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Childminder in Elmbridge (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2013 Last Updated Apr 2024 Last Login 23 May 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours

About Me

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I am a childminder with more than 22 years childcare experience.
I have one assistant who has worked alongside me for numerous amounts of years. We work really well together as a team, we have our individual roles e.g. baking, arts & crafts, organizing outings and generally making sure all the children are happy, safe and meeting their next steps. We are both kind, caring and passionate about our job roles and love having a variety of different children of all ages and different backgrounds. A few times a year, we offer optional family meetups which take place at the weekend, this is a great way for families to meet one another and see who their children play with whilst in our setting.

We operate from my four bedroom home in Hersham. The house has a large playroom - which is cleaned to a high standard at the end of each day (to keep away any nasty germs) - the playroom has a variety of different toys to meet all the children's individual ages and milestones. New toys are brought throughout the year and the room always has it's yearly makeover to keep it all fresh, fun and a stimulating environment for the children.
We have a large garden for the children to play in all year round, we have many different toys to keep the children entertained for hours on end.

We enjoy going on daily outings much as possible. We like to go on long walks, down the river to feed the ducks, softplays, parks, local libraries and lots more!

We provide fruit and milk (mid-morning), healthy lunches and dinners which are all included in the daily fees.

My Experience

I am a mum of two boys, and have worked in childcare for more than 22 years.
I have worked in nurseries, been a nanny, owned my own pre-school, softplay and childminded for over 18 years.

My Qualifications

Courses I have completed:
CHIP Course
Pedeatric First Aid
Safeguarding Module 1 & 2 (advanced)
Planning For Progress
Diploma level 3 in Ealry Learning
Health and Safety
Diploma in Child Behaviour
Food Hygiene level 2

We all regularly attend childminding courses and both hold a full DBS.

My Assistant:
Safeguarding Level 2
Level 2/3 in Early Learning
Pedeatric First Aid
Food Hygiene level 2
Health and Safety

My Availability

7.45am - 6pm Monday - Friday,

Spaces Available

***We are now accepting Government Funding for 2-4 year olds.. Part Time Please contact us for more details!***

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/04/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour

£80 for a full day
£40 for half day which is 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
13 June 2023
17 November 2017 - Outstanding
10 October 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 16/04/2024)
  • DBS Check (added 16/04/2024)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/04/2023)
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Below are the latest reviews for cheekymo. 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.

My daughter started at CMs when she around 12 months old. Prior to deciding on CMs we viewed a number of nurseries and childminders in the area but as soon as we visited CMs we knew we had found the one! The children all seemed so happy. Karen asked if she could have a cuddle with my daughter and I could sense straight away how much she loved children - that was it, my mind was made up!

My daughter is such a sociable, funny and happy little girl and she absolutely adores Karen and Libbi (or Bibbi as my daughter calls her). I’m so impressed by all the different activities they do at CMs- clearly Karen has a wealth of experience in looking after the children and has so many ways to ensure they are always having fun but at the same time learning and developing.

Not only is Karen our childminder but she has also babysat for us a number of times (usually to help me out last minute, she is a godsend) and my daughter is always so excited when Karen arrives at our house! She’s more than happy for us to go out and for Karen to look after her!

The setting uses the baby days app and this shows you the daily menu, nap times, number of nappy changes etc but they also post photos of your child throughout the day along with a note letting you know how the children have spent the day. I absolutely love seeing photos of my daughter, especially as she always looks so happy! The also provides feedback on observations they do of the children with regards to their development and this is very insightful.

There are so many great things to say about this setting. The other children and their parents are all lovely. My daughter is always asking for play dates with her little friends from there! The playroom is welcoming and full of toys and different activities. The food menu is varied - my daughter seems to love the food! But most importantly Karen and Libbi are amazing and the way they care for the children is second to none. My daughter loves both of them and I have no doubt they love her back. It’s not just a childminders, it’s somewhere my daughter can go everyday and feel safe, loved and cared for. There is nothing more important than your child so to know our daughter is being so well looked after means the world.

I wholeheartedly recommend CMs and I will
be forever grateful to Karen and Libbi for caring for our precious daughter so impeccably!

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

by Avatar for Sian Sian about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 02/02/2024

We are so happy we got a place at Cheeky Monkeys. Our little one started there at 17 months and it is no coincidence that immediately he started to talking more (he had a couple of words before that).

Cheeky Monkeys is such a nurturing environment. Karen and Libby are such loving carers. They make the day full of fun, whilst subtly but very effectively helping the children develop at the same time.

