54 Holmwood Avenue
South Croydon



020 8651 1819

07970 669526


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7.30am - 6.00pm

Flexible days or out of hours care available upon request.


Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted 2015/2016.

Hi there. My name is Usha and together with my husband, Sedrick we work together as a husband and wife childminding team. We are both Ofsted registered and work from home in a loving, caring environment.

We are also the very proud parents of 5 lovely children.

We are committed to the welfare and development of all the children in our care and will ensure that the environment the child enters will be safe, warm, friendly and mentally stimulating.

We are also part of the Croydon Childminding Network (Quality Assured, and ‘Children Come First’ Scheme) which is a nationally recognised scheme developed in partnership with the Department for Education & Skills and Ofsted.

We work as a partnership and together provide an excellent level of childcare service. We have both been individually graded as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.


Please contact us for vacancies letting me know what type of care you require. Also unsocial or flexible hours are available upon request.


We have many policies that give each child the best possible start in life.

They are available for all parents and carers to see at any time.

Accidents and medication

We will only administer medication or treatment to children if it has been discussed with the parents and prior written consent has been given. This is in case your child has any allergies that we are not aware of.

Any accidents or treatments given will be recorded in a book with parents signatures acknowledging the entry.

When out and about

We have a full drivers license and appropriate insurance/MOT certificate (all of which can be viewed).

Parents/Carers are to sign a consent form to allow us to transport the children in our car.  We also have public liability insurance covered  by Royal & Sun Alliance.

Around the house

We have a first aid kit, smoke alarms fitted on all floors, a fire blanket & extinguishes. Also an electronic carbon monoxide detector placed accordingly.

Fire drills held with older children at least once a month.

We encourage children to be confident, independent and develop their own self-esteem. We organise regular visits to toddler groups, childminder ‘Stay & Play’ groups, local parks, libraries, children's centres and soft play centres which include plenty of indoor/outdoor activities.

We have a separate play room in the house containing a ‘little tykes’ playhouse, play kitchen, ball pond plus a range of equipment to suit all ages.

We have a large garden-grassed area and patio area. The grassed area includes a baby swing, slide and space to enjoy an outdoor picnic with the children.

There is a patio area for children to enjoy outdoor toy's, trikes, sand pit, etc. There is also a planting area. There is also an area where children can sit and eat al-fresco style (garden furniture: table, chairs, sun canopy etc).

Walks and outings are also a regular part of our day with trips to the park and other local attractions (weather permitting).

About - Emma Durrant - Childminder - Benfleet - Essex



A little about us and our setting

• First Steps into Childminding

• Paediatric First Aid Certificate

• Birth to 3 Matters (parts A and B)

• Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 and 3

• Food Safety and Nutrition

• Infection Control

• Early Years Foundation Stage Workshop

• DHC-Cache Level 3 (Diploma in Home-Based Childcare)

• Getting it Right for Boys

• Supporting Children's Learning using ICT

• We also hold certificates for charity donation's.

• Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

• Level 2 in Health and Safety

• SENCO - Inclusion Handbook Training


Babies & young children are extra vulnerable because they have no awareness of danger and cannot control their environment. They are totally dependant on us when they are in our care to make their world safe. We need to be aware of their safety within our home as well as when traveling.

We follow strict safety and hygiene guidelines on a daily basis ensuring that the best possible care is taken of your child. This goes also with regard to food and drink.


Usha Child - Childminder - South Croydon