Childminder in Sidcup
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Female Member since Dec 2016 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 17 May 2022
1 after school space for days lane.
1 drop off spaces available for days lane.
2 full day spaces on Monday/Tuesday.
1 full day space Wednesday.
1 AM space Wednesday.
Hello my name is Natasha and I am 28 years old, I take great pride in how I care for children within the early years sector. I have always had a passion for helping babies/children to strive throughout their lives and learn to the best of their abilities. I have numerous years of experience, please find more details in the ‘my experience’ category of my profile.
I am an ofsted registered childminder enabling me to care for children in my home allowing children to have a home to home experience. I have over 11 years of experience in the early years sector. My home is fully risk assessed and allows children to explore through play safely and comfortably. I follow the EYFS curriculum using the tapestry app promoting positive parent partnership. I am a ten minute walk from Sidcup station and there is free parking available on my road. I love to go out and allow the children in my care to socialise with other children at baby groups, soft play and craft classes. Everyday is made fun. I treat all children equally and ensure that all individual needs and development stages are met.
Servicing days lane primary school. ONE SPACE LEFT.
There is a super friendly French bulldog in our household and his name is Jimmy and he is one years old.
Look forward to hearing from you,
I have just over eleven years of experience within Early Years these roles include baby, toddler and pre-school room leader. I have been third in charge in various nurseries and manager of one nursery after being employed as pre school room leader.
I was also a nanny to two children for 2 years in their home setting, I looked after the children 5 days a week 7-6.
I have always done regular babysitting aswell as all the listed jobs, please read some of my reviews.
BA HONS degree early years leadership and management
Paediatric First Aid
Childminding level 3
Improving children’s learning through play level 2
Setting up your childminding service level 2
Teaching assistant level 7
theories underpinning the EYFS level 2
Creating an effective communication and language environment
Children and young people's workforce level two and three
Food hygiene and safety
Improving children's learning through play
Supporting children with social communication difficulties and behaviour management
Child protection refresher 2020
Safeguarding children level three
ALL CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.
|Last Updated: 21/04/2022|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Days Lane Primary School
- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/02/2022)
- Training Certificate: theories underpinning the EYFS level 2 (added 09/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: improving children’s learning through play level 2 (added 07/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: setting up your childminder service level 2 (added 07/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: level 2 child protection refresher 2020 (added 07/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: level 3 childminding course (added 07/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: food hygiene and safety level 2 (added 04/02/2021)
- DBS Check (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: parental engagement (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: new to leadership (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: bachelor degree early Years leadership and management (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: Paediatric first aid (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: Teaching Assistant Level 7 (added 02/02/2021)
- Training Certificate: An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in schools and other settings (added 02/02/2021)
Below are the latest reviews for Natasha_. 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.
I wanted to see the environment before we drop our 4.5 years old daughter to her house. She said that she is available and we can drop our daughter for settling. Due to an unexpected situtation, we had to change the shedule in our second talk only before we signed any contracts. She said it is fine and offered us a video call which we were only 30 minutes late as I was working late in the evening and asked my husband to do the video call but forgot to gave him the number. Eventhough she had my husbands phone number, she didn't call and after 30 minutes, my husband sent her a message explaining our excuse, but she replied and said that this is the third time we had changed the circumstances (which it was not) and she was not sure it would work and she could not cater a space.
After talking to her for 3 days, she suddenly changed her mind. I would expect understanding. I can not rate childminding service but I am sure that she needs to work on her work ethics and communication skills.
Response by Natasha_ on 14/05/2022:
Thank you for your review. I was half expecting this. You asked for a space for your child which I was happy to cater to, you then changed the days you wanted your daughter to attend which I was again happy with. I then went on to change appointments to meet with other parents as I would have your child in the setting and I prefer to do my meetings one to one to safeguard children in my care, you then changed the dates again which again I was fine with.
When I suggested we do a settling as your daughter is shy, you refused and said you had a very busy work schedule, usually I would not accept this as it is not fair on children for them to come into my setting without settling in sessions but due to her age I thought it may be a little easier for her so I helped you out and gave the benefit of the doubt and was still happy to help you for the short period of time you required me to have your child. May I add I would never usually accept a child without settling in sessions so if I wasn’t trying to help you I would have refused you a space.
You asked if you could call me so I gave you my number to talk with yourself over the phone, you never called. You never acknowledged my message until 9:15pm (these are not my working hours and I am not permitted to work unless it is for existing parents of children who attend my setting). You then asked if you could do a settling in session the next day which initially you refused. At this point I had already made plans which meant I would be out of the house with the children in my care which then defeats the point of a settling in session in the setting. I also don’t know how your daughter would have been so would have had to have cancelled the plans I made for the children. May I state again the children in my cares feelings and safety is primary, therefore I was not going to cancel activities which I had already told their parents we were doing and their children were excited.
After messaging me late the Thursday night you then asked if I could do a settling in on Friday to which you initially refused and I could not arrange for this to happen as I had made plans. I therefore suggested a video call you asked if the video call could take place at 5:30 so you could see the setting. This is a tricky time for me but I managed to clean the children up after dinner and have them ready for home time so I could quickly show you the setting and talk with your daughter and husband. He never called, he then messaged me after 6pm which again is after my working hours. I would not meet with new parents after this time so I therefore would not take a video call. I have my own child who goes to bed at 6:30pm every night and that is his set routine. I was not going to change this because somebody forgot to call me and expected me to talk after 6pm. Again May I add if your child was on my register this would be different. Yes I had your husbands number but if the agreement was for him to call me at half 5 I was not going to call him as I was working at the time.
I then said that I could not offer your child a space because in the short period of time we spoke through message you actually messed my business around too much. I am very professional and I take massive pride in how I care for the children I have on a day to day basis. I am hoping that all of my parents would be able to state that I have great communication skills and ALWAYS keep them updated on their childrens day as well as progress.
Again thank you for your review.
Natasha is a great babysitter! We had been looking for someone to stay with our 18 month old son for an occasional evening out, and I am so glad we found Natasha! Our son loves her, and she was able to get him down for bedtime without any tears at all, a big achievement in our household! We will be using her services regularly :)
Response by Natasha_ on 26/03/2022:
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you were all happy and it was a pleasure to be able to help! Speak soon x
Natasha was lovely felt so at ease leaving our baby with her and the bigger girls have said she’s amazing and can she always be there babysitter:) highly recommend .
Response by Natasha_ on 02/03/2022:
This is lovely, thank you! So glad the girls felt comfortable with me and weren’t shy at all! And baby C is just the happiest baby! Look forward to seeing you all again!
Natasha was my first time using a sitter for my kids and honestly I can’t thank you enough for her amazing work with them, she is absolutely a beautiful person inside and out. She is so caring for kids when I got home both nights my kids were both fast asleep in bed, and my little girl constantly asking when is Natasha coming back and genuinely a lovely person!honestly can’t wait to use again in the near future thank you Tash!❤️❤️
Response by Natasha_ on 17/02/2022:
This is so kind! Thank you so much! Your children are such a pleasure to look after 🥰
I could not rate Natasha’s services high enough. Natasha arrived early so we could go through routines which put my mind at ease when I was out. She also updated us with photos of J. Natasha also went out of her way to cook dinner. Thank you so much.
Response by Natasha_ on 24/01/2022:
Thank you for your lovely review!
It was a pleasure 😊
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