I am an Ofsted registered childminder living in Lewisham. I have experience in caring for children with special needs. I really do love children naturally and understand children. I have recently had my Ofsted inspection and this went so well. I was graded Good at the end.
I have 3 children of my own.
I have cared for children with special needs for 6 years.
Have the natural love for children.
Understanding how to set up a home based childcare service
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2- Food Safety and Hygiene (Catering)
Currently, I have availability. School drop offs and pick ups and I work till late.
|Last Updated: 05/03/2018|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
Available on request.
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I cannot praise Beatrice and Mark highly enough for the wonderful service they offer. They are the ultimate 'home from home' setting and I feel truly lucky to have found people who care for my daughter as if she were their own child. From the first moment we met them, they have welcomed us all into the family with such warmth and love and my daughter took to them immediately. Their own children are an absolute delight and my little one talks about them all constantly - asking every day if we are going to see them and always wanting cuddles.
Mark and Beatrice are very communicative - sharing photos and messages through the day of what the children are up to, and have been so understanding and flexible about our often erratic work schedules. The children do all kinds of activities and outings, and I can see how my daughter is developing and flourishing in their care. It is clear that this is far more than a business for them - they truly love children and are wholly invested in the little ones in their care.
I can't imagine a better place for my precious little one to be when she can't be with me - in just a few short weeks, Beatrice, Mark and the children already feel like an extension of our family.
We feel incredibly fortunate to have had Beatrice and Mark as childminders for our daughter. They have had a truly positive impact on our family. Returning to work after maternity leave was so much easier than I thought it would be, because I knew that Jessica was in such a happy and supportive environment. Beatrice and Mark go above and beyond in so many ways. The children they look after have all kinds of fun and stimulating experiences. They go on regular trips to playgrounds, parks, local libraries, play groups and soft play - even to the Horniman Museum and butterfly house! At their home, the children do art and crafts, music, drumming, trampolining and have a brilliant range of toys to play with. They also really do support the children's early learning. I was amazed when Jessica recited the entire alphabet correctly and could spell out the letters of her name! Mark and Beatrice put a lot of effort into teaching children to share and to be polite and kind. They have three lovely children of their own who set a great example. I really believe that Jessica has benefited enormously from her time with their family. She is confident and happy around other children and I'm sure that this is largely thanks to her time at Shining Stars. In short I couldn't recommend them more.
It is hard to put into words how incredible Beatrice and Mark are. We sent our daughter to them from aged 9 months, and we quickly knew that we had made the right choice. It's hard leaving your baby for the first time, but they nurtured her as though she was part of the family, and kept us informed with messages, photos and videos many times per day, as well as a diary at the end of each day detailing everything she had done. She was with them from aged 9 months to almost aged 3, and in that time developed so many wonderful social skills which must surely have been helped along by spending time in such fantastic care. They place huge emphasis on the way children play and share together, and their setting is a truly loving environment. Beatrice and Mark have three wonderful children of their own, and the children they care for are made to feel part of their happy home environment. The children take part in a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, and Beatrice and Mark go above and beyond in taking them on trips to parks, soft plays, libraries and playgroups.
We were so sad when we relocated and had to move our daughter on, but will always be grateful that we found Beatrice and Mark to care for our daughter at such a formative stage in her life. They are the most caring people we know, and are so accommodating and willing to do anything they can to help the children and families they work with. If you are looking for childcare in the Lewisham area, please do ask Beatrice and Mark to put you in touch with us, as we would not hesitate to give you a glowing reference for them.
We had the luck to find Beatrice and Mark at the time I was going back to work and I needed a “second home” for my then 9 month old little boy. Let me rephrase that, because the word “luck” doesn’t do it justice. Beatrice and Mark were a BLESSING to our family! They took care of my baby boy the way they did of their own lovely children. They provided little Stan with everything a child needs to thrive and flourish, and over 11 months in their care our baby became a well balanced and extremely well developing little boy. I dare say that they thought him skills, I as a working mum would not able to: he learned manners, kindness, dance moves and a tremendous sense of self esteem. What else can one ask for? Thank you Shining Stars for everything. Moving away was a heartbreak especially because we couldn’t take you with us! We wish you all the blessings for your future because you deserve the best.
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