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4.67 stars (3)

Childminder in London Borough Of Lewisham

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Feb 2019 Last Login 25 Aug 2020

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Ofsted graded GOOD – El Shaddai Childcare and Education

As a reliable, committed and patient individual that, is passionate in enhancing children’s ability, whilst supporting their developmental needs. Before registering as a Childcare Provider, I have extensive working experience with families and children of different ages, needs and abilities in the community, churches and schools. Within that time, it has not only been rewarding in the knowledge, skills and experiences I have gained in children and families’ sector to deliver professional services. But it also motivated me to further my education at the university in education, children and family related programmes (amongst many). In such that, it has developed my educational knowledge to utilise my skills while implementing and using as the core model, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)’ framework. It is a framework I use as an innovative key to unlock the genius in children, whilst monitoring and supporting individual child’s growth at the expected level of the ‘Early Learning Goals (ELGs).

As children are the future of the society, they need to be invested in from an early stage – starting from the root, in order for them to achieve economic well-being and be a positive contributor in the society. Therefore, after being registered with Ofsted as a Childcare Provider, El Shaddai Childcare and Education has since cared for children of diverse abilities from varied backgrounds, race and culture. With the mix of nursery in a child-centred home based childcare and educational solid foundation setting, that gives children best of both nursery and home-to-home developmental support. Children are therefore able to gain care and education in a safe and healthy child-friendly atmosphere.

I belief teaching children to be independent and influencing their learning, will enrich their well-being, because, quality care is if an individual is informed, they will be empowered and be prepared to be proactive. So, these are the key points that my aims; visions; missions and vales are set out to achieve, to encourage children’s participation for a lifelong learning. While developing their five senses and working together with other children effectively to discover the world we live in. Children are given the opportunity to be independent while using their own initiative to cope in ability and age related tasks, so as to support their well-being and all-round growth. I am creative, enthusiastic and fun loving; I have passion for development and learning, so I foster a quality focussed attitude to encourage participation and achieve potentials in life. Children’s prospects and achievements are celebrated as an inspiration to support children while challenging them with age and ability learning resources. So as your child spends most of the daytime with me, I provide more than just an ordinary day-care provider service of merely looking after children. Children’s educational growth are developed, supported and broadened by given each child an early learning that, builds up to motivate them as a confident learner and contributor.

El Shaddai Childcare and Education offers quality childcare and pre-school services to children from birth to five years and educates children up to eleven years of age. It provides an excellent wide range of indoors and outdoors resources and activities to children, whilst encouraging and supporting them to express themselves and to make the best use of resources, which maximises their potentials. Children explores freely without leaving any individual child behind. So that parents can concentrate on their daily job with the peace of mind that their children are being looked after by professionals that enhance children’s all round growth. We also go out and about to make use of the local amenities. Education needs not to be tedious, so as I want to make your child’s time in my setting a happy, valuable and cherished time that inspires children’s educational interest, whilst having fun. Children’s learning is motivated, so as to thrive to become confident learners and contributor that will prepare them for their transition to school and beyond.

Healthy meals are provided to children without extra cost.

My Experience

April, 2012 – October, 2014 Lewisham Youth Offending Service – Voluntary Community Panel Member
-Participating in referral panel to give young people the opportunity to take responsibilities of their behaviour while giving something back to the community, through participation in community projects so as to mend their ways.
-Also giving opportunity where possible for the young person involved to meet the victim for discussion and allowing restorative justice rather than punishment.

July, 2010 – April, 2012 Braked due to EBP closed down and unable to secure a role in children and families position while undertaken my undergraduate programme.

March, 2005 – July, 2010 Education Business Partnership (EBP) Lewisham – Voluntary Learning Partner
-Providing numeracy learning support and assistant to children in groups and on 1-1 bases, with the projects’ aims to support and engage children in their education, reducing truancy and educational underachievement while raising educational standard.

September, 1999 – July, 2009 Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) – Voluntary Children’s teacher
-Head of Children’s Department – Lead person, acting as the focal point of contact and was responsible for managing the department’s budget, planning and implementing programmes by evaluating to ensure that the programme not only targets the group but meet the needs of individuals.
-Supporting and providing pastoral care to young people, by giving them an opportunity through age related responsibilities and trainings to maximise their potentials in life.
-Also setting and achieving sustainable goals that will encourage young people’s participations in the department, in their community and the society as a whole.
-Whilst developing the team members’ abilities through effective communication and inspiration.

