*Recently Graded OFSTED 'OUTSTANDING' in all areas*
I am a Professional Ofsted Registered Childminder with over fifteen years experience working with children from birth to early teens inclusive with experience to Nursery Manager Level. I hold a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Honours), Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Mont. Dip.), C.A.C.H.E Diploma in Nursery Nursing (N.N.E.B.), National Certificate in Childcare (equivalent to Level 3) and Advanced Forest School Leader. In addition, the current highest professional accreditation, ‘Early Years Professional Status’ (EYP) from the University of Kingston.
I consider myself to provide high quality childcare within a happy, nurturing, safe and stimulating home environment offering inclusive, well planned, resourced, challenging and engaging play opportunities for all children to develop positive relationships and to reach their full potential.
For children in the early years, the Early Years Foundation Stage is used to plan activities through observation and assessment to meet children’s individual needs and plan for the next steps in their learning and development. School Age Childcare is focused on learning through project work and individual interests and lots of outdoor play!
We focus on being active in the community attending Childminder groups, Forest School, library as well as local places of interest, as well as exploring the great outdoors in the use of the many beautiful parks and exciting day trips such as to the farm and zoo.
Huggie Bears Family Childcare is centrally located to local transport networks. Direct access for the A3 for Central London and Surrey. Southfields, East Putney Underground stations and Putney and Wandsworth Town Overground Stations are within a ten to fifteen minute walk. Buses: 39, 93, 156 and 170. Both the number 39 and 156 bus stops are located at the end of the road.
• Ofsted Registered and Approved
• Paediatric First Aid Qualified
• Fully Insured
• Dedicated Play Room
• Dedicated Sleep Room
• Large Secure Garden
• Friendly, Caring and Safe Environment
• 15 years + Experience
• Healthy Nutritious Home Cooked Meals
EYP - Early Years Professional Status
BA Degree Early Childhood Studies (Hons) (Level 6)
Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Mont. Dip.)
Diploma Nursery Nursing (N.N.E.B.)
Certificate in Childcare (Level 3)
Certificate in Home Based Childcare
Advanced Forest School Leaders
Paediatric First Aid
Numerous other Continuous Professional Development courses completed.
UP-DATE: One vacancy now available from August/September 2017
Three days per week - Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Full days only - no half day sessions available.
Limited vacancies for school age children. We offer a collection service from the Roche School, West Hill Primary School and a limited number of other schools will be considered.
If you require different to the availability above, please Contact Us and state you wish to be added to our waiting list. Minimum of two days per week for children in the early years.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 7:00am to 7:00pm
Overnight Care also available
Full Day Care
School Age Childcare
Bespoke Childcare Packages
|Last Updated: 11/08/2017|
- Childminding from £10.00 per hour
Huggie Bears Family Childcare offers a fully inclusive service.
Fees include: meals, baby formula (up to twelve months old), nappies, wipes and creams. Please contact us for our current fee structure.
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.
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Geraldine is a highly competent childminder.
She takes good care of every single aspect of a kid's daily needs.
She knows how to teach them the appropriate behaviour, how to express themselves and how to be independent.
The food she provides is all fresh and of high quality.
The entire environment is clean and very hygienic.
She gave me loads of good advice anytime I asked for it.
I surely recommend her, my daughter was happy there.
In November 2014, we trusted our son to the care of Huggie Bears Family Childcare. We have never regretted or felt disappointed with such decision.
Huggie Bears childminder spend quality time and have done an incredibly professional job in developing our little one's skills.
On top of all her dedication to our son, and to all other babies and toddlers under her care, she has always been available to give us, and other parents, advice and feedback based on her experience and knowledge. We appreciate the way she does it and the methodologies she uses for that effect.
Moreover, Huggie Bears offers all the required facilities to give children a safe environment whilst keeping a comfortable environment for them to feel like at home.
We were looking for a childminder for our 10 months old daughter. We wanted someone who could provide a safe environment, was passionate, caring and committed. When we met Geraldine at Huggie Bears we felt she ticked all boxes. Now, 7 months later, we know we took the right decision and are very happy with the dedication and care our daughter gets.
Geraldine is very thorough, professional and has a great eye for detail: we get a daily diary that tells us how the day's been and are punctually informed of anything that's significant.
We have got no hesitation and highly recommend Huggie Bears!
We have been very happy with the afterschool care our daughter received at Huggie Bears. She was picked up from school every day, had a wholesome meal at the Huggie Bears setting, did her homework and took part in a lot of activities (arts and crafts, baking etc).
Geraldine is very professional and I felt 100% confident leaving my daughter in her care.
I always recommend Huggie Bears to all my friends.
We have been taking our daughter to Huggie Bears from 9 months of age. We looked around for a service with which we would feel comfortable leaving such a young baby and since we both work full time wanted an environment that would be at least as good if not better than our own home. In our minds Huggie Bears was the only option and we have not been disappointed one bit. Geraldine has been wonderful since day one not only in caring for our daughter but also in providing excellent learning experiences. We have tried where possible to use the most sustainable options for baby products and Huggies have always been accommodating and happy to work with us. The home cooked healthy meals were another important factor in choosing Huggies and we are sure that our daughter has been eating a better diet than us since she moved properly onto solids! The daily reports detailing foods eaten, activities undertaken and naps are fantastic! Overall we recommend Huggie Bears Family Childcare as highly as possible to all parents in the locale.
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