***1 SPACE available on Mondays from 8th
Spaces also available for Before and After School Care available from Becket Primary School and Worlebury Primary School Weston-Super-Mare.
OFSTED graded Outstanding, Experienced Childminder. 20 Years Experience. I also work with three qualified assistants.
I have 20 years of experience in childcare, I have been a registered childminder for 19 years and have also spent a year as a foundation stage teaching assistant. I love my job and really enjoy working with children and families. I have cared for about 150 children during my time as a childminder, some for years, ranging in age from newborn to 11 years old. I am 43 years old and live in a quiet cul-de-sac in Worle with my partner Dave. I am a Mum to Isaac (22) and Sophie (19). We have a gorgeous German Pointer Dog, Stanley, who has been well socialised with the children. I am an experienced dog owner and practice responsible and sensitive handling of animals around children. I have a CACHE Level 3 in Childminding Practice. I undertake regular training and have current DBS, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Certificates. I ran an extremely successful business in Cornwall for 10 years (Lollipops Childcare) and moved to Weston in 2018.
My philosophy is to give the children in my care a ‘home from home’ experience with lots of activities and outings planned to help them learn, develop and progress through the EYFS curriculum.During the day I care for up to nine children aged under five, which gives the children opportunity to reach their full potential, and be known and valued as individuals. I offer before and after school care for Becket Primary School. We have a warm, comfortable, well equipped family home with playroom, downstairs toilet and bedrooms for rest purposes. I also have a large, fully enclosed garden for outdoor play and learning. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and the Early Years (PACEY) and have full insurance. I operate one large vehicle. The car has full business use insurance, MOT and is regularly serviced.
I offer a wide range of activities, adaptable and inclusive of all ages. I plan activities weekly and often theme them.
Here are some examples:
-Stories, reading, sharing books together.
-Developing curiosity through investigating interesting and unusual objects.
-Playing together with toys, building towers with blocks, threading cotton reels onto string, and racing toy cars.
-Cooking, baking and preparing food like fruit salad.
-Imaginative and role-play, like dressing up and making dens etc
-Developing fine motor skills by playing with pegboards, tap shapes, etc
-Outdoor activities like gardening, playing on outdoor equipment, walking to the park, going to the beach or the woods. I have interest in Forest School and have completed some training.
-Visiting local toddler groups
-Dance and Yoga
-Painting, Play-Dough, cutting and sticking or other creative activity.
-Messy play with water, sand, cornflour, jelly etc
-Singing and dancing to music, making our own music with instruments
-Playing with games, puzzles and jigsaws.
-Regular Weekly outings to a variety of inspiring places such as National Trust Properties, The Beach, Woods, Soft Play Areas, Farm Parks, Bristol Zoo, The Wild Place. (included in cost of childcare)
I can provide an accredited, nutritionally balanced healthy menu of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Care, learning and play
I am committed to providing a welcoming childminding environment where children can develop their confidence, independence and self-esteem. I will ensure that there are suitable toys and play materials to enable children to develop their emotional, intellectual, social, creative and physical skills.
I will provide activities, play opportunities and first-hand experiences to help children develop their natural curiosity as learners. I will listen to and value what children have to say, and talk with them about what they are doing. I will help them develop social relationships by supporting their play and learning.
I will encourage children to use their imagination by providing lots of different play opportunities and role-play experiences. I follow the themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and believe that a unique child, who has positive relationships and enabling environment will learn and develop.
I have excellent references, please get in touch for an information pack or to arrange a visit.
19 Years as a Registered Childminder
1 Year as a Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant
Mum of two children, 22 and 19
Level 3 CACHE Certificate in Childminding Practice
Level 3 Multi Agency Safeguarding Training
Paediatric First Aid
GCSE Child Development Grade A
I undertake regular Professional Development for the benefit of the children in my care.
Open Monday - Friday 7.30pm-6.00pm (potentially flexible)
|Last Updated: 29/07/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
£5.00 per Hour
Minimum 8 Hours for contracted Pre-School Care. (Does not apply to ad hoc spaces)
Meals £1.50 per meal
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Becket Primary School
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