Hi, my name is Estelle and I am a Registered Childminder based in Calcot. My own children have now flown the nest so I am able to give my Chirpy Chicks Childcare family my full attention. The baby of our family is a cockapoo who is now 2 1/2 years old and is always up for a fuss and the occasional treat.
I have a bright and airy playroom area with a covered outside play area to enable children the freedom of inside and outside play whatever the weather.
I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and use this to losely plan activities for children covering all areas of learning. Being a small setting I have the freedom to follow each child's natural interest and support their individual curiosity of the world around them. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions forced upon us, the environment around us has become smaller but I am lucky enough to have Linear Park woodland and fields on the doorstep and we often explore the open spaces taking our dog, a ball and good book with us too.
I work closely with parents to form a good working relationship to ensure the best childcare experience for each child.
I have 23 years of childcare experience since having my son. During that time I have worked in child focused job roles. I have worked with children from 0 - 5 in family group settings and supported parents through Home-Start UK. I worked for 9 years in primary schools as a Teaching Assistant covering year groups from Reception to Year 6.
For the last 5 years I have been enjoying working as a childminder running Chirpy Chicks and seeing children develop through their areas of learning. I keep up to date with current childcare changes and inspiration for new ideas by listening to webinars once a week and of course by talking to parents and observing the children who I currently work with.
My childcare qualifications are:
Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education - Level 3
Supporting Children in Primary Education
Food Hygiene - Level 2
Paediatric First Aid
Continuous DBS registered for myself and my 18 year old son.
I participate in webinars through Childcare.co.uk to keep up to date with current teaching practises.
My availability is variable depending on the day of the week with children booking different days and times, so please contact me to see if I can accommodate your needs.
|Last Updated: 27/07/2021|
- Childminding from £5.25 per hour
My prices are based on £5.25 per hour.
This includes healthy drinks and snacks during the day.
Any baby food and formula milk would need to be provided by parents.
All nappies and creams would also need to be provided by the parents.
Parents to provide lunch either as a packed lunch or to be re-heated/simple quick cooking.
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