5 stars (7)

Childminder in South Norwood

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 03 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder and my service has been established since 2005. My professional development is ongoing through regular training and skills updates.

The children in my care experience a wide and varied activity programme which includes arts and crafts, music and movement, cookery, visits to local libraries, parks, and playgroups to name a few. Your child will have daily opportunities to engage and take part in activities that serve to broaden their experiences as well as aid development and progression. Our age and stage appropriate curriculum encompasses diversity awareness- celebrating the many similarities and differences between us. I am a firm believer in the idea that children learn about themselves by learning about the people around them.

I pride myself in offering a home-from-home environment, a place where children feel safe, loved, part of an extended family and above all have lots of fun learning through play.

I work with childcare assistants who support me to deliver the Early Years curriculum (EYFS) which comprises of learning through play and activities whilst receiving a high standard of care and attention. My staff team is trained and experienced following a thorough recruitment process to ensure our service is consistent, of high quality and children thrive during their time with us.

Parents are connected with their child's day with access to a digital diary updated in real-time powered by an award-winning software provider. In addition, parents receive an email at the end of each day which summarises activities they have enjoyed, menu information as well as sleep times and personal care.

The development and progress of your child are monitored and tracked with observation and planning for next steps of. This information is available to access at any time via an online portal, perfect for busy parents who can keep up to date at a time that suits you. This feature of my service is complemented with informal reviews and meetings to discuss any and all aspects of your child's care and learning.

My Experience

I have worked with many families and am proud of the excellent relationships I have formed with the children in my care and their parents alike. I have vast experience caring for children with asthma, complex food allergies, autism, and have worked for social services with looked after children. I have vast experience in caring for twins and have worked with families over many years caring for each child as their families grow.

My Qualifications

Paediatric first aid

Early years foundation stage (EYFS)

Health and safety, family support, observations and planning.

Safeguarding (child protection)

NVQ Level 4 in childen's care, education and development

Qualified Family support practitioner

My Availability

Small people is open Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm I am able to offer flexibility including shift patterns.
School drop offs and collections are available from the following schools subject to availability.
Snuggles Pre-school
Ryelands Primary/Nursery

*2/3/4-year-old funded places are available and I am accredited through the London Borough of Croydon to deliver funded places. Please contact me for an information pack.

*I accept childcare vouchers and am registered to accept payments through the HMRC Tax-free Childcare system.

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Last Updated: 03/12/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

please contact me to discuss current rates.

My Local Schools

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Victoria Lewis. 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 daughter has been with Victoria since September and loves it there. The hours work perfect for us. The digital portal is very handy as I am able to see what’s happening throughout the day. She’s very close to the train station so it doesn’t affect my commute to work. Her members of staff are very warm and welcoming too. I would definitely recommend her!

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

by about Victoria Lewis on 14/10/2019


Response by Victoria Lewis on 14/10/2019:

Thank you so much for your comments. It has been a pleasure to see how well ****** has settled in and become part of the group. I am very much looking forward to watching her progress through her early years. I'm very pleased you find the parent app useful and helpful and helps you to stay connected whilst ******* is with us. She has made a great start, thanks again.

My son has been attending this setting since September 2018, we chose this setting as the children all looked happy and well taken care of.

My son always looks forward to going to small people and staff are equally as excited to receive him. Victoria and co are warm, friendly, supportive and professional my son has thrived in their setting.

I’ve recommended small people to local parents looking for childcare in the area and this setting definitely comes with high recommendations.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Victoria Lewis on 19/07/2019


Response by Victoria Lewis on 20/07/2019:

Thank you very much for your kind words. ****** is a pleasure to have with us and his bright and bold personality makes all the difference to our day!
It's wonderful to know he is as happy to be with us as we are to see him each morning.

Our son has been attending Victoria’s setting since January 2018, unfortunately due to us moving further away we have had to make an extremely difficult decision to move him (I did ask Victoria to move to closer to us but alas she said no).

He’s been extremely happy at Small People couldn’t have asked for a better place for him to start off at - it must be said we have been ridiculously spoilt and I’m finding it hard to come to terms that we have to say goodbye.

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

by about Victoria Lewis on 11/07/2019


Response by Victoria Lewis on 20/07/2019:

We are very sad to see **** go and will miss him terribly. I wish I could grant your wish to move to be nearer to you!
Please do keep in touch, we would love to know how you are all getting along.
Thanks for being a great supportive parent, it truly makes all the difference.

Victoria was a life saver, willing to help out with a short term childcare need we had after being left in the lurch by our old provider. Our daughter settled very quickly and our original 3 week need for childcare turned permanent. She’s been super flexible in accommodating early mornings, late evenings and last minute needs for additional childcare. Our daughter loves Victoria and we’ve been comforted by the lovely bond she has with Victoria and encouraged by our daughter’s development while with Victoria.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Victoria Lewis on 18/10/2018

Victoria looked after my daughter full-time from when she was 10 months old until she started pre-school at the age of 3. From my very first day in her home I found her warm, engaging, attentive and more importantly caring. Going back to work after having my first child was made tremendously easier due to the care and attention delivered by Victoria. I genuinely, felt and know that she cared about the wellbeing of my daughter which meant that I never worried for a second when she was in her care. The bond between her and my daughter is lovely and when she is not at Victoria’s house she is often asking to go and see ‘Tora’.

We always had an open line of communication with Victoria and felt like any developmental stages that my daughter was going through were ones that we were tackling together. Her setting is warm and inviting with plenty of activities and a back garden where the kids can do a variety of activities including gardening, the paddling pool and using playground equipment. Victoria offers a wonderful “home from home” setting and one I highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Victoria Lewis on 23/02/2018

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