Hi my name is Sharon (SJ's Playdays) and I have been registered since November 2011. I received "Outstanding" on my first Ofsted inspection in January 2013.
I love working with babies and young children, watching them grow in my care by providing stimulating activities and social opportunities to mix with their peers.
I completed a Level 3 Childcare Diploma in 2014 and have up to date paediatric first aid and safeguarding training.
I live with my 11yo daughter and I’m based near St Andrews Church, Albany Park. Albany Park station is a 10 minute walk away and parking available in my road if you need to get the train to work.
We have a friendly cat :)
I provide fun, stimulating activities both indoors and outdoors and ensure your child gets opportunities for social interaction as well as having 1:1 time with me during the day. By working closely with your child, I can plan around their interests and get to know them personally. I follow the EYFS to track their progress and help them to meet their developmental milestones.
I know from personal experience how daunting it can be to leave your baby for the first time but I treat all the children in my care exactly as I would my own daughter. My aim is for you to go to work feeling confident that they will get a cuddle if they want one and are being cared for in a safe environment. I send regular updates/photographs via email/text throughout the day so you can see your child is settled and happy.
I attend weekly childcare webinars online.
Paediatric First Aid trained
Fully insured for home and car
Gold membership of Childcare.co.uk
Attended Every Child a Talker course
Food Safety and Hygiene trained
Level 3 Childcare Diploma (Dec 14)
My hours are from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
I can provide childcare in the school holidays as well as term time only.
From September 2019 I will be providing nursery runs and a before and after school service for Birkbeck Primary.
Please contact me if you would like to meet for an informal chat to discuss your requirements.
|Last Updated: 09/05/2019|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Depending on whether you require a full or part time contract, my fees start from £5 per hour to include snacks, drinks and meals where applicable.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Birkbeck Primary School
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We couldn’t be happier with the care our son has received from Sharon. He has come on leaps & bounds since starting (aged 1, now 3) SJ play days is set in a warm, friendly home from home environment. Our son looks forward to going & even asks if he can go on a weekend! I was concerned initially that with a Childminder that there wouldn’t be enough educational stimulation or interaction with other kids but this couldn’t be further from the truth, they go to a toddler group most days & Sharon keeps you updated through the day with all the activities they are doing & she has a lovely garden which they play in most days too.
I would highly recommend SJ playdays to anyone looking for a safe, fun environment for their child to thrive.
I was so worried about leaving my 9 month old son with anyone, but now that he is 3, I am worried about how much he is going to miss Sharon when he starts pre-school! Sharon's house is a home-from-home and my son loves going there. I trust Sharon completely with every aspect of his care. She genuinely cares about each child individually and builds brilliant relationships with them. Her garden is big with loads of great toys and they spend lots of time playing outside, as well as visiting lots of parks and and going on other fun days out. She takes them to a regular playgroup where the have the opportunity to make friends, and they often meet up with other childminders and children throughout the week. Sharon is professional, caring, responsible, fun, and all the children love her. Thank you Sharon for the last 2.5 years! From Heather. Kurt and Max.
I would like to highly recommend my daughters amazing childminder Sharon who lives in Sidcup, Kent. My little girl absolutely loves Sharon, ever since she was in her part time care at 10 months old there has been an amazing bond which for us mummies, puts you such at ease when having to go to work! Sharon does so much with the kids.. toddler groups/baby soft play, days out to the farm and other fun places and always so thoughtful on Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas’s getting the kids to make us parents lovely keep sakes plus giving them little pressies 😍 Sharon always goes the extra mile and each child has fantastic speech and learning skills because of how much she contributes to their learning and development 🥰 Mary Poppins really does exist ❤️
My 2 children have been going to Sharon now for 3 years. They both get very excited when it’s Sharon day! She is kind caring and very thoughtful. The children always come home with gifts they’ve made at Sharon’s for mother’s days, Father’s Day , Christmas and birthdays! It’s that extra thought that makes their day special and makes me feel happy about leaving them while I work. Her daughter is brilliant with the children and plays with them and entertains them and they love her like a older cousin. She makes the children feel relaxed and cared for and I always pick them up happy. They love telling me all about there day and what they have done. Sharons friendly personality makes you feel at ease I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without a smile on her face. The last 3 years have been lovely, happy kids happy parents! Thank you Sharon you are truly amazing! Xxxxxxx
My children have been going to SJ's play days for over 2 years. Sharon is a professional, kind, caring person.
I have watched my children develop, socially and I am highly impressed with the educational standards my children have reached as they moved seamlessly into reception classes.
Sharon takes great time and care to tailor the day to each child in her care and my son has come on leaps and bounds ,
A regular update with a text or image of your child clearly enjoying themselves makes her setting all the more special.
Both my children love Sharon and it is with a heavy heart that we are leaving. She will be sorely missed by us all.
But we all have fabulous memories to take away.Thank you
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