Thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Steph and I work with my daughter Sarah to provide a home from home setting for the children entrusted to our care. We have been doing this for a number of years and we love it.
We work hard to provide a happy environment where the children will be nurtured and feel safe, loved and secure. This in turn will help them to build confidence and independence as they learn and grow.
We strive to offer excellent home based childcare and education to ensure the children are given every opportunity to learn - both through play and the wide range of learning experiences both at home (in my house and large, well-equipped garden) and on the regular outings we undertake to local attractions (e.g. farms, playgrounds and local activities/classes) and Toddler groups.
These activities are all linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage for leaning and development.
We will also be there to support you, the parent, in any areas of which we can be of help such as any special needs, medical conditions or general advice. We feed back to parents every day in a Daily Diary which includes photos of the children, milestones, achievements and full information about their day.
We offer wrap around care for children who attend Wigton Moor Primary School.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions you would like answering or to arrange a visit. We would love to hear more about you and your child and to see if we might be able to work together.
I have been registered since 1995 and have gained valuable experience since then looking after children of different ages , many of whom I’m still in touch with.
I was rated Good at my last inspection
I am a member of Pacey and Wigton Moor Childminding Group.
Paediatric First Aid Level 3
Under 2’s Quality Care, Teaching and Learning
EYFS progress check at age 2
Observation, assessment and planning in a childminding environment
All training is kept up to date and new courses done on a monthly basis
We work Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm but can be flexible
|Last Updated: 27/08/2019|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Daily or hourly rate available
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Wigton Moor Primary School
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/08/2019)
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Steph has been our childminder for four years. In that time she (and her Assistant Sarah) have cared for my elder daughter since age 1 and my younger daughter since age 9 months, both 2-3 days a week. She has played a huge part in encouraging my elder daughter to be ‘school ready’ for primary school in September.
If I were to describe Steph I would say she is like family to us. The way that she loves, cares for and looks after my children is like she is a family member - there’s such a warm, welcoming and personal touch to her care. The atmosphere at her house is full of love, fun and happiness. My kids love going to Steph’s.
Steph takes the children she looks after on brilliant trips - from toddler groups to farms, adventure playgrounds to playdates with other Childminders. Each day is varied, different and interesting and here she excels compared to traditional nursery and childminder settings. Come rain or shine, she gets out and about with the kids and really tailors the days to their interests. She feeds back to parents every day via a Daily Diary, including where the kids have been and what they’ve been doing, to food they’ve eaten, nappy changes, their general mood, achievements of the day etc. It means that you get a real sense of your child’s day when they are with Steph. She links all activities to the EYFS framework and regularly feeds back as to how your child is developing.
Steph was the first person to note that my elder daughter had slight physical development delay. This meant that we were able to get early intervention from medical professionals like physiotherapists, which made a huge difference. Steph also came up with ideas about how to improve and encourage my daughter’s physical development. She has worked with me on applications for council funding and inputted into hospital appointments and medical reviews with her valuable feedback. This demonstrates her commitment, dedication and expertise around early years development and as a Mum I am hugely grateful for this.
Steph works together with you as a parent. We will discuss things like potty training or behavioural challenges. She gives her advice and experience if asked but also respects your own parenting style and the way you do things as a family. She regularly asks for feedback and is open to new ideas.
Every year at the end of the summer school term Steph hosts a party for all the kids at her house. She gets a bouncy castle, face painter, catering and drinks and she invites all children and their parents. I think this says so much about Steph - it’s the end of the school year and anyone else would be understandably tired and frazzled! But Steph puts on a brilliant party for all the children and creates a warm, fun, friendly atmosphere for everyone. You can tell she loves seeing all the kids having a brilliant time. This kind of ‘going above and beyond’ is typically Steph. She is one in a million
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