5 stars (4)

Childminder in Morden

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 09 Mar 2019 Email

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hello
My name is Dorothy and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am located in Lower Morden (Lynmouth Avenue)

I have been minding children in my own home for over 20 years now. Children can join our little group from 6 months old.
Most children have stayed with me from babies and then remained with me throughout their primary school years.

I am registered with Ofsted and follow the EYFS to make sure the children are developing at their own pace both mentally and physically to become confident and happy individuals.

I am a member of my local Childminding group and we share lots of fun days out with other minders/parents and their children so the children are always kept busy, happy and develop strong social skills from a young age.
We make use of our local library, several play groups, soft play, parks etc and days out to farms, seasides and country parks.
I am always open to ideas and suggestions from parents for new activities and places to visit with the children.

The children can freeflow the whole of the downstairs area of my house which is open planned with bi fold doors leading onto a purpose built safe area of the garden for the children to access to use the ride on toys or play in the playhouse.

I have all the necessary qualifications in place such as paediatric first aid, safeguarding children, crb and I attend training courses in other aspects of childcare on a regular basis to update my knowledge within the field of childcare.

I offer a drop off and pick up service for Hatfeild Primary school.

Please contact me with your childminding needs to see if I currently have a vacancy available.

My Experience

I have been childminding for over 20 years and have loved every minute of it. Several of the children I have minded over the years have remained in touch and some have gone on to remain great friends with my own children.
Although I have gained a vast amount of knowledge about childcare purely through my long term hands on experience I still attend training courses on a regular basis to further improve my working practices and keep up to date with the latest techniques and procedures set down by Ofsted.

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered childminder

Cache level 3 certificate in childminding practice

NVQ Level 2 Early years Care and Education

First aid certificate ( updated every three years)

Food Hygiene certificate

I also undertake regular training in courses to further improve my working practice such as
Child Protection
Enabling Environments
Every Child matters
Safeguarding children

My car is insured to transport the children in my care and is serviced and maintained regularly.

I am happy to supply references from past and present parents

My Availability

The setting is open from 8.00am- until 6.00pm

However I can be flexible to accommodate the working needs of parents to be slightly outside of these hours.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

If I am unavailable when you call please leave a name and contact number and I will return your call asap.

Alternatively drop me an email with your requirements.

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Last Updated: 30/11/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

6.00 per hour

My Local Schools

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Dorothy. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Dorry has had my daughter since she was 9 months old and she is now 4 and half. My daughter loves every minute she spends with Dorry, she even wakes up excited to go see Dorry for the day and talks about her all the time. She is very happy every time she is collected and some days doesn’t want to leave her. Dorry looks after her just like she is one of her own. Dorry keeps the kids very active and they are always doing a activity everyday come rain or shine. We are very lucky to have found Dorry to help us bring up our daughter and care for her while we are at work. I would HIGHLY recommend Dorry to any friends or family.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Dorothy on 06/08/2018

after 2.5 extremely happy years at Cheeky Chimps, I am going to be caring for my son myself as I go on a second maternity leave. This means that for some lucky family, Dorry now has a space to bring a new child into the group. I can't recommend Dorry highly enough, hugely reliable and responsible, imaginative and energetic, caring and in control. Sam has enjoyed a trip to the beach, building and gardening, baking and trips to beautiful parks and gardens, all the things I would want to do myself with him and more. The other kids in the group are fantastic and Sam has some wonderful friends as well as a real extended family atmosphere. If you are looking for a childminder, look now further!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dorothy on 04/05/2014

My children are 9 years of age and 6 years of age they have been at Cheeck Chimps with Dorry since they were 5 months old and they love it. Dorry has always given the children 110% attention, they have developed extremely well and this is down to the support, care and activities Dorry consistantly provides. I fill totally confident that my children are safe and stimulated, its nice to know they have a fantastic group of children that they have become very close to also. I truely recommend Dorry / Cheeky Chimps, so if you spot a space I'd grab it with both hands

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dorothy on 11/07/2012

Samuel (18months) absolutely loves going to Cheeky Chimps! He loves Dorry and adores the other children. He started there in January and has developed amazingly in the past 6 months - much of it due to the fantatsic environment and varied activities povided. Art, baking, out door activities reading, music, playgroups etc keep our energetic boy stimulated and learning every day. The other children are lovely, such well mannered kids and a joy for Sam to learn from. We feel completely relaxed and confident leaving Sam in Dorry's care and extremely luck yto have found Cheeky Chimps.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Dorothy on 08/07/2012

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