Hello, I'm Julie and I registered as a childminder in 2008. My childcare setting is known as Little Jewels Childcare and I'm based in Cranham. Children and babies in my care enjoy a mixture of child and adult led activities with a focus on learning through play. All activities are adapted to extend and develop each childs individual interests. All parents have access to a totally secure on line learning journal for their own child. The journal is regularly updated providing parents with a wonderful record of their childs special moments and achievements throughout their time at Little Jewels. We have regular outings to places such as Thames Chase Nature Reserve, Clockhouse Gardens and RSPB Rainham Marshes. We also have regular visits to soft play, local libraries and playgroups, which helps to develop many skills that are essential in the early years. At home we have messy play, dressing up, and small world play and I have a large secure garden for plenty of outdoor play. I ensure a high level of one to one attention as I care for children in a small group. I am fully qualified with a complete Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce and continue to professionally develop in my career. I am also a member of PACEY.
In 2008 I changed career and chose registered childminding as my new profession as it is incredibly rewarding to be a part of the growth and development of babies and young children. Children benefit from the close relationships that develop within a small group and learn through play in a fun and stimulating home environment. I work in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and activities are planned around the childrens interests and adapted to suit the needs and abilities of the individual children that I care for.
Ofsted graded Outstanding in last three consecutive inspections (2020, 2016 & 2008)
CACHE Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma
Level 3 Accredited SENCo
Level 2 Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Safety
Statutory child protection training
Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs
Expectations of behaviour
Early Years Foundation Stage training
Self Evaluation and development planning
Modules 1 and 2 for The Tiny Talk Baby Signing Programme
I continue to professionally develop and attend various training courses in addition to on line training throughout the year to ensure my knowledge and practice remains up to date.
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|Last Updated: 23/06/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.50 per hour
I accept payment by childcare vouchers/government childcare payment scheme. Term Time only contracts are offered with no fees charged during school holidays.
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Julie really is an outstanding childminder!
After our first son spent four very happy years in her care, there was no doubt about our choice of childminder for our second child!
She provides a safe, warm and welcoming environment for the children she cares for. Julie always plans days packed with fun visits, engaging activities and plenty of opportunities for the children to learn and develop.
Her communication with parents is great and she is a fountain of knowledge about all things child-related!
As a working mum it is so reassuring to see my son so excited about going to Julie’s house. He even asks to go at weekends!
We are very lucky to have such a wonderful childminder.
Julie has been really kind and patient with settling in my little boy. He hasn't found it easy to leave Mummy but persistence has paid off! Thanks Julie!
I love that my son experiences so much whilst at Julie's and he loves being outside so the country park trips are amazing for him. He wouldn't get that being at a nursery all day!
Julie communicates well with us and it's great to know the weekly plans so we can continue the topics at home.
We made a great decision in choosing Julie!
My son has had so many great experiences with Julie. She regularly takes the children out to toddler groups and parks and also organises lovely activities for them to do at her house too. My son has always been very happy when dropping him off and often doesn't want to leave when I pick him up. Me and my son will be very sad when he leaves Little Jewels.
My 17 month old daughter has been with Julie since June 2017 and i couldnt be happier with the care she receives. Julie provides a safe, secure and caring environment full of stimulating resources and equipment. She takes the children out to local playgroups, parks and plans fun and interesting activities.
I especially love the weekly plans and the online personal journal that gives me an insight into what my daughter has learnt and enjoyed during her time in Julies care.
I feel very comfortable in Julies home and feel I can talk to her about anything. She is very welcoming to parents and children alike.
From working in a day nursery myself i sought out a childminder we both felt happy and secure with and Julie has has been the best decision i could've made.
My daughter waves me off when I drop her at Julie's in the morning and is always smiling when I collect her.
Can't recommend Little Jewels Childcare enough x
Julie has been my daughter's childminder since she was just under a year old, and from day one we've been totally happy with our choice. The calm, relaxed and stimulating environment she provides made my daughter completely comfortable from the start. There are so many opportunities to play and learn, a huge range of toys for free play, and fun planned activities, as well as trips out.
Julie's communication regarding planning and day-to-day progress is excellent, and I feel I can discuss any issues with her as she is friendly and approachable. My daughter has a fantastic time with Julie and is coming on leaps and bounds. I would recommend Julie without hesitation and am so grateful for all she does.
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