My name is Severine, I am an Ofsted registered childminder and I operate a childcare service called Quality Childcare, I offer a home based childcare service in the Maida Hill area of London with the help of an experienced childminder assistant, my mum Valentine.
I am Black British, my mum's nationality is St Lucian. We are loving, playful and genuine people whose passion it is to provide childcare and support parents with any needs they may have with their child's learning and development.
We have just celebrated 15 years of providing a good childcare service. We provide the daily care routines to children alongside an environment that enables children to express and develop on their play.
We have a welcoming child orientated home which is colourful and filled with toys and equipment for children of all different ages.
We have two playrooms and a spacious garden which has two levels with a range of outdoor toys - Climbing frame with an attached slide, Playhouse, sand & water trays, trampoline, Mud Kitchen, tricycles, see saws and balls.
We have a room separate from the playrooms for children’s to sleep which is equipped with a baby video monitor and cots.
We care for children between the ages of 6 months to five years of age. The ages and numbers of children being cared for vary on each day due to the days of childcare that have been requested by a family.
Our childcare was graded a GOOD early years setting by OFSTED in our last inspection which took place in March 2016.
Parents are kept informed about their child's learning and development through our unique online software program, Quality Childcare, which can be download from an App Store. Parents have a secured android app or computer access to their child daily routine which will include the meals given, toileting, bottle feeds and sleep pattern. We use this system to also effectively monitor children's progress from their starting points which enables more targeted support throughout their time in our care and it also enables us to observe children so opportunities for children to solve problems independently and improve children's learning through play is given to each child in our care.
Parents can receive a notification each time a care routine is carried out. At the end of the day parents can access a daily note and photographs of their child day.
Parents can also contribute to their child's learning and development by adding their own comments, videos and photo's.
Quality Childcare is situated next to Paddington Recreation ground, Tamplin Mews Gardens and Little Venice Canal which are places we often visit.
A settling in period is given to any child starting our care. A new child will attend for a few hours on each of their parents chosen days over a week before starting on their parents required start date the following week.
With my past experience of working at senior positions in Day Nurseries and with ongoing training I am able to put into practice routines and activities that will promote the well being and development of children of all ages.
We have cared for a vast number of children over the years with similar and different characteristics, we have successfully managed to care for their needs and provide for them a happy, playful environment.
At Happy Child Nursery, now known as Busy Bees’s Nurseries, Kilburn
I was a Nursery Nurse (1998-1999)
Room Supervisor - (1999-2001)
At Essendine Day Nursery, now known as Co-operative Nurseries, Maida Vale
I was a Baby Room Supervisor - (2001-2003)
Deputy Childcare Manager - (2003 -2004)
At Kingsgate Community Centre, Kilburn
I was a Deputy Childcare Manager (2004-2005)
I am a Childminder (2005 - present)
My mother Valentine has previously been a registered childminder & a foster parent for Westminster Children's Services.
Cache Diploma in Nursery Nursing, NNEB
Cache Level 3 Certificate of Professional Development in work with Children and Young People
Cache Level 3 in Childminding Practice (Valentine & myself)
Planning for under 3's (Valentine & myself)
The Revised EYFS (Valentine & myself)
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (Valentine & myself)
Safeguarding, Child Protection Awareness (Valentine & myself)
Starting out- Supporting Children's Emotions & Well being (Valentine & myself)
Paediatric First Aid (Valentine & myself)
Learning through Play
Improving Children's Learning through Play
Working with Others
Working with Parents
Supporting Children's Home Learning
Daily Routines in the Early Years
Teaching Boys and Girls
Teaching 1 & 2 year old's
Teaching 2 & 3 year old's
Teaching 3 & 4 year old's
The Role of the SENCO
Supporting children with SEND
Learning & Development EYFS
Coronavirus Risk Assessment
Health & Safety
The Outside Curriculum
Resources to Promote Early Learning
Risky Play in the Early Years
Welcoming New Parents - Coronavirus
Attachment and the Key Person Role
Development Matters 2020
We have now produced a new website to give prospective parents an in sight into our setting in a safe way. Using a laptop gives the best experience of the website. You can connect to our website through the profile plus information.
I am happy to answer any questions through the message system.
We do not offer a half days attendance.
The availability shown on the availability table will be available from September 2021.
We ask if prospective parents please fully read this profile and have a view of our website to ensure we meet their requirements and that they can meet ours.
Should you wish to enquire for a childcare place please can you say which days you will require from the availability table. Please let us know the age your child shall be at the propose start date and when you will require childcare to begin.
|Last Updated: 25/06/2021|
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
Our fee is £70.00 per day for an attendance between our opening hours, 8.00am until 6.00pm
The daily fee includes all meals.
The daily fee is reduced for our closures.
We can accept payments through Tax Free Childcare, Universal Credits, Student Finance, Child Tax Credit and Childcare Voucher schemes.
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.
