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Yvonne Clare Mezza

I am an Ofsted registered childminder, but also a qualified Primary School Teacher, and am passionate about young children's learning. I have a three-year-old daughter and, as a working mum, I have experienced first hand having to leave my little girl in order to go to work and I know how important it is to feel confident you have chosen the right person.  We all want our little ones to feel safe and confident enough to explore, learn and thrive while we are working.  If you think your child might enjoy joining me and our little band of little learners, or you would just like to know more about what I can offer, please contact me via this page or using the e-mail address below. 


Some of the activities on offer: 


Since local playgroups and the library are currently not available, we are making full use of Swanley Park, Scadbury and other outdoor spaces.  We occasionally visit The Great Outdoors, Christmas Tree Farm and are planning other day trips for the coming term.  We go out somewhere most mornings and the afternoons are mostly spent at home playing with our many toys, reading and listening to stories, getting creative with Arts and Crafts, exploring our senses with messy play or dressing up.  We have also been growing fruit and veg and exploring the garden, which has a slide, fairy castle, some edible and aromatic plants and flowers and a new, bespoke mud kitchen, complete with running water, as well as several ride on toys, a work bench and a lawn mower.


Qualifications:


Ofsted Registered


First Aid Trained


Full DBS Certificate


Qualified Teacher


Level 3 Childminding Certificate

Who to contact

Contact Name
Yvonne Mezza
Contact Position
Childminder

Where to go

Address
Swanley
Kent
Postcode
BR8
Notes

I live with my husband, 3-year old daughter and two gentle, friendly cats, in a 3 bedroomed house with a modest and child-friendly garden.  We are in a quiet close in Swanley, close to local amenities and within easy walking distance of Horizon, St Barholomew's and St Mary's Primary Schools.   We have plenty of parking on the driveway for parents at drop-off and pick-up times.  I am insured to take children out in the car but also have a double buggy for more local trips.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 4 month(s) to 12 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Tuesday 07:30 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 17:30
Friday 07:30 17:30
Other Availability
If you need something slightly outside of these hours, do please still get in touch as we may be able to come to an arrangement.

I currently am not open on Mondays and am full for pre-schoolers on Thursdays. I have one vacancy for a pre-school aged child on all other days. If demand is sufficient and with enough notice, I would consider opening on Mondays as well, so if you require Mondays and you like the look of us, do still get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities.

I have space for school aged children Tuesday to Friday for pick ups and drop offs within walking distance.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Schools covered
St Mary's CEP School
Horizon Primary Academy
St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School
Details
Might consider other schools but these are my closest ones.
Cost(s)
Cost details
The hourly rate includes meals and snacks. Parents/carers please provide nappies
baby milk and sun cream.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
5
Vacancies Details
I hope to open soon after February Half Term but exactly when will depend on demand as I need to continue working at my current job until I have enough places filled. I have space for school aged children Tuesday to Friday for pick ups and drop offs within walking distance.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 2
5 8 3
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
29/01/2020
Facilities
Cot Room, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Languages, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Stories
Other facilities information
The internet is only available for homework, or supervised educational games at specific, limited, times after school.
Notes

 I currently am not open on Mondays and am full for pre-schoolers on Thursdays.  I have one vacancy for a pre-school aged child on all other days.  If demand is sufficient and with enough notice, I would consider opening on Mondays as well, so if you require Mondays and you like the look of us, do still get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities.

I have space for school aged children Tuesday to Friday for pick ups and drop offs within walking distance.

Languages Spoken:
Italian, French, English
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2569295
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Parents whose children attend under the 30 hours free entitlement will be asked to pay for meals and snacks and any regular local groups or facilities, such as The Great Outdoors, since these are not covered by the funding.

Service status

Status
Open

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