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Childminder in KENLEY

Babysitter in KENLEY

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 15 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Full Driving Licence
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Own Car
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Marisa Smith and i am a registered childminder. I have three children ages 19, 12 and 9 years. We live just a walk away from both Kenley and Purley train stations and on the 407 bus route. I live in a terrace house with a kitchen, diner and living room which is where the children will be based. I have a nice size garden which the children have daily access to.

I offer a safe and caring home with lots of fun activities for the children to take part in including; arts and crafts, Playdoh, baking, music time, numeracy and literacy activities and indoor and outdoor play.
I attend daily Stay & Plays, Libraries, Farms, Walks, Park trips, Theme parks and many more...

I offer -
Full time and part time childcare between the hours of 7.30am - 6pm (I can be flexible)
Nursery pick ups and drop offs
Breakfast / school drop offs / after school collections from The Hayes primary school.
Mid morning snacks of fruit/biscuits
Lunch - healthy sandwich, pasta, wraps etc..
Dinner - home cooked fresh meals with vegetables.

I am paediatric first aid trained, DBS checked and i hold public liability insurance. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). I am part of the PACEY Quality Assurance Network and i will be inspected by Ofsted every 3 years.

My Experience

My Childcare experience is being a mum to my three children. In the past i ran a very successful Thursday playgroup in Purley, i was known for my fun song time which i have now taken on in another local group.

For the past 6 years i was working full time as a Team leader for the Prince's Trust. I supported young people from vast diverse backgrounds back into education/ employment. I am highly trained in dealing with mental health, young people on the autistic spectrum and other disabilities whether it's mild or severe.

My Qualifications

Childminding Introduction Programme (CHIP) obtained by Surrey County Council

Working together to Safeguard Children (Introduction) obtained by Surrey County Council

Safeguarding Level 3

Enhanced DBS check

Paediatric First Aid trained

Food Hygiene Level 3

Teacher PGCE

My Availability

I currently have vacancies for 0-5 years
I currently have vacancies for before and after school
School holiday cover 7.30am - 6pm all ages

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/10/2021

My Fees

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

Childminding £7 per hour (sibling rates are available, depending on hours that are required)
If statutory public holidays fall within contracted days a full fee is required.

Childminders holiday/ occasional day off = No Fee

Childminders sickness = No Fee

Parent / Guardian holiday = Full Fee

Child Sickness = Full Fee

Pick up and Drop Off = The Hayes school

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 29/03/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Marisa. 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.

Our son has only been under Marisa’s care since September 2021 but even by day one he loved her!
I was quite nervous about him starting reception and going to a new childcare setting following the year of changes we’ve all had as a result of Covid and because he definitely is the BOI in boisterous! However Marisa completely put my mind at rest on our first meeting. I have complete trust and respect in her, and I know her values follow what we do at home. And if she can she will help in anyway.
Our son is so at home when he goes to Marisa, kicks he’s shoes off at the door and disappears in to claim the remote without so much as a goodbye to us!! That puts me at ease though because I know it means he is happy. And that’s not to mention how exciting it is that he gets to travel to and from school on the ‘Party Bus’!! My car is now “so boring”!
I couldn’t recommend Marisa enough! She’s a gem.

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by Avatar for KerC KerC about Avatar for Marisa Marisa on 27/10/2021

My daughter started with Marisa in October 2020. Most of her time with Marisa has been through lockdown but she is always out and about with the kids and trying to make each day fun regardless of the current situation. Marisa has been understanding to situations I have had with work with furlough etc and has been flexible and amenable.

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by Avatar for fayelou8 fayelou8 about Avatar for Marisa Marisa on 19/03/2021

Marisa has looked after my 3 boys over the last 18m/2yrs. I have 2 primary school age boys who she provided wrap around care for and she looked after my pre-schooler from 18m. I was always comfortable leaving them in her care and she had a group of local childminders and they would do activities and days out together so it was nice that the little ones had a peer group of friends. They did fun activities and lots of walks.

Marisa is well known and liked at the school so the kids felt comfortable with her. My kids enjoyed spending time with her children and her other mindee's.

I appreciated the flexibility she provided and she was happy to provide babysitting for a much needed night out with my husband.

I thoroughly recommend Marisa as a professional, trusted childminder. She is also a lot of fun and bubbly and warm.

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by Avatar for annaleig annaleig about Avatar for Marisa Marisa on 28/07/2020

My son has been looked after by Marisa sine he was 11months old & he loves her. I was able to return to work knowing my son was in a safe, comfortable & caring environment. He happy every day when I drop him off & as a working parent it’s so comforting to know my child feels safe in Marisa’s care.

Marisa always has things planned & I look forwarding to hearing what adventure he's had. I also get pictures of the fun he’s having. He has made lots of friends & his development has been fantastic. #

Personally I feel that me as a parent & Marisa as my childcare provider have to work as a team. Which I feel we do really well. If I start to implement things at home & speak with her she will do her very best to continue that within her setting. And I do the same. I feel it really does help my son.

Marisa has 3 children of her own who I have to absolutely praise. My son loves playing with them & is so happy to be around them.

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by Avatar for TyLay89 TyLay89 about Avatar for Marisa Marisa on 08/07/2020

Marisa looked after my son once a week for approx. 6 months. Throughout that time I always felt comfortable that he was not only well cared for but also having fun in a stimulating environment. The amount of activities and places Marisa took my son to always use to impress me and I liked knowing he was getting out and about and doing different things.
Marisa was understanding and sensitive to the fact I sometimes found it difficult to leave my son all day, especially in the beginning, and would call me to reassure me and send me photos throughout the day. I found this really comforting.
I wouldn't hesitate to call Marisa if my personal circumstances change and I need childcare again in future.

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by Avatar for MrsRoff MrsRoff about Avatar for Marisa Marisa on 24/06/2020

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