5 stars (6)

Childminder in Croydon

Babysitter in Croydon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 20 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

CHILDMINDER/NANNY/BABYSITTER-with vacancies.

I am available now!

Spaces available now!

I have so much love to give!

I can look after your children with care while helping them to grow in their learning and development!

Ofsted registered Childminder with 20 year's child care experience and Mum to a lovely girl age 3 with vacancies, close to Shirley children's centre and West Wickham high street.

Fully qualified!

I am flexible I can offer you 1/ 2 days a week, or full time care, earlier start, later finish-do contact me with your childcare needs.

Mum's and Dads, thanks for taking the time to read my profile.

I know it is scary trusting someone with the most precious thing in your life, I am here to reassure you I treat all little one's in my care as if they were my own, there is lots of love and cuddles to go around in my home!

I am a calm, friendly, kind, caring, patient, flexible, reliable, trustworthy, outgoing and organized Mum who has always wanted to look after children since I left school.

I went to college to do all the relevant childcare courses and got my first Nanny job at the age of 19, and continued looking after children till I had my own child, then became a childminder.

I often babysit past children I used to Nanny, they are always happy to see me!

My daughter is 3 happy, chatty and very affectionate with babies and other children, she attends pre school 3 mornings a week.

I have 20 years experience in child care as a Nanny looking after lots of children from various families.

I am now a childminder and care for children in my own home, although I can do part time Nannying if needed.

I provide a safe fully equipped home from home setting for your children.

I have a lot of educational resources and fun toys, books, puzzles, building blocks, ride a long toys, push a long prams/toys, and lots to do in my garden-in my garden I have a play house, pop up tent, tunnel, ride a long car and bike, slide, rocking bike and caterpillar, sand pit and water boat, and an easel for lots of fun painting and chalking.

I have outstanding references from past families I have worked for and who I do babysitting for, and my present parents will happily provide a reference for you too.

I have space's most days so do contact me to discuss what child care you need and to arrange a visit to view my setting and meet me and my daughter.

Kendor nursery, Top tot's, Forest Academy nursery and Forest Academy school are close to me.

I am also available for evening babysitting at your child's home after 7pm.

My husband and I have recent DBS checks.

I am a first aider, and a driver with a clean driving license.

I like to plan a routine that caters for children's different needs, covering the EYFS, and I provide healthy meals- this is a cooked lunch with a sandwich at dinner time, these come with fruit, yogurt and water to drink.

We tend to go out in the morning to fun activities, then back for lunch and children's nap times, afternoons are then spent in the house and garden, reading, music time, playing or doing an arts and craft activity.

Children also have free play and chill out time where needed.

I take the children out to activities at my local children's centre, toddler groups, music groups, sand pit, museum, park's, farm's, and soft play.

I do arts and crafts, puzzles, painting, Duplo building, imaginative play, singing with musical instruments and messy play at home.

There are lots of local places I can walk to that children will enjoy, for example Millers pond to feed the ducks is local to me.

I charge £6.00 an hour for childminding, this includes meals and activities out and about.

£10 an hour for Nannying and babysitting.

I am open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm but I am flexible with these times to suit your needs.

There is no waiting lists like nurseries, and a smaller environment with less children for your little one than nursery, where they can go out and about in the day, and make great friendships.

I give daily updates through what's app and a daily diary.

I have a welcome pack I will email you if you are interested in knowing more about me and my setting,

I look forward to meeting you and having your child as a new play mate for my daughter.

)Many thanks,
Caroline.

My Experience

20 years as a Nanny, I have a recent DBS check, first aid trained, I have done the C C E, N N E B, and Baby practitioner course, Safeguarding, Food hygiene courses, and I have outstanding references.

My Qualifications

C.C.E
N.N.E.B
BABY PRACTITIONER
FIRST AID
NCFE CACHE Level 3 award in preparing to work in home-based Child care.
Safeguarding.
Food hygiene.

My Availability

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Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/08/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£60 net a day on a 8am-6pm working day,

£6.00 net an hour day time, £10.00 an hour evening babysitting.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 06/07/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Caroline. 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.

Caroline looked after my little boy from October 2018 - February 2019. It was my first time leaving him in childcare and Caroline made the process extremely easy and put my worries at ease. My little boy loved going to her and seeing her daughter and came on leaps and bounds with her, eating better and being confident around other children as she took him to regular groups. She kept me updated all day with lovely photos and messages plus his diary which would come home each evening, she also had a sleepover case with a book and cuddly toy which each child would get a turn of taking home which me and my little boy enjoyed doing together. She is thoughtful, with birthdays and Christmas, cards bought home as well as presents for my little boy.
We are sadly having to leave Caroline as we are moving away but I would highly recommend her to any parents looking for a kind, friendly and trustworthy childminder.

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by about Caroline on 23/01/2019

Caroline has been looking after my 10 month old boy and she is brilliant! She keeps me updated throughout the day and in his diary.
There are plenty of stimulating activities eirther on trips out or at her home she has a very well stocked toy room which Rik loves to explore!
Caroline is very caring. Rik loves going there and hasn't cried when I've left even once and is always cheerful when I pick him up. She has even succeed in getting him to nap in the cot (which we were struggling to do) and now he does it more easily at home too!
I would highly recommend Caroline's Childminding.

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by about Caroline on 09/08/2018

Our daughter joined Caroline’s Childminding services in January 2018. We are so pleased with how well Rachel has settled in with Caroline, the whole process has been completely smooth and stress free.

Caroline is very caring, and looks after our daughter with diligence and love. We have absolutely no qualms about leaving Rachel in her care.

We receive regular WhatsApp updates throughout the day, and a detailed written journal at the end of each session. It really helps seeing how happy Rachel is while we’re both at work.

Caroline’s own daughter is lovely, and it’s great to know that Rachel has a friend to play with throughout the day, in between the various playgroups and craft activities that she’s kept busy with!

We really couldn’t be happier with our choice of childminder for Rachel.

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by about Caroline on 31/03/2018

Caroline was recommended to us by friends as a part-time nanny to care for our 1 year old son as well as for our 7 year old daughter after school time. When we met with Caroline and looked through her portfolio of past qualifications and work references we knew she was definitely the nanny we needed and could meet our expectations – we were certainly right about that! Caroline stands for everything professional child minding is really about.

Being parents we also have very demanding full-time jobs in the city however having Caroline around meant that our children were happy and safe and were being looked after and developing in best possible manner. We found Caroline to be hardworking, caring and very reliable and would recommend her to anyone looking for a childminder that can make a difference. Caroline stayed with our family between April 2016 and December 2016 and were grateful for everything she has done for us.

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by about Caroline on 05/11/2017

I highly recommend Caroline to other families looking for a caring and professional childminder. Caroline looked after our two children from babies to school age and she continues to babysit for us. The kids are always excited to see her and see it as a treat when we go out and Caroline comes to look after them!

I have always been impressed by the gentle, cheery and calm approach Caroline has with children as well as her professionalism. When she was looking after our two before they started to go to school, she would always be able to tell us everything about the day - from what they had done (especially new things!) to how the had eaten. This really helped us to feel we weren't missing out on things while at work and totally confident that the children were safe and happy.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Caroline on 20/09/2017

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