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Jos Playhouse
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Childminder in New Eltham

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 04 Jul 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

The playhouse is situated on a lovely residential road in Sidcup. Ideally positioned within a short walk of New eltham station and all major bus routes.
I'm a fully OFSTED registered child minder with a current rating of good in all areas obtained in July 2019. I work closely with parents to deliver the EYFS curriculum and to meet the needs of all the children. I deliver learning through a range of activities, this can be a short walk in the woods or through various trips to local farms, parks, playgroups and libraries.
Pick up and drop off from Dulverton School. I am open all year round so please get in touch to arrange a visit to meet me and the little ones.

My Experience

I've been an Ofsted registered childminder for over 10years, My last Ofsted inspection was July 2019 and was graded Good.
I'm Paediatric and Epipen trained
I have experience with children with special needs and Down syndrome.
I keep up to date with online courses and current guidelines for children with different illnesses

My Qualifications

CACHE level 3 Diploma in home based childcare.
Paediatric First Aid and Epipen Training.
Advanced Safeguarding children.
CRB checked
Early years foundation stage for childminders
Healthy eating.
Channel general awareness
Settling and baseline assessment
Building a learning journey file
Tracking progress
Assessment in action
Food and Hygiene

My Availability

My business is open all year round Monday - Friday from 7:15 - 6pm Except bank holidays and closed over Christmas.

I also provide before and afterschool wrap around care for Dulverton Primary in New Eltham
My Vacancies are:
Full time
Part time
Term time
School holidays
Before and After school

Please contact me for availability

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£60.00 daily including 3 nutriitious meals and snacks.
£27.00 Before and after school Dulverton school in New Eltham.
I except the goverenment childcare vouchers
15 and 30hrs free funding
Fees include trips to the park, library, playgroups, woods and farms. In the school holidays we are out most of the day visiting different places.
We are out and about most mornings, home for lunch, then afternoon quiet time/naps and free play.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
10 July 2019
4 November 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Female Genital Mutilation (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Assesment in action (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Tracking progress (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Building a learning journey file (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Settling in and baseline assessment (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: refresher safeguarding (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Channel general awareness (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: advanced safeguarding (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: advanced safeguarding (added 04/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: introduction to safeguarding (added 04/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 04/05/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: paediatric first aid (added 04/05/2022)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection (added 04/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 04/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 04/05/2022)
  • UK Passport (added 04/05/2022)
  • DBS Check (added 04/05/2022)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jos Playhouse. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Jo Jo, as we all know her, is the most loving, caring and attentive person I have ever come across. Jo Jo cared for our first child from the age of 1 1/2 to school reception age. He learnt how to socialise, talk, play and achieve in all the other aspects of personal care in a beautiful lovely setting. So, when it came to find a childminder for our second child Emma, who was born with Downs Syndrome and had multiple communication and health issues, Jo Jo was our first port of call. She made space by rescheduling her days to provided Emma with the right amount of support so we felt safe. Emma learnt the essential building blocks for social interaction with her peers which as a parent I couldn’t have done on my own!

Jo Jo is a wonderful person with bags of love to make your kids feel safe and cared for. You do not need to look anywhere else!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for TTame TTame about Avatar for Jos Playhouse Jos Playhouse on 07/07/2019

Jo first caught my eye in the playground at school while I was dropping my daughter off in reception class. She cuddled two of her looked after children and wished them a good day at school. This may seem small but this made a big impact on me. This showed to me Jo really cared for the children she cares for and treats them very much as her own. It really is more than just a job to her.

Fast forward from meeting Jo at the school gates she has looked after my eldest before and after school as well as my youngest full time now for over a year and I could not think of anyone I would rather look after my children! I think she does a better job than I do!

Jo has such a kind nature she is nurturing of all the children as well as providing support and guidance to the parents. She is brilliant and nothing short of a super star! ⭐️

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for EmilyS EmilyS about Avatar for Jos Playhouse Jos Playhouse on 02/07/2019

I first found Jo when I needed to work after having my first born. I was extremely nervous about leaving her with someone new, and saw a few childminders in the area. None like Jo. She was so welcoming and warm, our daughter seemed to fit straight in.

