Here at Little Munchkins every child is welcome. We strive to provide a warm and safe environment meeting parents, children's and of course Ofsted standards with excellence. Equality is key to our childcare and every child is given the same amount of boundless love, care, attention and devotion.
My name is Tracey Stickland and I have been a registered childminder since Jan 2008. My husband Michael has also been registered since Aug 2010. We are based Borehamwood. We have one child together, Bradley aged 10 who lives at home and two older step sons who no longer live here. We hire assistant April part time who is 17 years old with a valid CBS check and is still studying at college. We all find the job extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Everyone is to be a part of the family.
We offer flexible hours Monday- Friday 7am-6:30pm and transportation can be arranged. The cost of our child care depends on the number of hours and transportation required.
What's Included in Our Care?
Throughout the day we provide the children with breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks suited to their dietary requirements. If parents wish to provide their child/children with their own food we fully support their decision to do so. However we do ask parents to provide formula milk and nappies for their child/children as we do not. We have countless toys for all ages and many arts and crafts to do. For the warmer days we have a big, secure and safe garden with garden toys.
Whilst children are in our care we take pictures of them participating in activities and we stick them in a scrap book with the pictures they drew and made. We write next to these pictures about what we did when the picture was taken. The reason we do this is so that parents can see their child/children's progress and so that when the time comes our care is no longer needed both children and parents have a keepsake of the memories of the time with us.
What do we do with the children?
Almost every day we are out having oodles of fun. We go to a range of places suitable for all ages.
For example Willows farm provides endless activities and things to do whatever the weather. Some of the things we do are as followed; tractor rides, soft play, see and feed farm animals, arts and crafts and much more. Particularly at willows we find that the under twos area offers a great deal of development for little ones. Past mindees have improved greatly at their first steps and words at willows. It is fantastic for the older children too.
During the day when the older children are at school we go to toddler groups and again really does help to improve child development. The children having such freedom allow them to interact with other children making new friends and having the chance to explore and learn from themselves.
Other places we visit are many different soft plays, local parks in suitable weather, museums such as Tring and the RAF to expierience and educate the children. We also go to animal centres like the fish shop the children call "the carrot shop" and cats and dogs homes.
How do we promote learning?
Throughout the child's time with us we try to provide learning as much as possible. Most importantly we promote learning through playing so the children have a positive attitude and outlook to learning. Once developed very basic speech we try getting the little ones to say words common to communication. When they get a bit older and begin to understand what is said and respond appropriately (basic, short sentences) we then teach the alphabet, nursery rhymes, colours, numbers, seasons, days and dates and emotions. With the company of other children little ones speed through learning to talk.
When the time comes their big enough to potty train we put the effort and commitment into getting children out of nappies as quick as possible, but comfortable and appropriate to the child's individual needs.
How can we and parents work together to provide best possible care for children?
When parents come to pick their child up we always notify them about their child/children's progress, concerns and achievements. We have a feedback book that we ask parents to write in every 6 months or so or more frequent if wished to do so. This helps us to know what we do well and what we need to work on.
We want parents to know that they are always welcome to pick up the phone for a chat or come round for a cup of tea. Whatever the issue we are always happy to help, offer advice and to listen in complete confidence.
OBSERVATION, ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
BABIES COME FIRST
PROMOTING POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR
SEF WRITING WORKSHOP
CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING
FIRST AID CERTIFICATE
DIPLOMA IN HOME BASED CHILDCARE UNIT1
DIPLOMA IN HOME BASED CHILDCARE LEVEL 3
HABC LEVEL 2 IN FOOD SAFETY
i am available to work from 7-6:30
|Last Updated: 04/05/2019|
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They have taken care of our son for 4 months, until we have had to move to Coventry, and he was very happy with them. They do very funny activities, and are so lovely with children.
We have been very happy and comfortable with them, our son will miss them.
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