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I offer a good quality child care service to suit parents child care needs i offer flexible hours to suit parents working hours.
I follow good health and hygiene regarding the carona virus pandemic! children wash their hands when they arrive and through out the day I clean surfaces down with dettol spray.
I am an Ofsted registered childminder I am also registered as a home child carer i am a parent myself to 4 grown up adult children and one dependant 13 yr old i am registered on the dbs update service I have done and repeated first aid pediatric over the years I have also done several safeguarding courses most recent one is a level 4.
I am based in Bletchley mk2 I am a multi-cultured and diversity setting everyone is welcome I have plenty of experience looking after children,I offer a flexible service to individual family's depending on your needs,I work along side parents to help meet the needs of your child, I provide a loving, caring environment for children to grow and development at their own pace I am available term time and for holiday care (half term),I care for Babies, toddlers, under eights and over eights,I have completed numerous courses.
It is very important children get the very best start in life right from the start children need as much support as possible so children can achieve the best outcomes I encourage children's learning through play in everything we do indoors and outdoors in a clean safe loving environment from home to home I will teach your child to be independent and promote school readiness.
I like to take children out into the fresh air when I can,myself and the children enjoy going to the parks, woods,The farm,on planned big trips out,going for country walks going to the local shops,library,going on local community learning walks, I take the children to parks in and around Milton Keynes and surrounded areas so children get to see different communities especially when the weather is nice, in winter we like to get out for our winter walk in our local community we wrap up nice and warm,we also enjoy garden play,
to keep children safe I have knowledgeable safety books for all children as well as teaching children safety like crossing the road stranger danger safety around the home safety in everything we do, I also teach children to follow good hygiene.
When we are out and about I keep all children safe and in sight, I have backpacks reins for toddlers that are walking,i have buggies and car seats for different age groups i use good safeguarding procedures but at the same time allow children to play and have fun.
For nap times I have one big travel cot and one small travel cot and sleeping mat,depending on were parents prefer their child to have a nap,if older children need a nap I have the sofa if they are allowed and they become tired or just need a rest.
For meal times I have a high chairs,a toddler table,the big garden bench in the garden,,dining table and six chairs depending on what is needed what age children I have in my care.
For traveling in the car I have a selection of age appropriate car seats for children.
For eyfs children
I provide children with activities that help with children's learning and development, I have a garden with some garden equipment the garden has plenty of room for children to play in. so children can play and explore outside supervised,I have a variety of games toys, for all ages.
I teach children good manners common courtesy politeness for instance, please, thank you, goodbye,hello,respect, consideration sharing taking turns being kind to everyone ect.
Birth to 5years old learning and development are based on the government early years foundation stage (eyfs) curriculum, children's learning and development the areas of development is used as a guide for children's development.
The areas of development are
.communication and language
.understanding the world
.expressive arts and design
I have toys and equipment for babies toddlers and older children
Older children enjoy doing creative play I have lots of creative play stuff so children can create their own creations, plus other activities of interest to them.
I have looked after children of all ages over the years short term and long term, from 0 months to 12 yrs plus my own children.
looking after children is very rewarding seeing them grow and develop,and seeing the face light up when they have achieved their goal, or created something spectacular from the creative play,or tried and tried and kept on until they have achieved what they set out to achieve and knowing I am keeping them safe and they can play and learn in a clean safe environment, inside and outside, whilst they are in my care.
I work in partnership with parents with regards to children`s everyday care and children's learning and development I keep babies and toddlers in their daily routine as much as possible as it is important for parents so their children don't become unsettled when in my care and when the children are at home with their parents so we have a smooth transition.
level 3 diploma - in home based childcare
Ofsted registered for twelve years
looked after lots of children of all ages over twelve years
have looked after a child with a heart defect and partially blind
my own child now a healthy 28year old when aged 11 had leukaemia.
cared for a child with cystic fibrosis
children with ADHD
cared for a child that is diabetic type 1
different cultured children
Different back grounds
Children with Eczema
Children with asthma
I have also provided care for parents that do shift
I have raised my own four children (now adults)
I have one 13 year old at home still
safeguarding children/child protection level 1,2,3,4
health and safety
preventing bullying behaviour
observation assessments and planning.
diploma in home based childcare level 3
working in partnership with parents
equality and diversity
lots of different courses
duty of care
Prevent of duty
Learning and development courses
available Monday - Friday
Age range from birth
School age children for half term holiday care
30 hours funding
2,3,4 yr old funding
Government voucher scheme
|Last Updated: 04/10/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
phone for information
Vouchers(not refundable once paid)
Government voucher scheme
fees are paid up front before childcare begins in advance weekly
Please note! I don't provide food, I ask parents to provide food for their children for the time they are with me if parents prefer children to have a warm meal it has to be pre cooked,so i can warm it up in the microwave.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Kents Hill Park all-through school
- UK Driving Licence (added 15/11/2019)
- DBS Check (added 17/09/2018)
- DBS Check (added 17/09/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 30/04/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 27/04/2017)
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My daughter has been going to Emma's since she was 8 months old, she's now 4 and getting ready to go to the big school. Emma is getting her all ready to start the big school with learning how to write her name, letters, numbers and getting her all independent. She absolutely loves going to Emma's. From the activities to the friends she's made throughout the years, I'm certain she probably likes going to Emma's more than our own home. Emma has been a godsend and I can't recommend her enough.
Response by emma ledster on 13/04/2021:
Thankyou so much for your lovely review,it's a pleasure looking after Daniella.
Emma is the most wonderful childminder I know. She is calm, patient, easy to talk to and really loving. My daughter has settled very quickly with Emma. I have never seen my daughter just go in and help the younger ones, it is really nice to see her blossom and make friends!
Emma has been really good with myself and my daughter who recently got her diagnosis of autism and other problems.
It is wonderful and assuring for me cause I know she is happy and safe.
I would not worry about a thing whilst at work anymore.
I would recommend Emma anytime for childminding.
Daughter's comments- Emma is really lovely towards everybody and really caring, I love being there with all the other children and I enjoy helping them with singing and learning. Emma you are wonderful xx
Response by emma ledster on 13/04/2021:
Thank you for such a beautiful review.
Emma has had our son Valentino, full time, for nearly a year now. I was really nervous to leave him with someone I didnt know but as soon as I met emma i knew my son was in safe hands. She has a beautiful home and truely cares for all the children. She has become an extension of our family and my son has learnt so much since being with her. Highly recommended!
Response by emma ledster on 07/09/2018:
Thankyou chloe for your kind review I love looking after valentino he is such a lovely child you and isha are fantastic parents.
My daughter has been going to Emma since April, Emma is very friendly,welcoming she understands and works with you as a parent to ensure your child routines is match with their home style routines as a working mother routine is very important to me and works for my family and Emma work very wonderful with that. Emma is a very good listener to what I needed in caring for my baby.i gave 3star for food as I provide my own food due to dietary needs. I would highly recommend Emma.
Response by emma ledster on 09/09/2017:
My son is going to Emma since February. Emma is very helpful. My son likes to walk with her. He particularly likes day trips to the park or watching animals.Emma is very concerned about my son's development. Day to day brings home new words.My son can leave even in bank holiday or Saturday if needed.The hours when my son stays with Emma, I can choose myself .Emma is a very nice person, contact is very good, she carries my son as her own .It is very important.
I will recommended Emma for every mum .100% very good childminder
Response by emma ledster on 17/05/2017:
thank you Maria, yourself and aldo are great parents.
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