Childminder in Eastleigh
Babysitter in Eastleigh
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Female Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 30 Jun 2022
****Spaces from SEPTEMBER 2022***
From September I will have space for under 5’s Monday-Wednesday and Friday’s too.
Please get in touch if you need childcare from September, I’d love to hear from you.
I’ve been a childminder now for nearly 3 years and I’m still absolutely loving it. I adore all my little ones and we really enjoy getting out and about every day as much as we can (in-between the school run)
Places we visit include (but are not limited to)
Mottisfont and Hinton Ampner (Other national trust locations are available ?)
Queen Victoria Country Park
Itchen Valley Country Park
Lee On Solent
Parks, Parks and more Parks ?
Toddler groups and soft plays too
If the weather won’t allow us getting out, or we need a quiet day in (because we all do from time to time) then I have a large and varied amount of toys for the children to explore, more books than we can possibly ever read, a small but nice and safe garden for the children to explore, and a nice large sofa when we need some time to chill.
As a registered childminder I follow the guidelines set out by Ofsted on keeping up to date with my training in both Safeguarding, and First Aid, and I have a DBS certificate available to view. Also I follow the EYFS and regularly use my understanding of where my little ones are to bring on their knowledge. A lot of our time is spent in the moment, for example when we went for a walk in the woods recently we found a puddle to explore, the little ones began to find small sticks to put in which led to an experiment to see what sinks and what floats. Which then led to some marvellous potion making and stirring the puddle using those fine motor skills.
I don’t stick to one type of pedagogy (a fancy word which means a way of teaching) as I feel they all have some good aspects and I wouldn’t want to limit myself to just one style. However I do feel I use a nature based pedagogy most, being outside provides a wonderful open space full of so many opportunities for play, and exploring all the areas of learning.
I am also a mummy myself to two little boys, one 3yo and one who is now 6yo. They’re both lovely, my 6yo especially has a really kind soul. They can both be little whirlwinds, but my 3yo is great at playing and focusing on small world games and puzzles. They’re both quite different to one another but they’ve been my greatest learning experience and achievement.
Before I had my own boys I did complete a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years which is equivalent to a level 3, therefore I am fully qualified, I do keep on updating my knowledge though. I have also completed a Home Based Childcare Award and I use webinars provided for childminders to expand my knowledge further. I feel I am a good childminder, and I think there is always room for improvement but my strengths are patience, and kindness with the little ones. I do my best to listen to them if they have any worries and try to explain to them about being kind, and how to show good pro-social behaviour as they grow and gain more understanding of the world and others around them. My main aims are to keep them all safe and happy.
My Current experience includes, my own boys, 10 other little mindees I’ve had the pleasure of looking after between the ages of 9 months and 9 years, 2 little children I nannied and then before that 5 years (and extensive personal experience) with children and young people with life limiting conditions.
I have been registered since Nov 2019, previously I was nannying two girls (2&4) for 18 months. Before that I was a carer at Naomi House Children’s Hospice.
I also gained over 800 hours work experience through my college course.
My main experience is from raising my own two children, now 6 and nearly 3, I love them very much and they have taught me so much, it isn't always easy but I am usually very chatty, patient and kind with all my little ones. (my own children and my mindees)
Btec National Diploma in Early Years
Home Based Childcare Award
Level 3 Health and Social Care
First Aid Certificate
Food hygiene trained
******* Spaces from September 2022 *******
|Last Updated: 29/05/2022|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
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