Sharon's Little Shadows......
Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.
Firstly, having been in the same situation as you, searching for childcare, I can so appreciate how difficult it is for you finding the right person as I've been there myself! Leaving your most precious little baby with a stranger is the hardest and biggest decision to make and let me tell you, no one was good enough to look after my child when i was looking, but, I did find someone eventually and now 27yrs later I'm still in contact with her and she's probably one of my best friends now !!
So, to help you feel at ease and get to know me a little better, here's a little introduction about myself along with the services that I will provide for you and your child along with my policies & procedures guide, my qualifications and experiences.
I am an 'OUTSTANDING' Ofsted Registered ACCREDITED NETWORK Childminder with 24 years experience and immense training, whichnis ongoing and also qualified to Degree Level in many areas.
I provide a warm, safe & secure, friendly & family orientated environment in which your child can have fun learning and exploring the world around them. I am very loving towards the children and treat all the children within my care as if they were my own. We have lots of hugs and cuddles as I feel this reassures the children with a sense of belonging; it also encourages them to learn to love and be affectionate and show their emotions. I always give praise and encouragement where it is needed as children thrive on this and helps develop them further.
I provide many activities and lots n lots of outings. We go to toddler groups, farms, cinemas, theatres, the seaside, parks, big adventures in the woods, theme parks and water splash parks to name but a few! But, most importantly, your child will have a huge amount of fun here to experience and learn from at his/her own pace with guidance. From these experiences your child will learn how to have fun whilst learning and mastering new skills from the wide range of experiences I provide for them. They will develop at a faster rate as majority of your childs learning is based on 'hands-on' experiences taking our 'indoor' learning outside. I even take the children into a restaurant to reinforce different environments and encourage appropriate behaviour.
In turn your child will also learn how to socialise with other children and adults and have respect for others.
Observations are the key to assessing your childs development with the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' and this will be shared with yourselves in the form of a report and will be discussed with you .. I will plan yr child's next stage of development to enable yr child to grow, enhance his learning and become an independent and confident little person ready for school. Working in partnership with parents is the key here, to enable your child to see the bond we all have which in turns gains trust in each other and builds upon a lovely friendship and a happy nurturing environment for yr child to thrive on.
I'm also a Support Childminder, training the new Childminders in the local area. I am a member of the National Childminding Association now known as 'PACEY', Farnborough Childminding Association and Yateley Childminding Association and the Hampshire Cluster Network. Im now a Committee member for the Farnborough Childminding Association, which enables me to help deliver more activities, arts & crafts, and social events for the children at the toddler groups.
I hold a full Public Liability Insurance and hold Fully Comprehensive Childminding Insurance on my vehicle. I also hold an Enhanced CRB Police check.
I do work on recommendation, so I do encourage parents to liase with me if ever a problem arises. I am very approachable and work well with all families
Please contact me for further details and to discuss your requirements. I am extremely flexible to accommodate shifts and varying hours so please feel free to contact me to discuss this further. We can then make arrangements for you to pop over, view my setting and have a cuppa.
OFSTED have registered me with overnight care so please feel free to use this facility if required.
I also offer Night Nannying services, so u can grab a good night's sleep whilst I take care of your little newborn or children in the early years. if this is something that would interest you then please contact me. I'm here to help take your pressures away.
My daughter is also registered with Ofsted as my Assistant and also helps families with babysitting duties when the need arises.
Hope this has helped you in making a decision
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sharon Richards. .. xxx
Feel free to contact me
I truly believe that I give the children in my care lots of experiences ensuring they have the best possible start in life.
I provide a high quality of childcare
My improvements within my setting are ongoing
Working in partnership with parents
Listening to needs of the children
Evidence of working practise
Ongoing training & commitment
Every child deserves the best start in life
"it is apparent that the children's welfare and safety is first & foremost within the setting"
"I go above and beyond the duties of a childminder"
"encourages the children to be independent with a can-do attitude"
"a beautiful setting and wonderful atmosphere"
I have gained Certificates in the following areas:
Early Years Foundation Degree - level 5/6 @ Oxford University 5yrs
Child Psychology @ Oxford Uni Level 4
Certificate in Early Years @ Reading University 2yrs Level 4
NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childrens Care, Learning & Development @ Farnborough Technology College 1yr
Teaching so Children Remember Training
Curiosity Approach Training
Re-thinking Childrens Behaviour Training
part 1 & part 2
Inclusive Environment & Send Training
OFSTED & the curriculum
Reinforcing Parent Partnerships
EYFS Tracking Childrens Progress
Leadership in the time of COVID19
Sequencing the Early Years Curriculum
Driving your Business Forward
Revisiting Child Protection & Safeguarding level 4
CAF Awareness Training
Infection Prevention & Control
MENTAL Health & WELLBEING training
LEVEL 4 Safeguarsing
Covid19 Awareness and Implementation
EYE provider training
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
Fully qualified Early Years First Aider
Experienced Early Years Educator
Health & Safety in the workplace
Primary Hygiene & Food Handling.
Introducing Childminding Practise
Developing Childminding Practise
Environmental Health Checked
Managing Childrens Behaviour
Birth to Three Matters Framework
Advanced Child Protection & Procedures
NSPCC Child Protection
Fire Safety & Procedures
Boys Will Be Boys Training
First stage Makaton
Working with Adolescents and challenging behaviour
Mark making awarenese certificated
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Sexual Exploitation
FORESTRY childcare provider.
Understanding Children Rights
Early Language & Development
EYFS Made Easy
FULL TIME AVAILABILITY x 1
FLEXIBLE HOURS AND RATES
Aged 0-5yrs / Monday - Thursday
AND // OR
PART TIME AVAILABILITIES TO SUIT
FLEXIBLE HOURS AND RATES
Aged 0-5yrs / Monday - Thursday
**NIGHT NANNYING SERVICE ALSO OFFERED**
|Last Updated: 05/09/2018|
Please contact me with regards to fees.
Daily rates will apply
Thank You x
My Local Schools
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 29/04/2020)
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My 23 month old daughter Faith has been going to Sharon 5 days a week for 7 months now and she absolutely loves it there (so much so I don't even get a good bye when I drop her off!)
Sharon is very hands on with all the children and every week has lots of fun activities planned for them including trips to the play centres, park, walks in the woods, trips to the farm and many more (even a trip to the pantomime Peter Pan at Christmas!)
When they are not out and about she carry's out many educational activities with the children at home such as number recognition, shape sorting, pizza making and faiths favourite...cake making :)
Faith has learnt so much since she has been going to Sharon her speech has improved immensely, she can count to 10 and knows all the basic shapes and most days she comes home and suprises me with something new she has learnt (last month she came home and sang happy birthday to me!)
Sharon runs a private group for the parents of the children she looks after where most days she will upload photos of what fun the children have had that day and since Faith can't yet tell me herself what she has been doing it is very reassuring and great to get to see what she has been up to and how happy she is there.
Sharon goes above and beyond any expectations I had for a child minder and I would 100% recommend her.
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