I found Cheeky Monkeys while out with my son on mat leave. We were playing in the park and I experienced first hand how adept Karen is at handling children of all ages. She had three children in the park: a baby, a toddler and a pre-schooler. All were happy and content. She was pointing out things in the park to keep them all entertained, engaged and help them learn at their different levels. She is really such an outstanding childcare professional - with an abundance of experience combined with a deeply caring nature.

Every day when we drop our little one he runs in and gives Karen and Libby a big hug (and then tells me to go by shutting the door - harsh for me but a sign of how content he is there). He loves all of his friends and comes home happy and smiling.

Cheeky Monkeys uses the babydays app so we get updates throughout the day with photos and a daily notes telling us what they've been up to. It also includes details like sleep, toileting and milestones etc.

Karen and Libby have a big focus on getting out of the house too. They have a six seater buggy so they do lots of lovely adventures to local parks and garden centres.

They are also so supportive to parents. I'm always getting tips from them on ways to handle tantrums and weaning off the bottle. They even do an optional parents evening from time to time where they give you a thorough run through on your child's development.

In summary: Cheeky Monkeys really ticks all of the boxes when looking for excellent daycare. A friendly, loving, supportive environment, with a strong (but not overwhelming) focus on development, with lots of lovely activities to keep children happy and entertained, and plenty of fresh air.

Libby and Karen are truly outstanding individuals and I could not be more delighted that our son is looked after by them.

Thank you Karen and Libby for providing the most loving extension of our family home.

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

by Avatar for Bianca Bianca about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 18/01/2024

Cheeky Monkeys is a wonderful childcare setting and I am just so happy we found it for our daughter.
It’s such a caring, warm and nurturing environment, with a real home from home feel. The playroom and garden are beautiful with lots of toys and activities for them. Our daughter is so excited every morning, standing by the door waiting to go to Cheeky Monkeys!
Our daughter is just over two now and has been attending since just after her first birthday. She was born early and I was very protective and worried about leaving her in childcare, but Karen and her team were so wonderful in making sure she was settled in and soon enough she was thriving.
They do lots of lovely creative activities and educational ones too and our daughter has been making great progress with her development. There is also a caring family feel to the setting and you can see that the children are really encouraged to look out for one another and to be kind.
There is also regular updates and open communication, and an app which provides photos and information on what they have been doing, which I find reassuring when I’m missing my daughter during the day.
We really couldn't be more grateful for their support and care and would highly recommend this setting.

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

by Avatar for LRP17 LRP17 about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 10/01/2024

From the minute I visit Cheeky Monkeys I knew instantly tha I had finally and very thankfully found a setting that ticket ALL the boxes and more for us. Our daughter has been going to CMs since she was just under 10months and she has recently celebrate her 2nd birthday party at CMs. She is always happy to be dropped off and happily shut the door in our faces and waves goodbye. It astonishes me that she has never cried when we left her there. She has developed and grown sooooo much in this setting.
Karen and her team are always so loving, caring, attentive, have amazing communication, share lovely daily photos, videos, dailynotes, realistic observations and give special cuddles. You can so tell they love their job and the kids they look after when you hear them talk about their little CMs...it just feels so safe and fun. Karen is literally an angel in our lives, she is always going above and beyond with her caring nature, kindness and generosity. She is always trying to make our lives easy, she is very accommodating to our needs and helpful, for instance - my daughter has had months after months of being unwell and sometimes only able to go couple of days in a month and Karen would offer to have my daughter on a day of the week that she normally doesn't look after her just because they have missed her and would want to compensate a little bit on the days she has missed out and to top it all she wouldn't even charge extra.. I mean!!! Who does that?? She doesn't have to do that but she does because she is literally one of a kind ❤️ I was without a car over a couple of months which made the Fridays pick up on a shorter day a bit tricky for me, but Karen once again offered to drop my daughter off sometimes after her nap or in a time that was suited to me to make it easy for me. She did this massive favour a few times. Karen is so understanding and helpful, it makes our lives a 1000x lighter. We feel so lucky that our daughter attends CMs, it is simply the BEST for us. You bring happiness, calmness in so much busyness and madness.

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

by Avatar for Daniela Daniela about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 09/01/2024

My daughter has been with Cheeky Monkeys since she was about 18 months old when we moved to the area and she’s now nearly 3. She’s been thriving there - she loves going to the setting every day, and we can see from all the photos that she’s having a lovely time, doing different activities each day. They give us lots of feedback on her development and behaviours, and have been receptive to our requests such as shortening nap time. We’re super happy with the setting and we know our little one is too!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Olivia Olivia about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 09/01/2024

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