5 stars (19)

Childminder in London Borough Of Islington

Babysitter in London Borough Of Islington

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 22 May 2019 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

An Ofsted registered OUTSTANDING childminder, who is highly experienced and qualified, based in Islington.

Hi, I’m Marie Doogan and I have been a fully qualified Ofsted registered childminder for the last 18 years. I have just been awarded an ‘OUTSTANDING’ grade from Ofsted as of March 2014. I used to be the Chairwomen for the Islington Childminders Association (ICMA), and a member of PACEY on the National Policy Forum for Childminding, so not only do I have the practical experience of being a childminder, I am extremely knowledgeable and up-to-date in the childcare sector. Please see below for further qualifications and experience. I am a very hands on childminder who provides a range of activities; my most recent trip was to Parkside farm for example, whilst I also take them to a different playgroup every day. I work with an assistant which means each child receives a large amount of individual care and attention, which enables me to follow and practice The Early Years Foundation Stage Principles to support each child's learning and development.

I also live in a very spacious house at the bottom of crouch hill, with a very large garden which is perfect for the children to play, with a large variety of equipment including a large trampoline. The garden enables me to provide sand and water play, painting and any form of messy play which allows the children to explore and learn new things. Each child is treated as an individual in my care, and I provide a portfolio book from the day they start, which highlights how they are developing and this is given to the parents when their child is no longer is my care. I also provide daily ‘Carer Feedback Sheets’ in order to inform them of their child’s daily routine, and as much information on their child’s day as possible.

I work in partnership with parents at all times and if needs be references can be provided from current and previous parents.

My Experience

Ofsted registered childminder graded 'OUTSTANDING'
NVQ level 3 & 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
A1 Assessors Qualified (qualified to access other childminders and nursery’s)
PETALS Qualified (qualified to train other childminders/adults)
Level 3 in Safeguarding and Child Protection for Childminders awarded by Islington Council
Certificate in Observations, Assessments and Planning awarded by Islington Council
Completed FECCERS-R awarded by the Director of Education
First Aid Trained- which is repeated every three years
Level 2 in Food Safety and Catering
Chairperson of Islington Child Minders Association (ICMA)
Member of PACEY- Presented with thanks for my outstanding contribution
Ex-School Governor
Committee member of the Sure-Start Committee (Promote children’s centre’s in Islington)
Ex-School Governor

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered childminder graded 'OUTSTANDING'
NVQ level 3 & 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
A1 Assessors Qualified (qualified to access other childminders and nursery’s)
PETALS Qualified (qualified to train other childminders/adults)
Level 3 in Safeguarding and Child Protection for Childminders awarded by Islington Council
Certificate in Observations, Assessments and Planning awarded by Islington Council
Completed FECCERS-R awarded by the Director of Education
First Aid Trained- which is repeated every three years
Level 2 in Food Safety and Catering

My Availability

Monday- Thursday (8.30AM-5.30PM)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/06/2016

My Fees

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My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 15/09/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 15/09/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 15/09/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Mariedoo. 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.

We cannot speak more highly of Marie and her team. The care, support, guidance and love she gave to our daughter was second to none. Our daughter joined Marie when she was 9 months old and we've sadly just left because we relocated to Bristol. Our daughter came on leaps and bounds under Marie's doting care - she began eating with a spoon just weeks after starting and ate a wide variety of fruit and veg and home cooked meals, she learnt how to put her own shoes on and she has become such a confident little girl who loves socialising and is kind and caring to other children - I genuinely believe this is down to Marie's expertise and experience as a dedicated childminder.

The setting at Marie's house is perfect - so spacious and light and with a big garden which the children are out playing in all year round. In the summer we always arrived to pick our daughter up and found her playing in the garden, riding a bike, jumping on the trampoline. Our daughter came home every day with a piece of artwork she had completed, or a plant she had potted - she is now a glueing and sticking addict and just loves to paint!

The hardest part about leaving London was leaving Marie and her team and knowing what a hole it would leave in our daughter's life. We highly, highly recommend Marie - it was the best start we gave our daughter. Thank you Marie!

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by about Mariedoo on 21/11/2018

Our son started with Marie at 9 months and is now 3 years old. We can't recommend Marie highly enough. She provides a loving, safe and engaging environment for children which allows them to develop and flourish.

Marie was incredibly considerate during our son's induction period and really helped us to ease him into a nursery environment. Once he was settled he developed lots of new skills really quickly and was happy and content.

As he grew up he was able to make lots of new friends and developed a really strong bond with all of the children and Marie's assistants.

Marie provides nutritous, healthy food and snacks which our son absolutely loves. Each week she schedules groups and activities for the children including gymnastics and arts and crafts. She provides a daily report for each child and keeps a wonderful progress book that includes development milestones and pictures of personal events such as birthday parties.

Marie has provided a second home for our son and for that we are incredibly grateful. She is a wonderful childminder that we highly recommend.

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by about Mariedoo on 18/07/2018

Our daughter joined Marie when she was 9 months old, for 3 days a week, and she instantly fell in love with Marie, her assistant, Maureen, and Marie's home. As this was our first child, and we felt she was quite young to be going to a nursery/childminder, we were quite nervous but when meeting Marie at her home for the first time we felt instantly at ease and looked after.

Our daughter has totally flourished under Marie's care. She eats amazingly well, is learning so many new skills from the other children, participates in many different activities and is absolutely exhausted when she gets home! It's so wonderful to see all the artwork she does, the photos from the groups they attend and when it is a sunny day, and we go to collect her, she's outside playing in the big back garden.

Marie is super organised and it's really easy to communicate with her and discuss any concerns we might have about our daughter. Maureen, is so enthusiastic and a complete natural with the kids - our daughter adores them both. It feels like we are getting such a professional service but within a completely nurturing, natural and loving setting.

Our daughter is still with Marie and we can't wait to see how she continues to grow special bonds with Marie, Maureen and the other children and what adventures she'll get up to next at gymnastics!

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by about Mariedoo on 30/05/2018

My son started with Marie when he was around 17 months old and this was my first experience of leaving him in childcare. It was without a doubt the best decision we made to leave him in Marie's care, she is incredibly experienced as a childminder and has all the energy, love and support for each and every child. I recently changed his childcare arrangements as I'm now on maternity leave with my second child and the hardest part was saying (a temporary) goodbye to Marie - he still asks me now if we can go to 'Marie's house'.

I would highly recommend Marie to anyone looking for childcare for their child, particularly if this is the first time the child will be left in care. Marie has a warm and inviting home and keeps them all happy and entertained with the daily visits to playgroups, soft play, farms and much more.

She has also provided so much support when it comes to teaching good manners, learning how to eat with a fork/spoon, language development and even potty training. We all miss her very much!

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by about Mariedoo on 05/02/2018


Response by Mariedoo on 24/02/2018:

Thank you so much for your kind words I do appreciate them.

My daughter was with Marie for a year before we had to leave because due to a change in my work situation. I was so sad to take her away from what became her second home.

Marie combines many years of experience with a youthful spirit and a reliable routine with lots of new ideas and activities to keep things interesting. She has a warm welcoming home which is always full of fun. I love the fact that they get out of the house every morning to go to different groups and activities and have the afternoon to sleep, relax and play.

Marie loves creative activities and every event and season is celebrated through art, music and dressing up.

My daughter gained so much confidence in her care and I would highly recommend Marie to anyone looking for a more intimate alternative to nursery.

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by about Mariedoo on 07/12/2017

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