Hi i'm Jo :) I am a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and Ofsted registered Childminder with 18 years experience.
I provide a day based on learning through play and carefully planned activities to encourage Childrens curiosity and development in their Early years.
I have a welcoming, open plan living area allowing plenty of space for free play or a variety of planned activities to take place.
I also have a downstairs toilet which allows me to maintain supervision of all children and offers independence to young children.
I have a full set of policies in place, ensuring that the wellbeing and safety of children in my care is of paramount importance at all times.
I work with two Ofsted registered, First Aid trained Assistants on various days, I feel this benefits the Children greatly as Children receive one to one care throughout the day and supervision is fully maintained when cooking lunch or spending time with Parents and Carers.
I believe Children learn best through natural play, when they are curious and interested about the world around them, learning becomes easy!
Our days focus on Communication and language development, personal and social development and physical development whilst having fun and creating memories!
We enjoy going for walks, visiting parks, farms and soft play, we enjoy messy play, exploring in the mud kitchen, sand and water. We sing, make instruments, read, share books, dress up and play make believe in the home corner. We paint, bake, cook, draw and celebrate festivals and special events.
We have recently started working with Kidslingo and offer Spanish lessons once a week, these have proved very popular with the Children.
I aim to engage each child fully in everything we do, I encourage them to explore the world around them and take appropriate risks.
We encourage independence and critical thinking, we talk about growing, staying safe, inside and outside the home. We learn about who we are and how to be a good friend, we share, take turns and learn to use manners.
I have a wide variety of toys for all ages, role play area and dressing up, small world, cars, trains, dolls house, farm/zoo play sets, puzzles, games, building blocks, sensory equipment, instruments and a safe, stimulating outdoor environment.
The Children in my care are treated like part of our family, I hope to make them feel comfortable, happy, excited to learn and confident in themselves and my aim is to put a 110% into making that happen!!
I follow the Early years foundation stage and comply with Welfare requirements.
I observe Childrens development and plan for their individual needs, focusing specifically on the prime areas of Development-
Personal, Social and Emotional, Physical and Communication and Language development.
Alongside the prime areas Children will be encouraged to develop skills in all other areas of Development such as Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive art and Design.
I share information and progress with parents through daily discussion, phone calls, text messaging, a daily diary, photographs and an ongoing learning journey. Working in partnership with Parents is something i feel is so important and enables a consistent approach to each Child's learning and development.
I work with other Professionals where necessary such Health Visitors, Speech Therapists or Childrens services.
As a parent myself I understand that finding the right setting for your child can be an anxious time, you may feel nervous, apprehensive and unsure of making the right decision, I offer a free of charge settling in period and an open door policy for this reason, allowing you to visit, call or text as often as you feel comfortable with, I like to develop positive relationships with parents and share information in order to make settling in comfortable for everyone!
I can provide references off past and present parents for peace of mind if necessary.
I live with my Husband and our 9 year old little girl.
I have 18 years experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds and in a variety of settings.
I held a full time Nursery Nurse position in an Outstanding Day Nursery before becoming an Ofsted registered Childminder in 2006
I have had two previous Ofsted inspections both of which were 'Good' with areas of 'Outstanding'.
I have a wide and varied knowledge of child development and the Early years foundation stage.
I am an accredited Childminder which enables me to provide Government funded Early Education to 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
I have SENCO training and have worked with Early Years Teaching staff and speech and language therapists to provide support to children in my care with additional needs.
I attend relevant training courses of which all certificates are available to view.
GCSE's ;- English, Maths, Art and Design, Science,
Business studies and Child psychology.
NVQ 2 in Child care and development.
NVQ 3 in Early years care and Education.
Diploma in Home-Based Childcare.
NVQ 4 Early years advanced practitioner.
Training and Knowledge :-
Paediatric First Aid level 3
Safe guarding level 1
Safeguarding level 2
Level 4 LSCB training, Managing Allegations.
