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Childminder in Horsham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 01 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I'm an Ofsted registered childminder, married to David and mother of two children, Cameron aged 14 and Maya aged 11. Ofsted rated Outstanding in 2016. I have a safe home with a purpose built playroom with lots of toys and games suitable for boys and girls of all ages and a large and secluded/safe garden. Situated in Cricketfield Road in the heart of Horsham. I am easy to get to, with a private drive for picking up and collecting. I also offer Overnight Care for children. I regularly attend local toddler groups, days out, parks and library. We do lots of messy play, arts and crafts and spends lots of time outdoors exploring different things. I’m also a member in Octopuschildminding group Horsham where we support each other and have days out. Having qualified and worked as a chef for many years, fresh, nutritional, home made food is important to me. I will always ensure that your child gets balanced, healthy meals and snacks and will accommodate any particular allergies or requirements. I grow my own vegetables in the garden, which the children can help to grow and enjoy eating/cooking. I welcome parents to come and meet my family and me to see if my setting is right for you and your child. I work term time only.

My Experience

Mother of two, Cameron 14 and Maya 11.
Childminder for eight years

My Qualifications

Trained Chef
Ofsted Registered
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Manual Handling Certificate
Safeguarding Certificate

Full CRB
Driving Licence

My Availability

Term Time Only
Monday - Thursday 7.30-18.00
I'm happy to discuss outside these hours

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 no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 24/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me for details

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Report (added 22/10/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 08/05/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 08/05/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Safeguarding Certificate (added 08/05/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 08/05/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Anna Key. 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.

Our daughter was with Anna from age 1 to 3. In that time her confidence grew immensely and she formed lots of friendships while in Anna’s setting as well as a strong bond with Anna and her family.
The setting is perfect for little ones. It’s clean, tidy and there’s lot of space for play. Anna also takes the kids out to many different places, which was a massive bonus for us. Our daughter got to experience the outdoors and learn about the local area as well as attend play groups and meet up with other children and their Childminder’s. Anna is very active in the childminder community and takes her job very seriously to the benefit of all the children she looks after. She is proactive and always teaching the children something new, whether it’s arts and crafts or how to flip a pancake!
We were kept informed about all the details of our daughters day through the baby days app as well as from Anna at the pick up each day.
We are so pleased we found Anna when we did, we had recently moved to the area and she gave our daughter the best introduction to Horsham and to life outside the family home.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Becky about Anna Key on 06/07/2020

Our son has been with Anna for 2,5 years until he started school in September. He absolutely loved every day with her and she has helped us to form a happy, positive and confident little boy.

When we first started to look for a child minder we didn't know where to go but then we found Anna at Childcare.co.uk and after meeting her I was sure that she was the one. What we like the most is that here home is always clean and tidy with a lot of toys to play with and a big garden to play in. We really appreciate that she takes the children to diffrent play groups, outdoor playing, to the beach in the summer, for a long walk in the forrest or other fun and good activities every week.

We can highly recommend Anna, she is a warm, happy and caring person and we are happy to still have our daughter with her for another year.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Linda about Anna Key on 17/09/2019

My daughter has been with Anna for 3 years and recently left to start school hence why I felt the need to leave a well deserved review. We chose Anna as we loved her profile, everything from the range of activities she offered to the description of her family and home setting. Everything you read, she delivers! My children feel like a huge part of her family (my younger son also goes to her)

She provides the perfect balance of activities indoor and outdoors, season and weather permitting and plans the daily activities well in advance in the event that you need to pack wellies/waterproofs/swimwear. My children have done everything from, arts and crafts, baking (she’s a former chef), stories, country parks, beach days, petting zoo trips, National trust days, playgroups, the list goes on and in a nutshell, Anna loves what she does and is enthusiastic about broadening the children’s minds in every way possible. Anna also goes over and above her duties to work with the Octopus childminding group arranging many days out/play dates and has worked tirelessly in the past to fundraise for playgroups for our children to attend.

She has a fantastic home with huge rear garden where she grows fruits/veggies, has huge bug hotels, playhouse, Alfie the bunny, lots of great toys and equipment. The child friendly layout is safe and secure, has a beautiful playroom and has nice quiet rooms for naps, it’s also immaculately clean and has great parking out front.

Anna also uses babydays which is a great communication software tool for photographs, daily journals, contracts, risk assessments, medical info, invoices etc, all stored in one place. The App is available for quick and easy access and we love it as a family as you can also add your own photographs and observations for Anna to see what your child gets up to at home, very useful for pre talkers.

We highly recommend using Anna as a childminder. She’s an organised, happy, lovely lady who sets clear boundaries yet shows so much love and warmth to the children and my kids have an enormous amount of respect for her. My daughter misses her so much now she’s at school however on behalf of her, we thank you for all your hard work the last few years. You’re her fairy godmother and make the best meatballs she’ll ever eat! Five stars from us!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Kimmark about Anna Key on 16/09/2019

When I went back to work, I had no idea where to start looking for childminders for my little girl Ava who was 7 months old at the time. I was recommended Anna from a colleague who looked after both his children and went for a visit . My husband and myself were extremely impressed with Anna and her beautiful home. She advised us to look around as she was my first visit but I decided there and then it was the perfect place for Ava.
What I loved the most was the homely environment and how Ava was treated as though she were part of the family.
The endless amount of pictures, videos and daily diary entries proved just how much fun she had!!
Unfortunately and sadly Ava has left Anna due to myself finding a new job in the opposite direction. My husband and myself thank you Anna for all the work put into Ava learning lessons and skills as she has grown x

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Megs about Anna Key on 01/07/2019

We were really impressed with Anna and her setting from the first visit! She advised to see some other settings to make sure we knew what we wanted and to have other options. No other minder/setting compared and we were pleased she had space. Our son has been with Anna for 1.5 years and we have only moved on due to moving house. She was great at helping him (and us!) to settle in and has always been supportive.

We are really happy with the wide range of organised and engaging activities available with lots of trips and new places to experience. Our son loves his food and Anna has provided some lovely home cooked dinners for him. We chose to provide a lunch.

Anna used Babysdays online (and app) which is a great tool for communication, logging any observations, keeping an eye on progress and of course lots of lovely pictures. We loved to see how he was getting on - especially when he was younger and couldn't tell us what he did and whether he enjoyed it.

Her setting is lovely and clean and spacious and really welcoming. A really well kept garden for running around in! Lots of lovely and well organised toys. My son was also able to sleep in a cot(travel), something not always available with other minders (who would put the children in pushchairs).

We were really impressed with Anna's own children and how well they interacted with the children in her care. they are a really welcoming family, including Anna's husband who plays a role in the care. We liked how they sit down to eat with the children in their care - a real family feel.

Anna herself is a good balance of being professional but also caring and loving towards the children. She manages their behaviour well and attends courses to learn more about different aspects of care. She's enthusiastic about the children and lots of fun! Always coming up with new games and sharing them with us - to help develop new skills.

We can't recommend her enough! We will miss her and the family. Thank you Anna

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Amy about Anna Key on 16/03/2017

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