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Maria's Childminding Service Maidstone

I offer a safe, nurturing environment within my home, where your child will get the attention and care that he or she needs. Our ratio of children to adults is always within Ofsted & NCMA guidelines - to make certain each child receives top-quality care, being a parent I understand the importance of finding the right childcare service for your child I will work closely with with you to ensure that your childs requirements are met and they have fun  
  • Diplomas in home-base childcare-DHC1,DHC2,DHC3,DHC4,DHC5, this give an overall level 3
  • Member of the NCMA childminder 
  • OFSTED Registered
  • CRB Checked
  • Paediatric first aid trained
  • Birth To 16 Years
  • Term Time & School Holidays
  • Provider Of On The Day Emergency
  • Nursry funding for 3 and 4 year old
  • Kent County Council's Free For 2 Funding

  • What is important to your child?

    Children view things very differently from adults, and although the issues we consider as a parent/carer are very important for our children’s safety and well-being, they are often not the things most important to young children.

    A Childs view

    Does anyone notice when I come in? Do they say hello?
    Can my mum/dad stay if I want them to?
    Can I reach the things I need (toys, handles, toilet)?
    Can I see out of the window?
    Are there any people, or picture of people, who look like me?
    Is there somewhere safe for my things?
    Is it noisy, are people shouting, will they shout at me?
    Is there somewhere I can be quite/by myself?

    Questions you may wish to ask the childminder.

    Can I see a copy of your registration and insurance certificates?
    What are your normal hours of work?
    What are your fees?
    What charges are made for absent/sickness?
    What arrangements are made for holidays?
    What are your overtime rates?
    Do you provide for children with special needs?
    Do you have emergency arrangements with another childminder?
    How many other children do you look after and their ages?
    What training or experience do you have?
    What is your routine and what activities do you provide for the children?
    How do you manage difficult behaviour?
    Who else will be in the house whilst you are minding?
    Are you a member of the NCMA?
    Do you drive?
    Do you smoke?
    Do you have a garden?
    Do you have pets?
    How can I reserve a place?

    What do childminders provide?

    Registered Childminders provide full time or part time day care for the under 5s, and before/after school and holiday care for school aged children up to 8 years of age. Additional children aged between 8-14 years will also be taken into consideration when deciding how many children a childminder can care for, however the childminder does not have to be registered for this age group.  

    Childminders can provide a wide range of activities for children including taking them to a selection of groups, such as toddler groups, libraries, parks, outings, play centres. Most childminders provide meals this would be discussed at our first meeting.







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