Current vacancies Hi I am an Ofsted Registered Child minder and member of PACEY. I live with my husband, our two lovely boys aged 12and 11.
Our house is situated in a quiet residential road with ample parking. Our home is homely, warm and spacious with a very large private and secure garden.
I have a variety of toys/resources for in door and out door play/activities which I rotate regularly to ensure children's needs and interests are met. I have a great understanding of the EYFS.
I provide home cooked nutritious foods that can be adapted to suit specialist diets. fresh water is available throughout the day.
I have undertaken Local Authority Child minder Training, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid Training, Childcare and Early learning Level 3 as well as completing a SEN and Autism awareness diploma. I have PACEY Public Liability Insurance. I have experience of our son needing speech therapy.
My previous experience is over 20 years working in residential care working from care assistant to Manager and more recently as a Compliance Officer.
I was also a Parent Gov at my son's school and until recently was the longest standing member of the Governing body for 8 years.
I have local authority child minder training, I have undertaken a Childcare and early year learning Level 3. I have an NVQ Level 4 in HSC
I have full and part time vacancies. I can do drop offs and collections from my childrens school Wellington Primary Hounslow.
|Last Updated: 10/01/2020|
- Babysitting from £7.00 per hour
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
£6.00 per hour Sibling rates
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- Reference: Ofsted Inspection (added 30/04/2018)
- First Aid Certificate (added 27/01/2017)
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Penny has been looking after my son for the last four years.
She is extremely caring and goes the extra mile to ensure that my son is happy.
Initially my son was going to her for two to three days a week and now he is at school she has him after school. Penny provides my son with a lovely tea each evening which is healthy and nutritious.
Each day I am provided with feedback , letting me know how he has been.
This is invaluable as my son has autism and can’t always express himself .
There is a very large garden which is great for the children too.
I would recommend Penny to all parents as she is absolutely fantastic.
Response by Penny R on 31/07/2020:
Thank you 🥰
Penny is truly amazing. She has made huge progress with my son during the past year and he's now ready to move to school. It's been the perfect setting for my son. Penny not only has a welcoming environment but it is a safe, happy and fun setting for a child to grow and develop at their own pace. She understands individual's needs and strength and builds on that. She is very reassuring and takes great care of the children's physical, emotional and psychological development.
She is professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. My son has developed into a well rounded 4 years old under her care, love and attention. He understands boundaries and consequences. My son hit so many milestones with Penny. That's because she is truly caring and a safe place for him. She completely toilet trained him within a week! A boy who was reluctant to even sit on the toilet! She has transformed his life and ours too as it's a delight to see him growing so well and being so confident. My son will be starting school in September and my only sore point is that we will miss Penny so much.
I highly recommend Penny for anyone who is looking for an amazing childminder.
Response by Penny R on 31/07/2020:
Thank you 🥰
My 3.5 years old son has flourished since going to Penny. He has developed wonderful friendships, his communication skills have improved massively, his confidence has grown, his eating issues have disappeared, he is happy and therefore his behaviour is better than ever. And this is not by chance, it is only due to the hard work, dedication, compassion and understanding that Penny and her assistant have taken the time to give to my son.
Penny has created a warm, nurturing, safe and genuinely loving environment in which my son has blossomed. She is engaging, creates a love for exploring and a thirst for learning whilst playing and having fun. Penny is unique in her style and my son bounces to go to her home every day. Her quality and standards are very high; she provides positive feedbacks throughout the day with pictures and notes to update me on how my son is doing. She deals with any issues on the spot, promptly and reassuringly and uses age appropriate systems to ensure that he learns and understands if he has misbehaved for e.g. she has a fantastic thinking mat where he can go and sit for a minute to think about his actions if he misbehaves, after which he gets a cuddle from Penny and continues for the day.
She gives her full attention to him. She provides a very nurturing environment where manners, courtesy and respect are highly valued and consistently encouraged. Penny has high expectations of the children's behaviour which in turn helps my son with behaving really well as he responds very well with the positive praise that she constantly gives him.
