Hi, I am an Ofsted registered childminder with over 20 years of experience.
I offer school wrap around care for Barrow Hedges School, which is very close to my home. I do not look after babies and toddlers so the school children are given my full attention.
My own children are also grown up.
I have a nice house on the Carshalton Beeches/ Sutton borders, with a large garden equipped with swings/slides toys, football and other ball games etc. We do lots of activities, arts & crafts, baking, games etc and have lots of fun. There is also a quiet space for children to relax, read or do homework.
I am a very easy-going and friendly person and the children all love coming here.
I have a very friendly little cockapoo dog who loves everyone and the children really enjoy playing with him.
I am fully insured for child care and DBS checked.
I was a foster carer for five years, during which I underwent a lot of childcare training. This gave me a lot of experience of looking after all sorts of children with the rewards and challenges that caring for children brings.
I then went into childminding. I have had a break to look after my own children and have completed the Sutton Ofsted childminding course and many subsequent childcare training courses, so I am very up to date on the current Ofsted childcare regulations.
I have vast experience of childcare, being a mother of 2 girls and 2 boys and numerous nephews and nieces and plenty of children in my role as a carer. I have been childminding for Barrow Hedges school for the last seven years and have children from reception to year six.
Numerous GCSE and A level qualifications.
Various child care training courses whilst being a foster carer and childminder.
London Borough of Sutton childcare course, plus various updated childcare courses.
Paediatric First Aid training.
Many ongoing childcare training courses.
7.30-9 am and/or 3-6 pm
Term time only.
From 6 months to age 11years.
Drop off and collection from Barrow Hedges School.
|Last Updated: 16/11/2020|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
£6.50 per hour.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Barrow Hedges Primary School
My Ofsted Inspections
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 16/11/2020)
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Clare has been looking after our two boys for several years. They are always so happy to go to Clare's and feel really comfortable there. Clare has a wonderful, natural way of making the children feel welcome and at ease, and at helping them to get along well together. The older children form lovely relationships with the younger children, which also helps the younger ones feel more settled at school. Clare is also great at coming up with fun and creative ways to celebrate holidays and children's birthdays. She is always thinking of new ways to keep the children engaged and having fun, while also being mindful of when they need some quiet time to recharge after a busy day. Clare is also very good at communicating with parents, which we really appreciate.
We have always felt very comfortable leaving our son with Clare, knowing that Clare provides a caring, friendly environment and uses the time constructively, providing activities such as arts/crafts/games. Our son actively looks forward to the days he spends at Clare’s.
Our son started with Clare for after school care in September at the same time when he started school.
Right from the first time we met Clare, she has been very professional and transparent. She took the time to get to understand our little one by asking about his likes and dislikes etc. Clare's got a lovely house with lots of toys and outdoor play equipment which is perfect for kids of all ages. She offers wonderful activities like painting, craft, dress up and celebrating different cultures. Our son loves going to Clare and tells us that he wants her to pick him up everyday! He absolutely loves playing with the dogs and can't stop talking about them. He also loves interacting with other children and loves talking about them too.
We are very thankful to Clare for providing such great care for our little one. It is very reassuring to know that our child is happy and enjoys his time away from home.
Very glad that we found Clare and would have no issues recommending her.
Sarika & Tarun xx
My Daughter started in the mornings with Clare in September, she used to attend a breakfast club but I wanted her to have a more homely setting before school, and I’m so glad I chose Clare.
I met with Clare before my daughter started and she showed me her house and the things she does which was lovely as my daughter and I new what to expect.
Clare has been amazing with my daughter who has additional needs, my daughter feels comfortable around Clare and absolutely loves the mornings knowing she is going to Clare’s house. She loves seeing the dogs and has been much happier in the mornings since starting. So can’t thank Clare enough for making the mornings fun for my daughter and less stressful for me!
Clare is great with communicating and is very friendly and approachable.
I would highly recommend Clare as a childminder!
Clare has from day 1 been very transparent with her policies and setup, so it is easy to understand.
She is very pleasant and easy to talk to. She also take her responsibilty very seriously, so the children are always in a safe and healthy surrounding.
We can depend on Clare and she takes her role very seriously.
Our son enjoys beeing at Clare's. He greatly missed her during the lockdown.
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