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Childminder in Calcot (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 3 days

Female Member since May 2020 Last Updated Apr 2024 Last Login 19 May 2024

My Summary

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

About Me

*currently have availabilty on a Tuesday to start mid april*

After 12 years of working in childcare I launched Sweet Briar childminding in 2020.
My approach is very much child focused, and my goal is for your child to feel loved and relaxed for my home and family to be as if it were their own. We love to get out in nature, to attend a wide range of groups and also have plenty of time dedicated to independent play. I believe that for a child to flourish they need to feel secure and safe, and to be given opportunities to explore and play at their own pace. This creates a foundation of curiosity and confidence which will serve them throughout their lives.

I live with my husband, our 3 year old son and friendly spaniel in an open plan house with a designated play space and a big garden, that backs onto the beautiful Linear Park, perfectly situated within easy reach of the motorway for parents that commute, and walking distance of Calcot primary school.

I use online/app diaries to keep you up to date with your child's day, to share photos and to track their development. I accept tax free childcare and 2&3 year old funding. in s

My Experience

I blend the 12 years of experience I have from working within schools, and day nurseries with my experience as a mum to create a nurturing environment that will give your child the best of both worlds.

I also have extensive experience working with children with special educational needs, specifically Autism.

My Qualifications

Cache Level 3 for the Children and young peoples workforce.
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding children
Food hygiene level 3
Attention Autism,
Sign along,
Prevent Duty training.

My Availability

I am able to offer a limited amount of short term childcare to suit a range of requirements:
-One off childcare for events or appointments
-Emergency childcare where your current childcare is unable to open.

** adhoc care and emergency cover available **

Overnight/evening care may also be available from my premises.

I currently only provide a babysitting service for existing customers.

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes no yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes no yes yes no no no
After School yes no yes yes no no no
Evening yes no yes yes no no no
Overnight yes no yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 02/11/2023

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £13.00 per hour

Full time care is £7.00 per hour 8 - 5pm

Snacks meals and trips included.
For part-time contracts, emergency or short term childcare cover, or out-of-hours care please enquire as the rate will vary according to the number of hours and timings required.

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 Childminding Agency Certificate (added 28/03/2021)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 (added 20/05/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 20/05/2020)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 20/05/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 20/05/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Food hygiene (added 20/05/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 20/05/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Alice. 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.

Alice looked after my two children for around 3 years, initially all day then afterschool care. She was simply fantastic with them. She provides excellent activities, food and I found her gentle and caring style worked very well well for my two children.

She is organised, transparent and clear with billing and admin. She was really helpful when we needed some short notice flexibility too.

She and her family felt like part of our family. My two children love her dearly and were very sad when we left the area but I am sure we will all stay in touch.

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

by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for Alice Alice on 29/10/2023

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