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Happy Ex

Childminder in Orpington

Babysitter in Orpington

5 stars

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 28 Sep 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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Childcare Space Available- OFSTED Registered OUTSTANDING.

Welcome to Happy Explorers childcare. I’m based in St Paul’s Cray, Orpington. I am OFSTED Registered OUTSTANDING. I provide an educational but mostly home from home childcare experience. My husband Ray works full time as a Handyman, our children have grown and now own homes of there own. We live opposite Hoblingwell park, playing fields & woods, we are near to the library, shops and children centre. Previously to being a Childminder, I was a teaching assistant at my local primary school.
Also, we have 2 Small Bichon Frise dogs who are wonderful around children & are hypo allergenic.
I’m warm, caring and patient and really enjoy spending time teaching and playing with the children. We love our music and dance sessions, even the smallest child will dance and jiggle to the rhythms of the beat.
we learn a new topic every month which keeps the children focused and happy while they learn.
I will help your little one with developing their language and I’ll read to them every day.
I encourage messy play as I feel this helps to develop a good knowledge base and curiosity during play. I will take your child out and about to the library, play groups, parks and children’s centre.
I have a very good knowledge of the revised EYFS and will track your child's development three times each year.
Together we will learn loads but most of all will have lots of fun along the way.

My Experience

I have over 14 years experience working in schools with children ages from 3 to 11 years. I left working in school as a teaching assistant as I love working with younger children, they give me so much joy as I watch them develop and grow. I have over 12 years childminding experience working with children from 8 months to 11 years.
During my time as a teaching assistant I learnt a great many things like; numeracy and literacy? including read write Inc phonics. I love to help the children with arts and craft activities, baking cakes and biscuits and growing fruit and vegetables. I love taking the children to the park, farm, seaside, museums and on picnics. I make good use of the resources in my local area. We love going to the library, children and family centres, local parks and woods for a forest school experience. learning should be fun and exciting. every day can be an adventure.

My Qualifications

I am Ofsted registered OUTSTANDING. My qualifications are as follows: first aid, teaching assistant, classroom assistant, midday supervisor, early years training, food hygeine, play leader award and a level two numeracy certificate & level 3 english. I have also passed my CACHE level three Diploma in home based childcare, and level 4 HLTA certificate. I have had my ofsted inspection and have been graded OUTSTANDING. I am a member of BCMA, PACEY Bromley accredited network , Bromley community network & Bromley Mencap.

My Availability

I am available now, My hours of work are Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-5:30pm
I deliver and collect from Midfield Primary School.
I currently have 1 full time space available.

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Last Updated: 27/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

£6 per hour. With a minimum day of a 5 hour day @ £30
I offer school drop off £10 & collection service £20 per child.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/11/2020)
  • Inspection Report: OUTSTANDING (added 03/07/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Happy Ex. 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.

I reached out to Teresa a day before I needed childcare. She replied to my message very quick and agreed to see me and my son within hours.

She is a lovely and caring person with years of experience, who easily understands children and their development needs.

Although at short notice, she offered to help me and took my son in. Teresa sent me regular messages and pictures of my son so that I can carry on with my workday without constantly worrying about him.

Through the pictures I received, it was clear that he enjoyed himself though different activities and play sessions.

Thank you Teresa, you are truly a lovely person, and I will recommend you to everyone, no holding back.

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by Avatar for Timea Timea about Avatar for Happy Ex Happy Ex on 28/09/2020

Teresa looked after my little boy for 3 years and he was always happy. Teresa provides excellent care for all children and treats them as if they are her own. She provide support for my little and my family during a difficult time.
My little one is school ready all thanks to support and activities provided and also lots of fun.
Highly recommend.

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by Avatar for Louise Louise about Avatar for Happy Ex Happy Ex on 20/08/2020

Teresa took care of our two children from April 2017 and September 2019, at 14 months and 9 months old respectively. We do not have family living nearby so it was important to us to find a childminder that we could trust and rely on to care for our children whilst we were at work. Teresa looked after our children like they were her own. Our eldest son who was in her care for 3 years has grown into a confident, independent child with a thirst for learning and is fully prepared for starting school in September. Teresa’s excellent knowledge of EYFS, planning and nurturing has hugely contributed to both our children’s development. Teresa has ensured our children have developed socially both in her setting with the other children she cares for and outside at the groups she takes them to. Both children have made lots of friends and always looked forward to attending Happy Explorers. Teresa is an wonderful childminder and we would thoroughly recommend her to other parents looking for childcare in the area.

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by Avatar for deacm deacm about Avatar for Happy Ex Happy Ex on 10/08/2020

My son has been at happy explorers for the past five years. It feels like he is family there as both Teresa and her family treat him like one of their own. The setting offers numerous opportunities for children to explore their interests and this is done through education, play and exploring the local area. He’s done everything from science experiments, to baking, to growing plants, to looking after giant snails, to painting, building, sticking, crafting and sometimes just having a pyjama day with films galore. Absolutely would recommend.

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by Avatar for Shunt80 Shunt80 about Avatar for Happy Ex Happy Ex on 17/07/2020

I have been using Teresa Marshall for over a year now and she's wonderful,she's a mother,caring and lovely.my children love her so much and when ever, I leave my children with her, am so confident where ever I am because, I know they are in good hands.i would recommend her to any working mother out there.she's excellent.

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by Avatar for Ije Ije about Avatar for Happy Ex Happy Ex on 18/08/2015

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