I am a childminder of 35 years and have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. I am based on Junction Road between Archway and Tufnell Park tube stations. The 390 and 134 buses go past my house so great for for drop off and pick up. I have 1 vacancy starting in September 2022. I am aiming to only offer term time childcare so teachers and uni students are more than welcome to contact me.
I am level 3 qualified and have lots of experience with young children, my youngest being 4 weeks old up to toddlers. This is a lovely age and I have always enjoyed taking care of this age group in my setting. I am always here to help out and support first time parents and to help with transition to my setting. I like to do a 1 week settling in period as this is a lovely time to bond with your child and for them to feel comfortable being with me and the other children in my care. I will send you photos each day on whatsapp to settle your mind and for you to see that your child is happy and content.
I have lots of books as we love reading. Other resources include playdough, painting, colouring, educational toys, musical instruments and jigsaws. We have nursery rhyme time and singing with musical instruments and the children really enjoy this. I have a garden with slide, mud kitchen, water play, rockers and a bike or two. We also go to the local park for a run around with balls and bubbles which again the children love and there is always lots of cuddles if needed and wanted. We are a diverse setting and enjoy celebrating and reading about different cultures.
Breakfast, home made lunches and healthy snacks are included in my fee.
I work from 8.30am to 5.30pm but can be slightly flexible with the start time. I work from Monday to Thursday but don't offer 1 day only childcare as I find children find it harder to settle. I also don't offer school pick up or drop off.
4 weeks deposit to be paid on signing the contract which keeps your child's place and this payment is used towards your child's first 4 weeks with me.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Beverley Arrowsmith
- Contact Position
- 07516 736 625 07516 736 625
- N19 5QL
Time / date details
- Opening times/date
- Monday to Friday 8.30/9am- 5.30/6pm. Term time only possible
- Age Ranges
- 1 month to 3 years
- Cost Details
- £7.80 per hour which includes snacks and lunch. I accept tax-free childcare payments.
- Pets (childminders)
- Has 2 cats
- 2 year old funding
- 3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
- 3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
- Tax-free childcare
- Vacancy information
- No vacancies at the moment. Vacancy for January 2023 , full time or 2,3,4 days. No pick up or drop off.
- How will you support my child?
My childminding setting welcomes children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and I am committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. My Islington Area SENCO provides me with support, advice and training regarding children with SEND. Parents are encouraged to speak to me about the needs of their child in order to assess and plan what is required.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 12/06/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Link to latest Ofsted inspection report