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Childminder in Cheshunt

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2013 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 27 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am married with a son. I am an easy going person and I enjoy my work as a childminder. We have a loving,caring home and I really enjoy nurturing children helping them to develop.

My Experience

I have 13 years experience as a childminder and 15 years experience of working as a nursery nurse in a school environment.
As a childminder I aim to help children reach their full potential. Every child is unique and I follow the EYFS curriculum creating learning journeys for each child showing parents with photos and written statements their child's progression in the areas of learning.
I particularly enjoy helping children to be creative and have lots of experience teaching children different art techniques.
We love to go on local trips, Cedars Park , Lee Valley farm and Van Hages being favourites at the moment.
I have lots of great toys and equipment and the children in my care really enjoy my child friendly garden.

My Qualifications

I have an NNEB diploma, up to date paediatric first aid. I keep my qualifications up to date regularly going on evening courses.

My Availability

I have various vacancies at present part time, full time. I am available 6.45am-6pm monday to friday.

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Last Updated: 12/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 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.

My Documents

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Reviews

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Kerry has been a fantastic childminder. I needed someone to help with taking my son to and from nursery and he has always been very happy in her care, she is professional, considerate and caring. She was great at letting me know how he was getting on, and I felt at ease knowing my son was being well looked after.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Nellb1 about K J M on 17/12/2019


Response by K J M on 18/12/2019:

Thank you so much for your kind words.
It has been a pleasure looking after your son, he is like a little ray of sunshine.
Hope he settles at his new school xx

We met Kerry and she really spent a great deal of time talking to me about the schools & childcare options in the area, as I'm new here. She was patient, good natured and kind to my son, seeing him up with some toys to keep him busy whilst we talked. The location doesn't quite work with our commute, but if it did, we would be using Kerry.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Nat about K J M on 10/05/2019


Response by K J M on 10/05/2019:

Thank you for coming to see us, happy to give you advice anytime. I hope you find a lovely minder soon in the perfect location.
Best wishes x

We had initially met with Kerry and we were initially ok with the house and the garden and Kerry to the time to go through her folders containing her qualifications etc and showed us another child's file on their progress, which she had the parents permission to do so.

Kerry was very quiet and laid back but seemed very pleasant.

As first time parents we thought it would be prudent to meet with other Childminders before signing a contract. However, Kerry then sent me a text message to say she'd spoken to her Childminder mates and thought I was actively looking for another Childminder so we withdrawing her offer.

Texting instead of ringing me to ask our discuss it was very unprofessional, and saying that she'd spoken to her Childminder mates made it sound as if they had discussed it and we felt we would not be able to find another local Childminder.

It's a privilege if a parent chooses you to take care of their child, and is their right to make sure you're the best person for the job.

Fortunately for us, Kerry showed us she definitely wasn't good enough, and we feel thankful this happened before signing a contract.

Kind regards

  • 2 stars Overall
  • 3 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Communication

by Amy about K J M on 07/05/2019


Response by K J M on 07/05/2019:

I only met this this family the one time. I gave up an hour of my family time on a Saturday to meet with them to discuss their childcare needs.
I CHOSE NOT TO CARE FOR THEIR CHILD and this family have now written this review!

I wish this family every success in finding great childcare soon.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ MY REVIEWS WRITTEN BY ACTUAL FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF CARING FOR !

Kerry looked after our daughter Emily on a full-time basis from 10 months - 4 years and we were delighted with the childcare provision she provided.

Kerry took the time to write daily reports for us so we knew exactly how much Emily had eaten, how many nappies she had used, and how long she napped. Kerry wrote about what they had all done each day, and if there had been any milestones achieved. Kerry’s setting is lovely and there are a wide variety of toys and outdoor equipment to play with, and Kerry ensures the children follow the EYFS by engaging them with lots of fun activities and games.

Emily felt so safe and secure in Kerry’s setting and loved going so much that we decided to keep her at Kerry’s rather than send her to pre-school at age 3. She made so much progress with Kerry, hitting her developmental targets early thanks to Kerry’s care and patience.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Kerry as a childminder, Emily loved her like a surrogate parent and we have endeavoured to keep in touch since Emily left to go to primary school. We are now not living in the area and were genuinely upset that our youngest daughter would not be able to go to Kerry.

Thank you so much Kerry for all you have done for us xx

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by CK34 about K J M on 20/03/2019


Response by K J M on 21/03/2019:

Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have two wonderful daughters and it was a pleasure to care for Emily. Please do keep in touch. Xx

My daughter was looked after by Kerry from 9months until 18months. I cannot thank you enough Kerry for your love and care towards my daughter.
You are so organised, tidy and so professional. You treated her like your own and she loved you and Frankie very much. the excitement on her face when we arrived at your house to drop her off was priceless. I only removed her from you care because my mother in law was available to look after her.
Gracie loved Frankie very much and misses you both. we will highly recommend Kerry and her services. thank you very much Kerry.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Elsie84 about K J M on 18/01/2016

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