Childminder in Woking
Babysitter in Woking
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Female Member since May 2012 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 16 May 2022
I am Covid vaccinated ?
I have been married for 38 years, have two grown up daughters, one granddaughter & one grandson I love the company of children.I am honest reliable and loyal.
My experience includes childminding at home while my children were small, Working at a full day care Nursery and private nanny work.I have now returned to Child minding in my home and have experience with all ages but specialise in babies. I am registered with Ofsted and have been graded good in all areas. I particularly enjoy caring for babies and provide a calm nurturing environment for them while offering plenty of stimulation.
Cache NVQ level 3 Nursery Nurse
First Aid trained
Food hygiene certificate
If you are looking for a friendly homely setting with a caring person with lots of experience please contact me to check availability. I can provide excellent references.
|Last Updated: 22/11/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
Available on request. My fees are dependant upon full or part time and include home cooked meals, fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy snacks.
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/11/2017)
- DBS Check (added 14/11/2017)
Below are the latest reviews for Dawn. 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.
Dawn is a fantastic childminder and is very attentive to the children's needs. You can rest assured that your child will be extremely well
looked after, including their emotional needs as Dawn is very caring. Dawns home is an impeccably clean, safe environment with lots of developmental toys and a lovely outdoor space. My son enjoyed nutritious home cooked meals, a warm and comfortable environment that was just like a second home for him. There is nothing more important when going back to work to have peace of mind that your child is in safe hands, with Dawn I knew instantly that she was the right choice. My son had a brilliant time with Dawn and would blow kisses and wave at her each day when I picked him up. I am extremely grateful to Dawn and all of the support she provided, she is a true find and anyone that is lucky enough to contact her at a time when she has availability will not be disappointed! Nothing is too much trouble, always reliable and the level of care is second to none. Thank you Dawn!
We first used Dawn before I went back to work after having our first son. She took care of him while I went to job interviews. Right from the start I had complete confidence and peace of mind with Dawn. My boy had a milk allergy at the time which she managed with no problem and he always seemed happy in Dawn's home.
When our nursery closed at the start of started and I needed childcare as a key worker. I contacted Dawn to see if she could help us with my two boys! They are now 2.5 years and nearly 5.
Dawn was able to take the boys so that I could get to work. They both settled in really quickly. It's a home from home in many respects. Dawn has kept them entertained, well fed and in line! She has been preparing wonderful lunches for them including a roast! They love the different toys and the garden.
I think Dawn's experience really shows in the way she's managed their squabbles and misbehaving. She's firm but fair (even my 4 year old says so) and is not phased by any challenging behaviour.
Dawn lives in a quiet cul de sac which is ideal for drop-offs.
I'd highly recommend Dawn. She's been an absolute life-saver during lockdown!
We have just celebrated our first year of Dawn being our 20 month old son's childminder and I can safely say it is one of the best decisions we have made. I was very anxious at going back to work and finding a suitable childminder to look after our then nearly 8 month old on a full time basis as he seemed so tiny but from the word go it has only been a success. I can honestly say I have never ever worried whether my son will 'be alright' and it is such a relief to head off to work without worrying about him in the slightest knowing he is in the safest of hands.
Dawn has made every effort to provide a caring, supportive and loving environment for the children. Our son has never been reluctant to go to Dawn's house in the mornings, I am so lucky that we have never had any tears when I say goodbye, he races up to her front door and in fact now he is starting to talk even asks about Dawn at the weekends. It eases the 'mum guilt' of needing to work full time as he clearly has a whale of a time with Dawn and is extremely fond of her, yet is still happy to come home - truly the best of both worlds.
Our little boy has a Cow's Milk Protein Allergy and Dawn and I have worked very closely together on this. We are currently attempting the milk ladder challenge and Dawn has been extremely understanding and supportive of these tricky circumstances, working in tandem with us at home. Our son is always catered for with the most delicious sounding meals and Dawn has always been willing to accommodate his allergy with no fuss or bother.
Our son is an energetic toddler and enjoys his time outside but Dawn takes the children for a walk just about every day and has the perfect safe enclosed garden for the little ones to play in with lots to keep them busy so he has a chance to let off some steam. There are plenty of different toys and books to keep little hands and minds occupied. Dawn keeps her house in lovely order and it is a wonderfully clean space for the children to play in.
One of the best things personally is the chance to have a quick chat every morning - we have worked through the first hints of toddler 'tantrums' together, teething, crawling and learning to walk, the aforementioned allergy and many other stages and challenges of being a first time parent. Dawn offers fantastic support to us as parents and I truly feel we work together to bring our son up with a fair and consistent yet loving approach. With all her experience Dawn has plenty of hints and tips, all of which seem to magically work and I would have never have thought of! With no grandparents or close family nearby Dawn provides this type of friendly and caring support yet backed up with her professional experience which is invaluable to us.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dawn to anyone who is looking for a childminder or babysitter, you really can't go wrong!
We have used Dawn a few times to babysit our 3 years old and our 1 year old. She's very responsive, communication is always straightforward. And the children very quickly warmed up to her. We could tell right away that she has a lot of experience and is very comfortable around little ones.
I first met Dawn when she babysat for us just over a year ago, and she came armed with a folder brimming with her qualifications, [outstanding] Ofsted report, and references galore, but very quickly I think I said to her ‘I don’t need to see all that!’. I could just tell that my little angels had shone down on me that day, and we’d very fortunately met someone who’d become a big part of our lives - particularly my 18 month daughter (who was 6-7 months at the time).
I am self-employed, so whilst my hours are somewhat flexible, I do end up working (ad-hoc) very different hours each week, and Dawn has been a true blessing in providing us with flexible childcare and babysitting, and in supporting myself and my husband in the day-to-day ups and downs of first-time parenthood!
First and foremost I guess (in my head anyway!), is that we don’t have any family nearby, and whilst I grew up spending lots of time with family/grandparents, Beatrice doesn’t have that luxury, so I was keen to find a childcare solution that’d give us as close to that kind of nurturing, loving environment as possible, especially as Bea was so young. Dawn provides SUCH a lovely environment, and more importantly, she’s such a lovely lady through and through - and a caring, loving, patient, good humoured and consistent ‘rock’ in Bea’s life.
Beatrice loves her time with Dawn and the other children that Dawn cares for. It’s such a calm environment there, with lots of encouragement to learn through constructive play, but also upon learning/developing important social skills which I am extremely keen that Bea has firmly instilled in her, not just at home, but by anyone who looks after her now/in the future....good manners/politeness, sharing, kindness and consideration, calmness, good humour, and good behaviour in a nutshell (excusing the odd tantrum of course!). Dawn is firm when she needs to be (which I appreciate and wholeheartedly support) but always fair and consistent. That in itself is important to me - that we are both singing from the same hymn sheet as it were.
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise when I say that Dawn (and her husband Michael) have become very good friends/surrogate members of our family - which I never imagined, but feel so blessed to have that relationship. I honestly never worry whether Bea will ‘be alright’ with Dawn, as she treats each child that she has under her wing as if he/she was her own family member. She’s a true asset and our own real-life angel.
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