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Playful Minds

Childminder in Oxhey

Babysitter in Oxhey

5 stars

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Female Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 21 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Outstanding Rated

About Me

We (Sally and Mick) are experienced Registered Childminders, with 4 outstanding grading from Ofsted and childcare qualifications. We are passionate about our role as Early Years carers and providers of education. Our aim is to provide a homely and loving environment that inspires children to learn through play, both indoors and out. The children that enter our home become a part of our extended family and benefit from continuity of care, promoting secure attachments. They form relationships with a small group of children.
Currently our children are all aged between nearly 2 and 3 years of age and we are now looking for children of a similar age to join our little group.
Our home and garden is filled with child friendly and educational resources. Children are encouraged to explore and learn through play. We feel it is especially important to work in close partnership with parents. Keeping them in the loop with all areas of development, physically socially and educationally and we work together to help the child develop further.
We offer the 2, 3-4-year-old funded hours, so children can access their preschool education with us.
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My Experience

I have worked as Registered Childminder for 28 years, previous to Childminding, I trained and worked as a Registered Nurse.
Mick has been Registered as a Childminder for 21 years, before this he worked as a Business Manager with the metropolitan police.

My Qualifications

Foundation degree in Early Years
NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education.
EN(G) and RGN (nursing qualifications)
Montessori Practice for Childminders
Current Pediatric First aid and Safeguarding(renewed 3 yearly)

NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education
Current First Aid and Safeguarding (renewed 3 yearly)

We constantly attend conferences and courses (at weekends and evenings!) to keep up to date and improve our practice.

My Availability

Preschool vacancies (ages 2-5) from September.
Our day starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 5.00 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 no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/02/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour

Our daily cost is £60 a day or term time only £65 a day (7.30 am - 5.00 pm)

We offer:
- 3-4 year old 15 hour entitlement
Cost varies according to need.
- 30 hours 3-4 year old entitlement
- 2 year old funded places according to criteria

We accept Childcare vouchers and Tax free Childcare scheme

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

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
25 June 2019
11 June 2015 - Outstanding
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My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 11/08/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Playful Minds. 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.

My son has been at PlayfulMinds for just over a year. Sally and Mick are absolutely amazing childminders. I would recommend them to anyone. I work full time and they were able to accommodate slight variations with timing.

The children are always busy and kept stimulated. They attend groups on a weekly basis, visits to local parks and attractions also happen regularly.
I'm kept updated on my sons progress and they produce very usable learning journals and loads of photos of what he gets up to when I'm not there.

He loves going to Sally and Mick's and there is a lovely group of children there. They are a fantastic team!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for pyrowall pyrowall about Avatar for Playful Minds Playful Minds on 16/04/2013

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  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Playful Minds Playful Minds on 27/10/2009

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