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Childminder in Fleet

Babysitter in Fleet

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 27 Oct 2020 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

**Next expected vacancy for a baby/preschooler is September 2021**

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, welcoming families of all cultures, genders, languages, heritages, 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 of 15 hours a week for ELIGIBLE 2 year olds*

*FREE Universal childcare (15 hours a week), for 3 and 4 year olds.

FREE Extended childcare (15 hours a week) for ELIGIBLE 3 and 4 year olds*

Please note that funded hours are only offered on the Standard offer of 38 weeks each year. Hours/days outside the funded hours are payable by the parents).
Please contact me for more details.

I am registered for parents to use Tax Free Childcare or 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. Please visit my website for up to date information.

My Availability

Depending on my current intake I am able to offer various sessions from 0800-1730 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 no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no 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: 25/09/2020

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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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.

Karen has looked after my son since the day after his 1st birthday and now he is off the school! Karen has always supported my son through his development. Communication has been fab. Whether it was on a daily basis, with what he had been up to, to a monthly newsletter and his learning journal. My son loved his time as Karen’s and will remain in school holidays, as well as now having his younger sibling. Thank you for everything that you have done for us as a family. We really do appreciate it!

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

by Victoria about Karen on 28/08/2020

My wife and I can highly recommend Karen's Childminding. Karen helped our son feel comfortable in her setting from the start, and filled each day with a variety of fun activities that aided his development. We appreciated Karen's excellent communication, whether through conversations on the doorstep, regular newsletters or in term plans and reports. We also enjoyed the thoughtful home activities she suggested. Karen fosters a positive and inclusive environment and our son got on well and made friends with the other children. Thank you, Karen!

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

by Ksmiles about Karen on 17/06/2020

Karen came highly recommended to me by a number of mums, so was thrilled when she had space. My son hates change so I had concerns but he settled with Karen immediately. She provides a friendly, clean and safe environment and is always super organised. My son has loved his time with Karen.

I have been more than happy with the care provided and whole heartedly recommend Karen.

  • 5 stars Overall

by JoR about Karen on 23/04/2020

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 Rachael 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
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Aggie about Karen on 10/04/2017

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