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Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2018 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 12 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

CLAREMONT SCHOOL WRAP AROUND CARE ONLY. SPACES AVAILABLE!

Hi! My name is Alex and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I am a fun, loving and outgoing mum; I live in a great location in central Tunbridge Wells within the Claremont Primary School catchment area.

I live with my husband and my two boys. Since having my first son, I decided not to go back to my previous office job in London and instead find a career that fits around my son; childminding allows me to do just that. I have always been very good with children as far back as I can remember. I grew up in a large family of six brothers and sisters, being the eldest gave me plenty of experience looking after them. Of course having my sons gave me even more which provided a great platform of experience when I began to look after children professionally. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and I think this will reflect on how happy children are in my care.

I pride myself on having a safe, clean and smoke-free home. I have a large play room filled with lots of toys for children of all ages and a library with a wide selection of childrens books. I have an enclosed child-friendly garden with a slide, trampoline and football goals. I also have a dedicated art space for children to create freely and independently whenever they chose to do so. I believe in children learning through play experiences and realise it is important to offer them a large variety of activities to take part in.

I am within walking distance of Calverly and the Grove Park and we frequently visit the park as I believe fresh air and exercise are important for their health and wellbeing. I love spending time in nature and the outdoors and I love arts and crafts and baking. I offer healthy homecooked meals with fresh ingredients and plenty of fruit and veg.

I am available for term time and school holiday cover. I have completed a childminding course, a paediatric first aid course and have an up to date DBS certificate.

Please note I currently only offer before and after school care. Feel free to message me with any questions you might have.

My Experience

My experience with children began pretty early in in a family setting. Being the eldest of six with some large age gaps meant that I had plenty of hands on practice.

I have had two children of my own before qualifying in childminding and currently provide wrap around and holiday care for primary school age children.

My Qualifications

I hold an up to date DBS certificate
I have completed a paediatric first aid course
I am Ofsted registered

I have completed a childminding course covering:
- Understanding and working with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Recording Children's Development
- Safeguarding Children
- Developing Children's Learning
- Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting,

BA Hons Business Studies at Plymouth University

My Availability

I’m looking for care any day of the working week

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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

£10.00 an hour for wrap around care.
£7.00 an hour for a full days care

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate (added 05/04/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 05/04/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 05/04/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 02/02/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Alex. 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.

Alex has surpassed our expectations in providing wrap-around and holiday care for our eldest daughter. It speaks volumes that our daughter asks every day if she can go to Alex’s house!
Alex provides a fun and caring environment and a flexible and supportive approach to childcare. We could not rate her highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by RyanLisa about Alex on 26/04/2019

Alex has been providing wrap around care for our daughter over the past year and we are thrilled to have found her. She's very caring, creative, dedicated and professional and the space she has created for the children in her home is wonderful. It's a fun, loving and calm atmosphere where my daughter loves to spend time and I am very happy to leave her. I value the fact that Alex is very transparent and supportive of us as parents; I trust her judgement and sense of fairness implicitly. A lot of heart goes into everything she does and the whole family adores her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Montecri about Alex on 25/04/2019

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