Childminder in Bexley

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login 21 Jan 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Hilary Beckley and I am an Ofsted registered and Bexley council registered Childminder in Bexley Village
I received an OUTSTANDING grading from Ofsted on my recent inspection which was SEPT 2018.
I have one space from January 2019 for a child aged 0 upwards on a Mon Tues and Wed.
I run my setting from a non smoking,family environment and I really enjoy my days with the children.
My setting tends to be full of music and fun and we also meet up with another childminder regularly who only lives four doors away, so the children form lovely friendships by doing fun activities together to enhance learning , develop social skills and go on outings to various parks,farms,toddler groups etc.
We tend to lunch together often and celebrate birthdays and relevant celebrations together at each others houses.
The close proximity also is beneficial should an emergency occur as we easily cover each other's children and the children are familiar with the two of us so there's no unnecessary anxiety with parents or the children.

The children are all well cared for and seem to thoroughly enjoy their time with me.

The parents are kept well informed of their childs' day, by WhatsApp or baby days ( photos sent to their phone, as our day unfolds).

I have been on the other side of the fence and had my first born minded so I completely understand how finding the right childminder is vital to any family and to enable parents to go to work with an easy mind that their child is completely safe, nurtured and well cared for.

My Eldest daughter is a primary school teacher at Old Bexley School.

I have a lovely natured beagle called Bella who has her own area gated off if need be but also interacts with the children if they are nice to her.She has never ever even growled in the 8 years I have had her and we bought her when she was only 8 weeks old.Its nice for children to learn to respect animals and she is perfect for that purpose.She has also helped unbelievably with children who are nervous of dogs as she is so gentle and kind.The children hide sausages in the garden and she finds them with lots of cheers and encouragement from the children.This is Bellas favourite game I suspect.

If this is the sort of setting you are looking for please contact me for a chat over a cuppa and we can arrange a visit for you to come and meet the children and get a feel for my setting with no obligation.
I look forward to hearing from you .
Kindest regards

My Experience

I was a fully trained qualified Chef and I used to work in the Royal Household at kensington Palace so you can be sure of nutritious,hygienically prepared meals.,I have worked in Holy Trinity school assisting with a lovely boy with Down syndrome,I have worked as a Parent helper in Old Bexley school for longer than I care to remember as my eldest child is nearly 28.
(Our house is very musical by the way as I seem to be rearing stage struck children.This all adds to the fun though.)
I am experienced with Diabetes as my son has this,and Asthma as one of my minded children and my husband have this.
I have been childminding now for 12 years.

My Qualifications

I have numerous city and guilds catering qualifications,but with regard to childminding I have an nvq3 in childcare learning and development, and I have recieved certified training in makaton sign language,paediatric first aid ,early years foundation stage ,and safeguarding children I am also on the various registers for this, together with me and my family being enhanced CRB checked.I am also CRB checked for Old Bexley School.

My Availability

MONDAY TUES,WEDS. 7.30 to 5.30/6.00
I can offer school holiday cover for pre school children for the same hours.
I am looking into doing school runs to UPTON Primary in the near future should this be a requirement.
I currently do school runs and nursery runs to Old Bexley Primary School.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes no no no no
Morning yes yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£50.00:day INCLUDES 3 MEALS A DAY AND SNACKS and finishing at 5.30 to 6pm
Before and after school rates variable.

Part time places are from £6.30/hour or part of with minimum charge £15 .00

My Local Schools

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