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Magdalena

Childminder in Mitcham

5 stars

Female Member since Jul 2016 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 17 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Dear Parents. I am an Ofsted registered childminder and qualified primary teacher with a passion for creating a natural, stimulating yet fun environment for children to learn, play and thrive. I live 5 minutes walk from Mitcham Eastfields station, with my husband and 3 sons (9 ,6 years old and 4 mths old). My oldest son attends Cranmer Primary School (Year 5). We are a strictly non-smoking family and our home is a spacious place where children can be active and explore. We have a patio attached to our lounge and playground right outside our doorstep.

I have four years experience working with young children with special needs. I am very passionate about children’s development and enjoy spending my days with children, exploring the world around them together - there is so much to see and learn!

I plan my daily activities around a half termly theme such as: animals, transport, food, plants and others, depending on children’s interest. Children learn about the topic and explore it through art and craft activities, messy play, stories (fiction and non-fiction), songs, as well as outings. We spend lots of time outside attending local play groups, parks, farm and playgrounds. Once a week we also venture a bit further and visit Museums such as Horniman Museum or travel to Tate Modern, depending on the half term theme.



Every day I create a safe and stimulating environment where children learn and have fun. I achieve it by showing children respect and kindness, modelling the right behaviour, and explaining why something is right/wrong. To make activities fun I plan them around children’s interests and strengths, and always praise children for their achievements and effort. I believe communicating with parents to be very important part of my job and I do so through daily diaries, sharing my menu, planning, observation etc.



Recently, I decided to change my career and become a childminder in order to spend more time with my family and to care for children and support their development in a home environment.

My Experience

I am a qualified primary teacher with lots of experience of teaching children with a wide range of needs including children with special needs. Before qualifying I worked as a teaching assistant in nursery as well as primary schools. I have extensive knowledge of child development gained during my degree in Psychology with Child Development (2007).

My Qualifications

• 1st Class Degree in Psychology with Child Development (2007),

• Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary) (2011),

• Paediatric First Aid (2019),

• Makaton Local Tutor

My Availability

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Last Updated: 09/09/2016

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£6.50 per hour

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.

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Magdalena. 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.

If you come accross Magdalena’s profile and she lives near you, do not look any further. You have found a gem, a safe place for your little one to be at home away from home. Magda is a kind, caring, patient, creative and a dedicated person and I have been very lucky that I have found her when I needed the childcare for my one year old boy. My son completely adores Magda and her boys and every time he spends the day with her, it is nearly impossible to get him home without a battle which is always a good sign. Magda is regularly updating me and my husband with photos of what are they up to during the day which cheers me up at work. Magda loves taking the children out to different parks and places and my son loves.
Don’t hesitate to visit Magdalena’s setting and you will fall in love with her just the way we did!

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by Avatar for Simona Simona about Avatar for Magdalena Magdalena on 29/01/2022

Magda has looked after our daughter since she was a year old (she is now nearly two-and-a-half), and we could not have wished for kinder, more considerate and imaginative person to help raise our child. She quickly developed a strong bond with our daughter, the biggest sign of which is the fact that our daughter is always excited to go to see Magda, and sad to leave. Magda puts a huge amount of effort into thinking of imaginative ways to stimulate the child's development, using her years of experience and training to find what works best. She really wants your child to thrive, and puts her heart and soul into helping them to achieve that. Whether it is reading, singing songs, arts & crafts, food play, trips to the park, playgrounds and farms or taking them to the science museum, Magda always finds ways to entertain and educate your child. The results have been amazing, as we have watched our child's speech, motor skills, interpersonal skills and overall confidence develop far more quickly than we could have hoped for. We are really proud of our daughter and what she has already achieved at such a young age, and Magda has played an enormous role in that.

In addition to her skills as a teacher and carer, Magda has a heart of gold and we very quickly knew we can trust her, confide in her, seek her advice and count her as a friend. It seems strange that we have only known her for a year and a half, as she almost feels like family. Our daughter adores Magda and her sons, and it is easy to understand why. We really couldn't recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for Wiktoria Wiktoria about Avatar for Magdalena Magdalena on 27/01/2022

Magda began taking sole charge of my daughter in September 2021 when Hanna was nearly 2years old. It is a wonderfully happy experience for us and we have nothing but praise for her many valued qualities. Magda is extremely reliable, hard working, very flexible, polite and someone we can trust completely. A lovely person- one in a million. Hanna loves spending time with Magda and we are very fortunate to have her.

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by Avatar for Aga Aga about Avatar for Magdalena Magdalena on 22/01/2022

Magda looked after our son for a year and I honestly couldn’t have hoped for a better, kinder and more welcoming home for him to be in. Her whole family are so warm and welcoming and our son really felt happy and comfortable there - he talks about her sons as his friends all the time and loved playing and learning from them. Magda was as kind, gentle and careful of our son as if he had been her own - she looked after him with the utmost care and affection which made it so much easier to leave him with her when he was still so little. Knowing the range of exciting, engaging activities she had planned for him each day I was confident he was getting top quality stimulation as well as lots of attention and affection. Magda was a brilliant communicator, reassuring me throughout the day as a new mum leaving my only child for the first time, and I loved receiving photos and text updates about my son’s day as well as written communication in his book every day - it made it so much easier to leave him knowing that she would always keep me updated. I absolutely love Magda and all of her family and am just so grateful that she was able to look after our little boy - we were very very lucky to have her!!

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by Avatar for Lianna Lianna about Avatar for Magdalena Magdalena on 22/11/2019

Magdalena looked after my two children for nearly 2 years. My son was cared for after school and in the holidays from starting reception. My daughter, 3 days per week from the age of 15 months.

Magdalena is such an incredibly kind and genuine person. Her setting is a great combination of nurturing and stimulating. We have now left the area but my daughter still mentions Magdalena almost daily, despite leaving 6 months ago. I loved that fact that the children spent a lot of time outdoors. My children ran to meet her everyday and always left happy with lots of stories to tell. I always felt 100% confident with my children in her care and would wholeheartedly recommend her as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Hannah Hannah about Avatar for Magdalena Magdalena on 16/10/2019

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