*** Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in April 2018 ***
Experienced childminder and babysitter based in Kingswood, Wotton under Edge.
My name is Caroline and I am an Ofsted registered childminder in a happy, relaxed and friendly home in Kingswood village, Gloucestershire. I have two lovely children, a boy of 18 and a girl of 16 years.
We live in a 5 bedroomed house with lots of activities and toys for the children to play with, a stone's throw from a smashing local park to suit children of all ages. In the mornings, we attend local parks and play groups, the library, soft plays and have days out to museums. Our afternoons are spent reading, doing craft activities, going to the local park, dog walks and playing in the garden. I provide cosy sleeping facilities for the children.
I send parents pictures of their children and details of their activities during the day for piece of mind.
I provide fresh, healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day which is included in my fees and also fresh home cooked meals (see below).
I am also available for local babysitting in the evenings at £8 per hour (minimum £30 per session).
I have been a registered childminder for 13 years and can provide excellent references, upon request.
I have also worked in a nursery and pre-school.
I hold a BA Honours degree in Early Years, 2:1.
I also have an NVQ level 3 in childcare. I am DBS (CRB) checked (as is my son) and have a Level 3 paediatric first aid certificate. I have a quality assurance certificate and I am continually attending childcare courses as they become available.
I have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in April 2018.
I received the maximum of five stars for food quality and hygiene.
Daytime Childcare for babies and children.
I am available Mondays to Thursdays 7.30-4.30pm and am happy to start earlier in the mornings and finish later in the evenings on occasion, upon request. Additional fees will apply.
Unfortunately, I have no before or after school space available at present.
Babysitting, as above.
|Last Updated: 03/05/2021|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.75 per hour
£4.75 per hour including all snacks, drinks and outings.
Children can bring their own meal(s) and to provide flexibility for parents, I also offer breakfast (£1), lunch (£1.50) and a home-cooked dinner (£2).
I work all year round and also provide term-time only care at £4.95 per hour. No fees in the holidays.
I accept cash, bank transfer, all childcare vouchers and provide the 15 and 30 hours funded childcare.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Kingswood Primary School
- Exam Certificate: BA (Honours) in Early Years (added 25/09/2019)
- Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection report April 2018 (added 13/05/2018)
- UK Driving Licence (added 23/02/2017)
- Exam Certificate: Certificate of higher education (added 23/02/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2017)
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Caroline looked after my children for two years and I cannot rate her highly enough.
Her kind, caring attitude and welcoming nature were wonderful for my children and they blossomed in her care.
She provided nutritious home-cooked meals and the children would come home happy, well-fed and relaxed after having fun times out and about with Caroline. She took them to farms, soft plays, days out in the countryside and to the seaside and did lots of craft activities with them.
Caroline made my daughter feel like part of the family from day one and she was happy throughout the years she spent with her. I was very nervous about leaving her and Caroline sent me texts and photographs of my daughter's progress throughout the day, putting my mind at rest.
Caroline takes the children out to lovely places every day and provides healthy, home-cooked snacks and meals. She ensures the children share toys and treat each other with respect whilst having fun and learning. My daughter left Caroline well-prepared for school and I cannot recommend Caroline enough.
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