Clockhouse Childminder

My name is Zoe Sivell and I live in Beckenham with my husband David and two children George and Edie-Mae.
I originally became a childminder in April 2008. From the very start I had 6 lovely children on roll. Two siblings aged 6 months and 18 months, a child aged 4 whom I would also drop off and collect from Pre-school and two boys aged 4 whom I would drop off and collect from Balgowan Primary School.
Unfortunately in late 2008 due to personal reasons I had to give up childminding and returned to work as a Management Accountant. I always knew that one day I would return to childminding.
My family is now complete and I will not be having any more babies of my own so it is time for me to return to childminding and look after someone else's baby/child.
Please see below a link to my first Ofsted inspection report which was carried out in my first week of childminding in 2008.
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Please see link to my recent Ofsted inspection report which was carried out Sept 2013. Achieved Ofsted grading of "Good". 

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 Why I Enjoy Working With Children

I love the way children react to having experienced something for the first time. How proud they feel when they have learnt/achieved something new. Their naivety is so endearing, the fact that they believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Father Christmas Etc. I believe working with children is fun, exciting and most of all rewarding.

What Makes Me A Good Childminder

I am a very calm, patient, fun, creative and sincere person. These qualities enable me to help teach the children their ABC, 123, reading, writing, telling the time in a fun way. I openly encourage children to dress up and use their imagination for make believe play with me taking part. Being a creative person myself I very much enjoy teaching the children various creative activities. I am extremely organised and good at setting out plans/routines for each day/week. I am observant by paying attention to each child's strong points and help them progress in these areas, as well as giving extra support in the areas they are weaker in. 
I enjoy all aspects of being a childminder it is a pleasure watching the various developments of each child.

Please take a look at my credentials page for qualifications achieved.

 My Family

My husband David is very supportive of my decision to return to childminding. 
David is a very well known Magician in the area known as "David Klass - Klassy Magic". As well as performing at adult magic functions, David is very popular and is booked for a lot of children's birthday parties. 

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My son George (born September 2009) attends Marian Vian Primary School. George is a fun loving boy and enjoys the company of other children.
My daughter Edie-Mae (born December 2011). Edie -Mae currently attends St James Preschool. Edie-Mae is very social loves singing, dancing and acting. She also enjoys the company of other children.