Hi my name is Jodie Cook, I live with my husband Kieron who is a driving instructor and our 2 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 5 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 do have space at the moment.
Please note we are unable to do any school pick ups and we don’t open on weekends.
|Last Updated: 02/07/2020|
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My son joined Jodi mid june due to his current nursery being closed because of the covid situation.
Jodis was recommended to us so we organised a visit and instantly knew it was the right place for our son. I have never considered a childminder as i thought it wouldn't be the right surroundings for my son but Jodis is not like how I imagined. I would class it as a nursery
Loads of outside space and activities, everything they do encourages outside play and interaction with all the other children. I really liked the fact my son was with various ages etc.
Jodi and all the ladies are so lovely and attentive, nothing was to much trouble.
The vicinity was exceptionally clean and I had every confidence that everything was being done to protect my child.
Unfortunately my son going to Jodis was only ever a temporary situation due to having a nursery at my work but myself and his dad had a hard battle deciding to remove him.
We cannot thank jodi and the ladies enough for the confidence and support given over this tricky period.
The place they have is exceptional and I will reccomend it to everyone I know looking for a place for the children to go.
As soon as I drove up the drive, I knew I had chosen the right place, a perfect setting for a nursery with all aspects of natural beauty and all the children playing safely outside.
Even though I am far from the age of playing outside.....unfortunately ;o) I was looking for somewhere, that if I was a child, I would love to be and this is it!
My daughter absolutely loves being with Jodie and the other ladies, and of course the children, which there are only a small amount, so she gets lots of attention, as do all the children.
Even though she is still small, I can see such positive change in her, and when eventually she leaves to go to school, she will be happy and ready, with key skills she has learnt from being with Jodie and her team, and their wonderfully positive environment. I can’t recommend highly enough!
Jodie and her team provided my son with outstanding childcare from the age of 1-3 years old.
The facilities are exceptional and our son adorded the outdoor play space which was expanded during his time there to accommodate the needs of older children.
The support Jodie gave us as a family was exceptional and we had total peace of mind that our son was happy and cared for. Frequently, our son did not want to leave Jodie’s as he had such a lovely day: painting, singing, making pizza and outdoor play to name but a few activities.
The online communication is effective and a lovely photographic journal was sent to us when he finished so we could see first hand our son’s development over the years.
I cannot praise Jodie and her team enough and feel truly privileged that our child had such a great start in such a wonderful warm welcoming setting.
Jodie and her team cared for our son from when he was 8 months old to just over 3.
Jodie was a comfort to him, made him feel safe and encouraged him to explore and not be so shy. She was great with helping us out when we got stuck and had our son for extra sessions when she had space.
I honestly couldn't recommend Jodie and the ladies enough, my son is more confident and loved going up there weekly - especially the new slide and outdoor area! He would be through the gate and off up the top to play!
We are all sad to be moving onto nursery now!
Jodie looked after my son for just over 2 years and we couldn’t be happier. Jodie, Kieron and all the team are fabulous, they are all so caring, my boy absolutely loved every single one of them! My son had some difficulties with eating and Jodie couldn’t have been more supportive, she helped him with everything he needed, and was an amazing support for me too. The outside area is wonderful...I often wanted to stay and play! Jodie comes highly recommended and we are sad to have to move on to big school.
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