5 stars (13)

Childminder in Ashford

Babysitter in Ashford

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 19 Jun 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Ofsted Inspected January 2016 - Graded Outstanding.

Evening Babysitting Available

School Holiday Care Available


I have three children aged, 23,18 and 17, I have been childminding for 18 years and love every minute of it.

I offer a "home from home" environment for the children who come to me, making their days here happy, safe and fun. I am a great believer in the Great Outdoors the children in my care enjoy lots of days out to local parks, Virginia Water, Bushy Park and Bedfont Lakes. I also attend local mums and tots or play places to encourage the children's social skills.

I have a spacious lounge for children to play or relax in and offer a large range of toys, books and activities to suit the childrens needs.

I have a safe secure garden with outside toys, sand pit, slide and ride ons

My Experience

I have 18 years experience of childminding as well as experience of being a mum of three, I have looked after all ages from 4 months to 15 years, I was last inspected by OFSTED in January 2016, I received an "Outstanding" rating in the Partnership with Parents catagory and a "Good" rating in all other categories.

I have good experience of looking after all different age ranges and can provide good references. I am flexible and work together with parents to provide the type of care you want for your child.

My Qualifications

I am a Network and Accredited Childminder and have a NVQ3 in Childcare.

I have undertaken all the relevant training for Childminders and regularly attend new training course.

My Availability

Full time or Part time vacancies, I am also willing to look after term time only children and Full or Part time.

Evening Babysitting also available.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

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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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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Report (added 10/01/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for JoyGreen. 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.

Joy is just amazing! Amelia absolutely loves going 3 days a week. Her hand to eye co ordination has developed so quickly and her speech is really great. Joy always makes such an effort to take the little ones out every day to parks tumble tots and she is great at sending photos of what amelia is doing during the day. So yes I vote for joy as she's the best!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about JoyGreen on 21/01/2018

Joy has looked after my Son, for over a year and a half, until he recently starting school.
He’s absolutely loved spending time with her and being within her setting. He had previously attended a day nursery where he cried every morning for a year and when he switched, it was clear to see how happy and excited he was to go to Joy every day. Even his tantrums, which I had been experiencing at home, went away very quickly.
His days were always packed with fun- playing with the other children, taking long walks outside in the local parks and meeting with other childminders and their kids for fun group activities. He got to chill at the end of the day in Joy’s lovely home with her family around and his good friend Joey the dog, who he adores.
I felt enormous confidence leaving him with Joy, as she had an incredible manor, being kind, loving, calm, patient but also firm and orderly. He truly thrived and I saw quick development in his independence, good manners and willingness to try new foods. Knowing he was safe and happy meant the world to me.
I loved getting the photos throughout the day of him enjoying himself and I absolutely treasure all the art and crafts that he made there and brought home for us. The holidays were always marked with something fun and special for the kids to enjoy.
I would fully recommend Joy to any parent. I don’t know how she does it! We were very lucky to find her and would choose her over and over again!

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

by about JoyGreen on 25/09/2017

I can hardly believe that over 4 years ago I was desperately searching for a child minder for my 9 month son. I had so many questions, concerns and worries….. where was I ever going to find someone who could care for my son the way that I could?...... well look no further….. I found her…. Joy Green!

From our very first meeting I knew instantly that Joy was going to be the person that I had been searching for. She was wonderfully welcoming, caring and professional. What struck me most of all was her obvious and genuine level of care for the young children that she worked with. She immediately put all my worries to rest and I knew that Jacob would be getting the best possible care that I could wish for.

Jacob and I have had the pleasure of Joys care for 4 years now and when he leaves her to begin school in September, there will be a big hole in both our lives. Joy has been everything and more than we could have wished for. From Jacobs very first day, I have never had a moments worry about how he is and this has been cemented at the end of each day when I collect a very happy and tired little man. The time he spends with Joy is clearly wonderful and I love to hear of his stories on the way home. Without a doubt his days are action packed, full of laughter and love. The wonderful photos, information and comments that are updated throughout his day are always gratefully received, so that I am constantly aware of where he is and what he is doing.

Joy has been pivotal in Jacobs early years development, both educationally and socially. Their busy days always involve lots of time with other children and an array of activities. Joys love of the outdoors has been a perfect match for Jacob and there’s never a day when they haven’t visited a park, been for a walk down by the river or played in the paddling pool in the garden. With a strong focus on learning through play, Jacob is now very well prepared for the demands of school.

