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Arlete Pontes

CHILDMINDER. Little Stars Childminding Service. Rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. 
We are energetic and reliable childcare practitioners who have a passion for childcare. We believe in a home environment where children can feel comfortable and enjoy taking them on many trips. We are flexible and can accommodate the needs of children and parents. We also believe diversity should be approached with open arms and accept all faiths and races in my setting which the children learn about on a daily basis. 

I have been a childminder since 2006 and live with my husband who is also my assistant and two adult children. We have a small dog as a pet which can help children's emotional development and responsibilities. I work with a full time assistant. We offer all the benefits of a nursery in a safe home environment with the added benefit of lots of outings such as trips to farms, theatres, museums, forest school foragers, zumbini (dance and signing) and stay and plays. I live in a friendly area close to shops, libraries, schools, nurseries, bus, tube and overground stations. We offer healthy home-made meals. Water and snacks are provided all day.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Arlete Pontes
Telephone
07828 113 638
E-mail
ingraciapontes@yahoo.com.br

Location

Address
Islington
Postcode
N1 0XP

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. Flexible. Can provide care before 8am and after 6pm.

Other Details

Age Ranges
3 months to 8 years
Cost Details
£75.00 per day (8am-6pm), meals and activities included. £12 per hour for additional care outside the normal hours
Additional Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Pets (childminders)
Has a dog
Accredited QA schemes
Quality Assured Childminder

Childcare information

Pick up (schools)
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School
Copenhagen Primary School
Winton Primary School
2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Yes
Tax-free childcare
Yes
Vacancies?
No

Local Offer

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.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
01/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 15/10/2020