5 stars (4)

Childminder in Horley

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated May 2018 Last Login 22 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check

About Me

I am a Outstanding rated Ofsted registered childminder. I live with my husband Carl and I am mum to our lovely little boy Joseph born August 2009, my beautiful girl Isla born June 2012 and our new arrival Oli born August 2017.
I am a warm and friendly person, committed to providing a safe, happy, fun and stimulating, home from home environment for your child.

My Experience

Ofsted Registered Outstanding Rated at last inspection June 2016.
EYFS trained
3 hour safeguarding course
up to date CRB and first aid certificate
Behaviour Management

Mum to my gorgeous children

Experience with children aged from newborn - aged 10

My Qualifications

CHIP Course
EYFS trained
safeguarding courses
Behaviour Management
First aid

My Availability

Please contact me with your requirements

School drop off/ pick up for Lime Tree school

I Provide care Monday to Thursday from 7.30am -5.30 but can be flexible to your needs and available to assist with School Holidays and emergency cover.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 25/01/2016

My Fees

Upon requests
3 and 4 year old funding places available

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 Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Iona ael. 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.

Iona took care of our son for around 1 year and we were very happy with the standard of care Iona provided. He was in a home from home environment and was always very pleased to go to Iona's in the morning and was always happy at collection.

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by about Iona ael on 16/10/2017

We have been using Iona for the past three years – our sons are with her all day, two days a week. She is a wonderful influence on them and our eldest son in particular has developed a very special bond with both her and the other children in her setting. We can see the same happening with our youngest son who has been going to her for the past few months.
Iona takes her responsibilities and profession very seriously. We have a daily diary for both children where she will detail what activities they have done throughout the day, what they have eaten, how long they have slept and anything they might have said or done that was noteworthy. She also produces a termly learning journey which is brilliantly detailed and very useful for charting their development. The children are often taken on outings such as music classes, soft play, play dates, the park and other indoor/outdoor activities which has provided them with a great variety of experiences. Iona has played a huge part in key milestones for them such as learning to walk, talk, count, use cutlery, write, potty train – the list is endless but we find her advice and guidance indispensable. Her setting is immaculate with clearly defined areas for the children and a huge variety of toys for them to choose from as well as providing wholesome, healthy meals not to mention cuddles and love on the occasions they get tearful. When out and about she has instilled a great sense of safety and awareness and because of her our son has always been brilliantly disciplined about holding hands or holding on to the buggy when walking on the pavement. We have no doubt that any concerns with our children’s development and well-being would be picked up by Iona and she provides a wonderful, flexible environment for our children to learn, play and be nurtured. We cannot believe how lucky we were to have found someone like Iona to care for our children and we wholeheartedly recommend her!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Iona ael on 20/04/2016

I would recommend Iona to every mother! My little girl adores going to Iona's and squeals with delight when we arrive. I have no doubts in my mind about the wonderful level of care and attention which Eva receives. Iona has been extremely flexible and understanding when my child care requirements have changed at short notice.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Iona ael on 29/01/2012

Iona provide care for my two girl and she is fantastic. My 3yr old adores her. She's great with the kids, do alot of fun stuff and outings with them. I go to work with no worries because I know my kids are in safe hands. I think it's a miracle I found her and would recommend her to anyone out there who needs a childminder. Thumbs up Iona.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Iona ael on 01/06/2010

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