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My name is Marilena Bocanet, and I am an OFSTED registered childminder located in Canary Wharf.
As a childminder I provide your child a safe, warm and welcoming home-based environment. Through a wide range of activities children will be encouraged to express themselves in a positive manner and challenged to maximize their potential. Due to excellent location, we can enjoy library visits,parks, animal farm trips, and much more.
Every child is taught to seek and find the good values.
Our place is an environment in which the children learn to recognize the decent life.
My philosophy is to discover and to develop every child talent.
I have worked with children for a number of years in children schools,nurseries and center. During this time I have done a number of academic courses in child care.
NVQ 2/3 in Early years childcare and Education
Qualified Teacher registered with GTC
Diversity Training course
Health and Safety
A Unique Child Course ,Equality and diversity.
Cache Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare
Opening Hours Are:
Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
|Last Updated: 26/08/2020|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
£7 per hour per child
£7.00 per hour before and after school includes breakfast and teatime snack
Nursery and school pick up and drop off.
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- DBS Check (added 03/08/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 03/08/2018)
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Marilena has been taking very good care of our twins. We are so thankful that we have found her. We cannot recommend Marilena enough. She is very kind, caring and understanding. She can accommodate our schedule if needed which is a big plus as we are both working parents. We have never had to worry when our twins are with her and the most important thing is that they love staying with her.
I can honestly say Marilena was truly amazing. I can never thank her enough for what she did for my daughter. My daughter adored her and she developed a close bond with both Marilena and her son Eddie.
My daughter loved going there every day, she was given kindness, affection, safety and warmth.
We have since moved away but even after my daughter left, she would return for play dates. If we hadn't left London I would send my second daughter to Marilena without hesitation.
The food she was given was excellent: homemade, organic and healthy.
All in all I can't recommend her enough. Your child is in very good hands!
Response by Bocanet on 06/05/2019:
Thank you Laura !I love you !Warm regards.
Marilena is a professional and passionate childminder. When I first went to see her and the settings I could tell how passionate Marilena is about her work and the kids in her care, and she has a beautiful set up in her house.
Since my daughter (19months) has been going to Marilena’s house I have been reassured that I made absolutely the right choice. My daughter made new friends there and has been taken care of really well by Marilena and her staff, she looks after all the children like her own. I go to work with the peace of mind that our child is in a safe environment, looked after and very happy.
We keep constant communication during the day. She gives updates regularly on my daughter’s progress and all the activities and she even sends me photos and videos throughout the day which is so lovely and reassuring for a parent.
I would highly recommend Marilena’s child-care service to all parents seeking a good quality childcare for their beloved children.
We are so glad and lucky to have found you as Ayaan’s childminder after trying so many others where we never could be at peace. You keep him and take care of him like your own child and that’s what gives us peace of mind when we are away, trust me it means a lot cuz our life is with you😊 and as he is our first child, you know how paranoid I use to be(u totally understood and asked me to stay positive). Thank you for all the hard work to keep him happy, healthy, entertained, taking him around in farm-library-parks and for the perfect timely updates about his growth and routine. The pictures you share brings a lot of joy to us and his grandparents😀 and I don’t think the little things you do to look after him can be put to words, the warmth can just be felt. He loves to be with you and we love you too😊
Thank You very much again.
Response by Bocanet on 29/08/2018:
My name’s Elena, Nicholas mother. Nicholas has started attending Marilena’s house in January 2015 after an extremely negative experience with a nursery.
Before starting, I had several meetings with Marilena during which she was extremely keen on understanding Nicholas background and past experiences in order to understand his needs and plan effectively his learning. When he first started attending the house, I used to have daily meeting/calls with Marilena aimed at understanding how Nicholas was progressing and how his learning was improving. Specifically, Nicholas was very shy and he was struggling to be together with other children, especially because he was very attached to me and he had a traumatic experience at the nursery. Nicholas’s social and cognitive skills have improved consistently since he has joined Marilena’s house and I like to think that this is due to Marilena’s ability to address my son needs as well as working on his weakness in a very natural manner, without Nicholas feeling forced to achieve results at a pre-determined point of time. Marilena is fully aware that very children have different timing for progressing, and certainly she has been very much focussed and keen on Nicholas’s development.
Nicholas speaks fluently Italian, while the learning of the English language is less developed. This is because we speak Italian at home . Being aware of this weakness and being worried that Nicholas could be penalised by the English being his second language, I explicitly asked Marilena to speak English to Nicholas, although Marilena can speak Italian fluently. I strongly believe that education should promote equality, and certainly my son needs to work on his English language in order to be able to communicate with other people in a country where English is the first language. I would not expect my son to speak Italian at school/nursery, as our goal is for him to improve the English language. Frankly, I would send him to an Italian school/nursery if I wanted him to improve the Italian language. Thank you for everything!
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