Childminder in Kings Langley
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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2016 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 10 May 2021
My name is Helen and I am an OFSTED registered childminder.
I live in Hunton Bridge ( short drive away from Watford and easy access to M25 and A41) with my husband and our two children. I have a daughter aged 10 and little boy aged 4.
I have been childminding since January 2016 although took 8 months maternity leave when my son was born.
I provide a fun home from home learning environment,. We love being outdoors going to the woods and local parks. Activities at home include baking, arts and crafts, painting, puzzles, singing and games. We have a good sized garden for play outside.
I work with each child's individual needs and work in close partnership with parents/carers to provide a happy and safe environment.
I have newborn experience
I have worked with twins
Ofsted registered Childminder (Good)
First Aid trained
|Last Updated: 06/05/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
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Helen looked after our daughter for almost two years of her life (ages 1-3). When planning to return to work back in 2018, I visited a few child minders before we met Helen and she gave me a that warm, calm and reassured feeling. Plus how she focused on my daughter and interacted with her made me feel at ease. Plus her setting was so lovely each term would have theme, it was child focused, clean and spacious. Helen provided settling in sessions at the beginning and our daughter settled in so well (no tears at all) and became a part of the family.
Helen is kind, caring, attentive, friendly and patient person. Our daughter has always been happy to go to Helen's and always had such an enjoyable time. She leaves with a smile on her face and as she got older would talk happily about the activities and things they have done throughout the day and friends she played with.
Helen provides a fun filled and structured creative learning environment. Our daughter has grown and developed so much during her time with Helen and she supported her through different milestones including potty training.
Helen provides healthy home cooked meals; breakfast, lunch, tea, water, milk and snacks.
Helen would regularly send updates on how our daughter was doing including photos which enabled me to feel at ease when at work.
Helen has a big garden area which our daughter loved playing outside. Helen's activities included trips to park, walks in the woods, picnic lunch and visit to library. Singing, dancing, reading, art and craft activity, baking and educational/developmental adult led activity (tailored at our daughters age).
Helen would go above and beyond for our daughter and I can honestly say I felt safe and reassured our daughter was being well cared for and looked after while I was at work.
As well as a daily update to let us know how she was doing, she would provide a regular end of day update including food she was offered, what she ate, naps, toileting etc.
Helen celebrates birthdays and other important occasions eg mother and fathers day, easter and Christmas etc. And it was so lovely to receive handprint cards which we will treasure.
We can't thank Helen enough for the support and care she has given our daughter and the positive impact she has had in her life. We will miss you and your lovely family so much.
So yes, we would HIGHLY recommend Helen as a child minder, she is Amazing and does such a Wonderful job.
Helen has looked after our daughter for close to a year now. Our daughter settled in straight away and we felt very comfortable leaving her knowing she was in excellent hands. She loves going to Helen in the mornings and often runs straight in without a look back to say bye.
The activities Helen plans are well thought out and planned and with the updates during the day we can see our daughter enjoys them and is really engaged. They are varied both indoors and out which is wonderful. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds this year thanks to Helen's work.
Our daughter has some food allergies which Helen was happy to cater for. The food info we get at the end of the day and it is always varied healthy and sounds yummy!
We are very happy with Helen and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home away from home type environment for their little one.
Helen has been really amazing looking after my little boy. He has been going to her for nearly one year now and he really loves it there!
Helen has always been going above and beyond for me and my son to make sure he has all he needs and feels well looked after and secure. She is so creative and always has new fun activities planned to keep the kids happy and entertained. There is a lot of educational play too, reading books which relate to seasons and current themes etc. My son is always full of smiles and very happy when i pick him up.
There are always updates throughout the days and photos so i am always involved and dont need to worry at all while being at work etc. I know my son is in the best hands possible and i cant recommend Helen highly enough! Thank you for all your great work and patience - you are amazing!! :)
Love Helen...She is doing brilliant job and I couldn't ask more...
She gave that warm feeling that she is right person and I won't worry when my boy is in her care... I'm always updated what my boy is up to with the daily sent pictures when I'm at work plus diary when and what he ate, how long and when he slept...I just don't miss anything...
Love you Helen...xxx
Helen started to look after our son when I returned to work after maternity, straight after his first birthday.
He settled in almost immediately and became part of the family with ease.
She offers a very warm, happy and comfortable environment giving the children space to play and learn using lots of different methods - she is brilliantly creative with messy play.
Helen reports back daily on our sons learning and we also get a report at the end of each term to highlight any key observations made over the last 3 months. We also get a monthly newsletter telling us the 'theme of the month' and anything we need to be aware of for the coming 4 weeks
We have 2 languages within our household and Helen has supported our child's learning through flash cards and nursery rhymes.
She is wonderful and I am so pleased we found her!
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