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Childminder in Torquay

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Female Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Mar 2024 Last Login 05 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi, my name is Carolyne and I have over 40 years childcare experience. I have 4 grandsons and have cared for many more babies and young children over the years.

I am OFSTED registered to an Outstanding grade (twice so far). I provide a very wide range of activities and we visit many outside places of activities and interest inc; Woodlands, River Dart Country Park, Pennywell Farm, Plymouth Aquarium and the Zoo!

I work alongside a couple of close colleagues and their childminded children, which gives the children in my care a good social circle of peers and enables them to develop their PSED skills (Personal, Social and Emotional Development)

I am acutely aware of my responsibilities with regard to the Covid19 pandemic we find ourselves in at the moment, and therefore take a very serious view around keeping the children and myself as safe as possible.
Therefore, I only take the children to places where there are open spaces and few people. I avoid soft-play centres and play apparatus, choosing instead woodland areas, beaches, open grass areas and my own back garden.

My Experience

i have had 2 children of my own who in turn have given me 4 lovely grandchildren. I have worked in nurseries and pre-schools whilst completing my NVQ3 in Childcare and Education certificate.

I went on to become a Registered Childminder 20 years ago. I love this job and have managed to build my business up to an 'Outstanding' level.
However, I believe that there is always more to learn and I'm constantly striving to improve my practice and therefore my childcare provision.

I believe I have a good understanding of what is necessary for school readiness and the transition between new settings, including to my own setting...therefore I utilise my thrive experience and any information gained from parents/carers to make these transitions as smooth and happy as possible.

I have worked closely with an Autistic child and have become a certified member of the Makaton Friendly team.

I have also gained a certificate in an NPA Portage workshop.

My Qualifications

NVQ3 Childcare and Education

Thrive training

Makaton Freindly setting

Portage workshop

Bristol Standards-quality Assurance sceme

MANY OTHER CHILDCARE COURSES...can show my cpd if needed

My Availability

I have space for 2 early years children due to notice given for twins..

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Afternoon no yes yes yes 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: 10/03/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5.00 day-time hourly rate

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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13 April 2022
6 January 2016 - Outstanding
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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 31/03/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 31/03/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 31/03/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 31/03/2018)
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