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Alex
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Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

5 stars
(6)

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2018 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 19 Apr 2021 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 FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN 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 three 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 no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no 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: 19/04/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.50 per hour

£10.00 an hour for wrap around care.
£8.50 an hour for a full days care

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • 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)
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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.

Our daughter has been regularly cared for by Alex since starting reception last year and I can honestly say, she is exceptional. She takes a genuine interest in my daughter's wellbeing, emotionally and academically, offering proactive ideas and suggestions to support her. She clearly loves childminding and invests time & energy in her own training & development. She has become an invaluable support and my daughter loves her! Would highly recommend.

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by Avatar for MCfas MCfas about Avatar for Alex Alex on 14/04/2021

My two children have been with Alex for over two years and thoroughly enjoy their time in her care. There’s always plenty of activities and Alex ensures these are catered for all age groups: these vary at each setting so the kids always remain entertained. When I was working in London and needed extra flexibility Alex always tried her best to accommodate our needs which was super helpful.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Levster Levster about Avatar for Alex Alex on 08/04/2021

Our daughter has been going to Alex's for wrap around care for nearly two years now and our son will be joining from September. Alex is such a lovely person, really kind, caring and fun, our daughter loves going to her house before and after school. Alex provides lovely home cooked meals and does all sorts of fun crafty and messy play activities with the kids, she also has a great selection of toys and dressing up which they love. We highly recommend Alex for wrap around care :-)

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by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for Alex Alex on 26/03/2021

Alex has been looking after our daughter for almost two years, since she started in Reception. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to other families. She’s great fun, as well as supportive and just the right amount of strict so the kids know to behave with her. She keeps us updated as parents, and critically she really cares about the children. She is so inventive and imaginative with games. She has tons of educational toys so she has also really helped with reading, writing and counting. She looks after our daughter 4 days a week after school and occasionally during holidays too.
She cooks healthy meals, takes the kids out for fresh air and she is very flexible with us as working parents. She’s just brilliant!

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by Avatar for MumofP MumofP about Avatar for Alex Alex on 25/03/2021

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.

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by Avatar for RyanLisa RyanLisa about Avatar for Alex Alex on 26/04/2019

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