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Thespia
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Childminder in London

Babysitter in London

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2012 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login Mar 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Childminder Assistant Job

About Me

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We are delighted to introduce you our new Montessori home based day care in East Finchley.

The setting offers baby room with sensory and bedroom for very young ones, usually under 2's, led by Early years educator and nursery nurse.

The advance group 2yr+ offers the full Montessori curriculum led by a qualified teacher.

We are professionals Montessori teacher, early years educator and early years practitioners with over 14 years experience in teaching and early child development.
We created a colorful and inspiring environment which will nurture every child, ensuring they develop with confidence.

We create personalized developing programs for every child, we cherish THE UNIQUE CHILD, according to this everyone will develop at their pace, no frustration, no upset child, only joy, and fun.

We develop all 7 areas from birth through the Montessori and Waldorf Steiner method; the first 3 years are very important for every child, in these years all the senses are developing and it is very important to offer balanced stimulation.

The setting offers sensory, motor, cognitive, personal, social, language development.

A child-proof safe environment which contains all the necessary toys and equipment to meet every child need. every child finds his place and becomes content from the first day.
Garden with vegetable and flower garden, bouncy castle, climbing frame, slide, see-saw etc.

My Experience

I am Hungarian and have been teaching for over 14 years. In the past 6 years I worked in the early years sector and implemented all my knowledge and studies into this work.
I am passionate about Early Child development and I approach it from a holistic angle. Use Montessori and Waldorf Steiner method linked with EYFS to help to offer every child the best approach in their journey and learning.
Children will learn in a warm environment and will be ready for school with well scaffolded knowledge.

extended experience with newborns, twins, SEN, 0-14 years old children
early child development from birth
toddler, young children
key stage 1 and key stage 2
Montessori 0-7
Sleep coach
mainstream education in the UK and abroad

My Qualifications

Diploma:
BA Hon. Early child development and education
BA Hon. Special Educational Needs
Ma Psychology
Level 5 Management and Leadership in EY sector
Level 4 Montessori (teacher)
Level 4 Early years educator
Makaton and PECS trained
Speech therapy
Sleep coach

Certificates:
Food Hygiene
pediatric first aid
Safe Guarding Children
Behavior management
Speech, language development
ICO registered
EYFS
Emotional well being
Nutritionist

My Availability

half day 8 am - 12;30 pm
full day 8 am - 6 pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/02/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Daily fee available starting from £70/day

5 meals included cooked freshly daily

Please contact for details

School pick up from Brookland primary

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Play (added 07/01/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Behavior (added 07/01/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Safe guarding (added 07/01/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene (added 07/01/2021)
  • Training Certificate: equality (added 07/01/2021)
  • Training Certificate: First Aid (added 23/09/2020)
  • Training Certificate: ico (added 23/09/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Montessori Educator (added 18/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Childrens emotional well being (added 02/06/2016)
  • Training Certificate: Speech, Language, communication needs (added 02/06/2016)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS (added 02/06/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: Safeguarding (added 02/06/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 02/06/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: Bachelors (added 01/06/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 01/06/2016)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Thespia. 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.

Suzy was recommended by a friend, and I am so lucky that I met her.
After having a difficult birth with twins it was very hard and almost impossible to coop with everything. Suzy bounced into our lives and turned everything around in a matter of hours, her energy and confidence and her skills are just amazing. It was a joy to watch her feed and soothe my babies, in no time they were settled and sleeping For 6 weeks we had no rest at all and the babies were very exhausted as well after Suzy did her magic we all could go to sleep, I could not believe it.
Every few hours I have ger expressed milk and she just carried on all night and my babies were happy and resting. After a few weeks, she managed to put the twins into a routine so they were sleeping for hours. I heard about dream feeding but never seen it done and after Suzy showed to me, wow, it really works and made our lives so easy and peaceful.
I learn so much from her in such a short period, honestly, if anyone is in need of help after giving birth, do ask Suzy she will be able to guide you through it and to enjoy this period without stress and exhaustion!

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

by Avatar for Linda Linda about Avatar for Thespia Thespia on 24/02/2020

She started caring for Noa at +2 months and our experience has been absolutely perfect. Noa settled in perfectly and loves "Mummy #2" to bits.

I see the wide grin and chuckles when we get to Suzys' and I'm completely at ease leaving Noa, knowing she's loved and adored.

Suzys' setting perfectly captures the prepared environment, striking a perfect balance between a wide ranging, suitable and age appropriate materials to encourage freedom of choice, and the indoor/outdoor environment encourages freedom of movement.

The vertical grouping of children ensures Noa has well developed socialisation skills for her age and she's content and relaxed, playing with older children, adults and little babies.

Suzy is excellently attuned to the specific sensitive period which Noa is in and encourages her development by introducing appropriate objects and activities.

