Childminder in Kentish Town
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|Childcare Qualifications||2 Year Old Free Childcare|
My name is Kate and I have four children,28,22,20 and 17.I have been a registered childminder for nearly 17years and I find it a very rewarding job which I enjoy very much.
Having four children of my own I am experienced in all areas of childcare.Over the years I have cared for children with severe asthma,severe allergies and I have cared for twins from the age of 6 months.
I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare,have attended all the EYFS courses,safeguarding children and hold a first aid certificate. I have also attended a Makaton signing course. At my last Ofsted inspection (February 2016)I was graded outstanding in all areas of childcare .My previous inspection March 2011 was also graded outstanding in all areas.In June 2012 I was placed on The Register of Best Practice with Camden in recognition of my excellent practice of positive relationships,parents as partners which I am very proud of as I like to work closely with parents to ensure every child in my care is happy and reaching their full potential during their time with me.
I am available Monday to Friday hours can be flexible. I work term time only as I care for teachers children.I do not charge for any school holidays.I can do school drop off to Calton and Rhyl primary schools.
|Last Updated: 26/02/2016|
I charge seven pounds per hour
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Kate has looked after our 2 year old daughter since September 2015. Moving out of the area has meant we have to leave Kate.
It was a sad day when we left Kate's for the last time. Our daughter has loved her time there and has developed a strong character and sense of self through Kate's care and support.
Daily activities are fun, engaging and educational for the children in her care and her home is clean, welcoming and supportive. Our daughter loves going to the library for rhyme time sessions and enjoys frequent playgroup, playground and farm trips. Kate encourages learning and playing amongst the children as well as promoting social skills, communication and manners!
At the end of each term we are given a folder showing our daughter's development and we receive whatsapp pictures daily to keep us informed of what they are doing that day - something we as parents look forward to everyday!
Kate has been not only supportive of our daughter but has been supportive of us as parents; she has been flexible when our work needs have required it and is always the first to offer help if needed. It is also important to add that Kate hasn't had a day off once! Not only is Kate fantastic, her family have also been amazing. I'm sure our daughter sees Kate's children and partner as her own family and feel that she is a welcome addition to the household whenever she is there.
It is a big thing finding someone to care for your child (especially a first born) but Kate has been an absolute dream. We are so lucky to have found her and would definitely be asking her to care for any future children if we were staying in the area. We would definitely recommend her to any potential parents looking for excellent childcare.
Bella had a fantastic 2 years with Kate. We could not have been happier with the care Kate have Bella. Always flexible, Kate ensured we were kept up to date with daily watsapp photos, a stunningly thorough portfolio (full of photos, captions and Bella's work) and feedback at the end of each day of Bella's progress and development.
Bella enjoyed visiting playgroups, the farm, local shops, the park and the vast ever changing range of resources to play with at Kate's home.
We are eternally grateful for the love, care and support Kate has given Bella over the last two years and she will miss her very much (and Jet the cat!).
Looking for someone to care for our first child was the scariest thing we had to do. We looked for childcare for a while and then when we met Kate we just knew she was the right person to care for our son. That was at the start of 2013 (when he was almost a year old) and he has just left to go to nursery- we don't live in London anymore, just work there, and still we wanted to stay with Kate. She puts us at ease and our son adores her. We are expecting another child and have already asked Kate to look after them too.
Our son was never bored as Kate ensures there is somewhere to go/ something to do each day. She kept a portfolio and tracker of all his achievements and as parents it helped us to feel engaged in what he was doing. Kate has a lovely manner and it is easy to talk to her about anything. It is obvious Kate is highly experienced and very professional. Throughout the three years Kate cared for our son, she never had a day off and was always flexible in accommodating our needs- we all felt looked after.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kate. I believe there is no childminder better!
Kate was my daughter's child minder for over a year, and the day we had to move away and her care came to an end was a truly sad day indeed.
Kate looked after our daughter Ella from the age of 7 months. As with all first time mothers, I was very worried about leaving my daughter with someone else for the first time. She had never really been away from me, and even though we started off doing very limited hours I was still anxious about how she would handle it. Kate was a constant source of reassurance through that settling in period, and though Ella had some difficult patches where I think she was suffering from quite extreme separation anxiety, Kate never wavered in her support and care. Ella can be very willful and demanding, but before long she settled in beautifully and would wiggle excitedly each morning when I told her that we were going to Kate's.
Kate is an excellent teacher for young children and seized upon each of Ella's new skills to develop them further. She is fully aware of how important it is for children to be supported and nurtured and always made sure that Ella had a wide range of experiences to learn from. As part of this work she made a beautiful portfolio full of pictures and developmental assessments that we will cherish forever.
Perhaps most importantly I was always completely certain that Ella was totally safe with Kate and her family. Choosing a child minder can be difficult, but I can honestly say that Kate is the best there is, and anyone would be lucky to have her in their child's life. Ella still talks about Kate and the other children one month on from leaving, and I know that the year in her life that she spent with Kate was a very special one.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kate to anyone I know. She was like a second mother to Ella, and you know when you're child is happy with someone else when they don't even look back when you drop them off in the morning!
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