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Charlene
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Childminder in Orpington

Babysitter in Orpington

5 stars
(8)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 22 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

My name is Charlene LeBrasse.

I live on Sayes Court Road, which is a 3 minute walk from St. Mary Cray station in Orpington. I live with my partner of 11 years and my two children aged 5 and 9.

I have been DBS checked, hold a current Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding certificate.

I provide a welcoming and friendly home from home environment in a 3 bed semi-detached house with a garden. I am dedicated and passionate in making a happy and loving setting.

I have a play room for children, indoor activities including books, puzzles, arts and crafts along with many other items for all needs. I have a trampoline, ball pit, tents, slides, see-saw, climbing frame, scooters, bikes, hoops, sand and water, tuff tray play along with many other activities which are all covered by the EYFS.

Outdoor activities include play groups, library, parks and music groups. Special outings include Broadstairs beach, the zoo, farms and nature reserves. We also attend Forest School at least once a week.

I also offer weekend babysitting, subject to availability.

My Experience

I am PACEY qualified and have a strong network of childminders as friends.

I believe each child is an individual and I will find watching them grow and reach their full potential very fulfilling. My mission is for children to be confident.

My Qualifications

I am PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) qualified. PACEY is the standard-setting professional association for childcare professionals, including childminders.

I am always seeking to develop my skills and further my knowledge. I have completed the PACEY Cache Level 3 course - Preparing to work in Home-Based Childcare and have a long list of further training courses I have completed.

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (however flexible).

Full and part-time places available.

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Last Updated: 10/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Please discuss these with me directly.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 05/11/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 29/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 29/10/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Charlene. 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.

We were very very fortunate to find Charlene, I searched online, she popped up and immediately I got beautiful kind vibes......let’s have it right, finding the right childcare for your babies is the hardest task we all face as parents in life....and how lucky were we!! Charlene is a beautiful soul, caring kind calm and sincere, everything we look for in another human who will be fit to look after our children. The environment Charlene provides for her childcare premise is everything a child desires to fell safe and have fun, it is equipped and designed around every corner to bring fun and joy for all that join her. Myself and my Son were happy the first moment we met her and entered her home and met her family. All a very natural vibe, we have never looked back, i would recommend Charlene to everyone I know. Her communication and organisation is impeccable and a credit to any child that is lucky to be in her care, she gets a 100 star rating from us. (my son quotes are “fun, not boring, safe, great food, great facilities and great company”) !!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Louise Louise about Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 26/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 26/09/2021:

Hi Lou,
Thank you ever so much for your detailed and most kind words. I am so glad you're both happy and appreciate your feedback regarding the space I've created. I truly value our new friendship and as I always say 'it's a pleasure looking after your son'. xxx

It was our first experience with childminders and we were a bit nervous but Charlene has made it so much easier. She put an extra effort to get to know our daughter and find out her interests so she could settle in a new setting. Thanks for all your work!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for REGINA REGINA about Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 19/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 19/09/2021:

Many thanks for your feedback and kind words. It was my absolute pleasure and I'm so glad I was able to put you at ease. It has been lovely getting to know you all and wish you all the very best. x

Charlene is an absolute angel. I must admit, even though my son is a big boy I was still nervous about him having a childminder as he has never had one before. When I say he thoroughly enjoyed his time with Charlene to the point of him asking when he’s going back there! Charlene took my son for a activity that he absolutely loved, she didn’t have to do that but she makes sure the children are occupied and entertained when the are under her care.

Charlene is very attentive and caring. She tries her best to work around you and tries her best to be as flexible as she can. The communication has always been 10/10 and she is so down to earth, you’ll find it hard not to love her!

Thank you so much Charlene for providing an amazing service. We will definitely be booking you again in the future.

Hilary xxx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Hilary I Hilary I about Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 31/07/2021


Response by Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 31/07/2021:

Hi Hilary,

Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. You've got a fantastic son, who got on really well with everyone, was willing to give things a go and an absolute pleasure to look after. I look forward seeing you both in the future. All the best and take care xxx

Charlene is extremely caring and outstanding at what she does. Aylah is always happy during her time with Charlene, going on lots of different trips and explorations as well as the countless activities they complete indoors. Charlene is also very easy to communicate with, I receive updates and pictures as well as topics and menus for the week. So sad for Aylah to be leaving in September!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Nicole Nicole about Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 12/07/2021


Response by Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 16/07/2021:

Thank you so much for your kind words Nicole. I can truely say that Aylah has been a breath of fresh air and will be truly missed. It will be a sad day when she goes and will miss our little chats, but know that she'll love and do so well at school. I wish you all the very best and want to say 'thank you' for being so supportive and such a pleasure to know throughout this time. xxx

Charlene is a great carer. We have used Charlene for over a year and wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. Ella loves going to Charlene's, which is very important to us. Charlene always has activities planned, which typically involves an adventure outdoor if the weather is good. Her home is impressive for children, full of toys and fun stuff to do. Charlene is super flexible and accomodating. If you have to work late or early, it has never been an issue having extra out-of-typical hours support.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Food
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by Avatar for David David about Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 23/04/2021


Response by Avatar for Charlene Charlene on 23/04/2021:

Many thanks for leaving me such a beautiful review and kind comments, it's been an absolute pleasure looking after Ella over this time and being able to watch her grow and develop into such a beautiful person. We all love her too and it has been a pleasure getting to know you all as a family. xx

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