Childminder in Hastings

Female 45 years old Non-smoker Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Mar 2017 Last Login 31 Aug 2017 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I am married with an eleven year old daughter, Hollie and have twins boys, Ben and Max who will be 5 shortly. We live in St Helen's Road, Hastings within walking distance of Alexandra Park, local schools and the beach.

I have been inspected by Ofsted and was graded overall "GOOD".

My house is bright and child-friendly with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to play and a downstairs toilet. I have lots of fun toys for all ages; musical instruments, large wooden blocks, games, puzzles, role-play kitchen and play food, dolls, cars, dressing up clothes, lego etc. Children also enjoy arts and craft and cooking. We celebrate different events throughout the year with fun activities. Children have their own art folder and also can take their craft bits home at the end of the day to show parents.

I can take the children to toddler groups, across the road to Alexandra Park, the library for story time or childminder sessions for messy play activities. The beach is a short 15 minute walk away. I have a secure garden with a large play area to include a sandpit and large brick built playhouse and a large lawned area with a mud and sand mixing station for plenty of messy play.

I follow the Early Years Foundation stage to encourage learning and development through play. Children have their own journals which provides a little window into their world whilst at my setting with information on what they have eaten, naps taken and photos of activities and how they link to learning and development. I promote healthy eating throughout the day.

I can drop off and collect from local schools and preschools.

From September 2017, I will be able to provide funded spaces/free early years education for 3 and 4 year olds, and registered also to provide free early education for two year olds (FEET) with East Sussex County Council.

My Experience

I am a Ofsted registered childminder with six years experience of childminding, I have a family of three which includes twins, so I have experience of caring for mutiples.

My Qualifications

I have completed the CHiP Childminder course and have completed Paediatric First Aid certificate with St. John's Ambulance in February 2016. I have also refreshed my "Safeguarding" training in February 2016.

I have a qualification in "CACHE Level 3, Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce" completed in 2011.

I regularly attend training. Some of the recent workshops I have attended are "Connecting Children to Nature", "Boys, Understanding and Improving Practice for Home Based Child carers", and The revised early Years Foundation Stage workshop.

Last year, I received my certificate for my Quality Assurance Accreditation with Surrey County Council.

My Availability

We have recently relocated from Surrey to Hastings, and therefore I currently have vacancies as follows:

Three full-time spaces for early years age group: 0-4/5 years

I also have vacancies for before and afterschool care from surrounding schools.

My hours are 07.30 to 6.00pm but I can be flexible and can work to 6.30pm if needed or earlier in the morning.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/04/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please contact me for fees

My Local Schools

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