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Helen Ba

Childminder in Orpington

Babysitter in Orpington

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2012 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 30 Sep 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Outstanding Rated

About Me

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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

My Experience

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.

My Qualifications

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.

My Availability

I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7.30 to 6.00pm. This is flexible

I offer before and after school care. TUBBENDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/05/2021

My Fees

  • 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.

My Documents

  • Inspection Report: Most recent ofsted repord (added 06/07/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Helen Ba. 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.

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.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for antoi antoi about Avatar for Helen Ba Helen Ba on 19/12/2019

Response by Avatar for Helen Ba 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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