I'm an Ofsted Registered Childminder & live in Wittering with my husband & our three children aged 13, 12 & 8yrs.
Graded Outstanding by Ofsted three times, most current inspection was June 2017. I have worked in childcare for 17yrs & have been childminding for 13yrs. For those children aged 0-5yrs I will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines to help children in my care reach their full potential, which is the same guidelines set for nurseries and preschools. I offer settling in sessions to all children so parents, child and myself can get to know each other before they officially start. I will get to know all the children as individuals so that I can provide the resources and opportunities for them to flourish. Gently encouraging children to choose their own path of learning through play. I also believe that it is important to work in partnership with you as parents/carers as you know your child the best and are the vital part of your child's development. I am also able to provide the 15 & 30hrs weekly government funding for children aged 3 & 4. I am also able to take on any 2yr olds that are entitled to 15hrs government funding.
Our home is warm, friendly & safe. I have many resources within the setting both indoors and outdoors which cater for all ages.
I attend local children's centre groups & local toddler groups as well as going on local days out to farms, softplay centres, woodland areas as well as regular local park visits. We have a friendly young cockapoo called Hunter. Two Guinea pigs who are very tame & the children love to handle them & help look after them. An African Grey Parrot who loves to talk & a few tropical fish.
All children are involved in growing fruits & vegetables in our garden.
I have policies & procedures in place for my business as well as many parent references which are available for you to see.
I have childminding insurance & also use my own car for days out which I have business insurance for.
I have been childminding for 13yrs & I have cared for many children of all different ages. Some with learning disabilities, allergies, medical needs & special diets. I have cared for babies of just a few weeks old upto 13yrs old part & full time. As well as being a mummy to my own three children.
Below are some of my qualifications:
Diploma in Home-based Childcare Grade A
Level 3 Paediatric first Aid training
Introduction to Childminding Practice (ICP)
Early Years Foundation Stage Training (EYFS)
Child Development 0-5yrs
Level 2 in Food catering
Food Allergen training
NVQ 2 in care
Early Speech & Language Training
Recognising & supporting children with SEN Level 3
An enabling learning environment Level 3
Food Hygiene 1 Level 2
and many more
All certificates are available for parents to see.
Spaces available August 2020 for under 5s. Before & after school space for aged 5-8yrs from May 2020. I also have a couple of before and after school spaces for drop off & collection from Wittering Primary for children aged 8yrs and over
|Last Updated: 03/01/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
Currently charge £4 per hour which includes snacks/drinks & fees to attend local toddler groups
Fresh homecooked meals available for a small charge
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 08/05/2019)
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