My name is Karen Duffey and I run Little Owls Childcare. I am married with two grown up sons and am based close to Fairfield library, I have a dedicated playroom and a large living room/conservatory downstairs which the children also have access to. Outdoors we have a large patio area, in addition to our garden. On the patio we have a large covered pergola which enables the children to access the outdoors in all weathers. We have two dogs, however they usually disappear when the children arrive each morning!!
I have been childminding for 19 years and work alone within my setting as I feel this gives me more one to one time with the children I provide care for, enabling a more personal relationship to develop in a home from home environment rather than operating as a larger setting.
I am OFSTED registered, a member of Stockton Borough Council's Childminder Network and to simplify things I follow the EYFS using an electronic learning journal to send photos and details of our activities each week so that parents and other family members can see what we have been doing, this also allows families to add their own pictures for us to look at together and gives the children a link to their home life and experiences by allowing them to see and talk about their home and family.
I hold a paediatric first aid certificate, along with anaphylaxis training, food hygiene and safeguarding. I regularly update all essential training in line with Ofsted requirements. I recently returned to study and completed a course at Teesside University - 'Working with Children and Families'. I have also undertaken training online via both The Open University and The University of Strathclyde - 'Caring for vulnerable children'
My opening hours are 8am - 5pm.
|Last Updated: 17/08/2019|
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