5 stars (26)

Childminder in Mill hill

Babysitter in Mill hill

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2015 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 22 Jun 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am a Montessori Nursery Nurse and registered with Ofsted as a childminder.
As a Montessori Childminder I offer a high quality structured educational day for the children from ages
6 months to 5 years old.
I have over 30 years experience in childcare and become a mother at the age of 20 years old.
I have 6 grown up children and 5 of my children live away from home and my 6th child Lily-Rose lives with me and also works with me within our beautiful home based Nursery setting located in Mill Hill.
Lily-Rose is 19 years old also a qualified Nurse Nurse and has gained her childcare qualifications through hard work and dedication by following in my foot steps and learnt her skills since the age of 11 years old when she would assist me to look after children as soon as she would arrive home from secondary school.
Looking after children is not like work to us because we both enjoy what we do and this reflects on the children in our care because they are all very happy.

We are both very passionate about looking after children and Lily-Rose has naturally learnt all my skills and talents in looking after children and making them happy and also feel at home.
We work in partnership together to support the parents within our local community and most of our work is generated from word of mouth from other satisfied parents.
I am also a grandmother and have 4 grandchildren ages between 3 years and and 8 years old.
I can provide childcare that is tailored to each parents individual needs.
I am very flexible in providing a quality childcare service that will assist parents.
I am a very good listener and will always support you as a parent so that you can always have peace of mind.
I am open from 7.30am-6.30pm
Breakfast and lunch and dinner provided including healthy snacks and fruit.
Milk and water and smoothies also provided.
All parents provide are pampers and wipes.
A beautiful home based childminding setting that promotes a home away from home based nursery environment.
A fun structured educational day that promotes the Early years foundation stage.
A daily report of your child's day and a modern assessment observation that I use which is Tapestry.
Tapestry is a modern way to read about your child's development so that you are up to date with your child's progress and you can also provide your child's primary teacher with all the details so that the teacher has a clear idea of your child's development stage too.
My main goal is to prepare your child with the transition from my home based nursery setting into a larger primary nursery school setting.
Qualified Nursery Nurse assistants who are DBS checked and first aid trained.Ofsted registration on display in reception area.
All staff DBS checked and first aid trained.
Child protection and safeguarding certificates of all staff.
Food hygiene certificate on display.
I take great pride in the childcare service that I offer parents because quality childcare is what I offer.
I promote a multi cultural environment for all the children in my care.
We celebrate all the diverse cultural holidays and encourage children to learn about the world through play.
A beautiful outdoor garden with plenty of fun outdoor activities.

My Experience

As a qualified Nursery Nurse will over 30 years experience in childcare I take great pride in what I do.
I have experience with twins and new born babies.
I go the extra mile at all times and will also help parents by tailoring childcare for your individual needs.
I am also first aid trained and also hold a food and hygiene certificate.
Meals are prepared on a daily basis.
Breakfast and lunch and dinner provided and inclusive of fees.
We provide Milk and water and smoothies too.
Plenty of fruit served each day and healthy snacks.
Children in my setting are also encouraged to be potty trained and I work in partnership with parents to reach this goal.
Before any child moves on they are potty trained and ready for primary school.

My Qualifications

NNEB,-Nursery Nurse qualification............NNEB
Montessori Training Certificate and member of Montessori Childminding Network Association.
City and Guilds certificate in 0-7 years in childcare.
PPA--Pre-school play group learning alliance certificate.
Child development certificate.
Nursery Management diploma.
Food and hygiene certificate.
Safe guarding certificate
First aid certificate.
EYFS certificate.
Paediatric first aid certificate
Safeguarding certifcate
Paediatric Anaphylaxis certificate
National Childminding Association certificate
Ofsted Registered Childminder certificate.

My Availability

Open from 7.30am-6.30pm
8am-1pm......Morning half day.
1pm-6pm.......Afternoon half day.

Term time childcare also provided and parents will have to pay half a month retainer fee so that the place can be kept for your child during the holiday break.

We will no longer be offering funding places from April 2018.

Full fees are due if a child is absent due to holiday or illness.

Full monthly payments are still paid during Christmas Holidays.
Payments are due all bank holidays.
Childcare vouchers and Tax -Free Childcare accepted for 4 /5 days attendance per week.

