Hello, my name is Nia and I am a qualified Nursery Nurse. I live in Weybridge with my husband Shyam and our lovely dog Tedi I am an Ofsted registered Childminder and both my husband and I have our CRB disclosures.
My aim is to provide a warm, safe, stimulating environment where the children can learn and develop new skills and concepts through play and exploration.
I take the children out most days, whether its to organised groups where they have the opportunity to meet friends and interact with others or simply a walk through the woods with Tedi where they have time to explore the world around them. I encourage creativity and expressing themselves through art, music and imaginary play.
I plan for their development and ensure that the children in my care are all meeting the goals set out by the EYFS.
I am NNEB qualified and I have worked as a Nursery Nurse in a Nursery/Reception class home in Wales for sixteen years before moving to Surrey and becoming a Room Leader at a private Day Nursery in Weybridge, caring for the two to three year age group.
I worked as a Senior Mentor running two Baby Studios at a Day Nursery at Kingston-Upon-Thames where I had the responsibility of staff and all the babies. I was responsible for their day to day care needs and development. I made sure that they were happy, stimulated and well looked after.
I have been lucky to have had such a happy, full career in childcare and now I am enjoying my time as a childminder caring for the little people from my home.
N.N.E.B (National Nursery Examination Board Diploma)
Paediatric First Aid
Level Two award in Food Safety In Catering
CHiP-Childminding Introduction Programmme
Working Together To Safegaurding Children (introduction)
Safegaurding ( Two Day Inter Agency Training)
Health and Safety In Your Setting
Observing and Planning With The EYFS
ABC Of Behaviour
Music Matters for Early Years
Meeting the Needs,Talents and Abilities of Children
Planning and Assessing
Everywhere There's Music
Moving Into Management
Monday to Thursday
full or part time availability.
|Last Updated: 09/09/2019|
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- DBS Check (added 01/05/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 27/01/2018)
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If I could give Nia 10 stars I would. She has been pivotal in our 4 years since we moved here to Weybridge, not only providing our daughter with a safe, fun and nurturing environment but helping her grow in confidence and sass!
I always dreamt of finding a childminder that my children would be excited to go to everyday, not dread it like you hear of sometimes and that's exactly what we have. My daughter actually asks for Nia on the weekends or days she has to go to Preschool. The love is pure!
Nia has varied activities planned, oodles of imaginative play, great food options and respects nap times massively. She has been really supportive and flexible with the settling of our second (lockdown) baby who has taken longer to adjust, but we're getting there and she is having as much fun as her sister is now.
It's a testament to Nia and her abilities that my daughter is already feeling emotional about the prospect of not being there and having to go to school in September, but that's a good thing and reassures me we made the right decision picking Nia.
We’re so happy with the care our son gets at Nia’s. We wouldn’t send him anywhere else!
He jumps out of his buggy everyday when we get there and runs straight in as he’s so excited to have another day of fun. Nia gives us so much reassurance on his progress and eating/sleeping routines through very excellent notebooks she keeps, including photos which we treasure!
She was also amazing when he was settling in and was very respectful of his morning naps when he needed them which I know a lot of childminders really don’t support as they need to do school runs etc. We love that she doesn’t do a school run! She is also very respectful of his vegetarian diet and caters accordingly.
Finally she is a lovely woman and her home is warm and welcoming and a truly special place for children to play and learn together.
Nia has been a part of our family for seven years now. She cared for both of our sons, Oscar and Edward. Oscar was a poorly baby, and did not suit nursery, and was apprehensive leaving him anywhere, but still wanted him to enjoy mixing with other tots and some time away from mum. We knew from the minute that we met Nia that Oscar would be happy and safe.
What a wonderful lady she is! She is genuinely very caring and provides a nurturing and homely environment. Oscar had a wonderful time! He enjoyed playing with a lovely selection of toys, and so began his love of cooking and reading!
When Edward came along, we were delighted that he could also spend many happy days playing at Nias, and made some good friends too. He has known her since he was a tiny baby, until his final farewell when he started school last year. Edward gained bags of confidence, and is now a happy little chatterbox, with bundles of creativity which Nia expertly encourages. She even managed to get him to eat some fruit and veg, and amazingly fish fingers, which he still refuses to eat at home!
Nia was like a family member to us, sadly not having much ourselves in the area, so was very sad to leave when both boys started school. They both still ask 'when are we going to Nia's?' We will miss her and appreciate all the support she has given us over the years. Thank you!
Nia has been looking after my daughter Isabel for just over 3 1/2 years since she was 1 1/2 years and has nurtured her over that time until she sadly has to leave but of course it’s that time for school.
I really can’t speak highly enough of Nia and there has honestly never been a day that Isabel didn’t look forward to going to her home.
She has helped Isabel through her learning, emotional development, great trips out, takes a genuine interest in her wellbeing and really does care.
Anyone who has Nia looking after their children will be really happy for all that she brings. A 5 star rating isn’t really enough and Nia deserves higher
If a medal was available for child minder of the year then I am sure Nia would be winning this year on year. She has provided our little girl with such an educational, fun and safe environment to grow up in for the past (nearly) two years. Our daughter is always very excited to be going to Nia's and quite often asks if she can go back...usually straight after I have collected her for the day.
Not only has she provided our daughter with positives she has also alleviated my husband and I from undue stress as we always feel good about leaving her there for the day whilst we set off for work. We never have to worry about her not being looked after to the highest standard as Nia always goes above and beyond.
We will all miss her greatly as we move onto pastures very far away and we hope that we will be able to stay in touch.
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