My name is Janet Drake. I am a registered childminder with over 25 years experience. I offer a professional, reliable and caring childcare environment for children from birth onwards. I live in a quiet culdesac in Lowfields area of Ingleby Barwick, with a short walk to Whinstone Primary School, bus service and shops. I provide all day care for babies and toddlers and nursery wrap around care for Whinstone Primary. I also drop off and pick up from Whinstone Primary School for school aged children.
My setting includes a spacious purpose built playroom which is equipped to meet childrens needs and play opportunities. I have a large secure garden which is accessible all year round with a wide variety of toys and play equipment to enhance learning and development.
I follow the EYFS framework covering 7 areas of learning and work with parents and carers to support each childs individual needs.
The children in my care develop self confidence, independence and good social skills showing readiness for the next stage in their learning and eventual move to school.
I have vast experience of working with children of all ages and stages of development, including children with special needs and requirements.
I work closely with parents/carers to provide the best outcome for their children.
I regularly attend professional development courses to improve my setting and development.
I offer a wide variety of activities including painting, baking, visits to local attractions and parks, dressing up, music time, numeracy and literacy.
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage Level 5
NVQ Level 3 Care, Learning and Education
Paediatric first aid
Food and hygiene level 2
Letters and Sounds training
Free entitlement for 2 year olds
Supporting childrens emotional well being
Supporting children with speech, language and communication
Early brain development
Managing common medical conditions
Developing special needs practice in EYFS
Empathy doll training
Play, learning and development under 2 years old
Observation, planning and development
Creative play and outdoor play
Diversity, equality and inclusion in childcare
Every childs a talker programme
My care is available from 7:30am until 5:30pm, Monday to Friday with extended hours available on request. I take and pick up children from Whinstone Primary - nursery and school. I provide all day care for pre-school children. Overnight care is available upon request.
Free childcare entitlement for 2 and 3 year olds is available.
|Last Updated: 28/07/2019|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
£32 daily fee.
Term time only care also available for teachers / school workers.
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.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 15/10/2016)
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We started looking for a childminder because our little boy didn’t settle well in nursery. It was such a worrying time for us as both my husband and I needed to go to work. From day 1 with Jan our little boy has gone into Jan’s house happily without so much as a backward glance. Jan is friendly and professional. Our little boy has loved making friends with the small group of children who attend the same days he does and is always excited to tell me about the lovely things he has been doing. Jan provides a little book which she writes in daily to let me know any important messages and what our little boy has been doing that day. Our little boy has loved going to Jan so much that when I started maternity leave and there was no need for him to go he insisted he wanted to.
I honestly didn’t believe I’d find anyone I would feel comfortable leaving my little boy with. I admit that I’m very fussy and don’t let anyone look after him other than my own mother and his dad. Jan has made us all feel comfortable from the very beginning though and keeps us well informed of what my little boy has been doing. It has meant the world to us that he has been so happy with Jan during the last year and a half. I would happily recommend Jan to anyone looking for high quality childcare.
Our 3 year old daughter has been going to Jans since she was 6 months old. Since day 1 Jan has been incredible. Leaving daily notes to tell us what our daughter has been up to each day. Jan provides a safe, fun and educational environment and our daughter loves going. Can’t thank Jan enough.
Jan put me at ease from my very first visit. She is reliable, caring and is so much more than just a child minder.
I receive a diary at the end of each day with a breakdown what they have done. Her house and gardens are immaculate and my little boy & girl adores to be there playing.
I would recommend Jan in a heartbeat to anyone needing a childminder
Our son went to Jan following a bad experience with a previous childminder. This made it even harder to leave him but Jan was amazing.
He’s come on so much and he loves going to play with his friends. He was like a different child once he went to Jan and I would recommend her to everyone.
I can’t thank Jan enough for her help with our little boy and for making it possible for us to go work with worrying.
Jan answered our prayers when our nanny moved out of the area. She is just one of the most caring people that you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. My little boy started when he was 2. Jan gives far more than an average childminder. She genuinely cares for all of the children she looks after (and the parents!). She doesn't just 'child-mind', but teaches the children using the FS profile. My little boy loves going to Jan's house and has come on in leaps and bounds. She encourages confidence, co-operation and good behaviour. I honestly feel so lucky that she had space when we were looking for a childminder. We couldn't imagine anyone as qualified and caring as her to look after our precious little boy.
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