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The little Pioneers- Childminders

Hello and welcome to my childcare page!

 

My name is Linsey and I am a OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER.

 

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WHERE IAM BASED:

I live in lovely Tooting SW17 area within the Furzedown community off amen corner.
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MY SERVICE OFFERS:

* ALL YEAR-ROUND or

* TERM-TIME CHILD-CARE.

(FULL DAYS ONLY!)

 

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I DON'T OFFER 1 DAY CHILD-CARE.

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I look after age groups:

0 months to 5 years old.

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Open hours: 07:30am to 6:30pm

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I am providing a safe, fun, educational, stimulating, colourful & home away from home child care environment that allows children to explore, flourish and grow. My service aims to provide a good communication and working with parents and carers to support all childrens needs in their learning and developments to progress and have a stable and consistent plan and routine for children.
I am passionate about setting a stable foundation for children and we fully understand the importance of learning through play and supporting children in the early years stages.
I love to make a difference into the lives of young children.

I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)- Liability insurance.

 

- I try to spend as much time as possible out-doors e.g.


* Furzedown park Rec,
* Tooting Bec Common.

 

- Day trips to places like;

* Deen city farm,
* Morden hall park and
many more local outdoor places.


- We visit local;


* Playgroups,
* The Library,
* Children centres, and
* organise playdates with other
Childminders.

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- MY HOME is *Smoke-FREE and Pet-FREE.
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MY FAMILY:
In my household we are a family of 7. I live with Damian and we have 5 beautiful children of our own, and they are ages between 6-20 and out of the 5 we have 1 young adult and 2 are teenagers and 2 younger children and are all in full time education. We have lived in our house in Tooting for over 10+ years.

Our family are very close and have a strong family bond. We are respectful, humble, caring, fun and active type of family. 

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MY HOME SETTING:
I have a lovely colourful home setting that is child-friendly, educational and spacious for children to play in and a garden. There are toys, books, puzzles, art and craft and Baby soft play toys, rattles and other baby facilities and other resources that can support children in their 7 areas of learning and developments in their early years stages.

We can do creative play, -reading, -mark-making, and -storytelling with little ones, supporting early language development, and helping children develop their creativity and imagination.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Linsey Flores
Contact Position
Ofsted Registered Childminder
E-mail
Thelittlepioneers7@gmail.com
Notes

To all parents, 

So I can respond with an immediate response, please email me these specific answers to these questions below.

 

*** COPY & PASTE THESE QUESTIONS BELOW & MESSAGE ME BACK with ANSWERS! ***

 

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 - QUESTIONS:

 

1./ HOW OLD will your child be when you need child-care TO START?

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2./ What are the DAYS you request?

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3./When do you need child-care to START?

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4./ Do you need

- ALL YEAR ROUND CHILDCARE? 

- TERM-TIME CHILD-CARE?

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5./What will be your child's
- ARRIVAL time?
- PICK UP time?

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6./How long do you need child-care for ie.
- SHORT-TERM (under a year)
or
- LONG-TERM (over a years)

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7./Does your child have ANY special requirements ie. dietary, allergies or special needs?

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8./Do you require child-care funding or tax-free childcare scheme or none?

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Many thanks for answering!
Linsey.

 

Where to go

Name
The Little Pioneers - Childminders
Address
Tooting - Furzedown
London
Postcode
SW17
Notes

(I live within Furzedown community) just off of Amen Corner. 

Transports Close links from my home;

*15 minutes walk to Tooting Broadway Station,

*12 minutes walk to Tooting Rail Station.

*20 minutes walk to Tooting Bec Station. 

*Streatham is near by (Mitcham Lane 10 minutes walk).

 *Bus routes: 333, 57, 127, 44, 355, G1, 270, 280. 

 

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Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£75.00 Per day
Details
- My Service & time includes:
all meals, snacks and playgroup fees.


NOT INCLUDED:
- Nappies,
- Baby wipes, &
- Baby formula.

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 months old - 5 years old
Other notes

QUALIFICATIONS:

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- HOME-BASE TRAINING FOR EYFS AND SAFEGUARDING COURSE with certificate.

- PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINED with certificate.

- THE SAFER FOOD GROUP LEVEL 2 AWARD with certificate.
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- Child development: EYFS 0-5 years old certificate.

- Numeracy and the EYFS certificate.

- Safer working practices V4 certificate.

- Introduction to Safeguarding EYFS certificate.

- An enabling learning environment certificate.

