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Childminder in Coventry

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2012 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 19 Jan 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hi my name is Joanne French, a Childminder graded Outstanding in January 2010, May 2016 and most recently in November 2019 by OFSTED and a member of PACEY (the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)

I became a Childminder 15 years ago after having my first child. I am a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and hold a BTEC National Diploma in Childcare with over 20 years of experience. I also have up to date training in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Children.

I live in Earlsdon with my husband Steve who is also registered as my assistant and two boys, Lewis aged 16, Kynan aged 11 years and Felicity aged 5 years. We are within a short walk to the library, shops and the memorial park. We meet with other Childminders often allowing the children to socialise with children in larger groups. We love to explore and investigate the natural world around us and go on lots of walks in the woods and the park. The children really love putting on their wellies and going in search of puddles! I have my own transport, a clean driving licence and business insurance. All of my car seats are purchased new and every child has an age appropriate seat.

I strongly believe play is vital to a child's development of skills, independence and confidence and they need space and support to achieve this. Our house has a large through room which we use as our playroom, allowing the children to express themselves freely playing in a safe environment. We also have a large kitchen where we do cooking, art and messy play. We have a secure enclosed rear garden with a patio, lawn and raised flower beds so the children can grow their own vegetables and flowers in. The garden also has lots of other play equipment such as a sand and water tray, small bikes, slide, see-saw, trampoline, rockers and games.

Our daily activities include singing and musical instruments, art and craft, story telling, role play, construction toys and puzzles. The children also have access to a huge range of age appropriate toys.

I cater for dietary requirements, and offer children a nutritious and well balanced diet. Meals are all fresh and home made.

I provide all the children in my care with a clean, safe, comfortable, loving and home-like environment where they can learn and play. I provide lots of activities and learning opportunities, to build on your child's self confidence, enabling them to develop to their full potential.

I feel that my retained Outstanding judgement I received from OFSTED, and have held now for over 10 years, reflects my hard work and effort I put into my role as a Childminder each and every day.

My Experience

Although my experience began with me qualifying as a Nursery Nurse I feel the most relevant experience I have is being a Mum myself.

As a parent I know how important it is to recognise that every child is unique and has different needs, I ensure I treat each child as an individual, working in partnership with parents to support their child's learning and development accordingly.

I feel learning is a continuous journey through which children build on all the things they experience, as well as coming across new and interesting challenges.

Every child's learning journey takes a personal path based on their own individual interests and experiences. I strive to personalise the support a child receives to meet their individual needs and extend their talents.

Looking after and caring for children is my passion and I feel privileged that I am able to do this as a career. Childminding is not simply a job for me but something which I thoroughly enjoy and am rewarded for every day when I see the children in my care laughing, learning and developing.

My Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies.

Paediatric First Aid.

Level 2, Food Safety in Catering.

Level 2, Award in Food Allergy Awareness for Childcare.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children.

Implementing Safeguarding Procedures.

NSPCC Safeguarding Children awareness Programme.

Wellcomn Speech and Language Training.

Implementing the EYFS.

OFSTED Portfolio Building Workshop.

Completing and using your Self Evaluation Form.

Introduction to Childminding.

Both myself and my husband have enhanced CRB checks.

My Availability

I offer Term Time only care if required.

I am taking enquires for Summer 2021 vacancies onwards.

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After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 09/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees to suit your requirements.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 07/11/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 07/11/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 07/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 07/11/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 07/11/2018)


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