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Childminder in Slough

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 13 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Sonya, I live in Slough with my husband of 16 years and our three children. Our daughters are 14 and 12 years and our son is 10 years of age. We are a relaxed, happy family who enjoy having fun!

I am a Ofsted registered childminder, providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment for your child to grow, nurture and reach their full potential. I have a warm and welcoming home with a lovely and spacious enclosed garden for the children to play in. I offer a home from home environment, with lots of activities planned throughout the day to encourage the children and help them learn and progress through play, in keeping with the Early Years Foundation Stage scheme.

I like visiting the local parks, libraries, soft play and toddler groups. This gives your child the opportunity to develop their social skills, by mixing with larger groups of children. Age appropriate activities are planned for after school care, including art and craft, creative play, baking and outdoors fun in the garden.

I have been CRB checked and hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate, I have also completed the a Childminder Introduction course, together with Safeguarding Children Awareness course. I'm a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

Although I reside in Slough, my son attends The Holy Family Catholic School in Langley, therefore, I’m able to do school pick ups from there.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. You are most welcome to visit my setting to discuss your requirements.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for 12 years and work to Ofsted's guidance and requirements, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, promoting each child's social, emotional and physical development.

I have cared for children ranging from 6 months to secondary school age. I pride myself in making the children in my care feel happy, secure and comfortable in my welcoming and warm home.

15 years of parenting experience.

I attend regular toddler groups and love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors, thus ensuring that the children in my care have a varied, interesting and stimulating time whilst under my wing.

I take the children on regular day trips, including farms, nature walks and picnics in the wonderful country parks, which are within close proximity to my setting. In the Summer and warmer months, we frequent water play/spray grounds, where the children have a splashing time!

First Aid and Safeguarding training, renewed every 3 years.

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid in Childcare
Safeguarding Children Awareness
Understanding the Background to Children's Behavior
Two Year Progress Check
EYFS; Principles into Practice
EYFS; Introduction for Childminders
Childminder Introductory Training Course

My Availability

I care for children from 0-10 years.

My working hours are from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

I'm available for full time and term time only if required.

I have vacancies at present.

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Last Updated: 05/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please feel free to contact me for details. Fees are based on individual requirement.
Tax Free Childcare account accepted.

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report 2017 (added 05/11/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Report 2015 (added 28/06/2016)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 21/06/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Sonya. 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.

Sonya looked after both of my sons up until they started school and they both adored Sonya and her family. Sonya creates such a nurturing and friendly environment and the boys were always busy doing fun activities either in the home or in days out to local parks and groups.

Sonya kept a picture diary of all the things they did which has made a wonderful keepsake for us to cherish and look back on, I can’t recommend Sonya highly enough x

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by about Sonya on 21/10/2019

Sonya is AMAZING! Instantly likeable, great environment for children to "be children" in. So warm and my son took to her instantly. A true professional and has all the right safeguarding and other measures in place, yet so upbeat and such fun. Is flexible around your needs and of course your child's needs. My son was with Sonya from 9 months old to 3 years old. He adored Sonya and her family. I have an endless list of fun days out and activities he participated in, the pictures for memories and keepsakes made by my son with Sonya.

It was really difficult when he left but he started nursery taking well, counting, socialising and well behaved all which Sonya has prepared him for. As a parent it is so hard to find a childminder, no one likes leaving their children, but with Sonya you know there is not a thing to worry about. Thank you Sonya for everything your really are amazing xx

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by about Sonya on 21/10/2019

We been with Sonya about 2 years and from first meet my daughter was happy to stay with her with out tiers.
My daughter learned so many things with her,every day they did activities,visited parks,playgrounds,soft plays,libraries,different places and at home did a lot of arts.
I never had worries to leave my daughter with Sonya.
Sonya is very positive and happy person,she is honest and kind.She was born to be a childminder.
We got a lot of photos and videos from Sonya with our daughter.
My daughter is not with her about 4 months but still remember her and all her family.
I highly recommend Sonya with all my heart and wish her all the best in future.

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by about Sonya on 20/10/2019

My daughter absolutely adored her time with Sonya, she was kept busy with numerous activities and she's been to every play park, splash park and children's activities in our area and beyond. I am truly grateful to her for introducing my daughter to different types of food, fruits and vegetables. Her care and attention to child care detail is really second to none! always there making sure the child is happy, content and not missing mummy, my only gripe would be picking my baby up and her crying because she didn't want to come home.

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by about Sonya on 12/08/2016

Sonya is an experienced and caring childminder whose nurturing love of children shines through. She has been calm, kind and patient with my daughter and has provided a loving and safe environment at her home. My daughter has been kept busy not just with lots of activities at home, but externally too. She has regularly attended weekly toddler groups, gymnastics, social engagements with other childminders (such as shared activities i.e. Chinese New Year) and lots of special outings which have been not only educational but fun.
My daughter is very sociable and has impeccable manners which have been encouraged / taught by Sonya. The most important point is that my daughter has been happy, loved, felt secure and eaten/drank well. She has talked about her day and made me laugh on occasion with what she has had to tell.
I have a very easy relationship with Sonya and find her honest, open and is somebody I sincerely trust with my child.

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by about Sonya on 13/07/2016

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