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Childminder in Brighton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2013 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login Sep 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hello and a very warm welcome from Apple Tree Childcare. My name is Kate Childs and I have been childminding since 2007. I now run Apple Tree Nursery School from my home and its beautiful surroundings in the leafy village of Ovingdean, Brighton. Apple Tree Montessori Nursery School in Rottingdean and Gingerbread Day Nursery in Saltdean.

All childcare is provided either within our premises or the extensive outdoor play area and gardens. Your child’s safety is always of primary importance to us and our home has therefore been designed with young children fully in mind. Situated on the coastline, we are just 10 minutes walk away from some lovely beaches, a number of parks and the historic village of Rottingdean.

We provide a highly personable and flexible childcare service that we are certain you will be delighted with. Here are some of the reasons why we believe our childcare service is best for both you and your child:

· Highest quality, local childcare service within a home based environment

· Very flexible, full time working hours from 8am to 6pm, all year round

· All children aged 3 months to 5 years welcome

· Specialist provision and environment for babies aged 3 months or more

· Ideal alternative to a nursery - your child benefits from a highly stimulating, nurturing environment and collaborative / structured play with up to eight other children (but without excessively large groups as is often the case in nurseries)

· Generous staff to child ratios - not more than three children per member of staff.

· Extremely personable service tailored to your child's needs

· Highly focused on outings, garden based activities, plenty of fresh air and growing up green

· Your child's personal development is based upon plenty of real life, outdoor based activities and outings, not just nursery based play

· Your child’s development is fully structured, based upon the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework

· Ongoing observations regarding your child’s development and progress reports provided each term

· Pick up service available from local schools and nurseries in Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Roedean, Saltdean and surrounding areas

· Homemade and healthy food

· Bi-lingual, we can offer Russian based language development for your child if you require

· Exceptional, value for money childcare

· Resident Early Years Teacher (highest possible qualification in childcare)

· Safe, caring, nurturing

· Highly professional

My Experience

More then 10 years experience working on my own and building new business Apple Tree Nursery Schools. We have 3 settings in Deans Area and have spaces available in all 3 of them. Apple Tree Childcare in Ovingdean, Apple Tree Montessori Nursery School in Rottingdean and Gingerbread Day Nursery in Saltdean.

My Qualifications

I have obtained the highest possible qualification in childcare (Early Years Teacher) and am both Ofsted and Local Authority registered.

I also believe that it's vitally important to maintain childminder to child ratios that are significantly more generous than those stated within government guidelines or those provided by the vast majority of nurseries. You can therefore rest assured that your child's personal safety and development is always in the best possible hands.

My Availability

1 full or part time space available.

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Last Updated: 30/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

From £5 an hour.

My Local Schools

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