- Recognising and supporting.

- Development self-esteem in young children.

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BTEC Level 2 certificate in working in the health sector.

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-Induction Training Volunteering for Wandsworth Children's centre and have been awarded a Certificate of achievement covering in ;

* what and why in EYFS,

* Time management and commitment,

* Safeguarding,

* Confidentiality and Boundaries,

* Listening skills and

* Valuing Diversity.

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*OFSTED REGISTERED ASSISTANT:

My partner works with me and when required I need his assistants for extra help and support for plan activities and small trips and when I have more than 6 children in my childcare setting and offers School drop-offs with School pick-ups.

He is;
- OFSTED REGISTERED with me,
- DBS ENHANCED CHECKED and
- PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINED.

He has also done his;
* HOME-BASE TRAINING FOR THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION SERVICE and SAFEGUARDING COURSE.

* He has EMPLOYER LIABILITY INSURANCE with - PACEY: Professional Association for Childcare and Early years.

 

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EXPERIENCES:

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I am a mother of 5 who has many years of my own personal experiences, being a mother and learning many skills on how to bring up a little person has been life changing.

Learning how to nurture all my children from birth was a day by day experience and making sure we had a structured routine everyday to help myself and my children learn a few things with each other whether it's a life base skill or just being creative and having lots of fun and laughter to just feel happy and loved together.

Being a mother has made me a more loving, responsible and a confident person. Appreciating life with them and knowing the importance of how to keep my children safe, loved and happy. Helping them all in their key stages and getting to know them individually and knowing their interests, comforts and needs of support and giving them the best possible advice and support for their key stages in there learning and development skills they need.
Being a parent is challenging but keeps me grounded and I appreciate all the attention and love I get from my children.

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*Learning childcare has also given me a greater knowledge and confidence in understanding how to care and support the needs for children in their learning and developments especially in the early years stages for children.

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*I have Volunteering experiences doing a Induction Training Volunteering for Wandsworth Children's centre and have been awarded a Certificate of achievement and I also had another volunteer experience working in a local primary school in their Reception year childcare setting.

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*My experience working as an Maternity healthcare assistant for 11 years has allowed me to gain skills in supporting first time mothers including fathers who need extra help after delivering their baby with in hospital environment;

-Support with Breastfeeding,

-Helping with basic support handling the baby for the first time,

-Bathing baby,

-Changing baby into baby clothes,

-Changing nappies,

- Bottle feed baby,

- Support how to burp their new baby and

- Theatre training was one of my favourite places to work in, in the Maternity wards which I found very interesting. Working along with the scrub nurses and other NHS professionals. Doing important routined operational care supporting during active Caesarean section.

*Trainings and working in Hospital environment caring for mothers and babies was a wonderful experience supporting parents with care for their baby is a honour and seeing a life changing experience for first time parents was a joy. Working in the health care has definitely tought me alot in care support and to appreciate my family life and my children.

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*My partners experience is having his own personal experience being a father to our 5 children, and has done his;

- Home-base Early years foundation service training and Safeguarding course,
- Paediatric First Aid Training and
- has all major security checks to be able to register with Ofsted and to work as a childminder assistant.

( ALL his trainings, qualification & DBS are all mentioned in
'MY QUALIFICATIONS' Above under OFSTED REGISTERED ASSISTANT! )
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WE CAN SHOW PROOF OF MY OFSTED REGISTRATION & ALL FAMILY MEMBERS DBS SECURITY CHECK CERTIFICATES AND OUR INSURANCES & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATES IN A IN-PERSON VIEWING.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
No

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
No
Details
All meals are home cooked and I provide healthy snacks with Milk or water including fresh fruits. I am happy to discuss any other dietary needs.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Children from all different cultures are welcome. Diversity is being reflected in activities, books, language, music and toys.

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Contact provider!
Date updated
23/08/2021

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Additional 15 Hours (30 Hour Offer)

3- and 4-year-old
No
Notes
Childcare funding for EXISTING CHILDREN.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:30am 6:30pm
Facilities
Various toys for indoors and outdoors
Puzzles
Soft toys
TV
Reading
Visits to the park
Baking
Garden
Games
Parks
Friendly environment
Visits and outings
Doll houses
Refreshments
Board games
Phonics
Bikes
Toys
Buggies
Educational toys
Sand and water play
Books
Instruments
Sensory play
Playgroups
Trampoline
Library visits
Small world
Sleeping area
PlayHouse

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2577121
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021

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