Esther Barber

tiney childminder

Esther Barber

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Esther’s tiney home nursery

House・Outdoor space・Playroom・Sleeping area・Quiet road・Pets・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas・Wheelchair accessible・Meals provided・Easy parking

Pricing

£50 a day

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Ages

Under 1s, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5+ years

Availability

Open all year

Opening Hours

07:00 to 18:00

About this home

My tiney home nursery has a ‘home from home’ vibe, with enabling environments, where children can access their chosen activities freely and independently. I love to see children flourish physically, academically, socially and emotionally. I adapt my tiney home activities to reflect each individual child’s needs, creating a holistic approach to their development.

About our tiney childminder

I have been working with children for the last 10 years. Firstly, working in a small Montessori nursery where I gained my Montessori Diploma, then as a foster carer, working with children from varied backgrounds from aged 3 up to 14 years. Through fostering I have accumulated and topped up a vast amount of knowledge of child development, attachment, trauma, behavioural issues, first aid, and coping mechanisms. I provide Montessori influences in my tiney home nursery.

Unique highlights

Montessori trained

Montessori Early Education Diploma

NCFE CACHE LVL 3 Home based childcare

Good sized, secure and private garden

tiney is an Ofsted Registered Childminder Agency, licensed to train, support and quality assure childminders. Read Ofsted Report

DBS checked and verified

including all household members over 16

Paediatric First Aid trained

in accordance with Ofsted requirements

Annual QA inspection

in accordance with EYFS, Safeguarding & Welfare requirements

Verified in person

By Ofsted registered Childminder Agency, tiney

EYFS practitioner

in the social and educational development of 0-5 year olds

Fully trained by tiney

including Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, FGM and Duty to prevent

GP health & MASH (Multi-agency safeguarding hub) checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses

Read Esther Barber's latest Quality Assurance Report

Location

Easy access to the A229, A20, M20 and M2

In this neighbourhood

I live in a quiet village, with a local park and lots of walks either in the woods, along open footpaths, or around the vineyards. Within short car trips there are many country parks, play areas, a library and other attractions. St Mark’s school is a 2 minute walk away, and there are a collection of other primary schools within 5-10 minutes drive.

Mote Park

Kent life

Cobtree Manor Park

What others are saying about this home...

Cathy

Esther Barber was our son's foster carer for 5 months. She was his only carer and had the unenviable job of consoling a 3 year old who had a very unfortunate start in life. Esther did a wonderful job of consoling him and bringing him on emotionally and academically with all forms of education. Esther managed to coax our son out of his shell in a kind and considerate way while getting him prepared for the hard transition to our family. Esther spent hours with one to one care with him painting, cooking and playing. We are forever grateful to Esther and her family for all their hard work in looking after our son and would happily recommend Esther for her hard work and kind ways. Our son still holds a special part in his heart for Esther and her family and still loves to visit.

Laura

Esther has looked after my two girls who are 4 and 2 numerous times. I knew she would be great due to her previous nursery and fostering experience. She made the girls feel so welcome and everytime I collect them they tell me how much of a great time they have had and activities they have been up too. I would highly recommend.

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