Hi, I'm Diane! I live in Merstham with my husband, children and cats. Our house is a 10 minute walk from Merstham train station, which has direct links to Central London, and also a 5 minute drive from both the M23 and M25. We are also a 5 minute walk from Furzefield School and the Red Oak Children's Centre.
I have been an Ofsted Regitered Childminder for 17 years , having decided to move into the profession after my youngest son was born. Prior to this, I worked in the health and social care sector alongside vulnerable and disabled adults.
I currently working alongside my daughter, who is also an Ofsted Registered Childminder. We are two separate childminders but work together and from the same setting. Together, we enjoy keeping busy and like to make the most of our local activities and facilities. I try not to use my car when Childminding, preferring to walk or use public transport to get about as it can be lots more fun that way!
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which is designed to support and promote children's healthy development and growth.
I have Public Liability Insurance provided by Morten Michel.
My most recent Ofsted Inspection was in February 2019 where I retained my GOOD but gained OUTSTANDING qualities .
In my spare time (!!), I enjoy walking, swimming and spending time with my family.
As I said above, I have been childminding for 17 years and also have 30 years experience in looking after my own children!
I have some experience in working with children with special needs and meeting their specific requirements and also of caring for a child with Diabetes.
I completed my NVQ Level 3 in Home Based Childcare in June 2009 and have continued to expand my knowledge by attending Childcare Training Courses run by Surrey County Council including Advanced Child Development, Cultivating Creativity and Loving and Nurturing Relationships with Under 3's.
I hold a Paediatric Frist Aid (completed (January 2020) and Food Hygiene (completed 2020) certificates also. Both of these are renewed every three years.
I hold a fully enhanced CRB check, as do each of the other adults living with me.
I currently have 1 part time vacancy in the 0-5 years.
I am able to offer FEET funded placememts.
Ordinarily, my working hours are 8.00am-5.30pm but specific hours are negotiable.
It's always worth contacting me as sometimes my daughter may have a vacancy and between us we may be able to help you out!
I am also available for evening/weekend babysitting.
|Last Updated: 21/08/2020|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
I charge per child per hour. I am willing to discuss Sibling discounts.
I charge differently for evening/weekend babysitting. Please message me for further details.
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- Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity (added 30/08/2020)
- Training Certificate: Developing Self-Esteem in Young Children (added 26/08/2020)
- Training Certificate: Teaching Assistant Diploma (added 05/07/2020)
- Training Certificate: Introduction to Infection and Control (added 18/06/2020)
- Reference: Gold Service Award (added 10/06/2020)
- Reference: Certificate of Childminder Membership (added 10/06/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Cetificate (added 10/06/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 08/06/2020)
- Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 08/06/2020)
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