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Childminder in Farnborough

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 03 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare

About Me



Hello, my name is Elena and I am an OFSTED registered childminder based in Farnborough, in GU14 0HP area
I had my OFSTED inspection on the 28th August 2018 and I've been graded GOOD.
Also,I am a PACEY Member and I can provide personal References if required. I speak English and Romanian language and I have a Law University Degree completed abroad.
I live with my husband and my lovely daughters (13 and 11 years old), in a very spacious three bedrooms house with a large garden, very close to the town centre, parks and playgroups.
I have the fantastic opportunity to work with my husband as my assistant and we both try to develop our family business and offer a high quality childcare.
Both, my husband and I , are fully CBR checked. My husband has Level 2 Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Suitability certificate to work with children, from OFSTED. We try to develop a childcare family business at high standards and encourage parents to involve themselves as much as possible in their children's development.
I am a Forest Childcare Provider and I believe that spending time outdoor is very important. The children go outdoor here every day, at least once a day, no matter what the weather, because I believe that fresh air and wide open spaces are good for them. We have a fully enclosed back garden that the children can access whenever they want. But we also live near to lovely parks, woodland areas and nature reserves and we visit one of these places about once a week.
I offer childcare in a safe environment where children enjoy learning through play and to respect each other. We visit toddler and childminder groups, parks, lake and the local library.
I take children in my care to baby and toddler music sessions, which encourage listening skills, develop a sense of rhythm, provide language development and early training in singing.
I offer nutritional hot/cold meals and can cater for different dietary needs. I have a wide variety of toys and will organise weekly activities to support each child's development skills. We do cooking, plus arts and crafts. I'm willing to look after children with specific dietary requirements, allergies, learning difficulties or asthma,and I am open to take any further training if neccesary in order to look after your child.
I live very close to the town centre and different parks in Farnborough, local shops, schools and children's centers. I like to walk a lot with the children as it is good for them to get fresh air and exercise and see the local comunity.
I encourage creative play, such as drawing, painting, cutting and sticking, play dough and much more. I also encourage books, looking at the pictures, reading the book, talking about the book. We have construction toys, such as mega blocks, jigsaw for all ages, dressing up clothes.
I encourage parents to work very close with us and involve themselves in their child's development, as much as possible.
We are willing to help older children (and busy parents!) with their homework , so time spending with me after school will be well used!
As a mother of my two daughters and looking after very young babies (started with as young as 4 - 5 months old!) I have a plenty of experience in looking after babies and young children.I also mention that I was parent helper in my little girl's nursery class so I have experience working with young children.

My Experience

I have experience looking after babies and young children.
I also offer my services for children with English as a second language.
I am willing to look after children with special needs and disabilities, include them in my setting and help them to feel welcomed, where possible.

My Qualifications

CYPOP5 Unit - Understand how to set up a home based child care service
Diploma for the Children and young People's Workforce
Level 3 in Childcare
Paediatric First Aid Diploma
Food Hygiene
EYFS Training
Safeguarding Children Level 3
Health and safety
Equality and Diversity
Child Protection - Level 3
I completed my SEND Local Offer and I am willing to take any other training required in order to look after children with special needs and disabilities and include them in my setting.
I just started Level 5 in Childcare .

My Availability

I offer full/part time vacancies , temporary contracts during school holidays and half terms.
As I work with my husband as my assistant, I currently have full time vacancies and part time vacancies for children 0-5 years.
I also have vacancies for children 5-8 years and for children over 8 years old.

