4.96 stars (24)

Childminder in Biggin Hill

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Female Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 18 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

OUTSTANDING 2016

PLEASE ARRANGE A VISIT IN ADVANCE FOR OUR WAITING LIST 2019 & WE NOW EVEN HAVE FAMILIES FOR 2020 :)

Hi mums and dads!
Thank you for looking at our profile. My name is Kerri, I'm 31 & have two children a daughter who is 9 & my son 9 months not forgetting the dog Sammy who is a loving French bulldog!

My daughter loves having the children here and has made some lovely friends not to mention how much all the children love her! I returned to work when my son was 6 weeks old & I’m so happy he has settled with the children.

We have a lovely welcoming home based in Kings road, with a spacious garden and setting with secure gates from both entrances.

We had our OFSTED inspection in November 2016 and very proud with our Oustanding grading. We are also very proud being the only childminding setting in Biggin hill to have received Outstanding in all areas.

We now design our own resources and have them manufactured in a factory. One of our resources have been such a hit that it has sold out and reached as far as Australia, Canada & France.

We care for children from 3montths to 3 years as we do not accept funded hours.
We know that our partnership with parents is essential to create the best learning opportunities for children.

Our knowledge and experience focuses us on encouraging your children to have a possitive attitude to challenge, learning and respect.

We are constantly looking for improvement.
Me and Amy are increasingly aware of our belief in putting the child first.

We are a non smoking setting with nutritional menus to suit our children's needs.
All food is cooked from scratch and followed by a monthly menu.

I have an assistant I employ 5 days a week who is my sister. My sister has all relevant checks, NVQ level 2 and 3 years experience in a previous nursery, the kids love her!
A lot of our parents like that childrens naps do not get disturbed to do the school run as Amy is here.

I am also a backup Foster career for my parents who have been fostering for 11 years.

We are very reliable and at times can be flexible to do extra days if we have space.

We also offer a recommend a friend voucher when you directly recommend a family to us (not just tagged in a post) you will receive a £50 voucher after they have attended 2 months in our setting.

We are very busy with crafts and activities planned around celebration, seasons, weather etc..
We have planning 9 months in advance and follow it weekly. We love to see the childrens faces when they arrive in the mornings :)

News letters are sent out with information on that parents may need to know or reminders of events or activites due and clothes required etc...

We supply water proofs and wellies for outdoor play. Here is where the children are encouraged to take risks, develop confidence and self esteem and explore their natural surroundings.

We plan our holidays a year in advance so it makes parents childcare a lot more easier to arrange.

Children adjust to our routine very quickly and it shows when we are in public too.
Holding hands and good listening is important when we are out and about and we are very proud with all the children in our care.

We have been told by many parents that they can see the difference in their childrens behaviour and development, which is always good to hear :)

I am a big kid myself and full of ideas and love making the children's time here fun, whilst learning through play.

We love working with children and watching them grow. We also provide a learning journey for your child to track your childs development following the EYFS.
The learning journey is something lovely to look back on when they're older as a keep sake <3 x

We also have all childrens next steps on show so parents can see what we are working on and that we can work together on their child's development.

We provide daily diaries so we can communicate at all times.
This consists of food they have eaten, toileting and what we have been up to.

We provide a two year progress check which you will also have with a health visitor as well as a summary every 6 months.

I am always available to contact at any time and know all my parents can come to me if you needed to.
We are lucky to have such great parents to work with xx

We are passionate about our job and when you meet us you will see that too. We enjoy making our own resources and most of the resources we make are from recycled items.

We often watch the children play and observe what they like to do with certain objects to then make it into a resource.

Child led play and learning through play is most important in our setting.

We have references if you would like to see and my ofsted report is online to view.

You are more than welcome to come and visit our home :)

We have a waiting list for parents who are enquiring about childcare months in advance, as we have parents contact us that are expecting.

Unfortunately due to permanent children and children growing up with us we have no before and after school space avaliable.

Please contact me for any information or if you would like to see pictures of my setting and what we do.

I can send either by email or what's app.

Look forward to hearing from you x

My Experience

We have been registered for 5 years and have worked with some amazing families on their child’s development.

My Qualifications

First aid
Childminders preparation
DBS checked
Ofsted registered
Safeguarding

My Availability

Our operating hours are from
Monday- Thursday
7.30-5pm
Fridays
7.30-4pm

We require a minimum of 7 hours per day & 2 days per week.

Here are our time slots

7.30am - 5pm
8am - 5pm
7.30an - 4pm
8am - 4pm
7.30am - 4.30pm
8am - 4.30pm
7.30am - 2.30pm

Please message for any information

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Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

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

Reviews

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We couldn't be happier with the care that our daughter receives with Kerri and Amy. She has grown in confidence and become willing to try so many new things. Communication from Kerri snd Amy is excellent, with a daily diary to record everything, from activities they have done, nap times, toileting habits etc. It's also lovely to see pictures of what she is up to. If you are looking for childcare in Biggin Hill I couldn't recommend them enough. Make sure you put your name down on their waiting list now!

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by about Kerri_D on 05/05/2019

My little girl has been with Kerri and Amy since January and has had attachment issues where she has only wanted me. HOWEVER Kerri has been amazing. She has reassured me and worked with me, messaging me every day with new ideas and approaches we can take with my lo. It has been a long process for us, but my daughter is now happy, settled and joining in with the amazingly creative activities Kerri and Amy put on for the children every day.
Kerri is very, very responsive and sends photos of my little girl to me throughout the day if I want them. No matter what time of day, she will always respond.
She has been amazing with my daughter's dairy allergy too and has adapted her menu to cater for her really well and thoughtfully.
Kerri and Amy are very passionate about the children's learning and are very knowledgeable about child development. I feel like I can relax at work knowing my daughter is safe, well looked after and treated like an individual with all her needs being met. I'm so thankful she has such caring childminders to look after her!
My daughter is able to access such engaging, enriching experiences and I'm very, grateful!

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by about Kerri_D on 02/05/2019

My daughter started at Kerri’s in January and has loved every single day she’s spent there. It’s so reassuring to speak to Kerri at the start and end of every day to hear how my D has been getting on and what they have planned for the day. Kerri knows the children extremely well and I trust Kerri and Amy implicitly. I honestly couldn’t manage my working days without them and seeing my D benefit from all the activities and attention they provide is brilliant. Their resources are incredible and aimed at developing the childrens’ interests as well as the curriculum. I couldn’t be happier!

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by about Kerri_D on 01/05/2019

My daughter started with Kerri and Amy in January and has settled in perfect, I couldn’t be any happier with their service they provide! My daughter absolutely loves going there and that makes me happy! Would 1000% recommend to anyone so glad I found them!

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by about Kerri_D on 02/03/2018

This is the first time my daughter has stayed with anyone outside of my family. She has been going to Kerri for over a month now and i couldn't be happier. She has settled quickly in the warm and friendly environment with Kerri and Amy. I have peace of mind that i can go to work and my daughter's being cared for. I would recommend them to anyone.

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by about Kerri_D on 11/12/2017

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