I am an accredited childminder and meet the Children Come First Quality Standards for early education, as well as the most recent standards.
I really enjoy working with children and get a big buzz out of helping them learn and develop into curious little minds through lots of play, warm interaction and a variety of experiences that I offer them. I have been working with children (2 months upwards) for the last 17 years and have one of my own. My home provides safe and secure indoor and outdoor playing and learning space. A variety of resources are available to facilitate the children's learning process and the overall quality of education, as well as their interaction with other children which develops their social skills.
I make sure that children develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning. I also focus on ways children demonstrate their attitudes and behaviours through the key characteristics of effective learning (playing and exploring; active learning; creating and thinking critically).
I have a comprehensive list of detailed policies that explain to parents how I am organised and how I work with children.
I have a comfy sleep area for the children to rest. Together with various activities on the premises I also take children to local parks, forests and the library.
I provide organic home-cooked meals which are included in the fees and healthy snacks for your child daily.
Special dietary requirements are respected, as requested. I am also available for child-minding during holidays for school-going children who may not need care during the term time.
Overall, I provide secure, flexible, personal and reliable support to children and parents.
I have worked as a psychologist in a nursery and I have been working with children for the past 10 years.
I have cared for various age ranges from babies, toddlers and school children both part time and full time.
Educated to degree level - children's psychology
I have completed the following courses:
Masters degree in marketing
Cache Level 3 diploma in childcare and education
Cache Level 3 diploma in home based childcare
Birth to three matters
Fire safety training course
Problem solving and numeracy
Special educational needs and children with additional needs sevices.
Food and hygiene NVQ level 1
Level 2 award in food safety in catering
Lets talk with under 5's ELkLAN
Emotional health and wllbeing(CAMHS)
Safeguarding children Group 3-ESCB level 3)
Role of the ENCO
Health and safety level 2
United Nations Rights for Children
Identifying young children's learning
An introduction to early support
Early years foundation stage training for childminders
The revised EYFS: looking at school readiness and the role of the learning journey
Implementation of the EYFS review
I am available Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
|Last Updated: 08/07/2023
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
My daily fee is £60/day
Please contact me to arrange a visit to discuss your individual requirements.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Hartford Infant School
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.
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certificate (added 06/07/2022)
- Inspection Report: Inspection report (added 19/07/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certificate (added 19/07/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 19/07/2021)
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I can say my daughter had an amazing time with Flori. She started at 1 year plus and it was her first experience but she was able to settle quickly and happily to. Priscilla had a lot of beautiful fun memories and this can be attested to Flori's expertise as a child minder. She learnt a lot of new words, know her letters and alphabets too at under 2. Flori is gentle and kind, a great personalty for her job which stands her out. I definitely recommend Florentina.
We feel so lucky and privileged to have Flori as our son's childcare provider.
Flori have given our boy a safe and stimulating environment to grow, learn, develop, play, interact and just be a happy boy. Her amazing approach with kids and innovative ways to learning is dynamic, fun, messy, jolly and gives the children opportunity to explore and play with textures, colours, shapes, sounds, lights.
Flori was really great at organizing daily activities for the kids including educational games, puzzles, and varied activities. She also organized daily outings to the park and library as well as providing the children with lots of outside time in her lovely garden.
Flori has a beautiful home which is the perfect environment for children to learn and feel comfortable, she really made our son feel like part of her family.
Flori has such a loving and caring nature, our son settled very quickly with her and we never worried about him while he was in her care. Communication from Flori was brilliant, she sent us daily updates and photos, and was always happy to chat to us about how he was doing and offer tips and advice to encourage his development.
Our son really thrived when he was with Flori, she provided fantastic care including great food, a warm loving environment, and age-appropriate toys and activities. Flori ensured that the children were engaged and focused on a wide variety of activities which really furthered our son's development in such a way that he always had fun and loved being with her.
Flori is very reliable and efficient, she never let us down and every day opened the door with a big smile! Honestly can’t recommend Flori enough! Thank you for everything you done for us as a family! X
Flori has been a bless for us! She took care of my daughter since she was a baby (8 months old), until recently, when she is due to start school.
Flori is very approachable, kind, gentle, creative, reliable, devoted and my daughter loves her. She is a resourceful woman, preparing all type of activities for children in a safe enviroment, trips to the park or library, cooking, baking, crafting, discovering the nature. She always treated my child with respect as an individual, and she has been a great support for my daughter's physical and emotional development.
She has been like Mum 2# for my daughter 😍 and I highly recommed her.
We are all looking forward for the half terms, when my daughter will return to her setting.
Flori welcomed my little one with open arms during a difficult time in our lives when I had to be constantly available for my older child.
She provides a wholesome and ‘gentle parenting’ style setting with a beautiful and big dedicated space in her home and huge child friendly garden.
She is highly qualified in her role and I trust her completely to care for and educate my child. Flori has always treated my child with respect as an individual person - not just a kid.
She is a whizz in the kitchen and cooks everything for the children from scratch. They do such lovely activities together including cooking, baking, crafts and trips to the library and park.
Her updates and reports on my little one’s progress have been very reassuring and he has developed in leaps and bounds while in Flori’s care.
Flori is more than a childminder - she is a true teacher who deeply cares for the children she looks after.
I would gladly recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for their ‘Flori Poppins’.
We couldn’t be more happier with Flori. We’re pleased with the level of care our daughter has experienced at Flori. Flori is given extremely friendly, kind, safe, excellent learning environment and welcoming child minding service. Flori is very professional in her care. We were extremely impressed by how clean and tidy the place are, Flori is very healthy and safety conscious, her documentation is well organised. Flori’ll invest all her heart and time on each children regardless. She takes excellent and great care of children’s physical, emotional and psychological development.
We couldn’t recommend highly enough as Flori and her service is just amazing!
Laurena’s parents - Linda and Pereris
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