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Childminder in London Borough Of Lewisham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2019 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 20 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

** All places now filled. Please add me to your list of favourites and check back with me in mid-October **. Approved earlier this year by Ofsted for childminding but with years of childcare experience. Please note I do not charge for any childminder holidays, including bank holidays and all meals, snacks and local activities are included in my hourly rate. My setting is a lovely extended 1930s house with garden and I currently offer part-time places to pre-school children, whole days only (8am to 6pm), Monday to Thursday. I do not offer wraparound care or funded places.

I am a warm, engaging postgraduate with a down-to-earth approach to childcare, a calm disposition, a sense of fun, a good level of literacy and excellent communication skills. I have a passion for the outdoors, going to weekly parent/carer and toddler groups (once we are able to), singing and messy play which I love to share with my mindees and I really enjoy cooking delicious, nutritious food. A member of Childminding UK and a Gold member of Childcare.co.uk, I am committed to CPD to augment my knowledge and promote best practice.

My Experience

Being the middle child of a large family, I have always been around young children and infants. I have three fairly independent older children of my own, many years of childcare experience, have volunteered locally with Scouts and as a parent volunteer on dozens of school trips.

I have been the 'go-to' unpaid childminder for neighbours and friends over the years, which I have absolutely loved, but it's only recently that I have considered doing it for a living.

My Qualifications

Relevant training includes:

Childminding UK Introductory Training Course, including Understanding and Working with the EYFS
QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF)
QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Childminding UK training in Food Hygiene

My Availability

No immediate availability but please add me to your favourites and check with me in mid-October.

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Last Updated: 20/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

Current childminding fees inclusive of meals, snacks and local trips £8.00 year round, £9.00 term-time only. I do not charge for childminder holidays, including bank holidays.

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

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  • Utility Bill: Childminding Insurance Policy (added 23/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) Registration Certificate (added 23/06/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 16/03/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Data Protection (GDPR) (added 08/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Cultural Capital (added 08/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding Behaviour (added 08/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 09/01/2020)
  • Utility Bill: Npower utility bill (added 08/01/2020)
  • EU Passport (added 08/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Young People (RQF) (added 17/12/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) (added 17/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Recording Children's Development (added 17/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting (added 17/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Developing Children's Learning (added 17/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 17/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene (added 12/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values (added 12/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding and Working with the EYFS (added 12/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Childminding UK Introductory Training Course (added 12/12/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Olga M. 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.

My son is two years old and he has known Olga almost from birth. I am a young mum and I haven't always had confidence as a single mum plus Jacob has issues with his development and he is a very fussy eater but she has helped me whenever she has been able to and thanks to her help and advice he is well on his way to being potty trained and he is trying different foods. Olga is kind and patient and Jacob will really miss her now we are having to move.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Elle about Olga M on 17/04/2020


Response by Olga M on 17/04/2020:

Thank you L, sorry to see you move out of the area but I hope you will keep in touch!

My young daughter Kailah (6) has always enjoyed being cared for by Olga from 6 months old. As Olga is naturally a very nurturing person, and Kailah would be very engaged playing without separation anxiety. Which was so much easier for me. Olga has picked Kailah up in emergency situations from private nursery, and has always been reliable.
I would highly recommend Olga, and my young daughter has a wonderful bond with her and her 3 children.
She provides a warm and very organic approach, I wish her every success.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 3 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Shazia about Olga M on 26/01/2020


Response by Olga M on 04/02/2020:

Thank you Shazia for your review 😀

I was so glad I used Olga. I could see how happy my 3 year old son was as she is caring, kind and fun and I had no worries leaving him. He didn't seem to notice I was going - which was a surprise - he was too busy playing and having a good time. I've used her a number of times and have recommended her to my friends too. Certainly put my mind to rest knowing he was in the hands of someone who really cares. Thanks.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Bea about Olga M on 26/01/2020


Response by Olga M on 26/01/2020:

Thanks so much for your lovely review Bea - I appreciate it 😄

I have used Olga for the occasional childcare since my son was a toddler.. Aiden loves going by her. She is warm, attentive, kind and very reliable. Aiden will certainly be going to After school clubs for sure when it starts. I recommend Olga to all my friends. Anyone looking for childcare will be very fortunate to have her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Dion2222 about Olga M on 20/01/2020


Response by Olga M on 21/01/2020:

Thank you Dion for your very kind feedback :)

Olga is a lovely, warm and caring person. She has been babysitting my little girl regularly since she was a tiny baby (now 5 years old) when I attend CPD/training course in london. I know Ruby is well looked after, happy and safe and would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Dawn about Olga M on 18/01/2020


Response by Olga M on 19/01/2020:

Thank you Dawn! I really appreciate your kind review 😃

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