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Childminder in Luton

5 stars

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Female Member since Jul 2021 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 15 May 2022

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Federica Barbato and I am a registered childminder under the Tiney child-minding agency. I am also a gold member of Childcare.co.uk. I am open full time from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. My setting is based in a flat on the ground floor. I look after children aged 6 months to 5+ years old. My setting has been set up to encourage adventure, creativity and diversity as well as including elements of my Italian background. My setting also offers various activity and education experiences in accordance with EYFS. This will include children building skills around math’s, literacy, arts and crafts and role play.
I can provide health snacks and meals upon request. My passion is teaching children how to eat heathier and how to prepare a variety of nutritional dishes. Involving children in cooking activities and sharing knowledge about the importance of eating heathier is the key to a child’s development and growth. My range of activities can be viewed on my Instagram page at “littlebell_tineyhomenursery”

I love taking children out for outdoor activities and I believe that children can learn from the outside world rather than being indoors. Daily trips to parks are guaranteed as well as many other planned trips. My aim is helping the children to build up their confidence through outdoor activities.

My setting incorporates activities based on the Montessori philosophy. It is based on encouraging self-confidence and independence through activities that involve problem solving while developing social and intellectual growth. Activities I will be carrying out are based on using different tools such as using treading toys, painting and a variety of sensory activities.

My top priority within my setting Is to ensure diversity. This will involves celebrating various beautiful cultures through different activities.

My Experience

I have 5 years experience as a nursery practitioner in various nursery’s based in London . I have been working as a child minder for the past year and I truly enjoy my work . I have worked with different ages groups ranging from 6 months old to 5 years. My greatest experience has been the upbringing of my daughter who is nearly 2 years old. I have experience with babies and children with English as a second languages as I am bilingual speaking fluent Italian as well as having an excellent level of English.

My Qualifications

Cache Level 2 in Childcare
Paediatric First Aid
Food and Hygiene level 2
Safe guarding Level 1
FGM awareness qualification
Prevent duty training

My Availability

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Last Updated: 31/03/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£55 for daily care from 8am to 5pm.
This price also includes breakfast and healthy snacks however doesn’t not include lunches. Children are free to bring their own pack lunch. Lunches can be provided upon request within 24hr of notice at the price of £4.
No care service will be provided during bank holidays.
No pick up and drop off will be provided at the moment.

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

  • Training Certificate: Enabling Environments (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS 2021- 6 months on (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: planning March Theme (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Supporting Children’s Emotions in the Early Years (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Planning for Progress in 2022 (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Paperwork for childminders in 2022 (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Updates to Early Years Foundation Stage (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding the world from September 2021 (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Maths from September 2021 (added 13/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: literacy in 2021 (added 13/03/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 28/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: FGM recognising and preventing (added 30/07/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 25/07/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Tiney Childminding Two (added 25/07/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Tiney Childminding (added 25/07/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Cache Level 2 (added 25/07/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 25/07/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for Federica. 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 attending the setting for 45 hours a week and he is always excited as soon as he arrives. As he is being dropped off at the door he rushes inside to play with the other children which for me is so heart warming to see as he is normally very shy. The nursery gives off a cozy, warm and safe feeling which is what put myself at ease when it comes to dropping off my child. As a mother its normal to worry about my child going to childcare but by meeting Federica she had put my mind at ease with her calm and professional approach.
I am so amazed about the activities that my son is involved in every day and me and my husband are happy to see his development. I am also grateful for the care and the attentions she gives to my son. I highly recommend.

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by Avatar for Mariana Mariana about Avatar for Federica Federica on 15/05/2022

Initially I was looking for a nanny who would come to my home to look after my son while I worked from home as I wasn’t quiet comfortable for him to be away from me. However when I came across Federica’s profile she immediately caught my attention as I could tell that she takes great care and pride in what she does by the effort she put into her profile information. Then when I met her and visited her nursery I was extremely happy as she is a lovely person inside and out and she puts her heart and soul into her work. Her nursery setting is exceptionally clean, safe and child friendly. My son loves going to Federica and my family and I notice positive changes in his development. Every week Federica will send photos, messages and updates on the activities they do and he now has a mini gallery from the artwork he comes home with !
Whenever I have any concerns Federica is always on hand to help and support and I can’t thank her enough for all that she does. As a parent you always want to know that your child is in safe hands and that they are around positive influences who will nature their spirit, be patient, kind and loving and with great fortune this is what we have found in Federica.

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by Avatar for sarah sarah about Avatar for Federica Federica on 30/12/2021

My Son loves going to Federica they have a lovely relationship which makes me and my husband happy to know he is in safe hands and makes dropping him off a little easier.
They do amazing activities together. Federica is a really good communicator and if have any concerns she will always reassure us.
We are really happy we choice her. 😊

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by Avatar for MuM2020 MuM2020 about Avatar for Federica Federica on 06/12/2021

Federica was amazing when she looked after our daughter whilst our regular childminder was away on holiday. Federica ensured our daughter was comfortable and entertained from the moment we met her! She had many creative activities set up already and I could see my daughter was very happy! Federica has made her home very child friendly and welcoming and we are just sad we do not live closer to use Federica more!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sabrina Sabrina about Avatar for Federica Federica on 22/09/2021

As a parent I was concerned regarding the transition period with my little boy when I had to go back at work.I am so please that I had decided to send him to federica as he is always excited to go back. She sets up lovely activities and takes my boy regularly to the park. He is always excited and happy when I drop him off. He also enjoys learning new words in Italian. I would high recommend :)

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by Avatar for Rosie Rosie about Avatar for Federica Federica on 19/09/2021

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