Hi my name is Momtaz and I am an ofsted registered childminder called Little Explorers Childminding. I had a recent ofstead inspection as GOOD. I was recently 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 6, 12 and 14.
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 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 7.30 in the morning till 6pm in the evening however hourly rate will change after6pm.
|Last Updated: 01/03/2019|
- Babysitting from £6.00 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.
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2019)
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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.
My daughter has been going to Taz for around 7 months after recommendation from my sister whose daughter also attends. I have been very happy with the care she has received and feel that she has progressed greatly from the interaction with other children and attending stay and play, the local libary and learning activities within the setting. Taz has a caring and understanding approach and i would highly recommend her.
I have been sending my 2 year old son to taz, my child has been going to taz for the last 2 years now . Since been under the care of taz I have seen significant postive changes in my child's educational needs more importantly I have seen my child excel in his social interaction as I had concerns about his confidence and his social skills . Taz has been very consistent in making sure my child was happy and felt safe and settled in her care . I have also noticed my child is vocally more expressive and is able to communicate with me by using sentences which was one of my other concern . My child had his two year old development check up by the health visitors and is meeting all his milestones . As a parent and as a professional who works very closely with children's I would like to take this opportunity to thank taz for all her hard work , support , consistency and her passion in what she does because the outcome of my child's time in taz's care has had a postive impact on my child's well being as well as his learning and development . As a first time parent it is very daunting to have to put ur child in the care of someone who you don't know but taz has made this transition very easy and comforting for both me and my child . Taz's sense of sincerity and passion in what she does shine's through the moment you walk into her settings , the environment , the aura and presence of her setting attracted me to have taz as my childminder . Am sure every parent who visits taz will feel the same and understand what I say ! Am due my second child !! And feel very at ease knowing that taz will be looking after my child very soon . Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank taz for been such a postive role model in my child's life .
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