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Childminder in London: Hounslow (also available for babysitting)

4.43 stars

Female Member since Aug 2011 Last Updated Feb 2023 Last Login 16 Apr 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi my name is Poonam and I have been childminding for 25. years....
I am a .....
-OFSTED Registered very friendly, loving, caring and responsible childminder I take great pride into my work to help parents and their children to achieve best to their abilities.

I offer.......
Free 15 or 30 hours of childcare For 2 years and 3 to 4 years old ( please contact me for more information)
-a safer, loving, caring and learning environment
-healthy home cooked meals and fresh fruits snacks
-regular outings to parks, playgroups, child-centre, Library and many more....
-sleeping area for your child to rest
-a good variety of toys, games,books, activities to enhance their learning experience
-large garden and I am well equipped with various types of equipment’s,
I also do gardening with kids ie planting seeds, growing variety of herbs, which offer a child a life long learning skills and connections with nature also learning about wild life.

I'm situated in TW3 area close proximity to Hounslow Highstreet, Hounslow tube, bus H20 & H22 and Hounslow railway stations. No parking restrictions near my home except during Rugby match which is usually held on weekends.

I'm a fully insured and registered (Public Liability Certificate) with Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check.

Finally, I also collaborate with BusyP Tuition who provides a tuition service at my premises for children from KS1 to GCSE level. This tuition service is very well established from the past 15 years and is an effective tool in a childminding environment.

My Experience

I have...

more than 25 years experience with children aged birth - 11 yrs

I have a wealth of experience in addition to many qualifications as listed below.

My Qualifications

NVQ3 in Childcare & development
My Ofsted inspection report has been graded GOOD
ChildProtection Awareness
Fire Marshall
ADHD Training
Writing Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Yoga for babies
Manual Handling training
ICP Introduction to Childminding Practice
Diploma in Home- Based Childcare CACHE LEVEL 3
(The childcare practitioner in the home-based setting)
(Working in partnership with parents in the home-based settings)
First Aid for Childminder

My Availability

Monday-Friday= 07:30 to 18:30hrs

Weekend and evenings= timings can also be arranged

Pick up/ drop off at.....
-Chatsworth Junior and Infants School
-Hounslow Town Primary School
-Marigold Montessori

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
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Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/02/2023

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £14.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Please contact me for further details

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
21 October 2019
3 February 2016 - Met
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My Documents

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My Son went to Poonam for almost 5 years everyday and during term holidays too. Never had any issues with her. We moved out of the are in last 2 years but my son still remembers the food she used to make. Kids are always best fed and looked after at her place.

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

by Avatar for Ashwini Ashwini about Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 13/11/2022

Response by Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 15/11/2022:

Thank you, Ashwini for your very kind words. It was nice to take care of your son. I hope you have settled nicely in your new house.

I have a lovely son which this month will be celebrate 4th birthday 🙏I have meet Mrs Poonam 1and half year ago before my son 3th birthday.She is so lovely🥰 and caring ,teach my son so many things , as he had late development in speach and he is now able to count , singing nursery song and many more .I am so lucky and bless having her as my son childminder 🙏❤️.She have a wonderful home with lovely setting with outdoor play .She have a lot of experience with children her family they are so lovely she have 4 grown children's and I will Highly recommend her .Thank you so much Mrs Poonam for everything you do for my son 🙏😘😘I am so grateful ❤️❤️🙏MARIA !😘

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Mary Mary about Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 02/10/2022

Response by Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 02/10/2022:

Thanks Maria, for taking your valuable time to provide me a positive feedback. It is my pleasure to take care of your son and build foundation of his early years. He is a very keen learner and enjoys various activities.

So we put our son to pick up from school and was told that she will pickup him in car in our meeting. 1st day my boy started crying and feeling very tired. Later found out that she walked my 5 Yr boy from school to her home which is approx 25-30 mins walk. She is not at all flexible and accommodating. Big talks and promises but don't keep up any of those promises. She also took advance payment from us and we didn't use the service ,gave her notice and still didn't receive any refund. She is now completely ignoring our messages and phone calls. Very unprofessional and misleading child minder I have encountered so far. If you want piece of mind then I will never recommend Poonam.

  • 1 stars Overall
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  • 1 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for Smruti Smruti about Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 15/10/2021

Response by Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 16/10/2021:

Hi Smruti you came to visit me in June as you were to about to start a new job.
I would like to clear your miss understandings, I have clearly informed you on your initial visit that I don’t pick children in car as near school area street are for residents permit parking holders and I can get a parking ticket. Which is much more than my fees to you and only time I would take a car when child is sick and unable to walk in a emergency situation in that case school allows cars to enter schools parking as a quick pickup.

I do remember you told me your son was tired as he not use to walk therefor we discussed this matter and resolved it by you leaving a scooter for him in the school which he stood on next day whilst I pulled along handle all the way home and he was very happy. My home is approximately 20 minutes walk. I have always picked kids from that school as young as 3 and they do get use to after sometime and local borough and government encourages this practice for children’s good health and well-being.

I have never provided food to your child as you choose to give him food from your home to his likeness so how can you give me a BAD food rating ?

Thirdly when you received a email from school to self insulate your child because of COVID you insisted me to keep him then I said let me find out as thing were changing rapidly so I have email my mentor who are professional from LBH and they said I can’t keep a child who ihas been in a contact of a covid case just in case he is a carrier, I informed you with forward of that email and explained I can not break government guidelines and put other children at risk you were not happy.

I even phoned school to confirm the self isolation rules and mentioned to you.
(My flexibility)

After that you are not sure to take new job and terminated our childcare contract. You collected you child belonging from my home.

Then you called me randomly after 3 month to ask if I can offer your child a place after school.
If my house wasn’t clean as you have said in your FALSE feedback you were unhappy with my service why would you insist me to have your child again in my setting?

You have come to my premises yesterday evening whilst I was away spoke to my family member rudely and loudly causing nuisances and been calling me at night time expect me to answer, my calls log can prove that would you call school or a nursery at 9.15 pm?????

Therefore my humble request to you that please think wisely, stop harassing me.
I leave this decision up to you to remove or not to remove your False and negative feedback.

If this bad behaviour continues I will not hesitate to report this matter further.

Poonam had been very friendly with my daughter and also teach her lots of new things. Kept her busy all the time and also goes out when was a nice weather.
She is very flexible with the hours and days. I will contact her again if need it.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Roxana Roxana about Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 07/07/2021

Response by Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 15/07/2021:

Dear Roxana,
It is my pleasure to provide care for your daughter, she is a wonderful personality, looking forward to have her back after summer vacations.

Poonam has been amazing with our 2 sons. We cannot recommend her highly enough. She’s reliable, fun and fair!
She’s been so supportive of our son pre and post Autism diagnosis, we are very grateful. Mark and Tara

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for tara1 tara1 about Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 24/07/2019

Response by Avatar for Poonam Poonam on 21/10/2021:

Hi Tara,
Thanks for taking time to write a positive feedback.
I wish all the best for your sons future…

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