5 stars (8)

Childminder in Kensal Rise

Babysitter in Kensal Rise

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2011 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 02 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

I am a friendly, cheerful, and well organized person who is reliable and trustworthy and who enjoys caring for children. I am interested in the social and personal development of children. I am a fit and healthy person with energy and stamina. Who loves to work both inside and outside and weather permitting, to take children out into the fresh air. I would like to use my skills and experience to work in this business.
I offer full or part time days inclusive of healthy meals and snacks.
I’m provider of the 30 hours free childcare scheme.

My Experience

My primary skills and experience are as a child carer, I have many years’ experience working with children and babies. I like to develop a child’s imagination through planning and organizing stimulating activities. I know how to guide children to make them feel good about themselves.
In the past, 27 years I have worked in a variety of roles with children, all of them in London. This has taught me to cope with unexpected situations and to communicate clearly with parents, carers and children, when appropriate.
I can work with a variety of equipment to ensure that children are cared for and comfortable. All these roles require an understanding of health and safety, particularly
Food hygiene. I am good at basic maths for measuring feeds and cleaning materials. I have the ability to work alone without supervision if required, or as part of family team.
Finally, I have good diplomacy and people skills which are required when meeting other parents and in areas used by the public.

My Qualifications


2009 Attended Safeguarding Children training and Observation, Assessment and Planning.

2003 College of North West, London School of Health & Community Studies: Introducing Childminding Practice.
1989 A/ Levels – Drama, Sinhalese Language, Buddhism.

1986 O/Levels – Buddhism, Drama, Sinhalese Language, Commerce, Social Studies, Mathematics, English Language, and Science.

I own a full UK Driving Licence.
I am a UK Citizen Entitled to work in the UK.

My Availability

Child minding: From 8AM till 6PM
Also evening babysitting.
As a weekend nanny.

References: Available on request.

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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: 07/01/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 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


Below are the latest reviews for Erandathi. 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.

Maya is a brilliant childminder, I couldn't recommend her highly enough!

Both my son and my daughter went to her for 3 days a week from the ages of roughly 11months - 2.5 years. I always felt confident in her abilities and was certain that they'd be well looked after, even in the early days going back to work for the first time as a new mum. She is equally great with babies and toddlers, providing a range of activities to suit the different ages.

Maya is such a lovely person, always so happy and smiley that both kids warmed to her instantly and she soon felt like part of the family. It feels like she genuinely looks after the children as if they were her own... giving lots of cuddles and love when they need it, but also not being afraid to tell them if they aren't behaving appropriately!

Maya is reliable, trustworthy, helpful and collaborative and nothing is too much trouble for her. Also she is lots of fun... my kids loved going to 'play' at her house and she simply took the headache out of childcare for our family :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Erandathi on 20/01/2020

Our son spent a wonderful year and a half with Maya at her lovely warm, bright and clean home in Kensal. As a Freelancer, Maya would go out of her way to help me with pick ups and drop off's as well as being as flexible as she could to change days and times. Maya is such a happy and lovely woman. She is always smiling and laughing, nothing is ever a problem. She is an incredibly passionate childminder thinking of the children at all times. Our son was more than happy to spend his days with Maya enjoying the toys, games, outdoors, food and company. A wonderful memory we have of Maya was her bringing all the children to Queens park and dancing with them all to celebrate his birthday.
Maya is an incredible childminder and I have no hesitation in recommending her. I couldn't be happier with the care she provided, so much so that our next one will be starting soon!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Erandathi on 16/01/2020

You were my lifesaver when I moved to London and had to find a childminder at short notice. Like most parents I was concerned about leaving my very young daughter with anyone other than family. But Ava soon grew to love you and now 5 years later and several years since starting school you still feel like family to us! So lucky to have found you.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Erandathi on 16/01/2020

My daughter has been with Maya for 2.5 years, I couldn't have hoped for anyone better for Iris to spend her days with. Maya was through a recommendation of some best friends, after she had looked after their children for over 5 years and I had seen the strong relationship she'd built with them, and am now so happy Iris has the same. The love, commitment, enthusiasm and care Maya shows to all the children is incredible. My daughter, not yet 3 has great language skills, and often is mistaken for a 3/4 year old, I believe a lot of this is due to Maya being so dedicated and focussed in teaching them, she has been taught them how to share, learn and play with all the children whatever their age. Maya also provides everything you'd want - healthy home made food, education, playtime, time outside, feedback - nothing is too much. I can honestly say that I could not have been a full time working single mum without the support, flexibility and love that Maya has given to both me and Iris.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Erandathi on 07/01/2020

Being a first time mum and going back to education and training when your child is still very young is a daunting feeling for any parent. Then meeting many childcare providers prior to visiting a suitable one can give a person more reason to worry. This is why meeting Maya was a dream and I am so lucky to have found her! My child was minded by Maya for just over two years; she first arrived at Maya's at only 8months. Maya did not shy away from asking to hold my baby at first instance and was more than happy to show her certificates and her recommendations to me- we bonded straight away and from the start my baby was very settled and happy.

Maya automatically made me feel comfortable, she seemed confident in her ability’s, trained and also skilled to look after babies. My child absolutely loved going to Maya’s, which put my mind at ease throughout the time she was in her care. My child was always happy and made good attachments to other mindees of similar age in her provision and they were are all promoted to play and learn together.

Maya is very approachable, friendly and appears to listen to the children. Maya is always kind, calm and patient and has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. Maya encourages good behaviour and deals with challenging behaviour appropriately. Maya encourages individuality and enabled my child to grow in to a confident and attentive child.

There were plenty of toys and the environment was always well sanitised and kept clean. Maya had a lovely homely environment to her provision and seemed able to interact with children of all ages. Maya took my child to drop-ins provided by children centres and to local parks ensuring security and safety at all times. Maya had a set daily routine and was always good at keeping to this.

Any special events, such as birthdays will never go unnoticed and will always be celebrated when the children were with Maya. Maya provided all the snacks and meals for the children, the meals varied throughout the week and appeared to be cooked well and of a well balanced diet. I would highly recommend Maya, she is 100% committed, reliable and experienced and I truly could not be happier with the level of care and consideration Maya had for my daughter while she was in her care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Erandathi on 06/01/2020

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