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Kerrywl

Childminder in Barming

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Female Member since Jul 2009 Last Updated Jan 2024 Last Login 02 Mar 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hello, my name is Kerry Wornell Levett, I am NNEB qualified (NVQ L3 equiv). I have been caring for other people's children for 32 years(!) I started my working life in 1992 as a Nanny working for some amazing families over the years, including a position at Benenden Girl's School and working for British Diplomats on a home posting. At the height of my career I interviewed for Jemima Khan and to care for the late Bobby Moore's Grandchildren. I decided on a slightly more down to earth position and worked my last 5 years as a live-in Nanny for a Baron between their houses in London, Kent and Scotland.

After having children of my own, I became a registered childminder. First and foremost though, I am a Mummy. I now know how hard it is for any parent to leave their precious little one and return to work. I like to think I support my parents as much as I can. I absolutely love my job, although they all seem to be growing up very quickly at the moment! While I would regard myself as a professional childcarer, I like to maintain a very relaxed 'home from home' environment for the children I care for. This is, in my opinion, the most suitable form of childcare for young children. I am proud to say after 32 years working consistently in childcare, I draw on a wealth of experience which I’m delighted to share with new parents embarking on their journey through parenthood. It’s not always easy and the internet doesn’t have all of the answers! We keep very busy with messy activities, cooking, singing, dancing and stories to name but a few. We regularly visit local parks, libraries and toddler groups. I have annual membership to Kent Life and we meet up with other childminders in the local area. Most importantly I give the children lots of love and pay attention to their individual needs and interests. I only provide care for preschool children, I don’t offer preschool or school pick ups/drop offs as this proves too disruptive to our day.

All pre school children have:

•Daily diary and photographs
•2 year old development check & transitional documents (EYFS requirement)

All of these are intended to be an informal two way flow of information between myself and parents which can be kept to look back on in years to come.

I am registered to receive tax free childcare payments.

Some excerpts from my references:

'We can without a doubt say that she (Kerry) is one of the best things that has happened to our son but also to us as a family. We have a very busy work schedule and she has always been there for us and our son.

'When I had to go back to work I was so happy that Kerry would be looking after my daughter as I knew she would be well cared for in a loving, warm and happy 'home from home' environment. My daughter never once didn't want to go to Kerry's. Even during holidays I would ask her where she would like to go out for the day, and her reply would be to 'Kerry's'!'

'We were always very reassured by Kerry's flexibility and, most of all reliability which made my return to work much easier. Kerry never let us down with our son's care or changed plans at the last minute and I have always been able to contact her quickly whenever I've needed to'

'It is impossible to know how one's children would turn out under different circumstances, but the fact that ours are generally contented, affable and well behaved, whilst displaying their own individual characters, is, I am sure, a tribute to Kerry's influence. I have learnt a great deal from observing her with the children.'

'Kerry's performance has been particularly strong with our younger children for whom she has been a rock of stability and love, setting consistent limits for them but allowing them within those limits plenty of freedom to explore and grow.'

All references can be viewed in full in my folder and verified. Please give me a call to discuss your childcare needs.

Kerry

My Experience

•32 years experience of caring for other people's children in a professional capacity from birth to 15 years
•7 years as London and South East area manager for 'The Wedding Creche Service' (Mobile Creche Company)
•Mummy for 19 years!
•Ofsted Registered Childminder in Kings Hill, then Barming for 18 years with 4 inspections; consistently 'Good'
•Former co-ordinator of The Kings Hill Childminders Group



All references and certificates can be seen in my portfolio and checked

My Qualifications

NNEB (NVQ L3 equivalent)
Introduction to Childminding Practice
12 hour Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Hygiene
Safeguarding Training for Childminders (Designated Responsibility)
Prevent Duty Training

My Availability

I am full at the present time but am operating a waiting list. Please contact me for details.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes 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: 18/01/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
14 May 2019
4 January 2016 - Good
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My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 14/06/2022)
  • DBS Check (added 14/06/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 12/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/11/2020)
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