5 stars (15)

Childminder in Walderslade

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 15 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am a registered childminder based in Walderslade, close to morisons.
I am offering high quality care in a safe, secure and loving environment. I offer a clean, warm and homely setting to welcome your child into my care . I consider myself to be a very responsible carer who is friendly and has a positive attitude. I have a wealth of experience working with children and believe that children learn through play and experiences and I will work hard to ensure that your children are happy and have fun in my care.
A typical week for children would be to play and learn at home working with children’s individual interests and needs along with enjoying lots of outdoor activities, local trips to the library, park, pop-ins, visiting the woods, farms and other appropriate activities etc....
I plan to have at least one craft activity and messy play activity along side a wide range of toys, games and activities for all ages which are linked to Early Years Foundation Stage.
We spend lots of time in the garden. I believe there is no bad weather just bad clothing. I have a huge really well equipped garden: slides, climbing frame, mud kitchen ,digging area. We are growing flowers and vegetables.
My oldest son is 9years old, the youngest is 5 years old.
If you are looking for a childminder please give me a call, come around for a cup of tea and we can have a chat about your childcare needs.

My Experience

I have 6 years experience working in a local Day Nursery as Nursery Supervisor and Manager and I have been working with children from 6 month to 5 years old for the past 4 years. I have assisted in managing the Nursery and working with the staff and children to create a homely, safe and stimulating fun and educational environment,
I have been childminding for 6 years now and enjoyed every bit of it.I am proud to say that my last Ofsted inspection was good with outstanding features.
I have also had some experience working in a Primary School as part of my training but most importantly I am mum myself and I treat all children the same way I treat and would want my sons treated.
I have been working with children who have speech delay, behaviour problems, English as additional language, autism .

My Qualifications

Degree in Childhood studies BA ( hons)
Supervisory management
Is it autism?
Food Hygiene
An NVQ 3 in home based childcare
Paediatric First Aid
First Aid at Work
First Aid at work
Safeguarding Children
I am doing webinars nearly every week to keep my knowledge fresh and sharp.

My Availability

Working hours between 7am - 6:30 pm

Serving Maundene primary school

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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: 14/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Fees depend on hours required and starting time
Start times can mofified to meet parents and their child's needs.

children will be offered healthy home cooked lunch, tea and snacks that are included in price.

Funding is acceptable
Voucher schemes too

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Vitalija Herrero. 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.

Vitalija is an amazing lady, since day 1, I have had 100% confidence in her. She has looked after my daughter for nearly 2 years now and my daughter has progressed so much. She was so encouraging and supportive with my potty training and anything I have been unsure about as a first time parent. Her home is so welcoming and you feel like one of the family!
I am going to be sad when the day comes that my daughter will no longer be attending but I can’t thank this lady enough for everything she has done in the last couple of years.
I highly recommend Vitalija, she’s superb!!

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by about Vitalija Herrero on 21/03/2019

Vitalija has been looking after my lively son since September 2018. He has been absolutely thriving as a result of their interactions. Vitalija has got endless amount of energy, positivity and encouragemenet.
I have been more than happy with support, care, warmth, love and encouragement she provided for our son. I can highly recommend her to my friends and others looking for a childminder that is enthusiastic, helpful, engaging, supportive, flexible, accomodating and caring. 
Every month we have been receiving a report about our son's progress and it was informative and made us proud of his achievements.
We are most thankful for having Vitalija in our life as she is like a family member to us.
Thank you for everything.

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by about Vitalija Herrero on 10/01/2019

Vitalija is everything you would want in a childminder and more. My four year old used to cry every morning when I took him to a local nursery. From the minute he met Vitalija and her lovely family he was excited to go there and loved every minute. Vitalija fills their day with great activities, both indoor and out, that he has enjoyed so much. She does such fabulous, varied things that you simply don't get other childminders doing. My son has grown in confidence due to her and her lovely boys and I cannot thank her enough.
Her meals are superb and so varied and my son always likes to excitedly tell me what new thing he has tried that day. I love that she sends pictures throughout the day so I can see what they are all up to.
I have felt so much happier knowing my son is being looked after by such a wonderful person who stretches little minds and so clearly really cares about those in her charge. I only wish her could take her on my move as both my son and I will genuinely miss her.

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by about Vitalija Herrero on 25/10/2017

Vitalija has had more of a positive impact on our son than my partner and I could have imagined.
We were very anxious about leaving our son with anyone, as I was returning to work when he was 10months old. He was very clingy, reserved and sensitive. He was also breastfed and refused bottle. Vitalija was incredibly accommodating with her settling in periods, ensuring we worked at my son's pace and eased him in little by little. She was patient when he cried for me daily and when he refused to eat any of the amazing meals she cooked. She helped him to take a bottle, using first my breastmilk, then cows milk and now goats milk due to intolerances. She helped me cope with the stress and worry of leaving him when he was still so dependant. And she encouraged him to try new food, new activities and to socialise.
Fast forward to now. My son is 2 and a half and he cheers when I tell him he is seeing Vitalija. He runs up the steps every morning and doesn't want to leave of an evening. He plays with the other children confidently, and he not only participates in toddler groups but he leads the other children in to them. He takes part in all activities. She has helped his speech and his physical development. And she has now helped him to start potty training also. She has encouraged his strengths and worked on his weaknesses as a whole.

So much of his development is down to the input from Vitalija and I honestly don't think he would be where he is today without her. She keeps us updated on a daily basis via photos, videos and messages - an invaluable addition in helping me ha die my time away from him.
She feeds him new and varied, healthy meals every day - he eats things with her that he would never touch at home!
She takes him outside, to groups, to soft play, the library, toddler classes, baby gym.
She does messy play, crafts, reading, painting indoors.
She has made her garden a great place to play and her house is committed to the convenience and enjoyment of the children.

I can't speak any higher of the care my son receives, and I trust Vitalija with my son whole heartedly, as I will do with future children also.
Myself, my partner and my son are VERY lucky that she moved to the area at the exact time we were looking as there's no doubt that of we'd have waited, she wouldn't have spaces open for long!

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by about Vitalija Herrero on 16/10/2017

I found Vitalija through this website when she relocated to my area. She cared for my then 13 month old for a year and I can honestly say she is amazing. Vitalija not only cares for all her children but also educates them constantly through explanations and setting good examples. She regularly takes them to parks, play centres, libraries and children's centres to do a variety of activities. She also does messy play, sensory play and imaginary play at home plus garden activities including sand, planting, mud kitchen and water play. Plus lots more stuff! Her menu is always healthy with a variety of home cooked food on offer. I genuiningly feel blessed to have found her and I still don't know how she has so much energy to do all she does with them. my son would happily wave goodbye to me when dropping him off and cry when I collected him because he didn't want to leave. I guess that speaks volumes.

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by about Vitalija Herrero on 18/05/2017

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