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Childminder in Elmbridge

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2013 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 26 May 2022

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

** Graded Outstanding by Ofsted November 2017 **

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I am a childminder with more than 18 years experience.
I have two assistants who work along side me, we are all kind, caring and passionate about our job.
As well as working great as a team, we have our individual roles e.g. baking, arts & crafts, organizing outings and generally making sure all kids are happy, safe and meeting their next steps.

We operate from my four bedroom house in Hersham. The children have use of our large playroom which leads onto a nice sized garden.

We have a good variety of toys and equipment to help the children learn and progress through play. We also do daily outings such as, softplays, parks, visiting the library and meeting other childminders.

We provide healthy lunches, dinners and snacks which are included in the daily fees.

My Experience

I am a mum of two boys, and have worked in childcare for more than 21 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 all hold a full DBS.

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

My Availability

8am - 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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Last Updated: 17/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

£75 for a full day
£38 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 Documents


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.

Cheeky Monkeys truly is a home away from home for my son (just turned 2) who has been attending this setting for just over a year now. This is a very rare find indeed. From day one he was very settled, comfortable, never any tears at drop off and has been impeccably looked after. The day he returned after the setting reopened post COVID crisis - it was like he had never been away (despite 4 months having passed) and he settled back in immediately. That evening returning home was the happiest I had seen him in many months. He was literally beaming to be back.

More than just childcare, this is the best combination of one-on-one attention, loving care, learning, social group elements with a variety of ages, outings and activities you can find for young children. The playroom is lovely, the garden big and welcoming and all the staff have hearts of gold. The weeks are often geared towards a theme (seasons of the year, animals, etc.) with all art/crafting, outings, cooking, role play, circle time, etc centred around this. For Halloween they served up a "spooky lunch" to rival most hotel children's menus and festivals such as Chinese New Year are explained, celebrated - they even had mini dumplings! The Babys Days app has a live feed which keeps you up to date with all going-ons throughout the day should you wish to check in - including regular photos and a daily note.

If you're looking for a place that has it all and a unique personal touch - Cheeky Monkeys is it. It's like a big close-knit family built on strong values. Don't hesitate to send your children here - they will flourish.

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by Avatar for JRB JRB about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 06/07/2020

We absolutely adore cheeky monkeys! Karen and her team are incredible.
My daughter loves attending, we’ve never had the drop off tears. Such a nurturing environment where they play, learn and have all round excellent care.
Thank you so much!!

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by Avatar for linzrob linzrob about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 04/07/2020

My 4 year old daughter has been going to Cheeky Monkeys since she was 7 months old. Here is her review:

“I like Karen’s and Lauren’s, when I go, it turns out a lovely day. Come here and play, we will have super fun. We also have to do numbers. We eat healthy foods. There are toys outside, like cars that we can drive with our feet. Karen and Lauren are so nice, you should come, you can have a little first day, and you can come. I love, love, love Karen and Lauren.”

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by Avatar for Lilith Lilith about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 03/07/2020

My little boy has been attending Cheeky Monkey's for over a year now and I couldn't be happier with the care and attention he receives. Karen and her staff provide an extremely nurturing environment with plenty of stimulation and educational activities whilst also operating to high professional standards. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other parents.

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by Avatar for Nculhane Nculhane about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 02/07/2020

My Son absolutely loves going to Cheeky Monkeys! Before attending there he went to another childcare and would cry at every drop off now he goes in waving me off and smiling! I feel so relaxed knowing he is in good care and getting daily updates on the app means I know what he has been up to, eaten etc. I can’t recommend it enough!

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by Avatar for Hols Hols about Avatar for cheekymo cheekymo on 01/07/2020

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