5 stars (8)

Childminder in Milton Keynes

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 19 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Simone and I'm a registered child minder with an Ofsted grading Good. I live approximately five minutes away from Milton Keynes city center, local market and train station.

I am a caring, reliable individual who is passionate about working with children and I am humbly proud when I am able to contribute to their development.

Having worked within early years education for approximately four years (after an extensive career in secondary education) I felt motivated to continue working with this age group as I found this experience enjoyable and rewarding.

My child care setting is a reflection of my commitment and passion towards helping children achieve their full potential within the early years foundation stage. This is illustrated through the provision of a wide range of educational resources which allows children from birth to ten years to explore and understand the world through play, allows children to question the laws of nature and to think critically. Activities are both adult and child initiated to allow for maximum fun and participation.

There is also a massive indoor and outdoor play area and easy access to local parks, shops and library.

I accept funded children 15/ 30 hours and child care vouchers.

My Experience

I have over twenty - two years experience working within Social Care (worked for Milton Keynes Council) and in Education (in a teaching capacity).

Over the years I have enhanced my training and skills with emphasis on the early years foundation stage and recently gained the relevant Ofsted qualifications required for minding children.

My Qualifications

I am a qualified teacher as well as a qualified child minder.

My Availability

I am available:j

Mondays - Friday

Evenings - please ring to discuss

Half - Term - 08:00 - 17:00 pm

I also run little mini clubs and outings during the half terms.

Also, I offer a pick - up service i.e depending on your child's/ children location (please contact me to discuss your requirements further) I am able to pick your child/ children up providing that childcare is also required. Please note that my transport service is only offered with the childcare element.If you are looking for pick up arrangements from school + after school care I am able to facilitate this at an additional charge. Please contact me to find out more.

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Last Updated: 21/08/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Simone. 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 am very lucky to have found Simone on this childcare website and l can't recommend her enough to anyone in search of childcare provider. Simone is very passionate about what she does and offers excellent services. Her setting is great; very clean and welcoming to children. She takes the children for fun and educational activities outdoors and also sends me texts messages to keep me updated about the children are doing. My children settled easily from day one because of her warm and friendly reception. They never stopped saying positive things about Simone and that gives me the assurance not be worried whenever my kids are under her care. Thank you, Simone, for the good work and please keep up with it.

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by about Simone on 16/08/2019

Simone is an outstanding childminder provider!! She offers a wonderful setting for your child and she is absolutely passionate about what she does for our young children. There are not many out there I can recall from my experience so far who gives their absolute love and care but also so passionate about to educate and help the children’s early years learning and development under her care.

As a mum, who’s son was almost choke to death under full time nursery care, me and my husband were left absolutely terrified to leave our son under the care of anyone for a while. My husband and I decide to avoid to put him under childcare as we did not trust anyone to care for our son. Although after couple of months, we became desperate for support of childcare that we can both continue to work to provide for the family.

We move to MK from North London. We were so nervous about putting him under the care of someone but with an old friend recommendation I found Simone online. I cannot thank her enough for making me and my husband to restore our trust in someone to care for our son while we are at work. She deserves every penny she earns through her service as she puts your child’s needs at first and gives her love, care, attention, discipline, education to support our little ones upmost development in their early years.

Thank you so much for doing what you are doing Simone, without your love and caring setting I certainly don’t know what we would do.

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by about Simone on 14/08/2019

Both of my children settled fantastically. Going from an unhappy daughter with previous child minder, to a happy willing little girl.
She’s firm but fair and her planned sessions are fun interesting and allows the children to learn.

She listens and takes on board parents views or concerns.

The days out, the children absolutely love.

Its great to have my kids come back tired and happy and wanting to go back.

As a mum, this allows me to go to work with peace of mind :)

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by about Simone on 13/08/2019

Where can i start, first of all she is the BEST CHILDMINDER i have ever had she is so professional, kind hearted and very open about anything. She is extremely honest and patiente and will give you proper feedback about your child and her development. My child goes only a few days at simone and for the rest of the week she will keep asking when is she going back 😂 or keep jumping when i says that she is going at simone today.
Simone also keep a daily diary which help you to know what your child has been up to, if she ate well.. My daughter is so much more confident with herself and learned so much since attending her place. Simone also get them out so much which i really really love. ☺️

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by about Simone on 13/08/2019

I really honestly don’t know what we would do without Simone.

Since my daughter started with her she has shown a vast improvement socially and academically. At 3 years old she’s very confident around other children and is academically advance. She can already spell and write her name.

Lily can recognise numbers 1-20, knows the days of the week, months of the year and can sound out / read 3 letter words. It’s no surprise as Simone prides herself on her fun learning styles which always seem to work!

Lily goes on weekly outings with Simone. She’s always looking forward to going to the library or the chidrens play gym.

Simone treats the children in her care as if they were her own.

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by about Simone on 06/11/2017

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