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Childminder in Gravesend

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 05 Dec 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

OFSTED Reg Childminder, Mother & Qualified Teacher (BSc/QTS) in the Echo Sq/ Whitehill area of Gravesend.

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Choosing a childcare provision can be a daunting, confusing and emotional time for parents/ carers and their children. By providing the following information, I hope to answer some of your questions and/ or allay some of your concerns. Naturally, you'll have many more questions, so please do ask.

I plan inclusive activities and stimulating schemes of learning that reflect the interests, abilities and learning goals of the individual children in my care. Every child will receive the support they need to have the best possible start in life & be school-ready. This will be delivered in a safe, secure and happy home-from-home environment that promotes independence and resilience. You are the expert when it comes to your child's well-being, so we will work in partnership to make sure their learning and development goals are met and that their interests are catered for.

As a qualified teacher, I am very used to differentiating my lessons to cater for the diverse needs of up to 32 young people at any given time. Your child(ren) will learn and develop skills through play and activities that follow the EYFS framework and, for older children, the National Curriculum.

I have professional and personal experience of caring for and educating children with cognitive and/ or physical disabilities. My house is an accessible, enabling environment and has a downstairs toilet fitted with mobility rails. We are an inclusive and caring family that underpins equality, fairness and consistency. Please ask my about my experience with young people that have a diagnosis of Autism, Down's Syndrome, ADHD, Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties.

I offer a playroom for younger children that boasts a variety of toys, puzzles and activities. In addition, there's a 'quiet' snug for children to read, relax, watch TV or just take some time out. Lastly, there is a separate, dedicated study area, with a PC, for older children that have homework to complete.

My kitchen and bathrooms are always spotless so you can rest assured that this is a calm, secure, supportive and hygienic environment for your child to be nurtured and cared in. I can cater for all dietary requirements and as a mum to a child with a life-threatening food allergy (nuts), I know the importance of getting nutrition right regardless of it being a medical, cultural or religious requirement.

I work alongside two competent and capable Ofsted Approved Assistants, meaning we can now provide even more flexibility, school runs to more local school and additional supervision for small group activities and outings.

Funding: I accept Universal Entitlement (15 hours) and Extended (30 hours) funding. I am also now registered for the Tax Free Voucher Scheme.

Please ask if you would like to have a look around or meet in person.

All the best,

Layla & Team

My Experience

Qualified Science & English Teacher (BSc, QTS) and Lead Practitioner for Teaching & Learning.
Worked in both Main Stream & Special Educational settings.
Currently a Private Tutor to several students, ranging from 8 to 16 years old.
Very recent Newborn Baby experience.

My Qualifications

BSc, QTS, EYFS, FGM, Prevent, Safeguarding, Paediatric & Adult First Aid, Food Hygiene, Fire Safety, Health & Safety & SEND.

My Availability

Availability for morning & afternoon school runs to Whitehill Primary & King's Farm Primary Schools.

I am available some Saturday mornings, by prior arrangement.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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: 31/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.05 per hour

Childminding: Hourly Rate £5.00

Day Rate £40.00 (Approx. 8 - 5 - although this is flexible:
all-day care includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and local outings)
10hr days @ £45 per day (includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and local outings)

School Drop Off £10.00 (From 7:30am, inc. breakfast)

School Pick Up £15.00 (Until 6pm, inc. dinner)

Outings may incur additional charges. Will only be booked in consultation with parents/ carers.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/03/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 26/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS1 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding 2 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding 1 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: FGM (added 25/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 25/01/2019)
  • UK Passport (added 25/01/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Whitehill Kings Farm. 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.

Layla and her team have been absolutely brilliant from day one. I was a bit unsure about using a childminder as had always favoured nursery with my other son but thanks to the set up of Layla and her team I feel the children still get the social element of nursery but with complete flexibility and more attention.

It feels so homely and my boys are both extremely happy to go there and I always feel confident that they'll be well looked after.

I find Layla so easy to deal with, she's been very accomodating with me having to switch things around with changes to my working pattern lately, and she's just a lovely person!

I've told lots of friends about what a good setup it is and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who asked.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lucy W Lucy W about Avatar for Whitehill Kings Farm Whitehill Kings Farm on 21/09/2020

Layla looked after my daughter for six months before she went to school and has had my son since he was five months old. I couldn’t ask for a better childminder.

Layla is kind, professional, and my children have thrived in her care. She enables me to continue my career by offering me the service that no nursery ever would.

I can’t recommend Layla highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Rosebud Rosebud about Avatar for Whitehill Kings Farm Whitehill Kings Farm on 27/08/2020

I found the task of finding childcare for my youngest last September daunting to say the least, but from reading the profile and first contact with Layla, I instantly had the feeling she was the perfect choice.

Upon meeting Layla and her team, these initial thoughts were only further affirmed, as I watched my little boy happily settle into the warm, family- orientated environment.

Layla and her team are professional at all times, extremely diligent and I believe the children in their care feel like their setting is a home from home.

Communication is always excellent and it's clear to see that Layla's calm, kind nature, background and experience has placed her in a unique position to provide the highest level of care.

I would happily, and unoqivically, recommend Layla and her team to anyone I know in search of childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Vikki Vikki about Avatar for Whitehill Kings Farm Whitehill Kings Farm on 27/08/2020

I just don’t know where to start to describe how good Layla and her sons are. At the beginning I was very nervous about who I was leaving my child with but when I met Layla I was reassured that my daughter is going to receive the best care that parent can possibly imagine. As a very pedantic person I really value their professional approach to everything. I genuinely feel at ease when she’s looking after my daughter and most importantly, my child is always happy at her setting and welcomes me with a big smile. I highly recommend Layla and her team. Thank you so much guys

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for dada3 dada3 about Avatar for Whitehill Kings Farm Whitehill Kings Farm on 23/02/2020

At first I was worried about leaving my little girl with a childminder as my partner was in the army and it was just me and my little girl all the time. When I first left her with Layla she sent me lots of pictures and updates on how my little girl was getting on which reassured me a lot. My little girl now loves going here runs off and waves bye to me which I never thought she would! Layla also has a team of assistants which are also just as fantastic, my little girl comes back happy and ready for bed. Would not use any other childminder thank you so much!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for Char890 Char890 about Avatar for Whitehill Kings Farm Whitehill Kings Farm on 22/01/2020

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