My name is Juliana and I would like to welcome you to the Wonderland Childminding. I live with my husband Yury and my daughter Alice (yes, this is why we are called Wonderland).
Being loving and responsible parents we tried to find Alice the best day care but despite there are a lot of nurseries in Canary Wharf area with good and outstanding Ofsted reports none of them was providing the desired combination of quality services and reasonable price. Therefore, I decided to establish my own childcare are to make my dreams come true.
Before starting the Wonderland Childminding I have been working as an IT Business Analyst, it was a great experience as I was working with different people on different projects. I travelled a lot and I have seen a lot of interesting places, countries and had an experience that for sure have enriched my life. Also, I have a BA degree in Computer Science and MA degree in Science (Business Information Systems).
At the moment I am completing my studies in the Level 4 Early Years Childcare (birth to Seven) and Montessori Educator.
I am constantly trying to improve my knowledge and be aware of all the latest trends of learning and development as well as traditional teaching, playing and making children happy. The courses I have completed so far are as follows:
• Paediatrics First Aid Course (renewed every 3 years)
• Child Nutrition and Cooking by Stanford University
• Children Cognitive Development
• Managing Children Behaviour and Expectations of Behaviour
• Level 2 Food Health and Safety for Catering
• Children Safeguarding
• Delivering the EYFS
• Supporting Children Emotional Wellbeing
• Supporting children with English as Additional Language
• Raising Multilingual Children
And for sure I have a great understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage to teach children and help them to develop and grow in to happy confident children in a safe and caring environment. As a loving parent myself I know how important it is to find superb quality child care for your children.
I aim to provide a setting that both children and parents will love and enjoy.
Wonderland Childminding offers a caring home from home environment, whilst following the curriculum of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Our home is a ground floor flat with patio facing the Thames river. The area is very safe and quiet and there is a Thames river pathway just behind the patio. It is such a great place to watch the boats and ships, feed the seagulls and play active games in the peaceful environment. We also have a small herbs and flowers garden on our patio, sand and water play facilities.
Both Island Gardens park, the Mudchute park and farm as well as Millwall Park are in 8-10 minutes’ walk. There are some child-safe playgrounds nearby the settling as well as Isle of Dogs Children Center with great indoor play area. We also attend Greenwich playground, National Maritime Museum and Observatory, Docklands Museum, Cutty Sark and other places of interest.
In regards with indoor place, the children will have access to two rooms of our flat as well to the kitchen and bathroom facilities. One of the rooms is a larger play room with construction toys, puzzles, board games, books and craft accessories. This room has a door to the patio and outdoor play area. This is the main room and most of the day time activities will be held there. Another room is a small Quiet Room and free play room with different toys and materials. This is the room that is used as a bedroom during Nap/Quiet times by the children who require a nap. This room is equipped with blinds and has some bean bags and cosy pillows.
Both rooms are totally child-proof. On the kitchen we will have cooking and bakery lessons as well as some messy craft and art activities. Do not worry, the kitchen is child-proof as well and children being there will be supervised all of the time. And of course, we will spend a lot of time in the patio and outdoor play area.