Hi, I am Ofsted registered childminder in Bedford. My name is Karra, I am 42 years old and a married mother of three. My eldest son is 11 years old, my daughter is 9 years old and my youngest son is 6 years old.
We live in a fully enclosed and secure four bedroom semi detached home in Putnoe, close to several schools, preschools and nurseries.
We have a large open plan space with lots of toys and facilities for children of all ages and stages of development. The room opens out onto a large patio area and lawn. We enjoy planting and growing a wide range of vegetables in our raised vegetable plots. We have also recently built a large wooden cabin/playhouse in the garden for the children to use and to store the garden toys.
We also enjoy visiting the nearby shops, library, parks and several local playgroups and sessions. We occasionally visit farms and soft play venues.
I am an honest, caring and friendly person who will seek to work with you to meet your child's requirements. I am always fair and consistent in my approach in managing children's needs.
I have over 11 years childcare experience and have three children of my own. Prior to childminding I carried out adhoc babysitting and nannying for various families.
I have been a registered childminder since October 2014 and received a good Ofsted report in September 2016. I have also undertaken several childcare related courses and I have a level 3 diploma in Early Years.
*Advanced DBS check.
*12 hour Paediatric First Aid course.
*Fire Safety in the Home course.
*Basic Food Hygiene course.
*Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People course.
*Child Protection course.
*Food Allergy course.
*CYPOP5 Setting up a Childcare Business course.
*Level 3 in Early Years.
Limited availability. Please contact me for up to date availability.
My hours are 07.00-17.00 Tuesday to Friday term time only.
Other hours/days may be possible, please discuss your individual requirements.
***I can offer places for funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
***I accept childcare vouchers.
|Last Updated: 17/09/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Please contact for details.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Hazeldene Lower School
- Ofsted Certificate (added 20/04/2020)
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Our son was cared for by Karra 4 days a week for 2 years and we (him included) couldn’t have been happier. After only a short period of time he was fully settled to the point he would be asking in the morning to go to Karra’s house, walking in without looking back at drop off. Often out on adventures or doing a wide range of activities in the house, we were always updated with what they had been up to each day with plenty of photos provided so we could see how much he was enjoying himself. He developed so much through this time, thanks to the wonderful environment that Karra has created. Having now started pre-school, he still asks to go to Karra’s house! If you are looking for somewhere to send your child we would highly recommend Karra's Caterpillars!.
My son went to Karra for 2.5 years from when he was one year old. She provides a safe, calm, nurturing setting with lots of activities. A good balance between outings and home play. Couldn't think of a nicer environment.
My son has just finished with Karra after spending 9 months with her. He has learnt so much from her and was always happy to go. This was his first setting, it started in the pandemic, restrictions were in place, meaning I was not able to see the setting, Karra made me feel much at ease about everything and answered all my questions before we started. He will miss her and her lovely cuddles. Thank you so much 🙂
I just think Karra is great. She parents just the way I hope to myself (and don't always manage). She has just the right balance of really nurturing the children and being firm and clear. She always seems so on top of it.
My daughter really enjoyed coming to Karra's. She's got a nice set up for childminding too with toys and garden.
Karra looked after our son from when he was 11 months old. From the very first settling in session, he loved being at her home. He rarely cried when I dropped him off, and in fact was so happy to be there that he often forgot to even say goodbye to me! Karra is so open in the way she deals with both children and parents - I always felt in the loop and trusted her completely with my son's safety and happiness. We received regular updates on activities and assessments and lots of photos of what he had been up to during the day. She even took on the challenge of using our reusable nappies! She is an excellent, caring childminder; I recommend her wholeheartedly.
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