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Childminder in London: Barking & Dagenham And Redbridge

5 stars

Female Member since May 2021 Last Updated May 2023 Last Login 24 Jun 2024

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I offer professional home-from-home childcare and early education, looking after small groups of children of different ages and from all walks of life.

I am a mum of four, three boys and a girl. I would say that I love being a mom, and that it is the most important part of my life, and the one that fills me up with the most love, joy, purpose and happiness.

When you're working with small children, no two days will be the same. It is my passion to ensure I am providing a stimulating environment to give the best service where the children enjoy learning though play.

I provide creative play, reading, mark-making, and storytelling with little ones, supporting early language development, and helping children develop their creativity and imagination.

Cooking with and for the children, providing valuable real-life learning experiences and healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.

Taking children to and from nursery, school or their other settings, activities and clubs, working with other childcare professionals and parents to provide a coordinated approach to supporting each individual child.

observing children's progress and working with parents to support their child's ongoing learning and development.

My Experience

I started my career in childcare working in a Montessori school 10 years ago. Since then I fell in love with Montessori and the method of teaching using the Montessori approach.

Montessori education promotes independent learning through free choice within reasonable boundaries. It encourages experience of the real world while surrounded by beauty, using multi-sensory activities, and with an emphasis on peace and freedom from interruption to aid the child’s developing skills of concentration and self-construction.

I follow Montessori principles in planning topics, assessing the children’s progress and planning future work. I believe in developing the child’s initiative and respect for themselves and for others. The children choose their own activities and are free to be inside or outdoors.

I believe that children learn and develop in their own ways and at their own rates, and I promote this through every moment of our day. From the youngest age children learn lots of useful skills including pouring their own drink, serving their own food, choosing how much they eat. We practice spreading, peeling, chopping, baking, washing up, setting the table, mopping, sweeping, polishing etc. to make them independent.

My Qualifications

Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

Pediatric first aid

Food Hygiene

tiney member.

My Availability

September 2021

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes yes
Last Updated: 15/05/2023

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour

Full Time £75 a day
Morning £45
Afternoon £45
Pick up and afterschool club £7 an hour
with a hot meal for tea and dinner if you need the service till 7pm

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • UK Passport (added 18/09/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Healthy eating (added 15/02/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Certificate of excellence (added 15/02/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 16/01/2022)
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Below are the latest reviews for Zakia. 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.

You are amazing at what you do !
Your passion and dedication is beyond words !
Thank you for making my baby girl happy and always excited to get back to your nice, happy and warm place , every day.
Thank you for being the second family for my baby girl, for your hard work, for your patience,for your Love and your dedication to all your Little Angels.
I would definitely recommend Little Heroes Nursery to anyone is looking for a safe , nice, warm, happy , place and hands for their Little Angels.

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by Avatar for Andreea Andreea about Avatar for Zakia Zakia on 18/01/2022

Zakia is the best childminder my children have ever been to. She is so welcoming and the kids love going there. It’s hard being a working parent with kids at the same time, but Zakia makes that experience a whole lot easier. My mind is at peace knowing that my children are with Zakia always having lots of fun and always doing different activities. She truly is amazing and what she does and the kids even want to go to Zakia’s on the days they aren’t scheduled to. That says enough! Thank you Zakia for everything you do for me and my children :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Fal Fal about Avatar for Zakia Zakia on 18/01/2022

Zakia is the best childminder my daughter has ever had, she has welcomed not only my daughter but me and my family in to her home. My daughter loves to go to Zakia’s after school, she loves the walks they go on, the movie and popcorn nights, singing and dancing and the food. I get regular updates about my daughter and how her school day has been, and what she has got up to at Zakia’s house. The house is amazing, it everything you could think of, messy play, reading books, play kitchen and garden apparatus. This is a really warm and welcoming nursery/childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Maya Maya about Avatar for Zakia Zakia on 13/01/2022

My children loved to spend the time with Zakia and her family, they felt happy and relaxed all the time. She offered good food and organised different activities, inside the house and outside for the kids. A very professional and confident service overall.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Mihaela Mihaela about Avatar for Zakia Zakia on 12/01/2022

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