Childminder in Wallington
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Female Member since Aug 2009 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 10 May 2022
My name is Marianne. I'm a really nice person and my interests are cooking, reading and dance - ballet, contemporary, jazz etc. I name my business, 'Marianne's Childminding Service' and I am an Ofsted registered childminder with 25 years experience working as a fully qualified nursery nurse and nanny. I have been registered since July 2009 and was graded 'Good' for my last inspection. We live on a nice quiet street in Wallington. My home is large, clean and I am an excellent cook. Non smoking and no pets.
We regularly visit local parks, Deen City farm, libraries, local museums and play groups. Of course there are limits due to the pandemic but we really make the most of outings that are safe and available to us. A variety of fun and stimulating activities at home are also offered with a strong focus on becoming school ready. This includes arts and crafts, stories, mini disco, ballet, cooking, singing, puzzles, games, messy play and mud play! Children make excellent progress in all areas of development.
I provide drop offs and pick ups from High View Primary School only.
We are a small group so the children get the individual attention that they need. Children settle well due to our calm, homely environment and they are well supported during transition. My own children are aged 13 and 6 years. We are a nice bunch of people seeking like-minded families.
We take covid-19 very seriously and expect the same from parents. All adult members and our 13 year old has been vaccinated.
I have worked for 5 different families as a nanny, mostly around london but also in New York. I have also gained much experience working as a supply nursery nurse. This involves working as a teaching assistant and nursery nurse at mainstream and special needs schools around south London. A variety of families have attended my childminding setting of all ages. References are available.
I qualified as a nursery nurse in 1995 with a BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing. I was fortunate to receive distinctions and a student of the year certificate. My paediatric first aid certificate is up to date and I have had lots of recent training to update my skills such as Safeguarding, Working with Fathers, Reflective Practice, Supporting Children with EAL, Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Supporting Boys Learning, Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents, Schemas, Caring for School Age Children, Online Safety, GDPR and many more.
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm. Open all year round.
Currently full until further notice.
|Last Updated: 30/01/2022|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
Babies, toddlers and pre-school age:-
£6.50 per hour or £60 per day
Fees include food, drink, activities and outings.
Tax free childcare/childcare vouchers. Funded childcare (free entitlement) for 2YO and 3-4YO (15hrs and 30 hrs)
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at High View Primary School
My Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/05/2020)
- UK Passport (added 11/05/2020)
- DBS Check (added 11/05/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Marianne. 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.
We had our younger one Samuel started when he was one and half. It didn't take long for him to settle in. We always feel Marianne is professional and experienced. Samuel really learnt a lot in the past two years. We sometimes drop our older one during holiday term too and it really is worry free for us. Now that Samuel is moving to school nursery, it's sad to say good bye but we will certainly come back during holiday term. We would not hesitate to recommend Marianne to any of our friends!
Marianne is a wonderful child minder who I would gladly recommend to anyone. She was caring for my son from the age of 9months until nearly 4 years old and he loves her. She gave him lots of attention and he adores her. I was sad to send him to nursery but he was ready to handle a class environment.
To be a good child minder, you have to have so much patience and love what you do, which it is clear when viewing Marianne. She takes the time to know each child she cares for, ensuring she adjusts to the child's needs and caters to the parents requests. She always fed the children well and followed the plan regarding what you allowed your child to eat, providing fresh food every day. She would always tell the parent about the child's development and any concerns.
I can't thank her enough for all she has done, ensuring that my son enjoyed himself while exploring his surroundings. She did all the things I would have done with Max if I was not at work. She always took them out to places several times a week, to stay and plays, the library, the farm and the park. She has a decent sized garden which the children would play also.
Marianne has the training to help develop your child to be as expressive they will be in a safe environment. My son was never bored or complained. He always hurried to see Marianne which is a good sign of their fondness for each other.
Marianne always informed parents of how your child was doing and would work with the parent to cater to next goal which the child was able to achieve such as learning to feed himself or the hard task of potty training which she did with my son. I had no complaints with her and although it's a hard job to do each day, she always did her best.
As a parent, one of the most difficult leaps of faith to make is that of who to trust your childâ€™s security, welfare and happiness with. Before we contacted Marianne, we tried a nursery and felt uncomfortable with the surroundings; too many children, messy, noisy and chaotic, stressed out carers etc.
Marianneâ€™s calm and friendly demeanor instantly put us at ease, as we could see how our toddler would appreciate the relaxed, easy-going atmosphere in her cosy house. She keeps the numbers of children she looks after very small, so that she can provide close attention, encourage play and create a bond. Our son settled in very quickly, enjoying his time spent there.
I write this recommendation without any hesitation what-so-ever. Marianne exceeded our expectations and we believe she is a wonderful childminder. All her food is home-cooked with fresh ingredients. Communication, punctuality, attention to detail and warmth all at a very high standard.
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