My name is Maria. I have been an ofsted registered and network childminder for 19 years. I have 3 children of my own, aged 28, 25 and 17. I live in Shirley, just off the Wickham Road, close to buses 119, 194 and 198. I have a spacious home with a large garden and have always offered the children in my care a warm and loving family environment, with lots of support and encouragement.. I am registered for overnight care.
I have a wide selection of toys and resources, including book corner, dressing up and role play, dark den, craft materials, etc. I attend various stay and play groups, children's centres, soft play areas, park and library. In the holidays I also take the children on outings, eg the seaside, farms, etc.
As a parent myself, I know you want the best for your children and want them to be happy. Therefore, I always try to keep parents informed and work in partnership with parents, in order to ensure their child's happiness. I have many references from satisfied parents, whose children have left my setting and I have never had any complaints.
19 years childminding experience. I have cared for children from 4 months old to 14 years old, one staying for 12 years. Some have had special needs, for example speech delays, dyspraxia and Cerebral Palsey. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I also have 27 years experience of bringing up my own children.
NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Safety
Level 2 Health and Safety
Safeguarding Children 1,2 and 3
Various short childminding courses and workshops attended, since becoming a network childminder, eg Sensory Play and Inclusion Training
7.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday
I have spaces for pre and after school, as I have 3 children starting secondary school and, unfortunately, will be leaving my setting; which is sad as they have been with me since they were 4 years old! I am currently doing school runs for Oak Lodge and Harris Academy, Benson.
I am registered for overnight care.
|Last Updated: 19/04/2017|
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