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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Cardiff

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 06 Aug 2020 Email Website

My Summary

CIW Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am a Montessori qualified Teacher and mother of four bi-lingual English -Japanese children, Through the Montessori method I provide a happy, educational experience for all children age 0 to 6.
I left the Brilliant Montessori school I was working in to put my youngest daughter into school, she is now homeschooling year 2, as is my GCSE son. I have a wonderful home with everything needed to help children reach their full potential at their own pace, including a large back garden with outdoor equipment.
We have a very happy cat.

My Experience

I am a qualified Montessori Teacher, I taught at The Gower School in Islington London and also in Treehouse Montessori in Yokohama Japan.

In Japan I also made use of my TESL qualification by teaching English to adults and children.

I had my own children's Montessori English club which I ran from my house where I also home schooled my youngest children.

Member of the Montessori Childminder Group

CSSIW Registered Child minder

I have received my Barnet Quality Assurance status
A childminder gets Barnet Quality Assurance status when they’ve showed:
•all areas of their practice are above the required standard
•a commitment to ongoing development and training.

I have completed a day Yoga for children and practice most days myself

My Qualifications

International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (equivalent level 4 childcare).
Teaching English as a second language TESL
Child Protection Awareness in Education
Health & Safety
Equality & Diversity
First Aid
Seminar in 'Supporting the under 3's', '
Best practice with babies and two year olds', '
'0 to 3's in home based Montessori settings'
30 Hour Infant Toddler workshop

Full day course INPP (institute for neuro-physiological psychology) Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning and Screening Test and School Intervention Programme.

My Availability

Available five days a week and I am flexible with hours, £5 an hour.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

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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  • First Aid Certificate (added 06/02/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Wales Certificate (added 19/06/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 19/06/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Theresa. 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.

Could not praise this woman enough. My son came to theresa for about a year and a half, and has just finished as he’s now in nursery. She has so much patience, and my child is wild, I don’t know how but she always kept up with him! Always had his favorite things out for him when he’d come..he always had so much fun at Theresa’s house.
Always had amazing activities planned out for him, from baking to making dens, she was the best!
She treated him like one of her own, like family. I know that when I have more children that they will be returning to Theresa.

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by Katie about Theresa on 26/02/2019

We first found Theresa when our eldest son (L)was 2.5yrs old, he had been having a tough time adjusting to nursery despite being there since 9months old. On our first visit to Theresa my son fell absolutely in love with her and ever since then he always thoroughly enjoyed his time with her. When it was time for him to move onto school, we had welcomed our 2nd son and it was without question that he would be going to her when I returned to work. Theresa was fantastic in aiding us with such a huge transition and her approach to L was so loving and so caring that he has excelled in her care. Theresa has such a lovely approach and is very knowledgeable in child development that even on their "bad" days, she understands how it is all natural and a part of their development and instead of disciplining this behaviour she just works calmly and wonderfully with the child in a way that benefits. Our youngest (C, 1yrs old) really enjoys all the open ended resources and play opportunities that he gets with Theresa, she observes well what he enjoys and allows him to lead his own learning and investigations whilst providing a safe and secure environment. We are so grateful to have found Theresa and I couldn't recommend her enough to people! Thank you for all that you do xx

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by Nicola about Theresa on 11/07/2018

Theresa was my daughter's childminder when she was 2-3 years old. My daughter loved her time with Theresa, and sometimes with some of her children, as she always planned a great range of fun activities, which aided in developing lots of skills and confidence. Theresa was fantastic at keeping my partner and me well updated on her progress with photos of activities and notes, as well as the more formal development update documents. Theresa is a lovely lady and listens and adapts to both the child's needs and parents input. The only reason we have not continued with Theresa is because she has moved from London to Wales! But my daughter is very much ready for nursery now, thanks to Theresa. We will miss her!

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by Naomi about Theresa on 09/09/2016

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