My name is Caryn Hornby. I have been a Quality Assured Ofsted Registered Childminder for over 15 years, providing excellent quality care for children in a friendly, stimulating and safe home environment.

I am based in Kingsmere in Bicester, Oxon.

My main aim is to encourage and enable children to develop quickly in their early years and do all that I can to ensure that they have the best possible start in life.

I live with my husband Ian and have two grown-up children, Millie & Matt. We also have Mr Dublin (tortoise), Billie (cat), and numerous tropical fish.

So when looking for an excellent level of quality care for your child why not contact me for more information about the service that I offer within my safe and loving childcare setting.

I am registered with an Early Years Agency. All this means for parents is that I am inspected annually instead of every 3-5 years with Ofsted. I also receive lots of support from them, which can only be beneficial as far as the children are concerned!

Opening hours are Mon to Weds 7.30am - 5.00pm. Thurs 7.30am-3.30pm. Fri - Closed.

Flexible hours also available by request.

I use Babysdays. This is an amazing online software system allowing Childminders to complete all areas of the EYFS quickly and efficiently.

Their EYFS Software Application is complex yet simple to manage, designed to assist me with the forms and paperwork involved around all areas of the EYFS which includes the structure of Learning, Development and Care.

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You could be entitled to help with your childcare costs - please see this guide for more details.

Please note: I do not currently offer a pickup/dropoff service to/from St Edburg's School.

At the moment I don't have any full-time spaces but please do get in touch with your Preschool/Early Years childcare requirements.  I can recommend other childminders if I really can't help you.  I also operate a waiting list.  Please contact me for further details.

Best wishes and good luck with your childcare search!

Caryn’s Hotline - 07584 566716

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Caryn’s Hotline - 07584 566716