Mary Peto

I am married to my husband Graham and we have lived in Croydon all our lives and have attended the local schools. Up to recently Graham worked for the Department for Children Schools and Families, he now works as a consultant and will be our assistant when needed in our childcare setting. We have two children both girls, who have now left home to begin their journey of independence. Our eldest daughter Katy who will be working with me has been married for three years, our younger daughter Elizabeth is now working as a theatre director in Bolton.

I have over 20 years of experience in working with young children. I managed a pre-school for over eight year within that time we achieved an outstanding Ofsted inspection. I have worked with other professionals outside the setting and have built up a good relationships with the Early Learning and Primary Prevention Team Croydon Early Intervation Support Service and professional association for childcare and early years (PACEY) and Pacey local.

I have experience working with children with additional needs and have been on regular training courses to support my personal development and every day practice in a childcare setting. I have now decided to work from home with my daughter bringing my vast amount of training and knowledge delivering a high. Quality of care and education for children from three months through to school age.

Qualifications and Experience

  • National childminders Association (NCMA) mandatory childminding training
  • Foundation Degree in Early childhood studies
  • Advance diploma in childcare and education
  • NVQ level 3 in childcare and education
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 in safe guarding children
  • SENCO (special educational need coordinator trained)
  • I have level 1 in SAPERE physiology for children
  • Tracking children's Progress training
  • Every child a talker (ECAT) training
  • Connecting with babies
  • Training on tour Boys learning
  • Letter sounds through music
  • Autism Training
  • Current pediatric first aid certificate
  • Managing medicines certificate
  • Fire awareness and fire warden training
  • Level 2 health and safety certificate at work
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic food hygiene certificate.
  • Developing Communication through Music
  • Caring for School aged Children
  • Food allergies
  • Raising development concerns to parents
  • Promoting positive behavior
  • An introduction to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • E-Safety - risks to children

Katy Ruiz Aguilar

I have been married for 9 years, I live in Orpington, but will be working with my mother at her home in the Croydon area.

I have 10 years of experience in working with young children. After leaving school at 16 I studied for 2 years at Croydon college gaining two childcare qualifications. My first appointment in Early Learners day nursery, was working with young babies from three months. I specialized in this age group for nearly a year. During this time I gained a vast amount of experience and was able to support the young babies growth, development and learning through many different experiences which I planned for them.

I continued to gain further knowledge and experience when I progressed to a room leader in the next age group from one year to two. Some of the my duties were to over see the staff working in the room, ensuring they were supporting the children in their care. I helped develop educational plans for individual children, and worked closely in partnership with parents.

I worked in a large nursery called Teddies I was promoted to senior room leader and now had the responsibility of two rooms. I supervised six staff and work closely to ensure the care and education meets the Early Years Foundation stage framework. I organised staff rota's to ensure staff ratios are correct throughout the day. I had the responsibility of greeting the parents at the beginning and at the end of the day when I opened and locked up the building.

Over the years I have worked in four completely different setting and attended many different training courses to enhance my personal development. This has enabled me to gain different prospective on how different approaches can be used to support children's care, development and education.

Now I have decided to put this expertise together with my mothers vast amount of experience and training, to work as a childcare professional from home. I believe we can offer parents the peace of mind that there children will be getting high quality care and good grounding in their education, which will be essential when they start main stream school.

Qualifications and Experience

  • National Childminders Association (NCMA) mandatory childminding training.
  • CCE - Child Care and Education
  • DNN - Diploma in Nursery Nursing
  • Safe Guarding Children.
  • Current pediatric first aid certificate and First aid at work
  • SENCO - Special Educational Needs
  • Epi Pens, Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Level 2 Health and Safety
  • Basic food hygiene certificate.
  • Caring for School aged Children
  • Food allergies
  • An introduction to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • E-Safety - risks to children