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Childminder in Croydon

Babysitter in Croydon

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 13 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
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
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Vilma, I run “Kids at home".
I have availability for fulltime places in September 2020.
Please be aware that I will be following all advice given by the DFE, PHE and GOV.co.uk

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder for 16 years and a member of Pacey. Ofsted registered GOOD.

I believe that the children that are with me, and those who have been, have found it to be like a home from home. We take part in many activities and visit playgroups, play dates are arranged, 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 offer a homely atmosphere: Lots hugs, cuddles, fun, safe, loving, caring environment, with help and support when they need for every developmental stage, close bond with children and families.

I live in Croydon with my two boys, 20 and 17. They are happy boys that enjoy their times with my mindies. My eldest is at university so will only be here during the holidays. Both my boys have enhanced DBS'.

I live in 3 beds, 2 reception room, end of terrace house with a large garden and drive. One of our reception rooms is used as a playroom.

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.

Outings are a favourite here, we love spending time outside and being adventures, we go to parks, zoos, farms, museums, playgroups, places of interest in London, Castles, we arrange play dates with other settings, etc.

We have 5 cats Which are used to being with children of all ages, the children love them.

I have worked in the past with the Spanish Red Cross as a playworker, nursery nurse and have also run sessions at playgroups in children centres in the past.

I have completed the following:

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Food Health and Hygiene Certificate, level 2


Paediatric First Aid level 3


Child neglect Level 2

Send code of practice Level 2

The prevent duty Level 2


Child protection level 3

I continue to do training on a regular basis.

I offer 2/3/4-year-old funding for those that qualify. This is offered in sessions term time only. Limited funded spaces.


Please feel free to contact me if you wish any further information. Refs are available on request.

My Experience

My experiences are varied, from being a mother, to tutor, playworker, nursery nurse and Childminder.
I believe that what we bring into families and their children 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 of working with children that have autism, hearing impaired and ADHD.

My Qualifications

Health and Hygiene Certificate
First Aid appointed person
level 3 Diploma in Children and young people’s workforce. In Early learning and childcare Pathway
Epi-pen trained
I have attended training days in the following:
Speech and language development in the early years
Safe guarding
Child behaviour
Working in partnership with parents.
Developing the EYFS

My Availability

Term time only also available.
Minimum 3 full days.
We accept 2, 3, and 4 years old 15-hour childcare and 30 hours 3-year old funding. We 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 also available. A minimum charge of 2 hours is payable.

Registered for overnight care.

We do a school drop off and pick up at the following schools:

Heaver Farm Primary School, Chestnut Park Primary School, Elmwood Primary School and The Crescent Primary School.

Please do contact me if your school is not 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: 14/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.50 per hour

On application as they vary.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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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 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
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Vilma on 29/03/2019

Excellent service from Vilma and the kids at home team. My child learns so much!

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

by about Vilma on 24/03/2019

I could say that Vilma is a great person.She was part of our life more that year an a half.My little one developed a lot ,brough lots of new things from her.My heart was always full when I picked up my child,she was happy to been there and that smile told me everything.She was always here to help and advice me .Very positive person and all I can say is a big thank you for all this time.I personally highly recommend her .

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

by about Vilma on 11/02/2016

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