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Valbona
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Childminder in Surbiton

Babysitter in Surbiton

5 stars
(6)

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Female Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 19 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I have started childminding when my second daughter was still a baby and now she is 17-years old. I always see myself more as a parent than a childminder, so I know exactly how parents feel when they leave their kids with someone else. I want to reassure each parent that is considering to use my setting, I will provide the best place for their kids(after their own home). I am naturally a caring person and my experience as a mother in addition to my ongoing professional training which I attend frequently, make me believe I'm able to provide very good care for minded kids. I help kids to grow with self respect as well as value other people’s feelings, I encourage them to be free and discover themself while understanding the importance of discipline and good behaviours.

I provide a pleasant and safe place with plenty of toys, different books and learning equipment. Creative activities such as drawing and musical instruments are always available. We enjoy spending time in the rear garden as well as going to library sessions, parent and toddler groups, nearby shops and local parks.

Something important you need to know about my setting is that you have to be comfortable with the fact I have a big dog at my home(the most adorable dog in the world, called Bella - Labrador/Pointer 6 years old) who has been around kids and very friendly with each of them since she was 2 months old.

I speak several languages including native Albanian, fluent English, basic Italian, Greek and Russian.
About the location, my childminding setting is 5 minutes away from Surbiton Station (walking distance)
Available to collect and provide childcare after school only( not able to help for drop in).
Registered to provide 15 & 30 Free gov/hours if I have availability.

** I am fully vaccinnated in regard to Covid-19.

My Experience

I have been working as an Ofsted Registered Childminder for more than 16 years, in London UK.
Previously graduated Architect from Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania.

My Qualifications

I regularly attend workshops, evening and weekend training as well as countless webinars about child development in order to update my knowledge.
I have completed workshops: ICP, Music Matters and Maths Matters in early years Let me show you what I like to do, Promoting Children's Creativity, Move & Learn, Exploring Letters & Sounds, Purposeful mark making and early writing through role-play and book-making etc.
I have also done training Observation & Planning through the EYFS for Childminders as well as All of Us inclusion workshop for working with disabled children.
Regarding health & safety for children I have been successfully completed First Aid Training every three years, Safeguarding Children, Health & Safety in your setting, Basic food & Hygiene, Infection control in your home-based setting, Menu Planning for Childminders etc.
Able to collect after school children from one of these schools: Lime Tree Primary School Surbiton/Christ Church School Surbiton or St Matthews School Surbiton.

My Availability

My working hours are 8.00 am - 6. 00 pm / 4 days - Monday - Thursday - (Fridays off)

For childminding everything will be arranged in advance in a contract 6-months minimum.
For babysitting if I am available, this will be possible only Fridays & Saturday evening with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice.

Many thanks in advance for looking at my profile and considering me to provide childcare to your child/children.

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Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/03/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £10.00 per hour

Please call or drop an e-mail if you wish to discuss further in regard to fees.
Thank you.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
25 September 2018
16 March 2016 - Requires Improvement
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 19/03/2022)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 19/03/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 19/03/2022)
  • Utility Bill: water bill (added 10/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 10/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Valbona Dhimitri (added 10/10/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/10/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Valbona. 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.

Valbona looked after our 18 month old daughter from Monday to Thursdays for 3 months. She always made sure they attended toddler playgroups or activities so that my daughter could be in a new setting and interact with other babies. Valbona is a very gentle and caring person and very responsible too. We particularly appreciated the regular communication - she sent us many photos and updates on a daily basis which was lovely! :)

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

by Avatar for Candy Candy about Avatar for Valbona Valbona on 04/10/2021

I started my daughter with Valbona at the age of 12 months and instantly knew I had made the right choice of childcare. Valbona went to every effort to make us feel at ease during the 'settling in' period and kept us informed with updates of how our daughter was throughout the day which was so reassuring.
Valbona has an immaculately clean home with a wide variety of toys and books to entertain the children. She also takes the children in her care out to playgroups which I really appreciated as it meant my daughter could socialise with other children. She has helped my daughter to say her first words and has been a key part of her development.
I have always felt that my daughter has been in a safe environment and looked after exceptionally well in a home-from-home setting with Valbona. I highly recommend her and am sad to be moving out of the area so that we can no longer bring our daughter. I am happy to be contacted by future parents for a reference.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for CharStep CharStep about Avatar for Valbona Valbona on 22/08/2017

I had my son childminded with Valbona for 3 days a week this year from April to August. I looked around at a few childminders and found Valbona's setting to be just what I was looking for. She is very attentive with the children in her care and takes them to local playgroups and play sessions.
There is a variety of toys and childrens music playing so my son never got bored. Valbona has two daughters, 17 and 9 who enjoyed playing with my son. He always came home clean and no food on his clothes - I don't know how she does it!
At the end of each day Valbona would send a very descriptive email report of the day which included photos, my husband and I always enjoyed reading what he'd been up to.
Although Valbona does not provide lunch, I found this to work better for me as I could provide food that I know will be eaten and correct quantities. Fruit was always provided by Valbona.
I would not hesitate to recommend Valbona to anybody looking for a registered childminder. The location is so handy for Surbiton train station too. My son loved his time with Valbona and although I have now finished work, I will still use Valbona whenever I need childminding again in the future - thats if she has any spaces left!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for pipmc pipmc about Avatar for Valbona Valbona on 25/08/2015

Bonny looked after our daughter for just over a year, and we were very pleased with the care she provided. She has a lovely home with lots for the children to do and play with. and Bonny encouraged them to share and be social. They went to playgroups and other activities very often, and always seemed to have done or learnt something different every day.

Bonny provides a very caring, happy and safe environment which we would be very happy to recommend to others.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for drkane drkane about Avatar for Valbona Valbona on 13/07/2015

Valbona looked after our daughter for over a year. She was very caring and loving and we were extremelly happy with her childcare service. Valbona is very trustworthy and 100% reliable. She never let us down and helped with extra cover when I needed to leave my daughter for slightly longer days for a short period due to the demands of working life. Highly recommended!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Anita F Anita F about Avatar for Valbona Valbona on 02/06/2015

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