Anja's Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare

We are a husband and wife team and we are Ofsted Registered Childminders based in SW18, close to Kimber Road, London. Our company is called Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare. We want to give the children in our care the same care they would receive at home and from a little acorn grows a mighty oak! We believe that the skills, manners, confidence and integrity with which we mind these children they can become mighty adults. 

My husband and I have two lovely children, aged 10 years and 11 years old, who are both in school. After having our son, I decided to register as a Childminder as I saw so many of my friends facing the challenge of finding someone who will not only care for their children but love them and care for them with enthusiasm and excitement. This was the best thing I could ever have done as I absolutely love minding! In April 2017 my husband, Ryan, decided to join me as he could see the immense difference I was making in the lives of these children and their families. This was not just a job paying a salary but a vocation and an honour to play such a vital role in the children's development and lives. 

We love the challenges each child brings and finding new and exciting ways of helping them to learn and develop into well balanced, confident and caring children. Parents often tell us that it's made it so much easier for them to return to work as they can see how happy their children are with us. What a privilege that is!

We do plenty of fun activities, including: painting and crafts, baking, dancing and singing, creative play, water, sand, play dough and other messy play and trips to the park. 

We also attend great local playgroups all year and visit the local animal farm on occasion. 

We have a garden which the kids just love with some play equipment (trampoline, playhouse, climbing frame and slide), ride on toys, balls and racquets etc. Weather permitting the kids spend a lot of their time in the garden if we are home.

At Home Grown Little Acorn we believe children need to be allowed to get dirty and have fun exploring their surroundings in a safe environment and we encourage the children to experience the different objects and textures around them. 

My husband and I are both fully DBS checked with Paediatric first aid, Level 3 Child development diploma, Food Hygiene Certificate and many more and we are insured. We are on the Wandsworth Childcare register. We have a full, clean driving licence and use the car for transport to some playgroups or farms.

We provide quality and fun childminding in a safe, warm and loving environment. If you would like more details or to arrange a visit then we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being exceptional childminders and knowing that the children we mind love coming to us every day. All the parents we have minded for are happy to give references.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anja Dix
Telephone
E-mail
homeglacorn@icloud.com

Where to go

Name
Anja Dix
Address
Earlsfield
LONDON
Postcode
SW18
Notes

off Garratt Lane, Earlsfield station 12 min walk away, Southfields 15 min walk away

Costs

Details
contact me to discuss further

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
There is a possibility of getting into the house with a small wheelchair but we don't have a ramp to the garden and stairs to upstairs toilet so not sure if possible

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Allergies
Details
I am confident and have experience with: behaviour management, administering medication, toilet assistance, feeding tubes and feeding difficulties. I would love to care for a child with special needs.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Caters for vegetarian and allergies.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I welcome children from all backgrounds. Activities reflect wide ranging cultures. Cultures are reflected in toys, books and images. Relationships with parents are developed respecting belief systems.

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
We have one vacancy 4 days a week, any days Monday to Thursday, 7:30am - 5pm, TERM TIME only.
Date updated
23/01/2018

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

Additional 15 Hours (30 Hour Offer)

3- and 4-year-old
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:30am 5:30pm
Facilities
Songs and rhymes
Toys
TV and DVD
Books
Sand and water play
Quiet area
Visits and outings
Out-door play
Toys for children with visual impairments
Toys for children with physical limitations
Toys for children with hearing impairments
Kitchen and cooking
Sleeping area
Pets
Dressing up

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No
Schools
St Michael's CofE Primary School
Details
Unfortunately I can't collect or drop off at any other school

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY404905
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
07/07/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/01/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last updated: 05 Jun 2019

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