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Childminder in Newcastle Under Lyme

4.75 stars

Female Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 07 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
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

About Me

Hello. My name is Claire Edwards, known as Care By Claire. i am married with 2 children. We live at Rutherford ave Westbury Park, Clayton Newcastle Under Lyme. I have been childminding for 13 years with all my places full and have loved every minute of it. I have all the relevant qualifications required for childminding and thrive to learn more.I provide a caring, fun and stimulating environment for children in my care. We enjoy all aspects of socializing inc toddler groups and walks in trentham gardens. We live in a nice modern detached house with a separate playroom dedicated to childminding. I also have a safe and secure garden for the children to play with lots of outdoor toys. i offer the goverment funding for 2,3 and 4 year olds.Please contact me or message me for more information. Feel free if you have any quiries.

Thanks claire xx

My Experience

I am a mum of a 19year old and a 15 year old. I previously worked at seabridge pre-school for a year. I have been childminding now for 11 years.

My Qualifications

I am ofsted registered graded good with outstanding relationship with the children. I have passed my first aid course and also have a diploma in home based childcare. I regually atend training sessions as they arise.

I hold a level 2 in food hygene

I have just comleated training in health and saftey.

My Availability

Please contact me for avalilty.

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Last Updated: 06/10/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me for fees info. I am competitive with other childminders in my area.
My fees are £40 a day for a max if 8 hours. Anything over the 8 hours is charged at £6 per hour.

All fees for under 5 include snacks and drinks.

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My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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2 November 2017
13 January 2014 - 2
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Below are the latest reviews for Claire. 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.

Claire is a wonderful childminder and holds great relationships with her minded children .

  • 4 stars Overall

by Avatar for nmcoxy nmcoxy about Avatar for Claire Claire on 02/05/2014

We just wanted to let everyone know what a perfect choice Claire is to look after your little ones. We like any other parent spent weeks looking around nurseries and other childminders trying to find where our 11 month old daughter could go. This is one of the toughest things we have had to do especially for my wife who was upset about having to leave our daughter Amy when returning to work.

The choice was made easily for us after speaking with Claire on the phone and in person. She was the first person we spoke to who was more interested in Amy than it been about a business or how much money she could make. Claire's house is close to ours and is fantastic, plenty of space for the kids including a playroom and beautiful garden.

Claire is a natural with the kids and Amy is spoilt whilst there and enjoys lots of exciting trips including Trentham Gardens and various playgroups. Claire invited us to one of the playgroups and whilst other the other childminders sat around the edge talking to each other and not paying any attention, Claire was sat in the middle playing with the kids she was looking after and you could tell they loved it!!

Claire has been brilliant with us and gave so much support especially to my wife who was heartbroken to be going back to work. It's very clear Claire cares for not just the kids but also the parents and is flexible and always offering reassurance and sending photos. Amy comes home everyday and has clearly had a fantastic time. It's great meeting Claire's family, her husband is really nice and her two children dote on Amy and its just great to see.

I won't waffle on anymore as I could keep writing and everything is positive. I will leave you with thought

" If Carlsberg made childminders.........."

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Claire Claire on 07/07/2013

Response by Avatar for Claire Claire on 10/07/2013:

Rrrrr thats lovely. Thanks for the fantastic review its nice to know ime appreciated. Its nice to be trusted with peoples most treasured babys. As I understand its the hardest hurdle so far finding someone to care for them like you would xx thanks chris and jude xxxx

I'm sure all parents reading this will agree that finding someone to care for your child can be one of the hardest, nerve wrecking tasks known to us. We search high and low trying to find somebody that suits yours and your child's needs.....hard isn't it.
As parents we want some body reliable, flexible, honest, caring and also some one who cares for your child's safety as much as you do.
I can honestly say that Claire offers every single one of these qualities to the highest standard possible. Anyone who goes into Claire's house is greeted by a warm happy atmosphere full of joy and pleasure from everyone in it.
Claire offers an exceptional service in child care. As parents we are given constant updates, pictures and also a very detailed explanation on the activities our children have participated in whilst under Claire's watchful eye. My children love going to Claire's as there's always something to do. Claire has a purpose built extension/playroom to carry out the job you can tell she loves doing.
Claire's ability to be able to offer a reliable, caring service where nothing is ever to much trouble for her makes her one of the beat in the business. I am more than happy with the level off service she provides.......,believe me it's exceptional.
Thank you for making finding a child minder so easy Claire.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Claire Claire on 04/02/2013

Response by Avatar for Claire Claire on 05/02/2013:

Thanks for the great review Andy and Kassy its lovelly to know the work i do is appreciated. Such kind words thanks again claire xx

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