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Childminder in Eltham

Babysitter in Eltham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2016 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 02 Mar 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
Virtual Nanny

About Me

We are a mother and daughter co minding partnership, called cherubchildminding, working together to bring the best to our setting. We have both worked with children for many years with Stephanie working with children for around 12 years and having completed a level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and Sam working with children for over 20 years have a honours degree in childhood studies.

We are fun loving, energetic and passionate about providing exceptional care and development opportunities for children and young people through a wide range of activities, crafts, outdoor learning opportunities and days out.

We are based in Eltham SE9, just a short walk from the local train station in a large 3 bedroom house with a large playroom and garden space as well as access to local green spaces.

We enjoy swimming, cooking, creative crafts, walks to the park, days at the beach, reading including library visits as well as making use of local play groups, activities and children's centres. We like to tailor our setting around the emerging interests of the children we care for and therefore planned programmes can be ever changing to ensure that they reflect each individual child’s need, wants and interests.

We currently have availability for a 15/30 hour funded place by 2-3 days per week.

From September 2020 we will have 1 F/T under 5 space available.

We are currently collecting and dropping to the following schools:

St Vincent’s Mottingham
Henwick Eltham

We only offer weekend care to current attending families not on a regular basis and not for unknown families due to our own family commitments.

My Experience

Sam has over 20 years experience working with children across a wide sector in childcare.

She has worked as a Nursery Deputy Manager, Out Of School Club Manager, Reception Class Assistant In A Primary School and a Senior Play Leader covering all age ranges of children from 0-19 years

Stephanie has over 15 years experience working with children within the early years sector mainly based within a local children centre as a centre coordinated working with families and young children.

My Qualifications

BA Hons Childhood Studies
BTec National Diploma In Childhood Sudies
Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene

Leave 3 Early Years Educator
Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene

My Availability

Currently we have spaces for 1 under 5 or funded placement part time 2-3 days per week. From September we will have 1 F/T (4days ) under 5 place available.

We currently drop and collect from: Henwick Eltham and St Vincent’s primary Mottingham. If you require a different school to these please check that we are able to accommodate this as often schools finish at similar times and so additional drop off and collections are not possible.

Normal hours are 8am-6pm, however we do offer hours earlier and later where needed with prior agreement.

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Last Updated: 24/08/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact us directly to obtain our fees and to find out more about our setting. Our fees are based on hours needed and frequency of use and so can not be given until we are aware of your requirements. The stated fee above are
there due to a requirement to list prices.

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.

My Documents

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  • Inspection Report: outstanding graded ofsted inspection (added 14/06/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Cherubch. 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.

We have known Cherubch or Sam and Stephanie for over 3 years. Both, Sam and Stephanie are extremely committed, reliable, and incredibly generous with the children. Our son has attended full-time at Cherubch throughout his early age and during his stay at Cherubch he gained his confidence in his various development phases. My husband and I have seen their thrive in stimulating and caring environment Cherubch offer.
Sam and Stephanie are outstanding child-minder team. While our son was under their full-time care, they have constantly taken him in group with other children out daily on various adventurous and educational activities such as farms, visiting the ecological park, museums and many other outdoors activities. The different child age stages and interests are also considered when planning activities and there is such a variety. Cherubch team are constantly with constructive and positive energy. Always ready to help and to support us as parents with consistent update on how the day is going via online reports, development plans, and the photographs on all amazing activities.
On an academic side, our son thoroughly enjoys his weekly lessons with Sam. She is professional tutor and uses very effective teaching methods. Well focused in her job and she knows how to challenge and motivate our son in completing his learning tasks with confidence. She provides very helpful learning materials and maintain solid communication with us as parents throughout.
Our son adores both, Sam and Stephanie and he is always well excited every time visits them.
If you're looking for a recommendation for an exceptional tutoring, childminding or babysitting team then look no further than Sam and Stephanie or Cherubch

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by Avatar for Alex Alex about Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 11/01/2021

Sam and Stephanie have been caring for my son since he was 3 months old. I was SO nervous about sending him to a childminder, but all my worries were blown away pretty immediately when I met Sam. The love and care she and Stephanie show the children is unmatched. Two wonderful women with a house full of very happy and contented children. I would not hesitate to recommend the service.

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by Avatar for musomum musomum about Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 21/04/2020

Well Where do i start.

Sam was amazing from the start and my children loved her dearly as did we, from the start sam was very accomadating and supportive.

Her way of running her settings were just what we were looming for and our 2yr olds development increased so much so fast.

Sam was very nurturing and you could tell how much she cares for the children and there needs.

As a family we would highly recommend Sam for your childcare settings and we look forward to returning when i return to work.

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by Avatar for sally cl sally cl about Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 13/10/2017

Response by Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 13/10/2017:

Thank you Sally for your lovely review. I loved having the 3 children and miss them lots in the setting but glade to see they are flourishing at school. Wishing you all the best for the future and do hope you all stay in touch.

A real gem! Our 16 months old daughter has been going to the childminder for a month. It's hard to leave your own baby to be with someone else, but we couldn't dream of a better experience! Our little one used to be clingy and shy, and it is so great to see her gaining confidence and becoming more and more independent and positive so quickly. The days are very varied- drawing, learning, playing, swinging at the park, going to the children's centre, doing arts and crafts, nature walks, even cooking! She doesn't cry when I say bye and leave her with the childminder in the morning. Moreover, on the days we are at home, she keeps asking me about her nanny and new friends there ) Very happy indeed.

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by Avatar for Irene Irene about Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 29/09/2017

Response by Avatar for Cherubch Cherubch on 30/09/2017:

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am so happy that your little one has settled in so well, and is so at ease in my setting. I am also pleased that both you and your husband are so happy with the service and setting I have to offer. Fabulous parent partnership where we are able to truly work together to watch your child flourish.

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