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Childminder in Hoddesdon

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 19 Jan 2021 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

My name is Meriem and I am an OFSTED registered childminder and a member of PACEY childcare association through which my insurance policies are in place.

I live in Hoddesdon near Rye House train station, the town centre and various Hoddesdon parks. I have a large garden and a spacious house which includes a playroom. I have a full range of Indoor and Outdoor toys suitable for ages 0 to 12 years. These are updated and replaced on a regular basis.

I live with my 4 children, three daughters (aged 24, 20 and 17) and my 15-year-old son. My 3 daughters are registered as my assistants. They are also: first aid trained, hold safeguarding certificates and are DBS checked so that they can help me when needed.

My Experience

I have 12 years’ experience as a childminder and 24 years of experience as a mother. I have minded over 30 children over the last 12 years between the age of 3 months and 12 years. I see my role as providing a normal daily routine and incorporating all the things a child would ordinarily encounter with their parents & provide a happy, safe & supportive environment. This includes providing indoor play such as craft activities, drawing and painting. When weather permits, the children can play in my bright, spacious & well-equipped garden where they are under supervision at all times. In the summer we have the paddling pool out to keep cool and diversify our activities.

We frequently visit the local indoor play areas and parks. Lee Valley Farm Park, we visited on a regular basis as I hold season tickets.

My latest OFSTED inspection was on the 24th of july 2019, which was graded good in all the areas of learning.

Additionally, I worked as a voluntary teacher assistant in a reception class at my local primary school for a year.

My Qualifications

-Cashe Level 3 ( home based child care)

-NVQ level 3 qualification in the Childcare Learning and development

-Paediatric First Aid

-Food Hygiene level 2

-Safe Guarding Children

-CAF( common Assessment Frame Work)

-ECDL(European computer driving license)

My Availability

Monday to Friday 7:00am until 6:30pm

I am available to do Cranbourne school and nursery drop off and pick up.

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Last Updated: 13/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

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Below are the latest reviews for Meriem. 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.

I had to return to work after maternity leave and needed a safe space for my son who had just turned 2 a few month before. Finding Meriem was a dream come true. She is truly dedicated to looking after the children in her care and she does it always with a smile on her face. She goes above and beyond with the children's best interest at heart. Her house is always neat and tidy much to my amazement knowing how toddlers can be. She is just excellent all round.

As working mum, I found her accommodating and understanding when I could not make it back on time for pick ups. My son felt very comfortable, happy and always looked forward to drop offs. Being a picky eater Meriem accommodated his limited diet and gradually introduced him to other foods which we remain grateful for. On my sons birthday, she organised a party for him with the other children under her care. It was very heart warming to see everywhere set up with balloons, decorations food and drinks all at her expense. That's the sort of person she is, she would do anything possible to make the children happy and special.

She was very patient when we were goin through the potty training stage and her support was immense. I could go on and on about how amazing she is.

Now my son is much older and in big school but it would not have been easy juggling work and a toddler without Meriem. I would give double 5 stars if I could.

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by Avatar for Emike Emike about Avatar for Meriem Meriem on 13/01/2021

My son has been with Meriem since he was 11 months old (he is now 4) and I cannot recommend her enough. She is loving, kind and patient and her house has become a second home for him. Meriem has always been so flexible around my working arrangements such as if the trains have been cancelled and I’ve been late back from work and she never complains about it. She is very nurturing and that is exactly what my son needed and he has benefitted so much by being with her. She also does lots of fun activities with the children and has a great selection of toys and games for them to play with and a lovely outside space. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for KBennett KBennett about Avatar for Meriem Meriem on 22/09/2020

My son is looking after by Meriem for 2 years full time. She is providing the best childcare ever for my son. She is patient,loving children and very friendly. My son has learnt a lot and everyday is very happy. Meriem also has many toys,resources and big garden with toys.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for joanna joanna about Avatar for Meriem Meriem on 26/06/2018

My two boys have been looked after by Meriem for the last two and half years and i cannot recommend her enough.
She has always been very friendly,caring, reliable, honest and has a lovely family.
Meriem has also played a big part in helping them with development skills and milestones and i have been very happy with they care they have received.
100% professional in every aspect of her duties. 100% Recommended.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for sinead74 sinead74 about Avatar for Meriem Meriem on 08/06/2018

Meriem is excellant and so accomodating. The children love her and my son loves her she has an excellant playroom and great garden for the summer.
She is patient and kind even when the children are difficult she has a great way of dealing with them.
I highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lee Lee about Avatar for Meriem Meriem on 18/12/2015

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