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ABOUT US -
Here at Nature Seekers we facilitate meaningful opportunities for children to be able to learn, through embracing and exploring nature. Our aim is to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Based in Harrow, we invite you to learn more about us and let the adventure begin…
My name is Natasha Khattak, I am an Ofsted registered childminder and I run Nature Seekers in Harrow. Having worked in various childcare settings for many years, I noticed children becoming increasingly disconnected to nature and in turn themselves. The value of free, child-initiated outdoor play and adventure is incomparable to any other activity. I am enthused by the prospect of being able to facilitate such activities and provide them with the perfect environment to allow their personality and potential to flourish.
WHAT IS FOREST SCHOOL -
Forest School is a child led, unhurried approach to learning. It allows children to explore and experience the natural world through practical activities. Through outdoor emersion, children can better understand the world, nature, and themselves. Children today have less time and freedom to play than ever before. The society we live is increasingly averse to taking risks and less tolerant of children behaving like children and learning at their own pace, without social pressures. At forest school, children go out in all weathers, learning through the changes in environment and exploring the natural treasures that the four seasons have to offer. The varied natural resources in our woodlands are used to encourage creative thinking, skill development, and problem solving, all in the guise of play.
THE BENEFITS OF FOREST SCHOOL -
- Cultivates an innate love and desire to learn.
- Provides the opportunity to explore, move freely and discover.
- Develops care and concern for the world, each other, and ourselves.
- Stimulates the senses and creates memorable learning opportunities.
- Increases confidence and resilience.
- Develops their sense of self-esteem and self-awareness.
- Increases independence and ignites curiosity.
- Develops communication, concentration, and coordination.
- Develops knowledge of flora and fauna.
- Provides fresh air and time to reflect.
WHAT WE OFFER -
From Monday to Friday throughout the year, Nature Seekers offer a Forest School based Childminding Service.
As a trainee Forest School Leader, my childminding is very much inspired by the forest school ethos, however, like all childminders and nurseries we do follow the National Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children in our care will spend the majority of their time outdoors, through snow, rain, or shine! They will frequently visit local woodlands and parks and be exposed to a variety of natural wonders. We will also provide the children with many other activities including yoga, baking, messy play, local visits, music, mark making, imaginative play, story time and so much more!
We do our utmost to ensure all children in our care develop into well rounded, confident, resilient children with a passion for learning.
We are open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and all ages are welcome! Nature Seekers is based at a home setting just off Headstone Lane, Harrow. From there we visit and explore many different magical woodland
I have worked at various indoor and outdoor childcare settings over the past 13 years, including a year at a special needs school.
Childcare in a Home Based Setting
Pediatric First Aid Training
Forest School First Aid Training
Basic food hygiene
Currently training to be a Forest School Leader.
I open from 8:00am- 6.00pm Mon-Fri, throughout the year.
I can also offer weekend and overnight care, but this would be on a short-term basis.
School pick ups from Pinner Park Primary School.
|Last Updated: 26/10/2020|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Childminding from £15.00 per hour
£7 per hour for childminding (this will include water, healthy snacks and regular outings)
£15 per hour for babysitting (evenings and weekends minimum 4 hours)
School picks up’s (from Pinner Park Primary School) will be charged at £5 per day.
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My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Pinner Park Infant and Nursery School
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 06/10/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Preparing to work in a home-based setting level 3 CACHE (added 02/08/2020)
- Training Certificate: CV (added 02/08/2020)
- UK Passport (added 02/08/2020)
- DBS Check (added 02/08/2020)
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