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Anna Key
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Childminder in Horsham

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Female Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 20 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I'm an Ofsted registered childminder, married to David and mother of two children, Cameron aged 15 and Maya aged 12. 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 15 and Maya 12.
Childminder for nine 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

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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: 09/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

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My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
20 October 2016
2 June 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • 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)
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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.

I don’t even know where to start! Anna is such an amazing childminder and we are so lucky to have had her as a Childminder for Emily.

From day 1 Emily loved going to Anna’s feeling so comfortable in her beautiful clean home and with her lovely family as if she was one of her own.

Emily would be so excited and ask each morning if she was going. Emily formed great friendships with the other children and had such fun with them everyday.

Anna always did amazing things with Emily, they always went on days out to amazing places or they were creating lovely things in her home or playing in the beautiful garden.

Anna provided Emily with a great lunch which she always enjoyed.

We were kept well informed about all that Emily done on a daily basis with lots of wonderful photos and an explanation of what they had been up to. Anna gave us all the photos on a memory stick to keep when we left which was amazing.

We moved to a different county so unfortunately even though we would have loved Anna to come with us we had to leave which was extremely sad.

I have older children and have never had such an amazing experience with a childcare provider!

If you want to have the most amazing lady looking after your child then Anna is a must! 100% the best in the industry!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Hayley Hayley about Avatar for Anna Key Anna Key on 14/09/2021

Anna looked after our baby boy from the age of 6 months until he was 13 months old and Anna was a true blessing.
As a first time mother I was really anxious about leaving my baby but Anna was so understanding and reassuring when we met her. She also introduced us to her beautiful children who were so polite and very kind, which was a great sign for us - we could tell that she would be the best childminder!
Anna has an amazing set up for babies / children: playroom filled with great toys, big and airy main room where our son Gabriel gained confidence and learnt to crawl and walk, beautiful massive garden and very cute rabbits! We were also sent photos of Gabriel showing the many different activities Anna organised for him and the other children she looks after on a daily basis and also daily notes about his day, what he ate, nap times etc. Anna was so informative and great at communicating.
Gabriel was so happy from day one up until his last day. He loved Anna and her children so much. He learnt so much in his 7 months at Anna's and we cannot thank her enough for it.
Sadly we moved house too far away from Anna's for her to keep looking after Gabriel. I actually cried when I went to pick up Gabriel for the last time as I knew that Gabriel will miss her a lot, and so will we. I really wish we could have taken Anna with us!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Julia Julia about Avatar for Anna Key Anna Key on 17/03/2021

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 Avatar for Becky Becky about Avatar for Anna Key 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 Avatar for Linda Linda about Avatar for Anna Key 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 Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Kimmark Kimmark about Avatar for Anna Key Anna Key on 16/09/2019

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