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Caren Eachus

Childminder in Gosport

Babysitter in Gosport

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Dec 2021 Last Login 20 Jan 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
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
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Ofsted registered Childminder and qualified 'playworker', PACEY member. I am able to offer 2 & 3 year old funded childcare spaces and I accept childcare vouchers.
I enjoy my job and its really good to see the children learning new things and advancing in their development. I am married with three children aged 14, 16 and 20. We have 2 cats that generally keeps away from the children and are not allowed in the playroom. I have been a childminder for 12 years. I am First Aid Qualified, I have a level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare. I was awarded Good in all aspects at my last Ofsted inspection.

I am flexible and I offer early years care and education in a safe, caring, homely environment. I work closely with the parents to cater for each childs individual needs, supporting their learning and development processes.

I have a playroom with lots of toys and equipment. Your child will have fun painting, drawing, glueing, playdough, baking ,doing jigsaw puzzles, reading books, playing musical instruments, dressing up. They will mix with children of different ages through attending toddler groups and going on outings including trips to local parks and reading time at the library.

I currently drop off/pick up children from: Elson Junior and Elson Infant School.

My Experience

I come from a large family and as well as my own children I have cared for younger siblings, cousins and other children within the family for many years. I also ran my own babysitting business from the age of 15, caring for children in the local area where I was living. I have been a registered Childminder for 12 years. Prior to this I was an Admin Officer for the Civil Service. I have recently been childminding for children of various ages between 6 months and 12 years old.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
Early Years First Aid Qualified
Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare
Completed Early Years Foundation Stage course
Level 3 Playwork award
Completed a Child Protection Awareness course
Safeguarding children
Basic Food Hygiene

I have also attended a letter and sounds workshop (this has enabled me to work in line with the Infant school in helping children with their phonics, reading, writing and knowledge of the english language).

My Availability

Please contact me for my availability as it may differ from what is currently on this site

* I currently have a childcare space available on a Wednesday 7am- 5.30pm & Friday 7am- 3.30pm for a child aged between 6 months- 4 years.

I have before & after school spaces available (Elson School)

I have school holiday childcare spaces available

I work both term-time and school holidays.

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 no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/12/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

£4.25 per hour Monday - Friday.

£4.25 per hour before and after school aged children.

I accept 2 & 3 year funding, 30 hrs a week.

I accept childcare vouchers.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
15 August 2018
5 November 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Award in Induction to Playwork (QCF) (added 22/09/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcate (added 22/09/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Level 3 award Paediatric First Aid (added 22/09/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Caren Eachus. 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 was with caren from 10 months and she absolutely loved going there. I worked shifts and caren was very accommodating with this and we managed to arrange something that suited us both with days and hours. My daughter learned everything she needed to by the time she left. She could count to 10 and sing her abc before the age of 2 and could talk very well, this is all from what she had learnt with caren. Caren has a small play room for the children and is always taking them out and about. Caren has a lovely manner and I can not recommend her enough.

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

by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 08/01/2019

Caren has looked after my daughter Tilly since she was 8 months old and I cannot fault her. Tilly loves going to Caren's - she has a toy room filled with a wide variety of toys and she makes all children (and parents) feel welcome. Caren regularly takes the little ones to play groups and goes out and about with them. It is clear to see how happy and content the children are in Caren's care. We are really sad to be leaving her, I know Tilly will miss her and her friends. I feel lucky that I found Caren, she has played an important part in Tilly's development so I just want to say THANK YOU for all you have done for us, and I hope we can keep in touch. I would recommend using Caren's Childminding to anybody.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kimberle kimberle about Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 24/06/2014

Response by Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 30/06/2014:

Thank you and I am going to miss Tilly. Will definately stay in touch.

caren has been looking after my son for about a year now and i am really happy that i found her . my little boy loves going to carens and has been made very welcome .her home is relaxed and welcoming there is always something for him to do whilst he is there and hes always busy playing painting or making things which i love., hes quite a mummys boy bless him and dosnt always settle anywhere easily so the fact that hes settled at carens speaks volumes to me, and i can go to work knowing he is in safe hands and that hes having a nice time i would highly recomend caren to anybody looking for childcare and cant thank her enough .as a single parent juggling work and childcare is never easy but carens made life a lot easier for both me and my son x

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for traxine traxine about Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 26/06/2013

Caren is truly a wonderful childminder, noticed her on this site, but decided to call her direct as she only lived round the corner from me,

Her house is very clean, tidy, loads of different age toys and games to suit younger children and older.

She has looked after my twins ( 16 months) for a few months now, and although we will be leaving her soon due to us moving away, i would of stayed alot longer than a few months, she is a very warm and friendly lady, and i would recomend her to anyone, whether its a small child or older children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for leannewa leannewa about Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 16/06/2011

Response by Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 16/06/2011:

Thanks Leanne for your nice comments. I have enjoyed caring for your 2 adorable children and will miss them when they go. They have been a pleasure to care for.

Found Caren through this website .... and visited her setting as well as 3 other childminders.

Caren was very warm and friendly and had all the information to hand with regards to her policies and precedures (her fire and house rules where displayed clearly for us to see)

She is a very friendly person and although we did not choose to go with her (as we could only go with one out of the 4) we would not have any trouble leaving our child with her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for bexngav8 bexngav8 about Avatar for Caren Eachus Caren Eachus on 07/09/2009

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