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5 stars (2)

Childminder in Orpington

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2015 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 06 Aug 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi there,
My name is Marie, We are Creative kids. My passion is stimulating the artistic flair in children. I am a cheerful lady with diverse knowledge in the visual arts. I believe in allowing children to express their creativity with skillful guidance . My priority is basing my activities around the EYFS Learning and Development areas. We are interested in understanding the world by visiting farms, forest schooling, galleries, museums, playground parks and the use of our own garden. We paint outdoors and indoors.
We have our own separate studio of painting, playing and learning.
I praise children to others when they have behaved as expected.
My expectations are realistic and flexible adjusted to the age, level of understanding, maturity and stage of development of the child.
We build self esteem, confidence, self-discipline and respect.
We are in a warm spacious and happy environment in the boarders of Crofton and locksbottom and ideally a walking distance to Orpington train station.

My Experience

My background is graphic designer and fine art. I decided to have a change of career and took childminding during the week days and my Arts during the weekends. My carriculum is extended to drawing skills tutorials and EYFS activities that will help your child reach their potential in all areas of development. Our name is Creative kids because we promote creative thinking and wholesome learning. We have a designated area for learning , playing and painting. Our home is warm and spacious. ideally 7-10 minutes walk to Orpington train station. We are located in Darrick Wood Road , near lots of great pre-schools and primary schools.

My Qualifications

I am a qualified Graduate , University of the Creative Arts.
BA Honours in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.
Ofsted inspected 2020
Ofsted Registered on the 2nd of August 2020.
DBS checked
Homebased Childminding at Home course
Paediatric first aid trained
Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety for Catering
Preventing Radicalisation & Extremism
Risk Assessment
Safeguarding for Children
My teen children and husband are DBS checked and approved.

My Availability

Monday - Friday school term time , holiday time and after school pick up from Schools nearby.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I am happy to discuss childcare vouchers and government funding with you.
All fees are invoiced before the due date and payment is made one month in advance.

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

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  • Utility Bill: Proof of Address (added 06/08/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 22/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/07/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Childminding course (added 22/07/2020)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 22/07/2020)
  • UK Passport (added 22/07/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid certificate (added 22/07/2020)


Below are the latest reviews for Marie. 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.

Marie is great with children and brings out their creativity. My children 9 and 12 love attending her classes, and Marie is extremely vested in the children's growth and development. She gives lots of encouragement and praise which has boosted their confidence in developing their interest in art.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Blessing about Marie on 31/07/2020

I have used Marie to engage my kids into art. My 12 year old has improved her technique a lot and has come to appreciate different artists. She now loves to doodle different things as well. My other kids, 8 and 7, are now much more keen when it comes to painting and creating treasures out of everyday rubbish. We have had full face mask, castles, rockets only to name just a few. Marie is very caring and invests into a child as a whole.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by bee27152 about Marie on 22/07/2020

Response by Marie on 22/07/2020:

Wow , thank you so much for your kind appreciation.

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