5 stars (3)

Childminder in Epsom

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 03 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

VACANCIES - FULL & PART TIME
My name is Karen and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder. I work with an assistant. I have two children of my own aged 19 & 16. We have also added a small dog named Bailey. I have a warm friendly home with plenty of space. I am near West Ewell Primary & Nursery school & Danetree Primary & Nursery School.

I can also cover other local playgroups. I attend stay and play sessions, visit
soft play centres. I use the local facilities including the library, farm, park and other local amenities. All the children in my care are treated as individuals and are given every opportunity to reach their early learning goals in a fun and exciting way. I have lots of resources available and I plan different activities to stimulate the children and promote learning in a variety of ways. I have a passion for arts and crafts and enjoy planning different activities for the children.

My Experience

I have been child minding full time for 10 years and love what I do. I have cared for children from the age of 5 weeks upwards. All of my current parents and previous parents would be happy to supply a reference. Looking after children gives you new experience every day as every child is different and has different needs. You learn every day and have to adapt yourself and your setting constantly in order to provide the children with the best learning and growing up environment. I attend courses provided by Surrey county council and utilise other companies who provide online training to continually improve myself and my setting.
I have been ofsted inspected in January 2017 and received a standard of Good with some aspects outstanding.

My Qualifications

I have passed the Introduction to Child minding course (ICP)
I have attended the following workshops run by Surrey County Council Early
Years Department.
Cooking with Children
Promoting Positive Behaviour
What to do if? (Safeguarding children) (updated every 3 years)
Level 2 Food safety
Paediatric First Aid Trained (updated every 3 years)
Prevent duty (safeguarding)
FGM (safeguarding)
Children's food trust courses- encouraging young children in your care to eat well - providing a healthy diet for young children and meeting the good and drink guidelines for early years settings.

My Availability

I have places available for full time or part time care. I am able to cover West Ewell Primary School and Danetree Primary School.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/10/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please send me a message for information on my current fees.

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

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  • Training Certificate: safeguarding prevent briefing (added 07/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: safeguarding children (added 07/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: meeting the good and drink guidelines for early years settings (added 07/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: providing a healthy diet for young children (added 07/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: encouraging young children in your care to eat well (added 07/03/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 07/03/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate: full paediatric first aid course (added 07/03/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 07/03/2017)
  • Inspection Report: ofsted inspection 23/1/17 (added 07/03/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Karen Guyett. 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.

Our daughter has been with Karen for 2 months now and is thriving! She absolutely adores Karen and gets very excited when we drop her off in the mornings. Karen's care for our daughter is outstanding and we couldn't ask for more. She is encouraging with her development and got to know her very quickly, which was lovely and really reassuring. Karen's house is very clean and well laid out. She has a beautiful playroom for the children, with a variety of toys suitable for all ages. The children will often do arts & crafts with Karen, which I feel really channels their creativity. I would definitely recommend Karen to others and I cannot wait to see how our daughter grows over the coming years.

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

by about Karen Guyett on 03/02/2018

Our daughter has been with Karen for a year and a half now and she couldn't be happier.
Karen is a wonderful, caring and organised childminder who plans and carries out fantastic activities with our daughter.
She completes a daily diary so we know what they are doing each day and we are confident that our daughter is in the best care every day.
I would highly recommend Karen, we are very happy with the service she provides.

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

by about Karen Guyett on 27/04/2017

We have been with Karen for five years now, for both of my children (son, aged six, daughter, aged three) and have had a very positive experience. She has been excellent with my young children and provided a very loving, nurturing and varied environment - like a home from home.
Both of them enjoy going as she has lots of fun toys and is always doing interesting activities with them (baking, painting, modelling clay etc) which they have loved.
She has also helped them out a lot with learning and I get lots of updates and records of their achievements, which I have found hugely valuable.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her, and we are very sad that we'll have to leave (due to school location/pick-ups) in September, although hoping that we'll still use Karen during holidays when we can.

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

by about Karen Guyett on 05/02/2017

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