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Willows

Childminder in Chelmsford

5 stars

Usually responds within 30 minutes

Female Member since Oct 2019 Last Updated Jan 2024 Last Login 21 Apr 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am an OFSTED-registered childminder with Montessori method of education and curriculum. And member of Pacey. I have been working in a nursery setting in London since 2011 in different roles. I have a 8-year-old daughter.

I believe that children who leave their home for a new environment should also feel like home, with lots of love and care. I realise how important it is to know that your child is in the hands of someone who will take good care of them, stimulate and educate them, and give them enjoyable activities. Additionally, you want them to feel at home, protected, and secure in an environment where you believe their interests are being considered, not in a setting where they are simply expected to "blend in" with what is going on around them. That is an element of the service I offer, which aims to work together with parents to make sure that all the children in my care enjoy and accomplish their goals to the best of their ability.

By valuing and embracing their uniqueness, teaching them to feel good about themselves, and teaching them to appreciate and value both their similarities and differences to others in a positive way, I also hope to contribute to children's having a healthy childhood by encouraging them to eat healthily, take care of themselves, and make a positive contribution to their daily lives.

My Experience

I have more than 18 years of childcare experience. I have a 8- year-old daughter of my own, therefore understand the joys and trials of parenting. I worked in a few well-known nursery settings until my childminding journey began. I worked as a room leader, floor marshal, deputy, and manager. In between times, I was mentoring staff who came from Montessori institutions.
During my time of work, I have cared for all age groups between 3 months to 5 years. I am a great problem solver and can offer lots of helpful advice. I also have some experience working with special needs.
I am highly trained and committed to delivering the highest standard of quality care, while making you feel completely comfortable that your children will have a safe, stimulating, and fun day with me.
I started this new and exciting childminding adventure a months ago. My journey into childcare began in 2005, when I enrolled in a level 3 diploma in childcare and a level 4 international diploma in the Montessori method of education in 2008 .
I guess implementing what I have learned through work experience has allowed me a greater understanding of educational theory and the ways in which furthering my knowledge through undergraduate study could improve my abilities. I believe that as I am keen to study the method, it will make me strong to develop my career well.
Working with children continually inspires me to do what I can to improve my ability in education by specialising in the modern education system.
I have enrolled for masters in Early childhood education. Studying and working in education has shown me that it is a challenging and rewarding career, but I believe my track record of dedication and hard work in both elements suggests that I can meet its demands. My commitment to providing a first-rate education for my future children has seen me strive to gain as many additional useful skills as possible. It is hugely important to enjoy what I do, as working is such a big part of my life.

My Qualifications

Level 5 CACHE Diploma in health and social care and children and young people services.
Level 4 in international Diploma- Montessori method of curriculum.
Level 7 Edexcel BTEC - Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. .
I have all other qualification including first aid/Epi-pen
Safeguarding Children (Level 2)
Food Allergy Awareness 
Food Safety and Hygiene (Level 2)
Health and Safety Essentials
Infection Prevention and Control
I continue to undertake regular courses to enhance my professional development.

My Availability

I am available 08.00-18.00 Monday to Friday.

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Last Updated: 04/01/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

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.

My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 15/01/2023)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 15/01/2023)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 15/01/2023)
  • DBS Check (added 15/01/2023)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Willows. 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.

Willow has provided amazing care for our son. He joined her in Sept 23 when I returned to work after maternity. From the very first settling in day, she made us feel supported and at ease with leaving him and ensuring he had everything he needed. Over the past 4 months our son has made incredible progress whilst in Willow’s care and he thoroughly enjoys every day with her. We couldn’t be more grateful for all she does for our little boy!

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by Avatar for ElleB89 ElleB89 about Avatar for Willows Willows on 03/01/2024

Willow is honestly amazing ! We were really
Worried about sending our daughter to childcare, but willow has done an amazing job to put our mind at ease. Our daughter has settled in well and it’s amazing to see how much she has learnt from willow too. I would highly recommend her and she has made this journey of me going back to work after maternity so much easier for our little family. She goes above and beyond to always accommodate our needs and we are so happy with her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Gayathri Gayathri about Avatar for Willows Willows on 18/12/2023


Response by Avatar for Willows Willows on 04/01/2024:

Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!!

V was the first ever person to look after my 1 year old. He was super clingy and hard to get to sleep but was always given super care and lots of understanding cuddles. She’s the best person to trust your child with! Thank you so much for all the care you gave to Kai. ❤️

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by Avatar for Faye Faye about Avatar for Willows Willows on 15/11/2023


Response by Avatar for Willows Willows on 17/11/2023:

I appreciate your kindness and love always. Thank you for your feedback ♥️

My 2 children (3 and 1 year old) have recently started at Willows and I couldn't be happier with the care so far. They have both settled straight away, despite it being the first childminder setting they have ever been in. Willow has been excellent with communicating with me and she does everything properly. Her house is so clean and the toys are all lovely, she is also extremely qualified in early years childcare. I know my children are going to be really happy here.

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by Avatar for Eseymour Eseymour about Avatar for Willows Willows on 20/04/2023


Response by Avatar for Willows Willows on 21/04/2023:

What else do I need from a mother? I promise will keep the trust you have in me.
Thank you so much.

super caring and attentive and does a lot of activities with the kids. She looked after both my kids (age 6 and 3) and they absolutely loved her. She’s an absolutely amazing person and I could not ask for anyone better to look after my little ones

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by Avatar for Thara Thara about Avatar for Willows Willows on 14/02/2023


Response by Avatar for Willows Willows on 21/04/2023:

Thank you very much Thara! Appreciate it.

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