I am an Ofsted registered Child-minder based in Hatfield
I consider myself to be very relaxed easy going calm individual that is fun, silly, outgoing and approachable. My close family and friends describe my personality as compassionate, caring with a lot of patience.
My passion for a career with children was recognised at the age of 8 years old, when my baby sister was born. My sister was 2 months old and my mum came into the living room to find that I had changed my sisters nappy and had prepared her a bottle and was currently in the middle of burping her.
I love children and aim to teach them the values outlined in the EYFS through observing them within the play and creating a learning journal. I believe it is extremely important to build a strong partnership with parents to help children within my care achieve their full learning potential.
Please message me and request my parent pack which has a wealth of information about myself, my setting and the service I will offer, along with prices.
Hatfield Day Nursery 2011
After graduating from university of Hertfordshire in 2011 (First Class Hons) I worked for a childcare agency called Kangarew for 1 year, a company whereby nurseries could hire extra qualified staff on a daily basis, as an when they needed to.
I was placed within a private nursery for 6 months (Day Nursery at University of Hertfordshire) and also traveled to a variety of other nurseries within Hertfordshire area..
This role involved the guidance of children (aged 6 months – 3) through their daily play activities and meal times
In this role I gained a lot of experience within the following areas:
- How to implement the EYFS into daily activities.
- Reading stories, singing songs.
- Assisting with sleep times.
- Meal times/bottle feeding.
- Observing/Recording children's development.
During this role I become more confident in my ability and therefore more relaxed and able to have fun, be silly and energetic whilst still keeping my authority.
Longdean School 2012
I then joined Longdean School as a Learning Support Staff member for SEN students in January 2012.
Within this role:
- Worked with students (aged 11-17) alongside class teachers
- independently with groups of up to 5 Students
- on a 1:1 basis with GCSE students
- Supported students with disabilities during PE Lessons/school trips
- Supported Mainly in Core Subject lessons with the majority of those being English.
- Worked with students with learning disabilities and learn't ways to adapt to their learning needs.
I believe this job widened my knowledge significantly to children with SEN. I understand the many types and conditions and learnt my own personal ways into approaching and helping these students towards a better Education.
My confidence was challenged with difficult rebeliant teenagers, however after gaining experience I always found once your authority was shown, along with compassion, empathy and a sympathetic approach with a genuine passionate recognition to anything good/effort the students have done/shown, rather than focusing on the negative, was always a way I developed such good working relationships with all students I worked with and in return was a fully rewarding job.
I am now currently a mummy and doing all mummy duties and now have experience with new born to the teen years.
GCSEs (Grades A-C)
(2005) - English Literature - English Language
- History - Mathematics
- Food Technology - Art
A LEVEL (Grades A-C)
2007 - English Combined (Literature & Language)
University of Hertfordshire 2011
- BA Honours Education Studies - First Class Honours
NVQ Level 3
- Speech and language difficulties
Full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Level 2 food safety and Hygiene certificate
CACHE level 3 Award
-Preparing to work in Home based childcare (QCF)
Please contact me for availability, or if you would like to secure a placement..
I have my DBS Certificate and qualification certificates available on request.
I have a parent pack, that gives thorough information about my business including prices, times and my policies.
|Last Updated: 09/10/2016|
I have a parent pack, that gives a thorough information about my business including prices, times and my policies. please contact me to request this information.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Ryde School
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- Training Certificate: Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare (HBCA) (added 20/02/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 20/02/2019)
- Exam Certificate: BA Hons Education studies (added 20/02/2019)
- DBS Check (added 22/04/2016)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 22/04/2016)
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My baby started with 6 months and now she is 17 months. She had learnt load of things, each day is something new. When I decided to send my girl to a childminder I was scared, I did not want a nursery where my baby would be just one more baby. With Kristina I feel like someone from my family is looking after her. I trust her the most important thing in our life, I feel safe and I am 100% sure that Mia loves been with Kristina. She is a happy baby but you can tell when she have a great day! I can tell every time I pick her up from Kristina's place. Thanks for everything you do for Mia and for us.
Amazing person. Feel blessed you have you caring for my son. I returned to work when my son was 10months old, made it easy to return. Receiving regularly pictures of my son through the day and videos catching moments I would of otherwise missed. So big thankyou and highly recommend.
Kristina has been amazing. My son has been with her for 4 months, he is only young but learnt so much already. She provides healthy food and snacks. He has the best time when he is with her and the other children, so much so he never cries when I go and never wants to go home. Kristina provided me with a summary of his progression and how he is getting on with his development with areas that we need to focus on which has helped a lot. She is friendly and supportive.
My Grandson has been in the care of Giggles and Scribbles for nearly 6 months now. Kristina really does provide a 'home from home' atmosphere... my Grandson has thrived in her care, so much so that my daughter has decided to leave her son there as opposed to enrolling him in nursery. The 'home made nutritious' food is a real bonus, as is the fact that Kristina provides nappy changing supplies. It is obvious that the 'play' Kristina organises is structured to aid in the child's development and creativity... this has certainly paid off in my Grandson.
We have found Kristina to be extremely flexible when the situation arises.
I think the speed in which my Grandson runs into Giggles and Scribbles is testamant to the love and security he feels in the care of Kristina.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Kristina as a childminder.
A very calm and an understanding person . My son felt confortable in a very little time and was happy to be with Kristina . Good food provided , a very home like environment she has
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