A positive, engaging and high quality childcare provision
River Sea Childcare has been operational since 2017 but was in the making from 2016 when I took a step back from IT and decided to move into the childcare and education sector. My oldest was nearly 2 and I was finding it difficult to secure flexible high quality childcare and as I have always had a passion for childcare I decided to retrain. At the time when I decided to move into childcare, I was engaged in the management of playgroups and community activities and my passion really was in the education sector. I looked at many options but I really liked the home from home environment that childminding provides. I went on a few courses and spent many a late night studying from my Level 3 Home Based Childcare certification and finally became an Ofsted registered childminder in December 2017.
From the outset I have had a clear vision of providing excellent care, encouraging positive parenting and using a balanced approach of child & adult led activities in order to nurture the children in my care. This vision enables all the children to thrive, be the best they can be, be respectful and kind, feel loved & safe, content, able to express themselves, be resilient and overall just have fun. We have high expectations for ourselves and the children in our care as we aim for them all to leave us, prepared for the next steps in their journey, able to face the world with a positive mindset.
My assistant Mouna joined me in 2019, prior to starting with me she had experience of working in a nursery classroom with children aged 3+. The key reason she chose to come and work alongside me was after seeing me deliver a childcare session and realising that she had the same passion and drive to provide high quality childcare to children within Reading that I do. We have been a brilliant team ever since she joined and find that working as a team provides flexibility (no school drop offs/picks ups for little ones when needed) and less disruption (no unnecessary closures for appointments etc...)
What do we provide?
River Sea Childcare offers a positive, engaging, and high quality answer to childcare for your family. We aim to guide all of our children so that they can flourish and achieve everything that they put their minds to.
As a bespoke home-based childcare setting we care for children living and studying in Reading, Berkshire. We provide both full time and part-time childcare for children from birth upwards. If you are looking for a childminder that provides a loving, caring, and fun environment then you have found the right place.
As a secure and stimulating setting, our environment is welcoming and full of activities which keep the minds of our little ones active. Both Mouna and I have a valid DBS check, full paediatric first aid training, suitable childcare certification and conduct regular risk assessments within our setting.
We provide an excellent standard of education and day to day care routines, as we believe that especially in the early years of a child's education, they will primarily learn through play. Our aim as such is to help all children become emotionally secure, confident, and happy.
Full / Part time Childcare
We provide full and part-time childcare for children aged between 0-5 years old in Reading, Berkshire.
We provide homemade meals, a forest school ethos, outings and a strong early years education.
Nearly 10 years of combined experience looking after children, a genuine passion for childcare and a commitment to continuing professional development.
Our food is healthy, nutritious and made from scratch, with organic/fair trade ingredients.
Veg only options are available at every mealtime. Halal meat is used exclusively for all meals.
Space to Learn
Our setting is based in a detached property and has an excellent space per child ratio. We have ample garden space with a dedicated quiet/sleeping space available for all children.
A High Quality
Our setting has been lovingly arranged and thought out. It has a homely feel and is full of lots of high quality resources and equipment for the children to play with and explore both indoors and outdoors.
We are based 3-4 minutes from Royal Berkshire Hospital & Reading University, We are just under 10 minutes away from Reading Station & Green Park and the 5/6/6a/7/21 buses are all local to us.
““Being honest and reliable is not common today, which is why she is so special. My children never want to leave but why would you, with all the toys, outdoor activities and bits and bobs that she does with the children. There is always a new adventure that they will tell me about on the way home. What more could you ask for?””
Maryam Atif - extract from direct review
- Dec 2017
“...an absolute God send I can't recommend her enough, her assistant Mouna is also really lovely and takes really good care of the children ...she is passionate and enthusiastic about their learning and always strives for them to achieve their best. She is like a second mother to all the kids and you can see just how much they all adore her! She is one of a kind in terms of the service that she delivers”
Mrs A Khatoon - extract from childcare.co.uk
- April 2020