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ColSal

Childminder in London: Bromley

Babysitter in London: Bromley

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Female Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 21 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Outstanding Rated

About Me

Hi. Our names are Colin, Sally and Amber We have been awarded our second OUTSTANDING grade by OFSTED. Our daughter Amber is also now a registered childminder as well. We are husband/wife/daughter and work as a team. Our son is also a registered assistant but he is purely an emergency back up carer and is now doing an apprenticeship in carpentry. We have been childminding since 2006. We initially started childminding so we could be with our children as they grew, they are now 22 and 20 years old. We have just carried on as it is such a rewarding job. My daughter is a big hit with the children. We are big on arts and crafts and creativity. We like to take the children on walks around our beautiful allotment site and the country park. We have an allotment that runs along the side of our house. There are many learning opportunities there. We have a beautiful playhouse in the garden which the children love. It gives us more space to spread out and allows us to have more toys out to play with. As there are three of us working we have children of different ages so there is a lot of social interaction going on for everyone. We all sit down together for lunch which is a cooked home made meal.
The children will learn through play and we follow the EYFS guidelines. The under three year olds have contact books written daily to go home with or/and WhatsApp photos and videos throughout the day. We have many toys for different ages and interests. We have a large art box with lots of fun things to make. We are mainly a day care setting but can cater for after school children up to the end of reception. We pick up from Churchfield’s primary school.

My Experience

We have been childminding since 2006. Sally and Amber have always done babysitting. Probably the best experience of all is being parents ourselves. Sally used to teach children art workshops at the art shop in Bromley, also hosted arty parties for the children. Amber babysits for most our clients now.

My Qualifications

We are all OFSTED registered and CRB checked, we all have up to date paediatric first aid training, Sally has qualified in CACHE Level 3 Diploma In Home Based Childcare, we are all up to date with Safeguarding courses, we have full public liability insurance with Morton Michel.
We are OFSTED rated OUTSTANDING.

My Availability

Potential vacancies just finding out about pre school places please check back next week.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour

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My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Outstanding
17 February 2020
18 December 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 21/04/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for ColSal. 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.

Our daughter was with Sally, Colin and Amber for around 6 months (the only reason she isn't still there is because we have moved back to Ireland). It was evident from our first visit at the setting just how homely it is. Sally, Colin and Amber are so caring and put so much effort into the activities they plan for the kids each day. We got lovely updates on Nora's day and I always felt like N loved going... There was never a cross word when I dropped her off in the morning. Proof how much she enjoyed herself! She also developed hugely in the time she was there. Her speech and physicality and they encouraged her to be more adventurous with textures when eating too! Couldn't recommend them more and am just gutted I no longer live down the road from them!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Amy Amy about Avatar for ColSal ColSal on 07/04/2022

Sally, Colin and Amber provide a fantastic environment for little ones at their home. Their setting is calm, yet engaging and there’s plenty of interesting things to do. They have a great, structured routine that helped our children settle quickly and they’re great at working with parents to share updates and support children to develop and thrive. If you’re looking for a setting where your little ones will feel safe and secure whilst also learning and developing, then we would definitely recommend Sally, Colin and Amber.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for AmyK AmyK about Avatar for ColSal ColSal on 30/10/2021

We used Colin, Sally and Amber as childminders for all 3 of our children and cannot recommend them enough.
After looking around a few local childminders, I knew immediately that Colin & Sally’s setting was the right place for my first child and it enabled me to return to work without any worries. It really made all the difference to me knowing they were in such a lovely homely clean environment in such a peaceful setting (next to the allotments) with such lovely caring people.
The children had such lovely experiences - art activities a plenty, walks around the amazing allotments, lots of outside garden play and most importantly all of them absolutely loved going and thrived under Sally, Colin and Ambers care.
We have moved out the area & the hardest thing was to leave our amazing childminders who we trusted completely. I truly believe this is a unique one off setting that any child would be very lucky to attend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for LM21 LM21 about Avatar for ColSal ColSal on 29/08/2021

Where do I even start!
We started using the services of Sally, Collin and Amber when our little boy Oliver turned 9 months old. Now, almost 3 years and another little boy later, we sadly saying goodbye to the family as we are moving to a different place.

Both our boys have being there since young age and they have been loved, cared for, encouraged to learn new things, and supported all through their first years.

The setting set up is brilliant: big outdoor space with a lovely heated cabin in the garden, and plenty indoor areas where the kids can play. They have allotments behind the garden where the children go for walks and are able to explore nature in London in the safest hands.

All the food is homemade and healthy, you will have your little one eating fresh vegetables from the allotment or the delicious Sallys homemade Napolitana sauce.

During these hard pandemic years both, Sally and Collin, have being extremely helpful, fair and accommodating to our family situation and their support is being key. They work with the parents for the best of the children.
Last but no less, they love their job, and they truly care about the children, so I always felt as my kids were in the safest hands.

My kids have thrived, enjoyed, and learned in the best setting with the best family, from home to home. And both my partner and I, feel truly lucky to have found them.

The only downside is I cannot take them all with me when I move, because my children and us are going to truly miss them.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Claru Claru about Avatar for ColSal ColSal on 29/08/2021

Sally, Colin and Amber looked after our two children over 4 years. Their setting is brilliant- huge garden with big outdoor cabin (with heating & electricity) full of toys. Sally is really creative and loves doing projects with the kids. They also have an allotment plot so on sunny days the kids go and pick fruit, veg and wildflowers and learn about everything. All food prepared is organic and they take so much care to give the little ones the best experience possible. Sally and Colin became extended members of our family and we couldn’t recommend this magical childcare setting highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Melworld Melworld about Avatar for ColSal ColSal on 24/10/2020

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