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Childminder in Crawley

Babysitter in Crawley

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 03 Mar 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Corona Helper
Key Worker Childcare
Virtual Nanny

About Me

Ofsted Good Provider Logo

Ofsted registered Tilgate :) full/ part times spaces. I also drop/pick up from Desmond Anderson academy. I also offer Holiday and half term care

I am open to keyworkers. Only one parent needs to be a keyworker. Please pm me for more details.

Due to Cornonaviris, i am also offering my services as a virtual nanny. We will read stories, play games, do an activity all from the comfort of your home. Parents need to be around and in earshot but the children will be entertained by me :) Please private message me if you like to know how this works and if this is something you would benefit from.

Hi, i am an Ofsted registered Childminder in Tilgate Crawley. I live in a quiet cul de sac with my 2 children. We do a variety of activities including exploring the woods where we tell stories, do bug hunts, shape finding, welly walks, den building and nature hunt. We also make the best mud cakes and fairy art.
When we aren't exploring the woods we do music group, weekly creative art, baking, library and messy/sensory play.

Older children enjoy a variety of games, craft, art, science and baking. We also visit the parks after school.

We hatch butterflies every year which the children love and have previously hatched our own chicks which now give us eggs every morning.

We have a large garden with a tree hideaway, a fairy garden, Stepping stones that lead across to our trampoline and swing area where we have a big nest swing so friends can swing together.
We also have a large water table with varies chutes and a gravel pit where kids can scoop and pour.

We grow plants for smell, texture and taste and also have apple and pear trees.

accepts childcare vouchers and offers Free entitlement for 2-4-year-olds.

I have 24 years childcare experience through raring my own children and have been a registered childminder 19 years.

My own children (youngest 11 years) enjoy having other children around and are always happy to welcome a new child. The kids especially love the bubble show my daughter does for them.

please check our web page and blog (same name)

-OFSTED Registered Childminder.
-CACHE Diploma in Childcare
-NCMA member.....
-Child protection 1-2-3
-Qualified first aider for adults and children
-EYFS observation and planning
-Fully insured
-I hold a food safety certificate
I accept childcare vouchers and offer Free entitlement for 2-4-year-olds.

My Experience

24 years childcare experience
registered 19 years. recently graded GOOD in all areas

Special needs experience

My Qualifications

OFSTED Registered childcarer.......
CACHE Diploma in home based childcare
NCMA member.....
Child protection 1-2-3
Qualified first aider for adults and children
EYFS observation and planning
fully insured
Food safety
Special needs
Non smoker

My Availability

Desmond Anderson Academy breakfast club. School drop off, pick up and Holiday cover.
Holiday cover

I can pick up and drop off at
Desmond Anderson primary in Tilgate

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
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: 07/09/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5. To be discussed depending on hours needed

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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  • Exam Certificate: safeguarding (added 25/01/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: FIRST AID (added 25/01/2021)
  • Reference: ref3 (added 27/09/2016)
  • Reference: ref2 (added 27/09/2016)
  • UK Passport (added 27/09/2016)
  • Training Certificate: CHILD PROTECTION (added 27/09/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate: FIRST AID CERTIFICATE (added 27/09/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 27/09/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for crawl2explore. 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.

Martina looks after our daughter. She absolutely loves it there. Martina provides a very safe, stimulating environment for children, she looks after with a good balance of caring and disipline.
From the beginning we foud her to be a warm and welcoming and we have complete confidence in her.
We always feel that our daughter is in completely safe hands. She is always talking to us about our child.
We look forward to a long and happy relationship.
We would recomnend Martina to anybody who has any concerns about putting their children in childcare, is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, but we are so glad we found Martina!!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Magda18 Magda18 about Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 10/01/2014

Response by Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 19/11/2019:

Thank you :)

Ms Stewart was our child-minder a few years ago before we moved away and cared for my children from a very young age.

We were always greeted with a friendly smile and there were always fun activities planned both indoors and outside. The girls still talk about hatching butterflies and bug hunts which they loved!

The children loved being with her and often asked to go there on days I wasn’t working. Ms Stewart was not only a lovely child-minder but also became a close family friend whom we are still in contact with.

It’s a shame we aren’t close enough to use her again daily as my girls still enjoy going there on play-dates in the holidays.

I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a child-minder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Pat71 Pat71 about Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 16/12/2013

Response by Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 19/11/2019:

Thank you :)

We happened to look for a one-week back-up child care whilst my regular babysitter was away due to a family emergency and I felt happy and confident leaving my 1 yr old with Ms Stewart. Her own children came across as lovely, polite and well-mannered which is a great indicator to us.

We appreciated and greatly enjoyed her flexibility and co-operativeness.

We have no reservations in recommending her as a child minder and intend to use her services when need be in future.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for ww64 ww64 about Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 15/12/2013

Response by Avatar for crawl2explore crawl2explore on 19/11/2019:

Thank you :)

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