SENCO Training and Experience
Health and Safety
Autism awareness training and experience
Speech and Language development training and experience.
EYFS Framework training
EYFS Welfare requirements training and awareness.
Teaching phonics phase 1 and 2
I hold a current Enhanced CRB as do all members of my family.
Waiting list available
|Last Updated: 10/02/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
Competetive, flexible rates
Fees cover all activities, A variety of breakfast cereals/toast/yoghurt/fruit
Healthy home cooked lunch and dessert to meet the needs and tastes of growing children
cooked or snack tea.
Juice/water/milk, fruit and snacks throughout the day.
Entrance into play groups.
(An additional fee may be asked for in advance when taking Children on day trips)
I can be flexible to individual circumstances so please ask but i do not appreciate time wasters! If you have a genuine need for childcare and are looking for someone who is passionate about Early years development and teaching young children then please give me a call and come along and meet us :-)
Thank you for taking time to read my profile, i look forward to hearing from you!
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My son was being looked after by jo and jon.
I can honestly say there setting is amazing, every child that goes there is loved an cared for as a if they were there own children.
The setting itself has everything you could ask for an more. Theres always an exciting activity or adventure for little ones whether its soft play or bug hunting.
It truly is home from home its comfortable, clean and very child friendly they really couldnt do any more.
My son loved both jo an jon and so do i. The only reason my son was moved was due to distant. We were both devastated to leave an could not find another childminder that came even close to jos standards.
You are both amazing and thanks so much for all you have both done for me and reg.
He will really miss you both. Xx
Our daughter had been with jo for 2+ years, she adored jo and the rest of the family, she always enjoyed herself, jo provides great activities for the children in the home or out of the home on days out and playgroups, this was our daughters first setting from being 1 years old and she settled in perfectly thanks to jo's caring nature, she also went above and beyond to help with our daughters speech problems and to help us accommodate family & working life. I would highly recommend jo.
Response by Jojo on 30/03/2017:
Thank you for your kind words xx I still miss not having D x
Jo has looked after all 3 of my boys aging from 10-2. I can say after her being my 3rd childminder she is by far the best and most trusted person I have left my children with. Her home is very welcoming and child friendly, she has activities and events she does regularly. I will miss her greatly. In the words of my children "best childminder ever"
Response by Jojo on 22/12/2016:
Ahh thank you! We will miss you all too x
We first met Jo and Jon when we were looking for a childminder for my 4 year old son. I was nervous about sending my son to a childminder but they both were lovely and my son was comfortable straight away with them. My son started going to Jo in September and very quickly settled, he would look forward to going after school. Jo would send photos of what my son was doing and how he got on at school. If my circumstances were to change in the future I would go back to Jo and Jon in a heartbeat.
Response by Jojo on 01/12/2016:
We'll miss you all, will stay in touch though xx
Our daughter (Lexi now 13 months) has been with JoJo now since April/May 2016. We have found Jo to be an extremely compassionate & capable individual. She is caring and nurturing and shows genuine joy and affection when minding our daughter as well as having a great sense of fun. She clearly has a wide breadth of experience in looking after children and has always made us feel confident in her ability to look after and care for Lexi. This is super important to us because Lexi is our first child and Jo is our first experience of child care. Jo is excellent at planning activities for the children, with daily activities such as soft play, crafts and baking. We are always excited to see what she has been up to and what pictures/paintings we have to keep. Furthermore Jo has played a huge part in our daughters development in that she has given her guidence in manners, play, sharing and of course her loving care, all of which she documents daily in Lexi's own book for us to read when we get home. I cannot stress enough how I would not hesitate to recommend Jo (& her Husband Jon) as a childminder and have found her to be extremely competent, conscientious and trustworthy. I would have 100% confidence that she would be able to offer any child in her care everything that is required and more.
Response by Jojo on 21/08/2016:
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, we are loving watching Lexi grow and really enjoyed getting to know you and your family ;-)
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