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Flowers Day Care
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Childminder in Chessington

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Female Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 03 Dec 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Pre-Registration

About Me

Thank you for looking at our ad, please read on to learn about the type of care we offer to children and do get in touch if you have any questions at all.

We have 2 Childminding settings on the Chessington / Surbiton border called Flowers Day Care and Little Flowers.

We are 5 Childminder’s working together (Suzanne, Adrian, Maria, Sharma & Sophie) in Chessington, Surrey and we work with 3 Ofsted and Agency registered childminder’s assistants between both of our settings. This allows us to provide the children with lots of attention and enables us to meet their individual needs. We aim to provide a welcoming and stimulating atmosphere for preschool age children and babies, the babies and toddlers in our care are happy and engaged and enjoy their time with us. We have lots of 5 star reviews on our website if you'd like to check us out.

We have no pets and do not smoke.

We have a very unique childcare setting for many reasons, namely…

- We are very flexible – should you be contracted for your child to attend part time, you are free to book in extra hours and days as and when needed.

- We only care for babies and preschool age children up to 5 years, so we have no older children attending in the afternoons and no school drop offs / pick ups to take your child on.

- We are all qualified childcare professionals and we continually undertake additional courses throughout the year. In a nursery one person in the room is trained in Paediatric first aid, with us, every person in the room is trained in paediatric first aid.

- We provide everything! Breakfast, snacks, lunch, formula / toddler milk (of your choice), whole milk, nappies, wipes and barrier cream (of your choice) – all included in fees.

Little Flowers:

We have two lovely settings both in the same road - Little Flowers is all on one level with a dedicated playroom, nap room, nappy room and craft room plus a big beautiful garden. It is large, inviting and secure and because it is only used for childcare we have been able to design the layout to meet our childcare needs exactly. We have a private entrance leading to our dedicated playroom, a large lounge with kitchenette for preparing meals and bottles and dedicated quiet room for naps and resting. We have a downstairs shower room with nappy changing facilities and a large fully enclosed and secure back garden.

Our other setting Flowers Day Care (which is 16 houses away!) is a house with large playroom, craft room, sensory room, library and a lovely enclosed garden. Both settings care for children aged 3 months - 5 years years and both follow the same ethos of providing friendly and small group care in a home from home environment. For more details about the differences between both of our settings please visit our website - we have recently uploaded some new pictures.

I enjoy spending time with children and believe my skills are ideally suited to the role of a childminder. I aim to provide a warm, fun and inviting childcare service for children and their families.

Our setting has been inspected recently and we achieved the "Good" rating in every category. (2019)

We are 2.2 miles from Surbiton station (7 min drive). We are a 2 minute drive from the Ace of Spades roundabout.

We run a small group and relaxed setting enjoying indoor play, role play games, stories, music, singing and dancing, crafts and garden play. Our setting is specifically designed for children aged 3 months - 5 years. We operate with the professionalism expected from a nursery but are able to offer childcare with a much more personal approach, getting to know families and children extremely well and catering to their individual needs.

If I have viewed your profile or added you as a favourite please send me a message if you are interested in my childminding service.

My Experience

I have 10 years experience as a home carer and care manager and now 11 years experience as an Ofsted registered childminder, I have numerous childcare qualifications and countless glowing reviews from parents.

As a mother myself I understand how difficult it can be to leave your child with someone new, we do all we can to ensure you and your little one are happy and settled as quickly as possible. We create a Whatsapp group for each family we work with and send pictures of your little one enjoying their time with us. This is especially good for settling in when we can reassure you that your little one is happy and you can also message me throughout the day to check on your little one.

Adrian: Childminder
Adrian is my husband and is a qualified childminder, he has a great rapport with the children and they all agree he is great fun. He is level 3 qualified in childcare as well as having qualifications in safeguarding and paediatric first aid.

Maria: Childminder
Maria is an ex english teacher, mother of 2 and level 3 qualified in childcare. She has years of experience in both a childminding and school setting. She is very caring and loves doing different crafts with the children.

Sharma: Childminder
Sharma has 4 years experience as a Childminder, she has an extremely bubbly and loving personality and all the children adore her. She is very understanding of the wrench it can be for new parents to leave their children and makes their reassurance a key part of her role.

We have numerous personal and professional references available which you can read in our portfolio should you wish to visit and you are also welcome to make contact with one of our current parents to ask them anything about us.

