Hi my name is Maria Alasu. I am an Ofsted registered, qualified childminder based in Southport, Merseyside and I enjoy working with children. I specialise in children aged 0-8 years and also offer after-school childcare for 8-16 year old.
I offer a very high standard of care where all children are safe and loved. I have a comfortable and well equipped home, with a separate play room (with a wide range of toys and games), a kitchen with dining area. I provide home made healthy meals and snacks, drinks are available at all times
I offer lots of creative play, diverse activities and plenty of attention. I want all children to spend their time being very active; and let them discover the world through playing.
I treat children as individuals with respect to their own needs.
I would like to take care of your child's development in a professional and friendly way to get the best possible start in their lives. I offer high quality childcare in a secure and homely environment.
I believe that using a childminder is beneficial for your child and beneficial to you as a parent. These are the reasons that I decided after more than 18 years in the childcare profession, (having worked as a nursery nurse) to set up my own business as a registered childminder.
I offer flexibility in terms of the days and hours I can care for your child. I appreciate how busy you are and I always try to fit in with what suits you best.
One to one
I never over commit in terms of the amount of children I care for, ensuring they receive my undivided care and attention. Their wellbeing and happiness is my primary concern at all times.
I try hard to promote a 'home from home' environment, making your child's transition to my care as smooth as possible. I am also very aware of the need to support and reassure both children and their families during this transition.
Your child will always be cared for by me, allowing a sense of familiarity, trust and routine to develop.
You can trust that I will provide the best care possible for the most important thing in your world. For more information and to arrange a no obligation visit to my home, contact me. .
* A Parent feedback *
"My Name is Anna Swieca
I`m writing to recommend my childminder -Maria Alasu-
Maria Alasu started providing child care service for my 4 year old son since September 2011,and at this point I can`t imagine my life without her.
My son feel completely safe and secure in her home .Maria offer many various educational activities.
The kindness and patience in which she show with my son is outstanding,
Her home is always clean and child safe.
I will definitely recommend Maria Alasu as a child minder for any other family in need of a very high standard child care services .
With her background experience and strong abilities to connect with children she can definitely offer everything a family would be looking for in a child care provider.
****What a Day Nursery manager say about me**
14th November 2011
Re; Maria Alasu
To whom it may concern :
Maria has worked at Lucy Lockets Day Nursery since may 2006 .In tha time she has gained her NVQ Level 3 in childcare and gone on to university to complete a degree in Management and Leadership in Children`s Services .
Maria is a valuable member of staff has a excellent time keeping and a very good record when it comes to absence,she is honest and works well with all ranges of children.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her for a position working with children.
Lucy Lockets Day Nursery
BSc in Leadership and Management in Children Services
Foundation Degree course “Integrated Practice Early Year’s Children.â€? Level 5
NVQ levels 3 in Child Care
Taming Tiny Tearaways
Moving & Handling
Multi Sensory Approach to Learning
Sounds Like Music-Moving On!
Food Safety in Catering Level 2
Early Year Foundation Stage training
I am currently offering full and part time places breakfast, after school and holiday club.
|Last Updated: 28/08/2019|
- Babysitting from £10.50 per hour
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Available on request
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Philip's Church of England Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Birkdale Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Linaker Primary School
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 28/08/2019)
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Maria has been an extended part of our family, because of how important a role she (and Coco!) have played in our childrens lives, for nearly 5 years. Our youngest daughter has been with Maria since she was 8 months old and our son, now nearly 10, has enjoyed before/after school & holiday childcare during this time also.
From how her home is set up for the children she cares for to how she makes sure their learning & development is catered for with fun, creative tasks and games - I cannot recommend highly enough Maria as a childminder & we are so incredibly grateful for everything over these years. Coco has created an incredible setting in their beautiful back garden to give the children somewhere amazing to play together too! They are both completely focused on the experience of the children in their care.
Our youngest is about to start school and this changes our childcare needs, I feel like a big part of our 'life' is going to be missing as we will no longer be as reliant on Maria but we will still be keeping in touch - we have made friends for life x
Maria has been looking after my two children, Vincent & Vivienne since they were 8 months old. My son turns six next month & my daughter is now three and a half, so Maria & her lovely family have become a huge part of their lives. It really is a home away from home. They have always been happy going in & coming home, bringing pictures, things they have made & stories about their day with them. Marias experience has been a great help over the years, always on hand to offer advice on the perils of parenting! Her & husband are friendly, enthusiastic & exceedingly kind people whom I’m so glad I found to take care of my kids. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.
James started going to Maria’s in April 2015. Having considered some nurseries I opted for a childminder and I could see that Maria’s setting was put together with care and consideration for the children she looked after. Summer-time in the garden at Maria’s house is unbeatable! James has developed into a confident, kind and well-adjusted little boy who is ready to start his new chapter joining primary school in September. Maria and her family will be sadly missed, and I can’t thank them enough for their love, support and care over the years.
Maria made me and my 2 year old daughter feel safe and comfortable from the start! She was very understanding when my daughter went through tough phases and helped Heidi settle in and make friends really well. It's like a home from home for the kids just as it should be! I appreciate all the new foods she got my daughter to try. ill really miss her.
Response by Maria Alasu on 25/07/2018:
Thank you 😊. Will really miss you a well xx
Maria looked after my son from the ages of approx 2-4 years old Monday - Friday's whilst I worked. My son adored his time at her house, made good friends and was sad to leave which was only due to us moving out the area. Maria has a fabulous set up with a beautiful house and garden. She has a great selection of toys both inside the house and in the garden for the kids to play with. Maria and her family are kind, very caring and now are our great friends. Id recommended her childminding services to anyone. Shes flexible with childcare and will go out her way to help you. Excellent.
Response by Maria Alasu on 23/07/2018:
Thank you Sarah ☺️. We all miss you and can’t wait to see you all again soon x
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