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Childminder in Croydon

Babysitter in Croydon

4.43 stars

Female Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 12 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
Virtual Nanny
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Welcome to my childcare page.

My name is Vilma, and I am an Ofsted registered childminder of 18 years and a member of Pacey. Ofsted graded GOOD.

Vacancies: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I am passionate about children, watching them develop into happy well rounded independent individuals.

I am a fluent English-Spanish speaker. We speak English in my setting but also introduce Spanish.

I'm based in between Selhurst, West and East Croydon train station and the 157, 450, 50, 468, 75 and 289 buses are a few minute's walk to my home.

I carry out childcare drop-offs and pickups to and from the Crescent primary school.

I pride myself in offering a home from home environment (a homely atmosphere), a place where children feel safe, loved, a caring environment, part of the extended family but above all a setting where all have lots of fun learning through play, allowing children to explore flourish and grow.

Being a mother, I can reassure you that your child will be cared for with the same level of care as my own family.

I work in partnership with parents to understand the individual needs of their children and monitor, track and plan for their next steps in developing
their progress.

We go out most days to parks, farms, playgroups children's centres and play dates with other childminders.

My household consists of three of us.
My two sons are both studying at university. They do come back home during their holidays; they are both registered with Ofsted as suitable to be around children and have DBS’. My sons have both grown up whilst I have been a childminding, they have wonderful memories, friends and love seeing all the children that attend my setting as do the children that attend.

We have pet cats, which are a great hit with the children. Children love animals for the quite simple reason that in a relationship with a pet they can be ‘just’ themselves, with no rules, measures, expectations, or outcomes but purely with love and natural awe.

My opening Hours:
I can accommodate earlier starters if required.
Monday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Thursday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Closed

I offer full days with a minimum of two full days

We take part in many activities and visit playgroups, play dates, and outings are also important as they will reinforce any planned activity. All activities are planned with each child in mind, this way the child will get the best out of the day and his/her personal development will be met.

I have a dedicated playroom and garden.
You can find lots of outdoor and indoor play and games. Sand, water, slides, swings, etc.
The playroom is full of toys, books, and other activities.
Lots of arts and crafts: drawing, painting, playdoh, papercrafts, themed crafts, etc.
Baking and cooking are much-loved here, all ages taking part. Healthy eating is especially important.
Outings are a favourite here, we love spending time outside and being adventurers, we go to parks, zoos, farms, museums, playgroups, places of interest in London, Castles, we plan play dates with other settings, etc.

My Experience

My experiences are varied, from being a mother, to tutor, playworker, nursery nurse and Childminder.
I believe that what I bring into families and their children lives is an open approach to working together with the best interest of all involved. Always taking into account that we live in a multicultural society.
We follow the EYFS and maintain all documentation required.
I have cared for children that spoke no English, Twins, children from the same family and babies.
I also have experience working with children that have autism, hearing impaired ASD and ADHD.

My Qualifications

I have completed the following training:
Cache Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce. Food Health and Hygiene Certificate, level 2
Healthy Early Years, London
Paediatric First Aid level 3
Roles of the Senco
Child protection level 3
Child neglect Level 2
Designated safeguarding lead
Send code of practice Level 2
The prevent duty Level 2
Health and safety
The outside curriculum
Improving children’s learning through play
Green early years settings
Curriculum planning
Tracking progress
Child wellbeing
Supporting home Learning
Working and effective communications with parents and children
Forced marriage
Spirit possession and
honour-based violence Health and Hygiene Certificate
Speech and language development in the early years
Child behaviour
Working in partnership with parents.
Developing the EYFS
Autism awareness
Dysgraphia awareness
Data handling and the ICO
E-Safety for children and parents
Managing Ofsted inspections

I continue to do training regularly.

My Availability

My opening Hours:
I can accommodate earlier starters if required.
Monday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Thursday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Closed

I offer full days with a minimum of two full days
Term time only is also available.
Minimum 2 full days or 4 mornings.

