I've worked with children for twenty five years and am a mum to five children of my own age 21, 20, 16, 13 and 4 months. My qualifications include - NVQ 3 Childcare and Education, Advanced Diploma (Level 4) in Childcare and Education, BA Open Degree (Childhood Studies, Children's Literature, English Language & Leadership and Management), CACHE Level 2 Mental Health, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection and many more short courses. I returned to childminding just over three years ago after a break working as Assistant Head of Year 7 at a local secondary school. I am a qualified children's yoga instructor and have completed courses in mindfulness based art & therapeutic art activities and enjoy incorporating this in my practice. I work alongside my husband and eldest daughters who are registered as my assistants. Matthew, my husband is a primary school teacher and also teaches art and music. My daughter Faith teaches dance, drama and musical theatre to children and young people and my second eldest daughter Cammy is studying towards an advanced apprenticeship in Early Years.
Over the past 25 years my roles have included childminding, managing a nursery, working as a nursery and reception class teacher, managing a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, facilitating therapeutic programmes for refugee and asylum seeker children and young people, working as a SENCO and behaviour lead, designated child protection officer and Assistant Head of Year.
BA Open Degree (Childhood Studies, Children's Literature, English Language, Leadership and Management).
Advance Diploma in Childcare and Education (Level 4).
NVQ 3 Childcare and Education.
Children's Yoga Teaching.
Level 3 Diploma in Tackling and preventing Domestic and Sexual Abuse.
CACHE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness.
Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene.
Pediatric First Aid.
Child Protection for Designated Officers.
Restorative Justice for Children and Young People.
Working with Attachment and Trauma.
Skills to Foster
Introduction to Art Therapy
Providing Clinical Supervision
Speech and Language Development & Difficulties.
Plus many short courses.
We offer pick ups and drop off's from Cliftonville Primary, Holy Trinity & St Johns School, Laleham School, Drapers Mills Academy and some Margate based nurseries. Our holiday club offers a range of exciting trips and activities for children aged from birth to 16 years.
We currently have the below spaces during term time but have more availability during school holidays. Saturdays are currently full. We will have more term time spaces available from the end of July.
Please contact me if you would like to request a parents pack and/or arrange a visit after which you are welcome to join our waiting list if you would like to.
|Last Updated: 01/02/2021|
- Babysitting from £7.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
£5 per hour.
£6.25 for unsociable hours.
£4 per pick up/drop off per child.
£14 After school care (includes pick up and up to two hours childcare)
Holiday Club - £25 per day/£125 per week. Sibling discount = £100 per week for second or third child attending for the full week.
Meals - £1 per meal per child.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Drapers Mills Primary Academy
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Margate, Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Cliftonville Primary School
- I provide pick ups at St Crispin's Community Primary Infant School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Chartfield School
- I provide drop offs at Salmestone Primary School
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 09/06/2021)
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Julia and her family provided a warm and loving home to our one year old son Rudie. We found them to be professional, reliable and very flexible to our needs. Rudie settled quickly and was very happy in their care. We would have kept him with Julia and her family longer if we could have done.
Response by Julia on 01/10/2021:
Thank you for taking the time to do this. We absolutely adore Rudie and will all miss him terribly.
Our little boy has been with Julia since January 2019. They really helped him to settle and feel safe with them quickly! They are really accommodating when we need to change days or hours at short notice and nothing is ever too much trouble! They set out the perfect activities that they know your child enjoys and encourage them to interact with other children and try new things every day. Our little boy loves going to "school" and hates leaving! I knew from the first time of speaking to Julia that this was the perfect place for my son to attend and I am not wrong. You are regularly updated with photos and write ups of what they have been up to and the days out offered are fabulous too! Our son has developed a lot since being with Julia and her family and it amazing to see such a high quality of care given.
Response by Julia on 30/03/2019:
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback! We're so pleased with how well Alfie settled with us and love having him as part of our little group x
My doughter is with Julia and her family 2 day per week. She is extremely patient and great with children. Nikola is to love going to her place and was so excited to see her every morning. She loves the trip with Mat- Julia husband.
Also Julia is realy open and helpful.
I would defiitely recommend Julia and her family.
Response by Julia on 30/03/2019:
Thank you! Nikola has settled so well and is such a pleasure to have with us, her lovely little smile and cuddles first thing in the morning make a perfect start to the day :)
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