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Childminder in Merton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2010 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 24 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I'm Julie I’m a level 3 and 4 practitioner and i've been an Ofsted registered childminder for 24 years. I love my business, there is nothing more rewarding than playing a part in the care and learning journey of children and working closely with parents and carers.

I ensure my knowledge is kept fresh and up to date by regularly taking training courses to enhance my practice. I have an extensive Personal Development Portfolio that is available for prospective parents to view.

I shan't bore you with anything else,but please read the rest of my profile and feel free to give me a call if there's anything further you would like to know.

I usually don't answer my phone during working hours but if you would like to leave a message i'll return your call when i have finished.

My Experience

As a level 3 &4 childcare provider I take my role seriously and ensure that both children and their parents feel secure within my setting.

I keep up to date with all the changes that have take place within childcare and applaud the changes that have taken place with regards the importance of the emotional well being of all children.I aim to make a child and parent(s) feel that my home is welcoming ,somewhere they feel safe and cared about.We attend drop ins and local events,and have seasonal activities that help to teach whilst having fun. For example: each year we plant fruits and veggies and tend them until fruition,harvesting, cooking and eating.

I use baby massage as a soothing and relaxing technique that helps the settling in process for babies and builds a bond where they feel cared for.I also do an afternoon child yoga session that helps promote balance which is paramount to learning and also encourages a feeling of emotional wellness within the children. I have experience with new born children, twins and children with SEN.

I provide a safe and happy environment that encourages children to express themselves through play.I like time spent with books,rhyme time,musical play and sensory play,whilst also giving the children a variety of resources that cover all areas of learning.I encourage outside play,and messy play with a variety of mediums, and weather permitting there is free-flow from indoors to outdoors. We have an ever changing gallery that displays the children's art work.

There is a reading area that gives the children access to age appropriate books, and a mobile soft area to relax on.

My setting is a child friendly, home and garden that is risk assessed daily and I like to encourage free flow from home to outside space.We have messy play, water play, dens, discovery areas,play house, water wall, seesaw, cars, bikes, trikes,swings,play tunnels and ball pit all used in outside play.

We regularly attend drop ins, parks and local events throughout the year.We have trips out, nature hunts, trips to the parks, drop ins,library, farms, local events and places of interest.

I'm a great believer in healthy eating and like to encourage children to explore new flavours and textures.I like to encourage even the youngest of children to cook (messy but great fun) as it encourages them to try the fruits of their labour.we grow seasonal veggies which the children tend as well as pick and eat.this year we will be growing heritage tomatoes and peas.

Children are given opportunities to express themselves artistically,through a range of activities, painting,sticking, drawing, chalks, play-dough,and clay.We are currently exploring animals that hibernate. .

Each day includes a morning and afternoon story and rhyme time, sensory and musical play.Television doesn't play any part in our day to day routine and is an occasional treat.(were far too busy having fun).We also have a daily toddler yoga session to encourage children's balance and concentration.I have recently implemented a Music & Movement session each day, providing the children with scarves and space to explore their body movements whilst listening to music. it's proving to be very popular.

Each spring we plant our vegetables so the children can learn all about the growing process and it gives them an opportunity to tend the garden and veggies until fruition and cooking. This year we have grown peas and tomatoes. .

My childcare setting is run along the same lines as a nursery, with policies, procedures and risk assessments in place.

Each child has a daily contact book, a weekly diary sheet and I make a child scrapbook for the duration of their attendance. During settling in and first few months there are regular updates and photos shared with parents to ease any anxiety they may feel at leaving their child. I use individual tracking and planning for each child.However unlike a nursery my routines are more flexible and can be tailored to meet each child's individual needs, also as the key worker i am able to regularly provide both focused 1 on 1 time and group activities.

I have an assistant (my daughter)when needed to help on busy days and days out.

I also provide 2 year reports for health visitors, end of year reports and termly newsletters, transition reports and shared planning.

If you're at all interested in getting to know me a little better then please feel free to contact me..I'm always happy to meet with prospective parents as I feel thats the best way a parent will get a better feel of who I am and how I run my childcare setting.

