Hi. Our names are Colin and Sally and we have recently been awarded our
second OUTSTANDING grade by OFSTED. 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. We have been childminding since 2006. We initially started childminding so we could be with our children as they grew, they are now 21 and 18 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 and to parks. Their favourite is 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. We are members of the Forest Childcare Association. 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, we use a much organic food as possible.
The children will learn through play and we follow the EYFS guidelines. We use Learning Book to produce the children's learning journals and observations. The under three year olds have contact books written daily to go home with. 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.
We have been childminding since 2006. Sally has 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.
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.
We do not work on Fridays
Vacancies are changeable so please get in touch with enquiries. We are predominately a day care setting but have a few after school children. After school positions are currently full. We collect from Churchfields primary school.
|Last Updated: 01/05/2020|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
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Sally and Colin cared for my son from.tue age of 9 months to 11. I can honestly say they are the most wonderful childminders and went above and beyond for my son. He has so many fond memories with them and absolutely loved going there which made it easier for me working knowing he was happy.
He spent lots of time outdoors in the allotments with them and he even grew a pumpkin. He went on lots of walk to the country park and brought home so much amazing art work for me to place on the wall with pride. As my son grew older Sally and Colin made sure the activities grew with him. He still talks about his time with them and misses them and regularly asks if we can visit. My son made great friendships which he has continued since going off to secondary school. Thank you Sally and Colin you were a huge support to me and little man xxxxxx
Sally, Colin and Amber provide a warm family setting where both our daughters love going: a true family environment where they feel safe and happy. Not only are they fun and provide endlessly engaging play and learning for the kids, they also encourage discipline and they model good brehaviour. We view our childminders as being our childrens' parents when we are not there, and we have absolute faith that Sally, Colin and Amber are the bset we could have dreamt of. We've now had a total of 9 years with our kids going here and have had nothing but praise! Sally also really helped make the vouchers and free hours work so smoothly, doing all of the admin and setup from her side, which was amazing.
The care provided by Colin, Sally and Amber is second to none.
They are a lovely family who offer a home from home for the children they look after.
They have been looking after our 2 boys for over 10 years now and from their first day they have been happy and settled.
I am happy to leave my kids with them, safe in the knowledge that they are happy, having fun and very well looked after.
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