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Childminder in Bedford

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login May 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me


My name is Caroline and I am an Ofsted registered childminder and trained Montessori teacher. My goal is to provide a safe, friendly home learning environment which nurtures the child’s individual needs through the Montessori Philosophy and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
I live with my husband Niel and we have two young children. We are located in a quiet area of Putnoe, Bedford and live in a large 3-bedroom semi-detached house with secure 35 meter garden, fully equipped playroom, large covered outdoor area and separate nap room. The playroom is thoughtfully prepared to encourage the children freedom of choice and develop their independence. We have a vegetable garden and the children help grow produce. There is a fantastic play gym, slide and a paved track all the way around the garden for riding bikes, trikes and scooters. I am able to do pick up/drop offs to Brickhill Primary. We are a totally smoke free household. We have a miniature Dachshund, Dimple, who adores children and attention.
There is always lots of parking available.

My Experience

I qualified as a Montessori Early Years teacher in 2013 and started childminding in July 2016.

My Qualifications

International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy
Certificate Stage 2 in Montessori Theory and Methodology
CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Pediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene Level 2
Safeguarding Children
Delivering EYFS
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Child exploitation and online safety
Data Protection
Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents
Introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism
Supporting Children's emotional well-being
Expectations of Behaviour
Prevent Strategy

My Availability

Open Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:00.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/09/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Monday - Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 £5.00 per hour.
Breakfast and snacks e.g. selection of cereals, toast & spread, fruit are provided in the fees.
Lunch box meals, baby milk formula, nappies, wet wipes and creams are not included so please provide in the child's daily bag.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 11/06/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: Certificate Stage 2 Montessori Theory and Methodology (added 20/05/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (added 20/05/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF) (added 20/05/2016)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 06/05/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate: Tigerlilly First Aid Pediatric First Aid Certificate (added 06/05/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 06/05/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for Marula M. 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.

What an amazing and nurturing environment. I am so lucky to have found this gem in Bedford and it truly is an inspirational setting for children. Caroline is caring, passionate and intuitive and all the children here are happy, well-mannered and creative. Caroline's home is perfectly set out with a room specifically designed for childminding; there is also an array of fabulous tactile resources following the Montessori ideology. Additionally, the warm and comforting home has a wonderful back garden which is safe and secure for children to play and enjoy themselves. Truly fantastic service and a wonderful wonderful childminder.

Highly recommended!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Marula M on 04/04/2018

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