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5 stars (7)

Childminder in Farnborough

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 24 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

OUTSTANDING in all areas of development

BREAKFAST CLUB 7.45am -9am includes breakfast.
Drop off at St BERNADETTE school only !!
Please call to discuss your requirements thank you .

Hello and Welcome
I live close to Farnborough main station ideal for the London or Portsmouth commute

I live with my husband and our youngest daughter.
We have three children the other two have now flown the nest and have children of their own .

As parents we always doubt what we're doing questioning the choices we make for our children returning to work and choosing the correct childcare can feel just as daunting ,So whilst your busy working as we all have to let me put your mind at rest

I provide quality care working alongside you to love care and nurture your child to encourage confidence ,happiness,compassion and understanding within every child,ensuring their individual needs are met and supported within a fun family environment.

Quote from my Ofsted report "The childminder has very good relationships with parents,they confirm they find the childminding service "excellent". Parents are very happy with the childminders care of their children and her "fantastic work " providing a loving home from home setting.

I've been minding since 1998, I have plenty of years of childcare experience and knowledge gained working with families nannying/within a private nursery/childminding,and last but not least raising our own children

I offer a stimulating fun,caring environment for your child to learn and play
Children enjoy the sensory room our quiet space the opportunity to engage their senses, read together in a calm environment
We enjoy activities such as arts & crafts,messy and sensory play with sand and mud !
Discovery walks,visits to local parks and ponds
Alice Holt
The look out discovery centre,and more

To encourage social play we attend play groups,rhyme time,soft play area.

I have a purpose built summer house where the children have lots of fun choosing from a wide range of toys and learning activities ,where they can develop there learning skills with independence with lots of choices such as dress up,cars,train set,building blocks puzzles,books dolls and much more.
This offers a really relaxing space, encouraging free flow play into the garden,where they search for treasure on the pirate ship .

After our busy day playing we like to rest our body and minds with yoga especially developed for the children,this is great way to end the day

All aspects of Early Years Foundation Stage are covered within all activities.

We are a pet friendly home we have 2 cats raised with the family.

My Experience

Ofsted registered minder since 1998
Enhanced DBS
Pacey member.
Private nanny
Private Nursery Assistant
I have experience working with young children with varying disabilities, Epilepsy, Autism ,Adhd including speech and Language delay.

My Qualifications

Safeguarding Level 4
Cache level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education
Red Cross Paediatric 1st Aid
Baby Led Weaning
Food Allergy training
Early Years Foundation Stage workshops
Advanced Child Protection & Safeguarding
Makaton Sign Language (beginners)
Enhanced Safeguarding

Safeguarding & Child Protection Level 4.
GDPR & Safeguarding with Technology .
EYFS made Easy.
Communication and Language.
Supporting children with SEND.
Managing children's Behaviour & 2 year olds.
Working with parents.
Sensory play & Learning.
Child Development in Early Years.
Teaching 2&3 year olds.
Inquisitive Learning linked to Schematic play.
Education Inspection Framework

My Availability

Please contact me regarding fees

Term time only also available

Please call to arrange a visit

It’s through kind words of families past and present that make my job all the more worthwhile, please take the time to look at their reviews Thank you x

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Last Updated: 03/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Fees vary depending on your childcare requirements and age of your child

Reduced fees for full time siblings,not receiving the grant

Childcare vouchers accepted , Tax free childcare accepted

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and reviews.
please feel free to contact me for further information or to arrange a visit.


My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: Michaela cradock (added 10/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Mrs c cradock (added 10/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Charlott. 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.

