I am an Ofsted registered childminder with 13 years experience working with young children. I am a mum of 3, and I appreciate how difficult it can be to leave your child in childcare. I aim to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing a safe, caring environment where children can feel comfortable and have fun - the best way to enhance their development, and for parents to feel at ease leaving their child.
I worked in a local playgroup for 6 years before becoming a childminder 9 years ago. I have lots of experience delivering the EYFS and I aim to work towards its targets during everyday activities, as well as planning activities for individual needs.
We have a happy home, where children will be given the opportunity to experience a variety of activities spanning all seven areas of learning, lots of outdoor play, healthy snacks, plus opportunities to socialise with other children and develop their self-confidence and self-esteem. We regularly attend local toddler groups, the library, nature reserve, park etc.
I provide developmentally enhancing experiences for children, including arts and crafts, cooking and messy play.
I will regularly update childrens learning journals and keep lines of communication between myself and the parents open in order that, between us, we are providing the best possible care for their child.
I have an NVQ3 in Childrens Care Learning and Development,
Paediatric first Aid,
British Sign Language level 1,
plus I regularly attend various courses including child protection, Inclusion, and EYFS training.
I have done the childminder required CACHE course 'Understand how to set up a home based childcare service'.
I work Monday to Thursday 7.30am-6pm (but can be flexible if needed)
I do school runs for Trafalgar and Greenway
|Last Updated: 15/06/2018|
- Childminding from £5.20 per hour
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Kelly started childminding my now 3 year old son when he was 18 months old and I couldn't have been happier with the service she provided. I had never left him before with anyone who was not immediate family or a close friend who he felt familiar with and he was at immediate ease with kelly. Kelly has a warm, safe, inviting home with lots of toys and is always carrying out practical activities with the children such as painting. Kelly also attends various groups with the children so they are interacting with other children and developing a number of key skills. I found that when Archie started going to Kelly his talking came on and started coming out with more. Although I am currently on maternity leave with my 2nd child I would Not hesitate in using Kelly when I go back to work. Thank you Kelly!!!
Kelly childminded my two children for a period of 18 months. My daughter was 8 months old and my son almost 2 years. I was returning to work full time which was a difficult decision for me and I wanted to have a childminder that I could trust.
Kelly was absolutly amazing, and if my circumstances had not changed, I would still be using Kelly as my childminder. Kelly was supportive and attentive to my children, and maintained home routines including potty training and weaning.
Kelly provides a caring, family home environment and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is a modern day Mary Poppins!
We miss you!
Kerry, George and Livy x
Kelly childminded my daughter for a 2 month period Feb-April 2014. If I hadn't stopped working in the day, she would still be there. The experience for me and her from first contact with Kelly, from sharing and completing paperwork, to settling in sessions and the subsequent time she spent with her were expedient, efficient, professional, reassuring and enjoyable.
Her home is warm and welcoming and my daughter was at ease in these surroundings, immediately helping herself to toys the first time we went there, forgetting her Mum was in the same room! She settled really well with Kelly and the other children from the first day, enjoying safe play in the home and garden, the library, the park, river walks, toddler groups and activities at a garden centre in the half-term. Meal and nap times were maintained by Kelly. Each day was well documented in a journal. It is clear Kelly has a natural way with children as well as being an experienced Mum and a professional background in a childcare setting.
To conclude, I highly recommend Kelly as a childminder. My daughter loved her time with her. I will look up Kelly in the future as my first choice if I return to work during the day.
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