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.
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.
Parents are connected with their child's day with access to a digital diary updated in real time. 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.
Development and progress of your child are monitored and tracked with observation and planning for next steps. 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.
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.
Paediatric first aid
Early years foundation stage
Health and safety, family support, observations and planning.
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.
2/3/4 year old funded places are available, please contact me to find out more.
|Last Updated: 17/07/2019|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
please contact me to discuss current rates.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Crosfield Nursery School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Heavers Farm Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Downsview Primary and Nursery School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Selhurst Early Years Centre
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The South Norwood Academy
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Oasis Ryelands
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Robert Fitzroy Academy
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Oasis Academy Arena
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at The Crescent Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Tunstall Nursery School
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Victoria looked after our son for nearly 2 years from when he'd just turned one. It was an ideal setting for a little one. We particularly appreciated the home from home environment, including activities in the garden. Victoria was very good at understanding the needs of the different children in her care and was attentive to our son's particular preferences and behaviour.
Victoria is a caring individual and we were a bit bereft when we decided our son would go to a nursery full time! We miss the personal approach, Victoria's flexibility and her dedication to keeping us up-to-date on what our son got up to.
Response by Victoria Lewis on 23/01/2017:
Thank you so much for the feedback. It is always encouraging and rewarding to read such positive comments.
***** was a pleasure to care for and I loved watching him progress and develop throughout his time here.
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