Childminder in Willesden Green
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Female Member since Aug 2015 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 06 Aug 2022
Awarded GOOD by OFSTED February 2018. We are Carmen and Marta, both mums with two boys. We love working with children and the feeling we can help other parents with the same predicament we have been when our own children were little: How to find a safe, loving and reliable childcare that suits my needs?
We are Spanish and we have been in the UK for over 20 years, although the main language used in the setting is English we can offer a multilingual environment should you wish your little one to learn a new language from a very early age.
Being two childminders working together guarantee the parents of the children in our care a highly reliable service. We offer you a home from home for your child, where to learn, play and thrive happily.
We have level 3 Early Years Practitoner qualification and thus we have had to work for two years in a nursery to get our qualifications.
Marta has a degree in English and Carmen has an Advanced Certificate
We are a level 3 Early Years Practitioner
Childminder Brent Training
Paediatric First Aid Training
Channel General Awareness and Preventing FGM training
Food Handling training
Ofsted approved, Pacey, ICO and DBS registered
We are members of the Children Come First Quality Assured Child-minding network.
|Last Updated: 07/04/2020|
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
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We chose Carmen and Marta for our daughter because of the warmth that we immediately felt as soon as we met them. Not only are they incredibly professional, with regular reports and assessments via the Kinderly app, but they are incredibly loving women who nurture and educate our daughter.
We love the size of the setting, two childminders and 6 children, to us, is the perfect combination. Big enough for our daughter to socialise and have friends of all ages, but small enough that she is known incredibly well.
Carmen and Marta organise fantastic activities each day. Activities in the setting include painting, sticking, cutting, play doh, water play, muddy kitchen, loads of toys, themed activities eg for world book day, Halloween, Christmas, they even helped make pancakes on shrove Tuesday. They celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, divali, Australia Day, Earth day etc etc. Recently, they were lucky enough to ‘grow’ caterpillars and watch them turn into butterflies.
Important to us, is the children are out most days, they go to the park, the greengrocers etc and are so well-trained to walk safely. We didn’t have to teach our daughter safety, she knows she has to hold the pram or our hands when crossing the road as they have instilled this in her.
They are fantastic at mixed age groups. Our daughter started at 10 months and adored watching the older kids with their activities whilst she did age appropriate tasks. Now she is one of the older ones and helps the little ones or is taught to gently play or share with them.
We thoroughly recommend Carmen and Marta. In fact, we think they are so great we have signed our (as yet unborn) son up to start with them in a year’s time!
Our daughter could not be in better hands.
Our two-year-old daughter has been going there since she was 10 months old. She loves loves loves them! And we do too! Carmen and Marta give our daughter affection and love, and teach her so many things, like recently putting on her coat by herself!
Carmen and Marta have perfectly accompanied our daughter in all areas of her development, emotional, motor, sensory, language, cognitive, social, and physical.
The kids do lots of great creative and educational activities (drawing, painting, textures, stories, crafts, shapes, colours, every day there’s something new); and they do outdoor activities every day (weather permitting). Our daughter learns, plays, laughs, has fun with friends, discovers nature, all this in a safe, secure, joyful and loving environment.
We chat with Carmen and Marta every morning when we drop our daughter off, every evening when we pick her up. During the day, we receive great photos. If we have any questions, they are always very available, and they always keep us informed if our daughter has fever for instance.
We will remember for the rest of our lives the first day we left our daughter. We felt a sadness that we had never felt before. After a few days, we felt light as a feather knowing she was in such a loving and caring environment.
We recommend them highly and without reservation.
Johanna & Catlyne
Our son has been going to Marta and Carmens for over 2 years and loves going. They keep the kids entertained with lovely creative and educational activities. It’s more than just a childminders as they make it feel like an extended family!
They have been really helpful and have been able accommodate any extra requests like one off drop offs to our home while I was heavily pregnant.
Would highly recommend!
My child has been attending the setting run by Marta and Carmen for a year now and he absolutely loves it. He looks forward to his day with them. Both Marta and Carmen are accommodating and look after him and other children with love and care.
Our son has been with Carmen and Marta now for 9 months and we could not be happier. From when he started, the day before he turned one, Carmen and Marta completely put me at ease and made the transition back to work so much easier.
The care and love they give the children is clear to see and the creative work they do with them is fantastic and far beyond anything I could even think about doing. They plan the activities and outings around the calender year for example Chinese New year, valentine's day, easter etc.
We get regular updates throughout the day and are kept up to date of his development via kinderly (a specialist childcare app). They really have a special environment whereby the children get individual attention but in a setting with a number of others so that they learn social interaction from a young age.
Our son is always saying the names of his buddies at Carmen and Marta's house and wants to play with them even on weekends which highlights to us how happy he is in their care.
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