5 stars (1)

Childminder in Chester

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2012 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 24 Feb 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

My approach is simple, I want to provide the best experience for the children in my care. I believe that whilst teaching the basics, (A-Z, 1-10 etc) that teaching children about the world is just as important.
I do not put a limit on the children’s learning, they are listening and watching everything, absorbing all around them.

I was originally called Jessie's Jelly Tots as I wanted a name that sparked fun and excitement. Through the years I have grown in wisdom and experience and decided upon a name that represented who we are today, we became The Curiosity Den.
Our approach at the den is providing an environment which shows all the wonders of the world, this can be as simple as providing a child with a snuggle or taking them on an adventure for exploration. I believe in providing children with depths of experiences especially those which entails the imagination to come alive, curiosity in everything, to ask the questions ‘why?’…….. always!!!

I work with an assistant, my brother. The best addition to my team and business I could possibly imagine. The children’s enthusiasm and willingness to dive in comes with his youthful approach to activities. Between the two of us we provide a fantastic depth of knowledge, opinions, different views of the world and creativity.
Nathaniel and myself have the same beliefs, morals and groundings on everything that matters. We want to teach the children about how our footprints on the world matter.

The children at my setting participate in meditating, yoga, dancing, cooking, playing music and simply laughing…… why? Because these things are good for the mind, heart and soul.
I have a wide range of resources, with the majority being as open ended as possible to encourage the children to think deeper, play deeper. The setting is constantly set up to meet the next steps of the children who attend. We source products that don’t make a big impact on the earth so they are mainly natural, vintage, second hand, authentic materials.

My Experience

I have been a registered Childminder for over 6 years now. I have 3 beautiful children, a daughter Vivian, 14, my son Maximus, 5, Gabrial, 3.

I have always looked after children, having a mother that is disabled and from a very large family, childcare is something that i have always been around and count as a blessing.

I have experience with looking after children with allergies, eczema and asthma.

I previously worked at Alvaston Hall and the Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters in the kitchens where I gained experience in food and kitchen hygiene.

My Qualifications

Both my assistant and I;

Hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

DBS checked.

Completed a Safeguarding Course and will be attending a Level 3 course in the Summer.

Hold a Serious Illnesses in Children Certificate.

I am Ofsted Registered and Insured. My assistant is also Ofsted checked.

I have completed the CYPOP5 course.

I have completed various workshops including Encouraging Positive Behaviour; Awareness of Child Protection Procedures; Diversity, Values and Attitudes.

As a setting we are beginning our accreditation into the Curiosity Approach.

My Availability

Space for under 5

I offer flexible hours and days, offering both the 2 year and 3-4 year funding.

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Last Updated: 26/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please contact me for prices; competitive day rate and sibling discount.

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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Below are the latest reviews for The Curiosity Den. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Jessica has childminded for me many times in both her and our home and she is simply the best!
Honest, reliable, fun and disciplined when necessary and she genuinely likes and cares about children.
My 4 yr old son adores her and i will continue to use her for as long as possible.
Jessicas rates are very good too good in fact, shes worth a lot more than she charges!
Thanks for all your help Jessica
Sal and Max

  • 5 stars Overall

by about The Curiosity Den on 20/11/2012

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