5 stars (1)

Childminder in Streatham Vale

Babysitter in Streatham Vale

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Male Non-smoker Member since Nov 2015 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 14 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered

About Me

My partner and I are both Ofsted registered child minders and have been involved in childcare totaling for over 15 years. I am British and my partner is polish. We have been rated Good by Ofsted. We have a young daughter who is 3 years old.

We offer a high quality service ensuring we care for your child’s personal and individual needs. Using The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as guidance we carefully plan the care and learning of your child. We perform regular observations, planning, progress reports, and keep you up to date on how your child develops.

Children are cared for in a clean, light and spacious home from home environment equipped with a wide range of toys and a lovely outdoor play area where they can take part in fun and creative activities. Our setting has been adapted to a nursery environment and children have access to a garden which is equipped with toys and play equipment. Children have access to a planting area, giving the opportunity for children to grow, pick and taste their own fruit and vegetables, learning about how they grow in the process.

We ensure that each child is treated equally and will create personal activities based around your child’s interests.

We value manners and respect towards each other highly in our setting and show children in our care the importance of this.

We provide a caring environment where standards are high, independence can be developed and where there is a wealth of learning opportunities both structured and flexible, to help children to achieve their goals, promote their self-esteem and reach their full potential.

We promote healthy eating by offering a diverse menu offering children healthy and nutritious meals that we are sure they will enjoy. We accommodate any children who have allergies or are vegetarian. We celebrate all cultures, festivals and traditions allowing children the chance to take part and enjoy the diversity that exists in our community.

We both hold valid pediatric first aid certificates, safeguarding children certificates, and many more which can be viewed on request. We are also DBS checked and regularly review our practice ensuring our service remains to a high quality.

We like to build good relationships with parents; we believe working effectively with parents has a positive impact on the child’s learning and development.

We welcome parents support in our children’s learning and parents are welcome to come and read to the children, talk about their jobs or participate when going out on trips.

We make use of our local library, play groups and have several parks nearby. We also plan special trips throughout the year to beaches, bowling, museums and theme parks such as Lego Land or Peppa Pig World. We continually think of new and fun ways to help inspire and encourage children's imaginations and overall development. We are always keen to new ideas and suggestions from parents for new activities, foods to eat and places to visit with the children.

We are situated on a quiet street in a residential area. On street parking is available. The nearest bus stop (60,118) is a minute walk away and train stations (Streatham common) and (Mitcham Eastfield) is a ten to fifteen minute walk away.

We offer school drop off and pick ups from with Granton primary school and Woodmansterne primary school.

My Experience

We both have been childminding for a total of over 15 years and believe our service is of a high quality. We both have Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Childcare and Education. We know how to correctly manage behavior and how to promote children’s independence and self-esteem. We believe every child is a unique with their own characteristics and temperament. We feel that children learn and develop best in caring and stimulating environment where their needs are met and are offered fun and sometimes challenging activities. We regularly review our practice, ensuring we continue to offer the best service as possible.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Childcare and Education,Pediatric First Aid, Level 3 Special educational needs, Safeguarding Children and many more.

My Availability

We understand that parents may work late, have odd hours, or work weekends. Even though we operate mainly Monday to Friday between 7am-6pm, we will try to accommodate and welcome all who need childcare, regardless the time.

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Last Updated: 25/07/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

£60 day rate
£10 per hour during weekdays
£10 per hour weekend babysitting

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

Reviews

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Although she was unable to fill the position i was looking for due to personal reasons. She messaged me as soon as she could to say sorry and give the reasons why she couldn't come for the interview. lovely lady :) x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Blue Bear on 02/04/2016


Response by Blue Bear on 04/04/2016:

Thank you so much for the review Darling, it means a lot :) x

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