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Childminder in Witham

5 stars

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Female Member since May 2018 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 16 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Claire,

I have over 28 year’s experience in childcare, working with children aged from 6 months to 15 years.

I have worked as a private nanny, a childminder and have vast experience working in children’s nurseries. I have also been an LSA in a primary school, as a one-to-one support.

I love working with children and have now set up my own childminding business from my home. I am Ofsted registered.

My house is located 10 minutes walking distance from the station and can offer day parking if required.

The downstairs area is dedicated to play with plenty of space. The garden is big, with a lovely view over the fields, enclosed with secure fencing. There is a patio, lawn and decking area with plenty of outdoor toys. In the summer I grow vegetables and I can therefore provide some outdoor learning.

I share my house with my two friendly cocker spaniels.

I can offer term time only or all year round care (subject to my own holidays and Christmas). During these strange times if you are struggling working from home with a pre-schooler, I can offer a flexible day rate.

I can also offer school holiday cover at an hourly rate.

I offer a hot, nutritional meal at lunchtime, as well as mid morning and afternoon snacks. I also provide a cold light tea.

My Experience

Private nanny for over 10 years, for 5 families
Room leader in nursery settings for 16 years
Manager of a Before and After School Club
1-1 support for SEN children
Primary School Learning Support Assistant
Childminder Assistant

Ofsted registered
Childminder’s DBS, Child Workforce DBS
Clean driving license

My Qualifications

NVQ levels 3 - 5 in EYFS
NVQ level 3 Management
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding level 3
Educare Safeguarding Practice Level 2
Educare Personal Safety Level 2
Educare GDPR Level 2
Educare Quality and Inclusion Level 2
Educare Healthy Food Environment
Educare SEND in Early Years Level 2
Cambridge Open College Teaching Assistant Level 3
Makaton Vocabularly Development
Sign and Sign

My Availability

From November 2020

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/02/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.80 per hour

My fees are matched to other child minders in this area.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate (added 07/06/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: Tigerlilly 1st aid course (added 16/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 16/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate (added 08/05/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 08/05/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 08/05/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 08/05/2018)
  • Full CV (added 08/05/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Claire. 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.

I could honestly not recommend Claire enough, she is absolutely fantastic! I have had the privilege to work alongside Claire, and she now looks after my 19month old daughter. Claire is so warm and friendly, her home feels home away from home. Which is one thing I really wanted when looking for childcare. She always has a wide range of toys and activities for all the children, she's also not afraid to let the children get stuck in, whether that's getting muddy in the garden or on walks, messy play or painting, nothing is to much for Claire, she has so much love for all of the children in her care, she has so much knowledge and wisdom when it comes to childcare (she taught me everything I know). Honestly.... She is just amazing, I'm so thankful I got to work with her and now my daughter gets to grow up with Claire looking after her and teaching her so much.

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

by Avatar for KH2020 KH2020 about Avatar for Claire Claire on 28/01/2021

Response by Avatar for Claire Claire on 28/01/2021:

Aww thanks K she is a joy to have

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