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Agnieszka
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Childminder in Swindon

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Female Member since Sep 2016 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 27 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

I split my childminding life into two pieces- life before and after pandemic. Life "before" is the past and I am concentrating on life "after". I have to build my business up against COVID-19 to provide very good childcare service for children and their families.
I was looking for an inspiration, who was an excellent example for the childcare section in difficult times and I found it two! Maria Montessori and Emily Ward :) Both beautiful, inspirational and very good Early Years Leaders, who spent their whole life providing high standard in this sector. Maria Montessori with her hard work during the II WW and Emily Ward who funded the most popular college for nannies, Norland College.
If you know those two ladies, their method is close to your heart and you wish rise your child in similar way, I am here for you! I can support and help you with that!
I am waiting for my Ofsted inspection which is due soon. I was graded Good in my last inspection (2015)
As new Development Matters, I am happy to spend more one-to-one time with your child and do less paperwork.
Please feel free to drop down message with your request.
Thank you.

My Experience

As stated above, I was fascinated with Maria Montessori method and Norland College mission, so I have completed all available courses during lockdown with Maria Montessori Institute in London (AMI Montessori 3-6 Assistants Certificate, May 2021 and AMI Montessori 0-3 Assistants Certificate, December 2021) and Norland Online Courses (July 2021) at Norland College in Bath.
Over the lockdown I was attending the webinars, run by Sarah Neville. She is the "voice of a childminder" with Ofsted and helps us step-by-step with querries regarding current rules, new development matters. I was up to date on a regular basis and attended each webinar, so I haven't notice two years has gone. It's new knowledge and qualifications which I gained during the pandemic, but I don't regret any form of teaching mysef to be better childminder for your child.

I have received an Early Years Award 2016 from Swindon Borough Council for Inspirational Work to Support Children with English as a Second Language.
I become a Teacher Assistant Level 3 (2015) and teaching English as a Second Language Level 3 qualification from Stonebridge College (2017).

I am following the latest news from the Department for Education regarding New Development Matters and COVID-19 rules. I have completed all necessary courses and training for safeguarding (10 Sep 2021) from Local Authority.

Teacher remarks from Covingham Park Primary School for child who started reception in September 2021, 3rd week of attendance. The boy previously was child minded by me,he spent a whole lock down at my setting and I did funding session for him. Currently he is 4 years old:
"Today I sat with Shaheer while drawing on the carpet, he wrote the word duck. I was super impressed. I then asked him to read some more words. He could read all the words, well done. I am so impressed with his reading ability! He read a book to me from the book corner. Also, he wrote me a great sentence. We are starting our phonic teaching next week, he now needs to learn his lower case letter formation and learn the pure sounds of the letters rather than the letter names, we will help him write amazing sentences using the phonemes we are learning. He will need some extra reading and writing tasks too, I am so excited about what he can do!"
Feedback shared by the boy's dad, 16th September 2021.

My Qualifications

Level 3 childcare qualifications
Paediatric First Aid course
Food Safety and Hygiene certificate
Safeguarding trainings
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a second language- passed with Distinctions :)
Swindon Borough Council Network Meeting for Ofsted Registered Childminders
30 Ways to engage parents in children's learning (Pacey)
Working with Babies (Childcare)
Teaching 1 and 2 year olds (Childcare)
Forest Childcare (Forest Childcare Associaton)
Teaching 3 and 4 year olds (Childcare)
Childminder Phonics Training (Swindon Borough Council)
Let's Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection (MBRU)
Parenting Teenagers & Child Psychology for Defiant Teens (UDEMY)
Assertive parent, partner, manager (RBC)
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Successful Budgeting in your EYS
Child Protection Refresher
Social Media Marketing for EYS
Supporting Children with SEND in the EYS
Being a Key Person in an EYS
Autism Awareness
Effective First Aid- Management in your setting- Aug 2020
Offsted and the curriculum- Nov 2020
Data Protection Refreshing Training- Nov 2020
Introduction to Development Matters- Jan 2021
Concerns about Development Matters- Jan 2021
Teaching in 2021- Jan 2021
Anxiety in the Early Years- Feb 2021
Observation in 2021- Feb 2021
Tending Humanity- Mar 2021
Child development - Mar 2021
Good practice in supporting children with challenging behaviour in the Early Years- Mar 2021
Theorists in the Early Years- Mar 2021
Ofsted Inspection in 2021- Apr 2021

