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Anja's Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare

We are a husband and wife team and we are Ofsted Registered Childminders based on Sutherland Grove, Southfields, SW18 5QU, 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 12 years and 13 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@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Anja Dix
Address
Southfields
London
Postcode
SW18
Notes

It is a gorgeous and spacious detached house with a lovely big garden and a separate play room, each child has their own bedroom or room to sleep in for their nap times in a cot. There is off road parking if required and makes for easy drop off and collection when driving. 

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£79 Per day
Details
This includes: food, drink (except formula) and outings, nappies and wipes @ £79pd for 4 days a week (roughly £1200pcm) or £82pd for 2/3 days a week or less (2 days roughly £660 and 3 days £950). Part time is £10ph and I offer 10% sibling discount. If short term contract is required it's £90pd.

Availability

Other notes

We are very blessed to have a large detached property on Sutherland Grove with a large garden, lots of outdoor toys and a special turf play area just for the kiddies. They each also have their own room to sleep in as we believe sleep is vital to a childs development. There is a playroom and a separate sitting room that we use for reading and song times. Meals are eaten at the table and each child has their own seat. We believe that the input children receive during this time in their life is vital and that they each need to be treated as an individual. 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Allergies
Details
We can cater for a child with allergies and some disabilities, get in touch to discuss your Childs needs so we can discuss whether it's something we can cater for.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Can cater for vegetarian and allergies.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
No
Details
We 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 a vacancy 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm or 8am to 5:30pm, TERM TIME only - We don't work during the school holidays which is usually 12 weeks a year.
Date updated
17/06/2021

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 - Friday 7:30am 5:00pm
Monday - Friday 8:00am 5:30pm
Facilities
Songs and rhymes
Baby ball
Soft toys
Arts and crafts
Painting
Free play
Arts
Paddling Pool
Foreign Language Books
Activity room
Ball games
Pet Cats
Garden
Baking
Friendly environment
Parks
Special Swing
Baby Facilities
Story Telling
Stair only access
Healthy Eating
Gardening
Physical play indoors.
Bookcorner
Tea sets
Home cooked food
Bikes
Pets
Toys
Play equipment indoor and outdoor
Indoor play
Buggies
Tents and tunnels
Books
Play room
Play park
Play house
Instruments
Toys for children with visual impairments
Toys for children with physical limitations
large open plan space
Playdoh
Large garden
Toys for children with hearing impairments
Kitchen and cooking
close to recreational facilities
Trampoline
Little people sets
Cooking and baking
Train tracks
Library visits
Cooking
Train set
Toys for mixed abilities
Letters and sounds activities
Various toys for indoors and outdoors
Low level accessible bridges, platforms, tunnels
Puppets
TV and DVD
Creative play
Lounge Area
Treasure Baskets
Craft activities
Local play park
Messy play
Water Play
Reading
Visits to the park
Visits and outings179
Dance
Quiet area
Malleable play
Visits and outings
Dolls
Doll houses
Music and movement
Rough and tumble
Dressing up
Educational toys
Sand play
Music with instruments
Sand and water play
OFSTED report obtained
Sensory play
Newly renovated outdoor play area
Out-door play
Face painting
Shopping
Floor play
Accessible Parking
Small world
Sleeping area
Fit and fun
A large range of age appropriate toys and activities
Singing

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

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
18/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last updated: 17 Jun 2021

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