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Childminder in Caterham

5 stars

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Female Member since Aug 2023 Last Updated Mar 2024 Last Login 11 Apr 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
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


Bug and Bean childcare is a home from home setting ran by Mary Ottlyk and Stephanie Wilson. Bug and Bean was born from wanting to create a setting that we would be happy for our own children to attend. We wanted a mixture of a loving home from home environment where we knew our children were being nurtured and loved. But also being given a variety of opportunities to explore, play and learn in the hopes of creating well rounded engaging and happy little people.

Bug and Bean is based in Caterham on the Hill, at the home of Mary. We have a large playroom equipped with toys, books, resources and equipment to suit all ages. A designated nap and quiet area, open plan kitchen/diner for meals and crafts The garden is fully secure with lots of space to run around and play. Just on our doorstop is Kenley aerodrome and Coulsdon common ready for adventures.
Alongside following the EYFS curriculum we will take our inspiration from the children.

Activities and outings will be planned around the children's interests and will be designed to encourage them to achieve the next steps.

We use an App to keep parents informed of the children's day. We upload photos and videos. Track feeds, naps and changes. all contracts and policies are also available on the app.

My Experience

Mary and Steph met as mums to be on an NCT course. They have become firm friends since their children were born and keen to explore what other opportunities lay ahead for them after maternity leave, we have embarked on this amazing adventure having spent the last year bringing up our own children, supporting friends with childcare and studying early years.

Steph’s background has been predominantly working within the arts. She has a degree in drama and spent 7 years working within talent management before moving into recruitment. Steph is passionate about the arts, music and storytelling. She will spend her time at Bug and Bean encouraging the children to use their imagination through play, find joy in the pages of a book and have a good old boogie to get those bodies moving.

Mary is the oldest of five siblings so is no stranger to a busy house. A trained beautician she has spent the last 12 years ensuring the residents of Wimbledon are pampered, relaxed and well groomed. A love for the outdoors and all things green fingered. Mary will be encouraging all the children to get outside to explore, discover and create whatever the weather.

My Qualifications

Introductory Training Course (Ofsted Recognised)
•Understanding and working with the Early Years Foundation (EYFS)
•Recording Children’s Development
•Safeguarding Children
•Developing Children’s Learning
•Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting
Tigerlily Full Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Safeguarding
Attachment Theory: The impact it has on a child development
Food Hygiene
Nutrition: Healthy Eating in the Early Years and Why it Matters
Autism Awareness
Data Protection for Childminders

My Availability

Wrap around care (School Drop off and pick up) available Monday to Friday 7.30am drop off (includes Breakfast) latest pick up 6pm (includes Dinner)

Full time care available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am drop off and latest pick up 6pm. Early drop off available for an additional £5 at 7.30am (includes Breakfast)
Full time care includes Lunch, Dinner and Snacks.

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Last Updated: 28/03/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

£10 before school (includes Breakfast) £20 after school (includes Dinner)

Early drop off is Available for an additional £5 (includes Breakfast)

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate (added 17/10/2023)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/10/2023)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 17/10/2023)
  • DBS Check (added 17/10/2023)
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Below are the latest reviews for Mary. 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.

My son has been with Mary and Steph for around 2 months, they have been amazing with him. They always have great activities planned for the day, and my son is always happy to be in their care.
They are both very professional and have extensive knowledge in childcare and education.

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

by Avatar for Georgia Georgia about Avatar for Mary Mary on 02/04/2024

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