I accept 2, 3, and 4 years old 15-hour childcare and 30 hours 3-year old funding. I also accept the government's tax-free childcare (20% off for working parents) for children up to 11 years old. If you would like to use any other voucher company please do ask.

Emergency/short notice childcare is available.

Before and after school care is also available. A minimum charge of 2 hours is payable.
School drop off and pick up at the following school:
The Crescent Primary School.

Please do contact me if your school is not on the list as I may be able to collect from others.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/11/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

On application as they vary.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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19 May 2017
24 February 2015 - Good
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Below are the latest reviews for Vilma. 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.

Vilma is a really great childminder. Both of my children love her and would still be going to her if we hadn’t moved house (nearly 100 miles away - just too far). They always had fun with Vilma and did lots of great activities. My children could both be described as ‘strong willed’ (to put it politely) but Vilma always knew exactly how to manage them.
COVID has so far prevented our planned reunion, but we are still in contact and my daughter still asks when we are going to see Vilma again.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Rhiannon Rhiannon about Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 12/04/2021

This lady is a fantastic childminder both my children’ are with this lady and are both very happy never want to leave they have so much fun with her my son especially has a fantastic relationship with this lady, my son has learnt so much from her. Also free this lady my son will eat lots more food and is willing to try anything she helped us potty train him and get him out of nappies which only took a week.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Clairebe Clairebe about Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 06/04/2021

Wow, where do I start with this woman!

Vilma was my SAVIOUR! Quite literally. You see, my son has ASD, ADHD and many other little odds and sods! I was going through hell with my son when I met Vilma! There was not a single person who could cope with his behaviours - myself included - I started work at 7.30 and desperately needed someone who could care for Alfie from 6.30 to 7.30 when his taxi would collect him to go to school. I must have spoken to 20 childminders that day, and none would help because of his disabilities! Vilma took him on, we met instantly and the rest is history! My son is now 12 and he was 6 when he joined Vilma’s club. He is no longer there, but he speaks so fondly of Vilma. I’m certain he would be prefer to be at her house most of the time. He ran away from home a few weeks when he refused to be disciplined for bad behaviour! I contacted my family, they all sat on the sofas. I thought to myself, maybe he went to Vilma’s as I couldn’t find him anywhere. As soon as I said what had occurred, her and her partner got ready, and came out to help me look for him! The police showed up with him after a little while! In a nut, this woman will go to the moon and back to look after your children, she will help to develop them into kind and caring young adults! I couldn’t of asked for a better childminder, I just wish I found her when my son was two. It would of saved a lot of heartache with others who do not understand kids or kids with special needs.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Sophie Sophie about Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 06/04/2021

It is unfortunate that Covid restrictions are in place, however she messed me about for a whole month. One minute telling me she would call to arrange to meet up as i could not enter the premises. When I offered for a virtual tour of the place, she gave me an excuse. She stated, she thought (not confirmed) that nursery settings would be closed. Everytime single time there was an obvious excuse despite one of my daughters having a disability meaning she could still get childcare regardless of the situation. In other words, she could not find a way to refuse but rather find excuses to fob me off.

Very unprofessional and disgusted to say the least! If I could give 0 stars I would.

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by Avatar for Eve0711 Eve0711 about Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 11/01/2021

Response by Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 06/04/2021:

Thank you for your review.
I am sad to hear you feel this way. I believe that I tried to keep you as informed as I possibly could in this very difficult time for everyone during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The way I have changed the way I ran my setting was by following all updates and making sure that all the children the I childmind were and are at all times safe, healthy and developing.
I believe that my previous reviews tell you what I am like and how much I love my job, watching children develop into independent, confident, able and happy little people.
I have a fantastic working relationship with all my parents and even have contact with children and parents alike that no longer use my services. So much so that I am very proud to have been asked to be godmother to 2 of the children that I have cared for.

Vilma is more like a surrogate mum than just a childminder. She is very kind, caring and my kids love her. She is very experienced and responsible but more than that the kids love being at her place. Her premises are spotless, there are plenty of toys and educational games and the atmosphere is fun, nurturing and welcoming. I can't recommend her highly enough.

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

by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Vilma Vilma on 29/03/2019

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