5 stars (5)

Childminder in Hornchurch

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 05 Feb 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hi, my name is Kim, I am married with two children, I am an Ofsted registered Childminder. I have received an outstanding from Ofsted at my last two inspection and have been awarded the Quality Mark twice. I pick-up from Langtons Infants & Juniors in Hornchurch, as well as Cherubs pre-school.

My Experience

I have been childminding for 20 years, during that time I have looked after children between the ages of 4 months - 11 years. I am a member of Pacey and continually update my knowledge through training.

My Qualifications

Pre-registration course which is now known as Introducing Childminding Practice (ICP). NCMA Quality First Assurance - Level 3, Edexcel Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development. Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering with Credit. Quality Mark in the Context of the Early Years which I have been awarded twice, as well as many other courses i.e. Child Protection, Behaviour Management etc.

My Availability

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Last Updated: 21/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me for details.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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I don’t even know where to start in writing a review for Kim because there is just too many good things to write about her. Going back to work for me was so hard and I felt so guilty leaving my son and trying to find the right childminder seemed to be impossible until I met Kim. She made us feel so welcome from the start and I was so impressed with how organised she was with everything. I knew I wanted my son to go there straight away. Her communication me with is brilliant and she makes me feel like I have been part of my sons day without me even being there. Kim always updates me on what he has done throughout the day and has communication books to let me know what they have been doing, when he has had a nap and what he has eaten that day. Kim also sends home anything they have been doing like painting and amazing craft creations. Kim also sends photos to me at the end of each week which is really good because I can see how happy he has been and what they have been doing. Kim is so thoughtful and goes out her way to do little bits for the parents as well like getting him to make little things for us. My son was only 10 months old when he started and Kim made sure he was involved in everything they were doing which surprised me because some of the things I didn’t even realise a 10 month old would be able to get involved in but Kim will cater to the needs of every child and their age and made sure he felt part of everything they are doing. My son is now coming up to 15 months and I feel Kim has had a huge impact on how well he has developed in every aspect she really puts 100% into everything she does with him to help him learn and most importantly have fun. Kim has very good values and I really like the way she respects the children and puts in boundaries with them so they know right from wrong. Kim has a very fun and bubbly personality and and my sons face lights up as soon as we get to her front door. Kim really encourages him in everything and takes on board my views as to what I would like for my son. Kim is very easy to get along with and I feel comfortable to talk to her about anything. Being a first time parent I can always ask kims advice on things because she has had so much experience and she will always give me her honest opinion. Kim works so hard for the children and they get to be involved in so much, they go to playgroups each week and to the park and get involved with different things going on in the community like recently going to the church to see a nativity and sing along to Christmas carols. Kims home is very warm and friendly. Her house is always clean and there is a lot of space for the children to be able to play. She has a wide variety of toys and learning activities that the children can explore and play with. Kim always comes up with fun ways for the children to experience different things and always seems to have new activities for them each week. Kim sends out a termly update on what the children will be doing for that term and what they will be learning about. Kim has a lovely big garden and everything in her home is child proof and I know I can send my son to her knowing he will be safe and secure. My son settled in so well with Kim and I feel comfortable leaving him each day. Kim interacts really well with the children she looks after and they seem to create a very good bond with her. Overall Kim has an outstanding setting as a childminder and I would defiantly recommend her to anyway looking for childcare.

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by about Kim 29 on 19/12/2019

Kim has been amazing from the moment we met her. If you visit Kim, you will choose Kim, she just stands out from the rest!
Since starting my son has settled so well and is excited every morning to go to Kim’s!
Kim is open and honest, and communication is great! She does so much with the children in her care for development and of course fun! If she sees gaps or an area of difficulty, she goes above and beyond in trying many different things until a solution is found, that is both comfortable for my son and her, while keeping us inform the whole way.
You can tell that my sons days have been full of joy, and he feels safe and secure! What more can you ask for!

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by about Kim 29 on 09/10/2019

As soon as I met Kim i knew she was the one , she runs an outstanding service and is a natural. She made me going back to work so much easier, my daughter is happy and developing amazingly and I’m certain that is due to Kim’s hard work. She provides a diary of the meals and activities and my daughter comes home with drawings and food she has made. I can’t rate her highly enough.

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by about Kim 29 on 09/04/2018

Kim has been amazing throughout the time she has cared for my little one. Leaving him to return to work was really difficult for me, however Kim did everything she could to make it easier for us both. I couldn't rate her more highly and would recommend her without hesitation.

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by about Kim 29 on 31/07/2017

My son has been attending Kim's setting for three months now and has settled in extremely well. Kim has a beautiful house and a nice big garden with lots of play equipment - slides, trampolines and climbing frames which I knew my very active little boy would love. Kim has been rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted and I can clearly see why. She has a very warm and natural personality and makes play fun, interactive and educational. She sends home a daily report on my son's day - what he has eaten, how long he has slept for, what new words he has said and what he has been up to all day. Kim takes my son to play groups, to the park to feed the ducks, to farms, makes cakes with him - he has a very varied and interesting time table. With both my husband and myself working full time, you can feel very guilty leaving your only child in someone else's care. However, I know that I can relax in the knowledge that he is having a great time and having fun. I have noticed a big improvement in my son's confidence and speech recently - I think Kim has certainly helped him to progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim to other parents and feel very lucky to have found her!

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by about Kim 29 on 31/08/2014

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