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Marion Harding
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Childminder in London: Barnet

Babysitter in London: Barnet

5 stars

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Female Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 13 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

***One space (0-24 months) available to start 8th August: Monday to Thursday***
***One baby space (0-18 months) available now, Mondays & Tuesdays***
Ofsted "Outstanding" (April 2019)

I work with one assistant to provide a small, home-from-home environment for children aged 0-3, to give them as much quality time as possible. I have an enclosed, well-equipped garden, where children have a genuine opportunity to learn through play, and have a wide variety of resources available for each age group.

Ofsted registered since 2008, I live with my husband and one school-aged child in a character cottage in N12. I am happy to provide a copy of my latest Ofsted report (rated Outstanding - April 2019) for you to read. I can also show you my Comments book, which contains lots of lovely references from past and present parents.

Copyright Marion’s Munchkins October 2008-2022

My Experience

I have been an aunty from the age of 6 years old, so have been around children for most of my life. I love every minute of working with children, but understand how important it is to keep children safe, stimulated and nurtured at all times. I encourage parents to contact me any time to find out how their little ones are doing.

Copyright Marion’s Munchkins October 2008-2022

My Qualifications

Barnet Childminding Team - Quality Assured Childminder
2012 EYFS
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Barnet Certificate in Childminding
Trained in First Aid for Childcarers Certificate (Paediatric First Aid)
and in Child Protection
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Member of PACEY
Member of Pre-school Learning Alliance

I also hold a BA degree in Social Sciences (which covered child psychology)

My Availability

One early years/Baby space (age 0-18 mos) available now for Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am-5.30pm

Althought I am in the catchment area for Moss Hall Nursery, Infants and Juniors schools and Northside Primary School, I have no nursery or after-school pick-up/drop-off spaces available at present. Sorry


I offer babysitting for my existing families at weekends at reasonable rates

Copyright Marion’s Munchkins October 2008-2022

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/08/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour

Please contact me for details

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
25 April 2019
7 June 2016 - Good
26 September 2013 - 3
26 March 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid Valid until 14/2/2023 (added 17/08/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 21/07/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (added 20/07/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric (12 Hour) First Aid Certificate (added 20/07/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/07/2017)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 20/07/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Marion Harding. 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.

Finding a childminder for your child is always a difficult task. We never thought that we would find somebody to trust as much as we trust Marion.
From day one she made us feel comfortable. Being there, talk with her, watching her interact with our son, was a real pleasure. Marion has a great energy and she is a very positive person.
Following a bad experience with a childminder I gave a very short notice to Marion as I had to go back to work as soon as possible. Marion made whatever she could to help us and to reassure us that everything will be find and our son will be ready and settled within few days. Indeed, our child settled without any problem. We couldn't believe how happy he was when we picked him up the first day. Always, he seems to enjoy the time to the nursery. You can see that Marion enjoys what she does, she loves children and she has a very unique approach with them.
A home visit as part of the settling process is the cherry on the cake!
We feel so lucky to have find her, we would recommend her with close eyes!

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

by Avatar for Despoina Despoina about Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 01/09/2020

Response by Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 01/09/2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Despoina. Your baby has settled beautifully as one of Marion's Munchkins, and we couldn't be happier with him. I love his cute little grin and we are enjoying all of his happy chats. Thank you so much for choosing me to look after your little one.

Our son has been with Marion for the past 1.5 years (from age 1 to 2.5) and absolutely loves it. Marion has created a fantastic world with so much varied play and learning. Our son always comes home with new stories and songs that he has learned that day. She created a wonderful, safe, loving world where the little ones can socialise and play together at their own pace. We are so happy with our son's time with Marion, and the only reason we are leaving is because we are moving away from London. Sign up now!

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

by Avatar for FinchDad FinchDad about Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 25/08/2017

Response by Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 25/08/2017:

Wow - thank you for such a lovely review. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy watching your little boy develop into the terrific little lad that he is today, and I will miss you all terribly. Looking forward to hearing all about his exploits over the next few months on Whatsapp. Best wishes, Marion xxx

Our little girl has been with Marion for just over a month. Initially anxious about finding someone who I would be happy to leave her with we visited a number of childminders. We chose Marion as the friendliest, most welcoming and inventive of those we met. After only four weeks our little girl is incredibly happy and has made herself at home.
As part of the settling in process Marion came to play at our home. This meant our little girl knew her from day one. For the first week I received photos to show me everything was fine.
Now I get an update each day and can read the daily update of what's been going on. The children take part in a number of activities including playgroup twice a week, story time, outside play and trips out.
I would recommend Marion as a fantastic Childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Julia Julia about Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 15/11/2015

Response by Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 18/11/2015:

Thank you, Julia!

We all love your baby to bits. Thank you once again for choosing Marion's Munchkins.

All the very best,

Marion xxx

My 2 year old boy is looked after by Marion 3 days a week and he has been there for a little over a year. Shortly we will be leaving the UK and going to live in Australia and so we feel very sad for our boy leaving Marion's; its going to be difficult to find someone like her. He is extremely happy there, in fact he shouts with joy when we approach her house and then he runs inside with not even a backward glance at us parents.

When looking for childcare, we looked at three nurseries and six childminders and to us we felt Marion offered the best setting. Its easy to see that Marion and her assistants love children and are passionate about looking after children. Unlike some others, it was evident that this isn't a 'job' for Marion, but rather something she purely loves doing with her day.

She offers up a very personal, caring, fun, educative and safe environment and all the children are very well behaved and enjoy each other's company very much.

We would highly recommend Marion's Munchkins to anyone that is considering childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Mother Mother about Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 17/10/2015

Response by Avatar for Marion Harding Marion Harding on 17/10/2015:

Thanks a million for this lovely review, Mother!

I will miss your lovely little family - it has been such a pleasure getting to know you all, and to be able to play a role in your son's development.

I will think of you all often, and I wish you and yours ever success with your new adventures.

Big hugs to the wee guy, and best of luck to you and your other half.


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