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Childminder in Lewisham Borough

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Female Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 22 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

When a ‘surprise’ pregnancy in 2014 meant that travelling 2 hours each way to a Dental Nurse role was no longer going to cut it, I became an Ofsted registered childminder in order to continue to earn a living whilst simultaneously raising my little nugget. At the time I was unable to find a high quality childcare solution that provided both the reassurance and flexibility I needed to confidently drop my baby off as required in order to make a dent in the Supermum’s Never Ending To-Do List, and Lord knows I wouldn’t have made it out the other side if it wasn’t for having such a strong, supportive, and trustworthy circle of friends and family willing (or occasionally forced) to bail me out during times of desperation. Knowing that not everyone is as fortunate, I created my service to help those without a reliable back up network by providing a high quality childcare service that looks after parent and child in equal measures; through the childcare services that I provide I aim to make the everyday battles that modern parenthood presents just that little bit easier for the families I work with.

I live in a spacious 2 bedroom apartment in Deptford that has a large communal roof terrace, as well as a number of good parks and open spaces within walking distance. Rachel McMillan Children's Centre (Ofsted rated 'Outstanding') is a 10min walk away along with a local leisure centre, library, and soft play facility that I make regular use of.

My Experience

I have a 6 year old daughter of my own that I care for full-time, and grew up with two younger siblings, one of which has Autism. My Mum has adopted four siblings aged between 3-7 years, whose care I am also very involved in.
I have previously worked at The Albany Theatre in Deptford hosting events for local young people with a variety of disabilities.

My Qualifications

-PACEY CYPOP5
-Paediatric First Aid
-Intermediate Safeguarding
-Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene

My Availability

My childminding service operates Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7pm. This service is closed on Weekends and Bank Holidays. I do nursery/school collections and drop offs, and currently collecting from James Wolfe in Greenwich but will consider others within close proximity.

The above may be negotiable depending on circumstances so please contact me to discuss your individual needs.

I also provide additional services outside of my home such as babysitting, evening/weekend/ ad-hoc/ special occasion childcare.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

PLEASE NOTE: A deposit is required for all placements, which will then count towards payment of the notice period when the childcare arrangement is terminated.

Full-time:
35+ hrs £7.50hr under 2's, £7/hr over 2's

Part-time:
16-34 hrs £8.50/hr under 2's, £8/hr over 2's

Wrap Around (before/after school or nursery):
£9/hr under 2's, £8/hr over 2's

School Holidays:
£65/day under 4’s, £60day over 4’s 8am-5pm. Additional hours either side of these times charged at £7.50/hr.

Minimum Weekly Contract: £130 per week
Ad hoc/ Special Arrangements: Price on request

-I accept payment via tax credits, childcare vouchers, and other funded schemes.
-Minimum weekly contract 15hrs, anything less charged at £130 per week.
-Discounts (such as siblings etc) may be applied at my discretion so please contact me to discuss individual circumstances.

Included in Fees:

-Welcome Information Pack and Personal Record folder
-Lunch, Tea, Snacks, Drinks
-Resources and equipment
-All trips and outings (not including spending money).

Not Included in Fees:

-Breakfast/dinners (I do not provide these meals at my setting)
-Nursery/school fees
-Baby milk
-Nappies
-Medication/suncream

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

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  • Inspection Report (added 10/10/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 10/10/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 15/06/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Martine Aiesha. 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.

