5 stars (7)

Childminder in Staines-upon-Thames

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2016 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 20 Jul 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered fun intelligent childminder with 18 years progressive experience caring for children of all ages, from new-born’s upwards. Mummy to a small born Feb 2018 :-) We are an LGBT family.

Devoted, reliable, supplying loving care while making sure disciplinary and educational needs are met. I love my job and offer children clear guidelines; promoting positive behaviour, while learning and having fun.

Experience with food allergies (ie. CMPA); Healthy vegan meals offered.

My Experience

My aim is to provide a childminding service that will allow your child to learn and develop in a safe, secure, home-based environment. Play will be at the centre of learning and development, with a wide range of activities and experiences appropriate to the age and stage of your child.

I am Ofsted registered (EY543383) with insurance, to care for up to 6 children from birth to 8 years of age - offering home schooling as an option. I also offer out of school care for children over the age of 8. My childminding service is offered to all children and families; I may also be able to care for children with additional needs.

Children will be provided with healthy meals, healthy snacks during the day, taking into account special requirements, allergies, etc.

Children will be taken to the local parks, shops and library on a regular basis, as well as play groups, play gyms and playdates on occasions.

I can offer a walking school pick up from a local school.

A range of activities will be provided including arts and crafts, storytelling, construction toys, singing and musical instruments, jigsaws, games, learning sheets and role play.

My service will be available from 8:00am until 6:00pm; I will negotiate an individual contract for each child.

We have 2 cats at home who are usually out and about during the day. They generally keep to themselves.

My Qualifications

Lots if experience since babysitting at 14years old, working in nurserys, nannying, childminding and now a Mummy- Different certificates, good understanding in food allergies, & more - please ask me any question! :-)

My Availability

I have some spaces - from newborn to 4yrs

Please drop me a message with what you are looking for and we can discuss :-)

One day a week school walking collection possible.

Overnight care also available.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 31/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

Includes: Healthy Lunch, Tea & Snacks; plus Groups, Fun Learning Activities, Arts & Crafts.

Tax-Free Childcare and childcare vouchers available. Payment weekly in advance.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 19/05/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 19/05/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Funshine. 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.

Tam has been looking after my 2year old daughter for a few months now. I could not fault Tam in anyway. My daughter comes home very happy and always with something’s shes learnt about. I always see photos of my little girl to show me what she’s done during the day and a daily note about her daily activities. As a mum who is very picky with who I leave my daughter with I couldn’t be more relaxed and happy. I know my daughter is safe and well looked after. Tam made my daughter and myself feel so comfortable and settled. Tam also provides very nutritional meals which allows me to know my daughter is eating well. Her setting is always clean and safe. Tam also communicates very well with me which is a quality I look for. As already said Tam is 100% recommended.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Funshine on 27/06/2019

Tam started by kindly looking after two of my children on emergency care while my childcare wasn't avaliable. She uses an app which made all the paperwork paperless and seemless; this app also gave me an online dairy and photos at the end of the day which was amazing to see how happy and chilled my boys are in her care. The fact that they would have a nap shows how relaxed and safe they feel with her.

Tam is loving, kind and caring. She somehow enstills confidence as well as keeping the boys in line and respectful; all at the same time as finding fun ways to learn. My boys learnt more in half a day with Tam than nearly a whole year elsewhere !

She really understands how difficult it can be leaving your children and does everything she can to put your mind at rest and reassure you that the children are settled. When collecting the boys I can see how relaxed they have been and they talk non-stop about their days with Tam and look forward to the next time.

They are given healthy vegan meals and all their diet needs were carefully met which is really appreciated. They always eat things they have previously refused at home and then come home asking me to make it 'the way Tam makes it'.

I know they are in extremely good hands when they are with Tam. It's like a home from home with her offering so much love and kindness, putting my mind at ease having to be away from them.

I seriously could not ask for more and 100% recommend her to anyone!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Funshine on 05/06/2019

Tamsin has been childminding for a couple of years now but prior to that she nannied for many years; including for us looking after our daughter. She never failed to impress us with her skills. She is a kind, caring and a trust worthy person, always putting others feelings above her own. Tamsin is energetic and passionate about everything she does. Our daughter lit up in the mornings when she arrived and hated it when she went home. We have never before (or since) known our daughter to warm to someone so quickly.

Our daughter moved on to nursery school and was immediately top of all subjects due to Tamsin's teaching and fun development. Our daughter excelled in everything thanks to Tamsin.

Tamsin changed career to childminding. She offers a wonderful loving home with a fun lovely playroom. Tamsin has since had her own daughter who is a shining light and shows how Tamsin lovingly develops children, bringing the best out in them while giving them the room to grow and find themselves in this huge world.

If you are looking for a childminder then look no further - cannot recommend highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Funshine on 14/03/2019

My son has been with Tam since he was 9 months old and absolutely loves going to spend time with her. She always has fun, engaging and educational activities planned, lots of trips out and Jake often comes home with crafts from his day with her. She is extremely sensitive to his needs and goes out of her way to make him feel welcome in her home. She also provides healthy meals and snacks, often getting
Jake to eat things I can't!! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone, they would be lucky to have her as a childminder!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Funshine on 01/11/2018

I am a working Mum with twins and I met Tam initially as a nanny, looking after 2 sweet little 1 years old girls during the day. She also had their older siblings after school and in the holidays.

I was extremely anxious about returning to work at the end of my maternity leave; and unfortunately Tam was unavailable as she already worked for a family.  However, Tam was a great support and advised we had several visits to settle both boys and me into their new care.  Our care has always been great and I fully trust my boys with our choice, but I do feel we missed out on that outstanding childcare not being able to employ Tam.  She was very loyal to her family and job, which is a testament to her.  Thankfully she was there as a support which made my transition of going back to work much easier.

What I loved about Tam was how reassuring she was and that she kept her family fully updated as to how the girls were and what they were was doing through the day / week.  As a parent going to work, you really miss out on all the little things and it was so nice to see Tam respected this; documenting the girls activities and sending photos showing how happy they were.  And they were truly happy, all of the time with Tam.

About Tam:
She is friendly, calm and assertive as well as very professional. The countless day trips and fun activities made the girls very happy.
You could see their development due to being in Tam's care and I honestly think they are the little people due to Tam's helping hand in raising them.
She is highly professional with ample experience, strong work ethic and integrity.  I especially like her cordial and caring personality. 
Tam provides a safe and pleasant setting for children, where they do lots of educational and fun activities. She also takes children out to play groups, parks and farms etc. where possible.
All the girls blossomed under Tam's care. Their language, communication, cognitive and social skills are well developed, thanks to Tam's minding and training.
Tam also has a strong belief in learning, helping the little ones all day and focusing some good time to the older ones schooling in the afternoon.

If we extend our family in the future, without question Tam is our childcare choice.  I wish she had been available the first time as I can say wholeheartedly that the love and support, underpinned by structure and development, has been a testament to how well rounded those children have become.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Funshine on 09/06/2017

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