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Clare A

Childminder in Leicester

5 stars

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Female Member since May 2012 Last Updated Mar 2024 Last Login 12 Apr 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am Clare Allen, I live on a quiet residential area in Wigston, with my husband and three children, aged 23, 19 and 15. We have 3 pet cats. We are a non-smoking home.

I am a TERM TIME only childminder and I love my job! I have a consistent Ofsted inspection grading as GOOD last inspection Nov 2022.

I love working with children, helping them grow in confidence and achieve through exploring the world around them. I meet up with 2 other childminders at least 3 days a week giving the children a larger social circle.

I have a large family friendly home in a quiet Close with a wide selection of resources including a good sized garden. I offer daily outdoor learning opportunities, visiting Brocks Hill Country Park, Mini Meadow Farm Park (Welford), Botanic gardens in Oadby and our allotment. We occasionally take trips to the Museum.

I share a child friendly allotment alongside 2 other experienced childminders, Claire Mason and Sally Morris. We have a growing/vegetable area, a mud kitchen, a digging area, stones, shells, loose parts, mark making resources, sensory herb garden and a Den. We have a shed for storage with a purpose built shelter. We use the Allotment on a weekly basis with different activities depending on the weather, season and the children's interests.

I look forward to meeting you and your child .

My Experience

In addition to my own children, I have cared for children from age 8 months to 11 years since my registration in 2011.

For over 5 years (2005 - 2010) I volunteered one morning a week in a local primary school working in years 1,3 and 4.

My Qualifications

8 GCSE's, 3 A Level's in Art, Maths & Economics, BSc Hons (Business Financial Services)

Level 3, Neuroscience and self-regulation in the early years.

First Aid (child carers paediatric) & Safeguarding lead (child protection) updated every 3 years

Child development and the new EYFS, Advanced child development and the EYFS

Progress from the Start: Observation, Core unit, Well-being & Involvement

Various training through Leicestershire Healthy Tots including Purposeful Physical play

A full list of training is available to view in my parent file

My Availability

Mon - Thurs 7.30am - 5.30pm TERM TIME ONLY (training days can usually be be covered if this is your usual contracted day)

After School - limited places please contact me. Collection from the Meadow Community Primary School.

Pre-school places - I will have a few days available from Autumn term 2024.

Part time welcome

Meadow Community Primary School - collection only

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/03/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.20 per hour

£ 6 per hour - Minimum session charge of £40.00 per session (pre-school)
Fixed daily charge of £52 per day available.
After school session £11.50 per session (Mon-Thurs).
All FEEE hours accepted including the expanded entitlement to under 2s.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
10 November 2022
6 December 2016 - Good
7 April 2013 - 2
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Below are the latest reviews for Clare A. 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.

Clare has provided both of our children with an extremely high quality of care. She offers a very engaging and stimulating range of learning experiences for those she looks after. From creative literacy and numeracy activities to outdoor visits and experiences, children always come home excited by what they have been doing. There is a strong focus on learning social skills and how to interact well with others.

As a parent I always felt certain that our children would be safe with Clare. She places high value on the importance of health and safety in caring for them. Equally, she helps children to develop their own understanding of how to play, eat and behave in ways that are healthy.

Clare has an incredible way of relating to children in a way that helps them to feel secure, relaxed and comfortable. They feel very much at home with her and this helps them to grow and develop in her care.

Another aspect of the Clare’s work that we really appreciated is her flexibility and willingness to work with parents to adapt her plans to fit with our needs. This was really appreciated on many occasions.

I highly recommend Clare for provision of child care which is way above average.

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by Avatar for Turner Turner about Avatar for Clare A Clare A on 17/08/2020

My son started with Clare nearly a year ago just after his first birthday.
I am very happy as he is looked after very well and has a very active day occupied with a wide range of activities. My son really enjoys going to the allotment and has so much fun. I feel he has progressed a lot in this time and has an excellent relationship with Clare.
She genuinely cares for all her children and has their needs at heart.

We feel so very lucky to have Clare as our childminder.

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by Avatar for Click Click about Avatar for Clare A Clare A on 15/08/2020

Clare looked after my 9 year old daughter full time from the age of 3 and provided before and after care from 4 until this last term. I always had complete peace of mind when my daughter was in Clare's care. She is extremely professional yet also genuinely loving and caring with all the children of different ages. She goes the extra mile to not just look after the children but also to teach them, give them different experiences and encourages their own individual personalities. I would strongly recommend Clare to take care of children of any age and truly feel she is worth every penny.

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by Avatar for JoJo JoJo about Avatar for Clare A Clare A on 11/02/2018

Clare is simply an awesome childminder! She’s warm, kind, patient, caring, nurturing, and really engages with the children she cares for. She is creative with her activities & tailors them to the child’s interests.

She gave my little girl the very best start and taught her so much! I never once worried about her whilst I was at work and had 100% peace of mind that she was in very safe hands with Clare.

She constantly keeps her skills up-to-date and attends lots of courses so she can provide the best care possible. I would not hesitate to recommend Clare - she’s the best! 😊

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by Avatar for Rachael Rachael about Avatar for Clare A Clare A on 10/02/2018

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