5 stars (4)

Childminder in Woolwich

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 24 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am a loving caring person who has been registered with ofsted for 15 years. I and my husband Eric have been working together and are available to work weekdays 8.00-6.00 and we take pride in being a second parent to children in our care and treat them as our own. Providing quality care is the most important outcome of our service.

Our daily activities include visiting the local park, library and attending child-minder pop-ins, and arranging fun and stimulating learning activities such as dressing up, creative play reading and celebrating cultural events from around the world. We provide snacks for children involving them in snack preparation and menu choices.
We take children to and from school or clubs and we work with local childminders to organise group activities. We am also available for school runs from St Mary Magdaline Primary School and Cardwell Primary School.

It is our sole duty to make sure that children in our care receive a safe and healthy care.

My Experience

We have working experience of 19 Years and counting, and We enjoy being recognised as a second parents. Children love our home and We make sure they feel a part of our family. We have worked with ages 0-15 years old and their parents have all enjoyed our services.

I have also worked as a pre-school deputy for one year. I have a lot of experience in making sure that children learn and achieve well in their Early Years Developmental Stages before they reach their first year in school.

We have 3 children of our own, ages 15, 12.and 11years old. Our children are so understanding about our job that they accept new children and make them feel at home.
My Husband is also Registered.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3, Current First Aid, Safegauding Children, Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage, Health and Safty, Child Protection, Food and Hygiene, Young Children and behaviour Management

My Availability

We are available for Before and After School runs from St. Mary Magderline school, and Cardwell Primary School.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

Reasonable, Afordable, and Negotiable
Sibling discount is also available

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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.

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 12/12/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Ripa. 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.

My children (6years and 1year) have thrived whilst being in Holly and Eric's care. It is like their second home. I love the flexibility offered and have high praise for their efforts at communicating with parents. I receive daily picture updates via whatsapp which show me how my baby is getting on and what she is enjoying that day. Holly has also been very involved in carrying out all recommendations regarding diet and skincare for both girls and she pro-actively feeds back important information about how they are responding. Holly ensures that the baby socialises with other babies by taking her to different groups and also partnering with a local childminder so that their small group of children play and learn together regularly. Holly is happy to encourage my 6year old to practice her spellings and do other homework. There is also opportunity for outdoor play in a fantastic playground directly opposite the home. I would recommend Ripa Childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Ripa on 05/02/2016

Response by Ripa on 12/12/2017:

Thank you

The service has been great!!. My children felt an instant warmth and security and always looked forward to going there. My son also gained a lot of physical development and confidence with other children and people.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Ripa on 12/11/2014

Response by Ripa on 14/11/2014:

Thanks we live your family too

Holly and Eric are amazing with my Son, he loves going and is always very excited to see them and has plenty of fun filled days, including going to soft play and lots of other days out with other children. I send him with a packed lunch on a daily basis but Holly informs me he eats the same as she is having.Holly keeps very good records and gives a clear and concise account of what they have done during the day, they are very accommodating and I would thoroughly recommend them I have nothing but high praise for Holly and Eric, they have made me leaving him very easy Thank You so much x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Ripa on 07/04/2014

Response by Ripa on 12/12/2017:

Thank you we miss Christopher, I bet he is a big boy now.

I have had the best experience with Holly and Eric. My son enjoyed everyday and sometimes on the weekends he would ask to go to Holly's house. She made him do a lot of constructive activities and bought him alphabet and number books that he really loved. Her outdoor activities were enjoyable too and she ensured my son was well fed and had a good nap in the afternoon before he came home with us. She also keeps very good records of all the activities and the individual file she makes for children is comprehensive and organised.
Thank you Holly for making my life easier : )

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Ripa on 08/10/2013

Response by Ripa on 12/12/2017:

Thank you👋🏾

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