Hello, Thankyou for taking the time to visit my profile.
Here at Butterfly Childcare, we work as a couple team. My lovely other half Matthew, is registered with Ofsted as my assistant and together we offer a fun, stimulating home from home, childcare setting.
We offer a warm welcoming family environment, allowing each little caterpillar to grow into a bright butterflies.
We offer a professional childminding service with a difference!
We are a family of 5, each of us with Children of our own, ages 8,9 &11
We currently live in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.
Getting to Know You...
Picking a childminder can be a daunting task. As parents, We understand your concern for finding the right person. When we first meet we will talk in great detail about what you expect, and take time to discuss how your current routine and activities can be integrated into ours. We're always happy for suggestions - We would be happy to take your child to their favourite toddler group he or she currently goes to for example, if possible.
Then it will be time for you and your child to get to know our family and our home. You will have a few 'settling in sessions', joining us at our home, where you can stay with your child until they are confident enough for you to leave. We also like to work with a four week settling in period, during which either of us can opt out if we are not happy with the way things are working out.
We have a spacious home, although the children are not confined to the one room, as We like to let the children roam around allocated rooms within our home where we have lots of toys, books and creative arts craft items, such as an easel board and paints!
With your permission, we will also go on daily outings, and these would include
some of the below:
Crocodiles of the World (Yearly pass)
Farmer Gows (Yearly Pass)
Cogges Farm (Yearly Pass)
Cotswold Wildlife Park (Yearly Pass)
Local Children's centre
Library (Story & Rhyme Time)
Soft Play centres
The Oxfordshire Museum (Woodstock)
How many children do we care for at any one time?
Personally, I think great childcare is a balance between children getting enough social interaction with other children and getting enough direct adult attention and supervision to make sure they are safe and well.
As we are a 2 person team we have a maximum of 6 children in a session and 6:2 child to carer ratios at all times, We can offer individually tailored learning for the children and increased flexibility for the parent. We strive to provide a safe, secure environment for all children coupled with a fun, friendly atmosphere.
We try where ever possible to be flexible for you. Life is always on the move; so if you need to change our arrangement, just ask. The last thing you need is a childminder who is completely rigid about the way they work. We are happy to provide childcare part time or full time.
We can provide food for your hungry little ones or you can supply food of your own for me to give them. Food from ourselves would be healthy wholesome stuff like fresh fruit and vegetables, organic yoghurts and fromage frais as snacks and/or pudding, breads and spreads, cereals, and one well-balanced cooked meal a day if required, but if you have any specific dietry requirements or preferences, just ask.
Wedding & Event Childcare also offered.
Contact to discuss your bespoke requirements for event childcare.
Please feel free to contact me us you have any questions about my services...
I have been working as a childminder since May 2013 and during that time I have cared for the loveliest of children, some of which are still in my care.
Please feel free to read through my parent reviews at the bottom of the profile.
CYPOP5 - Childminding Qualification 2013
Specialist Safeguarding Qualification 2017
First Aid (Paediatric) 2019
Food hygiene 2013
1 x Full time placement avaiblie
Overnight and school holiday care available.
Babysitting services offered
Weddings and event childcare also offered.
Childcare Vouchers Accepted.
|Last Updated: 10/05/2019|
- Childminding from £4.30 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
Please contact me for more information
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Below are the latest reviews for Butterfl. 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.
Kellie and Matt have been looking after my son for almost two years now. It’s a lovely home from home setting with plenty of activities, and mixed children of different ages. Archer attends once a week however he spends the rest of the week telling me fun stories about friends he has made and memories he has formed from his time spent there.
He has had the opportunity to visit a vast amount of lovely places such as Blenheim, cogges and the wildlife park, all of which he loves.
Archer has come on leaps and bounds since he started at Butterfly Childcare and we will be sad to be leaving soon when he starts pre school.
We couldn’t recommend them enough!
Kellie and Matt couldn't have been more kind and welcoming. My son is a very happy giggly little boy and half of that is down to these lovley people doing such an amazing job being child minders. I always look forward to finding out that they have all been up 2 in the day. Going to parks, farms or even staying in dancing,singing. Whatever they get up to they make the most of the day having fun. I would highly recommend Kellie, it's like home from home environment and I couldn't be happier with the care they provide😊
My girls have been with Kellie an Matt since March and I was very nervous about moving from Scotland and finding a childminder that I could rely and trust.
I found Kellie by word of mouth and knowing she was very well sought after I messaged in the hope of getting a space, and I am so glad I did.
Both girls settled very quickly, the youngest being just under one and the elder 3yrs old.
McKenzie often comes home
Smiling and babbling about what she done that day from days out to baking and painting.
I’m sad to say that Kenzie moving into primary school will mean she’s no longer in Kellie’s care but Elise will stay and continue to enjoy her time with Kellie and Matt.
Going back to work after maternity leave was made an easier experience thanks to Kellie and Matt; I knew James was safe and happy.
James is a confident, socialised little boy and I believe alot of that is to do with the experiences Kellie and Matt provide for him; he goes to the farm, wildlife park, crocodile world to name a few!
The food provided for James is high quality, balanced and varied. I would happy recommend them to my family and friends without hesitation.
We can't say enough about Kellie and Matt - we contacted them with a very unique childcare situation and from the start, they were so helpful and kind.
We found Kellie's approach professional and welcoming with an attention to detail that we found profoundly reassuring. Over several emails and phone calls, Kellie made a beautiful impression taking time to find out more about our children and our family.
Our boys absolutely loved their time together and they were comfortable straight away. I would recommend Butterfly Childcare to anyone looking for a caring environment for their child. Thank you!
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