Ofsted inspection January 2023, graded ‘Good’
Hello, my name is Paula and I am the owner of Little Seeds Childcare, I am Ofsted registered and based in near (Crystal Palace Football Stadium, Selhurst Park, South Norwood) and am the proud mother to 4 children. Three boys and one girl, and married to Allan.
I am an Early Years Professional and I own and manage Little Seeds Childcare, which is a home based childcare business, where children are cared for in a warm, friendly and stimulating learning environment.
I have over 20 years childcare experience, which includes service at the BBC Woodland Nursery (White City) , caring for children from 3 months to 5 years. Several years leading on I have worked in Nurseries and Social Services, within the boroughs of Lambeth and Westminster.
I have held Managerial positions, including Nursery Manager for many years in the private and public sector.
With all the experiences gained over the years, as a result of this I have been able to encompass the many qualities gained into this business and thrive to provide a holistic, friendly home from home experience for your child ‘where they can grow and flourish.’
At Little Seeds Childcare, we aim to offer a quality service that is professional, reliable, warm, friendly, and inviting: a place that offers your child the experiences that they will need to support and form their formative years with building blocks for the future.
We offer breakfast, lunch and tea, and follow a healthy eating plan which includes snacks and drinks (water or milk).
Your child will have access to a dedicated play room to enhance the feel to the day.
Access to a large green garden will provide the opportunity for your child to explore the outside environment, while being outdoors, and interacting with nature, thus supporting my ethos with elements of the Curiosity Approach and Montessori.
Trips and outing will be part of the schedule for your child whilst attending.
The learning that takes place is supported within The Early Years Curriculum Foundation ( EYFS, 2017)
School pick up and drop offs are available at Whitehorse Manor School, St Chad’s School and Heavers Farm School, which allows us to be involved within the local school community.
Age Range: (Babies) - 2 months upwards
I have a number of years experience with raising my own children alongside being a professional mum working with and supporting children in their learning and development.
Working in a Nursery attached to a school allowed me to be able to support children in preparing them for school readiness.
Qualification NNEB, DPQS/ADCE Baecs in Early Childhood Studies, Nursery Manager experience
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare
Baby experience from birth
Paediatric First Aid - August 2021
Safeguarding Course/Child Protection and Neglect
Food Allergy Training
Understanding and Addressing behaviors in the Early Years
Designing Your Curriculum
Equality,diversity and inclusion
Transitions for children with SEND
Introduction to Yoga with Young Children
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Child Well being
NNEB, Advance Diploma In Childcare and Education, Foundation Degree in Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, Food Safety Certificate, First Aid, Level 3 in Safeguarding, NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home based Childcare. Two DBS's the first is on the update system and the second is through Ofsted for childminding.
Tax Free Childcare Registered
SPACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - End of July onwards
Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 5.30 pm. (Earlier start and later finish available happy to discuss)
(2 days minimum attendance)
School drop off and pick ups Heavers Farm
|Last Updated: 19/02/2024
- Babysitting from £18.00 per hour
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
Childminding fees currently inclusive of all meals and snacks, local trips.
Fees start from £8.00 (Fees may differ depending on the type of care required please feel free to contact me to discuss your childcare requirements and to ask for further information).
Minimum of 2 days attendance
Transport:: Buses 468, 130, 50, 75 and 157
Train stations: Norwood Junction, Selhurst and Thornton Heath
My Local Schools
My Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- First Aid Certificate (added 13/09/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 30/10/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certficate (added 25/09/2020)
- UK Passport (added 25/09/2020)
- Basic Disclosure Check (added 25/09/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Little Seeds. 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.
Paula's approach is truly unique, evident from our initial discussions about our baby. The questions and attention to detail she provides are unlike anything I've encountered elsewhere. What distinguishes her is the way she involves both my partner and me in our baby's journey of activities and development. As you can imagine, our baby genuinely enjoyed every moment spent with her.
Without a doubt, I would trust Paula to care for your baby.
Response by Little Seeds on 12/12/2023:
Thankyou kindly for your feedback.
It was a pleasure to have your child in my care. Your little one had lots of fun, and it was wonderful to see how much he was learning through his play supported by the mini outings to different social settings that he was able to go on, and friendships that developed over the weeks.
Working in partnership with yourself and partner aided in supporting your little one on his journey of discovery.
All the best to you all for the coming new year.
Paula came to our rescue when we unexpectedly needed childcare over summer for our 3yo daughter. She settled in immediately and really loved going to Paula's. Paula is very warm, calm and easy to deal with. While our daughter was there they were always out and about going for walks and to playgroups. We particularly liked that Paula gets the children involved in everyday activities like picking up bits from the shop and going to the post office. Paula always seemed full of energy even after a long day with the children and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Response by Little Seeds on 11/09/2023:
Thanks for this review, it was a pleasure having your little one over the summer holidays. We had lots of exciting days out and many adventures visiting new places.
Hopefully I will see you soon when we are out and about.
All the best.
My 18 month old daughter has been going to Little Seeds for about 2 months now after a grest recommendation from a friend. We couldn't be happier, she loves it and happily goes in everyday. Paula really cares for your children like they are her own and puts lots of energy into creating lovely experiences for them every day. They go out to parks, farms and other nice places regularly. She communicates throughout the day and sends nice pictures everyday reassuring you that your child is having a great time. I couldn't recommend Paula and Little Seeds anymore!
Response by Little Seeds on 24/06/2023:
It is my pleasure to welcome your litlle one in, when she arrives in the morning, ready for another day of fun!
Our son loves his days at Little Seeds. He's learning new things, and loving socialising with slightly older kids. He's so fond of Paula and we're really happy we found Little Seeds, as it feels like a really warm and welcoming place for his first experience of childcare outside of home. Paula communicates with us very clearly and regularly and organises fun and educational activities. Paula's experience really shines through - a setting we can trust and know our son is safe and happy in.
Response by Little Seeds on 24/06/2023:
it is wonderful to have your liittle one with us. He enjoys his days with us and is constantly finding ways to keep himself busy, with all what is going on thorughout the day. .
We booked emergency care with Paula during half term week and she was very accommodating. My little girl settled instantly and loved every minute she spent with her. She was taken out for walks and even visited a dentist. Paula is very caring and you can tell she's got years of experience in the field. I will not hesitate to book her services again in the future. My girl keeps asking to go to Paula's school. 😍
Response by Little Seeds on 07/06/2023:
Thanks for such lovely feedback.
Happy I was able to help you out.
So glad to hear your little one enjoyed her days here and great to hear she’s asking about going to Paula’s house.
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