Hello. My name is Emma. I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in Knaphill. I am married and we have two sons Jamie who was born in June 2011 and Alfie who born April 2014. We also have a cat named Dori.
I have been working in childcare for 16+ years. I have been childminding since June 2012. Before this I worked as a Nanny for 9 years. I also worked for 18 months in a nursery. I have also been babystting for many families over the years.
I enjoy taking the children to toddler groups and to the local library. I also enjoy being outside with the children taking them to local parks, feeding the ducks and going on nature walks. I like to take the children on outings when possible. Places we visit include Wisley gardens, Alice Holt, The Lookout, farms and Beale Park. I am very creative and enjoy cooking and doing messy craft and play with the children.
I can except people for FEET funding and Early Years Free Entitlement.
I have a full clean driving license and my car is insured for business use. However I do like to walk with the children as much as possible.
Childminder since June 2012 - Present
Nanny between May 2003 - June 2012
I worked for 4 different Families in this time caring for children from 6 months to 9 years. I have excellent references from all my families.
Nursery between October 2001 - April 2002
I was mainly based in a room caring for children aged 2-3 but also helped out in the other rooms caring for children from 3 months 5 years.
Babysitter for many families from October 2001 - present
I babysit for many familes with children from 6 months - 16 years.
BTEC national diploma in early childhood studies
I am ofsted registered.
CHIP course (childminding introduction programme)
Code of practice and inclusion
Food Hygiene and safety
In addition to this I have attended courses on,
- CHIP Observation Assessment and Planning
- EYFS update and two year check
- Communication and language
- Planning for under threes
- Supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Promoting positive behaviour
- Supporting boys
- Build, Play and learn
- Ready Teddy cook
And many more.
I update my First aid, CRB, Safeguarding and Code of practice & inclusion, Food hygiene and safety regularly.
I have excellent references from all of the people I have worked for.
My hours are 7.30am - 6pm Monday to Thursday and can be flexible.
- Monday and Thursday full days for a child aged 0-4years
-Monday-Thursday 7.30/8-2.45pm for a child aged 0-4 years
-Monday-Friday drop off at St John’s school
-Full time spaces Monday-Thursday
-Part time spaces Monday-Thursday
-Drop off at St John’s school
-Collection from St John’s school or preschool
September spaces possibly available from July but I do have a 2 week holiday at the end of August.
I am available for evening and weekend babysitting.
|Last Updated: 03/07/2019|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
My fees vary depending on the number of hours required.
I can accept people for FEET funding and Early Years Free Entitlement
I also accept childcare vouchers and the tax free childcare scheme.
Full time and sibling discounts offered.
All meals, snacks and outings are included in my fees. The only things I ask for parents to supply are nappies and formula.
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- First Aid Certificate: Anaphylaxis (added 24/01/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 24/01/2019)
- Inspection Report: Ofsted report 2017 (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Lori (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Lisa (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Leanne (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Kirstie (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from kiddiwinks (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Jenny (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Jen (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Jane (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from Davina (added 12/01/2018)
- Reference: Reference from George (added 12/01/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 12/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 12/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: Food hygiene level 2 (added 12/01/2018)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid certificate (added 12/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: CHIP Childminding introduction programme (added 12/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: BTEC National diploma in early childhood studies (added 12/01/2018)
- DBS Check (added 12/01/2018)
- DBS Check (added 12/01/2018)
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I can't say enough good things about Emma! We travel extensively and make use of numerous sitters and child-minders around the world. The U.S. and the UK have given us the best experiences, and Emma is by far the best we've encountered. We had four children from two families with ages ranging from 2 to 7 years; numerous allergies, different nap schedules, a range of temperaments, and a complicated drop-off and pick-up schedule. To be quite frank, we'd been having difficulty finding someone to accommodate it all, but Emma enthusiastically and effortlessly responded to everything. She had an amazing and sparkling-clean house, and was a perfect communicator (especially as we were working to complete our plans). She provided meals for the children, and managed every pick-up, drop-off, nap schedule, allergy, and complication so masterfully that the children wish they didn't have to return home. Emma... you have our enduring gratitude and if we are ever even remotely close to your location again, we will work desperately to get you in the diary. If we could, we'd take you with us everywhere we go.
Emma watched my 9-month old son on an ad-hoc basis for a few months. She is very friendly, flexible and communication was always straightforward. My son was quickly comfortable with her and enjoyed spending time at her house.
I recommend Emma to anybody who is looking for a childminder.
Emma has been looking after my little girl Sophie from 10 months old. I must confess I was really anxious about leaving a little girl who had never really been without me, but Emma was so patient and went above and beyond to help both Sophie and I feel relaxed and happy. She offered multiple settling in sessions and was really flexible about how and when we did this. She has a very calm manner and is truly dedicated to making each child happy and confident in her home. Her two boys are also really sweet and helpful, often playing with Sophie and always saying such a lovely goodbye when I collect her!
It's definitely not been an easy journey over the 3 months so far, with lots of nap variations, illness and Sophie having my stubborn streak, but Emma has been so open and helpful throughout it all and clearly determined to find ways to help. I often get a text from her asking how night time went after a tricky sleep period, or a picture of a new toy she's picked up for Sophie to play with.
I would definitely recommend Emma as she clearly loves what she does; and while I'm pretty sure Sophie will still find ways to make me feel a little guilty about leaving her some days; I know she loves Emma, loves the activities and is genuinely feels at home in her house.
Emma is a top class childminder it’s plain to see that she puts the needs of the child at the heart of her work. Professional, well organised and reliable. She loves caring for children and it’s obvious - she’s a natural. I thoroughly recommend her!
Emma looked after my son from 1 year until he went to school and my daughter from 6 months old. She is an excellent childminder. My son has hemiplegic cerebral palsy and Emma was fantastic at involving him in all activities. She even came to meet his physiotherapist to understand his condition and learn ways to support him.
My children loved going to Emma’s. Day trips, inventive play, themed activities, all highly organised. I knew what my children had done, eaten, liked, and disliked! We even received beautiful scrap books of photos and their artwork.
I can't recommend her highly enough.
We all miss her!
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