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Childminder in Hereford

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 18 Jan 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder with a DBS and public liability insurance with Childcare.co.uk Insurance. I have all the relevant qualifications needed when working with children including my BA (hons) in Childhood Study.

I am really enjoying the job and all the challenges that it brings with it. I live on the north side of Hereford, very close to the city center, with my husband who also has an enhanced CRB and my three girls. I have got five cats and two rabbits so I wouldn't be able to take on any children who have any allergies as it would not be fair on the children.

As well as Childminding I have also had experience at running a crèche for the Herefordshire Nature Trust Wildplay while they were running training sessions.

During COVID-19 I opened up and am currently Manager of the Childminding Hub at Greencroft Children's Centre with four other childminders providing care and support to key workers and vulnerable children.

If you would like a full prospectus which explains everything that i do including all of my policies, then please do not hesitate to contact me and i will either email it or send one out to you straight away depending on what is easier for you.

My Experience

I have been childminding since September 2009 and I am used to looking after several children ages ranging from 7 months to 11 years as well as my own children. I am constantly learning and enjoying at the same time.

Running a crèche for Wildplay with four staff and several children.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Hygeine and Safety
Level 3 Introduction to Childcare Practice (ICP)
Infection Control
Safeguarding Children Training - Level 1
EYFS Overview 4
Working with Parents
SENCO Training
Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare (DHC)
Level 4 of the Early Years Foundation Degree for Babies and Young Children.
Level 5 of the Early Years Foundation Degree for Babies and Young Children.
Level 6 BA (hons) Childhood Studies
GNVQ Level 2 Outdoor Playworking
Level 3 ELKLAN 0-3 years Language Builders
Working towards Level 4 ELKLAN and becoming an Accredited Communication Friendly Setting.

My Availability

My opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday but i can be flexible depending on what is needed. I currently only have Monday's and Thursday's becoming available in July.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My fees cover all the care and resources for your children, all the snacks through the day (not lunch or dinner). It also covers all the costs of trips to children's groups/centres and also outings such as Play Planet, castles, walks in forests/woods and parks and the butterfly park and maze. If it is a more expensive trip than usual, I would ask for some money towards it if you were happy for your child to go, but this is very rare.

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 Certificate (added 04/02/2019)
  • Inspection Report: 2017 Ofsted Inspection Report (added 04/02/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: BA (hons) In Childhood Studies (added 29/09/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 29/09/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 29/09/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for LittleStarsHereford. 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.

Carla had my son from 5months - 2yrs 2months, when he moved to nursery when I moved jobs. He thrived and we were truly sorry to move him on. Carla always takes them out and on great trips. He has grown into a caring and kind little boy, we owe a lot to Carla and her family for their influence.

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

by Avatar for Lou Lou about Avatar for LittleStarsHereford LittleStarsHereford on 19/01/2020

Response by Avatar for LittleStarsHereford LittleStarsHereford on 20/01/2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely review you have left me. I loved looking after your little boy for the time I had him as did all my family, thank you so much for giving us that opportunity to care for him and hope to stay in touch with you all.

Carla looked after our daughters, aged 10 months and 2 years, while we were attending a friend's wedding in Hereford. She was absolutely fantastic. Nothing could faze her, including grumpy toddlers in unusual surroundings! As a result, we had a fantastic, relaxed day, and our older daughter still talks about her and the songs they sang together. We're just so sad that she doesn't live closer to our home town!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for KathrinH KathrinH about Avatar for LittleStarsHereford LittleStarsHereford on 21/09/2011

Response by Avatar for LittleStarsHereford LittleStarsHereford on 22/09/2011:

Thank you for your kind review, it was a joy to meet you, your husband and your two lovely daughters. I hope that one day i will get see you all again and hope to stay in touch xx

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