I don't live in Blackheath itself but nearby and considered nurseries near the station as it would have been lovely to be able to DS off at CM/nursery and then walk to the station. Lovely area and there's always demand for CC. We looked at Blackheath Day nursery (near the rugby club) and there was a waiting list a mile long and they take over 70 children there so I would say yes, there is a definite demand for CC there. I didn't like the nursery there BUT have to say that the fact that there is free parking available (so parents who live a bit further away can drop their child off and then walk to station as opposed to shelling out hundreds on annual parking at the station) made the nursery very attractive! I wasn't keen on the nursery (too many children and it felt chaotic) but if it did, the fact that I could park there and then hop on bus for a 2-minute ride to the station woudl have been very attractive!
Yes I definitely think there is demand in the area. Almost all the ads for childminders I've seen in Blackheath (very few!) are in Lewisham/Catford/Eltham and not actually in Blackheath. I could only manage with a childminder if it wasn't too far out of my way and near school... driving in rush hour is a lost cause!
I would love to hear more about where you are and what setup you're thinking of - and I could perhaps suggest ways to get work? tried to CAT you but you're not setup. Do you want to CAT me or give your email address?
HI, I'm a childminder in Stevenage, Herts. I live close to the Fairlands lakes, with all their aminities, feeding ducks, the water parks, swings,slides etc. I currently have 2 under 5 vaccancies, I regulary attend toddler groups and c.minder groups.. I hold a paediatric first aid certificate and other childcare certs. and am currently working towards nvq level 3 in chilcare learning and developement. I have competative rates, and work between 7.30 and 6.30 mon to fri. term and holidays..
I am looking for Childminder in Blackheath - would it be possible to email you and find out more? Also if anybody has any thoughts on where to look to find details of childminders that would be really helpful!
I am currently a nanny in blackheath and do it part time as I am at university but on occasion when I have needed extra work or babysitting I have never had a problem, There seem to be a lot of families in the se3 area!
Im sorry. I have just realised that that message i sent sounded insane. I am a paranoid first time mum and was hoping to see a picture of you to get a feeling of sending my little one to you. There are far to many stories going around to just send her of to anyone who you dont even know what they look like. I apologise.