Joy truly provides a home from home service. Jacob has been welcomed into Joy’s home as though he is one of the family and I know that he will miss being part of this ‘extended family’ a great deal. As for me, I will miss our daily chats and debriefs of the day.

We feel very lucky to have found Joy and to have had the privilege of getting to know her. There are a handful of ‘special people’ and Joy is certainly one of them. I know that if you and your child are lucky enough to meet her that you too will feel the same!

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

by about JoyGreen on 12/07/2017

Joy has been the childminder for three of my children for over 14 years. I wholeheartedly recommend her. Our youngest son is starting school in September and we no longer need a child minder so it is with great sadness that we no longer need Joy’s support.

Joy is the most amazing childminder in every way. A short review cannot do justice to how we feel about the care and love she has given to our family. Going back to work after maternity leave has been difficult each time, but Joy’s support has made this an easier step and it is lovely to see how happy our children have been in her care, having fun, making friends and trying new things. Joy uses an online diary and whats app to send us pictures and details about what they have been up to, so it is lovely to see their smiley little faces while we are at work.

Some of the most important elements of our time with Joy…

SAFE:
She has kept our children safe and provides us with piece of mind. We know that our children have been well looked after and have felt secure. We completely trust Joy and know that she takes great care when the children have been involved in activities where there are risks, such as crossing roads, cooking and using playground equipment. Joy has assessed different situations and has supported our children to be independent and learn new skills, appropriate to their age, whilst maintaining a safe environment both inside and outside her home.

FUN:
Joy does fun things with the children all the time. Her house is full of a variety of toys for different ages and our children have had fun rummaging around in her toy box and discovering new toys as well as playing with old favourites. Joy creates themed activities for different events, such as St George’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Diwali, mother’s day, father’s day etc and the children make different craft things and bake food. She helps them to learn about these events and have fun making something they can bring home. Joy spends lots of time outside so they get plenty of fresh air and exercise in various different parks and playgrounds. She also takes them to local soft play, song times and other events so they can meet the other children and enjoy a different environment.

LOVE:
Joy and her family are just lovely. They are the kindest and sweetest family who are very caring and loving. My children have all felt loved by Joy and think of her like they do about their aunts and uncles. Joy cares for them beautifully when they are sad or get hurt and they feel comforted by her until they can see us. The children also love Joy’s husband, children and pets and feel at ease and safe in their company. They feel part of the family and are valued members of the household for their time there.

EDUCATION:
As the children have approached school age, Joy has helped them learn and develop following the early years foundation stages, helping them with numbers, shapes, colours and letters. She reads to all the children whatever age they are and helps them learn at the pace they are able using their skills to help make learning fun – for example weighing ingredients for cooking, counting the days in advent etc.

SUMMARY:
Our children have always been happy and comfortable going to Joy’s. They have seen her house as a place of happiness, love, safety and security. Most mornings they have waved goodbye to me and gone into Joy’s house smiling – straight away going to play with toys and their friends. If, for any reason they have been unhappy when we arrive, they have soon settled and forgotten their tears, comforted by Joy. As parents we have felt so happy and reassured that Joy is looking after them. It is so sad for us that we will no longer be able to have her as our childminder. Our older children always give Joy and hug and tell her all about what they have been up to whenever they see her, either picking up their younger brother or at another setting. They remember their time with her fondly and our whole family considers Joy an important person who has helped shape our lives and will always be in our hearts. I hope that if you are reading this review and want a childminder you chose Joy because you will not regret it – it will be the perfect place for your little one.

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

by about JoyGreen on 29/05/2017


Response by JoyGreen on 29/05/2017:

Thank you Sandy! reading this does make me sad knowing that my time caring for your beautiful family is coming to an end x

I would just like to say i am very please i found Joy to care for my son. I only had a limited time to find a childminder and joy was there to help at very short notice. As soon as i met her i felt a sence of warth strait away. My son has A.S.D and strait away felt at home with Joy . I would highly reccomend her Shes, Verry easy to get along with, Shes kind, Friendly and very active with the children always taken them out and making sure they have a good time!!!. I am verry happy i found her. :) :) :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about JoyGreen on 28/09/2016

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