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Home from Holme
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Childminder in Ossett

5 stars
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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2019 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 23 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is Claire, I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in Ossett, just off Kingsway. I am a very friendly, reliable caring person.
I pride myself on having a clean, safe and smoke free home. I am within walking distance of the library, parks, and local shops and am a frequent visitor to them all.
I am committed to provide high quality childcare by;

* Providing and taking part in play based activities to stimulate and support children's intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language development.

* Aiming to provide a wide range of opportunities in the form of interactive, fun and challenging activities to enable children of all backgrounds and abilities to develop and learn through play in a caring , supportive and happy environment.

* Developing social skills, mental and physical skills and knowledge of the world around them to help prepare for the transition to school and the life challenges ahead.

* Teaching children to learn to work in harmony alongside their peers.

* Ensuring each child treated as an individual.

* I offer a balanced curriculum, in a home environment of stimulating and constructive play and activities to develop creativity and imagination.

* I offer healthy snacks, lunch and tea if required.

* I offer a safe environment for children including by completing risk assessments of indoor/outdoor and ensuring equipment and toys are safe and age appropriate.

* Ensuring good hygiene standards are met.

* Following all safety procedures (including child protection)

* I hold an up to date paediatric First Aid certificate and our First Aid Box is regularly checked.

* All members of the household over 16 are DBS checked

* I work with one assistant full time - Gianpaolo Divirgilio, he is fully DBS checked, and holds a valid PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID Certificate and has over 12 years childcare experience. I also employ 2 part time assistants - julia goodyear and Sarah Audsely, both also fully DBS checked and hold paediatric first aid certificates. All three assistants are also registered with ofsted.

I run my setting professionally so myself and my assistants will regularly attend relevant meetings and training events to refresh our mandatory training.


I strongly believe in building and maintaining positive and professional relationship with parents, and carers.
I recognise the importance of parental involvement in a child’s early years and look forward to working together as a team to meet your child(ren’s) full potential.

At present i pick up and drop off at schools and nurseries, these are, English Martyrs, Snapethorpe, Holy trinity Ossett and Horbury St Peter and clifton. There is the possibility of other nearby schools if requested dependant on availability.

Prior to setting up my own childminding business I worked with another local childminder as a childminding assistant. I have two children of my own and also 3 step children. I am very happy and confident looking after young babies, as well as toddlers and school age children. I decided to become a childminder as I love working with the children and feel that I can provide quality childcare for other families.
Below is a list of my qualifications and other relevant training courses I have completed:
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 supporting teaching and learning in schools
• Child protection advanced level 3
• Understanding and working with the EYFS
• Recording children’s development
• Safeguarding children
• Developing children’s learning
• Leading and managing a childminding setting
• Level 3 Paediatric first aid
• Understanding pathways to extremism and the prevent programme
• Introduction to FGF, forced marriage, spirit possession and honour-based violence
• Awareness of child abuse and neglect
• Food hygiene
• Nutrition
• Covid19
My availability is Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm, should you require something different, let me know and we will try to come to a suitable arrangement.

My Experience

I previously worked as a childminding assistant before deciding to open my own setting. I also have experience within a school setting aswell as bringing up two children of my own and 3 step children.

My Qualifications

Below is a list of my qualifications and other relevant training courses i have completed:
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 supporting teaching and learning in schools
• Child protection advanced level 3
• Understanding and working with the EYFS
• Recording children’s development
• Safeguarding children
• Developing children’s learning
• Leading and managing a childminding setting
• Level 3 Paediatric first aid
• Understanding pathways to extremism and the prevent programme
• Introduction to FGF, forced marriage, spirit possession and honour-based violence
• Awareness of child abuse and neglect
• Food hygiene
• Nutrition

My Availability

Flexible. Please call or email to discuss

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

from £5 per hour, this includes all meals, snacks and outings costs unless otherwise agreed in contract

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

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/12/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 19/12/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Home from Holme. 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 little girl started attending Claire and Paolo's home in April, I honestly couldn't recommend them enough, they go above and beyond for every child they have in their care and my daughter has come on so much she's like a different child. They really put my mind at ease when choosing a childminders after a bad experience with a day nursery. They really are like a second family and I love that my daughter has Paolo as a male role model in her life ❤ honestly the best people ever!

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by Avatar for EmmaLou EmmaLou about Avatar for Home from Holme Home from Holme on 25/07/2021

I suffered from PND so leaving my little boy was one of the hardest things i had to do and the minute from meeting Claire and also her husband I felt at ease they are just a normal couple and every child they look after they treat as their own. I am blessed to have found such an amazing setting for my little one and I will always reccomend. Fantastic from the get go! Couldn't be happier from start to finish with everything. Thank you 🙌

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by Avatar for StephHig StephHig about Avatar for Home from Holme Home from Holme on 19/07/2021

I could not ask for anyone better to look after my little boy while I am at work, like home from home for him and he really enjoys his time there, i dont have to worry as he is in very good hands.

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by Avatar for Maxine Maxine about Avatar for Home from Holme Home from Holme on 19/07/2021

My daughter has been going to Claire’s since September and never have I had any Doubt about sending my daughter there from day one they made her feel welcome, Claire and Paolo are so caring all the children look so happy to be there, my daughter loves it and always goes straight in with Clare when I drop her off and hates leaving when we pick her up, Claire does lots of activities with them to keep them busy, couldn’t ask for better childminders

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Home from Holme Home from Holme on 14/02/2021

My Child has been going to Claire and Paolo now for over year its been a positive experience since she started with them and really welcomed my little girl into there family/ home setting.
Very professional and always on hand to help at short notice if I need them which is great has not many childminders are flexible.
Our little one has come on heaps and is so confident in the setting and really does love going to Claires and Paolo's.
I get regular updates on daily activities that they do and what she has been learning about.
We couldn't ask for better childminders. Thanks Claire and Paolo we think you are great :)
I would defiantly recommend you to family and friends.

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by Avatar for Kelly Kelly about Avatar for Home from Holme Home from Holme on 14/02/2021

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