I am a child-minder based in Chelmsford, close to Admirals park. My setting is known as Giggle bugs.
I run a small scale family service. I have 3 children of my own & a wealth of experience not only with the care of my children but also as a former nanny.
I pride myself on my professionalism & commitment to each individual child allowing them to reach their full potential whilst playing and having fun.
We enjoy all areas of play from messy, outdoor activities, craft, baking, role play,construction, junk modelling, make believe, dressing up....
We enjoy activities to local parks, playgrounds, feeding the ducks, toddler groups and local places around us.
Previous employment as a nanny in both live in & live out positions (1990-2005)
Experience caring for children between the ages of birth to 14.
Experience & care with twins
Work experience within a pre-school setting & nursery
Working alongside a parent whose child has additional needs-to provide support and assistance
Voluntary experience within a local school
Ofsted registered since 2006
(City and Guids 331-family & community care).- Equivalent to an NVQ 3
Diploma in Home-based Childcare - Level 3. Grade A
Paediatric First Aid Certified.
Early years Foundation Stage.
Signalong phase 1 (basic signing skills)
Monday to Friday - 8am-6pm
Available to be flexible around parents needs and working hours.
(Earlier or later hours subject to terms and conditions)
Occasional days./Flexible sessions - looking for a couple of hours to yourself-a little bit of me time!!
(minimum booking period of 1 hour.)
Over night care
Baby sitting (day/week day evenings/weekend/overnight)
At this present time i have vacancies. please contact for further information
|Last Updated: 10/08/2018|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.25 per hour
Snacks and drinks provided
Baby sitting (please contact for further information)
Over night (please contact for further information)
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.
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We have sent our son to Kate since he was just over a year old, first on an ad hoc basis and then more regularly as I returned to work. I know he is very happy in Kate's setting and often comes home to tell us all about the activities and outings he had at 'Katie's house'.
Kate prepares activities and trips outdoors to the park, library, and local playgroups, and our son really enjoys going out to explore. Kate has a beautiful home and a wonderful setting which is very safe and allows the children to explore during play.
I would recommend Kate without any hesitation.
I have used gigglebugs on an ad hoc basis since I went back to work in October. I will continue using Kate for as long as I have to work! My daughter has settled in amazingly well and thoroughly enjoys her time there with Kate and the other children. It's awful having to leave her to go to work, but at least I am comforted in the fact Ruby loves it there and she holds her arms out for Kate when we arrive, and waves me goodbye! Kate gives us a daily diary of what Ruby has been up to, such as playtime, nap time, food, or rhyme time at the library, and we can write in it anything we want Kate to know too. If Ruby has been ill and I've been worried Kate is always at the end of the phone and keeps me well informed. If you are considering using Gigglebugs, I would recommend you go for it :-)
We have used Giggle Bugs for the past 6 months on an adhoc basis and I can truly say its been a dream. It can be very apprehensive leaving your little one's but I had no cause for concern ever. Kate's setting is great as he had loads of toys to play with and she always fully informed me of his development and he even had his own diary with how he was progressing. A fully experienced childminder who thoroughly loves children and had we not moved to Surrey I would have continued with Kate for the forseeable future. Cant recommend enough!
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