Hi, my name is Marta.
I live in Basingstoke, in Kempshott with my husband and two children. Seth is 6 years old and Chantelle is 4. We are both non smokers with no pets. We have a lovely house, which is safe and secure, and has got a child-friendly garden. We love our home, which is based in a cul-de-sac with big open fields for great outdoor walks and a very good playground to burn off that excessive energy.
I have also converted our conservatory into a playroom which consists of toys for both educational and normal play for all ages. Child development & education is of most importance to me and I always include these fundamentals into every session with all the children I look after.
I provide a creative and enjoyable learning environment and offer lots of different activities. Activities include: messy play, painting, play dough, music and dancing, modeling, crafts and all sorts. I try to make sure children spend enough time outside, in the fresh air every day! We also attend soft play centers, toddlers groups, parks, farms. There is always something going on at "over the rainbow childminding"
I have a full time and part time space available at the moment. I work within the Early Years Foundation Stage, to ensure children receive all round development whilst they play. I am Ofsted Registered, fully insured and a member of PACEY. I also provide 30 hours a week of free education for 3 and 4-year-olds.
I have been graded OUTSTANDING at my last Ofsted inspection (September 2016)
Ofsted Inspector says:
"Inspirational teaching challenges the thinking of even the highest achievers; for example, as they sort out meat-eating wild animals from those that eat plants. Children create rich imaginary worlds, such as sourcing an extensive range of natural materials in the garden to make water pools and habitats suitable for different species"
"The childminder is highly effective in teaching children how to keep themselves safe. For example, she helps them to identify and manage risks as they experiment with water, build fires and pretend to cook sausages on long sticks"
''Children make good progress in their learning as the childminder provides a good balance of adult-led and child- initiated play within a welcoming child-friendly, family home. The childminder has a good working knowledge of The Early Years Foundation Stage which enables her to plan well for children's learning. She has good childcare skills and she has a warm, caring affectionate manner so children are happy and secure in her care'. ''
Please don't hesitate to contact me with your specific requirements as I am sure we can accommodate your needs. References available on request.
Lot’s of experience wit babies and children of all ages over the last 8 years
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare
First Aid Training
Level 2 - Food Safety and Hygiene (Catering)
Expectations of behaviour
Supporting Children with Speech, Language
and Communication Needs
Raising Developmental Concerns with parents
I work from 7am till 7pm from Monday till Friday
|Last Updated: 04/11/2018|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
I work from 7.00 am - 7.00 pm from Monday to Friday, occasionally weekends, babysitting services also available. I accept childcare vouchers. Please contact me for vacancies and fees.
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My daughter went to Martas for school drop off and pick up, Marta and her team are very lovely and we still like to say hello at the school. I would recommend getting in contact with Marta if you are looking for childcare.
Our son has been with Marta at over the rainbow for the last 2 and a half years. I consider ourselves lucky that we found her as Marta has been absolutely fantastic and I don't know what we would have done without her!
The setting is so friendly, our son has grown and developed fantastically since he has been there. We have used other childcare in the past and honestly nothing compares to the care and love our son has received at Over the Rainbow.
There are always different activities the children do each week, and they have been on outings to lots of different places. Our son has always asked on the weekends if it is Marta time again!
Marta and her assistants are very knowledgeable and experienced and have helped so much with milestones we were struggling with previously, and have time and patience for all children in the setting.
Our son is now moving on to big school, and we all will really miss seeing everyone at Over the Rainbow. We love the setting so much we will be going back over the school holidays!
I cannot recommend Over the Rainbow highly enough!
My daughter has been with Marta for the past 18 months and has flourished since. Marta provides such a loving and homely setting, they have amazing days out and days full of activities at home. My daughter is excited to go every single day and loves seeing her friends there. Marta is wonderfully understanding and as flexible as she can be. I would trust Marta with my little girl's life and the safety there is very well controlled. I wouldn't send her anywhere else and would recommened Marta to anyone who has a child of any age. She has been there since she 2 and has come along so much whilst in Marta's care.
My son has been with Marta since he was 4 months old, he is now 4 years old and going to "big school" and looks at Marta and her children as his extended family. Marta is kind and caring and has taught my little boy so much, he really loves her and her family and cant wait to get there in the mornings. When I drop him off, I leave knowing my son is happy and will have a great day with all his friends and will feel very much at home in the environment Marta has created in her setting. I would highly recommend Marta, she deserves more than 5 stars.
Marta has been and still is the second blessing in my life since my son was born especially being a single parent and working full time. He has been going there since he was 2 and Marta has become more than a childminder…she has become part of our family. When I first went to meet her I was anxious about leaving my child in someone’s home. After it became a regular thing, my anxiety subsided and the only worry I had was if Marta went on leave what would I do. But she does provide names of other CMs to provide temp cover if necessary and gives you enough notice. She hasn’t taken leave yet so I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Yes that’s right, she has not taken any leave yet since I have been going to her and my son is 4.5. She moved house and worked throughout, during the pandemic she worked throughout except for locked. She introduced new working practices as soon as she possibly could when the government guidelines were published. She loves children and it’s a good thing she does because I wouldn’t have the care I have today. I don’t think I am ever going to leave her for the following reasons;
1. She is trustworthy and so caring towards my child
2. She takes him out and ensures he has an educational and fun time
3. She provides good food
4. She teaches kids manners and started the potty training for him too!
5. She takes children during school term, half term and whenever children aren’t at school (I swear children spend more time away from school then at school).
6. Her house is clean and my child comes home clean. I have had him in a nursery where I think my baby was used on a construction site to help build new homes.
7. Her assistants are equally as good probably because she recruits them.
8. She is quite helpful with general kid advice especially when it came to applying for schools which can be an absolute nightmare.
9. There is so many reason why I love bringing my son there but I need to go to Marta now and pick up my little person who will make me a millionaire one day.
I am definitely not leaving her any time soon. I’m just like a bad rash that won’t go away :)
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