PLEASE NOTE: ZEBRA’S TOTS REMAINS OPEN TO THE CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS AND ANY VULNERABLE CHILDREN PLEASE CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK. Welcome to Zebra's Tots. I have been married to my husband for 14 years. I have two sons aged 12 and 7 who I totally adore. I decided to fulfil my ambition and go into the field of childcare which I am very passionate about. This was after working in the City of London in the finance sector for 12 long years. In terms of struggles that parents go through trying to juggle work and life. I've experienced this first hand so I completely understand and will do my very best to be as flexible as I can in regards to your childcare needs. I am also able to spend more time with my boys which is a huge added bonus. Everyday is guaranteed to be filled with fun, happiness, laughter and loving care.
I live in Basildon, Lee Chapel North. I am 5 minutes walk from Janet Duke Primary School.
My garden is very child friendly with lots of age appropriate activities. The main play area is a dedicated conservatory purely used as a nursery which is bright colourful and filled with toys and lots more exciting things!
I have two assistants who are a huge help.
They are both safeguarding trained and qualified, Paediatric first aid qualified and both have enhanced clear DBS checks.
I enjoy every moment of being in the company of the children. As my mum and sister are also childminders and also own a day nursery, I have grown up in a childminding home. I have a broad knowledge, understanding and experience of childcare. All children are treated as one of the family in our home. Lots of fun and laughter is guaranteed in our home. Activities daily such as arts and crafts, cooking with all children who get to take samples home for mum/dad/carer or siblings. We also visit parks and play games indoors and outdoors.
Activities are also featured around Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Halloween, Birthdays etc.. There are too many to list :)
I also cater for children who have food allergies i.e. Wheat, dairy or celiac etc... I work very closely alongside parents, taking into account every child's dietary needs.
Weekly tasting sessions are now being introduced encouraging the children to sample different fruits/vegetables as part of healthy eating.
Photographs are taken whilst children learn (with parents/permission & consent) these will form part of the child's learning journey folder which parents will keep once completed. Also parents are provided with a daily contact book stating the activities their child have completed that day, the food they ate, the times they slept etc.. This will give parents a full 'picture' of their child's day.
OFSTED INSPECTION AUGUST 2019. AWARDED GOOD!!
Cypop 5 Pacey - Cache - Understand how to set up a home based childcare service - 4 credits at level 3
DBS (CRB) checked for my husband, my assistant and I.
British Red Cross First Aid for Child Carers
Level 2 - Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering
Safeguarding Children - Kwango via Essex County Council
Full Uk Driving Licence
Member of PACEY formally known as NCMA
Full Public Liability Insurance for Childminders
Safeguarding Children (ESCB) Level 2
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Professional development course)
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 9.00am
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB:
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6.00pm
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 6.00pm
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 6.00pm
Full time childcare from birth upwards.
Both Term time and holidays are available.
Please contact me to discuss further
Weekend care currently unavailable .
I can currently drop off and collect from Janet Duke Primary School & Phoenix Primary School.
13/9/2019 Update: Limited availability.
Please contact for available spaces and further information.
|Last Updated: 03/07/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Please call me or email me for a full break down of fees based of your individual requirements
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) are included in my fees throughout the day plus mid morning and mid afternoon
We are now a FEEE registered provider for 3 & 4 year olds as well as 2 year olds (15 & 30 hour funding- subject to eligibility)
We accept various work place voucher schemes.
We accept tax free childcare. Please
My Local Schools
- Exam Certificate: Cache - Childminding Qualification - 4 units at level 3 (added 03/06/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 03/06/2019)
- DBS Check (added 03/06/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/06/2019)
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Zehra has been amazing with our 4 year old daughter it was great that drop off and pick up from school was available. Her place is well looked after, tidy and clean. Zehra is a highly professional individual with a fantastic approach to children - everything you might need from a childminder, lovely and very communicative person. Thank you for all your help. X
Our son has been going here full time Monday -Friday since he was 9 months. He is now over 2 years old. Zehra is amazing and became as a family member to us.
