Hello my name is Maria and I am an ofsted registered childminder with both full time and part time vacancies in the NW1 area. I am also available for after-school pick ups within the NW1 area (Our Ladys Primary School and St Michaels School). I hold a clean full UK driving licence and can sometimes collect/drop off your children. I have been childminding for 7 years and I genuinely love my job!! I am a mother of 4 children aged between 9 years and 21 years. I have a house with garden and I am lucky enough to live in the vibrant area of Camden Town, where we have various parks, childrens drop in groups and creche's, nature parks, the city farm, the London Zoo, Corams Fields, libraries and Talacre sports centre with various activities for children of all ages. I am a very warm and welcoming person and I enjoy spending time with children. I am a very bubbly, lively, sociable and energetic person. I have always worked in an office but 9 years ago when I had my daughter I decided to give up my job and become a childminder and take care of my daughter at the same time. This was the best decision I have ever made as I have spent the last nine years taking my children and all the children I have looked after to all of the above parks and activities and having lots of fun. Please feel free to contact me, I am happy to answer any of your questions or queries. You can also get my contact details from the London borough of Camden website by using my postal code nw1 0xn. I have fantastic references available both in writing and verbal from current and previous parents I have worked with. I speak fluent Greek but I can be a little shy. I have also completed an NVQ level 3 in childcare, I’ve completed and passed paediatric first aid training as well as several other courses. I’m extremely flexible and happy to assist you with your child care requirements.
I have some work experience in nurseries with children aged 3 months to 5 years. However, by far for me the best experience has been raising my own four children and looking after my friends and families children. Since I began childminding I have looked after a little boy since he was 6 months old and now he is 8 years old and still with me as well as other children I have childminded ages range from 5 months to 11years old monday to Friday 8am to 7pm which has helped me gain further experience.
I have 4 GCSE's in Maths, English, Child Development and Art.
I have an NVQ in Communication Arts
I have a certificate for completing An Introduction to Childcare Course
I have also attended Safeguarding Courses
Paediatric First Aid
Early Years Foundations Stage Training
I have a level 3 NVQ in childcare
I have both full and part time vacancies and I am also happy to offer a school pick up service.
|Last Updated: 08/02/2020|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
My fees are negotiable and will be based on the hours you require. Part time hours may be charged at a slightly higher rate. As I am registered with OFSTED I can can supply you with my reference number in order for you to receive some financial assistance with your childcare fees from the tax credits system. I’m also registered for childcare vouchers and the government tax free child care scheme.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Our Lady Roman Catholic Primary School
- Ofsted Certificate (added 15/03/2020)
- DBS Check (added 11/03/2020)
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My wife and I needed someone to look after our daughter during the birth of our second born child. Maria was more than willing to help out even though we were not a regular client. Communication before making the booking was excellent; Maria took the time to speak to my wife and I to understand our needs and also what our daughter was like. We arranged some settling-in sessions and Maria used these to make our daughter feel comfortable in the same way she would a longer-term client. On the day of our second child's birth Maria was very flexible in terms of her availability and even got our daughter ready for bed when I picked her up. Most importantly, Maria is clearly a caring childminder who ensures that children who spend time with her are engaged in activities etc. Our daughter enjoyed her time with Maria so much that she would ask to go to Maria's house to play even on days we hadn't booked to go! Would highly recommend Maria to anyone looking for a childminder in the area.
Maria did great with my 3 kids! I have a 9 year old, 2 year old and a 1 year old. She was able to keep them all engaged and content. My 1 year old can be extremely difficult, but she was able to get her calm and keep her calm while still interacting with the other two children. Great communication and easy to reach via text message which is my preferred method. She did so amazing with the kids we ended up booking her for a second night. Very trustworthy and great with kids.... Highly Recommend!
Maria was lovely and our girls enjoyed their evening very much. She was conscientious, understanding and had communicated well. We would very much recommend her.
Having a sitter we've never met in London wasnt the easiest of decisions to make but Maria was right on time! So friendly and bubbly! Daughter loved her!!
I couldn't really fault her!
I would definitely be using her again!! I couldn't ask for more!!
Maria helped us look after our two boys, 5 years old and 11 months old. She has been very open in communications and made everything clear from beginning, asking lots of good questions about the kids routines and needs, great attention to details. She is also clearly very experienced with young kids and immediately made both boys feel comfortable around her. Lastly, her communication with us during the stay was also great: when the younger one firstly refused to go to bed, she double checked with us about our preferred approach while kept calm and handled everything well.
Overall, I would highly recommend Maria for anyone who needs help looking after their kids and we will certainly book with her again.
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