If I don't get to answer the phone,please feel free to leave a message and i'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

I am able to provide funded placements for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

My fees cover all costs except nappies/wipes and baby formula

Thank you for looking at my profile.Julie

My Qualifications

Im level 3 and level 4 qualified and I regularly undertake childcare related training and i have also taken a Introduction to Counselling course and various childminding courses to enhance my work

portfolio.I also have A levels and GCSEs and CSEs.

Paediatric First Aid

ICP

Safeguarding Children

Guiding the Behaviour of Young Children

Level 2 Speakeasy

CCM/CAF

EYFS

Observation Assessment & Planning

Child Protection

Level 3 Home-Based Childcare

Moving & Handling

Enabling Environments

Letters & Sounds

Supporting Children with Speech & Language Difficulties

Supporting Children with Additional Needs

Working with Young People

Understanding Health and Social Care

Introduction to Social Science:Understanding Social Change

Crime,Order and Social Control

Revised EYFS 2012

Progress Reports for 2 yr Olds

Working With Vulnerable Two Year Olds (accredited)

Schemas

Boys Learning

Child Development for Babies & Toddlers

Supporting Childrens Writing Skills, the development of mark making.

Child Development for Children around 3 (30 to 50 months)

Meaningful Interaction to Enhance Language

Safeguarding (updated November 2013)

Brain & Finger Gym

Social Interactions

Letter & Sounds ( Phonics Phase 1)

Supporting Children with SEN

Exploring the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Supporting Positive Behaviour (0-2)

Supporting Positive Behaviour (0-5)

Supporting Children with SEN (updated)

Exploratory Play for Babies and Toddlers

Assessing Childrens Progress

Rules,Praise & Ignore

Food Allergy Awareness

Lead Safeguarding (November 2014)

Paediatric First Aid (updated November 2014)

Five to Thrive

Understanding Attachment

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Learning & Children)

Outdoor Play for Babies & Toddlers

Prevent Training (updated)

Loose Parts

NVQ 4 Diploma in Early Years 2017

First Aid (updated October 2017)

Epi Pen training (October 2017)

Defibrillator (AED) training 2017

SEN updated training (February 2018)

Sustained Shared Thinking (Level 2)

Food Hygiene & Safety (Level 2)

Improving Children’s Learning Through Play (Level 2)

Supporting Early Language Development (Level 2)

Autism Awareness (Level 2)

Dyslexia Awareness (Level 2)

ADHD Awareness (Level 2)

Child Protection (Updated Level 3)

Supporting Children with SEND (Level 2)

A Good Place to be Two

Asperger Syndrome

Nutrition in the Early Years

Outdoor Play

Equality & Diversity ( Level 2)

Reflective Practice in the Early Years ( Level 2)

KEEP (the Key Elements of Effective Practice)

Communication and the EYFS

Developing Self Esteem in Young People

Partnership with Parents

EYFS Literacy

Mental Wellbeing in Children & Young People ( Level 2)

HEYL ( bronze level

Lead Safeguarding (17/12/19)

Cultural Awareness

Supporting Learning Activities

Supporting Assessment for Learning

In Oct 2018 I was honoured to be 1 of 2 to represent childminders in the HEYL ... my reputation as an advocate of home grown and cooked food was recognised by the LA and I was chosen to meet with the mayor of London and his team in the Lau Ch of HEYL ...

I have a number of parents who I've worked for over the years who are happy to provide excellent references.I also have references available to view in my Personal Development Portfolio.

I had my latest inspection report was in 2016 where I maintained my overall good grading

My Availability

UPDATEDb one full time space or 2 part time spaces available from January 2020

My fees include all snacks, drinks and meals throughout the day unless funded and a daily supplement is charged

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Last Updated: 23/08/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I am able to provide 15 hours free childcare for eligible 2 year olds,

I am able to provide 15 hours free childcare 3 and 4 year olds and I provide the 30 hours as well

I accept Childcare Vouchers

I am registered to receive Tax Free Childcare payments

As a registered childminder you can also claim a percentage of your childcare costs from Working Family Tax Credits.

With term time only positions a retainer fee is payable during school holidays, unless it is a funded term time place where no retainer is charged.

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: first aid certificate (added 12/04/2018)
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