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Caroline
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Childminder in Swindon

5 stars
(8)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 09 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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Hi, my name is Caroline I am Ofsted registered, (gaining GOOD at my last inspection) I have been caring for children for 20+ years. I have one daughter who is in her 20s and is adored by the children I care for, she also has obtained a DBS check. I have a happy, friendly and welcoming home from home setting providing plenty of stimulation for little ones to grow & develop. There are plenty of play parks within easy access, west Swindon providing many opportunities for outside walks, exploring, picnics and duck feeding to name a few. Town Gardens is one of the places my children love to visit, they enjoy feeding the squirrels and seeing the birds in their aviary. I regularly get together with other childminders to give the children in my care the opportunity to play and interact with other adults and children and also attend local playgroups (These are currently closed during this Covid-19 pandemic) My goal is to give the children happy and enjoyable memories whilst providing parents peace of mind whilst they are working.
I can provide references from both past and present parents.

My Experience

I qualified initially as a Nursery Nurse before taking the leap to become qualified childminder when my daughter was little and have not regretted my decision. The satisfaction in seeing babies grow and blossom is very rewarding and knowing that I have helped in that process for them to reach their full potential brings a smile to my face. I have worked in private nurseries/kindergarten, Creche, pre-school and as a Deputy Manager of Swindon Borough councils holiday club. My main love though is to care for little ones in a home environment.

I pride myself in providing a high standard of care and work in partnership with parents to ensure that all the children’s needs are met, both educationally and developmentally.
All the children in my care started when they were between 4m-1yr so I have many years experience caring for babies. As my own daughter was born at 33 wks I have premature experience too.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered
Qualified Nursery Nurse
Enhanced DBS Checked
NVQ 3 Children's Care, Learning and Development
Paediatric 1st Aid
Child Protection Level 2+
Health & Food Hygiene
Fully Insured
Full Clean Driving Licence
Stage 2 Trio Quality Childminding Network
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Transition to School
Children returning to Childcare post Covid-19

I also attend various training courses run by Swindon Borough Council and Webinars on Childcare.co.uk to keep my practice up to date.

My Availability

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Last Updated: 27/01/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.70 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 Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 22/07/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 22/07/2017)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Caroline. 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.

Caroline has been looking after my 1 year old for around 3 months now and they love going to ‘Caroline’s’ they have learnt loads, they go out during the day and are occupied at home.
Caroline is a very friendly, fun, practical and genuine lady and I would recommend her to anyone!

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by Avatar for claire claire about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 24/03/2021

We have used Caroline as our childminder for nearly a year and a half (since March 2019) and could not have been happier with our choice. Caroline was recommended to us through my sister who had sent both of her children to Caroline's care previously, so to us this was a tried and tested relationship, and felt like keeping things in the family. And that's how it's felt really, Caroline has been completely invaluable to us. I was nervous to leave my quite clingy little one, but knew that in a smaller childminder setting she could feel more like a home from home, and learn some social skills in a more intimate environment rather than be overwhelmed in a more noisy manic nursery type setting Ever since my daughter has been going 3 days a week she has gained in confidence, speech, and manners to name but a few. You can tell the little ones adore Caroline, as will go off merrily into the house and happy to sit with and cuddle, but also respect instructions and behaviour boundaries as no nonsense is tolerated - which has been great as I can on occasion be too soft and happy to know the line is being towed! It's clear Caroline has been in the profession for some time as she is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to many aspects of the children she cares for. It's such a relief to know your little one is in great hands and with someone who takes a personal interest in their development and well being. Caroline always takes the time to provide important information and feedback, has kindly acted as a sounding board provided advice when requested. I feel we have gained a lifelong friend and support in Caroline and could not recommend her enough.

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by Avatar for Mel Mel about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 12/08/2020

Caroline has looked after our son since he was 9 months old, she's been absolutely amazing and the perfect choice for us. She has been a childminder for over 20 year's and he experience certainly shows. Her home is immaculate, she is extremely professional, meticulous with her governance and communicates with us each day. More importantly she is a loving, kind person whom has been instrumental in the upbringing of our little boy. With Caroline's experience come all the extras you just don't get with other child minders. She's a font of knowledge, full of helpful tips and brings out the best in you as a parent... Super nanny doesn't do her justice.

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by Avatar for emma emma about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 25/06/2020

We were extremely anxious about leaving our little one with a Childminder as we previously had only a very brief experience with a nursery that did not go to plan.

From the moment that contact with Caroline was made we were instantly put at ease, and taking the time to have that telephone conversation about our routine and needs alongside the opportunity for a visit and taster session went a very long way!

We have been with Caroline for 5 months now and our little one has settled like a dream. He is so much happier in a home environment and is developing so well. Caroline provides regular updates and occasional photos of days out or activities, and even takes the time to ask after them when they are not with her which is very much appreciated.

Overall we cannot be happier with Caroline taking care of our little one, it takes a lot to trust a stranger with something so precious but we are extremely grateful to have found her.

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by Avatar for Dan1985 Dan1985 about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 23/10/2019

I am so happy with the care my daughter has recieved from Caroline, I would highly recommend her and I will definitely use her service again if I need to in the future.

Caroline's warm and friendly nature has made leaving her so easy, while her no nonsence approach has improved my daughters behaviour and manners. Every day has a wide range of activities while still providing structure and routine.

Every step of the way Caroline has worked alongside me with great communication to aid her progress from fussy eating to potty training. She has always been flexible and if has space will accommodate extra days.

I know my daughter will miss Caroline and the other children in her care but I know Caroline has prepared and taught her everything she needs to move forward at Pre-School.

Thank you Caroline for everything

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by Avatar for jaz jaz about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 13/02/2019

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