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5 stars (9)

Childminder in Royal Borough Fulham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 27 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Ofsted recognition GOOD Provider

Trilingual childcare provider with French, Spanish & English as native languages.

My name is Sophie. I have opened my own Childminding premises called Carry & Care, in Farm Lane SW6, to share my enthusiasm and experiences with a team of two assistants and families seeking help with childcare needs.

I am a hands-on person, hard-working, patient, understanding, a sense of humour, lots of energy and stamina who loves to encourage children using part of the Montessori philosophy to grow, develop and experience life at their own pace, learning to do things for themselves to encourage independence and self-esteem.

My childminding setting is a home from home ground floor of a nice Victorian house in Fulham with a safe back garden. It has all the comforts of a home environment with learning and opportunities of a nursery. The premises are open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 to 6:00, on a daily basis, I work with 2 assistants to care for 6 children maximum per day from 4 months to 5 years of age.

We have a wide selection of toys and resources to provide for children of all ages and stages.

We give individual and close attention to each child and cater to their own individual needs. Safety, care and happiness of children are paramount and we offer many opportunities and activities as well as having the flexibility of home care. We take children to the library, children's centre, soft play, parks, museums, and other cultural interests (with prior permission) 

We love being outside (weather and appropriate clothing permitting) and to give children the time which they can gain from the simple things in life.

We do educational adult-led activities and child led free-play on a daily basis which develops areas of learning in literacy, communication, physical exercise, crawling and walking, pen control, numeracy, art and design, knowledge of the World, personal, social and emotional development.

My Experience

Ofsted recognition GOOD Provider in November 2018

Sole charge nanny for over 5 years with 13 children from birth to 8 years old establishing routines, good eating habits, nursery activities and educational games.

15 years of experience in the childcare sector home base, playcenter and Summer camp.

Recent newborn experiences June 2019, February 2018, March 2017 and April 2016.

Knowledge of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children
Ability to make close and trusting relationships with parents and children
Good imagination to plan activities that are fun and help the development
Ability to cope with unexpected situations, to stay calm under pressure
Commitment to health and safety, and food hygiene

Pre-school and school education in French (CP to baccalauréat) and English (nursery to year 4)

My Qualifications

OFSTED registered since 2016 - Ofsted recognition GOOD Provider in November 2018
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
DBS Checked, Clean background and criminal history, update service subscribed
Common Core Skill & Knowledge, 2014, Accredited by the OCN OTC at Level 3
Home-based childcare diploma, Child protection, Safeguarding
Early Years Foundation training
Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2, 2006 updated in 2017
ICO - Data Protection Officer

I have public liability insurance & an employers' liability insurance
I have a full Driving Licence

French mother tongue – English fluent – Spanish intermediate
Master Degree

My Availability

One vacancy full-time 4 or 5 days a week only;
Monday to Friday starting 7 September 2020
Monday to Thursday starting 7 September 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.50 per hour

Childminding from £8.50 per hour

all meals (homemade)
drinks (water, cow's milk, juices)
children's centre or playgroup fees

Do not include
nappies and baby wipes
formula milk
admission fees on special outings like Zoo or Aquarium (parents written permission will be asked initially)

I open all year round for 48 weeks.

I am happy to take childcare vouchers as part payment.

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: First Aid Pediatric (added 19/08/2019)
  • Reference: Referee Cottrell Family (added 23/06/2019)
  • Reference: Referee Costa/Shah Family (added 23/06/2019)
  • Reference: Referee Finlayson Family (added 23/06/2019)
  • Reference: Referee Mercier Family (added 23/06/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 27/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 04/11/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/11/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for Carry and Care. 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.

I couldn’t ask for a better carer for my little one. He started at her childminder premises when he was just 9 months old and could not have asked for a better experience for him and for us as parents. He He is so happy to be there surrounded by professionals and his friends. Sophie is nice, candid and treat all the children there with love and professionalism. Same for her team of assistants. She also cooks daily meals with a good range of variety of vegs,proteins,carbs....with several snacks during the day.

She is also very good in providing parents with a daily report of activities, food, nappies changes, naps and physical and social development of the baby. She also upload pics in a daily basis which is quite reassurance for parents to verify she and her team really take care of our little ones.

I’d definitely recommend her services as childminder. Baby is so happy and so are we as parents.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Maria about Carry and Care on 15/11/2019

Our 20 month old son has been with Sophie since he was 15 months. He is so happy to arrive every day and greets Sophie and his friends, sometimes hardly stopping to say goodbye. He gets varied, nutritious and home made meals, is well supported for his sleeping needs, and enjoys many varied activities, and opportunities to explore and learn new things. He talks at home about Sophie, her assistants and all his friends by name. My husband and I feel very confident to leave him with Sophie, and enjoy the daily reports and photos, especially so we can talk about the day with our son when we go home. Having visited several (very nice) local nurseries, I far prefer the personal and cosy environment for my son at this age, and am very grateful to have found Sophie.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Camtay about Carry and Care on 01/11/2019

Sophie has cared for my 3 year old for the last year and has provided amazing childcare that I’d happily recommend. She provides a safe, clean environment with lots of fun activities my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed. Sophie is very enthusiastic and committed to her role and I’d have no hesitation in recommending her service.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by KarenB75 about Carry and Care on 03/07/2018

My son joined Sophie when he was 10-months old and, like all mums, I was anxious about leaving him for the first time to go back to work. However I didn't have to worry, as he absolutely loved it and Sophie was wonderful with him. She understood his needs and made sure he always felt secure and happy, which in turn reflected in my peace of mind to leave him under her expert care. The daily feedback with a summary and pictures is wonderful, and the celebration and encouragement he received in reaching milestones, such as his first steps, was fantastic! I would highly recommend Sophie's care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Corina about Carry and Care on 02/07/2018

Sophie has been taking care of our son (20 months old) for almost a year. She has been doing a fantastic job and our son is always very happy to join her for the day. Children are doing lots of different activities and we receive daily report on how the day did happen in addition of few pictures. We are so pleased that Sophie is now also taking care of our daughter (6 months old).

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by MERCIER about Carry and Care on 13/05/2018

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