My name is Jackie and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. until Christmas 2014 I spent 20 years working as a teacher in a school in London. I received an “Outstanding” grade in my last Ofsted inspection (December 2017).
I live in Addlestone with my daughter Natalie and her 10 year old son. Natalie, who is also graded as outstanding by Ofsted, and I work together so we can offer a flexible provision which includes a high ratio of adults to children. My other daughter, Sarah, works as our assistant for two days a week, so we are a real family concern. Although the three of us work together, this is not so we can take care of larger numbers of children. Instead, we limit the number of children we care for to make sure that each child gets our full attention and care. It also means that there is always an adult available to give hugs or spend one to one time with individual child if that is what they want.
Both Natalie and I love working with children and we provide a comfortable but stimulating home from home environment. We make good use of our local environment such as trips to the local library; to several local parks and to feed the ducks at Coxes Lock. The children take part in Gruffalo hunts and mini-beast investigations, listen to stories, do music and dance, arts and crafts and much more. However, for us, one of the most important things is that we always try to build on the child's likes and interests so they are interested and enthusiastic.
We follow the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) and each child has their own Learning Journal and a progress tracker.
Our home has a play room and a fully enclosed garden.
We are situated just a minute away from Addlestone train station and, if you are a commuter, we have parking space where you can leave you car for the day if required (subject to availability).
Mother of 4 and Grandmother of 7.
20 years of teaching in schools. I have been both a Head of Faculty and a Head of Year.
Childminding Introduction Programme (CHiPs course)
Paediatric first aid course
Food Safety course
Post Graduate Certificate of Education
Our hours are 8.00 to 5.30 Monday to Thursday.
We are happy to provide term time only contracts and we do not charge retainers etc for school holidays.
Unfortunately, we do not offer before or after school care for school aged children and we do not do nursery drop offs/pick ups for younger children.
|Last Updated: 09/06/2021|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
To be discussed - snacks included free for all children and other meals for those with us for sessions lasting 4 or more hours are also free
We take 2, 3 and 4 yr funding
We accept childcare vouchers and tax free funding
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