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kimskidd
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Childminder in Poole

5 stars
(7)

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 12 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi I am mum to Olivia (9 years), Jacob (4 years) I love being a mummy and all the adventures it entails. I am very passionate about my work and strive to provide the best possible care for each and every child.
I work hard to ensure that I'm always providing the best that can for all my families. I'm dedicated and passionate about the children I care for, making sure they have a happy and enriched childhood.

Our setting provides a dedicated play space filled with educational resources. Our outside space is inspired by Forrest School learning principles and we embrace learning through exploring child interests in the wider world.
We also take the children outside the setting to visit local libraries, retirement/care homes, children’s centres, beaches, nature reserves and parks.

I use an online secure system called Baby's Days which allows me to share as much of your child's experience whilst they are with me as possible. The system provides an app so you can get updates throughout the day about what your child is doing.

My Experience

Registered in 2013 I have over 8 years experience as a childminder. I regularly update my knowledge and training in line with current standards. My experience in age ranges from 3 months to 8 years, providing a safe and stimulating environment for all ages. We are very outdoorsy and will be working towards embrace the forrest school learning styles in our outside areas and outings.

I work closely with local agencies, accessing any additional support that may be required for a child's learning and development. In the last 8 years I have gained hands on experience in working with agencies such as, speech and language and ‘family outreach' to support both the child and the family. I'm proactive and work hard to ensure that everything is in place to give every child the best learning opportunities whilst in my care.

For the last 7 years I have been working with assistants. Training apprentices who are working towards level 2/3 diplomas in childcare. Working with assistants gives me more flexibility for parents and the opportunity to extend our service further.

My Qualifications

I have completed the NCMA CYPOC 5 (preparing for childminding) course.
I hold a current, valid Peadiatric 1st Aid Certificate.
I hold a Level 3 Diploma in early years Childcare and have attended several local courses on child development.
Heuristic play.
Behaviour management.
Higher level safeguarding.
10 week special educational needs and disability local training.

Food hygiene level 2 certified
Staff supervisor and management

My Availability

School drop off/pick up not currently available.

NO SPACES 2022 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY 2023

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Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Contact for details.
Childcare vouchers accepted.

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
29 September 2016
11 December 2013 - 2
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My Documents

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for kimskidd. 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 daughter started going to Kim from 11 months of age and I was very worried to leave such a baby with a stranger. Kim made her feel at home, with amazing support and professionalism. My daughter absolutely loved going to Kim and she misses her a lot now. I would highly recommend this childminder :)

Thank you Kim!

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by Avatar for Vicky Vicky about Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 15/07/2021


Response by Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 03/08/2021:

Thank you, we miss her very much already! It’s been a pleasure having her with us. X

Kim and her team provided our son Bryn with bespoke care that was unquestionably of a high standard, we all miss Kim and her team !

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by Avatar for L weaver L weaver about Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 28/10/2019

Our son Bryn was with Kim from 10 months to 3 years and we really couldn't have found a better childcare provider. She brilliantly managed her team of well-trained, caring staff, and gave an all round experience to our son which enabled learning across all areas. Leaving her care was a difficult decision! and I hope we will always be in touch.

Thank you Kim.

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by Avatar for Claudine Claudine about Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 28/10/2019

Kim looked after my daughter from the age of 2 for nearly 8 months. My little one had a fantastic time there and often didn't want to leave at the end if the day! Kim's home from home style wrap around care always left me feeling confident that my little girl was being well looked after. I would definitely recommend Kim.

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by Avatar for Maxinemu Maxinemu about Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 08/04/2016

My daughter is 18months old & has been attending Kim's since October 2015.

Kim is fantastic! I couldn't fault her professionalism & attention to care.
Her setting is wonderful offering the kids a huge space, full with a wide variety of toys/games inside and out.

I would highly recommend Kim.

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by Avatar for Gabbi Gabbi about Avatar for kimskidd kimskidd on 06/04/2016

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