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Childminder in Crawley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2017 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 26 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am Sophie Waddington owner of Wonderland Childminding situated in Furnace Green, Crawley.
I live in a clean, tidy, smoke free home with a large garden and playroom.
My aim is to offer a home from home environment which carefully balances the children’s needs for outdoor activities, social groups and outings with the ability to have some quiet time, creative or sensory play and the ability to enjoy the attention my low ratios offer.
I have a large family car but prefer to encourage the children to walk to school and our local activities wherever possible.
I have 2 children aged 9 and 14 along with my husband we share our home with our dog, a miniature cockapoo Nala and a tabby cat called Tallulah.

My Experience

I have been working with children for over 22 years in various roles from nursery nurse, play scheme leader, preschool teacher, nanny, TA as well as childminder.
I’ve been a registered childminder for 13 years now.

My Qualifications

I am NNEB qualified (level 4 equivalent) and I have been working as a childminder for over 13 years.
I have the required DBS checks, paediatric first aid, safeguarding training as well as several other desirable courses that I’ve attended.

My Availability

I currently have 2 Early Years suitable for children under 5 years.
I provide before and after school care for children at St Andrews primary school only.
I can also provide full days during school holidays.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/12/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for W_Land. 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 cannot tell you how happy we have been whilst using Wonderland childminding. Sophie is fantastic, she has an incredibly calm presence with the children. They are well cared for and have lots of fun with lots of outdoor and indoor activities.
Our little girl has been going for 2 and a half years and I can genuinely tell you I've dropped her off and headed to work with absolutely no worries as to her care, more than I can say for the previous setting.
Sophie is incredibly patient with firm boundaries that all the children respect. I have even spent time as a play date when on school holidays because my little girl misses it so much!
We are only leaving as moving on to school, I would be keeping her otherwise!
Every family needs a Sophie in it, I'm truly going to miss her support.
Thank you.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about W_Land on 06/08/2019

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