My name is Helen Burch
I am 37 years of age and I am an enthusiastic and calm, Ofsted registered child minder, who is CRB enhanced checked. I have completed a level 3 Diploma in childcare and paediatric first aid qualification. I have been awarded a GOOD grading by Ofsted.
I live in a smoke free, clean, three bedroomed, semi-detached house owned by myself and my husband, in a quiet cul de sac in Tadworth. We have 2 little boys who are 4 and 7. The house is currently being renovated to provided a large room that is going to be just used for child minding which is well resourced with children's toys and equipment. The resources are rotated regularly and boast a wide range of age appropriate toys which children can select themselves, for example small world play, ICT toys, babies, various train tracks, car sets, kitchen, books, blocks, arts and craft materials and natural resources etc. There will also be a quite room which will be open plan with the kitchen, which leads onto a secure back garden. The garden contains a water wall, a trampoline, a go kart, ride on toys, scooters and bikes, a work bench and a toy shed which the children can access and also resources for gardening.
I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and provide a wide range of activities and experiences to ensure that all of the children enjoy their time at Pitter Patta while developing in all seven areas of the EYFS (Physical development, Personal, social and Emotional, Communication and Language, Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the world and Expressive Arts).
I aim to provide a home from home environment, warm, safe and fun atmosphere for children to enjoy their time in.
I am very polite, well mannered and well spoken with excellent childminding principles. I am keen on good quality nutritional food for my children, and any child I care for will get the same. I believe in an excellent environment with lots of outdoor play and fun activities with a safe cosy place for children to rest when tired. All this, combined with lots of love and encouragement, is the basis for great learning and a happy start in life. A typical day at Pitter Patta involves free play sessions, a morning outing to some wonderful groups or the park, soft play, the library etc. Followed by a rest or nap time in the afternoon.
During the school holidays we make the most of the memberships which I have such as National Trust places, RHS Wisley gardens, and the Magic Garden at Hampton court which we sometimes visit throughout the year also along with places such as Box Hill or Nonsuch Park. All of this is included in my fee's
I have a full clean driving Licence with insurance to cover me for business use, and public Liability Insurance.
I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in childcare. I was also awarded a dedication to learning award while undertaking my diploma
I CAN OFFER BOTH ALL YEAR ROUND CARE OR TERM TIME ONLY CONTRACT with no retainer fee charged.
I have previously worked in a finance company as a senior accounts specialist. Some of my duties included reconciliation of accounts, problem solving, ensuring urgent payments were paid on time, and general accounts duties.
Family is very important to me and I am very close to my own family.
I have much experience with children, specifically as a mother but also 5 years experience in child-minding ages ranging from 6 months to 5 years. I have references available below plus more which can be viewed at your visit to me.
Please ask for me to email you a copy of my welcome pack which gives a little more insight into the kind of care I offer.
I also offer a baby sitting service please contact me for further information.
Below are my Childcare related qualifications:
Completed level 3 childcare Diploma along side a dedication to learning award
Ofsted Certificate of Registration
Surrey County Council - Safeguarding Children Certificate
Surrey Paediatric First Aid Trained
Currently, my availability is Monday to Fridays and I have vacancies open.
I CAN PICK UP FROM TADWORTH SCHOOL. I CAN OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND CARE OR TERM TIME ONLY.
|Last Updated: 07/02/2020|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
This includes drinks, snacks and all outings (except farm visits and some soft plays)
I only ask parents to provide wipes, nappies and formula.
I do charge while a child is at preschool as I am unable to fill the space.
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.
Below are the latest reviews for Helen Burch. 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.
Helen is amazing. From the first day we met she intuitively interacted with our then 11 month old and I knew right then she was for us. Helen not only provides an incredibly warm and nurturing environment for the children in her care she is also incredibly diligent and organised. I always knew our son would be exceptionally well cared for when with her, allowing us as parents to go to work without worry. Helen provides a very stimulating setting for the children with activities set up daily to aid their development and trips out to interesting places. Our son would often say 'go Helen's house' when at home which says it all. We will always be grateful for her care and time looking after our son. Thank you Helen!
Our daughter has been with Helen for just over a year now and we couldn't be happier with Helen. Everyday they go out for an activity and the variety of places she takes the children just amazes me. She also does a mix of creative play as well, which I believe has helped so much with my daughter's development. Helen sends daily updates of what my daughter is getting up to, as well as weekly tracking of her development to the EYFS curriculum. I really feel that she does go above and beyond with what she does for the children and honestly we couldn't ask for more. Would highly recommend her.
My daughter has been with Helen since she was 11 months old. She settled in incredibly well and loves spending time with the other children in Helen’s care as well as with her two boys. She has only been with them a short time but has already learnt to hug other kids which is gorgeous to see. She adores all the activities that Helen provides - both at her home and out and about.
Helen provides an incredibly calm, loving and stimulating environment for Virginia. She is able to take part in developmental activities that I would struggle to expose her to now I am back at work. Plus lots that I have not done with her as well! She adored the Magic Garden at Hampton Court as she loves sand and water. She enjoys Rhyme Time and trips to all our lovely local parks.
She has settled into a very content and happy routine with Helen and naps better with her than she does at home! She increasingly looks forward to her days with Helen and the children which is wonderful to see. I look forward to watching her develop further under Helen’s care.
Helen is absolutely brilliant. My daughter has been with Helen now for a year and without Helen I don’t know how I would’ve been able to work and get by as a single mother. My daughter absolutely loves Helen and the other children she looks after and my daughter actually calls Helens children her brothers and sisters! Helen is extremely professional and has helped me in everything she does. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since being in Helens care and every time I pick her up she amazes me with what she’s been taught. In the year my daughter has been with Helen she has become such a loving and conscious child and I believe that is down to the way Helen looks after her. I would highly recommend Helen to anybody.
We needed full-time care since our daughter was 11 months old. She enjoyed being with Helen over the past two years and we feel that Helen’s setting was the best for our daughter during this time. We wanted her to be safe, stimulated and happy… we got a lot more! She loved spending time with Helen’s family and often refer to them as friends when she spoke about them at home.
We have been impressed by the great quality and variety of educational toys and books that Helen has available. We have seen really great progress in our daughter in terms of social interaction, speech, language, sharing with others, table manners, patience, communication, awareness of the world around her, recognising colours and shapes etc. As we are raising our daughter to be bilingual, Helen has been integral in laying a strong foundation in English for her.
While our daughter was pleased to see us at the end of the day she has never been desperate to go home and always arrives at Helen’s with a smile.
Helen has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. She is always kind, calm and patient with them. Helen is very good with teaching manners to all in her care and has been supportive of anything we felt needed addressing in our daughter's behaviour as she grew. It was great that Helen plans several activities on a weekly basis to expose the children to groups, activities and fun places like Hampton Court, various parks and playdates with friends made at groups. Helen attends the best groups in the area and manages the time around the sleep time and lunchtime very well.
Helen’s setting is clean and all activities are well organised. We received a daily diary entry about food, naps, nappies and highlights of the day. Helen also kept us updates daily via Whatsapp and weekly reports via Tapestry. This was very helpful and made us feel part of our daughter's daily activities and progress. Helen is very good at communicating with us and anything we needed to check or need assurance for have always been addressing in a professional and timely manner. It is very helpful that Helen accepts childcare vouchers from both our employers. Helen’s policies are always up to date and very clearly written.
We would recommend Helen to anyone who is concidering choosing a childminder as option, to care for their children. She is a wonderful and highly professional childcare provider in the area!
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