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Anyone need p/t childcare assistance in South East London?

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Kimmy1080 Mon 21-Jul-08 22:28:51

Hi there

I'm in a strange predicament. I'm not a 'qualified' nanny or childminder. But I am an experienced mum of two toddlers (a 4 year old and a 2 year old). I'm also a qualified infant massage instructor so I work with parents and babies on a regular basis, plus I run baby and toddler music and movement classes.

My eldest attends a pre-school nursery five days a week and my 2 year old will be joining her brother in January. It pains me to let them go sad

I adore children, especially the under 5 age-group and have been thinking a lot recently whether to train as a childminder but whilst running a small business, it has held me back from doing so.

I have a fully enhanced CRB clearance check and have full liability insurance through my work with children. I am a non-smoker, I love doing lots of activities with small children such as soft play, arts and crafts, one o'clock club, parks, etc. I also hold a clean full UK drivers licence.

I have a beautiful home in South East London which is on a hill, away from the hustle and bustle of London life! We have a lovely back garden with swing, slide, trampoline and lots of soft play equipment.

If anyone out there has a pre-schooler (baby or toddler) that they need part time care for, and you like the sound of me smile (I really do love children which is why I surround myself with them), then please send me your email address and I will gladly tell you more about me and what I do etc. The absolute maximum I could offer is three days a week due to my other work commitments.

I do understand that me not having the relevant qualifications down on paper could seem 'risky' but I would encourage you to have a chat and/or meet with me. I've had the opportunity to look after friends and clients little ones but I was unable to offer care on a full time basis sad

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

starlady Mon 21-Jul-08 22:43:58

Blimey ... you sound great. I'm close by. If my 'smoking au pair' (I posted about this today) flies the nest I'd be interested over summer hols, although i think my kids are too old for you unfortunately - 5 and 7. You definitely want little ones?

Kimmy1080 Mon 21-Jul-08 22:54:43

aww, thanks for the compliment. I would love to meet your children... will read your other post now, keep in touch!

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