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Childminder in Colchester

Babysitter in Colchester

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2014 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 25 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Evening Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

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I am a mother of two boys and two girls (age from 16 to 22) and have a welcoming family home. I love baking, crafting and gardening, something i like to pass on to the children in my care! I am a great advocate of child led learning and have lots of natural resources and things to suit all interests. I have a large welcoming home with a dedicated playroom. Our garden is large and secure with an outdoor eating and play area. My aim is to provide your child with a warm, friendly atmosphere in which your child will feel secure and happy.

My Experience

Other than raising my four children who were born closely together I was a nanny in my early years.

My Qualifications

Studied level 3 CACHE, First Aid trained, all members of the family over 16 are DBS checked.

My Availability

Pre and post school pick up every day from St Andrews Primary School in Marks Tey, Monday to Thursday all a day.

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Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning no no yes yes no no no
Afternoon no no yes yes no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.50 per hour

£5 an hour.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 18/05/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 16/05/2018)
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I can’t recommend Shula highly enough. As a single Mum to twins I had to return to work earlier than I would have liked to. I was incredibly nervous leaving my twins with a childminder at just 6 months old. However as soon as I met Shula and visited her home I was instantly reassured! Shula has a warm, friendly and loving home and I just knew my twins would be happy there.
Every morning I drop them off and they are happy and excited to see Shula and when I collect them they are the picture of contentment! They do some lovely activities with Shula and always eat delicious home cooked foods.
Communication is excellent. I always know what they’ve eaten, when they’ve slept and what they’ve been up to. I never need to worry about my children as I know they are cared for as if they were at their own home.
In a difficult year of government restrictions Shula’s house has been a lifeline. It’s allowed my children to play with other children at a time when they wouldn’t ordinarily have seen any others. It’s also allowed them to be around adults that is not just me 24/7!
I honestly can’t recommend Shula highly enough. My only concern is that she might not stick with us until my children are grown up!! Hahahaha

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by Avatar for Hayley Hayley about Avatar for shula shula on 16/02/2021

My little boy went to Shula at just shy of 9 months, the proof was in the pudding the comes home happy and content and exhausted from all his fun. We love reading his little diary of what he got up to that day. Its so nice to feel completely comfortable with the person taking care of your child. The environment is second to none and a real home from home. My little boy gets all the cuddles he needs and all the fun he wants at Shula's ! It Absolutely made my transition back to work a much easier one emotionally knowing he is cared for like a member of the family. I feel incredibly lucky to have found her !

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by Avatar for Luciana Luciana about Avatar for shula shula on 17/05/2018

All four of my girls go to Shula, 3 for wrap around care and one three full days a week. Shula is the most amazing childminder, does wonderful activities with the children, is warm and friendly and very caring. My children are alway very happy to go to Shula's and she has a lot of lovely space for them to play and explore. Shula has such a natural way with children and babies, I can't recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for Mumof4 Mumof4 about Avatar for shula shula on 17/05/2018

The minute I met Shula she put my mind at ease and she instantly knew how to connect with my son and daughter . As parents we have quite high standards but Shula always has met all our needs and expectations and was a strong believer in routine from the offstart . Our son is a fussy eater but Shula has accommodated all are requirements. Shula also preserved with the potty training in such a relaxed and fun manner.
Our children, love going to Shula’s and without fail she always makes freshly cooked and tasty meals.
Shula has a special flare and knows exactly how to handle and manage children with such kindness and calmness . We feel confident and comfortable leaving our children in such capable hands.

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by Avatar for Sammie Sammie about Avatar for shula shula on 16/05/2018

Shula is a brilliant childminder and I don't know what we would do without her. My son has been with shula since he was 10months old and he's now nearly 3. Shula is like a second mum to my son and he loves going there. The rest of shulas family are also so welcoming and my son loves seeing them all. Shula has always helped with any difficulties we have had and is very relaxed and calm with all the children. The activities she provides are fantastic and they are always doing something either at home or out and about. Couldn't reccomend shula enough!

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by Avatar for Charlott Charlott about Avatar for shula shula on 15/05/2018

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