5 stars (6)

Childminder in Farnborough

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 23 Apr 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

“OUTSTANDING “ in all Areas of development

******Full time space available to start end of July *****

Hi I’m Charlotte I live close to Farnborough main station ideal for the London or Portsmouth commute

I live with my husband of 26 years and our youngest daughter soon to be 18 ! Wow I don't know where that time has gone !
We have 3 children the other two have now flown the nest,we've also been blessed with 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Our daughter Michaela currently works alongside me as my assistant she has all Ofsted required checks ,Dbs and First Aid she has a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Michaela enjoys working alongside the children she’s always expanding her CPD and extending her knowledge of the EYFS


As parents we always doubt what we're doing in the choices we make for our children only you know what's best for them.
however there comes a time when you need to extend your childcare needs
So whilst your busy working as we all have too, let us put your mind at rest
We provide quality care working alongside you to love care and nurture your child.

Our aim is 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 as a Nanny. Within a private Nursery. Childminding. And not forgetting our own children

We offer a stimulating fun,caring environment for your child to learn and play
We have a lovely 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.

We 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 rest our body and minds with yoga, developed for the children this is great fun a 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 a couple of cats and one well trained dog raised with our children from 8 weeks, she's now 11 and more interested In sleeping all day the children are taught to care for and treat the animals the correct way

My Experience

Ofsted registered minder since 1998
Enhanced DBS
member of Pacey
Private nanny
Private Nursery Assistant
I have experience working with young children with varying disabilities, Epilepsy, Autism and ADHD

My Qualifications

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

CPD
Communication and Language
Supporting children with SEND
Managing children's Behaviour & 2 year olds
Working with parents
Sensory play
Teaching 2&3 year olds

My Availability

Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.30 some flexibility either side

St Bernadette primary school year R drop off /pick up from September

St Bernadette pre school pick up only,from September
availability Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday collection at 3pm or just before allowing time to reach st Bernadette school on time , Friday collection at 1pm


Term time only also available

Please call to arrange a visit

Families past and present have kindly taken the time to leave reviews please enjoy reading them

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Last Updated: 21/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Reduced fees for full time siblings,not receiving the grant

Childcare vouchers accepted

15 hours funding for eligible 2 yr old when placed here for minimum 30 hours

30 hours funded place for 3 yrs + when placed here for 50 hours

Fees vary depending on hours required, to be discussed further upon visit

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.

Charlotte

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

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  • First Aid Certificate: Michaela cradock (added 10/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Mrs c cradock (added 10/01/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)

Reviews

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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 about Charlotte 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 about Charlotte 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 about Charlotte 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 about Charlotte on 25/01/2019

Charlotte looked after my son full time from the age of one until he went to school last year.

I was extremely happy with the care Jack received, and the great progress he made whilst in Charlotte's care. Charlotte's home was always welcoming, clean and well organised and Jack had great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care. Beyond all this though, it was Charlotte's warm and friendly but no nonsense approach which set her apart from other childminders we have experienced.

She provided a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise. I know that Jack enjoyed drawing and sticking, reading and puzzles as well as outings to the park and playgroups, trips to feed the ducks and walks in the woods.

Charlotte is a great communicator and had no trouble in gaining Jack's confidence and therefore encouraged good behaviour and kindness and compassion to others, both skills which are important to us at home. When Jack stepped outside his boundaries she responded with firm but kind discipline explaining what we would like to see in terms which he understood. When he was hurt or feeling under the weather I know that he felt happy to be comforted by her.

Charlotte completed a diary detailing what Jack had done each day. From this I had a complete picture of his whole day including what he had eaten and all his activities. This helped me to feel involved with his care and helped me to be able to talk to him about his day.

All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care Jack received and I’m certain that being in such a positive and happy environment has helped him develop into a confident and self assured boy.

I would absolutely recommend Charlotte as a great and reliable childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Charlotte on 01/04/2013

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