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Little Sparkes
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Childminder in Morden

5 stars
(3)

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 24 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Space available from August 2022


My Ofsted grade is GOOD in all areas (Aug 2016).

Experienced childminder of 13 years. I live with my husband our 2 sons, aged 18 and 14 and our cat, at our home in Lower Morden, by Hatfeild primary school.

I provide a loving home from home service, where children are treated as one of the family. I have a large garden and also frequently take the children out to playgroups and parks etc.

My Experience

Please see attached documents for references and parents comments.

I have cared for various children in addition to my own from young babies to after school (older) children. I love teaching new experiences to the children and seeing them grow from it.

Since the lockdown, my setting has gone very outdoors with us spending a lot more time in parks and woods.

Under normal circumstances I would take the children to various playgroups, parks and farms, museums etc.and I have a good network with other local childminders. On our days out we are often a group of 3 or 4 minders and 10+ children of varying ages. I think this helps with childrens social skills as well as having extra hands for when different age groups want to do different activities or practical things such as toilet trips.

I have recently had an extension on my home so now have a play room. children are not restricted to this though. I have a good selection of toys which I regularly rotate and a large garden which has a home corner, slide, ride-ons, sand and water play and a vegetable patch.

My Qualifications

Introduction to childcare practice.
Every child matters.
Paediatric 1st aid.
Safeguarding.
SENCO.
Observation, assessment and planning.
EYFS.
Food preperation.

My Availability

full time from August

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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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: 15/12/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

from £6.50 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 Ofsted Inspections

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Good
9 August 2016
15 May 2015 - Requires Improvement
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: FGM (added 28/02/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 28/02/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 28/02/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 28/02/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/02/2019)
  • Full CV (added 24/02/2017)
  • Reference: Comments from Parents (added 06/02/2017)
  • Reference: References (added 06/02/2017)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Little Sparkes. 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 just want to say a massive thank you to Keeley for looking after my Kiki so well. Kiki has grown so such since going to Keeley especially her social and interactive skills. Keeley always had activities planned to keep Kiki and the other children entertained and educated, and I especially thoroughly enjoyed receiving Kiki's artwork. I will highly recommend her for anyone looking for a five star child minding service. Thank you Keeley for simply being the best 😊

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Ri_88 Ri_88 about Avatar for Little Sparkes Little Sparkes on 12/02/2020

Our son has been with keeley sparkes for over 2yrs and we have been more than happy with the care she has provided. He has progressed and developed amazingly well with her, and Thoroughly enjoyed himself along the way. I get daily reports from my son about what they have done that day, for example going to the beach, park, farm, softplay, playgroup and doing activities such as painting, drawing, sticking, waterplay, singing etc.
We have felt very reassured and happy that our son is safe in keeley's care, and would absolutely recommend her to provide childcare for any child.

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

by Avatar for LucyIanA LucyIanA about Avatar for Little Sparkes Little Sparkes on 20/09/2017

Keeley has looked after my children for more than 3 years now, initially full time and now after school. She is a wonderful natured, caring and professional childminder who has created an environment that my children class as a second home. She takes them out as much as possible allowing them to explore the local areas and when indoors they spend time doing arts and crafts. I would highly recommend Keeley and if I were to have another child I would not hesitate to use her again.

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

by Avatar for Pookie79 Pookie79 about Avatar for Little Sparkes Little Sparkes on 19/09/2017

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