I have been an Ofsted-registered childminder since 2007 (graded outstanding at my last inspection in 2018), and run my setting from my 4 bedroom house with a large garden, which is located beside Halliwick Recreation Ground.
I provide different age-appropriate activities for the children to ensure that they cover the different developmental areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage, whilst learning through play. Toys and activities include soft textured toys, wooden blocks, Lego/Duplo, dressing-up outfits, musical instruments, outdoor equipment, ICT equipment, letter and number play, magnets, puzzles, dolls, “small world” toys, vehicles, balls (for indoor and outdoor), board games, knitting and sewing, hama beads, painting, drawing, sticking, gluing, cutting, playdough, baking, and more. We go on daily outings to playgroups, parks, the library, or sometimes a farm, soft play area, museum or zoo.
I provide healthy meals (lunch and dinner) and snacks, and cater for a range of different dietary requirements. Children have their own bedrooms to sleep in, in cots or on sleeping mats
I have 19 years childcare experience, looking after children from birth upwards. I previously worked with another childminder, Paul, which is why he is mentioned in some of my reviews on this site.
I have 3 children of my own who are aged 15, 17 and 19.
I have completed courses in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and child protection, child development, working with children with special needs, managing behaviour, food hygiene, and anaphylaxis. I have a foundation degree in Early Years and a Diploma in Home-based childcare, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics, Business Administration and Information Systems.
I work Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm and do school pick ups/drop offs at Coldfall Primary.
|Last Updated: 05/08/2020|
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
I accept payments by childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare, and provide the 15 and 30 hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Coldfall Primary School
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- Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection report (added 13/06/2018)
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- UK Passport (added 07/01/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/01/2017)
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Emma looked after our nearly 4 year old son over the last 3 years on a full time basis (Mon-Thurs) and I can safely say with total confidence that we couldn't have found a better childminder (or any childcare setting) for him.
We initially looked at nurseries, some rated outstanding, but none of them felt like the sort of environment we'd want our 1 year old at the time to spend the better part of his week at. We had no experience of childminders either directly or through friends, so the concept was really foreign to us, but we thought to give it a chance.
When we found Emma, it was clear she was exactly what we were looking for. We loved the way she spoke to the children on their level, calm, respectful and full of humour. She's incredibly organised and a fantastic communicator, keeping us well-informed and reassured in the process throughout our son's stay.
Emma takes the children out regularly and my son very quickly felt safe and secure in the predictable routine even as a baby. He had access to stimulating activities, outings and made friends with children older and younger than him which was wonderful. Our son certainly appreciated going out so regularly and this suited him really well.
My son learned all his table manners at Emma's and napped like a dream (he never napped with us!) He was provided with endless opportunities to develop his confidence, motor skills and social-communication skills.
We will truly miss Emma and her humourous hand-written accounts of our son's daily diary that we will treasure forever. She is a real gem and we will always be grateful for how far our son has come on with his confidence largely because of her.
I have known Emma since 2014 when she started looking after my son. My younger daughter is currently attending Emma’s setting and will leave in September to start pre-school. Both children have been and are very happy at Emma’s house.
Emma has the perfect balance. She has a relaxed and nourishing home setting, with a beautiful garden area and lots of different types of toys, books and games. She also takes the kids out and about for a wider world experience, attending playgroups, and going to the playground/park/woods. No two days are the same.
Emma cooks all the food from scratch, including homemade cakes! My children eat food that I can only fantasise about them eating at home!
In terms of paperwork and admin, Emma is meticulous and thorough. She gives plenty of notice of her holidays so you can plan your childcare.
If you would like to ask me anything further, please private message me.
Our daughter has been with Emma for two years from the ages of 1-3. We could not be happier with our choice. From her first day our daughter responded well to Emma's warm and sensitive approach and began to look forward to her sessions with excitement. She made a couple of very close buddies at Emma's during this time.
Emma's home is immaculate and well laid-out for children, with lots of educational toys and games, space for playing and a large garden. The house is very close to a small park which the children go to regularly.
As well as being wonderful with children of all ages, Emma is also very good at managing parents; being very understanding if we forget to bring an item or need additional reassurance during the day in times of separation anxiety or similar. When my daughter left her "cuddly" there Emma brought it round to our house before she went to sleep. Emma has good boundaries and is very clear about what is expected so there is no confusion, eg whether your child needs to stay at home due to illness. She is also accommodating if additional childcare is needed, up to the legal limits and always keeping the needs of existing children forefront.
Emma keeps a lovely record of activities, sleeps and meals in a daily diary, and also a more formal scrapbook of milestones.
I have no reservations about recommending Emma and would use her again if I require childcare in the future. Our daughter will miss her a lot, but hopefully we will keep in touch.
My son started after school at Emmas in 2009 where she picked him up at Our Lady of Muswell primary. His twin sisters then joined him 3 years later. Emma became part of our kids extended family and they have all really enjoyed their time with her and her three children. The house and garden provide a lovely safe environment and I used to love hearing the stories about the journeys from school pick up and the adventures in the park next to the house. At pick up time (5.45 for us) the kids were either red faced from playing in the garden or needed to be extracted from the living room where they were doing crafts - it was usually a good sign that it took us 15 minutes to leave the house...
On the practical side, Emma was always super helpful when we had childcare challenges (myself and wife having to be in 2 places at once), really organised on letting us know what was happening (admin, updates, finances) and just really easy to get on with.
But most importantly for us, we trust Emma and never had any worries about her taking responsibility for the most valuable parts of our lives.
Emma has been looking after my eldest, who is now 4, for over 2 years, and my 2yr old for over a year.
I didn't enter into the search for a childminder lightly and feel very lucky to have found Emma on this site: right place, right time! She is exactly the person that fussy old me was looking for. She provides a nurturing,stimulating, fun and varied environment; is a responsible and highly capable childminder with brilliant organisational skills and somehow maintains a great sense of humour, reflected in the kids' daily diaries. She provides a selection of nutritious meals and somehow manages to get my youngest to eat foods he doesn't ordinarily touch at home! My 2 boys settled in without any quibbles whatsoever and needless to say are extremely fond of her and her 3 lovely children .
Her home offers a great space for the kids to play in, with a fab garden and the home is handily situated next to a recreation ground.
I am delighted to have found Emma and would not hesitate in recommending her as a childminder.
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