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Karen Whitelaw (Childminder)

I firstly would like to welcome you to our home and hope you feel comfortable and relaxed within the atmosphere that myself and my family create. I am married to Kieran Whitelaw and we have 3 children of our own, Finlay, Evie and Amelia.

I have been working for Virgin Atlantic Airways for 17 years as cabin crew and within my time there have worked up through the ranks to become the Flight Service Manager on board. It has been an amazing career, which has taught me many lessons and life experiences. I feel this experience has made me the well-grounded professional individual and mother that I am today.

There will be many questions that you as a parent will want to ask. As a parent myself I appreciate leaving your child in strange surroundings can sometimes feel quite dauntinf for both of you. I want to give you the reassurance that I will provide a fun, safe environment where your child will love to be part of.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Whitelaw
Contact Position

We are a 'home from home' setting and our main aim is that your child feels the warmth and love that we create.


The setting is open planned and children are encouraged to explore and choose activities independently.  


On a typical day the morning will be spent out walking, at local parks and when covid restrictions are eased more we will be back at playgroups, farms and museums.  We then return for lunch, naps and a little quiet time.....

We read daily and sing songs from our song back and enjoy outside garden play as much as we can.


The setting will soon welcome an Assistant and we all can't wait for her to come and play alongside us!


There will be trips to supermarkets, post offices, and other shops but all this provides everyday experiences for your child and we always make these trips fun!

Where to go

Karen's Little Flyers
10, Regent Court
Hoyland common
S74 0PN

Please see my face book page - Karen's Little Flyers for a great insight to our setting and he activities we get up to.


Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Childminder cost per hour
£35.00 Childminder cost per day
£170.00 Childminder cost per week
10% Sibling Discount


Other notes

Funded hours are not offered at the moment but I do plan to be able to offer these from September 2021.

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,0 months
0 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Immediate vacancies for under 5's on a Tuesday from 11.30am and over 5's wraparound care before and after school. Vacancies from 1st June 2021 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays - all aged children.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 07:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Hoyland Common Primary

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

No specific specialisms but will sign-post to other services available within the locality.

None at present but willing to attend any training to support specific children when needs are identified.

How accessible is our setting?

The setting is accessible by one small step at the front of the house - Downstairs toilet facilities and as a new build house has fixtures and fittings already DDA compliant.

Last updated on 01/04/2021
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