I am an Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING childminder who is passionate about providing excellent, warm, loving childcare and want to ensure every child that comes to my setting has the best possible outcome is settled and happy and has fun!
My recent Ofsted inspection in March 2016 was graded OUTSTANDING.
I have been a registered childminder for 18 years and a mum to 3 children (now grown up).
I live in Reigate with my husband and daughter in a four bedroomed detached house with a huge variety of resources and equipment for indoor and outdoor play. I am within walking distances to the Priory and local parks.
I believe children thrive when they are provided with well arranged stimulating activities and plenty of outdoor play. My routine includes many outdoor opportunities such as visiting Box Hill Bugs or a visit to my shared allotment called Tot's Patch to cultivate, dig, explore bugs and to grow and try new foods.
I also have a friend with wonderful horses that we visit.
Outings include visits to National Trust places, local parks, farms , Mercedes World and local toddler groups.
Indoor activities include art and craft, messy play, and home baking is a regular feature. The results are enjoyed by parents and children alike!
Healthy eating is very important and all meals are home made.
I record all our activities in a daily diary that goes home each night and will regularly email photos of the fun your children are having.
My teaching is based on the principles in the EYFS and each child has individual learning journals and planning.
I am very organised to ensure my childminding practice runs smoothly
I ensure that I keep my childminding knowledge updated by regularly attending childminding courses.
Everyone in my family has an enhanced CRB check . I hold current Safeguarding and Prevent Qualifications supporting British Values. Also First Aid and NVQ 3 in Childcare and Early Years
All my previous inspections have been Outstanding and I strive hard to maintain a high standard of quality childcare.
My recent report stated " the childminder demonstrates an extremely strong drive to maintain her excellent standards" and " the children are very happy in the atmosphere which oozes with positivity"
It also mentioned " the children make excellent progress in their learning" and " the childminder includes parents exceedingly well in assessing their children's progress"
I have many positive written references from parents and my local SureStart centre.
But more importantly being a mum also provides additional insight into children and understanding their individual needs, so I can create a warm atmosphere so they are happy and settled in my home .
Ofsted registered and OUTSTANDING
NVQ 3 (CCLD) in Early Years and Childcare
CRB checks for all family members
Safeguarding ( Inc Prevent and FGM)
Channel General Awareness module
Supporting Children's Sustained Shared Thinking
Level 2 Award in Food Safety ( inc Food Allergies)
Children's Food Trust Licence
E-Learning - Understanding Health and Safety Requirements
Maths for Families
EYFS training inc 2 Year Progress Check and updates
Quality Improvement Award ( work in progress!)
Supporting Quiet Children
I have availability now ( on a part time basis) for 3 days per week , days are open to negotiation . Siblings are welcome .
I am available for school/ nursery pick ups locally.
Term time only contacts are also welcome.
|Last Updated: 31/10/2016|
Please contact me for further details for my all inclusive hourly / daily rate.
I accept Childcare Vouchers
EYFE funding for 3 &.4 year olds
My Local Schools
This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.
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Our daughter was under Sheridan’s care for almost two years and it is thanks to her provisions that has enabled our daughter to develop into a confident and caring toddler. Days are well structured and purposeful with a wide range of activities: feeding the ducks in the park, scooting, gardening at the allotment, feeding the horses at the stables, ballet, play groups, literacy and numeracy activities, colouring, painting, music and the mud kitchen to name a few. We received updates and photos throughout the day and a detailed description of the day in a diary. Sheridan was also very proactive in assisting in the potty training, with a reward chart and stickers. Our daughter developed a lovely relationship with the other children under Sheridan’s care, she was always very excited to see them and would talk about them at the weekend. I would not hesitate to recommend Sheridan.
My children (1 yr and 2 yr) are currently being cared for by Sheridan and she is doing an amazing job. They settled very quickily and clearly enjoy their time spent with her. Sheridan is very warm, calm and highly experienced, they feel very safe and secure with her. She provides a brilliant range of age appropriate activities on a daily basis. Examples include playing on her allotment, visiting her friends horses, a ballet class, box hill bugs, playing with the mud kitchen in the garden, arts and crafts and plenty more. My children have made new friends that they see regularly through Sheridan's network of childminders so it's a very sociable experience for them. Sheridan sends home comprehensive notes each day in a diary which includes information on what they have eaten, naps, activities and observations (linked to the EYFS). Also funny comments and stories from the day which are lovely to read. I really cannot recommend Sheridan highly enough, my children have blossomed in her care, and it's only due to employment issues that our time together is coming to an end.
Sheridan has looked after two of my children-my youngest for four years-until they started school. In the time they were in Sheridan's care, I was never in any doubt that they were being well cared for in a loving and safe environment. She arranged a wide range of activities for the children -which included arts/crafts, organised groups such as baby ballet, visits to farms or parks and even visits to see horses (my youngest has an obsession with horses -Sheridan did her utmost to nurture this love) to name but a few. The daily diary, photos/videos and emails were fantastic for keeping me in the 'loop' about what had been done, eaten, general development, even little (often numerous) conversations/stories etc; it now means that I have a lovely record of my children's progress from the age of 1-5 years. My youngest has just started school and has settled in very well; Sheridan had a huge part in preparing him socially and emotionally for this. She is an amazing childminder (who didn't have any sick days) and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to others.
Sheridan cared for my 5 year old and 3 year old from when they were both 9 months old and I cannot recommend her highly enough! The variety of activities that they have done has been incredible and they have learnt so much in her care whilst feeling safe and secure - every day both of my children would look forward to going to Sheridan's house they loved it so much. We had a daily diary with details of what they had been up to and photos and videos every day. Sheridan has 3 grown up children of her own and I think the experience of being a mum is invaluable when providing care for other peoples children.
Both of my children were extremely happy in her care and if it was not for a change in family circumstances we would still be using her now - snap her up quickly as she won't be available for long!
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