My Availability

I am early bird, so my setting is open from 5.30 am until 5.30 pm. I offer pick ups/drop offs from/to local schools and pre-schools (Holy Rood, Lainsmead school and pre-school). I provide funding sessions for 3, 4 yrs old children (including 15 hours, sharing funding and 30 hours funding). I am fully registered as a childcare provider, so you can get support from the Government, for example Tax Free Childcare.

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Last Updated: 01/04/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.45 per hour

£6.45 standard hours
£10.00 unsocial hours (6.00 pm- 6.59 am)

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
30 August 2016

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 15/05/2017)
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Reviews

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when we first took our son Kaelan to her i was very nervous and had millions of questions in my mind and was not sure if we are at the right place and if we did the right choice. not long enough my son is visiting her and we are impressed by the way Kaelan is progressing. he is so independent and I'm just speechless. she is just a amazing person and we are at peace. when we leave him with her we dont feel like Kaelan is at a strange. it feels the same like it's our 2nd house. our son is very happy to go to her and we are pleased with her service. setting is perfectly decorated for kids and her house is also very clean and located in a very good neighbourhood and the family members are also very welcomin.

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by Avatar for Silviya Silviya about Avatar for Agnieszka Agnieszka on 23/10/2021

After first visit at Agnieszka house we feel very comfortable. She is very proffesional, open-minded and warm person. She loves kids. Agnieszka has many interested and educational activities. My son was feeling very comfy at her house. if we decide for professional childminder for our son we definitely choose Agnieszka. Would higly recomended

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by Avatar for Patrycja Patrycja about Avatar for Agnieszka Agnieszka on 11/09/2021

I am so happy that we choose Agnieszka to look after our daughter! Olivia adapted really quickly, she looks so happy every day when I come and pick her up that sometimes she doesn’t want to leave. They do lot's of different activities each day.
Agnieszka is very professional under every condition and I can see she loves kids and she loves what she is doing. I would recomend her to every parent!

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by Avatar for Olga Olga about Avatar for Agnieszka Agnieszka on 07/08/2021

Insufficient words to describe how amazing Aggy is in terms of not only providing childcare but also a best teacher.my kids learnt alot from her. My elder son is prepared perfectly for school. He is very good in maths,learning new things every day and feels encouraged and motivated to go to school. Little one is also trying to catch up with him. We are very happy with our childrens' progress and the care they recieve. We know how difficult this job can be but aggy is just amazing and wonderful.

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by Avatar for Zafran Zafran about Avatar for Agnieszka Agnieszka on 01/08/2021

We moved back to swindon prior to Covid 19 but this time we were relaxed as we knew Aggy was there. My elder son had an amazing bond with Aggy from before and he was very happy to be back at her setting. My younger son was meeting her for the first time but i can still remember how happy he was when he came home. Aggy has always been very accommodative, flexible and caring. Unfortunately pandemic came and things got changed but despite that her affection and care towards our children was not lessened. Being essential workers we both were relaxed as we had Aggy to look after our children while we look after patients. She observes Good hygiene practice. At the time of our self isolation there was not a single day when my kids had not expressed wishes to see Aggy. My elder son would ask me every night to tell him "Aggy's story" and i knew how much he likes her and how happy he is with her.
I cant thank you enough Aggy for being such an amazing person. Stay safe.

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by Avatar for Zafran Zafran about Avatar for Agnieszka Agnieszka on 15/11/2020

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