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Childminder in Hersham

Female Member since Apr 2013 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 24 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am 42 year old and mother to two boys (age 8 and 13 years). I have worked full time throughout my adult life and know only too well the ‘joys’ of a daily commute.

I am sympathetic to the pressures of working parents and aim through my childminding business to make your life easier. I will achieve this by providing a happy and inclusive setting where children thrive. I charge a set monthly amount that is inclusive of the varied activities and nutritious meals that I provide. I have no hidden costs, therefore you will not be met with requests to fund activities or meals. My aim is to remove childcare stress so you can concentrate on your working day.

My home is happy, safe and inviting for children. I have completed a large extension and refurbishment of my home with my thriving childminding business at the forefront of all decisions. The rear of the premises is open plan with ample space to play and let your imagination run wild. I have also sought the advice of local support agencies and training courses to ensure my home is a welcoming and enabling environment for all that attend.

I love spending time outdoors and we try to go out each day for a variety of activities which are included in my fees:

Outdoor exploration in our vast selection of local woods, National Trust sites and parks.

Soft play, Toddlers play sessions at local halls and Children’s Centres. Free and Structured play along with Arts, Crafts, Baking and lots more!

Since Coronavirus hit the UK I have completed various online training courses in my own time to enhance my childcare provision and still provide a fun, varied learning experience for all children. I have loved introducing the Danish Hygge approach to learning and mindfulness in my setting with a 52 week nature study. I have also completed over 20 Childcare.co.uk webinars ranging from vocabulary and reading in the Early Years, teaching 1 + 2 years olds, 2 + 3 year olds and blended curriculums to mention just a few. Each course has provided me with new skills and motivation to drive the curriculum in my setting forward and embrace new learning opportunities in this changing world.

Your child will be provided with a varied nutritious diet.

I do a daily school run to Bell Farm School.

My Experience

I have been a childminder for over 8 years and had the pleasure of helping lots of little people grow from as young as 9 months to 10 year olds. From the minute your child starts at my setting they become part of our family and they are loved like one of my own. I have worked with families of varying need throughout this time and sought advise, training and guidance to ensure my service is tailored for every need.

Having been a ‘working mummy’ through my son's early years I am familiar with the pressures of managing family and work. With good communication and partnership I aim to make parent’s lives hassle-free through confidence that your child will be well cared for in a home-from-home setting.

My Qualifications

I have completed all relevant Childminding, Safeguarding and First Aid training.

I have an ongoing Continuous Professional Development file to ensure my knowledge is relevant, current and customised to the children that attend my setting. I often share my knowledge, skills and resources with my families to ensure continuity with home and a consistent approach to learning.

Further to my formal training I have also graduated in the art of catching flying spaghetti, searching for Gruffalos and constructing elaborate dens... AKA Motherhood!

My Availability

I am currently full. I will update this section should my availability change but at present I do not anticipate space until at least 2023.

Please note I only do school runs to Bell Farm School and can not assist with other schools in the area.

My working day is 07:30-18:30 hours Monday to Friday but these hours can be negotiated.

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Last Updated: 12/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

Since September 2020 I have introduced a set monthly charge to make childcare payments even easier. I calculate a bespoke set monthly amount payable 12 months of the year so families know what they are paying every month thus making budgeting easier.
I do not charge for my holiday, bank holidays or my sickness. I provide my holiday dates months in advance (I have already given my families all my dates for 2022) so you can plan your holidays and family time with no last minute surprises.
I accept all childcare vouchers and tax free childcare.
Payments to be made by 1st of each month.

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 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.

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13 February 2018
28 August 2014 - 2
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 02/01/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Muir8. 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.

We used Emma as emergency childminder cover last year. Despite it being a completely new environment, my 1 year old settled in really well and Emma was so caring and lovely, he had a great time. We were kept updated on how he was doing and came out smiling each day! I would definitely recommend Emma!!

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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Muir8 Muir8 on 09/02/2022

Emma has been looking after our son since he was just over a year old. He joined the setting during covid which should have added a challenge but Emma has been amazing at settling him into the group and providing amazing care for him.

Nothing is too much trouble and she has been amazing throughout tue pandemic. Our son has flourished abs become more confident and has made some lovely friends at the setting but also views Emma and her family as an extended family. He really loves her and found to hers everyday.

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by Avatar for Kloupin1 Kloupin1 about Avatar for Muir8 Muir8 on 31/01/2022

Emma is such an amazing child-minder and is currently looking after my youngest daughter after she looked after my eldest 4 days a week for 2.5 years.

Emma looked after my girls from 8 & 10 months old and they both settled in pretty much straight away. Her home and family are so lovely and welcoming and she really does provide a home from home for them. Both of my girls were terrible eaters and sleepers when they started at Emma's, but she made massive in-roads with helping them take regular daytime naps and eat a wider variety of foods.

As soon as you meet Emma her friendliness, kindness and love for children is evident. Days at Emma's are always fun filled, even in these times of the Pandemic, they are always out and about getting plenty of fresh air and experiencing the world around them.

Emma is always professional and she is excellent at communicating, she sends across a daily diary over WhatsApp and keeps all of her policies updated. During lockdown when she had to close she entertained us each day making videos of song times and stories and we even had a play dough disco over zoom, she really did go the extra mile to keep in touch with the children in readiness for them returning.

Emma's house is in a great location on a quiet road, close to the Half Way, Walton Station and Bell Farm School (she did school drop offs for my daughter).

Emma really is the best child-minder around and I couldn't think of anyone else I would want to look after my 2 little girls!

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by Avatar for Em1980 Em1980 about Avatar for Muir8 Muir8 on 05/11/2020

Emma is honestly just fantastic! She has been looking after my daughter since she was about 10 months old and I couldn’t have asked for a better childminder!
She is warm, caring, enthusiastic, cheerful and inspiring.

She offers such a good range of activities for the kids (from crafting to national trust trips to toddler groups) and lots of outdoor time, which was really important to me. She gives the kids lots of nutritious food and creates a happy, positive food environment which I love. She is also really helpful and accommodating when we need flexibility. My daughter is always so happy to see Emma and doesn’t want to come home which is a clearly a good sign!

From an admin perspective, Emma is unbelievably well organised and efficient. Even during the Corona pandemic she has kept us regularly updated with any changes and developments and has posted daily videos and stories for the children even when not in her care.

Honestly can’t recommend her enough!

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by Avatar for Joanna Joanna about Avatar for Muir8 Muir8 on 20/04/2020

Our 2 year old daughter spent two days with Emma who kindly provided holiday cover and she absolutely loved it. Emma was so accommodating and ensured our daughter had a settling in session prior to the 2 days cover (organised at short notice with no issues at all). Emma arranged a lot of activities to make sure our daughter had fun and was stimulated throughout her two days. We couldn’t have been happier with the care and attention to detail she provided and hope we will be able to use her again in the future! Thank You!

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by Avatar for CeliaB CeliaB about Avatar for Muir8 Muir8 on 04/08/2019

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