Healthy food was very important when he was just a baby and she was always exploring new, healthy menus for us.
As it is our first child, she is always helping out with any concerns/ questions. Zehra is available all the time we need her.
Our son is learning a lot too and we are getting updates on his progress and its usually a struggle to get him out to go home as he is enjoying time here a lot!
Basically finding Zehra, was one of the best things that happened in our lives!
My son has been going since he was 2 years old, he likes one to one time or at least time doing planned activities otherwise he easily gets bored and frustrated, he doesn’t have this problem at Zebra tots, he gets to do plenty of activities and even learning letter formation, number and letter recognition now he is four and soon going to be going into full time school. When he first started i really struggled trying to encourage him to potty train, Zebra Tots has been amazing with the help on that journey. My son also didn’t speak much when he first started now he talks in full sentences well enough that anyone would be able to understand him. When my son first started he was a picky eater, and I always had trouble getting him to eat meals as opposed to snacks, since being here that has all changed for the better, he is more willing to try new foods and eat them on his own, the food choices are amazing, always something different and always willing to make what the children like within reason. Not only has it made my son a better person but it’s helped me as well, he doesn’t get so frustrated trying to speak anymore or at meal times. Zebra tots provides great ideas to do at home, and communication is amazing, I often message to see if my new educational buy is a good idea, and often get updates throughout the day he is there with things he is learning or has done as well as a record of everything he has eaten and how he has done with going to the toilet in a book at the end of the day! I couldn’t recommend this settlement enough, I came to live here again from Colchester and wasn’t sure where I should put him, I was very sceptical and wanted the best for him due to him needing the support with talking, eating and toilet training and wanted to make sure he got the best help possible, my family member recommended this settlement and although a bit out of the way for me, I’m so pleased I went here because it’s been the best for my son, he adores it at zebra tots and enjoys going, and as I have said he has progressed so much in the time he has been there. The settlement is very clean, and has been majorly improved since covid, hand sanitising the children before and after going into the settlement as well as spraying their bags.
My daughter has been attending Zebras Tots since she was 6 years old she is now 10 years old. I used to work in a nursery myself so my standards of care is extremely high, and Zebras Tots meet all my expectations and more, they are very accommodating and extremely helpful.
My daughter loves going there she feels like she is at home which is amazing that she feels that comfortable there. The setting is extremely clean as well and all steps have been taken since COVID such as not letting parents into the garden to pick up children, sanitising the children’s hands on the way in and out of the setting and even spraying their bags when coming in and out, which is amazing because as a parent I feel like my child is safe and I know she is in a clean environment. Since my daughter has been going to Zebras Tots I have learnt so many new cooking ideas as my daughter loves their food and I like that they even let the children have an input about what foods they like to have within reason obviously, but I have known a lot of settings to have their menu and that’s it no room for movement. I couldn’t recommend this setting enough, their communication between parents is just second to non, I remember when my daughter first started I was so nervous but Zehra messaged me when she went to pick my daughter up and got her back to the setting, which made me feel so at ease I didn’t even ask her to but she did and even sent pictures, now I have no worry’s at all she will pop me messages when my daughter has done something funny or something really good and if I ever need to message her she always responds within a reasonable timing. I have recommend friends and family and they also love this setting as much as me and my daughter does.
Even though we only been going to Zebrah tots for a short few months, there is no one I would trust more with my child.
Zehra is absolutely wonderful, always keeping everyone updated, very communicative, very professional, but also a warm, lovely and creative person. My baby (16months old) was very happy every time I picked him up, she would send me pictures through the days, keep me updated and asked questions when needed. They engaged in a lot of activities. I loved that my baby could make friend and experience new things.
Thank you so much to Zebra Tots, we will back in the future! xx
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