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Caroline

Childminder in London: Croydon (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Jun 2024 Last Login 18 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
School Pickups
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER with 27 year's child care experience.
Spaces available and also for evening babysitting please get in touch!

Offering Funded space's and I take tax free payment.

Would you like your child to feel safe, loved, happy, for them to go out to soft play, park's, music and play group's, and make friends while growing in their development then CAROLINE'S CHILDMINDING will feel like a second home to your child.

Currently looking after a lovely little girl who is two, it would be nice to find a little play mate for her of similar age to join our setting and join in the fun!

I am covid vaccinated, double jabbed and booster.

Your child is more than just a number here in my smaller setting and I do one to one learning.
I let you know what your child has eaten and done through whats app, and send you photo's of their day.
The children here become good friends with each other, and also bond with my own children, it's like they are part of our family when they are with us.

I am a Mum to two lovely girls (both will be in school from September) childminding in my home from home setting, I have worked in childcare since leaving college where I studied childcare.
My girls really bond with the children I look after and they love to look after them and have fun with them.

I have lots of childcare experience with different ages, lots of resources, and I take children out to various places. I support British Values and cover the new EYFS.

I give children in my care wonderful experiences, they are happy, safe, looked after, and loved like one of my own!
They progress in their learning and development with me as their key worker.
I am fully qualified, DBS checked, driver with my own car, and a First aider with Safeguarding knowledge.

I know it is scary trusting someone with the most precious thing in your life, there is lots of love and cuddles to go around in my home!
I am calm, friendly, kind, caring, patient, flexible, reliable, trustworthy, outgoing and organized, and I have always wanted to look after children since I left school, this has made me in to the brilliant childminder that parents choose for their children.
I often babysit past children I used to look after, they are always happy to see me!

I have a lot of educational resources and fun toys, books, puzzles, building blocks, ride on 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 in car, slides, rocking bike, sand pit and water shell to sit in in the warmer weather, water tray, and an easel for lot's of fun painting and chalking.
We do a daily calendar looking at the day's, season's, weather, date, number's and the alphabet, song box, play dough, messy play, and sensory play,
We learn about healthy eating and brushing our teeth.

I have outstanding references from past families I have provided care for, and who I do babysitting for.

I aim to provide high quality child care focusing on the seven area's of learning and preparing children for school, while helping them gain life skills.
I provide snacks and healthy meals- these come with fruit, yogurt and water to drink.

I take the children out to local children's centres, toddler groups, music groups, sand pit, museum, park's, to feed the duck's, farm's, and soft play.


I have a smaller environment than a nursery with less children for your little one where they get to go out and about in the day, and make great friendships-great for socializing with other children and adults.
When we walk to school and back we sing songs, do I spy, look at squirrels, leaves falling, count car's, talk about colors, buse's, and little one's get a chance to walk not just sat in the pram.

I make up a learning journal you keep when your child leaves my setting of their time with me.
Open 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
I am flexible on my time's.

I had my Ofsted inspection when I was on maternity leave with only my own child with me not minded children therefore I could only get a Met or Not Met, I got a Met!

I am available for evening babysitting in your home.
I am in Shirley near Shirley children's centre and West Wickham high street.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, Caroline

My Experience

27 year's child care experience.
I am DBS checked, first aid trained.
I have done the C C E.
N N E B, Baby practitioner course, Safeguarding, and Food hygiene course.
I have outstanding references.
Food hygiene rated 5

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 rated 5

My Availability

September 2024

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 18/06/2024

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Met
22 November 2021

My Documents

  • Other (added 17/04/2023)
  • Reference: Childminding reference (added 17/04/2023)
  • Reference: Childminding reference (added 29/01/2022)
  • Reference: Babysiting references (added 06/12/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety (added 09/10/2022)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 03/11/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/11/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 06/07/2017)
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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 started looking after my daughter at the beginning of the year and has been truly fantastic. She plans different activities for each day and gives a full run down with pictures of what they have been up to throughout the day. Caroline potty trained my daughter which took a lot of the pressure off me as a working mum. I have used childminders before and Caroline really goes the extra mile to provide great care and cook healthy meals. I couldn't recommend her more.

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

by Avatar for Daniela Daniela about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 29/09/2022

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.

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

by Avatar for Beth Beth about Avatar for Caroline 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.

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

by Avatar for AlisonB AlisonB about Avatar for Caroline 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.

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

by Avatar for LYarnall LYarnall about Avatar for Caroline 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.

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

by Avatar for jezk jezk about Avatar for Caroline Caroline on 05/11/2017

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