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Childminder in Hemel Hempstead

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 18 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Virginie. I am an Ofsted registered childminder (rating GOOD) in hemel hd (near town centre) with level 3 diploma in childcare (and a level 4 diploma as nutritionist with distinction grade) . I have been working with children for more than 20 years .I am french and have 2 bilingual children 16 and 20 .I have a first aid certificate, child protection certificate, and lots more certificates including special needs , food hygiene, self esteem ...
I live with my partner and our 2 children in a 3 bedroom house with a large garden, plenty of toys and regularly attend play groups,go to the local children center, go to parks ...I try to take the children out every day.
Each child gets a daily diary and a learning journal ( to follow there progress &achievement).
I have a UK full driving licence.

I do my best to adapt the day to the child's routine and needs.

Our goals are to have a good time, have fun and learn while we play.
I accept childcare vouchers.
I offer the 15 hours free early years education for 2,3 and 4 years old.
my Ofsted number is ey298450
feel free to read my reports

My Experience

- nanny for 9 years
- childminder for 15 years.
- au pair for 2 years ( in Germany)
- good ofsted reports at every inspections
- excellent ref letters
- experience in working in holiday camp ( in France)
- experience in babysitting for a national company
- experience with twins

My Qualifications

- NVQ3 in childcare ( 2011) level 3 qualification
- level 4 diploma in nutrition in 2012
- ofsted reg ( CACHE qualification )
- first aid ( updated every 3 years)
- child protection training ( every 3 years)
- BAFA : french qualification for working in after school club & holiday camp/club
- food hygiene & safety certificate: Level 2
- risk assessments training
- A levels achieved in France
- studied German language in France at University.
- new EYFS training (2012)
+ many more certificates achieved through the years during online course or conference or day training ( about 20 of them)

My Availability

full time/part time / term time ( Monday to Friday) .
Offer term time contract for teachers

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

From £5.50/hour

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/03/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 4 diploma nutritionist (added 22/03/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Nvq 3 childcare (added 22/03/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 22/03/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 22/03/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for virginie. 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.

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Virginie Desdevises as a childminder.

She watched my nearly 3-year-old child for over 2 years; 5 days a week for 5-6 hrs a day (or more if required).

Virginie was calm and kind to our little boy Julian and always ready to engage the children with creative art, play and other inspiring activities.

She is very nice person and Julian really enjoyed spending time with her and occasionally playing with her older children.

Virginie always followed our instructions including feeding, nap time etc. And I can truly confirm that all children in the group really respect her as an authority figure. They were following their routine and developing their skills (taking shoes, coats off etc) as well as interacting with other children during the ‘play group’ sessions. She really encouraged Julian to be independent during the ‘potty training’. Which was a great achievement for the whole family!😊

We were always calm and assured to leave Julian with Virginie. Especially that she keeps here qualification and first aid courses up to date.

We are very grateful Virginie for the last two years and defiantly we will keep in touch with her as our little boy is really missing her and her two children.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address emilia.bak@wp.pl, if you would like to ask more questions.

Emilia Sikorska

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

by Emilia about virginie on 23/10/2019

Virginie has exceeded every expectation I had for a childcare provider and myself and my daughter will greatly miss her and her family.
Since day one, the nurturing environment she provides has been a home-from-home and my daughter has always been extremely comfortable in her care. In fact, she adores Virginie’s entire family – including Daisy the rabbit! Her speech, vocabulary, numbers and communication skills have progressed amazingly and she has even picked up a few French phrases thanks to Virginie sharing her language – I will never forget how amazing it was to hear a two year old start counting her dolls in French! I feel she has greatly benefited from the routine that is set for her and from attending playgroup with the other children regularly. Virginie has continued to track her progress and always keeps me updated through her daily book which is lovely to read. She has also been very flexible and supportive when changes or extra days were needed.

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

by Natalie about virginie on 27/03/2019

My daughter has been going to Virginie for almost a year now and I can't recommend her highly enough. I've seen my daughters development blossom since being with Virginie and I am extremely happy with the care provided. Personally I work and study and Virginie is very supportive of any last minute help I need, at the same time she makes it so my daughter isn't effected and she doesn't feel out of routine. My daughter loves to go and play and enjoys being around the family also.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Seaton20 about virginie on 07/05/2014

Our 3 year old has been with Virginie for 2 years now and has been very happy there. Virginie has been extremely flexible with supporting us over the past 2 years and has never let us down.
If you are looking for a friendly, professional & caring environment we could recommend Virginie enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Jason393 about virginie on 24/03/2014

Virginie looked after my daughter for 3 years, from 2010 till 2013. Grace loved been in her house and with her lovely family. Until now we still in touch and we occasionally ask her to babysit for us. While grace is with virginie we are sure that grace is loved, safe and well looked after. Till know grace is always exited when she knows she is going to see them. We all love her and her family,
thank you.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Morello about virginie on 21/03/2014

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