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I offer Ofsted registered childminding service from a lovely home in Islington which is located of Essex Rd N1. Travel links are convenient with Angel, Highbury & Islington, Dalston, Essex Road and Canonbury Stations all within 15 mins or less walking distance. Bus routes: 73, 38, 476, 341, 30, are within 5 mins walking distance. Bus routes 19, 4, 236, 43, 271 are within 10 mins walking distance.
I am a loving mum of two children. A lovely and well-mannered son, who is 17 and is currently studying A-levels, and a very curious 2-year-old daughter, who loves exploring and being independent. Billy the cat is our adored pet and is part of our lovely family.
My home is a ground floor, 2-bed maisonette flat with a front garden that, is set up to stimulate child-led learning, discovery, and exploration through carefully planned outdoor messy and nature activities. I use the downstairs of my flat for childminding.
As part of the daily routine, I balance educational adult-led and child-led free-play activities which develop the 7 areas of learning in communication and language, physical, personal, social and emotional, literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Each child will have a learning journey profile book
We enjoy lots of messy play, heuristic play and have daily story times, sing songs, dance, and trips to the park, playgroups, library, soft play or local farms. We visit museums, zoos, aquariums, Kew Gardens - botanical gardens to extend learning and understanding the world.
I have been registered with Ofsted as a childminder since June 2019.
Although newly registered, I have over 10 years of experience working with children in different settings and ages groups.
I have worked at Little Angels Day Nursery and Pre Prep School, a teaching assistant role at St Mary's CoE Primary School, a support assistant role at The Garden, a special needs school, and did a research study project at Hanover Primary School to support my studies. I have been a mother since 2002.
Level 5 (Foundation degree) in Psychology for childcare professionals
Level 3 Diploma (CACHE) Supporting teaching and learning in primary schools
Level 2 Health and social care
Islington childminding training
Level 3 in Paediatric first aid
Level 2 Food safety and hygiene for early years settings
Fluent English and Polish
Online Professional development courses in:
Delivering the EYFS
Effective partnership working with fathers
Starting out - Supporting children's emotional well-being
Expectations of behavior
Raising developmental concerns with parents
Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs
Monday - Friday 8am-6pm
I may also be available for emergency and occasional care. please get in touch with me to discuss availability.
I also offer to babysit in the evenings.
|Last Updated: 11/08/2020|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
Hourly/ daily/ weekly rates apply. Will be discussed at an interview.
My Local Schools
This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.
- Training Certificate: Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning (added 15/07/2019)
- Utility Bill (added 15/07/2019)
- EU Passport (added 15/07/2019)
- DBS Check (added 15/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Developmental Concerns_Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Expectations of Behaviour Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Starting Out Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Effective Partnership Working with Fathers (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Schemas (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Delivering the EYFS (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Early Years Settings (added 14/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Islington childminding training (added 14/07/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/07/2019)
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We are so happy that we found Maz! Bright Butterflies was our little boys first childcare setting, and he stayed with Maz for over a year. His and our experience with Maz was purely positive. He was cared for so well I never for a second worried about him and he loved being there. The set up is amazing, almost like a mini nursery- there are an abundance of toys, a lovely outdoor space and lots of interactive, developmental activities. It also feels very homely and welcoming. Our son came on in leaps and bounds throughout his time with Maz, she also helped was a great help with things that were new to us, like potty training! Maz always takes care to find out about your child, their likes and dislikes, how they are feeling on that particular day, and the communication from her side is very good. She also took care to cater for my son who is a rather fussy eater and a vegetarian, so it’s not easy! She always managed to have a variety of meals for him.
I can’t recommend Maz enough!
Maz looked after our baby from the age of one until he was two and he flourished under her care. Maz is super caring and encourages learning and play, we’re so glad he was with her for his first childcare experience. His confidence and skills have grown so much and he’s now ready for a busier nursery experience. Everything was always so clean and well equipped, her garden had so many fun play stations. Cam’s diet there was varied and always sounded delicious. We would have stayed with Maz longer but moved house!
My almost 5 years old son with learning difficulties was cared for by this lady. He loved going there and got more involved in the activities she was getting him to do. She has high standards of care and excellent communications skills such as a log book of all the activities for each day. I highly recommend her.
My 4 year old attends nursery 3 days a week and goes here the other 2 days. My son has learnt more here than at nursery which has made him more confident when back at nursery . And I’m so happy. My son loves it and always has good things to tell me about his day. Trustworthy, lovely and welcoming lady . Brilliant communication.Definitely recommend!
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