Penny goes the extra mile in the things she does which is what makes her outstanding. For e.g. my son never ate a morsel of food nor drank a sip of water in his previous care setting which he attended for almost a year. When he started at Penny, she took her time, patience and used her expertise to encourage him to eat and drink. She positively motivated him to sit on the table with his peers to eat and drink which he now does with no issues. As he’s eating and drinking throughout the day, his behaviour has dramatically changed to the better as he’s no longer hungry and grumpy. The day he started eating and drinking, she cheered louder than me. She celebrates every milestone with so much praise and affection. She skilfully uses the opportunities at mealtimes to promote the understanding of the food he is eating which is brilliant as he is motivated to eat well.
She makes everything meaningful; she takes comments on board, asks questions and makes necessary changes to ensure the best interest of my child, for e.g. my son has a passion for books and she got some extra lovely books he can enjoy and captures his imagination and is exciting for him. She encourages literacy as she sits and reads with him for e.g. she will role play with number blocks and alphabets cards and encourage him to recognise them which he thoroughly enjoys.
My son speech and understanding skills have come in leaps and bounds since going to Penny. She places focus on his language skills for e.g she introduces new words and concept at every opportunity which my son loves, retains and repeats. She waits and gives him ample time to talk about his thoughts and ideas which motivates him to speak and understand better. He eagerly and easily talk about why and what.
When it comes to learning, Penny is giving my son experiences that are rich, varied and imaginative. For e.g. she makes sure that the activities that are provided are a mixture of adult-led activities and experiences where my son can lead his own play and explore his own ideas. She encourages my son to be independent in the things that he does such as choosing the toys, books, sharing nicely, taking turns, washing hands, using the toilet, tidying up and taking his food and drinks by himself. She encourages positive attitude to playing and exploring, active learning, and creating. For e.g. he will happily tidy away the toys he played with before moving to the next activity which is only because of her interesting systems of encouragement. She is has been skilfully resourceful in teaching him how to take turn and share with his peers. She encourages a high focus on the natural world for e.g. when a butterly comes into the garden, they observe the colours, wings and chase after it happily. For e.g. she also grows butterflies to encourage keen interest in the nature so the kids can observe the life cycle and how they change.
Penny has access to a large private garden which has been carefully designed with child friendly spaces, which encourages my son to be creative as it holds a lot outdoor toys, a spot for fruits and vegetables growing, water play, which is great for his motor skills and enhances his daily experience with her. Furthermore, she has been a big influence on his learning and development, every day I am amazed and look forward to hear on how well my son is doing. Penny and her assistant are a well-equipped and well-resourced team. They are meticulous in their planning in how to boost his daily experience, which means my son is gaining valuable skills in his early year’s foundation which is so important in preparing him for his school career ahead. She's conscious of his health and safety for e.g. she always ensure that he wears a hat and has suncream on when out playing in the garden to protect him from the exposure of the sun and ensures he gets plenty of fluid so he doesn't get dehydrated. My son gets many worthwhile opportunities to develop and challenge his excellent physical skills. For example, he confidently jumps with both feet now which he couldn't do before and move imaginatively around the garden and plays on the various outdoor toys which helps him.
From a pastoral perspective, Penny has made my son confident and secure and has formed a strong emotional attachment as she treats him as an individual and adapts the activities he does according to his needs. This in turn means he behaves well towards his peers and show care and concern to others for e.g. at home he's now very loving and affectionate with his younger sibling.
Penny provides so much more than a warm and comfortable environment. She is reliable, understanding, knowledgeable, experienced and most of all my son has thrived with her as she has given him a high quality of care for his wellbeing. My son has made a huge rate of progress. Most important of everything, she doesn’t stop trying, which is priceless to me as a parent. I highly recommend her to anyone. She's a joy to behold and cherish.
Response by Penny R on 16/07/2019:
Thank you xx
She pick up my son from school and takes care of him very well. she also update us regarding his activities.
Response by Penny R on 25/10/2017:
Penny is a lovely women who has been looking after my son for about 6 weeks. Every time he is with her he comes home with something he has made and she always keeps me up to speed with what he is doing during the day with pictures .
She makes a conscious effort to meet his special needs and seeks out activities that will aid his development.
I would wholeheartedly recommend her to other parents.
Response by Penny R on 12/03/2017:
Thank you x
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