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Esther Ihekwereme

Childminder in Southend-on-sea

Babysitter in Southend-on-sea

5 stars
(4)

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Female Member since May 2014 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 21 Jan 2022

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

I AM A MOTHER OF FOUR CHILDREN WITH THREE GRAND CHILDREN. MY CHILDREN ARE GROWN UP AND LEFT HOME.

My Experience

HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AS A CHILDMINDER SINCE 2012. I HAVE OVER THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A CHILDCARE PROVIDER WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND STAGES ESPECIALLY BABIES.I HAVE INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING BOTH ABROAD AND IN THE UK. I HAVE WORKED WITH REPUTABLE NURSERIES IN ENGLAND FOR FOURTEEN YEARS.I PROVIDE A SAFE, LOVING AND EDUCATIONAL SETTING FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND STAGES TO THRIVE IN INCLUDING AN EXPLORATIVE GARDEN .

My Qualifications

I HAVE BA (HONS) IN EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES FROM SUSSEX UNIVERSITY. I ALSO HAVE NVQ LEVELS 2 AND 3 IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE.

My Availability

I AM AVAILABLE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT, INCLUDING WEEKENDS TO LOOK AFTER CHILDREN FROM 0 TO 8 YEARS OLD.

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Last Updated: 29/08/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

I CHARGE £5 PER HOUR FOR THE DAY CARE AND £6 PER HOUR FOR THE NIGHT CARE OR £30 PER DAY.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

Reviews

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Esther has been looking after our 3 year old son for last few months and she has become a part of our family. We are amazed at how quickly our son bonded with her. At a time when our family was going through a really difficult time, Esther was God sent. Knowing that my son is well looked after helped me concentrate on other things better. She has been very flexible and kind with us. We could have never managed things without her help. She is an amazing and kind hearted person.
I have always been very anxious in the past leaving my son with anyone including the nursery but I never have to worry about my child when he is with her. Our son loves her company and looks forward to seeing her every morning. He even misses her over the weekends and holidays.
She is highly professional and reliable and has amazing teaching skills. Every day she comes with new ideas and activities which are educational as well as entertaining. Our son has learned so much with her and everyone who sees Esther with our son keeps praising her. We are so happy to have her and would highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Asma Asma about Avatar for Esther Ihekwereme Esther Ihekwereme on 27/09/2021

We heard about Esther through a friend who was really impressed of her daughters development during her time with Esther. After our first meeting we where convinced, our daughter joined Esther almost a year ago at the age of 8 months! We had visited Nurseries and other minders but this being our first child we were extremely picky and scrutinised each provider and nobody had made us feel comfortable.

From the get go we were really well informed of her curriculum, daily activities, mood, nappy changes, appetite, interpersonal/physical/emotional/motor development. Basically, any thing we could be kept up to date with, we were! We genuinely feel like she is part of the family, so much so, my daughter calls her Grandma Esther and asks for her at the weekend.

There is so much for her to do, everyday she'll come home with homework or work she has made during the day. Their activities are really imaginative and they keep up to date with all the holidays, Valentines, Remembrance Day, Halloween. I love the variation of activities they do as I know she is constantly stimulated and pushed to learn. They make regular/daily use of the garden / park / library or play centres which is really reassuring to know. Esther also drives and has been really accommodating when we've needed her for urgent cover.

Esther has great facilities, I would say on par if not better than the Nurseries we have visited, she has really invested in the children's environment. Our daughter is not a fussy eater and I think it is partly to do with the variety of things Esther makes for lunch, I am always happy with the frequency of and selection of meals she has.

Esther has had a massive role to play in my child's development, and I wouldn't have it any other way. She is a kind hearted and meticulous caregiver and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for high quality care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lizzie S Lizzie S about Avatar for Esther Ihekwereme Esther Ihekwereme on 21/11/2019

Esther is amazing. She looks after my daughter as if she were her own. If my daughter appears unsettled within minutes Esther lets my daughter call me showing she is fine so I can go to work happy. She gives her a nice balanced diet, and takes her out to varying activities such as the library (educational), soft play (physical) and talks to her gently encouraging good behaviour.

Esther is very much into the Early Years curriculum and wants to cover all aspects of my daughter's development. She purchases toys and items to help cover every aspect. She is thorough in hygiene and in children sharing and being polite. She is a high communicator and she likes to keep her setting immaculate.

She is an exceptional childminder, highly educated and recommended.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Aaderele Aaderele about Avatar for Esther Ihekwereme Esther Ihekwereme on 05/02/2016

Esther has been looking after my daughter for a week now and I couldn't ask for a better childminder. I am fully kept update with my child's care everyday. Esther provides many activities and toys for my daughter to play with and explore.

I honestly couldn't ask for a better childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for MrsE MrsE about Avatar for Esther Ihekwereme Esther Ihekwereme on 22/01/2016

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