Part time space available from January 2019, please feel free to book an appointment for viewing your place early to avoid disappointment. Hello my name is Pat and I live in a 3/4 bedroom house in north west Ipswich with my husband and daughter aged 20. We are an active family enjoying nature and the great outdoors and are animal lovers. My garden runs on to the back of the local allotments where we have acquired 4 plots.The children in my care have the chance to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables and have a chance to feed the chickens. There is also a wildlife pond where the children can go pond dipping and a willow hut/den where the children enjoy having picnics(weather permitting). I have an enclosed back garden where there is a lovely playhouse,bikes,trikes,ride on tractors , mud kitchen etc. The children also benefit from the vast range of educational toys inside the premises. Arts and crafts, playdough, painting activities are also available. We attend local mums and tots, library, parks etc. In the school holidays the children benefit from day trips, such as Walberswick Crabbing, Clacton Beach, Nacton shores, Baylham rare breeds farm, Jimmys Farm etc
Life experience and 25 years of being registered and bringing up two beautiful children.I am very calm around the children and believe that children flourish with love and affection and with secure boundaries My references will show my wealth of experience over the many years and the love I have of the work I do.. Full driving license for 34 years.. I am a very active childminder who enjoys the great outdoors,most days are filled with activities and free play with plenty of fresh air. I have a 7 seater Vauxhall Zarifa which is insured for my childminding business, which means that the children within my setting have the added benefit of going out and enjoying the day trips that are provided.
I now have my NVQ3 IN CHILDCARE which I obtained in Feb 2010 and also have a level 3 in Playwork.. In March 2016 I obtained an overall GOOD grade from Ofsted. I hold a Level 2 award in food hygiene/safety, peadiatric first aid, safeguarding children, EYFS foundation stage exploring the pack, birth to three matters, social & emotional aspects of development, Epi-pen training, Data Protection ,Equality and Diversity, Personal Safety and NSPCC Child Protection Awareness. Also I have many references regarding the children that i have looked after and references from current parents available on request. EYFS learning journey which supports the development of each child within my care is in place and this sees the development of the child through to when they eventually go to full time education.
Part time / full time vacancy availabile from January 2019 and school pick up available from Bramford Primary School which is located about 2.5 miles from where I live. Nursery pick-ups are available, feel free to contact me with your requests.
|Last Updated: 14/12/2018|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Prices available on request. Please feel free to contact me with any
questions that you feel that you might have.
Regards Pat (FIRSTSTEPS CHILDCARE)
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Bramford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
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Pat has looked after our three year old son for the past two years and is an oracle when it comes to young children! This has been a massive support to us as first time parents.
Pat has helped develop our sons speech and installed good manners in him. She has dealt with fussy eating, toilet training, tantrums, given advice on the usual illnesses/ailments and a refusal to get in his car seat at the end of the day!!
We like that Pat takes the children out and about every day to a wide variety of activities, groups as well as to the park, dog walking, playgrounds, the beach etc.
Her home is clean, safe, secure and all the children in her care are lovely. Our son loves the time he spends with Pat, which in turn has given huge peace of mind that he is happy and well looked after while we are working.
We put a lot of time and consideration into choosing the right childcare for our son and we are so glad we chose Pat. She has never let us down in two years and is totally reliable.
We'd be lost without Pat!
Response by Pat Hyam on 19/05/2016:
Thank you for such a lovely review its nice to know that I am appreciated. It truly is a lovely blessing looking after Mr Ramsell X
My daughter has been with Pat since January 2015 and I couldn't be happier, I am about to have my second child so my daughter will be finishing with Pat this month while I'm on maternity leave but I'm keeping everything crossed she'll have availability again next year!
I couldn't of asked for a more fun, safe and caring environment for my daughter. Pat has supported us through out potty training, a fussy eating stage and encouraged her speech development hugely!
I would recommend her services to anyone.
My son Torrin has been in Pats care since 2010. I am a single parent who relies on childcare in order for me to work, my son has now started school so i only have Pat in the school holidays due to the fact that my son and i couldn't give her up.
Pat takes time to know and understand her children, the fun activties, crafts, games and learning logs are great, Pat runs a happy house with a firm but fair policy which is spot on.
I can honesty say as a mother and single parent i would never have been able to work with out the help and support of Pat, Torrin and my self will miss seeing Pat on a weekly basis but very much look forward to seeing her in the holidays, well worth 5 stars and more.
Pat has looked after my son for the last six and a half years. During that time she has been one hundred per cent reliable, flexible and trustworthy. She is totally commited to her profession and to the health, happiness and well being of the children she cares for.
Her home environment is clean, warm, welcoming and fun, and the facilities she has for entertaining the children is excellent. She encourages creative activities, interaction with others and regularly takes the children for days out. She is also instrumental in developing good values, behaviours and kindness towards others. Pat has a wealth of experience and knowledge and on occasions she has even provided me with good sound advice and guidance on learning techniques to adopt when needed. ie. toilet training, discipline.
Whilst having to work, Pat has given me total peace of mind and the reassurance that Luc has been in the best hands. She is a positive influence and a very kind person. To anyone seeking a childminder I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is first class!
Pat has looked after our 2 year old son Thomas since he was 9 months old and we couldn't be happier with her. She is extremely reliable and flexible which is essential for my work as a GP.
Pat is always cheerful and energetic and provides a happy and loving home environment for the children. She takes them on outings every day and they do many activities such as cooking and art and craft. She sets clear boundaries and teaches the children good manners.
Her home is always clean and tidy and she has a large garden with a play house, pet rabbits and plenty of outdoor toys. Behind her garden is her allotment where the children help her to grow vegetables and collect eggs from the chickens. She also has a lovely dog whom Thomas adores.
Thomas enjoys his days with Pat and has learnt a lot from her and the other older children. He is well on the way to being toilet trained which, having only just turned 2, we are very pleased about.
I would recommend Pat to any parent looking for reliable, high quality child care in a home setting. She well deserves her outstanding ofsted report.
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