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Childminder in Southend

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2020 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 25 Sep 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hello and Thank you for your interest.
I am not currently working as a childminder at the moment but am planning to return to childminding -in Southend -once the pandemic is over. Thank you for your understanding.

I'm a Reyal/ofsted Registered childminder with a home from home friendly environment.

My name is Carlene and I have 3 almost grown up sons now in work/ university. (age 21: border force apprentice 19: 3D computer/art student and 19: composition/music student )

We have just moved to Southend and are very excited to be close to the beech/parks and high street with a great garden.

Experience with twins
Experience with newborns
Flexible to shift patterns

My Experience

The following was written in my registration report June 2020: ”Carlene came across very warm, friendly and welcoming on our zoom call and she is even more so in person. She has a calm and caring nature that oozes from her.
Carlene’s parental experience will make her transition into childminding easy as I have no doubt that is able to relate to young children.
Carlene’s home offers a cosy and relaxed atmosphere meaning that children and families will be able to settle in and be happy within the environment.
Carlene has many resources ready for children of all ages to start and is obviously passionate about the level of service she desires to provide. Her aim is to offer forest school and outdoor learning which is fabulous for the children’s learning and development.

It has been a pleasure meeting you Carlene and I very much look forward to hearing about your progress on my next visit. Congratulations and welcome to the Rutland family!”

Prior experience:
I teach violin for Havering Music School ( Saturday music school) and have taught music privately for years so the children in my care will benefit from Early musical encouragement

I have also worked as a Registered Nurse (mental health) for 10 years where I learnt how vital the early years are to the development of resilience, critical thinking, and most importantly confidence in individuals.

My Qualifications

Carlene’s Qualifications:
• REYAL/Ofsted Registered
• Registered Nurse (NMC Registered)
• Psychosocial Degree BA Hons ( included child development )
• Cache Level 3 Award in Homebased childcare
• Paediatric First Aid / Safeguarding Trained
• Special Educational Needs Trained/experienced
• Member of Forest Childminding Association
• Member of Childminding Best Practice Club
• Mum of three almost grown starseed children (including twins)
• Safeguarding Children/ Child Protection training
• DBS Checked & Approved
• Public Liability Insurance
• Gluten Free Specialist/Dairy free/ allergy/intolerance specialist

My Availability

Availability is from 7 am to 7 pm and I pride myself on being flexible so if you need hours outside the above please contact me to discuss.

As a nurse I remember how difficult it was be to find a childminder who worked to shift patterns. If you are a key worker having this difficulty contact me to discuss the potential for managing shift patterns with childcare.

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Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Contact for information, from £6
per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 30/07/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 02/07/2020)
  • UK Passport (added 02/07/2020)
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