Kamara Care and Education: tiney home nursery

An emotionally warm and exciting setting with regular deliveries of organic food and diverse books. A 5min walk from softplay, a children's centre and a park designed for under 5's. A 20min walk from the largest park in South East London. A bright, open-plan home with ready-made friends for your child - my 2 and 4 year olds - and a large garden that children can easily access.

from £7 per hour

5 minute walk from Bellingham station. 20 minute walk from Catford and Catford Bridge Stations. Bus links to Bromley, Central London and Croydon.

Sleeping area・Outdoor space・Multiple activity areas・Meals provided・Dedicated nappy-changing area・Easy parking・Near public transport・Pushchair storage・Playroom・House

Amifa Kebe-Kamara

Amifa Kebe-Kamara

Lewisham

    from £7 per hour

    spaces available

Hours of Business

07:30 to 18:00

Ages catered for

0 - 5+ years

Availability

Open all year

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About my home

Passionate about helping children fulfil their potential and explore the world safely and confidently. Strong interest in food and nutrition is matched by my love of reading and writing.

In addition to experience with my 2 & 4 year old children, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant, supporting children with SEND and delivering specialised phonics sessions to small groups.

Currently available 6 days a week. From Sept 2021 I will be available 4 days.

Day rate includes nappies, wipes & food.

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Unique highlights

Experience of the education sector to help get your child school-ready

For the last two academic years, I have enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant (TA). I mainly supported SEND children in mainstream primary schools on a 1:1 basis. Conditions included ADHD, ODD and autism. I have also been a general class TA, responsible for the daily class story time, and teaching phonics to small groups. I am trained in Read Write Inc phonics and have experience of teaching Jolly Phonics. I have a real passion for education and graduated from Cambridge University. I strongly support the EYFS guidance of teaching children how to learn and I am passionate about providing an enabling environment for each child’s imagination and curiosity to be nurtured.

Nutritious food to fuel your child and help establish a good relationship with food

Every week a box of organic food is delivered to my setting by Abel and Cole. Tasty organic fruit and veg could tempt your child to eat more veg than usual. I also provide homecooked food on a daily basis. I enjoy cooking different styles of food, from leek and potato soup to Jollof rice. Of course, fishfingers and chips will appear on the menu some days! Because my children are aged two and four, I have experience of how hard it can be to get the balance right: you want your child to eat healthy food that is crucial for their development, yet they are usually more interested in going back to their toys or only eating the sweeter things on the table. I’m a firm believer in trying again an hour or so later if a child, for whatever reason, does not want to eat. Therefore, I do this whenever possible, especially for babies. The menu will vary from week to week, partly depending on our organic delivery and what you tell me your child likes to eat. I have catered for family and friends that are Muslim and vegan, and I am very happy to cater to your child’s dietary requirements.

Daily reading session to support children's language and communication

I hope to inspire children to love books as much as I do. In my previous role as a teaching assistant the children loved my characterful reading so much that the teacher asked me to lead the daily story time. In my setting we have story time every day and a growing library of many diverse books for all ages. My household receives a monthly subscription box of books and educational posters and activities from Imagine Me Stories.  Children in my setting always have an opportunity to join in with tiney’s heart-warming virtual book clubs, where we sing and play our musical instruments just before tucking into the book that has been posted to us by tiney.

Large garden to support children’s physical development and understanding of the world

My garden is about 30 x 7meters with two purpose-built mounds that appear as exciting mountains for toddlers to safely conquer. There is also an in-ground trampoline, which means there’s never far to fall even after the biggest bounce. I have an outdoor tap and sink - especially useful for re-filling water toys, and washing hands just before we go back indoors. I am excited about purchasing a mud kitchen soon, and enjoy how engrossed children become when we plant seeds and nurture plants. The large composite decking is most often used for wheeled toys and picnics.

Life at a tiney home nursery

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tiney book club

Sharing books is at the heart of all tiney home nurseries – it’s fantastic for children’s imaginations, for building vocabulary, for speaking and listening, for personal, social and emotional development, and so much more. Through our partnerships with Walker Books and the National Literacy Trust, our childminders run creative activities around a wonderfully diverse range of books.

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My setting is on the border of Catford and Bromley.

Regarding children and young people we are spoilt for choice, with everything from a music centre near a main road to a large softplay inside the local leisure centre.

Your child's neighbourhood

Bellingham children's centre

Bekenham Place Park

Rascal's softplay

What are others saying about Kamara Care and Education: tiney home nursery?

My 2 year old toddler started with Amifa nearly a month ago now, and from the very first phone call I had with Amifa I knew she was the right childminder for my little one. From meeting Amifa during the induction and settling in stages, I can see how passionate she is about looking after children. She's so welcoming, funny and full of vibrant energy. Her home is warm, big and well equipped with amazing toys to keep the children happy & stimulated for hours! I instantly felt part of her family, because she's so accommodating, understanding and down to earth. She's also super professional & organised. I love that she sends me pictures of what my daughter has done and what she's eaten (yummy, healthy dishes). That's so important for me to be updated, and it's like she knew that without asking me. I highly recommend Amifa, and I can't thank her enough for sharing so much joy and adventure with my little girl.

Christine, Client

The key features of tiney home nurseries:

A home-from-home

Small ratios and strong, loving relationships

A highly personalised approach for each child

Regular book club and community events

Daily outdoor learning and home-cooked meals to keep children fit and healthy

Humour, fun, songs and stories

Child-led playful learning

A learning environment set up to give children choice and build their independence

Irresistible learning opportunities that develop a deep love of learning

Rich conversation and exploration, which builds children’s confidence and creativity

Sensitive support for children’s emotional development and a focus on building resilience

What makes tiney homes unique?

All home leaders go through a rigorous selection process. We accept less than 15% of applicants.

They get world-class training from education and safeguarding experts.

We visit their home nursery and vet them to standards above and beyond Ofsted.

We work together to deliver a great ongoing tiney home nursery experience.

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