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Childminder in Maidstone

4.67 stars

Female Member since Feb 2011 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 23 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hello, my name is Maggie and I live in Penenden Heath, Maidstone (close to M20 junctions 6 and 7). I live in a non-smoking home with a garden and directly opposite a small play park, perfect for younger children.

I am a registered childminder with 13 years experience of childcare. I provide a warm, loving, safe environment which aims to develop children of all ages and within all areas of development, as well as allowing for children to be confident, happy and reach their potential. I work closely with parents and carers to enable continuity of care through every stage of development. Day contact books are kept for each child and these are available to take home at the end of every week as well as working in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (revised) and giving parents opportunity to become involved.

I attend regular play groups and outings such as Leeds Castle, museums, libraries, parks, woodland walks etc and tailor outings to meet the specific requirements of the childen.

I am a member of the Kent Childminding Network and Quality Assured.

My Experience

I have minded children from 3 months to 8 years and the children who have attended my setting tend to stay for sustained lengths of time, generally only moving on to go to school. My own children are all at school during the day and I can drop off and collect from local pre-schools but presently do not care for children over 5 years. I work closely with local pre-schools where I care for a children who attend both my setting and pre-school to allow for consistency in the needs of the childs care and development. I also work closely with parents and carers of children who attend my setting, keeping them informed and involved.

I am registered with OFSTED (graded good in all four categories Nov 2016) and a member of the Pacey. I have extending my knowledge by undertaking my NVQC Level 3 qualification which I obtained in June 2011.

I can provide recommendations/references on request.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Chilminding
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Safeguarding Children Training
NVQ Level 3
EYFS Training Workshops
Equality and Diversity training
Food Hygiene and Safety
Promoting Positive Behaviour

My Availability

Monday to Thursday, 7.00am - 6.00pm, all year round. Free for 2 funding offered for qualifying children, 15 hrs free funding for 3 - 5 year olds and an additional 15 hrs free funding for qualifying 3 - 5 year olds, 38 weeks of the year. I also offered stretched funding to be discussed on request.

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Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss.

Free For 2 Funding for qualifying children, 15 hrs per week for 38 weeks per year.
Free 15 hrs funding for 3 - 5 year olds for 38 weeks per week.
Additional 15 hrs free funding for qualifying children aged 3 - 5 years, 38 weeks per year.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
25 October 2021
23 November 2016 - Good
22 January 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 14/11/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for maggie30. 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.

Maggie first looked after my oldest daughter from when she was just over 1 year old and hen when I had my 2nd daughter, they both attended Maggie's - they loved it immediately too. My girls and I are all so sad that we have had to leave Maggie as we are moving away as she does an amazing job looking after them. She has taught them so much and they have so much fun at the same time. I love that Maggie took them to different settings such as preschool and walks to the park and looked at a wide variety of subjects and activities. She always kept me updated with her lovely day books and even kept in touch with my girl's local nursery too. Just really cared about my girls and always told me if there were anything to report. She was also very understanding and flexible with any time changes or holidays. I would definitely recommend Maggie as a childminder, I wish I could persuade her to move with us!

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

by Avatar for yat yat about Avatar for maggie30 maggie30 on 26/04/2016

Maggie was a wonderful childminder. I felt so happy leaving my two boys with her. My eldest who is 3 always really looked forward to going to maggie's on the 2 days I worked each week!

She offered a true home from home setting with a variety of activities and crafts which the boys thoroughly enjoyed. She helped potty train my eldest and was able to offer some invaluable advice on all sorts of parenting aspects.

I was very sad to say goodbye to maggie when I had decided to leave work, and both my boys miss her dearly. She really nurtured them both and had such a positive impact on their learning and development. She was also a role model to them and brought put the best in them! My eldest still asks are we going to maggie's house today?!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for MumOf3 MumOf3 about Avatar for maggie30 maggie30 on 04/09/2014

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