After a 16 years break here I am doing this new mom thing ..LOL , my plan was not to return to work after having bubba, but the reality of being a DHW was not a appealing as the TV show,so with just about a week before i had to return behind my desk...the panic of looking/finding great childcare for my Ryry left me with no edges.
Where do I even start ??? how am I going to know if its a right person for my LO and I ??? and let me not start on my mother sharing all those horrific story about Nursery and childminder.
Anyways i have decided to use the Childcare.co.uk App as per the advert and take it from there only 2 options really caught me eyes and Martine was at the top of the list with SHAMAZING review ...i was like this is too good to be true.
Anyways I made the call, book to have a visit with Martine , not expecting much to be honest ( please note that Ryry is highly selectively social , just like her mama lol ) .
Now as we arrived at Martine's i felt at ease straight away , she is really welcoming as warm , the kids that the were on the date were always welcoming :-) , her home is lovely and safe for the kids.
Ryry went on the sofa and got comfortable ( which she never does in a new/unfamiliar setting) , so we discussed about her availability, the ours that works for both of us , and the fact that Ryry has never been left with anyone apart form myself and her aunt.
before living Martine reach out to ryry to get acquainted and to my grand surprise...she went with open arms ( I shed a tear). We Had 2 "settling session " but my mind was made up from the time i had left her house on the 1st meeting.
Aryah settled in really nicely with the kids and Martine , she does have her fussy days , but that is only because she wants Matine's attention all to herself :-) and we cant blame her for that .I get daily pictures of her during the day , Martine's does great activities with the kids and also implement a healthy eating routine ( i mean my girl now loves rice cakes *yeahhh* ) she has also developed so much , it is juat so amazing to see her leaning and growing and being happy with her little circle of friends.
She absolutely adores Martine , every morning upon her arrival she gives Martine the biggest hugs ever ( even i don't get those type of hugs :-( lol ). Like all mom I was highly anxious about returning to work and leaving my little energetic bundle of joy to a complete stranger , but Martine made it easy and she is far from being a stranger to us , she really feel like family ( i mean i was out and about with Ryry on Saturday and we bumped into Martine , after a long 10 minutes hug this girl was ready to head home with Martine ) .
Like the title says ...who needs Mary poppings ??? NOT ME
Thank you Martine for being incredible .

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by Yanice about Martine Aiesha on 17/09/2019

Like every mum I was nervous about going back to work , it was very daunting at first , but I came across martine so my child and I went to visit her at her home address. I was struck by a warm and welcoming environment Very clean, with visable safety measures in place , toys of all ages. With great spacing for the children to play. Martine sends me photos everyday of the children’s activities which makes me at ease whilst being at work every day full time. The meals are all healthly and all home cooked. if she does buy the children small snacks or treats she will message me before hand to see if I am happy for my child to eat it. She is a very active childminder who takes the children to parks, soft play, stay and play plus many more. My child has been there for almost 4 months now and everyday she is happy to go to Martine’s. She is every reliable and accommodating and I go to work feeling very comfortable knowing my child is very well looking after. They both get on very well and it’s so nice to see their bond grow on a daily basis. Thanks Martine. Your an amazing :)

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by Jade about Martine Aiesha on 15/05/2019

After coming to the end of my maternity I was so nervous about looking for Childminder’s. I viewed a few people but then finally come across Martine. My sons been with her since May and I honestly couldn’t recommend her enough.

His so much more confident now and has learnt so much since being with her. They both have such a lovely bond and my mind is at ease knowing his being looked after properly.

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by Tasha about Martine Aiesha on 08/10/2018

I recent lost my brother who was my best friend in a road traffic accident and short story I had to take on caring role for his daughter who was born after his death. Having lost my brother my niece is the last bit of him I have left and she means the world to me.
I am a nurse working with the NHS and needed to find childcare for her so I could return to work after we relocated to our current area.I spent months trolling the internet and and other services to find a childminder that I would be happy with and confident to leave my niece in her care.
From the moment I met Martine I knew she was the one .Her mannerism and people skills are excellent.She has a very lovely manner with all the children in her care.She always seems patient, kind and calm with them and my niece is very happy going there.
My niece has really progressed since she started spending time with Martine and the other children in her care .She has learnt more words and comes home daily singing songs she learnt at the toddler groups she attends with Martine .

Martine is very accommodating,flexible and above all understanding.She sends me daily pics/videos of my niece so I can see what her day entails.She literally makes my life so much easier as she is always very helpful and adaptable and always tries to assist me to ensure Carlissa is always happy and well cared for.
I never review services etc but I had to review Martine as she is really an excellent childminder (I have used services of quite a few childminders as I also have 3 children of my own).
If you are looking for childcare I can reassure you that if you choose Martine to care for your child you will have made absolutely the right decision and you and your child will be very happy with her.

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by Faithlyn about Martine Aiesha on 21/05/2018

After a few months of being with Martine my children are certainly very happy with the arrangement.
Communication between myself and Martine is fantastic, she is a warm and genuine individual and I trust my children are happy and safe whilst in her care completely!
Park trips/Soft play/Adventure play/Creative play are common activities.
We are happy to have found Martine.

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by Alex about Martine Aiesha on 09/05/2018

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