I live in a 4 bedrooms maisonette near Chiswick park tube and Acton Green park. I live with my husband Marco and my 2 children aged 14 and 12 both attending local secondary schools. I have been a childminder for over 10 years now, I started on my own first I now work in a team of three with two assistants. We usually look after a group of 9/10 children of different ages. It works really well and we have a lovely time together. We prioritize outdoor activities over indoors when this is possible but whatever the weather I always make sure children get to spend as much time as possible getting to know the surrounding areas. We do not divide children according to their age, we keep everyone together, the way it would be in a family. Children spend time playing as siblings would do and they learn to respect each other and their differences. It is a very happy and uplifting environment and we cherish the time we spend with the children. Over the years I have formed very strong bonds with the families I have worked with and I still see many of the children years after they have moved on.
Outings include Chiswick House and Gardens, Kew Gardens London Zoo Regents Park Southbank galleries, and many more. I also have a garden where we play while we are at home and where we have started some interesting gardening activities and we have a little playground just behind our back garden that we use from time to time.
Food is cooked daily on the premises and children receive 2 cooked meals every day and of course breakfast and snacks. Every meal is always freshly cooked.
My home is safe for children to explore and learn through play. I have a cat and a dog. Alfie is a ginger tabby who is super sweet with the little ones but tends to take himself out of the picture when we are at home. Evie is a sausage dog, smaller than Alfie but with a massive personality. She is very affectionate and truly enjoys interacting with the children.
Both my assistants and I are fully qualified to work we children we all hold paediatric first aid and EYFS training. We also keep our Safeguarding training up to date. I am a qualified nursery nurse and I have worked in a nursery environment prior to becoming a childminder. I have experience with Autistic/Asperger children.
Other qualifications include:
Early Child a Talker
Degree in Early Years studies
Child Protection and Safeguarding Awareness
Food and Hygiene
Get in touch to discuss availability. We are also happy to offer babysitting services.
|Last Updated: 19/05/2021|
- Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
£8.00 ph or £65.00 per day hours are 8 to 6 Monday to Friday. Minimum for childminding g 2 days or 3 hours for babysitting.
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 08/07/2020)
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As a first time mum who had to go back to work full time I was looking for the perfect childcare set up for my little one. Elettra and the girls provided this and more. Elettra reassured me and always kept me informed whilst my little one was settling in and throughout his time there, whether it be through his daily activity log a photos or a call/ text. He thoroughly enjoyed every day with them, he settled quickly and would walk in no problems. Elettra also gave me the confidence to not have to rock my little one to sleep and he sleeps unaided now and that was thanks to her support and guidance. Also my biggest thanks is how much he’s developed especially as Covid made it hard to do activities whilst on maternity leave but during his time at Elettra’s he talks more, participated in daily activities (Crafts/ soft play/ group stories and songs), got to interact with other children and as a result has flourished. I was really sad to say good bye and that was only because we were leaving the area. I’m so grateful I can keep in touch with them.
There aren't enough stars for Elettra. With the help of Luisa and Henna, she runs a vibrant and loving childminding service where our daughter was truly cared for as an individual. They make all their food from scratch (including pizzas on Thursday evenings!) and every child sleeps in their own cot. Elettra was always there whenever we had questions about parenting (e.g. toddler tantrums, food, sleep) and every time her advice was insightful, helpful beyond words and tailored to our daughter's personality. She even led us by the hand through the potty training journey, and I'm honestly not sure how we would have done it without her help. Truly fantastic.
Elettra and her team (Luisa and Henna), are loving and so caring with the children. It really feels like a family for the little ones and an extended family for us.
They used to go out everyday to open plays before Covid-19.
Her house is nicely set and clean and it is always full of action and joy.
Elettra is really part of the Chiswick community and is a genuine lovely person.
She provides a nurturing, stimulating environment for the children.
Our little one is so happy and a big fan.
From the moment you are greeted at the door, Elettra and her team make you feel so welcome. My son Finley looks forward to go there and when I pick him up you can see he had a lovely day.
I get updates everyday on how his day was and regular pictures so I know he is having fun.
They never stay in if there is no need to and they always have something fun planned.
I honestly feel like I’m leaving my Son with a member of my family.
We couldn’t be happier as a family to know that my little one is safe while I’m busy at work.
I only have positive things to say about Elettra, her “nursery” and her staff. I found her by chance and, although she was the furthest away from us, I had a feeling she was the best choice - and indeed she was.
She is and has all the obvious things you expect a competent and prepared childminder to be (clean setting, which I hadn’t found at others I visited, appropriate activities for the children, good food cooked from scratch - she is Italian after all! Etc...) But most importantly: she is caring and truly connects with the children, which is what made her special to me.
Worth mentioning She has an online journal per child, password protected, that updates daily with pictures and “vital info”: such as foods they had and toilet trips.
She runs a clear and structured routine based day - but is also very open to accommodate the child’s individual needs
My daughter started at Elettra’s she had just turned 6 months. She is a strong minded baby, who doesn’t like strangers, is VERY attached to me and, when I started to leave her, wasn’t settling very well at nap time. Well, she quickly grew fond of Elettra and would happily move from my arms to hers when leaving in the morning - which she wouldn’t even do with my husband (and still doesn’t sometimes!) - moreover she started to go down to sleep like a dream - that, to me, is enough said.
Unfortunately, as I returned to work full time and my oldest couldn’t stay with Elettra - I had to find a different arrangement to keep both children together, otherwise I would have happily left both in her care ... until uni! She is a gem and I will truly go back to her in a heartbeat would I need it.
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