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Childminder in London: Croydon

Babysitter in London: Croydon

5 stars

Female Member since Feb 2019 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 10 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Veronica and I am an OFSTED registered childminder in Norbury. My passion for caring for children stems from my very own experience as a mother, foster carer and professional in the care sector. I am a mum to two grown up children and have been fostering children for over 25 years. I have been working in the care sector for over 25 years too and I absolutely love my job and wouldn’t change it for the world.

I decided to start Advance With Us Childminders, my very own business, during the lockdown as I could see that many families, including those of key workers, were struggling with their childcare needs and I wanted to help. My home had always been a hub for family and friends' children needing impromptu babysitting over the years anyway.

My childminding facilities consist of a brand-new, purpose- built called the ‘Playhouse’ located at the back of my family home which also includes an outdoor turfed play area with a range of apparatus. The Playhouse accommodates up to 7 children 6 month- 5 year olds. The children learn through play in line with the National Curriculum’s EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to support children in achieving their early years millstones using the wide range of resources made available to them. Thoroughly planned educational visits to museums, farms, parks and allotments will also be on the agenda throughout the year to enhance children's learning experience.

Within my family home itself, two rooms will accommodate up to 7 children, 6-11 years olds, with a comfortable and relatable set-up, ensuring they feel at ease and as if they are at a home away from home. They will have access to computers, adult’ support for their homework, a book corner, a variety of games, arts and craft activities, will be involved in making their own snacks and even baking!

I can also do school runs to the following schools (pick ups only): Granton Primary (Granton Rd, Streatham, London SW16 5AN) and Kensington Avenue Primary (Kensington Ave, Thornton Heath CR7 8BT) only.

Advance With Us Childminding's facilities are located in Norbury, but they are also in easy reach of Mitcham, Croydon, Crown Point, Streatham, and Thornton Heath – Please reach out if you are unsure if I service your area, and I’ll be happy to assist.

Spanish and French speaker is on site.

Group and private tuition are available on Sunday (10 am- 6pm)
From Reception - Year 6: help with homework, school projects, SATs preparation, the whole primary curriculum, support for SEN children, French and Spanish.
Contact for bookings

My Experience

• Qualified Social Worker for over 25 years for children, the elderly, special needs,
mental health and learning difficulties
• Mum of 2 over 18’s and foster carer for over 25 years
• Awarded the Diploma in Play Therapy
• Developed Wellcare Community Centre for vulnerable children and families – offering group work,
play scheme and crèche facilities
• Managed a team of teachers which led to the production of carers’ handbooks, practice
guidance and learning packs. These went on to be utilised by foster carers, residential social
workers and social workers within the borough.
• Designed, developed, delivered and facilitated a variety of training programmes within health,
social care and education for managers and staff.

My Qualifications

• NFCE CACHE Level 3
• Qualified Social Worker
• Ofsted registered childminder
• Diploma in Play Therapy
• First Aid Trained
• Former Staff Nurse at Greenwich District Hospital
• Former Tutor on the Open University K100 course
• Former Practice Teacher/Assessor for Barnardo’s working with students on the OU Diploma in
social work course

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday 7am-7pm but can work out of hours with prior agreement

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Last Updated: 26/11/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

childminding fee from £8.00/hour
babysitting fee from £10.00/hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 08/02/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: QNUK Level 3 Certificate in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) (added 07/10/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 07/10/2020)
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Veronica is a wonderful childminder! the children's space is really nice and I definitely see the kids enjoying their time here, she has really thought about how to keep them safe during COVID, while making sure they have fun learning and playing, that's an extra gold star from me!

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

by Avatar for Allan Allan about Avatar for Veronica Veronica on 08/02/2021

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