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Claire Marie

Childminder in Cwmavon

5 stars

Female Member since Apr 2012 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login 09 Aug 2022

My Summary

CIW Registered

About Me

Hello, my names Claire and I'm a registered childminder and nursery nurse living in the village of Cwmavon.

My house is semi detached and I have a enclosed registered rear garden, where the children can enjoy outdoor activities.

I adhere to the foundation phase, where play is always at the centre of learning and the children enjoy arts and crafts particularly during Christmas, Easter etc

I have a few childminder friends and we often go out in groups so that the children can experience play dates with other childminding children to places such as The Gnoll Country Park, Play Centres, Aberavon beach, Playgroups and other.

All meals, drinks and snacks are provided as part of the package, children do not need to bring packed lunch unless they would prefer to do so, dietary requirements are catered for and a full list of allergens is available should you require it.

I've had my kitchen inspection from environmental health and received an excellent food hygiene rating.

All day care children have a personal diary when they start which highlights what they have been up to and eaten during the day and when a child finishes at my setting they are given a file with pictures in of their experiences which they can take home and treasure.

Starting your child in a new childcare setting can be a difficult experience for both parents and children, therefore your more than welcome to come along with your child until they become familiar with myself and the environment. I do offer a settling in session before your child starts, however if a child is having a particularly hard time settling in it maybe be advisable to reduce your child’s sessions and gradually increase them as they gain confidence.

I am a member of the professional association of childcare and early years, and I hold public liability insurance.

My partner and I both have Disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks

My Experience

I have worked with children for over 20 years in different childcare settings such as Schools, Nurseries and Youth Clubs. I was also a Girl Guide Leader for over 10 years.

My last full time job was working in a children's day care setting as the nurseries Deputy Manager, and I also worked part time whilst setting up my childcare business supervising contact as part of the family empowerment project.

My Qualifications

Level 3 - National Diploma in Nursery Nursing (N.N.E.B)
Level 3 - Diploma in Home based childcare
Level 2 - in Team Leading (Nursery Based)
City and Guilds - Practical Caring Skills
Understanding Equal Opportunities
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Fire Marshall
Food Hygiene Certificate

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday between 7.30 am and 6.00 pm, however I may be able to offer care outside these times depending on my availability. .

Please feel free to contact me for further information.

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Last Updated: 17/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.50 per hour

I offer reasonable rates, and give a sibling discount. All fee's include school runs, meals and play-centre/group entries.

All inclusive sessionally rates:-

Full day rate £32.00
Half day rate £16.00
After school rate £12.00

I except childcare vouchers and i’m able to provide my registration number for tax credit purposes.

I am signed up to the government scheme of 30 hours free childcare for 3-4 year olds.

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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Our daughter has been with Claire for a few months now and has settled in really well. Claire is very professional and sensitive to our and our daughter needs and communicates very well with us to put our mind at ease. She provides a diary with what they have done in the day along with food and drink intake and how our daughter has been. So glad that Claire is our childminder and our daughter loves her to bits. She takes our daughter out to the parks a s play dates with other children which has developed our daughters social skills immensely. Would highly recommend Claire to any body looking for a child minder - she is amazing!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for ryans107 ryans107 about Avatar for Claire Marie Claire Marie on 27/06/2013

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