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Early Years setting

Childminder in Bicester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 23 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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Hi, my name is Camilla Collins.
I have worked as a registered childminder for 17 years so far, and previously worked as a Nursery Nurse.
I have received two Good and three Outstanding Ofsted reports. The most recent Ofsted inspection was in 2020 (under the new Ofsted framework).

My goal has always been to work with children. I enjoy running my own childcare business and spending my day outdoors surrounded by enthusiastic young children exploring and learning.

I have completed a foundation degree in Early Years (2012) and a BA Honours Open Degree (2015) and continually update my professional development by attending regular training sessions.

I live near a park and spend most of our time outdoors. The outdoor play area has a gazebo, sensory garden, mud kitchen and a maths shed filled with natural resources for the children to play with and explore. We like using local facilities such as parks, duck pond and the library. The Ethos of my setting is the outdoors. Be prepared for slightly muddy, but tired children at the end of the day!

My Experience

I worked as a Nursery Nurse in private Nurseries before having my own children.
I am a mother to three lovely children, who are all now in their teens.
I revived my first Ofsted inspection as a Good ( when Good was the highest grade) and then three Outstanding Ofsted reports. The most recent Ofsted inspection under the new framework was a Good ( This is my first inspection, working with an assistant)
I have a good relationship with other local childminders and we regular met and also do planning and activities as a group. It’s lovely for the children to be able to mix with other childcare group settings.
I make sure I attend training courses to gain more experiences. I do this continually throughout the year.
I have up to date First Aid training (2018) Specialists Safeguarding training in (2015) Designated Lead safeguarding Early Year's (2018) and Prevent training (2017).
You will able to view all certificates when you come for a visit. As well as my assistants.
I regularly attend trainings sessions with Oxfordshire CPD such as SEND (2018) Autism training (2019) Play-work training (2019).
My qualifications are;
NVQ in childcare and Education 2000
A foundation degree in Early Years (2012) and a BA honours degree (2015).

I except childcare vouchers and goverment funded childcare payments.

My Qualifications

N.V.Q level three in Childcare and Education 2000.
Certificate in Early Years in 2010
Foundation degree in Early Years completed in 2012.
BA honours Open Degree 2015.

My Availability

Monday to Thursday
7.00 to 6.30
Drop off and pick up at the local Langford School ONLY.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.85 per hour

£ 4.85
£ 5.07before /after school
Half term care £4.85

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Early Years setting. 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 two children first joined Camilla's setting when they were three years and 10 months old. They both remained at the setting until they were 11. It took us a long time to find a childminder we felt we could leave our children with and when we first met Camilla I knew her setting was the right place. My children both felt safe and happy there and my youngest started referring to Camilla at home as his step-mum! They both had an excellent relationship with Camilla and her setting felt like their second home. We loved Camilla's approach to supporting child development in the early years and she obviously has a deep understanding of how to support young children's development. Her communication is excellent and varied, sending photos, messages, verbally and in written form. Even when my children only joined Camilla after school I often had photographs of them having fun. Over the years Camilla has supported my children during some very difficult times and has been a constant figure whom they trust and feel secure with. They have had a wide range of experiences within her setting including baking, trips to the library, parks, feeding the ducks, painting and so many more. Both my children were nurtured and flourished under Camilla's care and I feel so lucky that we found her. She really is so much more than a childminder and my children always reflect on the happy times they spent with her. I cannot thank her enough for the years of care and support she gave to my children and my family as a whole.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lydia Lydia about Avatar for Early Years setting Early Years setting on 07/04/2021

Our little boy has been with Camilla since he turned 1 (about 10 months ago) and we are so pleased to have found her. Our boy is with her two days a week, is always very happy to go and really enjoys himself. We have been particularly impressed by how well she understands his individual needs and caters for his slightly mischievous personality!

The setting is lovely, it is a real home away from home, and there are other children his age who he plays with very well. He seems to learn a lot, spends time playing both indoors and outdoors, and comes back with 'artwork' and new words each week now. We get photos and updates, and know that he is always being well very looked after.

Camilla is brilliant childminder who we lucky to have found and would highly recommend to other parents.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Oliver Oliver about Avatar for Early Years setting Early Years setting on 23/02/2020

I have two boys who love spending time at Camilla’s after school, three days a week and during the school holidays.
They are always active, kept entertained by various craft or fun activities, and spend lots of time out and about in the park close to Camilla’s or around the local area. During the holidays they bake, visit the library, cinema and tour the local parks along the Langford blue line.
We are very lucky to have her looking after our boys!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for KSH KSH about Avatar for Early Years setting Early Years setting on 21/02/2020

My boys both love going to Camilla's. They get to do lots of fun activities and get lots of fresh air in a very homely environment. Camilla is great with my boys allergies and eczema. I would highly recommend her as a great place for children in the Langford area.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for bphillip bphillip about Avatar for Early Years setting Early Years setting on 03/03/2015

I currently have two children at Camilla's setting, aged 7 and 5. They have both been with her since they started Reception for three days a week, from 7.30am until 5pm.

When looking for a child-minder there were certain criteria that were really important to us as a family:

* That it would be a home from home setting
* That the children would be interacted and engaged with
* That they could be involved in fun activities
* That there was consistency in care
* That I could drop off at 7.30 to facilitate my onward commute to London

Camilla has provided all of these things and more. Camilla is a childcare professional that has an interest in the development of children in her setting. He provides a variety of activities and experiences for the children in her care and is both caring and consistent in her approach to the children.

She is also very reliable and always does what she says she will which is really important in a busy household.

But most importantly, my children enjoy being in her company and I know that they are well cared for when I cant be there for them.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sarah Sm Sarah Sm about Avatar for Early Years setting Early Years setting on 02/07/2014

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