Purple Stars

Child Care

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Caring for children since 1987!

One of Our Child Carers


"Your Purple Stars child carer has extensive knowledge, understanding, experience, training and qualifications in general child care, teaching (with QTS), fostering and respite care. She is able to care for children aged 0 - 17 years old, including children with SEN. Has CRB / DBS, first aid. She is a non-smoker, has her own transport and a fun and friendly personality. Your child will be happy and safe in her care.

Specialised in caring for and working with children and young people with special educational needs, your child carer can use Makaton, Sign Assisted, PECS and TEACCH. She is also trained and experience in gastrostomy feeds and administration of emergency medication for seizures and allergies."

Further Information

It is understandable that you may have some uncertainty or anxiety about leaving your children with someone that you do not initially know. Your child carer has chosen to work with children as they love it and with their training and experiences, you will find that you will be put at ease. Your child carer can update you as often as you would like during your time away to let you know how your children are.

It is the parents' responsibility to pay the fee at the end of the booking for the whole time that your child carer has been looking after your children. Please contact us for current hourly rates. While child care can be provided for as little as 30 minutes to two hours, a minimum booking fee is for three hours per booking and it is recommended that you round fractions of an hour up to the next quarter hour. Your child carer has their own transport but you are not expected to pay for travel time or petrol costs. We are unable to accept child care vouchers or child tax credits as payment as we are exempt from OfSTED Registration under Annex A

A booking for a family is for the care of the children within that household, as given on the Family Information Form. However, if an extra child is present during the booking it is requested that small extra charge is added to the hourly rate. But, there are limits as to what we consider as safe.

**Your child carer will only look after no more than two children under three years old or no more than 5 children in total. The maximum number of children may change should one or more children have special needs**

We always try to meet those urgent bookings even if six hours notice or less is given. However it is advisable to give as much notice as possible to ensure that we can provide child care for you on a specific date. We will confirm your booking as soon as it is placed in our diary and you will also receive a courtesy call between 60 - 120 minutes prior to the booked time itself from the child carer. It is recommended that you indicate the latest time you are likely to be away until just so that your child carer is prepared. 

At this time, we are unable to provide a full time nanny or manny service. We provide evening child care, and occasional day time care.