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Childminder in London Borough Of Croydon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2018 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 26 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

" The childminder is committed to excellence and works extremely hard to ensure she is constantly striving for the best.
Her teaching is inspirational." Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2016.

My name is Sukeina and I am an Ofsted registered Childminder for Raising Stars with an Outstanding Ofsted rating in my first inspection in May 2016.

I specialise in Early Years Education as well as supporting children through KS1.
I provide care and learning for children from 6 months to 5 years in my Home based setting which has a large garden and 3 rooms for children to play, explore and develop their holistic skills. I aim to ensure that every child gets the very best opportunity to become a confident and skillful individuals.
I provide a range of toys as well as story sacs for home learning so parents can also take part in their children's learning and development. Children also enjoy the opportunity to play with malleable materials.
Children have an opportunity to visit different Children Centers, libraries and soft play areas on a regular basis to develop social skills as well as go on summer trips to museums and farms.

I work closely in partnership with parents to enhance the children's learning and development.

I have my own car which I use for school pick ups and drop offs.
I provide hot meals on site and provide Halal meat.
I offer funding places to 2 to 4 year old's.
The nearest train station is Norbury and Thornton heath.
The setting is served by buses 50, 190 and 250.

My Experience

I have been working in the childcare profession since 2006. I started working as a Nursery practitioner in the baby room and developed my expertise in teaching all ages till the Managerial position.

I have worked as a nursery manager of a private nursery which is linked to a Children Centre and led it to an Outstanding Ofsted rating is its first inspection. I maintained it for 4 years during my tenure. I have worked for 4 years as a Parent Governor and EAL Governor of a Primary school and I was also involved in supporting children as a Teaching Assistant from Reception to year 6.

I established Raising Stars Childminding in 2013.

Languages spoken

My Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education 2011
CACHE Diploma in Pre-school Practice - 2007
Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences: Complementary Therapies 2001
Supporting Families with EAL
Mathematics in Early years

My Availability

From September 2019 Raising Stars will be introducing Montessori method of education in conjunction with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. .
Places are now Full until transition takes place.

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Last Updated: 29/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

My fees also depend on the requirement and circumstances of the family.
Emergency Childcare also available.

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 Stars. 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.

It is with great pleasure that I write a reference for Sukeina Panjwani, who has been childminder to our daughter Darcy for nearly two years now.

Darcy joined Raising Stars just before her first birthday. It was difficult giving her into the care of a stranger at such a young age, but Sukeina immediately made us feel reassured with her caring and professional manner. Darcy settled in very quickly and has been happy to attend ever since.

As parents, the most importance factor has been picking up a happy child every evening. It is, however, also fantastic to know that Sukeina home cooks the meals for the children and ensures they have healthy snacks throughout the day. She takes them to library groups and the children's centre on a weekly basis, with frequent additional activities such as play dates with other childminders to ensure they are getting plenty of interaction with others their age.

Sukeina's Early Years Education background has become so apparent within Darcy's language skills, which we have had complete strangers comment on as exceptional for her age. It is clear that Sukeina takes time to sit and talk with the children, read to them and teach them basic maths and English every day.

Our decision to remove Darcy from Raising Stars is linked to a move of home. The process has taken longer than we had hoped and throughout this period Sukeina has been extremely accommodating, allowing us to extend our time with her on an indefinite basis so as not to unsettle Darcy any more than needed. As always, Sukeina has worked with us to prepare Darcy for the move, which will initially be tough for her as she will genuinely miss Sukeina and her friends at the setting.

We would like to thank Sukeina for her outstanding care of our daughter, and are certain that Raising Stars will continue to thrive.

Anna and Darren

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

by about Stars on 29/10/2018

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