Rated 'Good' by Ofsted. I work with my husband who is my registered assistant, plus our younger daughter is also registered as an assistant and works with us on occasions. Our eldest daughter is married with two children and lives in the Horsham District. We also have two friendly cats.
We encourage the children to have fun and learn through playing with the wide range of resources we own. We enjoy going on outings to the countryside and make use of our National Trust membership. We are now currently undertaking occasional outings, adhering to socially distancing requirements.
Although at present we make use of our garden as much as possible and ensure that good hygiene practices are carried out daily. We are unable to attend Toddler groups and childminder drop in sessions in the town at present and will risk assess before attending them in the future, once they reopen.
Although we are a slightly larger setting with up to 6 little ones, 0-4 years old, plus older children before and after school, we encourage the children to respect each other and arrange a range of activities and outings to suit the age range. Currently we have some of our school age children attending although they are often going home soon after getting to our setting, therefore reducing the risk.
We share information with the parents about how your children are enjoying themselves and developing through photographs and discussions, through using Tapestry online journal, and WhatsApp.
Our home is near the station and ideally situated for commuters, I am able to be flexible around start and finish times and also able to cater for shift workers.
I am able to provide funded hours for 2, 3 & 4 year olds plus accept payment through childcare vouchers and the Tax Free Childcare payment system. I also offer the 30 hours funded places.
Registered since 1995 I am a member of the local Octopus Childminding Group and a volunteer with PACEY, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, where I am involved in supporting local childminders and nannies.
I have also been a volunteer leader with the Scout Association, and as a supporter, having recently finished after 40 years volunteering with the Scouts.
I am also a Trustee for Brighton Road Baptist Church Playschool and some of the children I care for attend this setting in conjunction with myself.
I am an experienced babysitter, and I am willing to travel up to 10 miles from Horsham.
MA Childhood and Youth (The Open University)
BA (Hons) Early Years from The Open University
Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice
Certificate in Childminding Practice.
NVQ Level 3 in Child Care & Education
Paediatric First Aid
Plus undertaken a wide variety of courses including: Child Protection (Safeguarding), Inclusion, Behaviour Management, Asthma and Levels 1 & 2 Makaton.
I previously volunteered with the Scout Association for 40 years and was a Wood Badge Holder for the Scout Association as a Cub Scout Leader and Assistant District Commissioner.
I currently have no under 5 spaces. Please ask about before & after school spaces for Arunside and Kingslea. From September 2022 I will stop covering Kingslea and transfer to St. Mary’s School for both before and after school. I am taking expressions of interest now, for confirmation after the Easter holidays.
|Last Updated: 21/10/2021|
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From £5.50 per hour.
My Local Schools
- Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection (added 05/09/2021)
- Exam Certificate: MA Childhood & Youth (added 05/09/2021)
- Exam Certificate: BA (Hons) Early Years (added 05/09/2021)
- Exam Certificate: NVQ Level 3 Early Years (added 05/09/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/09/2021)
- DBS Check (added 05/09/2021)
- UK Passport (added 03/05/2020)
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