Hi! My name is Sophie and I live in Lakeside with my husband and daughter.
I have worked in primary education in both Cardiff and London for fifteen years as a teacher, as a deputy headteacher and then qualifying as a headteacher. The arrival of my of my own daughter led me to learn more about early childhood development: achieving my childminding qualification and registering with the CIW in order to provide childcare for others.
I am passionate about early development and children’s education but as a mother myself I fully understand the importance of fun, laughter and love!
I offer parents the high quality learning of a nursery standard but in the nurturing environment of a home setting. I follow the 0 - 3 curriculum and EYFS framework along with sensory activities, music, cultural exploration, stories and outside play. I am trained in makaton, phonics and forest schools and I am a close five minutes walk from the park and library, offering rhymetimes and soft play, which will be wonderful learning stimulation for the children. I am happy to share planning with parents and keep you informed of your child’s development with a learning journal. I offer three healthy meals a day including snacks. My house is a nut free environment and I am trained in food hygiene and paediatric first aid.
I am available for school drop offs and pick ups to Rhydypennau primary school and Lakeside primary school as well as school holiday provision.
I understand how difficult it can be to leave your child so can keep you up to date thoughout the day if you wish, I am always on the end of the phone and happy to speak to you about your child whenever you want. I offer a free of charge settling in service so that children can get used to me before starting full time.
I really believe in providing children with outstanding learning stimulation and a happy and safe home and will always endeavour to provide the highest quality of care for your child.
I worked as a primary school teacher and deputy Headteacher for 15 years and recently achieved my NPQH Headteacher qualification.
I have experience of newborns and will work with parents to establish a routine.
I have experience of working with children with special education needs and will do my best to provide the best quality of care and provision for all children.
Qualified Teaching Status (2007)
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (2018)
Childminding qualification (2019)
Paediatric First Aid (last updated 2019)
Level 2 Food Hygiene (2019)
My full time hours are 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
I offer babysitting rates for times outside of these hours as well.
|Last Updated: 02/05/2019|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Full time pre school provision including 3 meals and snacks: £50 a day (reduced to £45 a day if full time)
School drop off and breakfast from 8am: £5
School pick up and snack until 5pm: £10
Holiday care and half term care to be discussed according to age and hours.
Additional hours outside of 8-5: £10 an hour
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