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Childminder in London Borough Of Lewisham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2018 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 28 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Alice and I’m a 32 year old single mother of two beautiful children. I was working with my best friend as childminding assistant, which inspired me to want to become a registered childminder myself; as well as being involved in the care of such amazing little people I equally enjoy being able to support families without a reliable childcare solution by providing them with a trustworthy and flexible service that reflects a ‘home from home’ experience.

I live in a spacious 2 bedroom apartment in Lewisham that has a large communal park directly outside. There is also a local leisure centre, library, soft play facility, and the Quaggy Children’s Centre within walking distance that I make regular use of.

My Experience

I was working as a childminding assistant for the past year prior to receiving my own registration.

I also have two children of my own, aged 9 and 13 that I care for full-time and was also very involved in the care of my two younger sisters growing up.

My Qualifications

-FIG Childcare Training Course
-Paediatric First Aid
-Safeguarding
-DBS

My Availability

My childminding service operates Monday to Friday 7.30-6pm This service is closed on Weekends and Bank Holidays. This may be negotiable depending on individual circumstances so please contact me to discuss.

I do nursery/school collections and drop offs and have a full driving license and my own vehicle.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Full-time:
35+ hrs £6.50/hr under 2's, £6/hr over 2's

Part-time:
10-34 hrs £8/hr under 2's, £7/hr over 2's

Wrap Around (before/after school or nursery):
£8/hr under 2's, £7/hr over 2's

School Holidays:
£65/day under 4’s, £50/day over 4’s 9am-5pm. Additional hours either side of these times charged at £7/hr.

Below 10hrs per week/Ad hoc: Price on request

-I accept payment via tax credits, childcare vouchers.

Included in Fees:

-Welcome Information Pack and Personal Record folder
-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Drinks
-Resources and equipment
-All trips and outings (not including spending money).

Not Included in Fees:

-Nursery/school fees
-Baby milk
-Nappies
-Medication/suncream

Discounts may be applied at my discretion so please contact me to discuss individual circumstances.

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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  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 19/11/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 06/11/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Alice88. 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.

Alice has been our three year old boy's Childminder for almost one year, and we could not be any happier.

When we first met Alice we were incredibly impressed with how likeable, energetic, professional and organised she is. She went through every aspect of her service and her overall presentation was far more impressive compared to other Childminders we had met.

Our son warmed to Alice very quickly, having struggled to settle in nursery and we feel Alice is not only providing a great child care service but also invested significant time in helping our son develop because she genuinely cares about the children she looks after.

We have seen significant improvements in our son's social interaction, confidence, speech and in particular a challenging issue with him being a very fussy eater which is due in part to Alice's advice, experience and the wonderful way she has with children.

In summary, Alice is incredibly professional, clearly fantastic with children and by far the best child minder my wife and I met whilst searching for the right person. We are able to manage our challenging day jobs with real peace of mind knowing our son is with Alice. We have genuinely found a fantastic child minder. In fact, we decided to take on a significant commute to use Alice because we were so impressed, and we are delighted that we did.

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by DeanM about Alice88 on 25/09/2019

Alice is what all mothers pray to find in a childminder, she’s kind, patient and very efficient person , my daughter is 17 months old and she’s been with Alice since she’s was 9 months old and she loves her. She take the kids to soft play, to library and to the park, and that’s great for children’s development . I am very pleased to find someone like her to take care of my baby.

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by Mary about Alice88 on 23/09/2019

Alice is extremely capable, reassuring and incredibly calm, but beyond all of that she is warm and loving. Every time I hand my daughter over she has a huge smile and as a mum you really couldn’t ask for anything more. I leave feeling assured knowing my daughter is in safe hands. She has made my transition back to work after maternity leave seamless. I honestly could not ask for a better provider. I know when I leave my daughter there she will be treated like one of her own. She is incredibly flexible and understands sometimes things happen in the “real world” which can’t be avoided which is a necessity especially living in London.
She provides a wide range of activities and my daughter is learning how to play, communicate and share with others due to the brilliant environment Alice fosters.
She enjoys healthy cooked meals including breakfast and snacks and Alice actively encourages my daughter to try new things and explore.

I honestly could not be happier with the setting and Alice!

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by Renee about Alice88 on 22/09/2019

My son had been with 2 other childcare providers prior to Alice and did not settle with them, despite being with them 6-12months.
My son bonded with Alice on day one! Alice stimulates the children, takes them out to music, stay & play, softplay and to the park as well as providing activities at home. My son looks forward to coming in the mornings and has even bonded with her children. I couldn't have asked for a more kinder, patient and understanding childminder. Alice is flexible and with children you need that. Food is provided:-) i did not get that with my last childminders. I leave my son knowing he is in excellent hands!
I would definitely recommend you to use Alice if you are reading this, you won't regret it.

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by Mummy_2 about Alice88 on 20/09/2019

I needed urgent childcare for my daughters, and choose Alice
my daughters found her settings welcoming and settled in very quickly. She was exposed to a wide range of toys, both fun and educational and developmental ones.

Would definitely use her again
Thank you so much

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by laurell1 about Alice88 on 22/11/2018

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