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Childminder in Croydon

Babysitter in Croydon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2015 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 10 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello parents, I really hope that you are all well and in good health, it really has been a very challenging time for us all, isolation, unable to see our nearest and dearest, illness, loss, working from home, home schooling, unable to work or socialise, losing our jobs, struggling to pay our bills, shopping, so many challenges , we have all been doing our utmost to keep our families, ourselves as healthy and sane as we possibly can, we really have had the most challenging times of our lives.

A bit about me and my family, I have three girls and two boys, well actually they are all grown men and women, although I still see them as my babies, there ages range from 36-22, my eldest is an English teacher, my second is married and works in the city with his wife, they have blessed me with my beautiful grandson, with another on the way, my third child lives and works in Denmark and will be embarking on his masters degree in September 2020 where he will be studying Clinical Nutrition, my third child graduated last year in Italian and Spanish and also works in the city, my youngest has just graduated in Psychology and is also doing her master’s degree in Psychology in September 2020.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for the past 5 years, prior to that I worked in retail banking for the past 17 years. I live in a 4-bedroom house with a secure garden, that is within a 17 minute walk to West Croydon station, a 5 minute walk to Croydon University Hospital (formally known as Mayday Hospital),and a 12 min walk to Thornton Heath bus garage. I have a full, clean driving license.

I truly believe that given the right support and guidance all children have the potential to succeed in life regardless of ability, gender, race, religion or background. As a parent I know how hard it is finding the right childcare provider. I also know as a parent I would want my child to be with a someone that is able to give my child lots of love and support, which in turn will enable them to flourish, feel confident and grow. It is important that your child is in an environment where they are happy and it can be seen as a relaxed home away from home. I promote positive behaviour and encourage children to share and socialize regardless of location, whether in my setting or visiting a library or a park.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’, and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. I keep myself up to date with all current legislations and attend all my local training. I am a loving, caring and reliable person and I love seeing children develop and grow to their full potential.

The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child. Your child will mostly be taught through games and play. The areas of learning are:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
• literacy
• mathematics
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design

Partnership-working and observation is a requirement, this will enable me to plan for your child’s development. This in turn will enable us to plan your child’s next steps to school readiness. I am a member of Pacey, Croydon Childminding Association, childcare.co.uk and Kindle learn.

My Qualifications

I have completed all the necessary training to become a childminder and I am Ofsted Registered. My training includes:
• Level 1 in Safeguarding Food Safety and Hygiene certificate
• Level 1 & 2 certificate in Childcare with aspects of Level 3 included.
• Early Years Intervention certificate
• Up-to-date DBS checks
• SENO training
• Paediatric First Aid

My E-learning courses are as follows:
• Child Sexual Exploitation levels 1 and 2
• Data Protection Act Certificate
• E-Safety – Risks to children
• Equality and Diversity
• Safeguarding Children
• Substance Misuse
• Channel General Awareness (preventing radicalisation in young people)
• Common Inspection Framework, British Values and the Prevent Duty

My Availability

My current availability is from 6.30am - 6:30pm Monday to Friday. However, earlier starts and later finishes would also be considered, as would some weekends depending on your needs and requirements.

The school I currently pick up from is Kingsley Primary School

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

My fees are competitive and are based on your individual needs and requirements.
If you are looking for quality care in a loving and caring environment please do not hesitate to contact me.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Bright Beginnings. 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.

My two children attended Bright Beginnings on a full time basis for over a year. In this time, the development I saw for both of them was outstanding. My youngest learnt walk after spending time with Sevka, and my eldest has progressed immensely; she has learnt her colours, numbers and letters. Just to name a few things! Sevka offers 1 to 1 and personalised care for each child. My children loved being with Sevka and I noticed dramatic increase in both of their developments. Sevka is an outstanding childminder and I'm very glad that I found you!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Bright Beginnings on 29/05/2019

My son’s time with Sevka has been outstanding. My son has been able to learn how to spell and write his name, letters and numbers, along with being able to recite his shapes and letters with the help of Sevka. Sevka makes sure she spends one to one time with my son to ensure he gets the best start before starting primary school in September.

Prior to my son starting at Bright Beginnings with Sevka, he was still in nappies; however, three weeks into being at Sevka’s my son was fully toilet trained and no longer needed to wear nappies. With the help of Sevka, my son made more progress in a few weeks than he did for some months at nursery. As the nursery was not taking the time to allow my son to transition from nappies to pants (as they have other children that they also need to work with), my son was getting less one to one time which had a negative impact on how quickly he was progressing.

I’ve definitely seen a difference in my sons’ behaviour in regard to listening skills and sharing toys with others since he started going to Bright Beginnings, as Sevka takes the time to teach my son the importance of sharing and treating others with respect and manners. From the very beginning of my son starting at Sevka’s, I noticed a huge difference in his mannerisms, behaviour and literacy skills which has totally blown me away because he’s learnt more being with Sevka than being in a nursery setting as he’s able to get more of a one to one approach, unlike a nursery where staff have to manage 5 children at once. I feel that he has benefited more at Sevka’s than at nursery and my son is now able to take what he’s learnt from Sevka and apply it at nursery which is amazing.

I would definitely recommend Sevka as a childminder as her service is exceptional and I’m very glad that my son has had the opportunity to be in her setting as he loves it very much and is always excited to go to the childminders over the nursery. This brings so much joy to me as my son is very picky with who he goes to, but he loves to go to Sevka’s all the time and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her if you are looking for a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Bright Beginnings on 28/02/2019

My children bonded with Sevka from the very first day. She would bring them to school in the morning, pick them up after school and look after them in the evening. She has a very varied range of wonderful toys and activities so it comes as no surprise that they couldn't wait to go back the next day! She was very understanding of my situation and her setting was always very clean and well-kept - I felt very comfortable with my children being there. I'm so happy to have found her and I know that my kids will miss her as they've just started school full-time - she will forever be their auntie Sevka!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Bright Beginnings on 05/09/2018

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