Vacancies from Setpember 2021
my name is Helen Bates and I am 53 and have 2 grown up children aged 24 and 28. I am a Ofsted Registered Childminder and have been graded Outstanding in my last 4 Ofsted inspections. I have been a childminder for 22 years.
I attend local toddler groups, Messy play, I take the children to local parks including High Elms, and Christmas Tree Farm. We go to the library, and many more places.
I have a playroom with a wide range of toys and activities available for all different age ranges and abilities. I do arts and crafts either in my house or out at toddler groups. The Playroom backs onto my garden so can offer free flow play during the summer months
I cook fresh meals for the children everyday lunch, tea and healthy snacks in between.
I live near Orpington Station.
I offer before and after school care. I cover TUBBENDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
my working hours are 7.30 - 6.00pm this is flexible
I have been childminding for 22 years and have been graded outstanding by ofsted four times
My ethos is any child in my care becomes part of my family and is treated with the respect, care and love I would give to my own children.
I have been on many courses that the Borough of Bromley run for childminders. I also have an up to date First Aid and have completed Epipen Training.
I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7.30 to 6.00pm. This is flexible
I offer before and after school care. TUBBENDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
TERM TIME ONLY CONTRACTS AVAILABLE
|Last Updated: 24/05/2021|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
tMy fees are £6.50 per hour or £60 min a day. This includes a lunch and cooked dinner. Before and after school care £30.00 per day. This includes an evening meal.
TUBBENDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL before and after school care e £30.00 per day
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.
- Inspection Report: Most recent ofsted repord (added 06/07/2020)
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Helen took on my son at short notice when we lost our previous childminder. We didn't have time for lots of settling in sessions, yet she still managed to settle my son quickly and sent me reassuring messages and photos to let me know how he was doing. I have experienced both nurseries and childminders with my children. In my opinion, Helen offers the best of both. They get one to one in a home environment at her house. In addition, Helen rotates her toys daily and takes them out on trips and to playgroups. Ste ensures there's an educational element every day - they paint, grow vegetables, count, read, sing songs - everything you can think of. I never knew a childminder could be so enthusiastic and committed to their work. My son had glue ear and Helen went out of her way to learn how to support him. Helen is firm but fair, and I think my son has benefitted from having to learn to be independent. We are moving area and we are very sad to lose Helen as our childminder. I genuinely think she is fantastic.
Response by Helen Ba on 07/07/2020:
Thank you for such a lovely review. I was a pleasure caring for your son and I hope you are all doing well. x
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