5 stars (4)

Childminder in Chafford Hundred

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2014 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 31 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hiya, My name is Donna.
I'm an Ofsted registered childminder with over 18 years experience. I live with my husband Gary and 2 grown up children. My husband works with me most days as my assistant and is also registered with Ofsted and holds an up to date first aid certificate .
I provide a very welcoming and fun, home from home environment for children of all ages and stages of ability and development . I have a lovely bright playroom full with lots of lovely toys and equipment to keep your little ones entertained and a lovely safe and secure garden with various out side toys/ bikes scooters /games and a playhouse and plenty of space to run around.
I provide healthy home cooked meals and snacks every day for the children and can cater for most dietary needs.
We go out and about during the week to local toddler groups/ Music classes / soft play centres/parks and other childminders settings and do lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts/messy play and cooking which the children absolutely love.
During school holidays we have fun days out to various parks/farms/beaches/woods/ wildlife centres ect.
We have 3 very friendly dogs who are fantastic with the children.
I have looked after some amazing children over the years ( and still do now) and worked with their lovely families and still keep in contact with most of them. I have looked after all different ages of children right from babies through to teenagers, and brothers/sisters from the same families which is really lovely to have that bond .
All children are welcomed in to our home and are treated as part of our family.
I have plenty of lovely References available to look at from previous and current parents .
On my latest Ofsted inspection I was graded "Good".
I am registered for 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and i also accept various Childcare vouchers.

My Experience

Over 18 years as a registered Childminder as well as bringing up my own 2 children.
Have looked after children with special educational needs
Have looked after babies right through to teens

My Qualifications

First aid training
Neglect training
Child protection
Child sexual Exploitation
Online safety
Supporting children with SEND in the early years
Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism awareness
Behaviour management
Preventing Bullying
Supporting Early language development
Food safety
Fire safety
Health and Safety
Prevent duty
Equality and Diversity
Plus numerous other training certificates which are all updated regularly

My Availability

I currently have a before and after school place available for Tudor ct primary mon- thurs.
I am available Monday to Thursdays from 7.30 am -6pm
all year round
My local school run is Tudor court primary/ nursery on Chafford Hundred.
I offer full/part time and before and after school contracts, all subject to availability at the time. I also offer term time only contracts (with no retainer fee during the school holidays).

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Would depend on amount of hours/days needed, discounted rate for full time.
please contact me for further information on fees.

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Below are the latest reviews for Donna Day Care. 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.

Donna is very highly recommended, my son has been with Donna since he was 2 and is now over 5, he absolutely loves being with Donna and the other children. Donna does everything she can to make sure the children are happy and have lots of things to do and toys to play with. Donna also ensures the children are learning at the same time as playing which I feel is very important for their development. My son is an amazing little boy and I feel Donna has played a big part in making him the person he is today therefore I am very thankful.
We are starting a new chapter soon as my little girl who is currently 9 months will also be going to Donnas in the next few months of which myself, my partner and son are really looking forward to!

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by about Donna Day Care on 07/06/2018

My daughter has been going to Donna’s since she was 1 year old (she is now 5). Donna as well as Charlotte and Gary have helped my daughter progress over the years. She sends photos throughout the day so you feel you are not missing out. It’s hard leaving your child with a stranger but from the moment we met Donna and we knew our daughter would be well looked after and our shy little girl settled very quickly and feels part of the family now. If you need a childminder I’d highly recommend Donna she does her job but does it with so much love and she cares so much about all the children she looks after

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by about Donna Day Care on 07/06/2018

My children have been with Donna for a couple of years now and they love it. Since they have been going with Donna my boys have come on leaps and bounds they are confident and independent. Donna is always accommodating for our needs and will make the time to send us pictures of what the boys are up to, writes a day log of what they had done she takes them out and makes crafts for different occasions.
Leaving your children with a childminder is difficult but I am so glad we found Donna she made me feel relaxed and comfortable leaving my children with her and she makes my boys feel welcome and safe.

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by about Donna Day Care on 01/06/2018

Donna couldnt come more highly recommened.like most parents we were very wary of sending our son to a childminder however after a visit to donnas house we just clicked straight away.my husband was adament we wouldnt find a good one but how wrong was he.we all went to her house and met her and her family and as soon as we left we knew she was the one for us.my son has been going to her for nearly 2 years now and he loves her and her family.she really does go above and beyond for the kids (and the parents) she does all messy stuff and also takes the children out for days in half terms. Her family are very welcoming and for my son its like home from home. I really dont know what we would do without Donna. She always send photos on a daily basis so you can see what ur child is up to as well.She treats every child like her own.

if you are looking for a childminder please contact Donna for yourself and you wont be dissapointed in the slightest.

Not only a childminder but a friend for life.x

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by about Donna Day Care on 25/05/2018

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