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Childminder in Surbiton

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2019 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 11 Jan 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Childminding Agency Registered
Flexible Hours
Childminder Assistant Job
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello Everyone, My name is Jo and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder who provides care for little ones in a safe, warm, caring environment. My family and I live between Surbiton and Long Ditton (walking distance to Surbiton Station). I have two children, aged 9 and 7, who go to St Matthews Primary School in Surbiton. We are lucky to live in a lovely, big house, with two gardens and a big playroom, full of toys.

It is important to me that my children are happy and well looked after. We follow the EYFS as set out by Ofsted and enjoy lots of activities, including singing, drawing, pretend play, arts & crafts, jigsaws and spend lots of time exploring in the garden. We go on trips and adventures to the local parks and the wood, getting fresh air, building dens and having picnics. We make other regular visits to places such as Hobbledown, Hampton Court, The Library, Kingston Riverside and Cheeky Monkeys.

We have a very gentle Golden Retriever dog called Bear and two cats, also members of our family!

I understand it is a difficult decision choosing care for your children, but rest assured all my children are safe, happy and well looked after.

My Experience

As well as gaining valuable experience looking after my own children, I have also undertaken a Pacey Level 3 Home based Childcare Qualification, full Paediatric Training and have had a full Ofsted enhanced DBS Check.
Prior to having children, I worked in the city and understand the demands of being a working parent and I will fully support you as best I can.
Recently, I spent time working within the Maternity Department at Kingston Hospital, as a Maternity Assistant. I was responsible for carrying out the newborn checks and observations and underwent intensive training in the care of newborns and ladies post partum.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Home based Childcare Award
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Course
Prevent Duty Course
Food Hygiene & Safety
Health & Safety

My Availability

I would be delighted to welcome you to my setting.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

My fees include lunch, dinner and snacks.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 18/06/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for JoSimms. 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.

Our daughter started around the age of 2 until around 3.5 y/o. In that time, Jo helped her to develop, created a lovely second home, provided full and fun itineraries including painting and play, day trips out and lots of fresh air. Jo even managed to get her to enjoy broccoli! To this day she still asks to go back to Jo’s house! If we still lived in the area we would still be using her services.

We 100% recommend Jo for childcare!!

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

by Avatar for Katie Katie about Avatar for JoSimms JoSimms on 01/09/2020

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