Hi my name is Jodie Cook, I live with my husband Kieron who is a driving instructor and our 2 teenage sons. We live in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Folkestone and Hawkinge with our friendly spaniels.
We have a new, purpose built playroom in our garden which has underfloor heating, kitchen, bathroom, indoor apparatus with slide and a big selection of toys, games and activities. Outside there is an enclosed garden with artificial grass in which there is a lovely new outdoor messy kitchen, home made water play wall, ball shoots and sandpit for year round play as well as lots of resources for balancing, climbing and having fun. We have 3/4 of an acre of garden and go on nature walks around the grounds. We can see horses, cows, geese and sheep in neighbouring fields, there is always something to look at and explore!
More recently we have expanded our outdoor space with an adjoining second garden with more of a woody rustic feel, it has lots to explore, a rope bridge, bamboo xylophone, a twig wam house, gardening area, a teletubby hill with a big slide coming off it, a bird feeding station, tree stumps and long branches to sit on, trees for shade and to run around under, we build pretend fires, plant flowers, have music and story time up there, and so much more.
I work with another childminder and assistants.
Camille is a registered childminder at her own home but helps here too part time, she is granny to two gorgeous little boys and has hundreds of fun games ready to be played!
Two or three of us work together each day depending on numbers and really enjoy what we do.
I have been working in childcare since my children were born as I wanted a career to fit around them. For over 10 years I managed all the crèches for the Dover and Folkestone Children's Centres. Ten years ago I started the company Childcare2go and continued the Children Centre crèches with a great team of ladies!
I have now been childminding at home for over 4 years, we have lots of activities going on throughout the day with never a dull moment!
I have NVQ 4 in Childcare, learning and development
paediatric first aid
basic food hygiene
I have also trained as a designated child protection officer
We have space at the moment.
Also please note we are unable to do any school pick ups.
|Last Updated: 07/08/2019|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
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Absolutely incredible. Can't speak highly enough of Jodie and Kieron and the lovely ladies that help. Our son has come on leaps and bounds since going to Jodie's, his speech is improving everyday as well as his social skills. They spend the day doing so many fun activities with the children and he genuinly can't wait to go - it's hard to get him away at the end of the day! The setting is beautiful and very well looked after. After a difficult experience before finding Jodie, I struggled leaving my son again and I can't thank them enough for what they did for us as a family and for welcoming us as they did. When asked who my son's best friend is it's always 'Jodie!' they have a fantastic relationship. I can't recommend them enough - you won't be disappointed and I will always be grateful for everything they have done for my son.
Cannot recommend Jodie and her team enough. Our Son absolutely loves going, they’re always creating, making, baking and doing other fun and interesting things, he has learned so much from being there. I’m so glad we found them and that our little one has such a happy and fun time.
Thank you 😊
Jodie and her team are extraordinarily good. We entrusted our son to them over a year and never once had any concerns or doubts. The level of care and attention is so high, it is like leaving your child with a member of the family. The setting is beautiful, surrounded by countryside and with a sparkling purpose-built cabin with it's own little garden. Jodie's approach is child-led, she doesn't enforce learning but creates an environment where it happen naturally. Our son's confidence and social skills blossomed in her care. Jodie is also very conscious and responsive to different parenting styles, which gave us great confidence. Even the food on offer is good and healthy. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
Our daughter spent a year with Jodie before starting school and had a lovely time - it's a very warm, friendly and easygoing environment. Even my older son was able to attend in school holidays and enjoyed playing in the fantastic childcare setting. My daugther goes to school now but we still remember Jodie's fondly and always wave as we drive by!
I cannot recommend jodie and her team enough. My son was 10 months old when he started here and left when he just turned 3. He enjoyed his time at jodies and always spoke fondly of his time there. The environment and facilities where great and very child friendly. The children get to experience a range of play icluding messy play, water play outside and indoor play and pictures are often posted on the secure babydays app for only you and childminder to see which shows your little one enjoying their time there and also termly reports on the progress they are making. I was always confident my son was happy here and got on well with all the team and other children. Jodie has a great relationship with the children she looks after and is also very knowledgeable in her field. So thank you so much for looking after my little one and for your advice and support over the years.
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