July, 2001 – December, 2007 Event Management (self-employed)
-Building effective work relationships with clients of various differences, by taking on the specialist role in going through customer’s event ideas.
-Liaising and negotiating with relevant organisations to creatively and to detail bringing clients’ dream events to reality, within budget and an agreed time span.
-It involves, sourcing, arranging venues and facilitating the full innovative event planning and management from inception to completion.

I enjoy socialising, travelling and meeting people of various backgrounds and interests. I relish in new challenges by way of gaining new skills, as learning is a lifelong experience and this has enhance my academic excellence.

My Qualifications

Related Qualifications:
- Paediatric First Aid
- Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare Level 3
- Introduction to Home Based Childcare
- Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2
- Mental Health First Aid
- Training on working with young people hearing voices – Voice Collective Specialist Workshop: ‘Demystifying Dissociation & Psychosis in Young People
- Safeguarding Children (online)
- Confidence and Motivation

- Health and Safety in the workplace
- Emergency First Aid
- Resilience (online)
- Emotional Intelligence
- Effective Communication

2012 – On hold Kings College London
- MA Education, Policy and Society (dissertation pending)

- Restorative Justice Foundation Training (Youth Offending Service)

2009 – 2012 University of Greenwich
- BA (Honours) Education Studies and Child Development

- Building Positive Relations – communication styles and self-projection
- Black Achievement workshop
- Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

2008 – 2009 Bromley College of Further and Higher Education
- OCN Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Work Level 3

- Preparation Home Start Support and Friendship for Families

- Child Protection
- Unlock Child’s Genius
- Dyslexia Workshop

- Parents’ Health Forum
- Child Protection

2005 – 2006 Community Education Lewisham and Lewisham College (short courses)
- Counselling Skills and Theory
- Developing Self Awareness
- Introduction to Basic Counselling
- Crèche Work Foundation Stage – setting up a crèche
- Becoming a Learning Mentor
- Best Behaviour – Behavioural Management Skills
- Creativity for the early years
- Birth to Three Matters

- Portage Training
- Learning Partners’ Training in assisting children in schools to achieve better in literacy and numeracy

- Basic Food Hygiene

My Availability

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00 pm all year, except bank holidays and two weeks at Christmas
I might be able to accommodate your time between 7.00am and 7.00pm
So do not hesitate to contact me
I am just a call away

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: 22/02/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £10.00 per hour

Contact for fee

I am close to many amenities, such as the shopping Centre, parks, library, swimming pool and shops. Great with varieties of transport links – around 5 minutes’ walk to the nearest bus-stop, Lewisham train station, DLR and further bus routes are 7 minutes’ walk away and Ladywell train station is 11 minutes’ walk away

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


Below are the latest reviews for El Shadd. 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.

Funke was a kind, patient childminder for my 4 year old son. She planned nice activities (making bread; arts and crafts; drawing; outings) and taught him some very good habits (eg. doing his zipper by himself; washing his hands after school). To my mind Funke has the perfect mix of kindness and firmness. My son was happy and as a bonus brought home some very nice 'artwork' too. This is a serious and professional childminder with lots of experience working with children of all ages.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Nikki about El Shadd on 17/03/2018

Response by El Shadd on 21/03/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to review my service, and for your comment as well.
This is well appreciated.
It was a pleasure to have been KP's Childcarer.


During my daughters stay at El Shaddai Childcare and Education, my daughter found it welcoming and settled in very quickly. She was exposed to a wide range of toys, both fun and educational and developmental ones. The childminder (Funke) was very patient and encouraging in her development. Funke is also worked hard to create a safe and welcoming environment in her home, which was also appreciated given our daughter was 2 years old.

  • 4 stars Overall

by Anne about El Shadd on 09/12/2016

Response by El Shadd on 15/12/2016:

Thank you Anne for your review

I'm really pleased with the quality of childcare provided to us in the summer after a long search for a competent child carer.

I profoundly recommend the services of El Shaddai childcare to parents in Lewisham looking for top-notch child care services.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Skevi about El Shadd on 17/10/2015

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