Hello, I'm Sonja, I have been a childminder since 2008, I do like to spend alot of the time outside, whether it be walking around the local forests, feeding the ducks or spending time at the local parks, play grounds and toddler groups, when we stay in my setting/home there is assortment of activities, craft making and playing.
I do drive, but I like to encourage the children to mainly walk as well as use their bikes, scooters etc.
I do like to keep in contact with my families give them updates through WhatsApp, email and talking at drop-off and pick-up times.
I do work with another local childminder and we do spend time doing activities with all the children in our care.
I have been a Ofsted registered childminder I was registered in 2008
I regularly go on courses, webinars, online courses to keep up to date with new law and legistrations,
including food hygiene courses, and first aid courses, safeguarding , technology early years updates and updates from Essex County Council.
In all my years I have looked after children ranging from three months to fourteen year olds, before, during and after school hours all year.
some of my clients have been on shift work, so hours of minding can be flexible/arranged to suit the parent.
CACHE level 3 diploma in home-based childcare
Paediatric First Aid, every 3 years,
Safeguarding every 3 years, Food Hygiene, Level Two
Early Years Foundation stage training
Problem solving & Numeracy , Letter & Sounds
Revised EYFS School Readiness, Planning an Enabling Environment
How well do you know me? Self evaluation
Early Years Foundation updates EYFS reforms Quality teaching, your curriculum.
Getting ready after coronavirus, Rethinking behaviour, Leuven scales
Development matters date updated 2020 , Teach so children remember, Data protection, Refresher Ofsted and Curriculum
Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm with no minimum hours requirement.
All government funding options available.
Before and after school/ nursery availability.
Term time only available on request
Available 50 weeks per year (Closed for 1 week in the summer and at Christmas)
|Last Updated: 22/03/2022|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
£6.50 per child, per hour with no initial registration fees.
All government funding options available.
Food is charged at £3.00 per day which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Should you wish your child to also have dinner the cost will be an additional £3.00 per child for dinner and desert. Alternatively, you can provide your own meals and snacks.
No charges are made for arts and crafts materials.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Leverton Junior School
My Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- Exam Certificate: Wellbeing in the early years (added 12/03/2021)
- Training Certificate: food safety (added 29/11/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 11/09/2020)
- DBS Check (added 11/09/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/09/2020)
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Sonja looked after my 18 month old daughter for approximately 5 months. She took over taking care of her at a tumultuous time for me (and everyone), during the pandemic and when I had started to return to work. She made the transition seamless for us, and my daughter quickly settled in and was very at home with Sonja. She is a fantastic childminder, who is always taking the kids out and about on walks in the forest, to parks, cooking and baking, the library and to play with other children that are looked after by other childminders that are friends of hers. Molly did loads of arts and crafts things and often brought home paintings and different things she had made at Sonja’s house. Her speech developed loads and she’d come home singing songs that I never knew she’d heard before. I cannot recommend Sonja and her wonderful setting enough. She is fabulous!
Sonja is a fantastic childminder, she's always out and about with the children exploring the local area, she also has relaxing film time when the children are tired. My son has found a love of cricket through Sonja and her children and now joined a club. She provides home cooking, arts and crafts and is flexible for shift workers. Highly recommended having been a childminder myself.
Sonja has been providing my son with childcare for a few years now. He loves going there and doing all the amazing things Sonja does with them. He loves all the exploring they do and gets on fantastic with her children. I highly recommend Sonja as a child minder she is kind caring and a blessing to have around and always happy to amend times and days to fit around my work schedule .4
Sonja looked after my son from 9 months old and throughout his nursery and primary school years. My son is now 11.
Sonja always has something to do with the children and they are never bored, always out and about enjoying themselves. If she's not out, there is plenty of activities that Sonja will set up in the home.
My son was looked after as if he was Sonja's own child and he has built up a wonderful relationship with Sonja and she will always be a part of his life.
Sonja stepped in to take care of my 2 year old at a time when I needed her most. She welcomed her and treated her like she was her own. Sonja was always taking her to do fun things and was really active with her. Sonja's own children are lovely too and my daughter always looked forward to spending time with them. She never, ever got bored and never once said she didn't want to go and see "her Sonja." She really is a fantastic childminder and one that I would highly, highly, highly recommend.
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