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Childminder in Surbiton

4.5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 17 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me


Hi, I am married and have 3 children, a daughter aged 15 and two sons aged 16 and 19, they attend Hinchley Wood Secondary School.
We live in Hamilton Avenue, KT6.
I am a non smoker and we have no pets.

My Experience

I worked as a nannie for 18 years.
I have been an Ofsted Registered Chilminder for the past 14 years.
I have looked after a variety of ages and I have a lot of experience with babies and toddlers.
I have twin experience from age 1-3 years.
I also have experience with Downs Syndrome.
I have excellent references available.

My Qualifications

Bright Beginnings-Tuning In To Babies And Toddlers - completed 26/2/14

Paediatric First Aid - completed 10/5/14

Child Protection Level 3 - completed 23/11/14

Quality Environments for Two Year Olds - completed 31/1/15

Information Sharing - completed 11/3/15

Introduction to the Common Assessment Framework - completed 14/3/15

Behaviour Management for 2 Year Olds - completed 16/5/15

My Availability


I am happy to accept Childcare Vouchers.

I have a large garden with lots of outdoor equipment.
We visit a selection of places including Toddler groups, Busy Bees, Cheeky Monkeys, parks and libraries.

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After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 18/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

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 Donna49. 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.

Donna has been a fantastic childminder to my little girl, unfortunately we’ve had to say goodbye as we’re leaving the country.

I couldn’t recommend her highly enough, she made my return to work less stressful. My little girl adapted very quickly, she would get excited every morning we got to the door, I could also see my daughters reaction to the rest of the family, she loved all of them, which said it all to me, I would drop her off happy knowing she was happy.

I am so glad I went to Donna rather than going to a nursery. Donna takes the children out to playgroups, the library or the park, she also has a lovely big garden where the children can play and she provides a loving, caring and homely atmosphere for the children. I felt like my daughter was apart of her family.

If we ever come back to London she’ll be first person I call!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Emily Emily about Avatar for Donna49 Donna49 on 06/07/2018

Donna has provided exceptional care for our daughter who started with her at 10 months old. We had previously experienced a couple of day care disasters but by the end of the first session we Donna had illustrated her caring and professional nature.

Donna does varied activities with the children and provides excellent feedback at the end of each day. Her home environment is welcoming and I get the feeling all of the children are treated like family. Her organisation outstanding.

I wish we could stay until our daughter is school age and older but my new work commitments mean that the travel would be too much. I thoroughly recommend Donna as a childminder for your little ones and we are so sorry to be leaving. No one will match up!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for bubs84 bubs84 about Avatar for Donna49 Donna49 on 08/06/2018

Donna has cared for both our boys, Daniel who's now 2 and Ben who is 4, for the past two years nearly. Our boys absolutely adore her and her family. There hasn't been a single day in those two years that they have not wanted to go to Donna's. Now to me that says everything.
Donna takes the children out to playgroups regularly. She has a number of other children around at different times - including her own - and this has provided a wonderfully stimulating environment for my boys.
The huge garden is a great hit in the summer months and Tim, donnas husband, has always been very happy to show my two how to weed or sow seeds for his tomatoe plants. He is great with the kids aswell.
Donna is extremely reliable, very loving towards the children, has clear and consistant boundaries and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
The only reason we are moving on is because we are moving out of the area. We are keeping our youngest with her one day a week - we're not ready to cut our ties completely yet.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for whacky whacky about Avatar for Donna49 Donna49 on 06/05/2016

I met jane1969 this week and was very impressed with her warm, professional approach. I am used to recruiting people to work with children and got a great vibe from her. Her references are very good and she has a huge garden with great toys. We have had to change our mind about childcare at the eleventh hour, so wont be employing jane but I still felt compelled to write a review. Go and meet her if you can!

  • 3 stars Overall

by Avatar for Alison F Alison F about Avatar for Donna49 Donna49 on 25/07/2013

Response by Avatar for Donna49 Donna49 on 25/07/2013:

Thankyou so much for taking the time to do that


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