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Childminder in London Borough Of Lewisham

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2017 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Dear Parents

My name is Vandana Bhardwaj and I have recently completed my qualifications and registered as a childminder with Ofsted.

I have worked as a qualified teacher in India and after coming to the UK, I worked as an LSA and SEN TA for three years. I have also worked as a personal tutor in London helping children from reception to year 6 with English and Maths. I resigned as I was getting ready to welcome my own little ones. I have twins who are now three.

I am passionate about children, their upbringing and teaching and learning. I enjoy being with children and plan activities that help them to learn and develop in a fun and encouraging environment. I can also provide a wide range of resources for your precious ones to use. I enjoy teaching and would love to help your children with their homework assignments too!

I like to go out to parks and playgroups with children.

I am 4 minutes walk from Lee Train Station. Nobody in my house smokes or drinks alcohol. I also do not have any pets.

I will be happy to look after your children before and after school hours as well as full time childcare.

Please contact me for any questions that you may have.

Thank you for reading

My Experience

I started working as a Year 3 class teacher and English Teacher for Primary School Years in India in 2008 and worked until 2011.

From September 2011 I started working as an LSA and SEN TA in a local primary school in London and continued working for three years.

I also work as a personal tutor for primary school children.

I have new born experience and twins experience.

My Qualifications

Home Based Childcare Award Level 3
Full Paediatric First Aid Course
Food Hygiene and Safety
Safeguarding Children
Delivering the EYFS
Expectations of Behaviour
Bachelor of Education from India
Masters of Arts in English from India

My Availability

I am available for school drop offs and collections from Brindish Lee School, St Winifred RC Primary School, Riverston School, Colfe's school and Brindish Manor.

I can provide term time and half term childcare, I can also provide only half term cover.

I currently have place for:

- Under 1 year old: Monday to Friday all day
- Under 5 year old: Monday to Friday all day
- Under 11 year old: Monday to Friday, before and after school

Please contact me for more information about availability and prices.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/05/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please contact me for details.

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

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 29/05/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Level 3 Award in Preparing To Work In Home Based Childcare (added 29/05/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Course (12hours) (added 29/05/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 29/05/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 29/05/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Vandana. 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.

She is so nice and very well spoken. I have a son being looked after by him. My son plays well with her kids. She is also very well educated, which I think is very important.

During the day, she would send us lots of photos on WhatsApp keeping us informed what's going on. She also always respond to our queries on Whatsapp within 10 mins. We even took some of her advice on schools nearby.

Overall, I can not recommend Vandana high enough.

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

by KimKimJJ about Vandana on 02/04/2019

We would like to thank Vandana for an exceptional support and care that she had shown in looking after my son, my son feels very happy to visit her place.. we are very happy with her service and happy to send my son to her place during his holiday period. Thank you once again

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Naveen about Vandana on 28/03/2019

My son Zac when he was 15months was with Vandana for a short time. She is extremely patient and great with children. Zac is to love going to her place and was so excited to see her every morning.
I would definitely recommend Vandana as a childminder!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 3 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 1 stars Communication

by Clinton about Vandana on 28/03/2019

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