My name is Helen and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I was graded Outstanding at my most recent inspection In 2018.
My house has a purpose built conservatory that I use as a playroom plus a large garden. I have age and stage appropriate toys and resources. We do lots of activities indoors, outdoors and in the local community
I have 25 years childcare experience (13 years as a childminder) since gaining my Btec Nursery Nurse qualification in 1993. I have worked as a nanny, pre-school assistant, mothers help and overseas children's rep.
I have cared for children from 3 months old upwards and also have experience with multiples.
I have a Btec Nursery Nurse qualification. I also regularly attend training courses run by the local Early Years team and do online training as well.
I have a current Paediatric First Aid certificate, Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check and other training that I attend in Bromley or do online.
|Last Updated: 14/05/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
I offer a half day rate (any hours up to 7 per day) of £45 and a day rate of £55 for 7 to 10 hour day.
Fees are inclusive of all meals, drinks and outings. All I ask you to provide are nappies and any formula your child may be on.
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.
- DBS Check (added 19/05/2021)
- Inspection Report (added 11/05/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 11/05/2020)
- UK Passport (added 11/05/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/05/2020)
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Helen has been a life long friend, as well as being the child minder for my two Daughters, who are now at Primary School. I had my girls late in life for a Mum and it was an absolute privilege having Helen look after my children and to help them develop and learn. As a first time Mum, I was naturally anxious about leaving them, but my Daughters both loved Helen already and Helen went to great lengths to keep me informed of everything they was doing, the whole time they were in her care. Seeing photos of my girls that Helen sent to me whilst they were there with her, smiling and playing, was all I needed to know they were fine. Helen is an amazing Mum and it shows in the way she looks after all the children she is caring for, because she treats them all as if they were her own. Her knowledge, dedication and they way she goes above and beyond to help parents feel at ease and the fun that the children have, is what makes Helen so special and a blessing to find. The children always have a variety of things to do, ranging from play groups to soft play and the favourite being to see the animals at the farm to pet them and feed them. I would highly recommend Helen to look after your child, because you can be safe in the knowledge that you will get nothing less than 100%!!!
Helen provided key worker childcare for us for three months during lock down. We were so lucky to find her to look after our two girls (aged 1 and 3) then, even though we couldn't do a normal settle they settled in really quickly and Helen made them feel really welcome. They had lots of fun with all the different toys and equipment in Helen's garden and our three year old came home with lots of stories about the games she was playing with the other children which was particularly great during lockdown! Helen was professional and kept us really well updated with the system she uses to capture pictures and activities.
Helen cares for your children as they are her own.
When my youngest first joined her as expected she cried at drop off as was young. But by the time I got to the end of her road she was settled and I would have a message sent to that effect and pictures at times to put my mind at rest before I even got to work. My kids spoke foundry of Helen at all times and each day asked if it were a going to Helen’s day. Helen always kept in touch with concerns and alterations to anything with offering of solutions or change to suit situations. Kids enjoyed dog play outings amongst a host of others in Helens care. Helen was understanding to personal situations and always offered help where she could. She’s updates her online reporting site with confirmation of sleeps times what the kids are anything necessary for medical things and posts lots of pictures too. Highly recommended for children of variety of ages. She’s looked after both of mine with a three year age difference. The elder one lived going despite being older, she had a great time. Loved summer when the pool was out. Mine wound still be with her if they didn’t have to go to school
Couldnt ask for more with Helen shes an amazing childminder so much so had to bribe daughter to leave hehe.
My daughter absolutely loved every moment there. My daughter had funfilled days from playgroups, day trips to parks and even little farms. Couldnt of wanted more!...
Helen was a fantastic childminder for our eldest who still adores her. My daughter always had a lovely day with a range of activities and adventures out and about. She had some incredible experiences in Helen’s care and formed a beautiful bond with her and the other mindees. Helen was very communicative with us as parents and we felt very involved. She was fully supportive during toilet training and went above and beyond to help us during a difficult personal time.
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