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Mariedoo
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Childminder in London: Islington

Babysitter in London: Islington

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Female Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 18 May 2022

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)

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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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
5 March 2020
26 March 2014 - 1
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My Documents

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

Our little girl was with Marie from age 11 months until 2.5 and it was honestly the best start for her in a wonderful setting. Heading back to work and leaving her with Marie, I felt so reassured and happy that she was being so well looked after. We wanted her to have that bit more attention than a busy nursery but also the benefit of being with other children so this was a perfect combination of the two.
Not only did they do great activities at her house with lovely garden, they went out every morning on trips to farms, parks, groups with lots of other children and even places like the Transport Museum - she was seeing such fabulous and exciting places!
The food was homecooked and delicious and we often heard how our little girl would want more!
The best thing for us was the communication and updates we got each day, something my friends weren't always getting from their nurseries - we had a one to one chat with Marie at pick up to hear what had happened that day and also received a book at the end of the of the day with a brilliant update. Not only that Marie created a beautiful large book of photos documenting their activities and how it related to the early years skills. This is something we still treasure now!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for N19Mum N19Mum about Avatar for Mariedoo Mariedoo on 26/03/2022


Response by Avatar for Mariedoo Mariedoo on 26/03/2022:

Thank you Lyndsey for the fantastic review and your kind words. I really appreciate it.

My daughter attended Maries 4 days between the age of 1 and 3.5 years. Marie’s became a second home for her where she absolutely loved going because it was a loving, homely, stimulating, fun, safe and supportive environment where the children flourished. Marie is a wonderful childminder who genuinely loves her work and it shows in everything she does.

Marie puts a lot of time into planning the week, from trips to activities at home to snacks and food (my daughter (now 5) still talks about Marie’s food and how she wishes I could cook more like her!) Marie also has an educational focus to her activities and encourages the children from an early age to think about letters and numbers, writing their names etc. (things I would never have thought to do at home!).This set my daughter in very good stead when she started school. There is lots of reading and LOTS of creative work - drawing, painting, stencils, collages, glueing etc. and lots of physical and messy play in the garden with water, play doh, clay, sand, dried pasta, you name it!

We loves that Marie expects respectful and kind behaviour from the children (towards the other children and adults) and she is fair, clear and compassionate in how she ‘works’ with them. She has a well-thought out routine that the children love and thrive off - there is always something going on and the children have busy, stimulating days (but it’s a calm and organised used kind of busyness).

As a parent, choosing who to leave your child with when you go to work is one of the biggest decisions you have to make…I lost count of the number of times I thought how lucky we were to have found Marie.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for emmalj emmalj about Avatar for Mariedoo Mariedoo on 30/01/2022

Our son was with Marie and her assistant from around 12 months to 2.5 years old. He was so happy there and the care he received was brilliant. He was so cared for and developed a lot of confidence during his time there. We were very sad to have to leave when we moved out of London and, even now, he talks about Marie and his friends. Marie provides such a huge range of activities for the children and takes time to make a scrap book for each child, with photos and details of what they have been up to. Our son still loves it look through this with us to remember his time there. I would not hesitate to recommend Marie to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Neens Neens about Avatar for Mariedoo Mariedoo on 03/08/2020

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!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jack Jack about Avatar for Mariedoo 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.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for BLowe BLowe about Avatar for Mariedoo Mariedoo on 18/07/2018

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