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Childminder in Southend

Babysitter in Southend

5 stars

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Female Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 20 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Now Open

Spaces Available.

I am an Network Plus (Accredited), Ofsted registered childminder and a Pacey (ncma) member in the Southchurch - Southend area.

I provide breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as healthy snacks. I strive to ensure that all meals are healthy and balanced. Water is freely available, fresh juice offered on special occasions.

I provide a range of indoor and outdoor toys and activities to stimulate and captivate growing minds. I have 2 dedicated playrooms and a secure, purposely designed child friendly outdoor play area with a wide variety of toys and equipment for use

Close to local amenities and have good transport links available in the area.

We regularly visit local shops (green grocers, butchers and bakers) and attend weekly playgroups. Close to the park and beach.

I always encourage sharing, good manners, respect and kindness towards others.

My Experience

I am a fully registered, qualified childminder with 12 years experience working with children and families. I hold a lvl3 qualification in childcare as well as a lvl3 qualification in communication. I have an up to date pediatric first-aid certificate, food hygiene, fire safety, safeguarding children, behavior management amongst others.

I have a clean, safe, child friendly home. I have a 13 year old little girl of my own. She is a lovely outgoing friendly child, who loves socialising with other children. I am very dedicated to to my career of choice. I love working with children and I enjoy seeing them change and develop as they grow.

I offer a wide range of experiences for the children to enjoy and learn from.

My Qualifications

I have completed my level 3 in Home-based Childcare, as well as a lvl 3 in communication with under 5's. I am accredited, which enables me to accept government funding. I also hold a up to date pediatric first aid certificate and certificates in food hygiene, behaviour management, safeguarding children, playing together and talking to under 5's, amongst others.

My Availability

Business Hours:

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00 (will consider working outside these hours)

Overnight care available.

Emergency cover concidered.

Friday night babysitting service available.

Pickup from Alleyn Court Westcliff and Thorpebay as well as Thorpe Hall and St Bernard's.

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Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 12/10/2017

My Fees

I am able to offer 2year old government funding for those that qualify.

I also offer 3/4year old funding, both universal and extended.

Fees are discussed in person.

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


Below are the latest reviews for KarinsBuzzzyBees. 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.

I cannot sing karins praises enough, she's such a warm hearted kind lady who always welcomes you with a smile into her home. My son has come along leaps and bounds since being in her care and I am so lucky to have found her. She gives him a lovely varied diet and they do a range of activities which my son seems to enjoy!

She is very accommodating, her home is beautifully laid out with a separate play room for the kids, and plenty of age appropriate toys. She gives you regular updates and pictures of funny things our son has done throughout the day so we don't miss out!

She goes above and beyond her requirements as a childminder and you can instantly tell she loves what she does

Thank you karin, you are fabulous and I cannot recommend you enough xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Hellbell Hellbell about Avatar for KarinsBuzzzyBees KarinsBuzzzyBees on 13/08/2015

Genuinely upset that we have to say goodbye, you are fantastic and couldn't have wished for anyone better to look after my baby!!! My daughter , who is now three, has been with karin since she was just under a year and i am devasted that we have to leave! Unfortunately due to Myself returning back to work our schedules don't work and need to find childcare for 2 children now!! If I had the luxury of being a full time mum that would be my preference but having to return to back to work I am so glad I found buzzy bees and Karin is the next best thing!!! If she she could have my 3 year old and new baby boy I would not hesitate but unfortunately Karin is soo busy and understandably! The level of care delivered is second to none and my daughter doesn't stop talking about Karin and her family!! I have got upset writing this as you have been a huge part of my daughters life and sad my son won't have the same!! Good luck Karin and if you ever take on an assistant so you can increase your numbers we will be back!! X

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Ramsay29 Ramsay29 about Avatar for KarinsBuzzzyBees KarinsBuzzzyBees on 03/12/2013

Karin looked after my older children afterschool and had my youngest from 22months for 3 full days a week. She always welcomed him with a beaming smile in the mornings and he loved playing with the other pre-school children and going out on the numerous activities that she organised. The atmoshphere was very warm and friendly when I picked the children up. All my three children thoroughly enjoyed their time with Karin and her family, She was very accomodating and understanding of activities during the the school holidays for the wide range of ages of children and organised a very thoughtful holiday timetable. It was great to find such a versatile childminder who provided such considerate care for pre-schoolers as well as providing after school and holiday care for older children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Magnolia Magnolia about Avatar for KarinsBuzzzyBees KarinsBuzzzyBees on 04/09/2012

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