5 stars (19)

Care4Kiddies

Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Jul 2018 Last Login 04 Aug 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Us

Hello my name is Karlie Bright and I run a home based childcare setting in Stevenage
I am 31 years old and live with my husband and 3 beautiful children who I adore.
I love spending time with all the children I care for and being a part of their lives as they grow up and develop their own little characters!
I offer a fun, safe and educational experience for babies and children of all ages. As a mum myself I understand the need for a good caring environment for them to thrive in, and the importance of each individual child's needs.

I have a dedicated room where I have wall displays that the children make e.g Christmas, Fireworks, Halloween etc. A place they can proudly show off their work!

Please contact me for any questions that you may have.

My care facility is child friendly with access to a play area, which is catered for all children, a rear garden with astro turf and outdoor toys which is completely fenced off, useable in all weather conditions, and a safe, spacious living room.

I also live close to a park and woods which I take full advantage of! I also enjoy playgroups with the little ones and am a big fan of outdoor play!

I am fully qualified level 3 and a Therapeutic Play Practitioner, and was graded GOOD in my recent Ofsted inspection. I was praised for the setting I have provided the children, and my knowledge of safeguarding. Since becoming a childminder I have already been referred to by an Ofsted professional for fully funded higher learning and training into running my own childcare day centre, and working with other schools, which I was extremely pleased about, knowing all the hard work I've put into my business has been worth it.

I work hard to make sure I am up to date with all my training and like to participate in further courses to extend my knowledge and build my Professional Portfolio.

I am - Level 3 Qualified in childcare
Level 3 Qualified in Business Management
Therapeutic Play Practitioner
Ofsted registered
Paediatric First Aid trained
Food Safety Certified
Fire Safety Certified
Certified in Safeguarding Children
Fully Insured
I also hold many other certifications in areas related to childcare.

Our Availability

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/04/2018

Our Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

- I charge just £5 per/ hr. Sibling discounts also available.
- For care after 6pm I charge £6 per/hr
- I have the insurance and facilities for overnight care at £8.00 per/hr

If you would like any further information, or would like me to send you an information pack through the post or through e-mail then please contact me.
Karlie Bright

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 17/09/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 17/09/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 17/09/2017)

Reviews

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I have known Karlie a long time, since looking after my now almost 9 year old from 2 years old.
Karlie was amazing at helping us out with constant work time changes, she did everything f she could to accommodate our needs and will always be so grateful for allowing us to do the jobs we did.
Her development came on leaps and bounds & she loved going. We both felt so happy leaving her with somebody she loved and trusted.
Thank you Karlie for making sadies early years a beeeze (and for putting up with that sass & appetite!!) xx

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by about Care4Kiddies on 16/07/2018

I am a first time mum and was very upset about having to go back to work and leave my little girl. I cried on the way to meet Karlie but when I got there she made me feel so comfortable! I left karlie's house feeling confident and happy to leave Lilly with her (which is a miracle!) I got in the car and turned to my partner and said "we've found our child minder!"

Lilly has been with Karlie now for three months and Lilly absolutely loves It! She gets excited and greets karlie every morning with a huge smile - I don't think I could have faced going back to work if Lilly didn't enjoy going!

Lilly has developed so much since going that I can only put this down to karlie and the children she has there, with Lilly being my first and only child she doesn't get to socialise much.

I love the fact that karlie keeps in contact with both me and my partner through WhatsApp so we always hear how Lilly is doing, my partner and I even share development milestones with her when Lilly is at home - for example Lilly walked for the first time today and straight away I sent karlie a video, she was just as excited as I was! Along with this karlie keeps a daily diary detailing absolutely everything from how Lilly's behaving, the things she does, the food she eats, to how long she's napped or how many nappies she's gone through that day.

I honestly don't know how we would have coped without karlie and her amazing children (who are lovely and exceptionally polite and sweet) I don't consider karlie our child minder anymore, she's our family friend.
I would - and have recommended - karlie to anyone looking for a child minder.

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by about Care4Kiddies on 10/04/2018

I work full time and going back to work leaving your little one was very dreadful for me... but thanks to karlie.. she is the BEST childminder one can have. She is very caring, flexible and reliable. I never had to worry about my lil one once I dropped him with karlie( which I couldn’t do in past with other child minders) he likes going there, eats and plays better with her than at home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for Childminder that they can trust 100percent

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by about Care4Kiddies on 10/04/2018

Kharlie is truly amazing she had my 3 child and did lots of activities with them they always very happy to go had a great time she was always very flexible
I would highly recommend kharlie to any one

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by about Care4Kiddies on 08/02/2018

I cannot speak highly enough of Karlie. She has looked after my daughter for over 3 years now and I have never had any doubt that my daughter is in the best possible hands. I resisted having a child minder for a long time but when it became a necessity I knew from my first meeting with Karlie that I choosing her would be the absolutely right decision.
She is utterly professional but also so approachable and warm. My daughter was happy with Karlie from the outset and I have complete peace of mind when she is there.
I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Care4Kiddies on 21/09/2017

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