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Fiona Gunner
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Childminder in Maidstone

5 stars
(8)

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Female Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 24 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Hi I am Fiona, mother of three and Ofsted Registered Childminder with level 3 qualifications in childcare.

I deliver and pick up children from Jubilee School.

I provide a fun, safe environment whether we are in our large garden or going out for the day to parks, toddler groups or the beach.

We grow our own vegetables which I use to make healthy meals on a daily basis.

We love animals and have a dog and two cats. I am, however, very particular about hygiene and safety where animals are concerned whilst guiding the children to be caring and responsible towards pets.

We love to play outside with the multitude of toys which include trampoline (with safety net), sand pit and play house.

We also like to sing, dance and generally enjoy ourselves.

I love good manners.

I pride myself on my flexibility which enables mums and dads to go to work without distraction.

My Experience

My greatest experience comes from being mother to three children; Sam 19, Amy 14 and Lucy 13. I am able to deal with any hurdles that may present themselves in a calm and collected fashion which results in a safe environment where the children feel that they can be themselves.

I have been a childminder for over twelve years and am happy to say that any one of the parents would provide a favourable reference which confirms that I provide a flexible service which centres around the needs of the children and their parents.

My Qualifications

I am Ofsted Registered with an outstanding rating and I have achieved my level 3 qualification in childcare.

My Availability

I am available most hours and would be happy to discuss any individual arrangements

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Last Updated: 16/05/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

I am happy to discuss these with anyone who wishes to contact me. I am also able to provide funded places and accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
19 December 2019
23 November 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Fiona Gunner. 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.

Fiona is a super nice lady, easy to get on with and made my child feel at ease quickly. She is flexible which helped me out massively at times. My child gets on well with all the children and I have noticed in the short time of her being there just how much my daughter has developed socially and brought her out of her shell.
Being my first time leaving my child with someone I didn't know, with fiona I felt comfortable with my child in her hands with no worries at all. Highly recommended

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by Avatar for Samantha Samantha about Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 14/05/2019

Fiona was the first and only child-minder I visited over 2 years ago when I was looking for care for my 9 month old son Finley. She was very welcoming and had a very loving home and knew straight away that Finley would be happy there.
I was definitely right as Finley is very happy, his development has been absolutely amazing and I know Fiona has a lot to do with this with all the fun, learning activities she puts on for them, including day trips out.

My daughter Bella has now also been with the family for the past 9 months, and as I knew she fit in perfectly too and is just as happy as her big brother.

I cannot praise Fiona enough for everything she has done, not only for my children but for myself. She is a loving, caring, supportive lady and I do not know what I would do without her and her loving family. I feel I drop my babies off to a second family, rather than a childcare provider :)

WE LOVE FIONA.

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by Avatar for Gemma sm Gemma sm about Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 06/06/2017

Fiona has been my son's child minder for the last 3 years, when I was first looking I was struggling to find someone who not only got on well with my son but also with myself, a big ask I know but I really liked Fiona and got on very well from day one.

Everyday is a good day in Fiona's house, what I like the most is she has 3 children of her own and she treats them all the same, she has a fantastic big garden with lots of play equipment outside as well as educational games.

The children are well looked after and always having fun, she organises lots of days out in the school holidays which keeps them all occupied and not getting bored.

Nothing is too much for Fiona she also looked after my son at short notice which I am so grateful for not everyone can do that - she is an absolute star - I dont know what I would do without her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Smudge3 Smudge3 about Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 16/04/2013

Fiona looked after my children, Michael, 6, and Suzie, 5, for several months last year and they both always really enjoyed themselves and would come home with lots of stories of all the things they had been doing.

Fiona made everything so easy and was completely accommodating from day one when my work commitments changed times. Nothing was ever a problem and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fiona to anyone.

Most importantly when I needed a childminder, I wanted someone who would look after my children how I do, provide good healthy meals, and it was just like home. Very warm, friendly and welcoming, and Fiona helped Suzie settle into her first year at school brilliantly. Thank you so so much for everything. :-)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Nat105 Nat105 about Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 03/04/2013

I had to find a childminder at short notice over the summer and I am delighted that we found Fiona.

Fiona has a great rapport with all the children in her care and really does a great job in combining firm and fair in her approach. My son is able to relax and enjoy his time with her after school and I am happy in the knowledge that he is being well looked after and is safe and happy.

Fiona is always flexible which is a real boon if you need some extra support at short notice.

I've asked my son for his own thoughts about being at Fiona's house and asked him what he likes the most and he said "everything really", which I think says it all.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for JoJacks JoJacks about Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 02/04/2013


Response by Avatar for Fiona Gunner Fiona Gunner on 03/04/2013:

How lovely! We all really enjoy having Jeremy as part of our 'gang'.

Fiona
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