Hi my name is Momtaz and I am an ofsted registered childminder called Little Explorers Childminding. I had a recent ofstead inspection as GOOD and was part of the councils promotion Campain to raise awareness for free 30 hours childcare provided by Childminder’s and was featured on all Sandwell buses.
I provide quality childcare in a fun, friendly, safe, clean and caring home from home environment. I live in a semidetached house just opposit Lodge Primary School on Oak Lane, westbromwich. I am married with 3 children aged 7, 13 and 15. I recently converted my garage in to nursery which is fully equipped with all age range toys.
I have a wide range of appropriate toys, books and activities available for babies and children. I also have NVQ level 3 in childcare and have worked in schools Previously for 8 years. I have worked with children with special needs and have a vast amount of Experience dealing with children, and can support your child to develop skills in line with the EYFS eg phonic’s sounds, maths English and support after school children with reading and Home work.
In addition to that children will have the opportunity ( with parents permission) to visit baby and toddler groups, parks, farms, libraries, nature trails and the oak house museum which is down the road from my house.
I provide healthy snacks and drinks to the children and meals can be provided also.
I offer two and three year old funding and currently have spaces available. I also provide school pick up and drop off to school in B70 area.
I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare and have been working in main stream schools for the last 8 years. I have worked with children with special needs from the age of birth up until the age of 12 years old. I have good knowledge of the EYFS. My planing involves long term, mid term and short term, keeping the children’s interest in mind.
I have a NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare
Paediatric First Aider
Level 2 in food safety in catering
Childminders pre- registration certification
Sandwell safe guarding children
Inclusion development program
Down syndrome awareness training
Safe Internet and social media
Promoting positive behaviour
Business planing for beginners
I am available from 7am in the morning till 6pm in the evening. I am able to offer holiday cover and I provide the 2 and 3 year old funding.
|Last Updated: 23/07/2020|
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
My fees are based on individual needs, please get in contact with me to discuss this further as it can also be negotiable. After school charges are on a different rate.
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.
- DBS Check (added 28/10/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2019)
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My little boy has been with Momtaz for a month so far and I am more than happy with the care provided. Momtaz sends me photos throughout the day of all the activities she provides for the children and ensures my little boy is included in socialising and participating with the other children. Momtaz has been more than happy to accommodate any requests I have asked in regards to my child's needs and has also been supportive in offering any advice. My little boy loves seeing momtaz, her husband and children and is always excited to go there. I feel very at ease whilst at work knowing my child is in safe hands 😊
Response by Little Explorers on 01/10/2020:
Thank you for all your kind words it’s a pleasure looking after your little one it makes me happy taking care of him.
Being first time parents my husband and I were very protective on who we wanted to look after our son now my maternity leave had finished. So we decided on what we thought would be the most reliable, cheap and best option, nanny!
But after about 6 months we both realised that our little boy was getting bigger, much more active and needed to learn more and be around other children and that’s when I decided to employ Momtaz as his childminder. If I hadn’t had already met her at the local stay and plays and seen how she was with the current children she had I’m not sure what I would have done.
My son has now been with her for a year and I can honestly say I can trust her and I’m happy with her as his childminder. He is always busy when she’s with him and he’s always around other children. If he falls over and has a bump she calls me straight away and keeps me updated on photos of him throughout the day. She is also very understanding when I need to change the days around from week to week and also when I needed to come
To a new price agreement financially. There’s also been days when I pick my son up and he doesn’t want to leave! So that’s a good sign. :-)
When I was searching for a childminder I was pleasant imprest about the previous reviews here. Now my daughter goes 5 days per week and I can confirm everything is written in here is expressing just a small part from what this wonderful lady is doing for my child. My daughter is enjoying her time there and Taz is making sure she is getting quality time indoor and outdoor, introducing games and activities which are stimulating her creativity and imagination. My main concern in the past was about the infections she used to get every month from the nursery, infections that required almost every time treatment and time spent in hospitals, now are already 5 months from when my daughter starts with Taz and I can happily say not even one infection. I highly recommend Taz for everyone who is looking for a trustful childcare!
I would love to recommend the Little Explorers as a childminder. Momtaz was kind, loyal, loving and fun. I am currently looking for another childminder as I am moving out of the area and I am gutted that I cannot use the services of Little Explorers. I know that anyone who uses this childminder will not regret it and will instantly feel at ease with Momtaz caring nature and wonderful family. We found her to be reliable, trustworthy and would go beyond the call of duty on many occasions.
My daughter has been with Momtaz just over a year and I am very pleased with the care she has been given. She is now 3 years old.
Momtaz has been very kind and friendly from the beginning. She made my daughter feel very comfortable and really learnt to know her to ensure she could respond well to her needs - as simple as what she likes playing with, doing to what her learning needs are. Every couple of weeks, Momtaz has introduced new games or activities, which means that my daughter loves going over and doesn't get bored. Every week, my little one brings home lots of little boxes/keepsakes/cards/paintings/pictures etc.
Twice a week they go to the children centre play and stay, every couple of weeks they go to the library. I really value the magic of books so for me it is very a bonus. I believe children learn so much through books.
The children also play in the garden in which they have plenty of toys and activities, also when the weather is better they garden (courgettes/spinach/pumpkins and others).
What I really value is the fact that she is very professional and knows how to support my child learning needs. Having been a Teacher Assistant, Momtaz excels with building the key foundation skills towards reading and writing - which is crucial for me. Within a couple of months my daughter's skills significantly improved in term of recognising letters. She was just over 2 years old when she arrived and could read all the letters of her name within few months.
I have also been showed my daughter's learning journey. I was also given little tips and activities to continue to support her development in line with what she does when she is with Momtaz.
Communication has always gone well (drop off/collection time/holidays/unplanned unavailability) and when I needed to be informed of an incident (once only), procedure had been followed and I was satisfied that there wasn't any issue, it was easily resolved, I didn't have any further concern.
I know that if I had any concern I could openly approach her to discuss - which crucial.
Momtaz is accommodating and flexible - on many occasions she has helped us when we needed childcare.
She is clean, organised. she communicates well, whenever my daughter doesn't fancy the food I gave her or wants something else, she has always gone out of her way to offer her some options (from her own kitchen).
We had just moved to the area and felt we were lucky to have her.
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