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Kids Fir

Childminder in WEST MOLESEY

5 stars

Female Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 23 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello my name is Val ,and i am a Ofsted Registered Childminder based in West Molesey surrey
and i am passionate about being a childminder watching the children develop and grow and eventually go on to start School.

i provide care for Early Years Children in my Home Setting which is in a warm and welcoming environment for children to play and Learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage which covers all 7 area's of your your child's development just the same as a Nursery Setting but with the extra care from me and my Husband who is my Ofsted Registered Assistant and works with me on a daily basis he has himself 5 years of looking after children .as a after school Supervisor within a local School and his References are Rated Good .

we both provide a more personal touch working in partnership with Parents to provide the best care for your child .we are always here to answer any questions you may have before and when your child starts here.

I Provide care for children aged from 6 months to 5 years old here in lovely home setting

i am at present on my Level 3 Childcare Course to become a fully qualified Practitioner i am finding the course very interesting and i have learnt so much already on how to enhance children's development in a home/nursery environment where i provide stimulating Environments to learn and grow.

we go out and about to our local Library where the children like to choose a variety of books to borrow and we also go to the local Park where the children have fun .and enjoy themselves .with there friends.

we currently have spaces for Early years children from September 2021 if you would like to contact me on my mobile or send me a message i will be happy to talk to you regarding care for your child.
i also have spaces for After School children from local schools within the area being St Albans and Chandler's field school.in west molesey.

Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon
regards Val .

All About Me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

i have over 25 years of Childcare Experience i have cared for Babies and toddlers and preschool children in nurseries and local schools where i enjoyed working and i have some lovely memories of these times,

but i felt i wanted to become a childminder and run my own business in the area of west Molesey as i feel good quality childcare is needed here with all the new housing developments popping up in the area,

I am enjoying my New Job Role as a Childminder and running my own business and watching the children grow learn and play with all the Resources i have to play and learn with in the Cabin and Garden

please ask me about the Menu i provide for the children here when you email or call me to discuss

I now have the following spaces available on all days being Monday to Friday's with part time sessions available too.

i charge by session either 8am to 6.15pm full days Or part time sessions available 8-1pm or

and 1pm - 6.15pm .

please contact me for for my fees i will be more than happy to discuss this with you over a telephone consultation sadly due to the Coronavirus in line with the Government guidelines i cannot offer you a show around of my lovely home setting, But at present i am offering a meeting in the Garden or a Facetime Appointment . I can also show you Virtually what my home setting looks like inside which is all new and exciting concept as we find ourselves in a new normal at present.

I have 5 Star Rating from all of my Parents which is on this page to read top right or alternatively i have a folder with there comments in for you to look at when you visit my home garden for a consultation if you wish to do so .or alternatively you can speak to the lovely parent's who can offer you a reference about me
if you wish just let me know if you want to do this.


I live in a 3 bedroomed house with my Husband and 2 sons and our two toy Shih Tzu dogs are friendly and who are loved by the children they are always supervised by myself and they are all up to date on there vaccinations ,i do have a area where i put them behind a stair gate when i am working with the children .they are both females one is 8 yrs and the other is 2 years.

My Home Setting is a warm and safe environment for children to learn through play and i have lots of toys and resources in labelled boxes at there height so they can easily access them and I have a colourful playroom with arts and crafts and maths and literacy materials to play and learn with as well.

IN the Living room there are more toys with a dedicated role play area with dress up and little kitchen
with a washing machine and ironing board and iron that makes a steam noise just like mummy's
a table to set up a lovely tea party and after all the fun, use the Dyson toy hoover or dustpan and brush to clean up!.
I also have a large doll's house and little telephone's and cameras to engage the children's fun and a cash register to play shops etc.

Has just had a Makeover with newly laid Turf i have a small decking area which is great to sit under in all weather's reading books and using our flower shaped chalk boards to create a little masterpiece.
I/we have 2 little cars to ride in as well as bikes, a lovely Playhouse to play in and a cube slide to to promote physical development and a Mud Kitchen for messy play.

New For 2021
we have included a Baby Soft play area which has a colourful Playpen and toys for babies and Toddler's to enjoy under a Sun Sail to keep them safe and cool away from the sun.

So the children can enjoy the garden safely we have installed and secured with fences all around with lockable gates for added security at all time to keep the children safe all keys are put up on adult height key holders so that the children cannot reach them . i have a security Ring Doorbell which records everyone who comes to the house which is ( within the rules of the GDPR rule that came into force in 2018)

Parents have visited my home setting recently compared it to a Nursery and one Parent said i had more than there child's previous nursery setting which is a compliment to me as i have spent a lot due care and attention to get the resources and toys for all age groups for the children in my care..

As my home setting is called Kids First Day care its all about the child being put first. in a loving caring environment which is my Priority but its all about being safe in a secure and having fun.
And offering first class day care to Parent's and children so we can work together to keep the children happy and safe at all times and having wonderful learning outcomes from all the children.

My Experience

I have over 25 years of experience in childcare where i have worked in Local Schools and Nurseries one of whom being a Montersori one locally. and i have worked i an a After school club also .
My recent experience has been in the Early Years sector of Childcare within the age group of 6 months to 5 years .old, where i helped the children develop and grow into confident pupils ready to go to School and this was the part of my job role i enjoyed hence that is why i became a Childminder .

My Qualifications

A Current Enhanced DBS Certificate April 2018 I am also on the update service
Surrey Chip Course March 2017
Paediatric Surrey First Aid Course with Epipen Training.October
Working together to Safeguard Children 2020
Pacey Online Course ; Safeguarding Children in the Early Years 2020

Characteristics Of Effective Learning with the NDMA January 2017.
Pacey; Raising Development concerns with Parents ;February 2018
Laser Training; what happens in the baby room March 2018
Supporting Children with Speech and Language and Communications Needs; July 2018
Cache Course; Enabling Learning Environment (Indoor and Outdoor) Play ; May 2018.
Laser Course; Understanding Leadership and Management . April 2018

Early Child Development Foundation Course ;March 2018
Pacey Course Understanding Schemas ; Feb 2018,
Level 2 Food Hygiene Course ; January 2018.
GDPR Training Course :July 2018
Pacey Course; Delivering the EYFS ; Feb 2018.
Virtual College: Prevent Covid-19 May 2020
Virtual College: a Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control may 2020
Virtual College: Get Moving, Get Healthy May 2020
Virtual College: An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in Schools and Other settings: Advanced Level in May 2020.

My Availability

i have spaces available from September 2021
i am open five days a week 8am -6.15pm
can be a 7.30am start if required by parents
part time and full time sessions available too.
please send me a message i am more than happy to chat to you and any questions you may have regarding me and my home setting.

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: 12/04/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

please see my fees below
i do work in Sessions 8am until 1pm and 1pm until 6.15pm therefore my fees are based on Sessions not charged by the hour as below

My Local Schools

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Below are the latest reviews for Kids Fir. 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.

Val was excellent with my son. Her house is filled to the brim with engaging toys to keep the littleones busy. Val is very kind natured,honest and reliable. I felt confident leaving my son with her at all times.

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

by Avatar for Kirsty Kirsty about Avatar for Kids Fir Kids Fir on 13/06/2019

Val currently looks after my 7 year old son after school. She is kind, helpful, caring, engages well with children (and their parents!) and is trustworthy. I feel very lucky to have found her. Her house is extremely well set up for kids - there are loads of toys, books and learning tools for them to explore. Most importantly, my son is very happy with Val and looks forward to seeing her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Salex2 Salex2 about Avatar for Kids Fir Kids Fir on 08/05/2019

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