5 stars (3)

Childminder in Richmond

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Apr 2018 Last Login 29 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I became an OFSTED registered childminder in 2007.

I have 3 children of my own, the youngest is 12.

I thoroughly enjoy my work, which certainly keeps me on my toes!

I have a 'home from home' setting, where children love to play and relax.
We have action packed days; going to play-groups, soft play, trips to the river to feed the ducks, recreational parks, nature walks.
Lots of home activities also: messy play;
painting, arts & crafts, play dough, cloud dough.

My Experience

I have been childminding for 10 years, and have cared for a lot of children over the years. The majority of them I am still in contact with, so I have seen them grow from babies into school age children. An amazing experience!
I am passionate about my job, and that shows in the care I give to the children, each child becomes an extended part of my family.

My Qualifications

* ICP- Introduction to childminding
* Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare
* Paediatric First Aid
* Child protection/safeguarding
* Food safety
* Health & hygiene
* Numerous training courses (which can be seen in my portfolio)

My Availability

Please contact me for available days.
Hours: 8.00-18.00.

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Last Updated: 06/04/2016

My Fees

Please contact me for further information.

Childcare vouchers accepted.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Salsa66. 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 cannot say enough nice things about Sonya, she has been fantastic. She is quite rightly rated Ofsted Outstanding.

Sonya has looked after my son for the last two years, since he was 11 months old. Unfortunately, we are moving out of London, otherwise I would have loved Sonya to look after my son until he went to school! If I could take her with us I would!

Sonya is super professional and passionate about what she does. She provides a vast and rotating array of different toys and games for the children she cares for, which is no easy task, when they are all different ages! She takes the children out every day and has weekly trips to the library, playgroups and often does one off special trips to Hounslow Urban Farm, Richmond Park, soft play. She provides daily updates about how my son is, with pictures and texts and a daily diary.

She is really caring and nurturing and has been a second mummy to my son in these important formative years. My son loves going every day and I think, especially thrives on the home from home environment that Sonya offers. My son has developed so much confidence and over the time he has been with her and his physical and language skills have come on so much.

Really sad to take my son away from her!

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

by about Salsa66 on 21/09/2016

Our son has been with Sonya from 10 months old until nearly 3 years old and we couldn't have made a better choice of child minder. Having three lovely, well mannered and kind natured children of her own, showed us that our son would be well cared for and all would be a positive influence on his development.
We've always been kept very well informed of our son's day to day activities through daily discussions, the comprehensive diary and occasional photos, texts and emails throughout the day.
Sonya has helped our son through various milestones including learning to walk, feed himself and potty training. She always works with us to further his development in any way she can.
We're very happy with every aspect of the care that Sonya provides. They go out every day on a planned activity, ensuring that the children get exercise and are stimulated, including visits to the library, weekly playgroups and play dates with other childminders, and as such our son has made other friends in addition to the children Sonya cares for.
Our son absolutely adores Sonya and her family. He clearly loves his days with her, which is evident in how happy he is when he sees her and how excitedly he talks about his day. We really cannot recommend Sonya's childminding service enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Salsa66 on 10/04/2015

Sonya has looked after our 4 year old daughter since May 2014 when I returned to work full time. Sonya provides a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which our daughter immediately settled in to. We have seen her confidence develop and grow under her care.

Our daughter is always very excited to go to Sonya's and enjoys her time with the other children Sonya looks after as well as her own children. Sonya offers a great balance of regular and themed activities, library visits, piaygroups, days out etc as well as development activities (including homework which our daughter loves!)

Sonya provides an excellent setting for children. I am always impressed with the varied nutritious, home cooked meals our daughter gets to eat. She loves Sonya's cooking.

We couldn't recommend Sonya more highly. She offers exceptional childcare and would suggest anyone looking for a childminder in the Richmond area should speak to Sonya.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Salsa66 on 08/03/2015

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