5 stars (2)

Childminder in London Borough Of Croydon

Babysitter in London Borough Of Croydon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 30 May 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered

About Me

Corona virus update:
I am currently staying open due to having key workers children and have temp spaces available for key worker children

I have an Enhanced DBS.

I am a Calm, Friendly, Kind, Caring, Patient, Flexible, Reliable, Trustworthy, Outgoing and Organized person and I have a passion for Play, children learn through play at a rate and ability that indivdually suits them.

I aim to offer stimulating high quality childcare in a safe, clean, and secure environment, in my warm and nurturing family home. My home is well equipped, and offers great play space indoors, my garden has plenty of outdoor equipment for use on the large decked area or the large grassed play area.

I plan many activities for the children to do, so they feel comfortable and safe to learn, enabling them to become happy and confident individuals, reaching all mile stone targets.
I have lots of toys, educational resources and activities to suit all ages and abilitys and plan lots of local outings including parks, farms, stay and play groups and Libray's.

I provide healthy home cooked meals and am happy to work around what parents needs are.

As well as childminding babies and pre-schoolers, I also offer before school drop-offs and after school pick-ups to Robert Fizroy Academy. Which is just a short ten minute walk, although I drive too.

Bus routes are: 75. 157, 410, 130 all 2 mins walk away
or: 196. 192, 468, N68, X68, all 5-7 mins walk away
Train stations: Norwood Juction and Selhurst both 5 mins walk away

My Experience

I have worked in child care for 23 years, starting off in creche work, then running Adventure Play grounds. This then lead me in to Extended School hours Child care, which included Breakfast club, Lunch club, After school club and Holiday play schemes.
I have managed settings for the last 16 years, and in my last setting, managed a club with 13 staff and 120 children per day.
Gaining two Ofsted Outstanding Judgements for my Early years provision.

I am a proud mother of two grown up boys and three grandsons, My sons were both in the gifted and talented programme at school and my youngest son got into Brunel University at age 12.
I have three grandsons age 8, 6 and 3 months.
I have lots of baby experience, coming for a large family with very close ties.

I have outstanding references and can give them on requset.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Child Protection
Early Years Child Development, Observation and Planning
GDPR in Education
Food Hygiene
The Prevent Duty
Equality and Diversity
Raising awareness of peer on peer abuse
Child Sexual Exploitation
Online Safety
Child Neglect
Safer Recruitment in Education (Leaders)
Use of Reasonable Force in Schools
The SEND code of Practice
Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People
Preventing Bullying
Health and Safety for Leaders
Health & Safety Staff Awareness
Fire Safety in Education
How to be an effective fire warden/fire marshal
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Supporting Children's Behavioural Learning
Concussion Awareness
Moving and Handling
Risk assessment
Managing your Ofsted inspection
Supervision training
Keeping children safe

My Availability

Start dates available now.
I am avaliable to care for children from 0 to 12 years
Full time
Part time (flexible hours)

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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/03/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

I am happy to discuss fees in further detail when you visit my setting.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Zoe. 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.

Zoe has been life saving for us!! She provides a very happy and relaxing environment for my little girl, and I have already seen a great improvement in her communication skills.

Zoe is always happy to discuss learning strategies with us and implement them consistently. She provides lots of different activities for the little ones, at home and in playgroups and my little girl is always happy to see her and sad to leave!

Zoe is also extremely organised - I have lost count of the amount of times she had to step in to provide nappies, clothes, and even a pram when ours broke down!!

I recommend Zoe unreservedly - - if you want a happy environment for your little one, look no further. Thanks so much Zoe!!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Zoe on 04/12/2019

I am very please with the childcare Zoe provides to my son. Zoe made the transition very easy for both my son and myself. Unlike nursery, Zoe will implement any strategy that you do with your child at home in her home which is very helpful as it provides consistency. Zoe’s set up is amazing, it’s very clean and her garden is amazing. Lots of resources for kids to open up their imagination to get a understanding of the world. Zoe is also very active she takes the kids playgroup and swimming on a Friday Her home is very inviting and homely. If your looking for a child-minder then look no further you won’t be disappointed

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Zoe on 16/09/2019

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