Childminder in Orpington
Female Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Dec 2021 Last Login 18 Jan 2022
I have a spacious childcare setting in Locksbottom, Orpington close to Darrick Wood schools with a purpose built playroom, home cooked organic food, and excellent references.
We spend lots of time outside as we are located close to our local park which we pass through on our daily school run. We have a vegetable garden and greenhouse which all the children enjoy being involved in.
Experience of children of all ages including twins and children with additional needs.
2009 Ofsted Outstanding
2011 Ofsted Outstanding
2014 Ofsted Outstanding
2019 Overall effectiveness of education: Good.
Quality of education: Good
Behaviour and attitudes: Outstanding.
Personal development: Good.
Leadership and management. Good.
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection. Outstanding .
NVQ level 3 in Children’s care, learning and development. Paediatric first aid.
Please contact me for current under 5 availability.
Some spaces still available for before and after school care for Darrick Wood infant and Junior school.
|Last Updated: 21/12/2021|
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
Fees are dependant on total hours required, contact me for a visit/quote.
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Tory has been an absolute life saver, she looked after my son Chester for just a few months whilst I found someone more local to me in Tonbridge. I am absolutely gutted to be moving my son but the travel has got too much.
Chester settled in so well and Tory treated him like he was one of her own. It is so comforting knowing he was in a safe, fun, friendly, lovely environment.
She is great for sending pictures during the day of all the activities he has been up to, amazing cook he was eating his vegetables with her which he would never do at home!
I would highly recommend Tory to anyone. 5***** from us!
Thank you so much.
My two children (aged 6 and 4 now) have been with Tory for two years and not a day has gone by when they haven't been excited and happy to go to her setting. They thoroughly enjoy all of the activities that Tory provides, and I suspect often have far more fun there than at home with Mum and Dad! I feel really lucky to have found someone who provides such a great environment for them to thrive in.
Tory provides a really active environment for children, lots of outdoors activity, and lots of proactive learning and development. She provides a healthy, balanced diet and lots of exercise and fun. All year around they are out on adventures, playing in the woods or helping in the garden. My son (aged 4 now) has grown and learnt so much in the last year and is very ready to start school in September, despite being young for his year. Tory always appears tolerant and patient with the children she cares for, whilst ensuring they learn good manners / are well behaved and treat others with kindness.
Tory's setting is really homely, and I know my children feel like the other children in her care (and especially Tory's own family!) are an extension of their own family. Each and every time I pick them up they are disappointed to have to leave and come home.
I really cannot recommend Tory highly enough.
Tory has been looking after my 2 precious kids for over 3 years. She has a marvellous playroom, goes for long walks in parks and woods, cooks healthy food including vegs! My kids always enjoyed going to her for the day, mixing up with other children from different ages and background. When you pick your children up at 6pm, you have the mind at peace knowing they had a good dinner and they're just ready for a bath and a long night sleep. Tory has the perfect recipe where she mixes fun, development of your child social skills, learning (shapes, numbers, alphabet, etc) and respect of your surrounding world. I would highly recommend her!
I am so pleased that we found Tory and her setting late last year. Our son has been to a couple of other childminders prior and has really settled well with Tory, who is quite frankly, an exceptional individual. You can clearly see so much time, effort and care has been taken to create a joyful, educational and sensory haven for the kids here. We also now have a great relationship with Tory which is an added bonus and we feel like our little boy is part of her family.
Tory loves to get all the kids out and about and do outside activities in the fresh air but also has the most amazing playroom for when indoors.
We know that our son is in the best hands and is given the utmost support and care. Tory has great attention to detail and always goes above and beyond to find ways to help and encourage learning or even to get our son to eat some veg! (Of which she has accomplished)
We have seen such a big difference in our son’s development since being with Tory and he was behind with his development and in need of a lot of direction, encouragement and support.
We highly recommend Victoria as a childminder and want to say a big thank you for everything she does, just exceptional.
We're so happy to have found Tory last summer, after the first lock-down. She is a fantastic childminder, and she has a relaxed, caring, no-nonsense approach. She has children of all ages, from toddlers to primary school, and all respect her. She provides a lovely environment in her setting together with high-quality homecooked food.
She loves the outdoors and takes the children out every day (rain or shine), which they really enjoy. Tory also teaches them to appreciate and be respectful of nature and animals, which is so important. In addition, she goes above and beyond on special occasions for the children to feel special on their birthdays or taking them out on day trips.
We have definitely seen our little one's confidence and communications skills grow since being with Tory, which is great.
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