My name is Francine, I am a French and English speaking childminder. I am experienced and passionate about looking after children. I am a very warm, kind, responsible and caring person. I aspire to ensure all the children in my care are comfortable, happy and feel safe and secure so they are able to grow and flourish into respectful and positive members of society.
-a homely atmosphere for the children so they have the help and support needed for every stage of their development.
-Delicious, healthy home made food.
-I occasionally may assist the children to bake some home made cakes in order to enhance their learning experiences.
-Learning & development surrounding the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
-Indoor and Outdoor play that takes place in our garden designed for different activities or local parks.
-Arts and Crafts such as painting, paper craft, theme-craft ect.
-Regular outings to locations such as the park, library, fire station, farm etc.
-Potty training where I work in partnership with the parents.
-Daily feedback reports on your child's day
I am available from Monday to Friday and if requested weekends.
I am based in Thurlow Hill, SE21 (5 minute walk from Tulse Hill Station and Rosemead Prepatory School)
If you have any enquires, feel free to call or email me, I'll be happy to answer your questions.
I have years of experience working with children in many different settings. I have worked in Nurseries, daycares and in schools. I have worked with babies and children of all different ages for many years.
I have a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.
Alongside this, I also have other childcare qualifications including:
-Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare ( Early Years Educator)
-Home based childcare
-Advanced safeguarding of children
-Introduction to Play-worker
-Level 3 qualification in childcare
-Pediatric First Aid
I am also a member of PACEY.
*I have also been awarded two Certificates of Excellence by Childcare.co.uk as I provide the 'highest rated services' on the Childcare.co.uk platform.*
I'm available Monday to Friday and holidays.
|Last Updated: 06/11/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £9.00 per hour
Full day: £90.00
We also accept payment through Childcare Vouchers and other Payment Schemes.
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- Exam Certificate: IAO Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (Children and Young People's Management) (added 26/04/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Course (added 09/08/2019)
- DBS Check (added 09/08/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 09/08/2019)
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Francine has been our 18 months old's childminder for 4 days a week since he started in childcare at 12 months old. We have been so lucky finding her.
When looking at childcare options, we wanted our son to be in a family environment with people who love and care for him and with other children of a similar age to interact with. Francine is incredibly warm and loving, always giving cuddles and reassuring words. Rex has made lots of friends with the other, all pre-school aged children in her care. She is clearly motivated to provide the best care, doing a range of daily activities including visits to playgroups, circle time, reading, painting...the list goes on. My partner and I are in awe of her energy. She also has the loveliest family who clearly love having the little ones around - her teenagers are such fantastic role models for the little people (and great for fun games in the evening!).
Our son has thrived during his time with her. He absolutely loves going to Francine's, often taking his bag to the door and grabbing his shoes long before it is time for us to leave in the morning. When he arrives, he always gives Francine the biggest hug and in the evening sometimes doesn't want to leave. We try not to take it to personally!
Finally Francine is an absolute baby magician. Our son is a super energetic ball of energy and she's managed to channel this so that he loves doing things that can be a struggle with toddlers. He happily walks along the road holding our hands, loves showing us how to put his coats and shoes on, is always ready to brush his teeth and even doesn't mind getting his nappy changed.
Thank you so much Francine for all your love and support with our little man!
The first thing that strikes you about Francine is her enthusiasm and energy. She is so warm and bubbly and her genuine love of children really shines through. Her setting is homely and organised and she makes a real effort to provide varied activities, whether it's counting in French or baking. Our son loves the time he spends with Francine - we are very lucky to have her.
We left our 9 month old son in Francine’s care full-time after an incredibly short settling in period, due to having postponed his start at nursery because of Covid fears. It was an emotional time for me, going back to work and changing childcare plans last-minute, and Francine couldn’t have made the transition easier. She sent updates on the first day, with pictures, and continued to provide daily pictures and summaries for the three months our son was in her care.
Francine is so warm and caring and the kids feel safe and happy in her presence from the start. She is creative and inventive with activities, and encourages learning and fun, and plenty of outdoor play, which our son loved.
The meals are varied, home-cooked and wholesome, and the environment is warm and loving. Francine’s kids are brilliant too, and it was lovely to see them also looking out for our son. We were gutted to have to finally switch to the nursery and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
Can’t wait to have her babysit!
We found Francine more by luck than judgement and we couldn't be happier with the care she provides our 17 month old son. She is an amazing mix of warm and caring, but full of fun and energy as well. Our son loves the time he spends with Francine and has developed so much whilst in her care. From the very beginning we knew she was special and would become more than a childminder to us. She spent lots of time getting to know us before I went back to work, and I had absolute confidence that he would be fine once I left him. Leaving your child with someone who you know truly cares about them is so important and we feel incredibly grateful for Francine every day! We cannot recommend her enough.
I cannot recommend Francine more if I tried. From our first meeting, my daughter basically ran to her and never looked back. Francine provides such a warm and inviting atmosphere that immediately puts both parent and child at complete ease. She is amazingly patient, provides nutritious meals and educational play and most wonderfully for parents, sends pics and videos with updates throughout the day.
She was amazingly accommodating to our changing needs and her support through tough times was so helpful to us. My daughter misses her terribly and if not for a change in personal circumstances, we would have happily continued on with Francine for many more years.
Cannot recommend enough!!!
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