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Childminder in Preston

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login Mar 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Recently had my OFSTED inspection and got rated as 'GOOD',2017 I am based in Walton Le Dale, Preston, good links between Preston, Chorley, Blackburn and Motorway networks. My property is a detached house with a large garden for the children to do lots of activities with available parking for parents where they can drop off and pick up on my door step.

I am friendly, patient and caring, I offer a safe environment for children, where safety is my first priority with little ones, fresh meals are prepared daily by my mother along with fresh fruit and yogurt.

I offer fun activities for children, meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage Requirements where children learn through play, I only take a small group of children therefore here at Smiling Hearts Childcare, children get alot of one to one learning. I track children's learning using my purposely built Early Years Foundation Stage tablet where i send your child's learning journel via parents emails.

Fees include meals and outings, does not include nappies or formula milk.

I also keep up to date with all training and new courses.

2,3 and 4 year old funding available.

My Experience

Childcare experience: I have worked in a children's centre supervising up to 16 children at any one time. I have been an Ofsted registered Childminder since February 2012, working with different ages of children. In all my ofsted reports I have been rated as good.

My Qualifications

All the required qualifications to become a Childminder (workshops etc)

Safequarding and Child Protection

Safer Allergy Awareness Level 2

Paediatric First Aid

OFSTED Registered

BA Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2/1

Behaviour Management Training

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday, School Runs

Early mornings to evenings. for further details you can contact me anytime or email me

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Last Updated: 15/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

fees include outings, fresh healthy meals, fresh fruit, unlimited snacks and cows milk,

£5.00 per hour.

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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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 09/10/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 24/09/2017)
  • UK Passport (added 22/09/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for SMILING . 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 children have been cared for by Smiling Hearts since September 2018. They immediately settled in and formed close bonds, they love going there. The care that Charlotte and her Mum, Marie provide for the children is exceptional and they go above and beyond to make the children feel welcome. Thank you and keep doing what you're doing!

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

by Juliet about SMILING on 13/04/2019

Charlotte is a very lovely lady and great with kids. My daughter had fun and was well looked after under her care. I would highly recommend her for caring for kids.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Hally about SMILING on 05/11/2018

cosy corner is fantastic and both my children are very settled and happy there. Theyre more settled at night and a lot calmer having been at cosy corner. Best thing we did taking them out of nursery.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Surz about SMILING on 10/11/2014

Our daughter has settled in really well at cosy corner and enjoys the clubs and outings (e.g. huntleys to see lambs). Charlotte is really friendly and provides home cooked meals and healthy snacks. I would definately recommend cosy corner.

  • 5 stars Overall

by shogudge about SMILING on 15/04/2014

My little girly has only been with CC for 3 weeks, but already she is eating and sleeping better. She does lots of fun activities and seems very happy.

  • 5 stars Overall

by gemmable about SMILING on 13/04/2013

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