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Childminder in Woking

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2019 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 16 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Flexible Hours

About Me

*****For key worker, immediate full time under two spaces available*****

I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I have a lovely family, my husband and three children, a daughter aged 22 and two sons, aged 20 and 17. I am located at a cul-de-sac location that is few minute walk from Woking town centre and within 10 minutes of the train station. There is a small park for children less then 50 yards away from my house and have a private garden at the rear. I have a pet cat named Kovu who is very much part of the family.

Since my children are all grown up and now in college/university, I have a lot of free time and so I wanted to start work. However, I needed a career which would be flexible and still suit my lifestyle and family’s needs. As I have a passion for working with children, childminding seemed the obvious choice and made most sense.

My family and I all have had enhanced DBS checks and my daughter and I have undergone Paediatric First Aid training. I also have current ChIP (Childminding Introduction Programme) and Safeguarding training. In addition I hold both public liability insurance and business use on my car insurance.

I offer both flexible and affordable, quality childcare for children aged 0-8 years of age within my home. My setting is homely, friendly, safe and above all a fun environment for the children, with plenty of opportunity for play, and stimulation for all ages. My setting is a non-smoking, drugs and alcohol free zone.

I am registered on both the Early Years and Childcare registers. All my work is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

The services I offer vary dependant on the needs of the parent/carer. This can be part time, full time places between the hours of 8am and 6pm. But this can be adjusted if need be. I provide only pickup from Horsell Village School.

My Experience

I have looked after children of various ages, helping them reach their milestones.

My Qualifications

Full Paediatric First Aid Course
ChIP (Childminding Introduction Programme)
Safeguarding Children Workshop

My Availability

I am flexible with the hours I offer. This can be part time, full time places between the hours of 8am and 6pm. But this can be adjusted if need be.

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Last Updated: 26/02/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees futher

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

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/02/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Tigerlily first aid (added 26/02/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 26/02/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Play And Learn. 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 girls have been under Tara's care since Sept 2020. They absolutely love to go to her place and enjoy their time there. Tara has been wonderful in helping them settle in and she takes extra care to make them feel loved and safe. She cooks delicious food and ensures the girls learn good habits and healthy practices. She takes them out on outings as permitted by the lockdown and weather and this has enriched their experience. Since we're key workers we've relied a lot on Tara's support and she has been very understanding and flexible and totally trust worthy. She's good at communication and keeps us upto date of the children's progress. I would recommend her to any parent as I work in peace everyday knowing my children are in safe and loving hands.

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

by Avatar for Matilda Matilda about Avatar for Play And Learn Play And Learn on 13/01/2021

My daughter is very choosy when it comes to people. I had really terrible experience with another day care where she hardly went for a month. But when I found Tara all my worries were gone in a moment.

Right from the trial session my daughter looked very comfortable with this homely environment. And I never worried about her even for a minute after that.

Tara takes really good care of my daughter and all the kids coming to her place. They all have lot of fun together. She also makes sure they learn and experience new things every day.

My daughter has developed a lot over past few months. She likes the tasty food that Tara makes for her :)
Tara also customizes her schedule if my daughter is not feeling well and takes extra care.

She has also started taking her to couple of playgroups which is proving to be a great and enriching experience for my little one.

Tara's family members are also very nice and supportive. It gives me more comfort and confidence leaving my baby there for the whole day.

I would say my little one has become part of Tara's happy family over these few months now. And she looks very happy when she goes to Tara - making me worry-free for rest of my work-day :)

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

by Avatar for Arati Arati about Avatar for Play And Learn Play And Learn on 03/02/2020

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