review of Amanda Lane - Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne
I visited Children4us childcare with my children and was impressed with the staff and children there, whilst we were there.
My children were asked if they wanted to join in whilst I was shown around the different rooms and outdoor area where children were watering plants, they had muddy kitchens, sand and water play, and other outdoor equipment which children were able to choose, they were all happy in their environment,
I was shown what they did during the day, what they ate there was a lady in the kitchen cooking a hot meal for the children,.
I was given polices and procedures to read through, I was there when a parent came to pick their child up and was told what there child had done all day, when they had, had a nap, nappy changes this was all documented down on a daily diary sheet, there was a register which parent and staff signed children in and out which was evident as this parent had signed and I also had signed the visitors book.
There is a menu clearly showing in the reception area for the week what’s for snacks (healthy options) what is for meals which covered vegetarians and different cultures what was impressive was it was the same meal just in different options to cater for all the children’s needs, the menus are changed weekly to give a variety and i was shown the last 2 months previously so I could see the variety of meals which were given.
Children have a journal which clearly shows all that they do and covers all areas of the early years curriculum with observations to track their development and next steps. And any concerns of development, which is evident through photographs and written documentation.
Staff were warm and welcoming to both my children and myself.
My children didn’t want to leave needless to say I have signed up!
My children have already asked are they going tomorrow!
I am very pleased and relieved that I have found Children4us Childcare it’s exactly how you want to feel as a parent and i am also a teacher,
they are also reasonably priced and flexible with shift work and working families I highly recommend them.
You will not be disappointed.