5 stars (6)

Childminder in London Borough Of Croydon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2018 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 04 Nov 2019 Email

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
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi my name is Kelly,
My journey of childcare started 20 years ago when working for after school and holiday clubs while studying at college. I also worked part time in a privatenursery based in Dulwhich for over a year.
When completing my gnvq intermediate and advanced I began working in a primary school based in Thornton Heath. At this school I had very many job roles such as supporting children with additional needs aswell as speech and language and English as second language.
I was then given the opportunity to run and manage an after school club, which was very successful with 59 children and 6 members of staff, in addition I managed the schools breakfast club at a later date.
My move to childminding really happened when my niece needed childcare.
Now 9 years later and many children we at kellycare continue to offer a happy, loving and stimulating environment.
Children thrive and are at their best when happy and confident and that’s what we continue to concentrate and grow here.
The children in my care experience a wide and varied activity programme. This can include arts and crafts, cooking, messy play, music and movement. We also like to visit our local parks, libraries, playground and trip and days out to the beach, safari park and much more.
I pride myself in offering a home from home environment. Feeling safe and loved is the foundation to everything. From this I believe the children developed and learn at a higher level and rate. We also feel the children are part of our extended family while and even after attending here.
I work alongside childcare assistants who support me in delivering the eyfs.
Development of your child is monitored and tracked with observations and planning for next steps.
I feel that my wealth of experience had me to develop a good understanding in helping me meet all children’s need.
Iv also learnt that working in partnership with parents/gaurdians is key, this helps me with
Understanding individual needs
Being available to talk
Offering flexible hours of care and adapting to family needs.
I also try to communicate each day with parents whether it’s verbally or a quick txt.
I also send photos to parents of activities and general stuff.
We prepare and serve both nutritional and a balanced diet here. Children are offered breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner while here at kellycare.
The children are very lucky to have full use of the garden, sand and water tray. We also have a lodge which is additional space and classroom setting.

My Experience

I have been Ofsted inspected twice now. I have worked with children with learning difficulties and work closely with social services. I am registered to provide the 30 hour funding and the 15 hours for 2 and 3 year olds through Croydon Council. I also care for babies and have staff that help in my setting.

My Qualifications

NVQ level3 in social care, first aid, safeguarding. I attend the childminding meetings

My Availability

Spaces are currently available.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

Full day (until 6:00pm) £65, Half a day £35. Hourly rate £7.50 and holiday club is £50 per day

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (added 04/09/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Certificate of Achievement (added 04/09/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 04/09/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 04/09/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for kelly. 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.

Kelly has been looking after my son since September 2013. During this time she has ensured that not only his physical needs but also his social needs are met. Good relationships have been fostered with the other children in Kelly’s care, where she treats the children fairly. She provides age appropriate activities, both indoors and outdoors, as well as supporting work done in school. Kelly also has an understanding of parents’ needs and aims to support parents when possible.

I am very satisfied with all aspects of Kelly’s care and highly recommend her as service.

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by about kelly on 31/10/2019

Kellycare is an ideal place for childcare especially if you're looking for home from home childcare. She has the perfect settings and adapted her home for young children. My daughter came to Kelly when she was about 2 and a half and loved every moment, never wanted to leave. She has the best staff who are as loving and caring and passionate about childcare just as much as she is. Kellycare is very flexible where possible and you always know your child is in safe hands. Very understanding with new mums and will keep you up to date throughout the day with pictures and messages when your child hits milestones that you may miss. I will always recommend Kellycare as its such a lovely environment for children, very loving and caring, great variety of food and learning too. Kellycare takes your child through their expected learning stages as well as help with potty training, and will also try and push your child if they see they are exceeding. We miss you lots Kellycare and when I have my next child I'm definitely coming back to you.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about kelly on 18/10/2019

Kelly was recommend to us by another fantastic childminder and we really had a great experience with her service. My child was very safe with her, he learned a lot. Because she had a good educational background, the children were able to benefit from her and the setting. My child cannot forget about the from life cycle and the numbers & sounds she helped him with. I would recommend Kelly childcare to everyone.

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by about kelly on 17/10/2019

I trusted kelly with my little girl when she was only 4months old. Kelly made sure she had a one to one member of staff for my daughter daily. They looked after her with so much love and care and followed the routine I wanted them to. Kelly has a very clean and home from home setting which makes me feel like it's different from any other setting. Babies and toddlers are kept in their own little area away from older ones so they get a good rest when needed and noise levels are managed well. She provides all food etc if required and nothing is ever too much if needed from her. They always take them out into the community or even to the local park so they are never just stuck inside. They have a wide range of activities on a daily basis and everything is done professionally. Kelly deserves a 5 star review as she literally gives up her home for the children she cares for and always has their needs and best interests at heart xxx

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by about kelly on 16/10/2019

Kelly is amazing! I have three children (9, 6 and 2) and Kelly has looked after all of them at some stage, two of my children first went to her when they were 5 months old and my youngest is still with her. My children have loved being with Kelly and her team. The activities she does are all things I would do with my children. The children go to playgroup, sensory play, messy play, day trips, parks, the cinema on occasion, and when at home, Kelly has organised her space so well, with meaningful toys and a lodge purpose built for children. I honestly couldn't be happier and neither could my children.

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by about kelly on 16/10/2019

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