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/04/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

Day rate of 2 days per week...………..£75.00...................Ages 2-3
Day rate of 3 days per week.............£73.00.......................Ages 2-3
Day rate of 4 days per week..............£72.00......................Ages 2-3
Day rate of 5 days per week..............£70.00......................Ages 2-3
Babies 6 months to 23 months .........£85.00..................Childcare voucher accepted with minimum 4 days
Babies 3 months to 5 months............£90.00....................Childcare voucher accepted with minimum 4 days attendance.

We no longer provide babysitting services.

Non refundable registration and booking fee of £110.00 secures a place.
Consultation fee is 30 minutes and I use this time to tailor childcare for your individual needs.
I charge £10.00 for my time because my day is structured and if you accept the place £10.00 is deducted from the non refundable registration.
My consultation fee must be paid in advance before you attend your 30 minute appointment.
If you miss the booked appointment or are late on arrival I will not extend the time of the appointment because my day is structured.
The £10.00 consultation for tailoring your childcare for your individual needs must be paid online and payment confirmed before you attend your appointment.
I have reinforced this due to parents who have wasted my time in the past and I can no longer waste my time unnecessarily because my time is valuable due to the fact that I am contracted to provide a high standard of quality childcare.
I would appreciate if prospective parents read my profile including my profile plus information and my fee
structure and reviews before attending an appointment.
Morning half day 5 hour sessions from 8am-1pm for children ages 6 months to 23 months....£45.00.
Afternoon half day 5 hour sessions from 1pm-6pm for children ages 6 months to 23 months ...£45.00.
Children ages 2 years to 4 years half day sessions ..........£42.50p

Childcare vouchers also accepted for minimum attendance of 4 days per week.

I am here to support all working parents.

As a Mother who has raised 6 grown up children and also a very young Grandmother with 4 beautiful grandchildren I know first hand the importance of flexible and reliable childcare.
I am young and heart and healthy and fit and go to the gym on a regular basis and do kickboxing to stay extra fit.
I am a very friendly person and a good listener and will always assist you by offering you part time morning sessions or afternoon sessions.
Full time places are offered on a first come first serve basis.
Parents can also put their child's name on the waiting list.
I promote a multi cultural environment that is accepting of others regardless of colour or creed or disability.
I also promote an interfaith setting that celebrates diverse cultures.

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 05/02/2018)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 05/02/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 05/02/2018)

Reviews

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Handing our son over to Barbara and Cindy at 9mths old was so difficult at the beginning but after only a few short weeks our son doesn't even look back to us now when we drop him off because he loves them so much and is so excited everyday! It feels like we're just leaving him with a family member now and I never need to worry at work as I receive lots of lovely videos and photos to see what he's up to during the day. We feel very lucky to have found Auntie Barbara when we did! 😊

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by about Barbara on 14/06/2019

Our son has been with Barbara and Cindy since he was 9 months old. Since day one we were reassured with pictures, videos and reports from his day. He couldn’t be happier there and has learnt so much in 6 months. We genuinely feel like Barbara and Cindy adore him and he adores them. They are so flexible and there is no stress when I am running late from work (they even put him in his pjs for me!). He eats so well and as a result will eat absolutely anything and is not at all fussy with food. He’s 13 months and does so many activities every day and learns from the older babies. I honestly don’t think we could have found anyone better.

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by about Barbara on 12/06/2019

Barbara creates the kindest, happiest, environment in her home. My child happily goes to her when she’s dropped, smiling from ear to ear. I cannot recommend Barbara and her team enough, especially for younger infants who might be too small for nursery. They are such a thoughtful, compassionate and flexible bunch.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Barbara on 20/12/2018

I am so happy that we found Barbara and her team. My daughter learned a lot in very short time. When I leave her there I know she is fine, and I am not worried. Also, I receive pictures and videos every day, soooo good. My daughter is happy, which is the most important. Great people!

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by about Barbara on 13/12/2018

Barbara and Cindy have been an amazing addition to my son Tobias's life. Everyday he can't wqit to push us out of the door so he can get on and play. I love getting the videos and photos everyday to let me know how he is getting on.

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by about Barbara on 10/12/2018

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