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Childminder in Highbridge

Babysitter in Highbridge

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 23 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

* Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted (September 2016)
* Accredited Curiosity Approach setting.
* 5* Food hygiene rating
* BA(Hons) Early Years
* Home from home setting

I live in a 4 bedroom house in Highbridge with my two boys aged 12 and 5 years old.

I have a living room and kitchen / diner which provides lots of space to play whilst being welcoming and homely. I also have a secure garden.

I have a selection of toys and games as well as 'open ended resources' allowing children to use their creativity and imagination to play. For children in the Early Years age group I will plan activities based on their individual interest's and next steps to help them learn and achieve, whilst having lots of fun! I follow the Early Years Foundation stage.

There is a play park within a short walk from my house which we will visit often. I also plan to take the children to the beach regularly as well as many other outings. We have a membership to Puxton park.

I use an online system called Kinderly to share photos and observations of your child's time at my setting. You will be able to view these photos and observations from your mobile, tablet or PC. I also complete a termly review to highlight your child's progress and to help plan for their 'next steps'.

My Experience

I completed my level 3 BTEC national diploma in Early years at Bridgwater college in 2005. After college I went on to work in a nursery setting, working with children from 6 weeks - 5 years. Whilst working I completed my degree in Early Years with the Open University. Completing my degree gave me a huge amount of knowledge in regards to supporting learning and development which I am now able to implement into my practice.

I decided to become a childminder so I can provide quality care and fun learning opportunities for children in a homely environment. I registered as a childminder in March 2013.

My Qualifications

The following courses will be reviewed at least every 2 years
• Safeguarding (last completed April 2019)

The following courses will be reviewed at least every 3 years
• Paediatric First aid (last completed July 2019)
• Food safety and hygiene (last completed Oct 2017)

I have also completed the following training (newest first):
• Individual planning (2019)
• Group planning (2019)
• Observations, assessment and planning (2019)
• Cultural capitol (2019)
• The baby room (2019)
• Promoting positive behaviour (2019)
• Curiosity approach accreditation (2019)
• Narrowing the gaps webinar (2018)
• SEF webinar (2018)
• Caring for babies webinar (2018)
• Nutrition in the early years (2017)
• Children leading the way in outdoor play SCMA conference (2017)
• On the spot planning webinar (2017)
• Emotional coaching (2017)
• Phonics for pre-school children (2017)
• Learning through play in the early years (2017)
• Basic awareness of child and adult sexual exploitation (2017)
• Managing behaviour (2016)
• Fulfilling the role of key person (2016)
• The prevent duty (2015)
• Food allergy requirements (2015)
• Recognising and supporting children with SEN (2014)
• An enabling learning environment (2014)
• BA(Hons) Early Years (2012)
• ENCO (2012)
• Local authority approved Childminding course (2012)
• Positive impressions of different cultures and faiths (2011)
• Persona doll awareness session (2010)
• Physical development in the foundations stage (2006)
• BTEC nation diploma in Early Years: Level 3. Grade: distinction (2005)
• Forest school assistant leader award (2005)
• Somerset Total Communication – introduction (2005)
• Early years art enrichment (2005)
• GNVQ Information and communication technology (2003) Distinction
• GCSE’S (2003):

My Availability


Please contact me to arrange a visit or to discuss future availability.

My usual opening hours are 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday

I am closed on bank holidays.

I will close for my own holiday for a total of 4 weeks each year and I will give as much notice as I can.

*** Early start / late finish, care on bank holidays and care outside of contracted hours may be available on request ***

I am able to drop off and collect children from Burnham-on-Sea infants school and St Andrews school.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no 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: 08/06/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.20 per hour

School children
£4.20 per hour

Early Years children
£4.80 per hour
My hourly fee includes...
- Home cooked meals
A home made, healthy and balanced cooked meal for lunch and a lighter meal for tea (for example, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, beans on toast)
- All snacks
- All costs for school run drop offs and collections, outings, activities and resources
- Early Years children - You will have access to an online Kinderly account where you will be kept up to date with your child's learning journey with photos, observations and individual next steps planning and a daily diary.

Contracts can be term time only or all year round.

Early years children are required to do a minimum of 2 days per week and 5 hours per session. This is to help me get to know each child and for them to feel confident and secure at Kelly's House so I can best meet their needs and support their individual learning and development.

TAX FREE CHILDCARE - The government tax free childcare scheme will pay up to 20% of your childcare costs if eligible. The government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay for childcare. You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.

You might be able to get up to 85% of childcare costs paid.

15 hours fully funded childcare for 2 year olds who meet the eligibility criteria.
15 or 30 hours (depending on your circumstances) fully funded childcare provided for 3 and 4 year olds.

*Please see for information about support for childcare costs.

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: Paediatric first aid (added 23/05/2017)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 23/05/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/05/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Kellys_House. 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 daughter loves going to Kelly. Kelly is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. She is flexible when I've needed extra sessions and quick to reply messages. I love that her setting and the activities are varied and change with the children's interests. Thank you Kelly.

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

by laurendu about Kellys_House on 24/02/2019

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