Charmaine Newman

Personal Details

I live in South Tonbridge with my husband and 2 girls, born 1997 and 1999.  Both attending University.  I am 10 minutes walk from the Mainline Station and 15 minutes to the town centre. I have a large garden so the children will have plenty of room to run around.

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and a member of the NCMA. I recently had an Ofsted inspection and graded my provision a “GOOD”. My husband, 2 daughters and I are all CRB/DBS checked. I offer good quality affordable childcare. 


I also accept Child Care Vouchers.

We are a non smoking family, with no pets.

Training & Experience

    • NVQ Level 2 in Child Care Learning and Development
    • NVQ Level 3 in Playwork
    • Paediatric First Aid
    • Level 2 Food Hygiene
    • Kent County Council Safeguarding Children/Child Protection
    • Positive Behaviour Management
    • Active for Kids
    • Makaton Signing
    • Before becoming a Registered Childminder, I worked at St Stephen's Primary School for 8 years. 5 years was Senior Midday Supervisor. 4 years Manager of the Breakfast and Afterschool Club and have had lots of training dealing with children.
    • Speech & Language
    • Information Awareness on ASD (Autism)
    • KCC 30 Hour Free Funding Seminar
    • Health Check Training
    • ChildCare Expo Early Years Seminars (Risk Play, Creating Spaces & Places for 2 Year Olds and Being School Ready)
    • Channel (Prevent Duty) General Awareness

Typical Weekly Activities

Attending Toddler Groups within the Tonbridge Community.  Art/Craft Activities with a different theme each week.  I have different toys for all ages and a large garden with a trampoline, slide, sandpit, paddling pool and other toys.  In the holidays will go out on trips for example: Coolings Nature Reserve, Bewl Water, Bedgebury, Local Parks.

Contractual Details

I prefer to work between the hours of 7.30 am to 6.30 pm although extra hours may be able to be arranged by prior agreement.  Please phone me to discuss.


School/Playgroup Links

I collect from Sussex Road Primary School, Royal Rise Primary School and Hilden Oaks Private School.  I can take and/or collect from Rain or Shine Forest Pre School, Bidborough PreSchool and Happy Faces Preschool.