Welcome to Karen's Quality Childcare
 Welcome to Karen's Quality Childcare

Working together with parents.

     You know your child better than anyone and I value your indepth insight into your child's needs and development.

     I will ask you to complete various information forms prior to your child joining us so I can ensure all your child's needs are met. Also by knowing your child's likes, dislikes and interests I am able to provide appropriate activites and outings to stimulate and challenge your child.

     I will give you informal feedback at the end of every day and if you wish to discuss any aspects of your child's development or care in more depth I will be happy to arrange a meeting to talk privately.

    When your child joins us I will provide you with a 'Welcome Pack' which gives full details of my childcare service as well as all my policies and procedures. 

     If your child is not yet in school he/she will have an individual 'Learning Journey' which will include photgraphs of your child and written information about your child's development. You will view this regularly and you are able to comment on your child's progress.

     Older children will be provided with photos which they can put in a scrap book or simply take home. 

What parents have to say

The following comments are taken from some of the many thank you cards and letters received from parents (past and present). You may view the originals when you visit me.


Lucy,  mum of Isobel + Henry

Karen has always provided excellent childcare in a safe and caring environment, she offers a wide range of interesting and stimulated activities and my children have both enjoyed going.


Christina,  mum of Alesha +Chris

Karen isn't just a childminder, she's sweet, caring and genuinely one of the nicest people my children could have had looking after them and always has all sorts of fun things to do with the children. From day one I knew they were going to be loved, looked after and most importantly they were going to be safe with her. Karen is the most reliable person that I have ever come accross, not once has she let me down, she's always been there.


Martine,  mum of Sam + Hannah

Karen has a good understanding of the needs of children, physically, educationally, socially and emotionally and has consistently liased with both my husband and myself.

In our opinion, Karen's childminding abilities are of the highest calibre and we fimly believe our children benefitted greatly from their time with her.

To ensure confidentiality I have only used first names in the statements below.


Julie,  mum of Alex

Karen has been an excellent childminder for my son. It is reassuring to drop my son off knowing he is being well looked after, he is safe and happy. On picking him up he is always very happy and talkative about his day with Karen and the other children.


Lorna, mum of Ben

I couldn't wish for better childcare for my 22 month old son. He settled in almost immediately and has never been really upset or fretful when going to Karen's house. Although I do talk to him a lot and encourage him to talk, I put a lot down to Karen who gives him lots of love and encouragement.


Natalie,  mum of Aston+Abigail

Karen has a warm and friendly but no-nonsense approach, so that the children respect and listen to her, something which I feel is paramount when dealing with children.

I would recommend Karen as a childminder to anyone.

I do have the full contact details of the various parents mentioned below and you are welcome to contact them directly should you wish to.


Debbie,  mum of Claire + Sarah

Karen has cared for my 2 children for the last 15 years. Karen has always been welcoming, kind and caring. My children have always been happy to be minded by Karen and often had to be persuaded to leave.


Angela, mum of Kirsty

Karen has looked after my daughter for 3 years. I've found her to be very helpful and extremely patient and I would always highly recommend her to anybody. Karen always made my daughter feel like part of the family.


Julie,  mum of Michael

Karen looked after my little boy for almost two years and she cared for him as she would her own, in fact we became almost part of the family. She went above and beyond the role of childminder. I would not hestitate to recommend Karen as a childminder.


Michelle,  mum of Adam

I have always found Karen to be caring and at the same time professional. My son has progressed extremely well in his speech, singing nursery rhymes and communicating with other children.

I think that Karen has far exceeded her duties as a childminder.

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