I am a qualified, Ofsted registered Childminder. I love to work with kids and very friendly. I relish every moment they are around me. Children feel comfortable in my welcoming setting. I ensure a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Children love to explore in my enclosed garden.
My care will include:-
1) Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, baby food as per parents requirements
2) Art and craft
3) Teaching rhymes and early learning for kids in a fun environment
4) Developing reading, writing and numerical skills
5) Afternoon nap for kids
6) Outside activities and outdoor games. Regular visits to nearby park and play area.
7) Flexible hours apart from 8:30 am till 6:30 pm.
8) Individual care and attention
9) I can pick up and drop from nearest Covingham Park Primary school, Covingham Roundabout preschool and Covingham Kingfisher pre-school. I have no pets. My home is tidy and smoke free so parents need not worry about this.
I am accredited for funded early year education for 3 and 4 year old. This helps parents with the cost of childcare as I can claim 30 hours per week as funded early years. Apart from this, I welcome childcare vouchers as well.
I am ofsted registered since 2013. Besides having experience of raising my own son & little daughter, I am currently busy minding other children as well. I do not look to fill all the places I have and rather try to provide quality care for the children I keep. My care has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted in its first inspection. It has again been rated as GOOD in subsequent inspection. I am also happy to provide any reference if needed by parents. My holiday policies are very generous. My biggest reward is to see the children grow in a happy environment. My biggest reward is to help parents who are concerned for a good childcare.
Please feel free to contact me regarding available space as it varies throughout the year.
My qualifications include -
1) Child-Protection and safeguarding certified
2) First Aid certified
3) Ofsted registered
4) CRB/DBS certified
5) Food Hygiene
6) Allergens Training
7) Speech and Language
My normal hours are Mon-Fri 8:30 am till 6:30 pm. I am flexible and available before and after these hours.
|Last Updated: 27/02/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
I charge £4.00 per hour for my normal working hours. For further details feel free to contact me.
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Hello - She has done an amazing job in taking care of my daughter.
Apart from just taking care, she has made her learn so many things and we will always be in debt for all the help and support that she has given to daughter. As this was our first time we were bit hesitant but we or my daughter never felt like she is some other person, she is like a part of the family.
Amazing skills in taking care of child.
Response by sharmach on 14/05/2022:
Hello dear, thanks for such nice review. That’s so nice of you. It’s my pleasure to have her. Really sad that you are leaving,…….Good luck for your future 😊🙏.
Bhakthi is everything I hoped I'd find in a childminder. She put me and my 1 year old son at ease immediately as this was my first time leaving him, outside of family. My son loves being with Bhakthi. She is so patient and creates a fun and educational environment and is attentive to development opportunities and logs these, so I never feel I miss out on important milestones. I even get a lot of good recommendations from her regarding developing his skills etc,. She is more like a family to us now. Bhakthi is a kind, patient person and fantastic childminder. I am very glad we found her!
Response by sharmach on 11/11/2021:
Thank you so much Vidya for nice review. I don’t know if I am really that good 😀.
From my heart thanks again 🙏.
Mrs Sharma Barkti has been taking care of my little princess for a couple of weeks now. I will call her a Godsent. She is so flexible to work with. My daughter is always relaxed with her and wouldn't even want to follow me home each time l come to pick her up. She takes care of my little Kai like her own daughter. My daughter has learnt alot from her and is still learning. She is very much patient with the kids. Overall,she has got a lovely environment for kids . I plan to have more kids and she will definitely be their childminder as far as l am still in swindon. She is simply the best
Response by sharmach on 14/04/2021:
Awww thank you so much for such a lovely review 🙏. You have such a lovely child, she is adorable 😍. Thanks again 😊🙏
Bhakti is very loving and caring childminder. She makes sure that kids have lots of fun. She takes them out so they get fresh air. They love her to bits. My son Max was with Bhakti for over a year and was always coming back home with a smile. I highly recommend her!!
Response by sharmach on 03/03/2020:
Thank you so much Anna 😊
Bhakti has been looking after my daughter for a couple of months now. My daughter loves her and her family since the first time she has been there. She is always happy to stay there becouse she know she will have a good time and lots of fun and enjoyment. I am so pleased to see my daughter happy when i am living. I know she will be safe and have lovely day so i can go to work with no worries:)
Bhakti puts so much effort into taking the children out to different places and teaching them new things, but also providing activities that are very varied. She encourages the kids to play together and share and generally be nice to each other.
I would be more than happy to recommend Bhakti to anyone looking for a good, reliable and caring childminder.
Response by sharmach on 25/03/2021:
Thanks for such a lovely feedback 😊
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