My Qualifications

10 GCSE’s including Child Development and Sociology

A Level Psychology

A Level Sociology

A Level Business Studies

BA Business Studies

Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition

Certificate in Basic Food Hygiene

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Diploma in Home Based Childcare (Unit 1)

Awareness of child abuse & neglect certificate

Language Development

Prevent Duty - British Values

Fine Motor Skills

Early Years Teaching Skills

Equality & Diversity Level 2

Developmental Observations

Qualified in working with other settings

Lisa's Qualifications:

Paediatric first aid

NVQ level 2 in childcare, learning & development

NVQ level 3 in childcare, learning & development

Advanced apprenticeship in children's learning

Safeguarding awareness

Active learning

Managing children's behaviour

Basic Food Hygiene

Anaphylaxis training

Introduction to child protection

Observations, Assessments & planning

Early years - positive relationships

COSHH awareness

Under 3's physical care

Alliances:

Childcare.co.uk Gold Member
Morten Michel Member


Additional:

Full driving licence - (no accident history)

Public Liability Insurance

Employer’s Liability Insurance

Ofsted Registered and inspected : “GOOD" 2016

Leap Ahead registered and inspected: "GOOD" 2018 & 2019

Criminal records bureau / DBS Passed (Enhanced)

Registered to serve food

Character and employment references available

Registered on the Compulsory and Voluntary Childcare register

My Availability

We have a live waiting list and recommend giving plenty of notice if you would like a place at either of our settings. Just message me to find out about our current availability.

We are able to offer emergency, nannying and babysitting care.

We can offer ad hoc care in addition to your contracted days subject to availability.

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Last Updated: 14/11/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.55 per hour

Our hourly rate is £7.55 per hour (minimum of 4 hours care) and we do not charge for closures or holiday time.

Fees include breakfast, lunch, 2 healthy snacks, milk or formula of your choice, nappies, nappy bags, baby wipes and barrier cream.

Dinner can be provided for an additional £2.15 each per day or you can provide a packed meal if you prefer.

Our hours of work are from 8am-6pm.

We accept childcare vouchers and can accept payment via tax free childcare scheme.

Babysitting rates are £9ph until 10pm, £10ph after 10pm.

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

  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 12/06/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Flowers Day Care. 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.

Our little boy (13 months) has been at Flowers for a few months now and we are so happy with the setting. We had a bad start at another local nursery and we are so glad we pulled him out and sent him to Flowers instead. The staff are all so caring, you get regular updates on your child every day via what’s app and they do a whole range of activities catered to the different ages. Would not hesitate to recommend!

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

by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for Flowers Day Care Flowers Day Care on 12/11/2021

Flowers Day Care and it’s staff are amazing!
Both our children have been going to Flowers since they were 1 years old. They are now 3 and 4 years old and sadly it is time for them to leave due to us moving further away.
It was the best decision we made to send them here. There is a lot of choice for parents when it comes to childcare but for us this was perfect. A setting with a good amount of children to staff, great environment with outdoor space, no school runs. The activities they do on a daily basis are so much fun, whilst also ensuring their level of development is met with appropriate tasks.
We are regularly updated during the day with pictures which is so nice and reassuring to see.
The option for extra ad hoc childcare has been invaluable for us, the flexibility they have offered us has been brilliant.
Our children have made such good friendships here and adore the staff so much!
Flowers really have been such an inspirational and positive influence on our children’s early years and we can’t sing their praises enough!!
Thank you so much to everyone at Flowers, you will be missed!

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

by Avatar for LauraP LauraP about Avatar for Flowers Day Care Flowers Day Care on 18/08/2021

We absolutely love flowers day care
Our Noah as soon as we tell him shall we go school grabs his shoes and is extremely excited.

Lovely group and really nice setting.

What I love is that there is no drop off or pick ups so you know your little one stays safe in one place.

Very flexible especially with myself working the odd hours, so when the extra hours are needed or a extra day the always help us out.

Noah is very lucky to have amazing people looking after him!!!

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

by Avatar for Cellina Cellina about Avatar for Flowers Day Care Flowers Day Care on 19/08/2019

I was so delighted to find Flowers Day Care, Susanne, Margaret and Lisa gave my little girl a safe and secure haven where she grew in confidence, motor skills and social skills. Every time I picked up my little one, I stood outside just watching her interacting with the children and adults and she appeared to be very content with smiles and babbles and was very confident around the playroom, it was so lovely to watch.

I chose Flowers Day Care as my first child care as they were thorough in their paperwork, always updated me with feedback of each day and supported me with any questions I had. I felt relaxed in their company and so did my little girl.

We then had to move to a new county, it was a sad time as both of us felt secure with Flowers Day Care. However, It is a great place for your child to learn and grow in a comfortable, safe and stimulating environment.

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

by Avatar for Terri Terri about Avatar for Flowers Day Care Flowers Day Care on 27/04/2017

Our daughter started at flowers day care just before turning 1 and she has absolutely loved it there. She built up such a lovely relationship with both Suzanne and Margaret, as well as the other children. A wide range of activities, games and singing was always organised and our daughter was always very happy to be dropped off there in the morning. As parents, we were kept very well informed of Madelynne's time there with her diary that was filled in daily and being sent regular photos. I would recommend this childminder to anyone!

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

by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Flowers Day Care Flowers Day Care on 19/10/2016

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