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Childminder in London: Croydon

Babysitter in London: Croydon

5 stars

Female Member since Sep 2015 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 10 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Own Car
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Spaces available from August 2022

Hi Parents,
Welcome to Ross Road Childminders: I am the proud mother of 2 very sociable boys, aged 10 and 13 years old, whom I care for with my partner of 24 years at our home, located between Thornton Heath and South Norwood.

I offer a personal home from home family setting. As well as becoming a part on my family, your child’s happiness and wellbeing along with their development and safety is paramount. I believe in keeping a strong line of communication between myself and parents/carers. Your views and suggestions are taken seriously and I will do my utmost to help make you and your child feel comfortable and at home.

I organise a vast range of activities geared around your child’s individual interests and stage of development. I arrange daily trips out for exercise, trips out to classical music concerts, museums, parks, farms, themed stay and plays and forest school. We have planned sessions with other childminders to incorporate singing and dancing, baking, yoga, painting and messy play.
I would like you to be part of the fun so if you have any great ideas or suggestions, please share them with me!

I believe communication and understanding between Childminder and Parent to be of the utmost importance when it comes to caring for children. My intention is to ensure that both parent and child are comfortable, content and happy with the services I provide. My practices and policies adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which ensures that all the children in my care thrive, learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

Please feel free to contact me I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my setting or service. My home is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Thornton Heath and 15 minutes’ walk from Norwood Junction train stations. The bus routes within easy walking distance to my location are 196, 468, 250, 198, 130 and the 450. On-road parking outside my home is free.

My Experience

I have had seven years experience as a childminder.

My Qualifications

I have completed the Childminding course required to practice in Croydon, and have obtained the necessary First Aid, Safeguarding and Food and Hygiene certificates.

My partner and I have been DBS checked. I was graded as GOOD on my most recent inspection, October 2017.

My Availability

My service is available from Monday to Thursday between the hours 8am to 5pm.
Additional times outside of these hours are negotiable.
I am also available during term-time, half term and the summer holiday period.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/06/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.66 per hour
  • Babysitting from £14.00 per hour

My daily rate is £65 based on my core hours 8am - 5pm.

Additional hours
7am - 8am - £10 per hour
5pm - 6pm - £10 per hour

Short day - 9.15pm - 3pm - £45 - minimum two days per week.
Half day - 8am - 12.30 or 12.30 - 5pm - £35 - minimum two days per week.

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

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
20 October 2017

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Dinah. 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 looked at a number of childcare options for our daughter when she was 13 months, but knew from the first moment we met Dinah that she would be perfect for us.

Maya absolutely loves her days spent with DInah and is made to feel like part of the family when she is there. Dinah has always been professional, caring and flexible with Maya's, and our needs.

They attend a real variety or activities, often to places that we don't visit which is great for Maya and has really helped develop her confidence and independence. We can't recommend her enough!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Sally Sally about Avatar for Dinah Dinah on 20/02/2019

Dinah has been a wonderful carer for our son for the last year and a half. She is attentive, kind and affectionate, and she and her lovely family quickly became our son’s favourite people in the world.

Dinah runs a really varied curriculum, with lots of days out, activities and interaction with other children and carers. Our son particularly enjoyed attending musical bumps classes and their trips to the Horniman Museum. Dinah made sure that we had daily updates on his activities and progress, and had regular conversations about his progress against the early years framework.

We wouldn’t hesitate recommending Dinah to anyone. She is an excellent childcare provider.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
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  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for BeccaF BeccaF about Avatar for Dinah Dinah on 11/09/2018

Dinah is brilliant. She looked after my son from age 1 - 3 and he thinks the world of her. Where should I start? Her cooking is exceptional - tasty and healthy. She has a wide range of activities and trips out - she really knows how to educate and entertain those in her care. Her feedback was not only an insight into his progress and what he'd done during the day but also reflects the affection that Dinah shows.

My son has made some lovely friendships with Dinah and those in her care, and anyone choosing her as a childcare provider will realise that their child is getting the best care possible.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Dinah Dinah on 07/09/2018

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