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Emma Dobson

Childminder in Surbiton

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2009 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 05 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hello my name is Emma. I am NNEB trained and after leaving college worked as a nanny. I decided to become a childminder and have been registered since 2002 and thoroughly enjoy my job. I live with my husband and three sons. I live in Berrylands with a large safe garden which has a variety of exciting toys and fun equipment which will help educate your child and keep them interested..We do a variety of different activities each week which may be outside the home e.g. toddler groups, visiting the local parks , feeding the ducks, visiting soft play, going to the library to look at books or going to rhyme time or visits to local shops. We meet with other childminders so the children can get together and make friends. I have a car and child seats if we wish to go on an outings further away. We also do a variety of fun educational activities at home,from reading,sticking, painting, construction,dressing-up,and cooking to name a few. I treat all the children as interviduals with lots of praise and encouragement and cuddles of course.

My Experience

I have over 20 years experience. I started out as a nanny caring full time for a baby who was five weeks old. After many years working for different families and having my first son I decided to childmind full-time. I have experience fo several different medical conditions eg nut allergy, asthmatics and eczema. I also have experience of children with special educational needs.

My Qualifications

I am NNEB and Montessori trained. I have a valid First-Aid certificate. I regularly attend courses related to childminding. Safeguading Children, Letters and Sounds and coures related to the EYFS.

My Availability

I have a vacancy coming up from December 2019.
I work Monday-Thursday
Sorry I do not do any pick- ups from schools or nursery.

Please send me a message.

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Last Updated: 07/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

I charge £65 a day. Nappies,wipes and baby milk to be supplied by parent/guardian
Meals to be discussed.
If interested please give me a call or send me a message.

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.

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Emma Dobson. 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 daughter started with Emma in Jan 2020 at the age of 7 months. We were nervous about leaving her relatively early on but Emma was very understanding of this, providing detailed notes on what she was eating and doing each day along with regular pictures. Ariana is now nearly 2 and is very happy to visit Emma and doesn’t seem to want to leave when we pick her up!

Her house and garden are a nice setting for the kids and she has lots of good toys.

We’d definitely recommend Emma!

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by Avatar for Colleys Colleys about Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 29/04/2021

Our daughter started with Emma at the age of 7 months.

As first-time parents we were understandably apprehensive, however Emma made us feel very comfortable and kept us updated on how Evie was doing throughout the day.

This made the transition of going back to work much easier.

We have always felt Evie was safe in Emma’s care and well looked after. We also live in the Berrylands community and it was lovely to know Evie was close to home.

Emma would take our daughter outdoors and to local soft plays which she loved, it provided lots of interaction with other children of a similar age.

Emma has also been kind and often offered us advise on worries we had as first-time parents.

We thank Emma for her kindness and patience towards our daughter, this time has provided Evie with a stable foundation and an excellent start.

We would be more than happy to be contacted if anyone has any further questions.

Thanks again Emma.

Andrea & Mike Lipsky-Gibson

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by Avatar for Mike Mike about Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 11/12/2019

Emma is such a lovely and calm person. I was so emotional and anxious when I had to leave my daughter who was 8months at the time. Emma was brilliant .. she was reassuring and understanding.
I feel relaxed knowing that my daughter is being taken care off really well. She also keeps us informed on the things they do each day, which is great. My daughter loves going to her🤗
Thank you Emma for taking such good care of our daughter x

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by Avatar for Moodley1 Moodley1 about Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 30/10/2019

Response by Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 07/11/2019:

Thank you Karouna for your review. I am pleased I made your return to work slightly easier and you felt reassured about your daughter being well cared for while you are at work.

Our daughter started with Emma just as she turned 1 and is still with her now. I was feeling really anxious about going back to work and leaving my daughter but Emma's home from home environment really put me at ease and our daughter quickly settled in.

Emma does a range of activities with the children as well as socialising them at toddler groups and within her childminder friend groups. I always look forward to reading our daughter's activity book to find out what she's been up to. Our daughter's development has come on in leaps and bounds and I'm sure a lot of that is down to Emma.

Emma is so great with the children in her care, I have complete trust in her and cannot recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for SarahD92 SarahD92 about Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 13/11/2018

Response by Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 18/11/2018:

Hi Sarah thank you for such a positive review.

My daughter Amaya has been with Emma for the past few months and I have been amazed at how well she has settled. Amaya always has a huge smile on her face when she sees her. Emma is a kind and caring person who is excellent with children and has a very natural approach. Her home feels warm and welcoming and Amaya loves being there.

Emma does a variety of things with the children, she is well connected in the area visiting other other childminders and their children during the day and also takes the children to the park and toddler groups or for a walk. Emma encourages creative play and playing outdoors and Amaya’s journal is always full of lovely things she has been doing.

I would highly recommend Emma as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Nadia Nadia about Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 05/11/2018

Response by Avatar for Emma Dobson Emma Dobson on 13/11/2018:

Hi Nadia thank you for the great review. Amaya has settled so well and seems very happy.

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