Eleven years ago we had our first child and our lives changed forever! Until then, we'd been a typical professional couple - commuting, working hard and having lots of fun. Then I thought: there mustbe a better way - one where someone helps families, both in terms of time and expertise, to match the right nanny with the right family to give them both a long-lasting childcare solution.
I am based in the Southfields / Wimbledon / Putney area in a charming 3 bedroom flat called Chivelston, right opposite Wimbledon Common on Wimbledon Park Side Avenue. Reading through the informationcontained in the website will allow you to get to know me and help you to decide whether I will be the right childminder for your son or daughter. You will find out about my professional qualifications and work experience as well as my reasons for becoming a childminder.
Role Models' founder Hugo Shephard developed the concept following three years at the University of Durham and a successful six year career in London. Hugo, in his time as a student, school governorand professional in London, has been fortunate to know aspiring actors, dancers, musicians, sports people and teachers, all of whom have the talent and time to help enrich children's lives.
Butterflies Nursery is run by a competent team of professional childcarers with wide-ranging experience and qualifications. All Nursery Staff undergo a stringent recruitment process, including aButterflies CRB (police check) disclosure and have all received outstanding personal and professional references.
Myself and the children spend a lot of time out and about and regularly attend Story and Rhyme Time at the Library, Toddler Groups, Soft play centres and numerous parks and playgrounds. Activities athome are carefully planned according to the children's interests and developmental stage and their progress is recorded in an individual Learning Journal which is yours to keep when they leave my setting.
Crown Kindergartens is an open-plan private family run day nursery in Wimbledon that has been caring for children since 1974. The day nursery proprietors are sister and brother, Lynne Stanley andDavid Acres. Lynne and David's mother founded the nursery in 1974. Their mother, Patricia, couldn't bear to fully 'retire' and can still be seen working busily away in the nursery office at least twice a week!
I am 31 year old mum of three children, a boy aged 8 years, girl 12 years and a boy 8 months. And I speak fluent English, Swedish and some Spanish. I am an ofsted registered childminder and I haveboth membership and insurance with the National childminding association, and have been CRB checked, I have done plenty of training and paediatric first aid several times.