Hi my name is Philippa, I am a married mum of two energetic boys (aged 10 years and a 5 year old) and 7 month old dog, we live in a quiet cul de sac in Welwyn Garden City close to Swallow Dell school. I have a "good" grading.
I offer a creative and exciting learning environment together with a spacious secure garden with a trampoline, slide and swings.
I am able to drop off and collect from Swallow Dell school. I also know Ludwick nursery and Springmead nursery well.
I am currently full, but will have availability from July.
My general hours are 8am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, but I am happy to discuss these if required.
Please contact me to discuss my hourly rate. I am also able to offer 2 year old and 3-4 year old funding.
Please note I also offer babysitting. Please contact me to discuss my hourly rate
I am a mother to two energetic boys, aged 10 year old and a 5 year old and have been running my childminding business successfully for 4 years.
Level 3 Early Years Educator
Level 3 award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Level 2 award in Understanding Autism
Paediatric first aid
I am available all year round. I do not work weekends or Bank holidays.
|Last Updated: 13/08/2020|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- Ofsted Certificate (added 13/08/2020)
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We have been with Pip from when she started childminding and she has been incredible throughout. Pip is kind, caring, considerate and keeps the kids that she looks after in line, with a fair approach.
She has taken our 2 kids (a girl and a boy, now 7&9) to school and picked them up for the last couple of years. Our kids trust her, & we trust her. The kids have fun, are safe and active, do loads of activities & feel like part of the family.
Her home is like a 2nd home, her kids have become friends with our kids and they eat healthy & varied meals at her table like they would at ours. Our kids love that they get to choose their favourite Pip meals on a rota - for mine, it's either her spaghetti spiders or tuna pesto bake.
On top of all of this, Pip has made an amazing effort over Covid to make her setting safe, whilst providing clear communication to parents, whether key worker or not.
Philippa helped us out just one day a week but I have to say we were very impressed by the service provided. Communication was very good and it was clear from photographs there was a really good range of activities. In covid times we were only able to enter the setting once but it was clearly very clean and well organised. I have given the food five stars based on the variety shown in the meal rotation in the welcome pack.
Phillipa has looked after my daughter for well over 2 years, I honestly have to say she is just fabulous and my daughter absolutely loves her.
Phillipa clearly has a passion for childcare, every single day she has planned activities and outings for the children. My daughter learnt to walk and talk during her time with Phillipa, and her encouragement and interest in her development is wonderful to see! My DD has also developed numeracy, reading skills, manners, social skills and her son even taught her how to use the ‘big girl swing’!
Phillipa is also really accommodating and flexible where she can be, I would certainly recommend her over a nursery environment. We are desperately sad that my DD is now off to preschool and has to leave her wonderful caring household, I really hope that we get the chance to send our second child to Phillipa in the coming years.
I honestly cannot recommend her enough!
Philippa looked after my daughter since she was 9 months old. I couldn't find a better chilminder. She has a great setting for children, always organising great activities and great meals for them. She is very sweet and very good in teaching children respect and good behaviour. My daughter Matilda has certainly learned a lot from Philippa. Highly recommended!
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