I am a qualified Montessori Nursery Nurse Childminder and registered with Ofsted as a Childminder. I,am also a mother of six grown up children who live away from home independently and a proud young grandmother of 5 grandchildren ages from 4 months to 10 years old.
I am a very young at heart 54 year grandmother with over 30 years life experience of raising 6 of my own children who are all doing well and employed with great companies.
Raising my children to become leaders from a early age put each of them on a path to success and as a Mother this has been a great achievement for me which I continue to share and also instil within the children that I look after so that they will also have a mindset of leadership at a young age.
Dr Maria Montessori also used similar methods like myself by always giving the child the opportunity to lead and take charge about which activities the child wants to take part in or simply play or learn an educational activity they pick for themselves and by doing so a child grows up knowing that they can make decisions on their own and not follow the ground.
The play room is set up so that children can simply walk to the activity they want and take off the shelf or box and sit down on a matt or at their own designated chair and table and learn/work /play while I observe and then join in by asking the child a few questions etc.
The children are taught life skills such as polish their own cutlery plates and cups.
These life skills include laying their individual tables with cutlery during breakfast,snack,lunch and dinner etc.
Wiping the their tables after eating and wiping their tables and many more to long to list.
As a Montessori Nursery Nurse Childminder I have used my experience to combine the Early years foundation stage with Montessori teaching methods.
I take great pride in the high level of childcare that I offer working parents from Monday to Friday.
I employ 2 Nursery assistants that work on a rota shift and assist me on a daily basis.
I provide a fun educational structured day for the children in my care.
A daily report is sent out by text each day so parents know how their child spent their day.
I love looking after children and it makes me happy to see the development of each child over the years until they start primary school.
The wonderful thing is that I keep in touch with the parents of the children that have previously been looked after and it is such a joy to hear and see updates on a child's progress after they have left my setting.
Every child is a unique individual and it is my job to motivate each child and encourage them to learn through play.
Each child is taught to be independent and to make decisions of the learning activity that they wish to take part in on a daily basis.
Children are given the opportunity to learn basic life skills so that when they enter a large setting /school they are ready and prepared and confident.
As a qualified Montessori Nursery Nurse with over 30 years experience in childcare I take great pride in what I do.
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 a larger setting at primary school.
Montessori Nursery Nurse Childminder.
NNEB..........Nursery nurse Diploma.
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.
Paediatric first aid certificate
Paediatric Anaphylaxis certificate
National Childminding Association certificate
Ofsted Registered Childminder certificate.
Open from 7.30am-6.00pm..........Full Day.
8.00am-1.00pm.............................Morning half day.
1.00pm-6.00pm.............................Afternoon half day.
GRADUATION CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN WHEN THEY TURN 3 YEARS OLD.
A fun day for the 3 year old children to enjoy their party and say goodbye to the younger children.
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic we no longer accept children that attend other settings because we
have created a safe bubble.
PONY LESSONS INCLUSIVE OF MONTHLY FEES AT NO EXTRA COST.
RANGE ROVER AND BMW CONVERTIBLE SPORTS CAR REMOTE CONTROLLED CAR RIDES FOR CHILDREN TO DRIVE AND HAVE FUN.
KIDS YOGA AND DISCO DANCING ALL INCLUSIVE OF MONTHLY FEES.
Full fees are due if a child is absent due to holiday or illness.
Half months fees due for term time childcare so that your child's place is secured.
Full monthly payments MUST BE PAID during Christmas Holidays.
Payments are due on all bank holidays.
Term time childcare fees are charged during holidays which is half of months fees for retainer to hold the place for your child.
Full fees are still due if your child does not attend due to being on holiday or illness.
Childcare vouchers and Tax -Free Childcare accepted for 4 to 5 days days attendance per week.
We are registered with the government's free 15 hour and 30 hour scheme for 2 - 3 year old children.
|Last Updated: 02/07/2020|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
Day rate of 3 days per week.............£85.00.........reduced to £80.00.......Ages 2-3 years.
Day rate of 4 days per week..............£82.00........reduced to £78.00.........Ages 2-3 years
Day rate of 5 days per week..............£80.00........reduced to £75.00..........Ages 2-3 years
Day rate for under 2's year olds.
Babies 6 months-11 months .................3 days per week..............£90.50p
Children ages 12 months old .................3 days per week..............£88.50p
Children ages 18 months old..................3 days per week.............£85.00
Non refundable registration of £110.00 secures a place.
I would appreciate if prospective parents read my profile and reviews to find out more about the quality childcare that I offer.
Morning half day 5 hour sessions from 8.00am-1.00pm 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.
Half day sessions for 2-3 year old children..........................£42.50p.
Childcare vouchers accepted for minimum attendance of 4 days per week.
FREE FUNDED 15 HOURS AND 30 HOURS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR 2 -3 year olds.
Once your child turns 3 years old they will have a graduation celebration to prepare them for their next setting.
This is a special day for the older children (3 year olds ) to enjoy their graduation day and say goodbye to their friends.
Please bare in mind that funded childcare payments are paid in arrears and any shortfall due by a parent must always be paid a month in advance.
Funded daily daily rates below.
3 days per week.......£78.50......daily rate....2-3 years.
4 days per week......£76.50........daily rate....2-3 years.
5 days per week.....£75.50.........daily rate....2-3 years.
Children must attend a minimum of 3 full days or more.
Once your child's days are allocated they days can't be swapped.
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 5 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 with childcare tailored for your individual needs.
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 a setting that celebrates diverse cultures.
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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)
Below are the latest reviews for Barbara. 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.
We came from Asia with concerns over our new life in London with our two-year-old boy. Barbara and her team gave us full of relief and released ourselves from our anxiety through her full of love at her home. Our boy cannot speak English at all but Barbara and her team welcome him and has been supporting him to develop his senses/abilities from various perspectives. Our boy goes to the nursery with full of smile every day and we cannot thank enough to Barbara for her passion and love to children. Barbara nursery is truly the second home for our boy.
If I could give Barbara 10 stars I would! From the moment we met her up until our daughter of 21 months started has been amazing. The onboarding process was really smooth and she really made us and our daughter feel at home and like one of her own. The setting is great, clean, educational but most importantly the fashion in which her and her team cares for the children is amazing. Lastly to add her flexibility is a huge advantage for working parents as you feel no pressure to collect your child as you will with other nurseries. I can not thank her enough for all that she does but what I can say I HIGHLY recommend her and will forever be greatful to her and her team.
Our son started here when we recently moved to the area. From day 1 Barbara made us feel so at ease with looking after our son, which took the stress of the new move away knowing we had found her. We can’t quite believe how much development and skills our son has learnt whilst being there. Every day he comes home and is so excited to tell us about his amazing day and what he did. Barbara is also so flexible which is a massive stress when both parents work, and this has been taken away for us. We are so lucky to of found Barbara, she is a amazing! I would fully recommend her to look after any child without any hesitation!
She’s a massive part of our life’s
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! 😊
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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