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Childminder in Woodford Green

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 19 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Tamara and I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2006. I am a Network childminder and also a Forest childcare provider and a member of the Forest Childcare Association. We spend a lot of time having fun and learning through play doing forest school type activities in the natural environment. My creative back ground means that I love to share art and craft, messy play and cooking activities.

I am a proud mummy of two - my daughter who is 18 years and my son who is 14 years.

We moved to this area in February 2005 - just before my son was born. After leaving school I trained for 3 years as a professional chef. Then travelled and worked extensively around Australia and South east Asia for two years. For 17 years I worked successfully as a make up artist.
My partner owns his own restaurant in the Olympic Park.

My aim is to provide a professional, high quality, caring, stimulating and educational enviroment where children can have fun.

I encourage children to be confident, independent and to develop their own self esteem.There is a wealth of opportunity for both structured and flexable learning. To treat children as individuals but with equal concern, with kindness, consideration and respect. To make children feel valued and wanted by giving them time to be listened to and praising efforts. To enable children to become confident and help them achieve thier full potential.
I organise activities to support the individual child’s play and learning. Many of these are designed to help use their language, imagination and mathematical thinking. I provide a warm friendly and relaxed environment where children feel safe and secure and parents feel at ease.
My ethos is to work in partnership with the parents to provide a loving, home like enviroment for all the children in my care.

My Experience

I provide a quality childcare service in a safe, friendly relaxed home environment. I received an overall Good for my last Ofsted inspection. I am an accredited network childminder and regularly attend training.
I undertake any relevant training where possible and keep up to date with childminding regulations and legislation.
I am a member of the local childminding network group which is PACEY approved and we meet every Thursday morning.
Of course my experiance as a mother is always invaluable.
I provide meals for children over 1 year with varied healthy home cooked meals.
My creative background means that we regularly do art and craft, messy play and cooking activities. I love to organise fun activities on our tuff tray for the children.
Walks and outings are also a regular feature of our day with visits to local playgroups, parks, feeding the ducks, Hainault country farm, children centres, library's, Epping Forest, network childminder groups and other amenities in our local area.
I have a passion for the enviroment. We are members of the Woodland trust and World Wildlife foundation where we have adopted two endangered animals - a tiger and a polar bear and I find ways to share this with the children.
We love to grow vegetables in the garden every year with the children.
I provide a detailed daily diary for each child which is shared with the parents. An observational folder is meticulously compiled whilst at my childcare setting. This carefully observes the progress of learning and development of each child which is also regularly shared with parents.
I aim to provide a secure, stimulating and happy home from home environment for children and would love to welcome your child to my home.

My Qualifications

NVQ level 3 in Children's care, learning and development
Food Hygiene - level 2
Paediatrics first aid
ECAT - Every Child's a talker
As Easy as ! 2 3 - problem solving and numeracy
It's child's play
Self Evaluation for childminders
Early Years Foundation Stage - Organisation
Assessment for learning for childminders
Working with parents
Look who's talking now
Dental care for preschool children
Key stage 1 literacy - City and Guilds
Creating a stimulating Environment 0-3's
Poverty Awareness Raising
Promoting Children's Personel, Social and Emotional Development

Training is ongoing.

My Availability

I have one vacancy
Monday to Thursday 8am - 6pm. From September 2019

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/08/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 08/10/2017)
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  • DBS Check (added 08/10/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for tam500. 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.

Both my children cared for by Tamara, We only left her care because we moved out of the area and we all miss her very much. Tamara provides a home from home for the children that lovely hot meals and varied activities, including the Forest School which is an added bonus.

I would highly recommend Tamara

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by angela_w about tam500 on 14/09/2019

Our youngest has been with Tamara for the last year and we could not wish for better care for her. Tamara has lots of lovely activities for the children in her care to do daily, whether that be feeding the ducks or having fun with arts and crafts or cooking; we feel that our daughter always has the best time. Tamara has been great with our daughters routine and she always cooks the best meals! You know your child is having the best time when they ask to go to ‘Tamara’s house’ over the weekend!
We can not recommend Tamara highly enough!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Jellies about tam500 on 05/09/2019

Tamara has been warm and welcoming since my son started going to her in January this year, he settled in so quickly due to his love of coming. They do so many creative activities and trips out, that I get daily photos of or keep sakes to take home to display at home. She cooks lovely healthy food which he enjoys. She is incredible professional with daily reports on what they’ve done, food they’ve eaten, times of naps etc, it gives you a clear insight of the day he’s had.

I can’t thank tamara enough for her amazing care, I feel completely happy and at ease leaving my son with her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Becky about tam500 on 02/09/2019

My little girl has been with Tamara for the last two years (since she was 8months old) and I feel so lucky that we found her. She is everything we were hoping to find in a childminder. Her home offers such a calm and welcoming environment, with happy family life at the heart of it. Tamara provides such a wealth of creative activities and outings, we’ve benefited from being able to pick her brains about the best places to visit in the local area too!
All the children seem to love spending time at Tamara’s house and it’s been so lovely to see friendships develop and flourish during my daughter’s time there. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tamara as the very best!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Suzie about tam500 on 07/08/2019

I keep telling people how lucky we are to have found Tam500 for school drop offs and after school. She is kind, creative, reliable and professional. We wanted a home from home type of childcare for our son and with TicketyBoo he gets just that. She organises inventive activities for after school, and has set up a really friendly environment for my son to relax and play. I cannot recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Rachel about tam500 on 19/07/2019

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