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kazsmith

Childminder in Luton

5 stars
(2)

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since May 2018 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 27 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
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

Hi I am married with 3 children. I have been working within Early years for over 15 years. I have worked as a deputy manager of a nursery and as a teaching assistant within a primary school and have over 12 years experience as a childminder. I have a passion for providing the best care for children in my setting and offer a home from home environment.
I have just finished my fifth year of study for a degree within Early Years and feel the knowledge I have gained improves my practice and benefits the children within my setting.

My Experience

I was a childminder for nearly ten years offering a friendly, flexible environment. I work with the parents to ensure the child’s best needs are met. I have experience of special needs and have attended several courses including makaton.
I left childminding to become a deputy manager of a nursery which I thoroughly enjoyed and it has given me more experience when working with young children. I then worked as an early years teaching assistant in a primary school. I feel my experience puts me in good stead to offer the best care for children. I have returned to childminding as that is where I feel I work best and it is more flexible to help develop the children.

My Qualifications

BA hons Open Degree
Cache level 3 diploma in Home based childcare.
City and guilds nvq level 3 in children’s care, learning and development
Makaton beginners and follow up course
New inclusion co ordinator training
LSCB safeguarding children
Paediatric first aid

My Availability

I offer flexible hours Monday to Friday. Please call to discuss your needs

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Last Updated: 15/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please call to discuss hours and fees

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
Good
24 August 2021

My Documents

Reviews

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My daughter loves going to Karen.It feels like yesterday she was 1yo and I was so anxious,almost 2 years have past and I honestly can say that Karen is a second mom to my big girl.She’s learning constantly,loves the outdoors and made friends.Karen provides a positive and happy environment in which my baby turned into the confident and self assured toddler that she is today.Seriously if you’re looking for childcare you couldn’t find a most caring and professional person anywhere.I could go on and on about experience and activities and milestones but the truth is we are blessed and lucky to have Karen in our life‼️Thank you Karen for helping me raise my little(big;)girl‼️We love you 💕‼️

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Maria Maria about Avatar for kazsmith kazsmith on 17/07/2020

My daughter has be with Karen since she was about 10 months old and has loved it since the beginning. She runs in to Karen's every day excited to see her and her friends. Karen provides and excellent setting for the children, warm and homely where they can learn and play and excel. Communicating with Karen is nice and easy and she goes out of her way to help in any way she can with anything you need help with. I have loved sending my daughter to Karen and even though I am moving further away from Karen I will still be using her for childcare as my overall experience with her has been excellent.

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

by Avatar for Morgan94 Morgan94 about Avatar for kazsmith kazsmith on 14/07/2020

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