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Cookie Maison

Childminder in Old Coulsdon

Babysitter in Old Coulsdon

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Female Member since Feb 2011 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 24 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi my name is Donna , we have a fantastic unique wooden cabin in the back garden which is 40 square metres.
The cabin gives the children loads of space to play and explore. The cabin is cosy and designed to provide a bright, safe and stimulating environment which encourges children to explore there surroundings with laughter and ease. All the toys are with in easy reach, for little hands. The floor is soft and colourful, the big windows look out into the garden, there is a sensory giant bubble tube, and a much more. The cabin is double glazed, heated, has a kitchen area, and a toilet. The secluded garden has rubber non slip decking outside the cabin with a large soft artifical lawn , so it useable all year round. In the garden we have large colourful toys, slides, cars,scooters and a wooden play house.

I have a well reckonised child care qualifications which is my NVQ level 3 in Childcare & Development, I am part of the Children Come First Network which is run by Croydon Council. I follow the EYFS framework for children under five in my care. I work with 2 assistants , we are all DBS checked and all first aid trained.

There is always three of working together in the cabin so small children do not have to come on school runs and sleeping babies are not woken up to come on school runs either.
We provide breakfast, snacks and dinner. Parents or carers need to provide a lunch for their child. Unfortunately we do not cater for the vegan diet.
We go out most days to Happy Valley for a walk with our family dog, this gives the child a chance to explore our beautiful country side. Or to the stables to see our horses.

We care for children from 12 months upwards. I collect from Keston school and keston nursery at 3pm.

To ensure children settle properly with us they need to attend for a minimum of two days a week both of which need to be at least 7 hours each day.

I have a full clean driving license. We are CRB checked. Insured with the PACEY

We have a wonderful family cat called purdy and a family dog called Coco.

So if you would like to come and see were all the fun is give me a call.

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My Experience

I have been childminding for since 2006. I have lots of experience of working with children from 4 months upwards. I have references avaliable upon request. I have experience of caring for children who have English as their second language.

My Qualifications

Awarded Outstanding in Jan 2011, NVQ level 3 in Childcare & Development, first aid, food hygine, Safeguarding Children

My Availability

Full and part time spaces avaliable
Opening hours are 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday
Friday 7.30am - 4 pm be
Children need to attend our setting at least 2 days per week. Unfortunately we cannot offer 1 day per week.
I only collect from Keston school
& nursery at 3pm.
I do not do lunch time collections.

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Overnight no no no no yes no no
Last Updated: 18/02/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.80 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

These can be discussed when you come and see the cabin, everything is included in my fees except nappies and my fees are very reasonable. Also I offer a relevant amount of settling in for free prior to the start of the contract to help eleviate seperation stress often felt by parents at this time.
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My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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14 November 2019
21 March 2016 - Good
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My son Luca goes to Cookie Maison full time. Donna, Louise and Emma are just fantastic. My son comes back home happy and only after 3 weeks of attending he is always happy when we drop him. I feel very comfortable leaving him there and I would not trust anyone else at the moment to leave my son with as much as I trust Donna and her team. They go above and beyond to keep the children happy! Thank you, Cookie Maison!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for AnaMaria AnaMaria about Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 09/10/2020

Donna is a fantastic childminder. My three old absolutely loves his time there. Every time I pick him up he’s beaming from ear to ear - that speaks volumes.

Donna is extremely experienced and has a wealth of knowledge in childcare. The cabin and the surrounding area offers a great open space for the children to play. Having the artificial grass means they can play outside whatever the weather.

She has also been very accommodating during a difficult time. I whole heartedly recommend Donna.

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

by Avatar for Jomo Jomo about Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 30/04/2019

Donna looked after my son A from the age of 11 months to the age of 2 years, 2 months, for 2 to 3 days a week. There are so many good things I could say about Donna's facility and her care - but the most important one for me as a parent is that I was always 100% sure that A was well cared for and happy. I never had any doubts.
Donna is really switched on, completely professional, very knowledgeable but also very loving towards the children in her care and really cares about them. The size of her facility, with assistants who can stay at the cabin, also means that the younger children don't have to go on school runs and can follow their usual nap schedule, something that was very good for A as he was a very big sleeper!
The cabin and the garden are a lovely place.
A had a few ongoing medical issues during the time he attended Cookie Maison and Donna was completely happy to do her bit, including coming to my house to learn more about it all, and giving me really good updates on how A was doing when he was with her.
A is quite a picky eater and Donna went above and beyond to try and get him to eat new things and to have good well balanced meals.
If you are looking for a childminder, I could not recommend Donna highly enough. We will really miss her and I know we will stay in touch.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Nicjb Nicjb about Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 20/08/2015

My two daughters aged 2 and 3.5 yrs have been going to 'the Cabin' full time 5 days a week since January 2014 and I honestly cannot say enough good things about their time there. Suffice it to say that we in the process of moving 35 miles away and we are still hoping to use Donna - she's that good!

The girls come home happy, usually with some arty creation and full of tales of their antics that day. They have made friends with others, particularly Donna's own lovely girls and the cabin set up far exceeds other child-minder environments. Definitely go and take a look for yourself.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Peachey3 Peachey3 about Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 28/08/2014

My 3 and 1 year old have been going to Donna's wonderful cabin for over 6 months now and they love it, the facilities there keep them occupied, they love playing in the garden and the cabin itself is set up to have everything a child could possibly want. I really don't have a bad word to say about the whole set up. Donna herself is a friendly lovely lady who is very experienced with children, she and her staff are welcoming. Donna communicates openly with me and keeps me updated on what my children have been up to each day, I love reading her comments in their daily book. My 3 year old prefers Donna's dinners to mine too! It is also perfect for learning social skills as there are other children there for mine to play with, great for teaching them to share the toys etc. I highly recommend Cookie Maison and recommend you go and visit to see for yourself how wonderful it is. Thank you Donna for making going back to work a lot easier knowing my children are happy and safe.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Clair Mi Clair Mi about Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 12/03/2014

Response by Avatar for Cookie Maison Cookie Maison on 20/03/2014:

Thank you Clair

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