5 stars (7)

First Care Childminding

Member since May 2011 Last Updated Aug 2018 Last Login 22 Sep 2018 Email

Our Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Us

I am an Ofsted registered childminder and work with Patricia Fisher. We have both been given a grade 2 (Good) in our individual Ofsted inspections and are registered as each other’s assistants, taking equal responsibility for all children in our care. We have both completed a CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) in January 2015. Our setting is two to three minutes’ walk from White Hart Lane train station and five minutes’ walk to the high road with a number of buses going towards Seven Sisters tube station, the city and west end. The W3 bus running between Finsbury Park and Northumberland Park pass directly past our setting.

Both children and parents are made to feel welcomed and comfortable in our home. We offer a happy, stimulating and safe environment to encourage children’s development through play. Our resources include a vast amount of toys, books, puzzles, musical instruments, arts n craft equipment and tents to keep the little ones happy.

The children are taken to local parks, libraries or children centres daily. We visit Zoos, Children Farms, Museums or a Sea Life Centres at least once a year.

I have Public Liability Insurance and enhanced CRB checks carried out on behalf of Ofsted and St John Ambulance

Our Fees

Our rates are competitive, please contact me for more information.

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Reviews

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My daughter has been with Garnett and Pat for 3 years and they really are like family to her. From the moment I met them I knew they were the right careers.

They provide a genuinely warm and welcoming home, where all the children in their care are always so happy and content. There are plenty of exiting new toys and books for the children, the garden is very well equipped and inviting. They make regular visits to various parks, libraries and other play groups. A good range of food and snacks are served, my daughter always enjoyed her meals there.

Both Garnett and Pat are without a doubt a real find. They are professional, caring and always committed to the children and parents alike, absolutely highly recommend them. Thank you so much for everything!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Garnett Weekes on 23/08/2018

Garnett and Pat are the best childminders! They have looked after our daughter for just under 2 years from when she was a small baby. Unfortunately we had to move otherwise she would have continued up until school. They showed such great love and care and our daughter absolutely loves them. She has developed so much in their care and was always so excited to join Garnett and Pat in the mornings. Laila was looked after so well, she was always happy to be around them and so were we to go on with our day without having to worry. Their home is so lovely and very child friendly, they have amazing range of educational toys and books and always have great activities on for the children. We miss them dearly and would be happy to recommend Garnett and Pat to all of our friends and family and anyone else who is in need of great childcare for their children.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Garnett Weekes on 30/07/2018

First of all we have to say a massive "THANK YOU" to PAT and GARNETT. Our little one has been going for almost a year now and her development has been phenomenal, thanks to Pat and Garnett. They were our first pick and our only pick as their impression on us was exceptional.

Their home has been converted into an outstanding and top standard child play environment. They have routines that have a combination of going out and playing in, they paint and make pictures, celebrate particular events i.e. " mother's day" and have lots of fun dancing and excise with nursery rhymes and children's music. They illustrate to the children the multicultural society by having a variety of foods, have dress up sessions in cultural clothing and have music from difference parts of the world.

We feel happy to leave our child with them and don't hesitate about her well being. We know she is safe when she is with either of them and she will always be equally treated like the other children. The best thing is; they are only a couple of minutes away for home. Everyday is a mission for parents to take their child/ren home as the little ones don't want to leave and sometimes ends in tears.

Pat and Garnett are always open to new ideas or improvements but till this day I cannot think of any. Their service is truly amazing and they do a wonderful job. I am so thankful to have met Pat and Garnett and they have made a difference in our lives. We are proud to have had the opportunity to put our little one in their care. THANK YOU !

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Garnett Weekes on 15/05/2014

My son and daughter have been with Pat and Garnett for 18 months now. It is so difficult to find someone to trust with the care of your children and I struggled to find someone at first, and then I met Pat and Garnett (they were recommended).
From the moment I first met them, their warmth and shining personalities convinced me I had found the perfect place. Both Pat and Garnett genuinely love their job (which they take very seriously - this is not "something on the side" for them but a professional career) and the children in their care. My kids didn't have any problems settling in as they were so busy and excited from day one. They do everything from reading to outings, playing music, dressing up, crafts... They go out every day to parks, play groups, animal centres, activities, ... My children come home exhausted and full of stories of a fun day (and often don't eat dinner as they are so well fed by Pat and Garnet with homemade food, fruit, yoghurt etc). Both my kids could sing the whole alphabet song and count to 10 by age 2, and that is solely due to their time there!
I love dropping them off (and always stop for a quick chat about the kids) as I know they will have a good day and be safe, so I can do my work guilt free and with a calm mind. This couple is a golden one-off find.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Garnett Weekes on 06/11/2013

I found a lovely childminders Garnett & Pat. (Its very rare to find a couple that do it)
I have been very pleased with them, made me & my girls feel welcome, my daughters settled in very well.

They only live 10 mins from my house, which was perfect and 2 mins from the local station.
They have been like second family for me & girls.
This is first Ive ever used childminders and I was happy with the people I choose.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Garnett Weekes on 30/11/2012

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