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 14 years and have two 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 provide weekly activity record and assessment for parents, with photographs, activities and written assessment. 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, play areas and clubs. I provide hot meals and some school pick-ups. 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 am OFSTED inspected (the most recent inspection report is available - judgement is GOOD in all four areas). I am located 5 minutes from the Loughton tube station.
I have been working with children for the last 14 years. I went from teaching to nursery nursing and finally to child-minding. I am registered with OFSTED. I am CRB-checked and fully qualified paediatric first aider. I have full public liability insurance and I am a member of the NCMA. I have a diverse mix of children from very different backgrounds who are bilingual and multi-lingual. I speak 6 languages.
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 2)
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 rediness and the role of the learning journey
Implementation of the EYFS review
I am up to date with new training and have my own experience as I am a mother of two as well. I have had extensive experience working with babies and have specific qualifications related to that particular age group.
I am open from 7am -7pm Monday to Friday.
|Last Updated: 15/06/2020|
- Childminding from £8.50 per hour
I Charge £8.50/Hour all snacks and meals are included.
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.
- DBS Check (added 28/07/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 28/07/2019)
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We looked into childminders when my 10 month son struggled to settle at a nursery and how lucky we were to find Neeta.
Her experience, wisdom and support were so beneficial. We found the setting to have a warm and family feel but with the structure and learning you expect from a nursery (if not better!). You receive great reporting and regular photos throughout the day which I love. He has had a truly happy and fulfilling time.
My son has just transitioned to preschool after being with Neeta for 2 years. I would say his confidence and ability levels are all down to the work by Neeta.
My son will continue to go in holidays and my younger son will start next year.
Response by Puneeta Sander on 01/10/2021:
thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have your older boy with us and support him to develop and grow. We are looking forward to seeing him over the holidays. We are also looking forward to greet your little one into our setting next year. With warm hugs and kisses to our two little princes.
Neeta has child minded our son for the last two and a half years for 4 days a week. We rate her extremely highly. Our son has thrived in the warm, caring and stimulating environment she provides the the children under her care. She takes time to understand each child’s needs and areas to develop and is excellent at communicating with parents to update them on progress and with ideas to work on. She was very reassuring in the early days when our son began going to her setting and he settled in very quickly. She seems to have endless resources and toys and games to keep them stimulated and entertained but also to help them learn. The meals she cooks always look and sound nutritious and delicious and our son eats a huge variety of foods with her that he would never try at home! He has thoroughly enjoyed his time with her and has made very good friends. He has also progressed very well with his motor skills and speech and Neeta has ensured he is fully ready for the next stage of pre school. She also provides great flexibility which is very helpful for two full time working parents. We know we are very lucky to have her so close and to have the opportunity for our son to continue to go to her setting in school holidays. Thank you for everything Neeta!
Response by Puneeta Sander on 07/09/2021:
Thank you very much for your warm words. We really enjoyed having your son with us and teaching him and supporting him to grow and develop so much, especially his speech and his gross and fine motor skills. It has been a joy to talk and discuss things with him and see him master complex movements. He is now a big boy, ready for new experiences and new friends in his school. Please share with us how the new chapter in his development will progress and send us pictures to see him grow. With warmest hugs to our big boy.
We are blessed to know Neeta and her family and have her play such a huge role in our daughter’s journey. Neeta is an extraordinary childminder, who looked after my daughter for two years. Prior to meeting Neeta I had given up on finding suitable childcare for my little girl but as soon as I met Neeta I knew we were in safe hands. My daughter settled in straight away and blossomed every day since and she is now starting primary school. My little girl LOVES Neeta and her family and smiles from ear to ear when she’s going there!
Neeta goes above and beyond being a childminder, as a mother she empathises with parents – she ensures that she fully knows each little one, their likes and dislikes, their needs and requirements and their families and she builds each day around them, their education and their wellbeing. It is a home away from home with individual care and attention. She is always professional and patient and gives of her time to listen to parents and to talk through each development and achievement of the children.
Neeta’s home is fully devoted to the children in her care with a wealth of toys, books, equipment and resources, both indoors and in her beautiful outdoor space which are regularly refreshed to keep children learning and exploring. All sorts of daily, well planned activities take place to keep little hands and minds busy and content. Neeta always sends wonderful photos and updates of what the children are doing each day. At the end of the week we get a wonderful weekly log informing us of everything that has been learnt throughout the week with a collage of photos so you really feel as if you are not missing out on anything. Neeta’s food is very popular with the little ones and parents. Homemade dishes are cooked and served freshly and all tastes catered for and it is always varied. Healthy snacks are provided also. If ever I had to pick up my little girl at an odd time etc. Neeta always ensured that she was fed and ready for wherever we were going.
Neeta’s hours are amazing and really suit working parents. She is also very flexible and understanding when things change at work last minute and I am so lucky that she has been so accommodating with us. Nothing is ever a problem/ issue and Neeta’s manner and approach is always calm and caring. She is an expert in everything and a master at paperwork too. Neeta has been a lifesaver and will do anything she can to help and support the children and their families; her knowledge is invaluable. We are so sad to be leaving Neeta and we can’t thank her enough or sing her praises high enough. An amazing childminder and person and highly recommended!!
Response by Puneeta Sander on 01/09/2021:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We have all enjoyed so much having your daughter with us since she came to us as a baby and seeing her over the past few years grow, develop and blossom. We felt her love and we grew very attached to her. We are sorry to see her leave us, but she is a big girl now and we wish her many new friends and lovely warm experiences in her school with her new friends. We definitely hope to stay in touch and see her grow and develop further in her new environment. Please give her our warmest hugs and cuddles, and please share the occasional picture and message about our lovely baby.
We were very blessed to have found Neeta. She looked after our 2 year old son until he was 4 years old, and then our 9 month old daughter. We always felt confident that Neeta, and her family, would have our children's safety, physical and emotional health as her priority, which we knew from the happy little faces we saw when we collected them at home time. She definitely is very experienced, warm and caring, and she know alot about childrens needs. She is careful to accomodate each child's dietary needs, and she cooks amazingly. We are a vegan family, and she made sure to give them balanced meals. Thanks to her, we all love curries now as part of our home menu. She even came to give us a cooking lesson at our house, as our son loved her food alot, as did our little daughter. She has a very homely space indoors, and a lovely big play area outside. She accomodated our last minute schedule changes as best as she could, and her family are all so loving and involved when they are there. We unfortunately had to move, and sadly could not uproot Neeta and her family to come with us! We miss her and her family! Thanks for everything Neeta!! You're one of a kind!.......
For new parents like us it was such a relief to find Neeta! Not only does she know a lot more about raising children right than we ever will, she also genuinely cares and loves every single child in her care. As good a childminder as one could ever find. Highly recommended.
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