Now my son goes to Jo and I couldn't have been more confident taking him to Jo, I knew he was in safe hands and he loves his Jo Jo days!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Clare Clare about Avatar for Jos Playhouse Jos Playhouse on 24/06/2019

It has actually taken me quite a while to sit down and write this review. I have been waiting for an opportunity where I have time to really do it justice, to find the right words and take my time over conveying my thoughts.

I found Jo, by chance and through looking on this website, for someone to love and care for my very long awaited and precious little girl.My daughter has been with Jo and her brilliant family since she was 8 months old. I cried at our first meeting, just talking with Jo about taking care of my daughter while I returned to work was a very emotional time in my life. I instantly knew that Jo was the perfect person. Poor Jo, she was absolutely brilliant with me - a stranger, weeping in her playroom! This didn't phase her at all and she cared for me too and had all the right words to say.

I have never looked back. Jo has now cared for my gorgeous girl for over three years - welcomed her into her adorable family and cares for her as one of her own. They have an amazing bond, Jo knows her like the back of her hand and my daughter couldn't be more happy, settled and well rounded. They go all over the place and have amazing experiences together, but I love the fact that they also do things that she would be doing if she were at home with me - putting the washing on the line, helping with preparing dinner ... real life experiences too.

Jo provides a beautiful setting. Her home environment is rich and stimulating and the other children (both her own and those she cares for) are now considered extended family. When I met Jo's boys, saw what well-rounded, polite and super individuals they are, my belief that Jo would instill boundaries and provide love and warmth to my daughter was cemented.

When my daughter was much younger, we worked as a team to maintain good routines and eating habits and Jo always respected my opinions and welcomed my feedback. We discussed and agreed consistent strategies for managing my daughter's phases of developmental behaviours and Jo has always been excellent in giving feedback about my daughter's day. We still work in this way now, although routines, boundaries and expectations are so firmly embedded now that handovers are a tiny fraction of the time these days!

Jo is meticulous in ensuring my daughter makes progress in her learning too and has therefore been giving her access to both formal and play based learning experiences, all based upon my daughter's individual level of development and readiness for different learning experiences. We make a great team, sharing information and ideas and Jo planning and developing experiences to extend and excite my daughter.

I feel that there is still so much I could say; praises I could sing and shout from the rooftops. My daughter's time with Jo is now in its final year and although I know that her 'boots' will be filled by new little 'shoes' who will be loved and cared for in just the same was as she has been, I genuinely hope Jo's door remains open to visits, because in her, I believe I have also found a friend for life.

With the hugest thanks to Jo and her wonderful family.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for donjee donjee about Avatar for Jos Playhouse Jos Playhouse on 08/11/2018

It is safe to say that, as a first time mum, the thought of leaving my baby with anybody absolutely broke my heart - i was so sure that there wasn't anybody that could look after him as well as I expected. How wrong I was!! From the outset, Jo took as much care with me as she did with my son - reassuring me at every step, offering advice and generally being so caring and wonderful that I knew straight away that she was without doubt the person that I would trust the most with him. Fast forward two years and that still rings true - Jo and her family have been so much more than we ever could have wished for!!

T adores his time at Jo's - the care that she offers is excellent all round: a stimulating and caring environment where all of the children show genuine affection for each other. His learning has been outstanding - rapid and well-rounded and his knowledge of the world around him has been broaden by all of the lovely activities that Jo plans. She encourages the children to be independent, respectful of others and inquisitive and, as such, my son is developing at an amazing rate.

Jo, Adam and the boys have very much created a family environment for the children and it is clear to see the moment that you step inside that they are incredibly happy there. In fact, there have been many evenings when I have had to wrench my child from the doorway, he is that desperate to stay!!

I cannot speak highly enough of Jo - I thank my lucky stars that she is able to care for T and and I can see how much he is thriving under her love and care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for amypops1 amypops1 about Avatar for Jos Playhouse Jos Playhouse on 16/04/2018

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