4.5 stars (18)

Childminder in St. Austell

Babysitter in St. Austell

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 15 Dec 2018 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

About Me

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 :
Mud kitchen,
Camp fire,
Climbing frame,
Veggie garden,
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,
Home corner etc.
I provide regular trips out to :
Local attractions,
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.
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,
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.

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:
* 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,
* Playlines,
* 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.

My Availability

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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 16/03/2018

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 :-)

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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..

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by about caroline on 05/10/2018

Response by caroline on 06/10/2018:

Hi Steve,
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

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by about caroline on 30/09/2018

Response by caroline on 01/10/2018:

Hi Sharnie.
Thanks for your fab review. Freddie is a lovely, mischievous little boy who I really enjoy providing care for.
Caroline xx

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...😊

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by about caroline on 16/07/2018

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

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by about caroline on 19/06/2018

Response by caroline on 20/06/2018:

Thx for fab review. Reuben is a lovely little boy & a pleasure to provide care for 😊xx

Caroline is so great with my little boy. He had a lovely time with Caroline and her son and couldn't wait to go back again. My lad can be quite tricky to settle but Caroline's warm approach and interest in playing with and involving the children with tasks really appealed to my son. I'd be happy for him to go back any time and he can't wait!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about caroline on 17/08/2017

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