Childminder in St Leonards On Sea

My Summary

Ofsted Registered Hover for information Overnight Care
First Aid Training CRB Check Hover for information
Newborn Experience Full Driving Licence
Own Car School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Terri i'm happily married to Ahmet and have 2 children. I am currently running a child-minding Nursery called Little Dolphins which provides lots of activites to help your child develop.

We have recentey had an Ofsted Inspection on 14th August 2012 and we were given OUTSTANDING !! in all areas which we are happy to give you a copy on request since achieving this we have become a Nursery in a homely environment, this is due to the number of staff within the setting.

I have been CRB checked and ofsted registered for 8 years, I also work along side my husband Ahmet who also has been registered for 7 years,
we do also have 3 assistants Zoe ,Alex and Serena who all work part-time

we enjoy going out on day trips to local parks, clambers, zoo's and much more, we have a 15 seater mini bus so we can all go out together and have lots o fun !!!

My Experience

As a child iv'e always wanted to work with children, so went to college to achive this and went out to many nurserys on work placements,
mean time I have had 2 children once the youngest had started school, I decided to to a course pre-school practice level 2 and while doing this I became a registered childminder, and enjoyed it so much that once I had passed the course i decided to carry on with my own buisness, and with my husbands support we achived this together.

My Qualifications

We have all done various courses inc.
First Aid, Last compleated in may 2012 by myself and our assistant Zoe
Child Protection level 1+2
ICP introduction to childminding practice,
I've completed :Telling the story ;Toolkit for childminders in Dec 2009 Also Summative Assessment and Transition Point Briefing for childminders which was at the same time
All of us have completed the launchpad of quality for childminders in August 2010.
I went to college and achived a diploma in childcare. also I've done a pre-school practice level 2 and level 3 Diploma in home base child care
Ahmet has just achieved his level 3 in Children & Young People's Workforce Qualification, and Zoe has started hers.
Serena has also got a level 3 and going on various courses
EYFS- early years foundation stage
Ahmet has completed Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Ahmet, Alex,Zoe and myself have recently updated and Completed the Childminder Observation, Assessment, planning & Evaluation Toolkit in May 2013

Ahmet and myself have just compleated 0-36 months child development completed Dec 2013 and I have become a senco for our setting (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) compleated March 2012.

We Are always looking at achiving more courses to keep up-to-date with the legal requirements

I am pleased to say I have also just completed a foundation degree in early years and education which is level 5 in childcare and staying on at university to do the BA Hons which lasts 2 years I shall be starting this September 2014

My Availability

We have full-time and part-time vaccancies avalible from September 2014 and taking booking for these dates now with a small deposit,
although we dont have under 5 vaccancies we do for school age children and offer school pick-up at various local schools please email/phone for more details.

we also accept the EYEE Funding for 3-4 year olds and Parents that can qualify for 2 year funding which is 15 hours free childcare per week, from the goverment as we are Quality Assured.

If you wish to come around and have a look please get in contact.

My Fees

We charge £3.75p/h for the first child and £3.00 for siblings,
we open from 7am-6.30pm but also offer care after 6.30pm if required as we like to be flexible around parents shift / work pattens .
also we accept payments form colleges (Care to learn) and any kind of voucher systems you recieve from work.

we offer an over night childcare too please ask for detais.
we do also offer a pick-up and drop-off service for 75p per mile which gives parents a bit more flexiblity.

Reviews

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5 stars
Best childcare around!

My 3 children have attended little dolphins for the last 4 years, 2 of them having been full time for this time and my elder was for 2 years. They are now at school and little dolphins collect them from school for me and look after them until I finish work. I am certain they have grown into the confident little people they are due to the excellent care they've received. Any problems have always been discussed promptly and resolved easily. My eldest son has problems with learning and behaviour but has always been well accommodated for and nurtured, as are all the children in little dolphins care.

by on 14/09/2013

5 stars
Brilliant childcare

My son has been with Little Dolphins since the age of 8 months and is now 6. He always looks forward to going and enjoys the variety of activities on offer and also the range of ages that attend. All staff are welcoming and helpful. The service they offer is brilliant as I work shifts and they are always flexible in line with my shifts.
I have and will continue to recommend them to friends and family.

by on 28/03/2013

5 stars
The Best Childminders!

We have had our two sons with Little Dolphins for 2 years - they have been more than happy coming here, they love it!
Terri and Ahmet are so lovely, very kind, caring and flexible when we need them to be.
They take them on fun days out, make brilliant things with them, grow flowers, vegetables - so much!
Thank you guys x

by on 02/09/2012

5 stars
The perfect childcare couple

I have been using Terri and Ahmets services for 3 years now to take my daughter to school. On occassions she has also spent time with them when I've needed it (especially in school holidays !!!!) My daughter absolutely adores them and their family, and loves going to theirs when she can. They are a wonderful couple who are both great with my daughter. If your situation changes they always try and accomodate your needs. They are more than just a childminding service, they make you feel like you are their friend too. I couldn't have wished for a better couple to trust with the most precious thing in my life.
They are worth every penny

by on 18/11/2011

5 stars
Excellent

My daughter has been going to little dolphins 2yrs and she loves it her development has come on so much since going there she wakes excited to go

staff are friendly and reliable cant believe how good they are

by on 11/11/2011

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