My name is Silvana Hembrey and I live in Wimbledon with my family: I am a Merton Quality Assured Childminder Ray, my husband; I have 2 sons Nicholas 33 and Thomas 19. I am originally from Yorkshire with an Italian/Polish background . My first language is English and i have a very get up and go type of personality which reflects in my daily routines with the children in my care!! Ray my Husband is a I.T Consultant
Nicholas my eldest son,works at St Georges Hospital as a Clinical Information Manager,Nicholas attended Wimbledon College School
Thomas is in his first year at The Royal Holloway University studying Geography and History,he attended the London Oratory School
I realised becoming an OFSTED childminder was the career for me when my sons’ friends referred to my home as their second home!! and was always in demand to babysit for friends,and hosting lots of sleepovers when my sons where younger!!,
If you are looking for a more personal setting with more focus on your child,I offer a Home from Home enviroment ,but with the same learning opportunities offered by a Nursery or Pre-School,I have an intake of 3 pre-school children ,
I have lots of experience bringing up my own children and children within my care ,this has given me an insight into the daily demands and support parents are looking for in childcare, flexibility of hours,knowing your child is happy within their childcare setting, knowing they are having a wonderful day.,In my previous career my children attended Childminders so I have experience of the expectations parents have of looking for good quality childcare.
I have a simple and effective ethos that when a child enters into my home they feel happy, secure and free to express themselves with confidence. I encourage each child’s personality to shine through.
I am passionate about making the Early years experience for each child in my care a solid foundation for future learning
I follow the EYFS and OFSTED guidelines in all areas of learning and am committed to a high standard of care and attention to each child and their individual needs,
I have SEN experience with Autism/ADHD
I am a member of the Pre-School Alliance and am in ,line with the educational needs of the age groups I care for
I restrict my intake to 3 pre-school children per day, or session which ensures that each child receives high quality individual care my setting suits parents who are looking for a smaller setting
I work closely with all families of the children I care for and do my best to incorporate parents’ values and preferences into the day-to-day schedule.
We visit Playgroups,Soft Play,Parks,Museums,Play Dates and have structured activities and free playtime,its important for children in my care to have plenty of opportunties to socialize and visit many different settings
The ground floor of my home is completely dedicated to childminding - its spacious and free flowing into the garden, allowing the children to move from room to room with no restrictions. All rooms have child safety features and each is well thought out with activities and a multitude of resources to suit each child’s age group. The children can also enjoy the use of the all-weather child-friendly garden.
I am open 47 weeks per year Monday to Thursday, excluding Bank Holidays,and am closed between Christmas and New Year,I can also cater for Term Time only and Ad Hoc Childcare for Freelance parents depending on space availability
I offer the 15 Hour Funding for 3 to 4 yr olds
OFSTED GOOD with Outstanding elements OFSTED inspection Feb 2018
My inspection report can be viewed on the OFSTED WEBSITE
“Silvana is extremely caring but not only that, she has as much of an interest in your child’s development as you do. She has so many resources and does lots of different activities. My son brings home things he has been making all the time and she has also been helping him with his speech development”