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Childminder in Maidstone

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Female Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 18 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Outstanding Rated

About Me

Hi, I'm Paula, an Outstanding Ofsted Registered childminder living in Maidstone, very near the town centre. I am originally from South Africa and my family is Portuguese and I have lived in the UK since 2003.

My Experience

I have been working as a childminder since August 2011 and have previously worked as an Au Pair in the USA and have done regular babysitting for friends and family. Over the years I have had the privilege of taking care of many children of all ages and been able to help them all with their learning and development.

My Qualifications

I have completed my Paediatric First Aid course and have been CRB cleared. I have also completed regular training courses with my local authority/council. I have also completed my Level 3 Childcare Diploma.

My Availability

From Sept 2021 I'll have availability for 1 child between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, either part-time or full-time and availability for 1 child between the ages of 3 and 8, either part-time or full-time for school/nursery runs. I will be doing school runs to and from West Borough Primary school. I am flexible though so please feel free to contact me directly for further information.

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Last Updated: 15/01/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please contact me directly for fee details, I do accept Childcare Vouchers and I am registered for Tax-Free Childcare.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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29 April 2019
20 January 2016 - Good
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My Documents

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  • Inspection Report (added 14/01/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for Paula. 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.

Our youngest daughter was with Paula from the age of 9 months until starting school. We would not have changed child minder but our daughter was going to a different school.
Florence enjoyed every moment of her time at Paula's and sees the whole family as an extension of our own family. Paula offers a kind, supportive, compassionate and nurturing environment for children and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Whichever milestone Florence was working towards - talking, walking, starting pre-school Paula wholeheartedly supported and encouraged. Her communication is excellent and we have kept the communication diaries as a reminder of Florence's time there. We loved the regular WhatsApp pictures and communications also.
Paula is an amazing child minder who is highly regarded by our whole family.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Wendy Wendy about Avatar for Paula Paula on 04/10/2021

Paula is a great childminder, she provides excellent care for the children, her own daughters are lovely and caring towards the little ones, always happy and smiling.
We used Paula for wrap around care and my daughter loved going there as there were always lots of toys to play with, she was well looked after and I didn’t have to worry about anything.
There was always great communication from Paula, lots of pictures and the kids were always happy.
We highly recommend Paula to anyone

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by Avatar for monika k monika k about Avatar for Paula Paula on 20/09/2021

Paula was the first and only child-minder I visited over 2 years ago when I was looking for care for my 16 month old daughter Zeynep. She was very welcoming and had a very loving home and knew straight away that Zeynep would be happy there.
I was definitely right as Zeynep is very happy, her development has been absolutely amazing and I know Zeynep has a lot to do with this with all the fun, making friend ,learning activities she puts on for them, including day trips out. Communication is great too. From pictures sent to me throughout the day to her end of term report. Couldn’t be any happier.
My son Deniz has now also been with the family for the past 5 months, and as I knew he fit in perfectly too and is just as happy as his big sister. Zeynep is going to nursery now and she settle in very well.
I cannot praise Paula enough for everything she has done, not only for my children but for myself. She is a loving, caring, supportive lady and I do not know what I would do without her and her loving family. I feel I drop my babies off to a second family, rather than a childcare provider :)


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by Avatar for Ozlem Ozlem about Avatar for Paula Paula on 07/09/2021

My daughter started with Paula just over a year ago and I have been impressed ever since our first settling in session.

Paula is so professional and the needs and happiness of Harper always come first. Harper is so happy to go to Paula and feels completely comfortable with her. Paula always strives to to make everyday fresh and new, from exciting lunches and different activities to keep Harper busy. The lunches are always nutritious and tasty and good snacks are provided too. Paula keeps track of Harper’s day in a little book which comes home at the end of the day which is really lovely to read.

Paula works from her family home but the separate room she has for the children is just amazing. Its colourful, full of toys, educational books and games to keep Harper busy and active. Harper has also become to love Paula’s family too and is always happy to see them too.

Communication is great too. From pictures sent to me throughout the day to her end of term report. Couldn’t be any happier.

I would highly recommend Paula. She is a fantastic Childminder and has treated Harper like her own whilst looking after her. If your looking for a childminder then look no further!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for swheadon swheadon about Avatar for Paula Paula on 02/12/2020

My daughter enjoyed being with the other children in Paula’s care, and had the opportunity to make valued friendships.
Paula offers a structured and professional service in which my daughter felt safe, with consistent messages about expectations of behaviour and clear rules around play and activities.
Paula regularly communicated her non-availability (holiday, evening trips, school events) beforehand so we could arrange alternative childcare.
Paula provided a valuable link between myself and the school, allowing me as a working parent to keep abreast (and not forget!) of important dates and events.

  • 4 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Fran Fran about Avatar for Paula Paula on 24/04/2019

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