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Last Updated: 21/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

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My Local Schools

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Below are the latest reviews for Elena 2011. 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 little one is with lovely Elena and Mark over a year ago and I have been always happy with their involvement during all this time. They organise a variaty of activies, indoor and outdoor and my son really loves the music activity. They offer a daily journal at home but also using Tapestry to add videos and reports regarding your child development. Elena provides daily nutritional meals for children but you are more than welcome to bring yours if you want so. Always been really flexible with timing and when I needed her to keep my little one a bit more. They have always been supportive and informative with our little one and I highly recommend her to anyone! She had my little one since he just turned one and I imagine it wasn’t easy for none of us but I was truly happy for my little one to be into her settlement. She help us a lot with my son food diversification and he did his first steps with them! I can say that my little Edward has definitely a “second home”😊

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

by about Elena 2011 on 08/01/2019

Our daughter has been going to Elena and Mark's for just over a year and a half now, since she was 18 months old. From day one Elena and Mark have been brilliant in ensuring she settled in, as well as updating us on her development through a daily diary, reports, photos and videos.

The setting is lovely, they make the children feel at home through creating a nice clean, friendly family environment; with a great variety of home-made food and educational activities.

We are delighted with our daughter's development and preparation ready for school whilst in Elena's care. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by about Elena 2011 on 19/07/2018

My son has been with Elena and Mark for 3 years now and will sadly be leaving soon for school. Ethan has developed and grown so much in Elena's setting and I cannot recommend her enough for this.

Elena has lots of toys and provides variety of indoors and outdoor activities. However the weekly music lessons are my sons favourite and will be missed. Elena provides nutritious meals as well as daily diary with all the details of activities and food that my son has. I am also very grateful for the support given and advice on how to cope with challenging behaviour or address any worries you might have

I really couldn't recommend Elena and Mark enough and I am extremely happy with the care and support my son has received.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by about Elena 2011 on 18/07/2018

Elena has been childminding my daughter since July 2015. She was taking care after her for 3 years.
I have been extremely happy with the care my daughter has received, and the great progress she has made whilst in Elena’s care. Elena’s settling is always welcoming, clean and well organised and my daughter has great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care. Beyond all this though, it is Elena’s warm and friendly approach but with strict rules that all children must.
She provides a wide, fun range of activities including outdoor exercise. I know children have enjoyed play doh, drawing and sticking, reading, puzzles and music classes as well as various garden activities. Last week they decorated cards to give to theirs Daddies for Father’s Day.
Elena is a great communicator and has no trouble in gaining children confidence and therefore encouraging good behaviour and kindness and compassion to others. When our daughter steps outside her boundaries Elena responds with firm but kind discipline explaining what she would like to see in terms which our daughter understands. When she is hurt or feeling under the weather I know that she feels happy to be comforted by Elena and I am confident that Elena can administer either first aid or medication following all the correct procedures and completing the necessary records to ensure his health and safety.
Elena provides healthy, home cooked meals and snacks such as fruits. I am also aware that Elena ensures good personal hygiene in encouraging all the children to wash their hands before eating and after using the toilet. I’m sure that it is this practice together with the cleanliness of Elena’s home which has ensured that my daughter has remained healthy and bug free for the last 3 years.
Elena completes a diary detailing what my daughter has done each day. From this I have a complete picture of her whole day including what she has eaten, how long she has slept and all her activities. This helps me to feel involved with her care and that I can talk to her about her day.
All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care my child receives and I’m certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping my daughter develop into a confident and self-assured girl.
I would absolutely recommend Elena as a great and reliable childminder.

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

by about Elena 2011 on 21/06/2018

Elena and Mark are a fantastic couple and you can see straight away that they are great with children. We had our daughter with them for nearly a year. She loves going there every morning and comes home with a big smile.
Even before starting we had an accommodation period, but our daughter was ok to be left in their establishment after just 3 days. Over the time that she has been there she has developed a lot, every week we can see that she is doing something new. She is always busy with games, activities, outside play, arts and crafts and music. Music day it is a great hit with our daughter, she loves dancing and music. In all this time her mobility, her language and her social skills have developed so much.
Elena and Mark are always there to help you with support and advices for every problem that you could encounter. They do a daily dairy that goes home with the child every day so you can see how their day was and what they did. Also they have made a tapestry journal which provides you with pictures and videos of their daily activities.
We are very happy with Elena and Mark and we highly recommend them.

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

by about Elena 2011 on 22/02/2018

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