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Childminder in London Borough Of Barnet

Male Non-smoker Member since Jan 2017 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 24 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am a qualified teacher with over 15 years primary teaching experience. I stopped teaching when I adopted my son. I am a Makaton practitioner and sing and sign provider.

My Experience

I have 15 years primary teaching experience and have been a nanny since June 2015 and a childminder since March 2016.

My Qualifications

BA (Hon)
PGCE
Makaton
4 credits at level 3 Understand how to set up a home based childcare service (CACHE)

My Availability

I have term time only places available from September 2020.

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Last Updated: 12/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

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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  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 20/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/07/2020)
  • Inspection Report (added 27/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 27/02/2020)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Mr D. 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.

Dom has looked after both my daughter (from when she was 11 months old until school age) and my son (from when he was 7th months old). He is an incredibly calm, patient and nurturing childminder. He is incredibly reliable and flexible when working around both of our working hours. He has supported us with weaning, potty and toilet training and even dealing with the odd toddler tantrum!
Dom's always provides interesting and engaging activities and my son always wants to tell me about what he has made or where he has visited. He often plays outside, paints, cooks, visits Dom's allotment where he picks fruit and vegetables, plays games or reads books.
Both of my children's language and social skills have also come on leaps and bounds since they have attended Dom's Daycare. My son loves playing with the other children also at his setting. He always takes the time to share what they have done during the day.
Since re-opening post Lockdown, Dom has made special arrangements to ensure the safety of the children and we feel completely assured that our son is in very safe hands.
Both my partner and myself feel very lucky to have Dom as our childminder!

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by Amanda about Mr D on 10/08/2020

My twin boys have been going to Dom’s daycare for two years now since they were 13 months. I can honestly say that I’d probably have given up work if it hadn’t been for Dom. He provides a totally professional, flexible and reliable service in a very caring and nurturing environment.

My boys were comfortable with him straight away and I have never had any problems leaving them with Dom, in fact they look forward to every day they spend with him. He always thinks of really interesting and enriching activities for them to do and he regularly takes them to local parks and groups. He is very flexible and offers the hours I need when no other childcare provider could do so.

As a twin Mum it’s a challenge finding someone capable of looking after two babies/toddlers, but Dom has done this with ease. He also provides healthy meals, often using produce from his allotment (that my boys have helped to pick) and healthy homemade treats.

Overall there is a reason he has an outstanding rating from Ofsted!

Thank you Dom for all that you do for my boys. I would recommend this setting without hesitation.

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by helenr about Mr D on 10/08/2020

My two boys (age 5 and 2) have a brilliant time with Dom because he puts alot of thought into how they spend their days. Singing and soft play are just two of the activities they enjoy and Dom is also great at bringing out their creative side so they always have something they have made themselves to bring home at the end of the day.

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by Emma about Mr D on 23/01/2017

Dominic has looked after my daughter since she was 11 months old and she is now 2 and a half. He is a warm and welcoming childminder with a background in education. He always has great activities set up in his house and often takes her to playgroups, parks and music classes. As a result, she loves being looked after by him. He takes note of her daily routine and supports her with her development. He also keeps my partner and I well informed of what she has done each day. We are both very happy to recommend him to others.

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by Amanda about Mr D on 13/01/2017

Dominic was an after-school childminder for my daughter two evenings per week when I was living in London. My daughter looked forward to the evenings she was collected from school by Dominic. He provided interesting activities every session including lots of crafting and phonics, and cooked a healthy tea. Dominic is friendly, very well qualified and reliable and I would highly recommend him.

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by Rosie about Mr D on 12/01/2017

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