Her knowledge of psychology and medical care comes in handy in assessing any concerns I might have regarding Noa's health and development. Noa is well above average in her developmental milestones and I'm pleased with how well she is doing...she's sitting upright, holding her bottle firmly, eating 'solids' well and well on her way to crawling.

Noa is calm, settled, in a firm routine, thriving, and is a very happy and loved baby.

- amazing food
- high quality materials
- fantastic activities
- fab parties and bbq


I am very happy with Suzy and the girls and I have no reservations recommending her as a loving, trustworthy and extremely capable carer for babies and children.

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

by Avatar for MoM MoM about Avatar for Thespia Thespia on 12/07/2019

Suzy is an amazing childminder! Her knowledge and experience of Montessori teaching has helped our child developed immensely. Being a working mum had to know that my child will be at a good place like a second home and I found this 100% at Suzy's place, my child became confident and independent. She caring, kind and very professional with lots of ideas and advice. I highly recommend any looking for a Montessori childminder.

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

by Avatar for jessC jessC about Avatar for Thespia Thespia on 07/08/2018

I was impressed by this place when I first saw it. It's small, but intimate. The children are VERY quiet and well behaved. Suzy makes wonderful food from scratch in the kitchen and she is clearly very proud of her nursery. The price was expensive but it seemed worth it.
Unfortunately, every session was followed by a long lecture from Suzy and it became clear she is extremely opinionated, and she gives her opinions whether or not you want them. She said things which really grated, such as: 'I'll fix your child in three months' 'She's going to hate me, until she's trained like the other children'. My daughter wasn't even two years old, and the constant talk of discipline, fixing and training her seemed inappropriate, and quite Victorian. Suzy also expressed (un-asked for) how she doesn't like breastfeeding, how she believes it should absolutely be stopped at 5 months, how it impedes a child’s speech, their ability to separate from their mother and how there is no health benefit in feeding older babies, etc. etc. This is a load of rubbish, from someone who is not a health professional, or even a Mother, and it is dangerous rubbish when you take into account how she is dealing with young parents who are at their most vulnerable.
She also criticised co-sleeping, cloth nappies (‘disgusting!’), anyone who doesn’t sleep-train, and she told me off for giving my child toast and cheese. ‘That’s not food!’ She exclaimed again and again. When I told my Mum friends about these comments they thought she must be absolutely crazy, and that I should report the place to Ofsted.
I don’t think Suzy is crazy, I just think she needs to learn that her opinions are just that, and should not be voiced. Parents want someone to take care of their child, not receive a lecture. Two more alarming things were the obvious favouritism towards the children who followed her rules, and the lack of confidentiality in telling me things about the other children and their parents which I wouldn’t want her to be sharing if it were me.
In light of the above, it’s perhaps not surprising that my daughter didn’t enjoy herself there and after 5 sessions was so hysterical I simply couldn’t leave her any more.
So I stopped and changed to another local nursery. To my relief, I was never given any lectures, and the children were treated with kindness and respect without any mention of training and fixing. This has not turned my daughter into a ‘wild animal’ (as Suzy said the children from mainstream nurseries without her level of discipline are) but rather the opposite. One clear example: when Suzy gave my toddler the painting they had worked on that day, Isabelle tore it up, threw it back and stamped on it while crying in anger. Now when her nursery teacher gives her the painting they worked on, my toddler is happy and proud saying ‘look, Mummy, it’s pretty!’
When leaving Thespia, I told Suzy that I felt her rules were too harsh and she replied that she’s preparing her children for school where they have to obey orders and do things they don’t necessarily want to do - that’s life! Personally I feel that if you can’t have fun when you’re one, then when are you going to? Basically, I’m very glad I left, and I’m very glad that I didn’t meet Suzy when I was a new Mum and more susceptible to other people’s comments and judgements.

  • 1 stars Overall

by Avatar for WReif WReif about Avatar for Thespia Thespia on 04/08/2018

Simply the best!
Our daughter has been going to Suzy’s at Thespia for over a year. This is by far the best childcare for our daughter, and we did a LOT of investigating. Our daughter eats healthy home cooked meals and from a very unsettled sleeper when she started, now sleeps continuously throughout the whole night and enjoy good naps. But most of all our daughter is growing and learning in a caring and loving environment. Suzy is absolutely passionate about what she does and it shines through out her staff and all the children. We used to live locally but have now moved 35/50min drive away, after a lot of searching we have decided to leave our daughter at Suzy’s & put up with the long drive as we cannot find anything as good close to our new home. This is truly a unique environment where your child is cared for but also learns so much in a loving way and at a speed that is right for them.

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

by Avatar for Celtic29 Celtic29 about Avatar for Thespia Thespia on 11/04/2018

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