food hygiene safety 2018 updated 27 January 2020
*Supporting children with SEND in the early years 6 February 2020
*Improving childrens learning through play 6 February 2020
*Equality & inclusion in early years settings 6 February 2020
*Promoting positive behaviour 10 February 2020
*Supporting early language development 11 February 2020
*Autism awareness 13 February 2020
*Equality & diversity 2018 updated 15 February 2020
*Understanding childrens rights 15 February 2020
*SEND code of practice 17 February 2020
*Infection prevention & control in an early years setting 19 February 2020
*Sustained shared thinking 20 February 2020
*Prevent duty 2018 updated 3 March 2020
*Providing a healthy food environment in an early years setting 6 March 2020
*Understanding anaphylaxis 6 March 2020
*Concussion awareness 7 March 2020
*Understanding asthma 7 March 2020
*ADHD awareness 8 March 2020
*The prevent duty in the early years environment 14 March 2020
*Child protection advanced 21 March 2020
*Effective health & safety for children with SEND & ASN 24 March 2020
*Reflective practice in the early years 27 March 2020
*Being safe, effective 1st aid management 5 April 2020
*Fire safety 2018 updated 9 April 2020
*The importance of self evaluation 9 April 2020
*Theories underpinning the EYFS 14 April 2020
*Understanding & addressing behaviour 7 May 2020
*Speech, language & communication in the early years 12 May 2020
*Forest school training

* Makaton Sign Language,
* Eating Well for under 5's,
* Schema Training,
* I.C.S Daycare,
* Diploma ( Level 3) Home Based Childcare,
* Playlines,
* 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.

My Availability

7am-6pm (Monday - Friday). 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.

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 ones.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 17/04/2021

My Fees

  • 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

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 25/02/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for caroline. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son has been with Caroline since June 2020. He has been going regularly for the last year and absolute loves it there. Caroline is always very welcoming and she has such a great environment for children, both indoors and out. Most recently my son stayed overnight, another little boy stayed too and so my son had his first kids sleeps over. I would recommend Caroline to anyone looking for good quality childcare in the area.

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by Avatar for ACGF ACGF about Avatar for caroline caroline on 18/09/2021

Response by Avatar for caroline caroline on 18/09/2021:

Thanks for this lovely review.
It's nice that the children have known each other for quite a while as well.
Really enjoyed their time together.

In September, this will be the start of the 4th year that my son has been with Caroline. Arthur started with her just before he was a year old when i began my social work training. He is such a smart, funny and kind young boy and I believe a lot of this has come from Caroline. She is always engaging the children in learning, but makes the learning really fun. She takes arthur to the forest, to the beach. He is always getting messy with crafts.
She has increased his confidence so much. I really can't think her enough. To say caroline goes above and beyond is actually a understatement, because she is always there when you need her. She offers that extra level of support and friendship, whilst providing arthur with the greatest learning oppertunities. I would never dream of sending arthur anywhere else. I am so glad I found caroline. He loves her and always talks about her. Thankyou for being such a huge part of arthurs life, we really appreciate all the flexibility and support you have given, especially during emergencies. We know we can rely on you.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Ashleigh Ashleigh about Avatar for caroline caroline on 22/08/2021

Response by Avatar for caroline caroline on 23/08/2021:

Thank you so much.
We love providing care for Arthur and have started on his readiness for school to give him the best start possible.
Look forward to caring for your precious son for many years to come.
Caroline xx

My children have had a couple of visits with Caroline and they absolutely love going there. My daughter is especially taken with her. She is very informative and gives 100% to the children and makes very nutritious meals. Would recommend 100%.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Tracey Tracey about Avatar for caroline caroline on 06/08/2021

Response by Avatar for caroline caroline on 07/08/2021:

Hiya Tracey,
Thanks for this lovely review. Look forward to caring for your precious children for a long time yet.
Caroline x

Caroline is amazing and my children love going their, they look forward to the half term. Which means they can visit Caroline. She amazing at last minute bookings too. She makes my children feel like their apart of the family and Caroline house is a toy and imagination play heaven. She has every toy and outdoor play you can imagine with her massive garden. Really couldn’t recommend enough
Thanks for always being their for us Caroline xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Holly Holly about Avatar for caroline caroline on 14/07/2021

Response by Avatar for caroline caroline on 14/07/2021:

Thanks for this amazing review.
Love providing care for your special children.

I can't thank this lady enough. Shes been absolutely amazing for my 4 grandchildren and my daughter, we would never have coped the last couple months without her. Her support and generosity for them all has been outstanding. She goes above and beyond her work for all the children she looks after. A big thankyou to her husband for all the traveling they have had to do. Thankyou.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Tina Tina about Avatar for caroline caroline on 03/04/2021

Response by Avatar for caroline caroline on 03/04/2021:

Hi Tina,
Thanks so much, always a pleasure.
They are all like my extended family.
Love to all 🥰xx

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