- Training Certificate: EYFS - A Blended Curriculum (added 23/09/2020)
- Training Certificate: Welcoming New Families - Coronavirus (added 08/07/2020)
- Training Certificate: The Outside Play Curriculum (added 26/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Wellbeing (added 26/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Coronavirus Risk Assessment (added 19/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Health & Safety (added 19/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Resources to Promote Learning for Early Years (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Risk Assessment in the Early Years (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Enabling Environments (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Risky Play in the Early Years (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Leadership & Management (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Business Planning (added 21/04/2020)
- Training Certificate: Childminder Paperwork (added 04/03/2020)
- Training Certificate: Childminder Organisation (added 04/03/2020)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding and Welfare requirements (added 04/03/2020)
- Training Certificate: Learning & Development EYFS (added 21/01/2020)
- Training Certificate: Supporting children with SEND (added 21/01/2020)
- Training Certificate: The role of the SENCO (added 21/01/2020)
- Training Certificate: Working with Others (added 26/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Working with Parents (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Supporting Children's Home Learning (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Daily routines in the Early Years (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Teaching boys and girls (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Learning through Play (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Teaching 3 & 4 year old's (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Teaching 2 & 3 year old's (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Teaching 1 & 2 year old's (added 10/09/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 30/04/2019)
- Training Certificate: Supporting Early Language Development (added 28/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: First Aid Essentials (added 28/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness (added 28/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: Improving Children's Learning through Play (added 28/01/2018)
- Training Certificate: Diploma in Nursery Nursing NNEB (added 26/01/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 26/01/2018)
- DBS Check (added 26/01/2018)
Below are the latest reviews for Quality Childcare. 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.
Severine & Valentine are incredible. Wolfie started to go to them at 4/5 months old. I instantly felt at ease & Wolfie settled in so quickly.
The facilities are great, the other children are lovely & they all seem to enjoy interacting with each other. A warm & welcoming environment, if we weren't moving away from the area I would foresee Wolfie staying at Quality Childcare until he went to Nursery.
They have also assisted in keeping Wolfie in his daily routine with staying consistent with his naps & feed schedule which has really helped not confuse him.
All in all a fabulous operation that I would recommend to everyone.
Sad we are leaving.
Response by Quality Childcare on 02/12/2020:
Thank you Daisy for leaving a review.
We are sad that Wolfie shall be leaving us so soon.
It was a pleasure to continue and assist you with Wolfie's current routine, Wolfie was happy and enjoyed the activities and toys we provided him. We shall miss wolfie's cheery smile!
Thank you as an anxious first time mum for placing your trust in us during a time we were unable to meet personally, your belief was very reassuring for us as we abide current procedures.
We wish you all the best with your new home and future childcare.
My son was in the care of Severine and Valentine from the age of 6 months to 4 years old. I was very happy with the care they provided and most importantly very comfortable from early on. The setting is more like a mini Nursery than a childminder based on the resources and the activities provided, so I didn’t feel like my son missed out on not attending nursery. They are both lovely, open minded people who work with you to ensure your child’s needs are met. My son loved them and still always fondly of them both. Thank you Severine and Valentine!
Response by Quality Childcare on 15/07/2020:
Thank you Keisha for this review!
It has been a pleasure to care for your son for the past three years and I am please to still be part of his daily care by collecting him from school.
Caring for him has broaden our childcare skills as we provided activities and resources to meet each stage of his Early Learning Goals.
Thank you for choosing and continuing to have us as your childcare provider.
See you both in September xx
We found this setting on this website and it felt good straight away. During our first meeting we realized that Severine looked after my husbands sister when she was younger at a nearby nursery. We knew straight away that this was the place where we wanted our daughter to go to.
It is a wonderful setting and both Severine and Valentine are amazing carers and brilliant amongst all the children. They have a very relaxing atmosphere in the house and garden and there is always lots to explore, lunches are home cooked and it feels very natural.
The number of children at the setting was just right. My daughter learnt lots of social skills, but still got lots of attention.
Our daughter learnt so much whilst being in their care and still talks at home about Severine and Valentine. The daily notes and pictures on the online app were great for us as parents to know what her day has been like.
Our daughter has been in their care for about 18 months and sadly had to leave because we moved home. We cannot recommend them enough!
Response by Quality Childcare on 09/07/2020:
Thank you Joeske for this review.
Your continued friendship over the past few months I cannot be more grateful for during a time which has been uncertain for us all.
Fiona's enthusiasm and determination to the activities we provided shall be dearly missed. As well as my cuddles and her talking about what she is doing!
It has been a pleasure and an achievement to care for another member of your family.
We wish you continued happiness and look forward to seeing you all soon xx
Severine and her mum Valentine are excellent. They have looked after my son for almost a year now (3 days a week) and he has enjoyed it from the get go. It is like a mini nursery, they do fun activities to help with development with lots of art and music making but also playing in the garden (a great space with lots to explore!). They have been excellent at keeping us updated on progress and sending daily notes and pictures/videos on how he is doing. It is a relaxed environment and the kids love playing together. I liked that it was mixed age group and not too many kids all at once especially since my son was starting quite young (from 5 months).
Response by Quality Childcare on 17/02/2020:
Thank you Catie for this review.
We shall all miss Max’s bubbly character.
Please do keep in touch as we cant wait to meet the new baby xx
Severine and her mother run an excellent service, like a mini nursery. She updates info on the babydays app daily so I can see what he ate, how long he slept etc.
My son’s speech had been slightly delayed, partly being bilingual, and it has improved dramatically since being in their care.
He eats well with them, which was surprising, and comes back exhausted and happy.
Definitely recommend Quality Childcare
Response by Quality Childcare on 28/05/2019:
Many thanks Kate for leaving a review, especially while Jacob is still in our care. We are happy he has settled in well and that we are providing activities throughout his day that he enjoys. :)
You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.
If you don't have an account then Register Free now.
This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.