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karen 26

Childminder in Consett

5 stars

Female Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login Mar 2021

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Hi.my name is Karen, I live with my husband Stephen and have two children Jack age 19 and has now joined the army, and Leah age 14,
I am ofsted registered. I have been registered since February 2007.

Before becoming a childminder I worked in a special needs school for 4 years which I loved.

I pick up from st Marys primary school, and morning pick ups from Benfieldside nursery in the mornings.

I go to local toddlers groups and enjoy plenty of days out and about.

I am a member of Morton Michel, which gives me up to date information.

my OFSTED grade was Good

My Experience

I now care for a two little girls age 2. And a little boy age 3

and children before and afterschool

We have lots of fun together. Painting, long walks and lots of fun activities. Local toddlers groups.
I do not drive but the local bus service takes us all over . Discovery museum. soft playareas and plenty of parks.
as well as have plenty of fun in my setting .

Working in a local special needs school for 4 years. I also do rest bite care who has been coming to my house for 10 years On weekends.

All my courses are up to date .

My Qualifications

NVQ level 3 childcare learning and development
First aid in pediatrics
Speech and language level 2
Ofsted registered
DBS checked
Tinytalk sign language for babies
level 1 in safeguarding
level 2 in safeguarding
neglect in safeguarding
training in Independence
Level 2 in understanding Autism

My Availability

My hours are 7am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
I am available for the funded 15 hours childcare for 2year old 30 funded hours for 3/4 year olds

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: 27/10/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

To be discussed with parents.

My Local Schools

My Documents


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I chose Karen Murphy to be a childminder for my Grandson from personal recommendations.

Karen has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. She always seems kind, calm and patient with them and all the children are happy and well behaved and know what’s expected of them. I also liked the way she would take my Grandson out for walks in the fresh air, play football and engage him in various other outdoor activities.

Since he has been going to Karen’s I’ve been reassured that I made absolutely the right choice. He was so happy there and really loved the variety of toys to play with. Karen would help him with his homework and whilst he was always pleased to see me he was never desperate to go home and always looked forward to his next visit.

Whenever I visited, the house was always warm and inviting and all the children were happy and engaged in fun activities.
I would have no hesitation is recommending Karen to look after your children. I cannot thank her enough for her support over the last two years and I will miss her and her family. I hope to keep in touch.

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by Avatar for Julie B Julie B about Avatar for karen 26 karen 26 on 05/10/2017

My son was looked after by Karen and he always came home happy and had an enjoyable experience .. he made some great friends n would recommend Karen to anyone to needs a responsible excellent childminder

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by Avatar for Teresa Teresa about Avatar for karen 26 karen 26 on 22/05/2017

Karen has been my full time childminder for the past 6 years. Shes goes above and beyond for my little girl and is a massive part of her life. We wouldn't be without her now and recommend her to anyone who wants their kids to be in a happy friendly home while they're at work.

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by Avatar for Jeanine Jeanine about Avatar for karen 26 karen 26 on 13/08/2016

Karen was my children's full time Childminder whilst I studied at University. Her home is very welcoming and she fulfils her job role to the highest standard. I recommend the service she provides.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Hayley30 Hayley30 about Avatar for karen 26 karen 26 on 01/09/2015

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