I am registered as a childminder with Thurrock council, my business is M.E.M childcare my name is Martine. . I pick up from ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY school in Grays.I am also an experienced mum of twins who are now aged 8. I am an early educator provider for thurrock council, providing 2, 3, and 4 year old funded care. This is nursery education for children who do not wish or cannot get a place in a nursery.
I previously worked in the NHS for many years my last job was as Manager of a child health clinic. The best time of my life was being at home with my boys before they started school. I now enjoy again all the things we did together in their formative years all over again with my minded children. These include Nature walks, playgroups the, library, rhyme times, baking, arts crafts, swimming, the seaside etc etc. I have a large 3 bedroom house and a separate playroom and fun garden for little ones.
Two years as an Ofsted registerred chldminder. I have Twin boys aged 9, so experienced in newborns and early years, pluse many years looking after family and friends children.
I worked in schools in Grays as part of my training and I hold a Supporting Teaching and learning qualification, specialising in special needs. I worked for one year, in Reception, Ks1 and Ks2. I have valuable experience in special needs working one to one with a child in Early years. I also have a lot of experience in Child Health procedures, clinics and services having been a manager for 7 years in a child health and baby clinic, woriking closely with the Community paediatricians, health visitors and school nurses.
I have the level 3 Childcare in childcare and can offer government funded places for the free 15 hours for 2-4 year olds.
Paediatric first aid
Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare
Supporting teaching and learning
Due to commence sign language course
I have attended many daycourses and I am booked on several more, re play, letters and sounds, phonics, needs of a 2 year old, self evaluation, babbling babies and many more.
I have some availability, I offer 2, 3 and 4 year funding for the Council or one under 5 space and pick up from St Thomas of Canterbury before and after school.
|Last Updated: 10/06/2016|
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My daughter has been with Martine for just over two years. I have to say it was the best decision I made. Martine is a very thoughtful, wonderful, caring person. My daughter, would want to go to Martine's if we walked past her house at the weekend.
At every pick-up, Martine provides me with an update of what has been done through out the day. I am also regularly sent photos of my daughter throughout the day. Martine goes above and beyond with the service she provides. Her pricing is also very good and she never charges extra for taking the kids out.
She recently arranged a party to celebrate my daughter's birthday on her own accord, which my daughter absolutely enjoyed and I will forever be grateful.
We all adore her. She really is the best. We could not ask for a better childminder.
Nanny Martine is a great person that is passionate about her role (looking after kids). Whenever I mentioned to my daughter that she was off to Nanny Martine, she was always up for it. And whenever she got home, she would remind me of all the activities that she did while with Nanny Martine. Indeed, that is a positive note for any parent!!! I would definitely recommend Nanny Martine to anyone out there, looking for a brilliant/understanding childminder.
We feel really lucky to have found Martine . As childminder, she is an extension of our own family and our daughter couldn’t be in better hands.
Martine has been great support when I needed to go back at work. She cares for the education of the kids, having games and posters to boost their learning development and makes sure that there are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other children through toddler groups and the links they have built with other childminders in the area.
I highly recommend Martine and hope she remain part of our daughters childcare as she progresses to school.
Response by Martine on 15/06/2016:
Thank you so much Sol
My child feels very much at home with Martine and loves going there. The children get along well together and are never bored. The setting is very convivial and the atmosphere is relaxed. Martine communicates very well with parents and goes out of her way to help them.
Martine has been helping us with childcare, mainly before and after school for our 8 years old boy. My son absolutely enjoys his time while in Martine's care and he gets along with her boys. Martine is very reliable and always helpful even at very short notice. We are extremely pleased with her amazing work. She has a homely environment and a plethora of stimulating toys and fun things to do.Thank you for your hard work! Jo and James Kempster
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