i have been a registered childminder since 2007, i have 2 grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren i love visiting country parks, museums, and the woods, we have a countless range of activities including pond dipping, healthy walks we love spending the majority of our days outside whatever the weather i feel the best classroom to is only covered by the sky,'FUN AND PLAY ALL DAY WHERE WE LEARN THE NATURAL WAY'' is our motto, i have a great range of resources both indoor and out, all resources are clearly labelled which promotes choice and independence, my last ofsted inspector described my outdoor area as an imaginative wonderland and both indoor and outdoor promotes all areas of learning,
i have worked with children for several years before becoming a childminder, i worked at a local school as a classroom assistant, and from there worked with elderly with dementia, although i loved making a difference to the lives of elderly people my heart was with working with children, i'm also a member of Forest Childcare association and the Woodland Trust
NVQ LEVEL 3, childcare and development, Paediatric first aid level 3, Food hygiene, ,Mathematics E,C,A,T .Trained Network childminder, 5 star food standards, level 3 Child Protection & safeguarding, Developing and supporting sustained shared thinking plus numerous EYFS courses.
Places available full/part time also school pickups from Broadoak, just pickups at the moment
|Last Updated: 01/04/2016|
my aim is to suit both parents and childrens needs so fees to be discussed
2/3&4 year old funding available
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs at Broadoak Primary School
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From the moment you meet Pauline you can tell she loves what she does. She is caring, committed and does her upmost to provide a happy, safe, nurturing environment for all children in her care. Whenever I pick my daughter up she is happy and relaxed and eager to tell me all she has been up to during the day from baking, playing outside, craft activities and Forest School. Regular photo updates are always provided giving a lovely insight into what my little girl has been up to with her friends at Paulines- I always look forward to seeing these! There's a real family atmosphere about the house - in a very positive sense. Pauline is really easy to talk to and has a great relationship with parents of children in her care. I could not recommend Pauline enough- she goes above and beyond to provide the best child care and we could not be happier with the care she has provided. She is truly wonderful! Thank you so much for all you have done with Harper, we will be forever grateful!
Response by granniep4 on 29/06/2020:
Awwww Nic thank you so much you’ve made me sound like the best of the best 🥰 thank you so much Nic 😘😘
My daughter Grace has been with Pauline since she was nine months old , she will be three in July . I honestly could not ask for a better childminder . From day one Pauline has put my mind at ease and welcomed us into her wonderful family . Grace is and always has been so happy on the days she is there and always so excited when I tell her it is her day to go to Pauline’s . I couldn’t ask for more , Pauline is so supportive in every way, Grace is constantly doing new activities and as a working mum Pauline provides picture updates daily so we can see what activities she is doing during the day . I honestly can not speak highly enough of Pauline and feel like the luckiest parent in the world to have found such a special , nurturing environment for my daughter and it truly is home from home . I would recommend Pauline to anyone and any child would be lucky to have a place here .
Despite looking at a number of different options when we were looking for a Childminder for our daughter, the second we stepped through Pauline’s door, we knew this was the perfect place for us. Pauline creates the most loving and nurturing atmosphere possible, allowing the children in her care just the right balance of freedom to explore and grow whilst still maintaining the highest possible level of care and safety. Pauline’s experience and natural rapport with the children in her care is clear to see within seconds of being in her company. The phase ‘Home from Home’ isn’t used lightly, but when we leave our daughter with Pauline, we leave her with someone who loves and cares for our child as if she was her own. There is just no other place for our daughter and in Pauline we have found someone who will be part of our extended family forever. Thank you for all you do for us Pauline. Jen and Paul
Pauline is amazing at what she does, you literally feel part of the family. My little girl attended Pauline’s 4 days a week from 11 months old and she loved every single second of it.
It was important for us as parents to find a setting Evie felt at home in since she would be spending a large portion of her week there. From my first meeting with Pauline we hit it off straight away and we never looked back for the 2.5 years my daughter spent with her.
She is so advanced for her age which has a huge part to do with Pauline. She helps them to be so independent that I have no issues about Evie starting nursery in 3 weeks.
Even though Evie left Pauline’s 4 weeks ago she still asks if she can go to Pauline’s every single day which I think says it all!!
Literally cannot thank Pauline enough for everything she did for us.
As a first time Mum, I really struggle leaving my little girl with anyone. Having only ever left her with my own Mum, when the time to find childcare came along I found this such a difficult task that gave me so much anxiety.... Until I met Pauline AKA Grannie P! Pauline, along with her two daughters are just incredible. They treat each child as one of their own and cater for each of their individual needs and beyond. I can’t thank them enough for the way they care for my daughter. She loves going and has learnt so much, her confidence has grown immensely and most importantly she is so happy when in their care.
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