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Childminder in Mill Hill

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2012 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 13 Jun 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
2 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Flexible Hours

About Me

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Hello, I am Maria Kelly from FUN TIMES Childminding. I am an OFSTED registered childminder graded GOOD, based in Mill Hill NW7, (North west London). Offering reliable, flexible and good value childcare. I have my full paediatrics first aid and food hygiene.
I have a clean driving license and fully comp insurance covering all children in the vehicle on our day trips etc... My childminding is also fully insured with either my home insurance and pacey insurance.

I offer places from birth, in a 'home from home' environment, to provide care for no more than 3 children, 4 with continuity of care. combining a home based care with nursery type setting. I run my childcare as a full time business. starting from 7am till no later than 6pm weekdays, however i’m closed on Fridays.
I have spent considerable time and effort creating my childminding space perfect for your children, while they are in my care.

I have a large very well stocked dedicated playroom/nursery offering a wide selection of educational and fun toys and welcome the children's input and ideas with a mix of adult /child lead activities lead by the EYFS, for your children to have the best time with me while you are at work. My childminding space is a purpose built nursery in my garden. With its own entryway.

My play room for the childminding children is where lots of fun can be had in a very child friendly home from home setting. I have an intercom entrance system at the side of my house to allow private access to my play room. My play space also has it own toilet, kitchen-et and access to a large all year round garden to play in.

This space is perfect for your little ones, as if they are busy building a tower, or train tracks, I do not have to tidy away, allowing the children to continue in their activity the following day.

While with me each child has suitable sleeping space ( travel cot, bed etc which can be stored away after uses), each child also has the opportunity to nap if needed. Our play room becomes our sleep room, I do encourage all the children to sleep at the same time, this works very well for us, but if a child needs the opportunity to nap I have a quiet room if needed. Each child has their own bedding provided by me, washed weekly.

All food is provided once your child is fully weaned. all prepared to your child's religious and dietary needs. (I hold a food hygiene certification)
We may often go to other childminders/restraints to eat out also.

When following the EYFS early years foundation stage.. I will create a profile folder which will tract your child's progress, and store photos and observations of your child, which you take with you when it is your time to move on.. I also keep all your child's painting's, keeping them in a folder and again once your child leaves they have a lovely keep sake of their fun while at my setting.

I have an open door policies for parents wanting to come and visit, where we can exchange information and format a plan of action, for your childs settling in, and the opportunity for our relationship to grow.

My childminding family's help me a lot with my childminding as working in partnership with parents is paramount to my way of working in my chidcare setting. I always say to my families, welcome to our family, when they chooses me to be their childminder for their child, as its such a privilege to be asked to care for one's most pressure gift.

If you are interested in contacting me, to reasure you I have a number of refrences for you to call once you have visited me and wish to hire my services .

I pride myself on providing the best childcare a childminder can give ,. i update my skills with courses all the time,. I also provide a number of exciting outings, to farms, trips to London and have a great back garden which we can play in all year round where children can play and enjoy all ..

I do have 3 pug puppies, but they have there own in door and out door space, not needing to come in contact with your children if you prefer for them not too.

I look forward to hearing from you.

My Experience

I have worked with children for over 25 years, first working as a Nanny both in England and in America. I then started working in The Moat house work place nursery for a year . I moved to the BBC in Elstree for 3 years, then to the BBC in white city for 11 years. While i worked at the BBC i worked my way up from being a class room assistant to Deputy head where i would help been incharge of the 60 place nursery . I loved working in all the different age rooms, but wanted to start my own business . I became a childminder in 2008 I love working with young children , its very rewarding and i wouldn't want to work in any other business .

My Qualifications

NNEB (Nursery nursery Educationall Board)
Childminding certification
Accreditation in childminding
Pediatrics first aid
Food hygiene
Safe guarding children
The New EYFS (Early Years Foundation stage)

My Availability

I work from
7am till 6pm Monday to Thursday.
Fridays closed

I can care for up to 3 children in the 0-3 year age group.

I do not presently do school drop offs or pick ups from school, due to the young age of the children in my care

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/01/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

My fees are very conpetitive , and will depend on your hours and how long a day you will need. Between £6.50-£10

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

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Below are the latest reviews for FUNTIMESChildminding. 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.

Maria looked after my daughter for 2 years. She was very happy there and had lots of fun. Maria takes the children on regular outings and they also play in the conservatory and garden. I have always found Maria to be a friendly, reliable and confident childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for ccmillhi ccmillhi about Avatar for FUNTIMESChildminding FUNTIMESChildminding on 20/03/2014

Maria Kelly, of Mill Hill, NW7 is a wonderful childminder, she has looked after my son and we feel she is part of the family. you would be very lucky to have her as your childminder if you give her a call.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for mum18027 mum18027 about Avatar for FUNTIMESChildminding FUNTIMESChildminding on 28/02/2014

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