5 stars (8)

Childminder in Fleet

Babysitter in Fleet

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 19 Jul 2019 Email Website

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

**Vacancies for baby/preschool child:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from November 2019**

Hello, and welcome to my profile.

My name is Karen, and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder who achieved the grade of Outstanding in all areas of my provision in my last two Ofsted Inspections.
I live in the Tavistock area of Fleet in North East Hampshire.

My Childminding service comprises care for babies and pre-school children (on a long term or temporary basis), school age children with school runs, inset days and school holiday cover. I take children to and collect from Tavistock Infant School and All Saints Junior School.

My setting offers equal opportunities to all regardless of culture, gender, language, racial origin, ability, family structure and religion.

I am an Approved Provider for the delivery of funding from the local authority of the following:
*FREE Early Years Education for 15 hours a week for ELIGIBLE 2 year olds*

*From September 2017, 30 hours of FREE childcare for ELIGIBLE 3 and 4 year olds*
(Funded hours will be offered on the Standard offer only of 38 weeks each year. Hours/days outside the funded hours will be payable by the parents).
Please contact me for more details.

I am registered for parents to use the new Tax Free scheme available from the end of April 2017. Alternatively if your employer offers help for childcare through a salary sacrifice scheme, I am able to accept these via childcare vouchers. Parents will need to decide which scheme works best for their family.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Karen

My Experience

Prior to having my own children I worked as a nanny caring for children ranging in ages from 4 months old to twelve years old. Within this time I cared for two sets of twins from babies.

I have been childminding since 2004 and have been working within the Early Years Foundation Stage since its introduction in 2008.
I have experiance of caring for children with additional needs and medical requirements.
I have a very low turn over of families.
I have always lived in and around the Fleet area and know what it has to offer for children.

My Qualifications

Certificate in Childminding Practice.
NVQ3 Childrens Care, Learning and Development.
Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Safeguarding Training.
Food Safety Certificate.
I have been on many, many courses including: Special Educational Needs, literacy, numeracy, and learning through play courses.

My Availability

Depending on my current intake I am able to offer various sessions from 0800-1800 for children aged from 3 months to 11 years old including:

Full day care.
Care at an hourly rate.
Wrap around care for before and after the school day.
Inset days.
Term time only.
School holidays.
Overnight care.
Flexible hours on request

Please note I do not offer wrap around care for preschool children attending preschool or nursery.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no no yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

CHILDMINDING FEES

Up until the term the child turns 3 years old:
Daily rate £52.00
Hourly rate £7.00

The term a child turns 3 years old-Starts school full time:
Hourly rate on part funded days £7
Daily rate outside of funded hours £54

School children on all year round contract:
£6.50 before school
£17.00 after school

School children on term time only contract:
£7.00 before school
£19.00 after school

School Holidays:
£45 daily rate
£7 hourly rate

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 24/01/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Karen. 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 cannot recommend Karen highly enough. She has been an absolute life saver, I’m so pleased I found her. She currently looks after my daughter before and after school 4 days a week and will soon be taking on my son one day a week. You can rest assured that your child / children will be well cared for. My daughter absolutely loves her time there and always comes home happy. It’s clear that Karen is very creative with activities planned for the children to keep them occupied and stimulated. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done to accommodate our needs. Thank you x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Karen on 03/01/2018

Karen is an outstanding childminder. She looked after our 2 children from 5 months and 7 months old, and for 7 years. Karen provides a very caring and stimulating service, and her setting is spacious, clean, and full of resources to provide fun and education in a safe environment. We were very sad to have to leave and our children will always remember their time at Karen’s very fondly .

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Karen on 10/04/2017

Karen has been looking after our son for almost 5 years. She has provided excellent care and support, ever since he was a baby, through many, many developmental milestones, and also played a huge role in his fantastic preparation for starting school. Because of the catchment area my son can only be looked after by Karen during school holidays now so it is even more obvious how much he loves the environment she has created. He is very happy at school and has made new friends but is always very excited to go back and looks forward to it, sometimes counting down days.

Karen organises a fantastic range of outings and activities for the children in her care and somehow manages to cater for all the ages. She follows EYFS and provides comprehensive diaries, reviews and ways of tracking your child's progress. She organises strong framework of routines whilst still recognising each child's individuality.

Another important point to mention is how incredibly reliable Karen has been in the last 5 years, she is very organised with her holidays and gives plenty of notice of time off.

It is always difficult to leave your child with someone else and it took me a long time to decide 5 years ago but I feel very fortunate having found someone like Karen to help with giving my son the best possible start in life.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Karen on 08/03/2016

Our two year old son has been looked after by Karen for over a year now and we cannot overstate how fantastic she is, nor how much our boy loves his time with her in her setting. He is happy, settled, supported and valued and I can honestly say that it feels like he has a second family! Karen keeps detailed records of all her children's progress and developments and she plans varied interesting and stimulating activities each and every week. We feel hugely thankful to have found Karen and can't believe our luck we have.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Karen on 28/10/2015

Karen has been minding our 3 year old since September 2013 and we are very happy with the care and attention she puts in. She provides a loving, secure home environment with a wide range of home cooked meals. Karen is a warm, caring, engaging individual, whose genuine love for children is reflected in her attitude and behaviour towards them.

Karen in very organised and has endeavored beyond her call of duty on numerous occasions. She completes the EYFS documentation to a very high standard and maintains contact with the pre-school. My daughter eagerly looks forward to the well planned activities like crafts, walks, storytime and especially making yummy cakes!

My daughter is extremely happy in Karen's setting and is evolving into a confident little girl.

We highly recommend Karen as a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Karen on 18/01/2014

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