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Childminder in Weston-Super-Mare

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2018 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 08 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated

About Me

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FULL for Under 4's until September 2023
Limited 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.

My Experience

19 Years as a Registered Childminder
1 Year as a Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant
Mum of two children, 22 and 19

My Qualifications

Level 3 CACHE Certificate in Childminding Practice
Level 3 Multi Agency Safeguarding Training
Paediatric First Aid
DBS Check
GCSE Child Development Grade A
I undertake regular Professional Development for the benefit of the children in my care.

My Availability

Open Monday - Friday 7.30pm-6.00pm (potentially flexible)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 08/10/2021

My Fees

  • 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

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