From the first conversation, i just knew she was going to be great for my son and i and i was right. Even from his settling in sessions he was happy and that never stopped, he always arrived and left with a smile on his face and chatting about his day. I received regular updates in the day from Charlotte and pictures of him on his various activities to help lift my day at work (and mum guilt of leaving him).
I had moved him from a nursery to Charlotte and was concerned at first if it was a good move for him as he is very social but he thrived and made closer bonds being in a smaller group and Charlotte always had activities inside and out to keep him busy - always had a good sleep at night after a day at Charlotte's house.
No question was ever too much for Charlotte and as a first time mum and him being my only child, i had a lot. Each time they were answered and quickly relieved any worries i had.
I would 100% recommend Charlotte and her lovely home and family

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by littleL about Charlott on 15/07/2020

Charlotte had our little girl from 11 months to 3 years old. Charlotte always showed great affection towards her which gave real confidence that she really cares.
Charlotte's very good with keeping the children entertained and making learning fun. It was very common to pick our daughter up with her having made something or shouting about something exciting she's played (and learnt from).
They often went on outings to playgrounds, parks, activity centers and even a day in the Isle of White.

I would absolutely recommend Charlotte.

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by BCOW about Charlott on 07/02/2019

Our Son has been with Charlotte since he was 11 months old, she was recommended through a friend and it’s by far the best recommendation I’ve ever had.

Both myself and my husband are in the military so our lives can be hectic, with things changing on a weekly basis. Charlotte has been extremely understanding and has not only helped my son feel settled and happy at her home but also been supportive when he’s not quite understood why mummy or daddy haven’t been at home for a while due to work.

Charlotte has a great connection with all the children she cares for and you can see just how much my son adores her by the smile he greets her with every morning. She is professional, loving and also implements fair discipline when required.

My biggest fear after having my son was leaving him to go back to work but Charlotte has made that transition so much easier. I know he is safe, settled and having essential interactions with other children as well as been given the best care and love within her home.

I’ve met all of her children, grandchildren and her husband who are all extremely loving and welcoming, not forgetting her adorable pets.
My only regret is that I can’t take Charlotte and her family with us to our next military posting. They will all be greatly missed.

I would highly recommend Charlotte and Michaela as childminders.

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by Victoria about Charlott on 31/01/2019

Charlotte has been a fantastic childminder to our daughter and we feel very lucky to have been introduced to her when our daughter was still a baby. From day 1, Charlotte demonstrated her expertise in professional childcare. She organises activities that are adjusted to our daughter’s age and current skills. She monitors our daughter’s development and encourages her to practise newly learnt skills as well as gradually introduces those from the next development stage. Charlotte supported our daughter at all the important stages of her development, when she started walking, during the weaning, potty training, as well as later in her pre-school age as she is starting to read and write. The setting has been appropriately adjusted to each stage.

Charlotte encourages learning via a variety of games, songs, readings, or indoor and outdoor play activities. Our daughter absolutely loves the summer house as well as all the play area in the garden. Our daughter is bi-lingual and so it was great to see when Charlotte created a long list of flash cards and helped our daughter say the words in the second language.

While taking care of our child’s cognitive development, most importantly, Charlotte creates an environment in her house where our daughter feels happy and safe. For us as parents this is our top priority and to know that our daughter is given such care puts our mind at rest while we're busy at work. Charlotte and our daughter have gotten to know each other well and I notice a lovely bond that grew between them.

Lastly, all the family members at Charlotte house including the lovely animals have become our daughter’s friends. She knows them all by name and when we're at home she tells me what everyone was up to and how they spent their days. It's nice and reassuring to see our daughter feels at home with Charlotte's family which I think contributes even more to creating a positive and safe environment in which she can continue to grow emotionally, as well as intellectually. I completely recommend Charlotte.

  • 5 stars Overall

by emifnb about Charlott on 27/01/2019

Charlotte looked after my 15 month old daughter 2 days a week due to the nursery she attended couldn’t accommodate her fulltime. I was worried that Evie would take time to adjust to going to a new environment but straight away Charlotte made her feel comfortable and it was like Evie had always been there.

Evie’s confidence grew each week while she was with Charlotte, and she would pretty much just waved goodbye as she ran inside without looking back.

Evie enjoyed lots of time outside whether it was in the garden, the park or the summer house where there were loads more toys. Charlotte kept a diary of each day Evie was with her and discussed what adventures they had been on and any new developments, following the early years foundation stage (EYFS) system.

I would highly recommend Charlotte as a childminder 😊

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by harp87 about Charlott on 25/01/2019

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