I am a mummy to my two sons years and daughter, we all live together with my husband, 2 Cavalier King Charles spaniels and a Jack Russell cross Shitzu in our familly home in South Witham.
I was brought up in Stamford and attended Stamford High School then University in Chelmsford.
When my son was 10 months old I returned to work and had no option but to seek childcare. Having tried a nursery for a short period we changed to a childminder – My son settled much quicker and we found it was more of a homely environment.
Knowing what I looked for in a childminder; I provide reassurance to parents with the happy, friendly, safe, stimulating and fun environment children receive whilst in my care..
I have been Ofsted registered since January 2010. In my recent inspection March 2014, I proudly received an Outstanding grade throughout.
I deliver the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) in partnership with nurseries and reception classes. I am a member of Pacey which provide ongoing training and support.
I provide educational and creative activities for the children and have a large choice of toys, puzzles, books and games to suit all ages. I have many outdoor toys and games including a two storey wooden playhouse and have been fortunate to have received an outdoor grant from Lincolnshire county council, so where possible like to take the children outside to play - which many prefer.
As part of my setting pedagogy, working in collaboration with parents of the children I care for, is paramount to reinforce and optimism learning. Much of our play and learning is sensory based and involves child led exploration, with as much outdoor and woodland fun as possible. Having the Forest School leadership training will also enable me to enhance children's learning in the outdoor woodland environment.
I am a member of the Childminding Network and deliver EYE to 3 and 4 years olds, allowing parents to claim up to 30 hours of care free through the government.
Ofsted Outstanding grade March 2014
Distinction Arts Foundation Degree In Professional Studies ( Early Years)
Undertaking top up year BA hons in Professional Studies ( Early Years) to be completed May 2020
Undertaking Level 3 Leadership in Forest school To be completed October 2019
Level 2 Undrestanding common childhood illnesses 05/2019
Paediatric Emergency First Aid for Children and Babies 03/2019
Childhood Obesity and Henry V2
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Foundation V3
The Common Assessment Framework/Lead Professional/Information Sharing/ Contact Point V2
Introduction to Childcare Practise (home – based)
Food Safety 1
Food Safety 2
Celebrating Twos and Threes
NVQ Level 3 diploma in Children's & Young Peoples Workforce.
Safeguarding Children in Lincolnshire
Tracking Childrens Progress
Both myself and my husband have had the enhanced CRB check carried out.
7.00am – 6.00pm weekdays.
I am fairly flexible with hours as long as this is agreed in advance.
Currently I am available to pick up and drop off at the following schools:
Please do ask if I do not cover your required school/ playgroup I may have space and time available to do so
|Last Updated: 19/08/2019|
- Childminding from £3.90 per hour
Busy Totts Childminding Fees:
7.00am – 6.00pm - £3.85 per hour
If your child has an evening meal - £2.00 towards the cost.
Any antisocial and emergency care £6.00 per hour.
2 year funding available subject to government criteria.
3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 30 hours per week free of charge. Monday to Friday term time only. Should you wish to make use of your entitlement within my setting these hours will be free of charge.
My Local Schools
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- DBS Check (added 11/09/2017)
- Basic Disclosure Check (added 11/09/2017)
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