I am an Ofsted registered childminder, Paediatric First Aid trained and a fully qualified Teacher (QTS). I currently hold a CACHE level 3 award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare and hold a valid DBS. I am a member of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) and an authorised user of the Havering Education Services portal which enables me to keep well-informed with changes and updates in terms of continuous professional development and training. As a result, best practice is always adhered to within Oak Glen childminding. I have high expectations and standards for every child in my care and aim to nurture their learning, development and welfare in conjunction with the Early Years Statutory Framework.
At Oak Glen we have a spacious self-contained classroom with a multi-sensory zone, WOW wall, craft area and mood lighting. Facilities within the classroom area also include a bathroom, self-service dining and refreshment area, 6 metre bi-fold door opening to allow transitional indoor/outdoor free flowing play. In addition, there is over 150 foot of outdoor space mainly laid to lawn for children to explore, develop their gross motor skills and stimulate a healthy active lifestyle. There are a vast range of resources and equipment both indoors and outside that allow for all seven EYFS areas of learning and development to be pursued. My overall aim as a parent myself is to encapsulate a fun, enriching, caring, safe, attentive, homely and trustworthy environment that I would feel reassured to use for the care of my own children.
Since gaining my Ofsted registration I have not had an inspection within the current cycle. Although as a fully qualified Teacher within the secondary school sector I have experienced several Ofsted Inspections during my 14 years of teaching. Cultural capital has been added to Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework (EIF). “Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success”. At Oak Glen childminding, I provide a vast array of experiences which allow every child to gain independence, a love of learning and a fundamental cultural capital.
Ofsted Registered Certificate
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Cache Level 3 Certificate
Public Liability Insurance
ChildmindingUK Safeguarding Children Certificate
BA(hons) Degree in PE & Sport
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Home Office Prevent Awareness Certificate
Food Safety Level 2 Certificate
Food Allergens Certificate
Safeguarding Level 1
General Teaching Council Induction Period
I provide full-time Early Years Provision from birth months up to pre-school children and I am registered with the government’s Tax-free Childcare Scheme. I provide a Breakfast and Afterschool Club for children attending Ardleigh Green School for both Infants and Juniors. Oak Glen is open from 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. I also have experience of caring for twin infants as well as babies and toddlers with special educational needs. All enquiries welcome. Please email for further information and to arrange a visit to our setting.
|Last Updated: 12/06/2020|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Childminding from £5.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Ardleigh Green Junior School
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- Exam Certificate: General Teaching Council Induction Period (added 19/11/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Qualified Teacher Status (added 19/11/2019)
- Exam Certificate: BA(Hons) Degree (added 19/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: ChildmindingUK Safeguarding Children (added 19/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Home Office Prevent Training (added 19/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Public Liability Insurance (added 19/11/2019)
- DBS Check (added 19/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Level 1 Safeguarding Qualification (added 19/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: NCFE CACHE level 3 Award in Preparing to work in Home Based Childcare (added 19/11/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: British Red Cross Paediatric First Aid (added 19/11/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 19/11/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for Katie. 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 15 month old son has been attending Oak Glen since September and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Like any new mum I was really worried about leaving my baby and heading back to work, especially during a pandemic. However Katie’s friendly, warm and fun approach made it all so easy.
The classroom is lovely, there is a family tree on the wall with pictures of the children’s parents to make them feel more at home, lots of toys, a dining area, an indoor swing which my son loves to relax on. It’s very clean and has doors leading out to a big garden which has lots of play equipment. Not having a garden myself I’m so glad my son enjoys the opportunity to get outside and explore.
Katie is always doing different activities such as crafts, sensory, singing, dancing and much more. She reads to the children and encourages them to be interested in books. Katie also tracks the children’s development in a book which you can look review.
Oak Glen supplies all the food, nappies etc and I don’t have to worry about anything. My son even has the Oak Glen uniform which makes mornings just that bit easier.
Katie doesn’t work alone and has a few helpers. Danielle, Margaret and Holly are all just as lovely and follow the procedures that Katie has put in place.
We receive lots of pictures throughout the day to show us what our baby is up to and there is continuous communication from the Oak Glen WhatsApp group.
I can honestly say that I go to work and I don’t have to worry about my baby boy as I know his in good hands. I’m so happy and relieved that I’ve found such great childcare and to know that my son is loved and looked after by kind people.
Katie has been a brilliant childminder for my three children. She took on some temporary care for my 4year old and 11 month old twins when I returned to teaching mid-pandemic due to my daughter’s preschool remaining closed and my nanny unable to start. Her communication was excellent from enquiry stage right through to daily updates. My daughter who has struggled with going to childcare on and off since she was 9 months old couldn’t wait to go on a “Katie day” and Katie had a grasp of the boys individual characters very quickly (very important as a twin mum). Engaged, happy children - I could not fault the care. Affordable too!
I would definitely recommend Katie, she provides a professional childminding service with plenty of activities to keep my children busy. Katie had a great routine, having a theme every week with lots of fun and learning activities. I enrolled two of my children and they absolutely enjoyed every minute! My kids came home with a big smile, they had lots to do, such as baking, getting creative with art, katie made learning fun.
Katie made me feel very comfortable and was very understanding with any concerns, she provides snacks and meals if wanted, Katie and Danielle are very organised, professional, super friendly, overall myself and children had a great experience and I would highly recommend! A massive thank you to you both.
I remember having a hard time looking for a good childminder for my son who has special needs until someone recommended Oak Glen to me. Katie and Danielle are very friendly, caring and understanding. There's something about them that made my son to fall in love with them and their place, from the very first day he felt there like he was at home. Every day children can do something interesting and learn through various activities. Also, they're given nutritious meals and yummy snacks. Parents receive photos/videos of their children throughout the day to see what they're doing.
I feel that my son is very supported and the ladies are doing the best they can to help with his development. I can see a change in his behaviour, whenever he goes to Katie and Danielle he's getting his little backpack ready and can't wait to meet and play with other children as well. When he used to go to the preschool before, he was crying and didn't seem to be happy to go there.
I'm confident now that my son gets the proper care and I would highly recommend Oak Glen. I will definitely let my little daughter come there soon as well.
Katie is a wonderful childminder, as is her colleague Danielle. The setting is perfect to provide excellent and safe childcare for our 1.5 year old daughter. As a parent herself and with a background in education, she is energetic, very understanding and really cares about the development of the children. She organises so many varied fun and educational activities of different learning styles that they all take part in, as well as baby/toddler groups and outdoor play. This shows in the pictures and updates that are sent to us very regularly. Communication is fantastic and I feel kept in the loop. The other children in her care are kind, polite and friendly and make an effort to include my daughter in what they’re up to. She also has a wide variety of toys for them all to explore, and provides enjoyable, nutritious meals as well. My daughter comes home very happy from her days at Oak Glen!
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