I live with my husband and adult daughter. I have over 27 years experience working in childcare.
Experienced childminder with outstanding grading awarded in January 2017. Offering home from home childcare from our private home close to Horsham park and town centre. I have a secure garden with a log cabin and playhouse and lots of toys for pre-schoolers. From September 2021 I will only care for preschool children offering them a calmer place to play. We have daily trips out with parks and open spaces close by. I plan activities to follow children's interests and learning.
Safeguarding and child protection
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00 - 17.30.
I don’t have any current vacancies but always happy to discuss options with parents.
|Last Updated: 13/09/2021|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
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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.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/05/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 23/05/2021)
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My son went to Karen's three days a week from when he was 12 months old until he was 4 and three quarters and about to start school this summer. We had used a nursery for our eldest child but thought we would look around some other options (just in case)for our son as, at the time, we were also considering after school options for our eldest. We knew it was the right environment for him immediately. Karen is calm, confident and experienced with young children and our son was incredibly happy with her. We loved the set-up both inside, but also the outdoor space and outdoor play buildings too. Our son has lots of lovely memories of time spent with his friends at Karen's and it was undoubtedly the best place for him. Because of the pandemic we didn't go through with plans to switch some days to pre-school as he got older but Karen has helped us prepare him for school and we couldn't be more grateful for the early years he has spent with her and her family.
My son has been going to Karen’s for 3 full days each week since he was 19 months old and from September will become one of her after school children when he goes to school. I feel at complete ease when I know he is with Karen, he gets everything he needs there and is in a very loving and safe environment. This makes me going to work full time much easier knowing my son is in good, safe hands and I know he is getting all he needs.
My little boy had a few difficult points through the past few years, nothing major but his speech was an issue back last year and he was very behind with this. Karen has helped at every stage of that, even coming with me to see the speech therapist and being heavily involved in his development to be able to communicate effectively and working with me to make sure we are doing the same things to help him communicate properly and using the correct words and putting these into sentences. This is no longer an issue and with Karen’s help and support I feel this has helped him massively and he is now talking very well and having good in-depth conversations too :-)
Karen’s home is very warm and welcoming and has everything a child needs to feel happy, safe and to learn. My little boy loves the visual aids she has around the home, like the alphabet chart which they are focusing on together at the moment to help him with school. Karen is very invested in all children she cares for and their development and getting them to the level they should be at, educationally.
I am very lucky to have Karen as Harrison’s childminder. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a childminder.
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