5 stars (3)

Childminder in Oxford

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2017 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 08 Apr 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

[ ! FULL TIME SPACES AVAILABLE NOW! ] - to children who’s parents are key workers.

My name is Isabella and I am a Ofsted Registered childminder based in Oxford and a mother of a 3 year old girl. I am a patient, warm and caring individual with a big passion for childcare. I think working with children is one of the most meaningful and rewarding job you can have. We are a very active family, and I believe that fresh air and active play is important for children's development. I love taking the children on walks in the meadow, letting them explore and enjoy what nature has provided us with.
I take the children to local toddler groups regularly so that they get the chance to socialise and I do various craft projects and arrange stimulating activties to enable the children to learn through play.

My Experience

I have many years experience in working with children. I have worked both as a childminder assistant and nursery assistant in various nurseries, and I have obtained several childcare qualifications and webinar certificates. I have also studied 1 year Pedagogy at UCC College in Copenhagen Denmark.

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid + Anaphylaxis Training
Childminder Introductory course
Undertanding Behaviour
Recording chilldrens development
Developing childrens Learning
Food Hygiene level 2
Nutrition level 2

My Availability

I currently have full time spaces available for children under 5 if one or more parents are key workers

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Last Updated: 06/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Isabella. 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.

As a new mum I was quite nervous about sending my one year old daughter to a childminder. I had no experience and hence did not know what was expecting me.
At that time my daughter was incredibly attached to me and separation anxiety reached its peak! Just the thought of leaving her with someone else made me slightly anxious.

However, after only a week or so dropping her off at Isabella's, I realised that I had a different daughter! She was much more social and independent and that because Isabella was from the very beginning incredibly kind and considerate in her approach. Her style of pedagogy reflects her natural ability to deal in a most soothing and careful way with children, never hasty, never ever loud or pushy.

She has a well-rounded schedule for the children, alternating regularly between playgroups, playgrounds and wonderfully creative arts and crafts in her own setting at home.
I am always excited holding my daughter's new finished arts and crafts project in my hands, just to quickly making pictures of it and forwarding it to my family abroad :)
After taking care of my daughter for many months, I can confidently say now, that Isabella's childminding has had a huge positive effect on my daughter's behaviour and definitely also on my wellbeing!

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by about Isabella on 22/03/2020

Isabella has looked after two of my children and we couldn’t be happier with the care she provides. She is kind, intuitive and incredibly caring. Isabella understands the care and stimulation that children need to thrive, and she goes over and above to provide this on a daily basis. She engages the children with activities both inside and outside of her home, and goes out of her way to accommodate the individual needs of each child. I particularly like her outdoors approach, and always felt that my children were in the best of care with her. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Isabella on 21/03/2020

Isabella has cared for my two girls (now 4 and 6) for the past couple of years and I only wish I needed childcare at the moment for my baby boy as I'd love for him to have Isabella in his life as my girls have had. When I leave my children with Isabella, I truly relax and know they're in the most capable and loving hands. Her calm and warm nature is reassuring for both me and the girls. She puts such a lot of effort into their activities and they always come away happy and bubbly. She has great intuition and if I've ever forgotten to pack a snack or water bottle, she'll ensure they have what they need without bothering me. Her home is immaculate but also welcoming and full of fun. Organised, conscientious and engaged, Isabella really is one in a million and I couldn't recommend her more as a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Isabella on 20/03/2020

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