Childminder in Bookham
Babysitter in Bookham
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Female Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 23 May 2022
My name is Debbie and I am an Ofsted registered childminder, rated “Outstanding”. I live with my family in Bookham within walking distance of all local amenities. I thoroughly enjoy being a childminder which offers flexibliity to care for all children's individual needs.
My home offers opportunity to meet children's learning and development needs both indoor and outdoor: playroom/large garden/decked area/ covered outdoor area for all weather use, with an extensive range of resources. I enjoy doing activities with the children such as cooking, craft, messy play, singing and role play. I ensure that children benefit from regular outings using local amenities such as the library, parks, toddler groups, fun-in-the foam and I have membership for NT, RHS Wisley, Brooklands Museum and Chessington.
The most important factor is ensuring that the child's needs are met through varied and fun experiences.
During this pandemic, I have adhered to current guidance and ensured the well-being of the children.
Please email for further details. Many thanks
I have several years experience of working with children of differing ages. I began childminding when my own children were younger and have continued to enjoy the role whilst raising my own family. In order to develop my childcare experience I have successfully completed a range of training courses.
I have a BA Early Years Education degree and completed my NVQ3 in childcare. I continually evaluate and update my training including my Paediatric First Aid Training and Outdoor First Aid training every three years. I have a Level 3 Forest school leader qualification and we enjoy weekly Forest school sessions. Safeguarding children and SEN training is also updated every 3 years.
I can offer the Early Education Free Entitlement (EEFE) for 3/4 year olds - which can be shared between settings and am available to claim funding for the two year old project for children (FEET).
I am registered to care for children aged 0-8 years. I currently work between 6.45am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and am registered for over-night care. I am happy to take part or full time children and also willinging to discuss hours required.
I am currently unable to drop off or collect from local schools.
Please email or call me to discuss current part/full time vacancies.
Available for babysitting from 6pm onwards.
|Last Updated: 26/12/2020|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
Please contact me to discuss fees.
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 28/04/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 28/04/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Deborah Edwards. 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.
Debbie has been a superstar and has really helped us out of a bit of a tight spot with our Childcare. My son has been very happy with Debbie from the off and I'm sure he's going to be very disappointed when he realises that it's not permanent! I can highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for safe, friendly childcare.
Our daughter had been with Debbie since she was 9 months old and we couldn't be happier with the care she provides!
For us it was important for our daughter to learn, develop, play and have fun and Debbie certainly ticks all the boxes! Visits to Wisley and Brooklands Museum, story time, rhyme time, arts and crafts and role play activities to name but a few - the children are constantly learning. Debbie always makes the time to discuss the day gone by with us and I am so pleased with how my daughter's development has gone from strength to strength.
Debbie achieving an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating again this year is much due recognition of the excellent job she does.
Our son started going to Debbie on a daily basis when he was seven months old. Debbie was brilliant from the outset and helped to not only settle him in quickly but also us as parents! When we first met her, Debbie took her time listening to what is important to us as parents and we're so happy to see how she has managed to incorporate our wishes into her routine.
Debbie always takes time to tell us about our son's day and has an open ear for our concerns or questions so we feel that as parents we are also very well looked after. She often takes pictures to show what they got up to during the day - often making us very jealous! It's important to us that our son has the opportunity to spend time outside whenever possible and Debbie has certainly not let us down in that regard. She takes the children on outings, forest school or lets them play in the garden which is just what we had hoped for.
What amazed us (as first-time parents) most is how much our son has learned since mingling with other children on a daily basis. Debbie has supported him brilliantly so that, for example, he went from having little interest in drinking from a cup to becoming an expert in no time.
We really feel that Debbie really cares about our son - which is great and much more than we had hoped for.
As a first time mother, finding the 'right' childminder for my then 9 month old son initially seemed a daunting task; however Debbie's abundance of experience and knowledge of caring for children very quickly allayed any of my anxieties. Debbie strikes an inspiring balance of professionalism and care; impressively thorough with all the official childminding paperwork as well as providing a daily diary of Ben's day, with a variety of outdoor trips or time spent at home in a bright, friendly, dynamic environment for children of all ages. There was regular communication via Ben's diary and email and Debbie was always willing to give up her time to discuss even the smallest of worries. At the time of leaving, Debbie was about to introduce an app which would also enable parents to see photos of their children taken during the day and could be used as another form of communication.
I would highly recommend Debbie to be entrusted with looking after your child in a stimulating and caring way.
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