Hello, my name is Chandrika Vaghela. I am Ofsted registered childminder, living with my husband who is my assistant and three older children.
I am a qualified paediatric first-aider who has worked voluntary with another childminder for an extended period of time to gain more experience. I thrive to provide an outstanding service that meets the needs of parents as well as setting out a safe, caring and loving learning environment for the children.
The environment is a very stimulating area with various activities for different children along with a local park minutes away from my home.
I always follow the guidelines set out by OFSTED and EYFS for a safe environment and I am insured my PACEY.
I have 26 years of experience working with an established childminder. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with her. Through this experience I have learned a lot about childcare that was only backed up further when I became a certified childminder.
I have worked with many children and parents thereafter and have gained my own experience of working in my own area. I know where the local parks are and what time is the best time to take the children. I know what routes are best to pick up the children from their respective school and I know the people who live in this area very well so I can say it is a safe neighborhood.
Lastly as this is my main priority I stay up to date with the latest advances in childcare and with the developments in the childcare community.
Fully OFSTED registered
Pediatric First-Aid Trained (always keeping updated with latest developments)
All resident of the household are DBS checked
Public Liability Covered
I am available all year round and I am available from 7:00 - 19:00
I will give a notice 3 weeks prior to taking holidays so that will give adequate time for the parent to find a replacement for a period of time.
Currently, I have a vacancy for a child under 1-year-old
1 under 1 y/o
3 aged 1-5 y/o
6 over 5 y/o
|Last Updated: 02/01/2019|
- Babysitting from £8.50 per hour
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/12/2017)
- DBS Check (added 04/12/2017)
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I have been updated on a daily basis on how my child’s day has been. Being a first time parent has been difficult and leaving my baby in the childminder has been very helpful for me to have a time for myself and for work. Playing with other kids help my child develop her interpersonal skills. She does not want to go home each time I pick her up. Safe to say that she is truly enjoying her stay. My baby and I are leaving with a heavy heart due to relocation. She will truly miss her friends and her other family.
I was looking for a good Chilminder for almost a month before I found Chandrika. I liked her from the first time I stepped into her house. I liked how clean her house was, how the playing area was organised and how you could see from the way she was talking that she really loves children and she really loves her job. My son is so happy with her. He’s development it’s amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better Chilminder. Her everyday commitment to this children and the memories they make in her settlement will be forever.
I can’t praise enough all her hard work.
We saw over 10 childminders before choosing Chandrika and by far the best choice we could have made.
We are first time parents and were very nervous to find the right person that would look after our son, but from that initial meeting we were reassured.
She's very professional, very careful and super attentive.
Her dedication is a statement of how much she adores kids.
Chandrika has been looking after our son since he was 8 months old and every morning he's super happy to jump on Chandrika's hands, it's amazing to see how much he's been developing.
Chandrika always keeps us updated with how baby has eaten and has behaved throughout the day. She also sends us pictures.
The small number of kids in Chandrika's care allow for the children to play and bond with each other and at the same time easier for her to keep a closed eye on all of them.
Chandrika takes the children to the local playground and they also do plenty of different activities, painting, dancing, singing, etc.
Worth mentioning that Chandrika's house is spottless and very welcoming, this was a major requirement for us. She also has a dedicated nursery room for them to play.
We are very happy and lucky to have found Chandrika and we can't thank her enough for all she's doing for our little one.
Very nice lady who take care of the child very well.Initially we were very stressed about getting a good childminder for our son but after meeting chandrika mam and her family,all our stress and tension went away.
My son was well adjusted with her and even learned so much from her.The environment is so caring and homely that kid feels as if he is at home with family. Unfortunately due to moving to a new place we had to leave Chandrika mam but our kid really miss you. Thanks mam for all the love and care you have given to our so.
You are the best!!!
I can just say if you are new parents and looking for a good ppl and place to handover your kid for sometime then this is the place :)
I was looking for a spacious, clean, lovely and stimulating environment for my precious, as he is very boisterous, adventurous and willing to explore. Then I found Chandrika, and I believe she is a gift to us. Her home is everything I prayed for. Leaving my precious in her care feels like leaving him with my big sister. I felt in love with her on our first meeting.
She is very principled, highly professional yet accessible, kindhearted and very understanding.
My son looks forward to going to Chandrika, and sometimes doesn't want to come back home.
The greatest quality I admire about Chandrika s service is that she is concerned about the quality of her services first and her fees come second. You are eager to pay for her services because you appreciate and love what she does with the children.
I also love how she and her husband work together. Sometimes her husband receives my son when I drop off. With the experience of raising their own three kids, I find Chandrika s husband an experienced dad and trained childminder. His presence in the home is very good and helpful for my baby because he's used to receiving care from both myself and his dad, and so Chandrika s care is just like home away from home.
My baby goes to the library and the park, does exercise with nursery rhymes, building block time, time to play with friends in the garden, time to go for a walk, etc.
Chandrika fills in where I'm lacking. And she lovingly accepts input, which is very important to me, and implements them and gives me feedback. I also get daily report on my baby's day, which is helpful in tracking so many things, including whether he is having regular bowel movements, whether he's eating well, and drinking lots of fluids, etc.
Yes, she cooks for them too. Although my son doesn't not enjoy cows milk, I love the fact that Chandrika offers it everyday, constantly, and he's gradually accepting it. I appreciate that.
Chandrika does everything she tells you she will do. She is simply the best!
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