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Childminder in Reading

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Female Member since Oct 2013 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 04 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR KEY WORKERS

My name is Sophia and I am an Ofsted registered childminder & home care registered. I am committed to providing a fun, friendly and safe environment for the children in my care. I endeavour to provide children with stimulating learning opportunities that reflect their age and stage of development through play and every day experiences. I understand that each child is an individual and treat them with care, empathy and respect. I provide a nutritious and balanced diet, encouraging the children to make healthy food choices.

I believe in working in partnership with parents; welcoming ideas and encouraging parents to provide me with comments and suggestions in their child’s contact books or when they have time to talk. I run my setting professionally, attending training opportunities, respecting confidentiality, keeping organised records in accordance with current guidelines. I have clear policies and procedures. I am committed to providing a reliable service that parents can depend on and in which they can place their confidence.

My Experience

I have experience of working with children in Early years and KS1.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Home based childminding course
Level 2&3 Support teaching and learning in schools

My Availability

Spaces available for September 2020 for 2&3 year olds funding!

Spaces for before and after school childcare available now !!
Part time & full time spaces available!

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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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£60 per day 8-6
£35 half day 8-1 or 1-6
Home care £15
£10 pick up/ drop off
£8.50 for out of hours

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 21/04/2020)
  • Training Certificate: safeguarding (added 13/08/2017)
  • Training Certificate: level 3 certificate (added 13/08/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Sophia20. 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.

I just want to start by commending Sophia’s ability to go above and beyond for the children. As a Paramedic I have had to work 12/13 hour shifts and in all honesty without Sophia I have absolutely no idea how i would manage to keep my job and my 6 year old child fed. On one occasion she drove over 45 minutes just to drop off a toy my child left behind, when I tried to offer her some money for the trouble she insisted that the smile on Gemma’s (my child) face was all the payment she needed, me and my daughter are vegan and every time my daughter is with Sophia she makes a lovely meal and sometimes she even sends food home for me as she knows I wouldn’t have time to cook. Sophia makes Gemma feel like family and for that I truly am thankful, when we clap at 8o’clock we not only clap for the NHS but also for Sophia.

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

by about Sophia20 on 26/05/2020

I can honestly say Sophia is an exceptional child minder always attentive to the needs of my daughter and son whom I leave with her during weekends. During this pandemic Sophia has taken care of my children selflessly. Whilst also implementing government guidelines. Sophia has ensured that my children can still go out for fresh air and exercise. Sophia has put herself at risk for me and my children and the NHS as I am a senior support worker and at this time it is imperative that we care for the vulnerable and those in need. With that said I can say that I fully recommend that Sophias service should be used.

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

by about Sophia20 on 26/05/2020

Sophia has been so amazing to my two daughters aged 6 and 8. I don’t think I would have been able to work my shifts at the hospital working 23 hours without her. Sophia settled my daughters in so quickly and was ever so friendly. She makes amazing fresh food for my kids, I have contacted Sophia on very short notice as I have been called into work and Sophia has been very understanding and accommodating. One of Sophias many good traits are that she is honest and very genuine. I’m sorry you have experienced this but I can guarantee onSophias behalf and many other parents that Sophia is an outstanding childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sophia20 on 26/05/2020

Sophia chose to take my 4 yr old daughter to the shop during a global pandemic (something we had managed to avoid completely) and therefore put her health at risk. She also endangered my child’s life by driving her to the shop without any form of car seat. We thankfully have a very honest and trustworthy daughter that explained exactly what happened.

I cannot believe she thought this was safe and told us she would “bear it in mind” to use a seat next time. Driving no matter how slowly or carefully does not account
for other road users, especially in a crash situation where an adequate car
seat is not in use. No seat no journey!

I am furious and hope no one else goes through the horror we did when we discovered we had allowed our child to be cared for by someone so brazen about the safety of children in her care. She may seem nice but don’t take your child’s safety for granted!

  • 1 stars Overall

by about Sophia20 on 26/05/2020


Response by Sophia20 on 26/05/2020:

As discussed in private, I was adhering to the government guidelines of social distancing so had ensured that myself and Luna did not enter any aisle that had another person, neither did we stand close to anyone or touched anything unnecessary.Her hand was held the entire time and as soon as we left we had used sanitiser. I was honest about the entire situation and sincerely apologised for taking her out during this time and was highly apologetic and regretful for not using a car seat on this instance. Social distancing was maintained the entire time and the duration of the journey was merely 0.2 miles, nevertheless a car seat should have been used but that was error on my part for which I am deeply sorry.

We have been for a while with Sophia and her team and we had an amazing experience. My two years old son was always well taken care of, looked after his physical and development skills. He was happy to join in the morning and I could see development every step of the way.
My 7 years old enjoyed the place and activities and always happy to go back.
Clean and very considerate care to the children and parent always meeting our needs and expectations. In addition the food is always great and meet great nutritional needs, always fresh and based on children needs and preferences.
Happy to recommend any time

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

by about Sophia20 on 18/02/2020

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