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Childminder in Sidcup

Babysitter in Sidcup

3.67 stars

Female Member since Nov 2012 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 18 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

We offer a childminding service throughout the day, we cater for Our Lady of the rosary and Days Lane school. We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and a variety of fruit throughout the day. We ensure that our children are provided with the best care and attention whilst learning and playing.
I work with 2 Ofsted registered assistants so we run as a nursery with all the comforts of home.
I also accept 15 and 30 hour funding which can be split between 2 settings.
I also accept tax free childcare
We are a very relaxed and friendly setting.
We teach the children Makaton Sign language and Spanish through play.

We are based in Sidcup (Willersley Avenue)

Many Thanks

My Experience

I have been childminding for 10years now and have 4 children of my own

My Qualifications

Level 3 childcare, safeguarding, autism awareness, speech and language

My Availability

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Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/05/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please contact me to dicuss fees.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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17 October 2016
24 September 2013 - 2
10 February 2012 - 4
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My Documents

  • Inspection Report (added 04/12/2019)
  • Reference (added 04/12/2019)
  • Reference (added 04/12/2019)
  • Reference (added 04/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Managing Challenging behaviour in the setting (added 04/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Speech Language and communication needs (added 04/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 04/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: A Good Place to be Two (added 04/12/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 04/12/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (added 04/12/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Karm a touch sign language course (added 04/12/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First (added 04/12/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 04/12/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 04/12/2019)
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I can’t comment on food & cleanliness as my Daughter only had 2 settling mornings before we we told after a number of excuses that it’s best she doesn’t come back. Despite us explaining that our little girl was hard work and speech delayed at the present time.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Setting
  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for lol84 lol84 about Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 25/06/2021

Response by Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 25/06/2021:

I’m sorry this is not accurate I explained to mum child got very anxious with other children coming near her I also said my priority is to put the child first we are a large setting I work with 2 assistants and look after between 6/8 children I told mum child would probably be more settled in a smaller setting with 2/3 children she would not get as anxious but if she wanted to we could carry on and try.
Mum sadly took offence to this and informed me she would not be coming back.

Our boys (5 & 8) have been at Maria's for 3+ years.

My youngest - before he started school - enjoyed learning to count in Spanish, practicing makaton to nursery rhymes and coming home most nights with craft completed through the day. A number of these still have pride of place around the house!

Maria now provides school drop off and pick up for our boys and school holiday cover, during which they visit the park and create wonderful art.
Maria is also considerate of our boy's very particular palates (they are very fussy!) and she always ensures that they have had something to eat. We are very grateful (and sorry they're so picky).

Maria has always been communicative, responsive and caring and our boys have been well cared for.
We've never had any worries or concerns and we felt extremely safe leaving our children with Maria.

She and her team are very caring and welcoming of our boys and an absolute pleasure.

Would highly recommend.

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

by Avatar for Danielle Danielle about Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 05/05/2021

Response by Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 05/05/2021:

Thank you so much 🙏, They really are a pleasure to have a true credit to you.

My little girl loves her days at Maria’s! She provides fun, stimulating activities and it always sounds like my daughter has had so much fun 😊 she talks about everything she has done throughout the day.

Maria’s setting is lovely and spacious, her and her team are so friendly, calm and loving towards the kids - it is so reassuring.

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

by Avatar for Lily Lily about Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 16/12/2020

Response by Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 16/12/2020:

Thank you so much 😊

Maria and her team, have been caring for my son since last year. We’re very happy with the services they provide.

You’re kept updated with a log book, of what your child has done for the day and eaten.

Joshua always seems very happy, with his friends and within Maria & the teams setting.

They have helped with toilet training, my son is now toilet trained due to us all working in continuity with each other.

They’re a relaxed, fun setting... it’s not to quiet, it’s not to busy.

They do lots of arts and crafts teaching the children lots of activities.

My son is now 3, and a happy and thriving little boy!

I can highly recommend Maria and her team, if you’re looking for a professional down to Earth childcare setting, then definitely contact her, to discuss how she can help you.

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

by Avatar for Karla Karla about Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 26/04/2019

Response by Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 04/12/2019:

Thank you 😊

My little girl has been with Maria for two years now since she was nine months old. We are incredibly happy that we found Maria.

Maria provides a caring and stimulating environment for a very active little girl. She comes home having learned new songs, counting in English and Spanish and having regularly participated in arts and crafts.

Maria has been very understanding and accommodating with both of us parents travelling to work in London and being a little late for pick up due to late trains.

We were very nervous about how our little one would settle in with a childminder or nursery as she had never spent time away from us before I returned to work. Maria assured us she had plenty of experience with challenging babies and she was fantastic. By the end of the settling in period, we stopped worrying. As little as she was, our little girl looked forward to seeing Maria and her team in the morning and the friends she made at the setting.

We are looking at schools that fit with Maria's drop offs so our little one can continue to enjoy being in Maria's care.

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

by Avatar for Anisa Anisa about Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 22/03/2019

Response by Avatar for mariaruffoni mariaruffoni on 04/12/2019:

Thank you so much 😊

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