4.2 stars (5)

Childminder in Ashtead

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 14 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello :) my name is Debbie I am 41 years old & have been registered with ofsted as a childminder since ApriI 2011. I
live in Ashtead in Surrey & have 3 of my own children aged 22, 18 & 9. Both Myself & my assistants run a happy, healthy & fun loving homely environment for the children in our care & our aim is to provide the children with a home from home experience. We provide the children with as many different experiences as we can from day to day & cover the eyfs to follow & document each child's learning journey. We visit toddler groups, the park, the ducks, the library, & national trust parks we love to visit, just to name a few. We enjoy lots of messy play, arts & crafts, painting & sticking. We have a quiet corner for reading, looking at books, puzzles etc. We love to cook & encourage the children to take part in making a variety of different foods, cakes, biscuits etc. We have a good sized garden for outdoor fun & activities & a playrooms with various toys to suit all ages. We have an art room & a sensory soft play room. Children are also given the option of using child friendly programs on the pc. Thankyou for taking the time to read about us & if you would like any more information please email or call my mobile number supplied & I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have :-)) You can also find my details on surrey county council site. Thanks Debbie :)

My Experience

I have the experience of being a mum myself for 22 yrs & have also passed my CHIP course for Childcare through Surrey County Council. I continue to update my courses & attend new courses where possible.I also have experience in allergy's & asthma.

My Qualifications

I have passed my CHIP childminding course & have also attended & passed a safeguarding children course & have also a qualified first aider & I continue to attend any other courses & update my courses as necessary.

My Availability

I currently have availability Monday - Friday & can offer before & after school care for st Peters school & the Greville You can contact us

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Last Updated: 01/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

I charge an hourly fee per day. This includes 3 meals a day, drinks are made available to the children all day & snacks between those times . I include toddler group fees in this amount & small trips :-))

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Messy Monkeys. 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.

I recently joined my 10 month old daughter with Debbie and her assistants and I am extremely happy with everything they have done for her so far! She has seemed to settle well and after picking her up today after only her 3rd week she had learnt new things like waving hello and goodbye! They are so accommodating and I can rest at work knowing she is well looked aftered! Pictures are sometimes sent to me which is a lovely little touch also! Thank you Debbie and girls :)

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

by about Messy Monkeys on 21/07/2017

Debbie has been our childminder since our daughter was 6 months old. Our daughter is now almost 2 years and her younger brother of 7 months will now join her. Over this time we have found Debbie to be a very conscientious and considerate childminder, she also exposes my daughter to lots of fun activities, which can be both messy and educational! Our daughter is confident, fun and loving, and I put this down, to some extent, to our choice of Debbie as a childminder. We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have found a childminder whom, not only we trust, but who genuinely cares for our children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Messy Monkeys on 26/09/2012

I couldn't wish for a better childminder for my 22 months old son.
He has been looked after by Debbie since he was 14months old. Her caring and loving attitude towards him made him to setttle very easily in her care. He is having so much fun that he throws tantrums every time when I am picking him up.
Debbie is making sure that kids in her care do have a variety of activities including: soft plays, playgroups, baking / coooking, messy plays, playgrounds, art work, reading etc.
It was very important to me to make sure that my son feels very much like at home at his childminder's and that is what Debbie provides. It makes me feel less guilty that I am going to work and leaving my son behind.
She is very hepful, flexible and open to suggestions / changes to the routines .
She is very carefull about dietary requirements of my son.
I am expecting another baby soon and if my financial circumstances allow me to, I would love Debbie to take care of my baby as well.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Messy Monkeys on 20/09/2012

i was very pleased with this childminder. a very happy homley environment for my child to be in. he has been so happy with her that he no longer says goodbye in the mornings just runs in to play. he has come home with messy play pictures for me and my husband. i highly recommend this childminder as this environment is perfect for a child to be looked after.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Messy Monkeys on 20/09/2012

Very disappointed with this childminder. She agreed to look after my son Charlie from September 2012, after 3 days of caring for him she told me someone she used to care for has to return as mother decided to go back to work & so she had to let Charlie go.

Disgraceful as I don't think that reason is good enough, understandable she knew this child from a young age but this person should be looking for a new child minder. If Charlie wasn't settling then that would be fine but utterly disgraceful after just three days! Also would like to add my little boy was filthy when I picked him up that day looked like he'd been eating grass! She could have at least wiped his face before I picked him up and I did provide a change of clothes!!

  • 1 stars Overall

by about Messy Monkeys on 10/09/2012


Response by Messy Monkeys on 19/09/2012:

I am very upset by the above comment from this parent! I had to make a decision based on a child I was already caring for & have cared for since since she was 6months old! A parent came to me & asked me to then take care of her baby brother also . I had only had the new child 3 days & he hadn't settled yet, although I did all in my power to help him to settle & cared for him like he was my own as I do with all the children I care for. I decided for the safety of the children in my care i could not continue . I did not know I was going to be asked to have the sibling of the other child in my care until the week I had already started with the new child! Therefore I had a tough decision to make & did all I could to help this parent by offering alternative days & even refunding remaining money unused (which I did not have to do!!)I did not expect the reaction i got from this parent in my own home & around other children in my care!!

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