Childminder in Ottery St Mary
Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 22 Oct 2021 Email
I am an Ofsted registered childminder, working with my husband as my Ofsted registered assistant, at Little Rainbows Childminding Devon in West Hill near Ottery St Mary, offering daytime care for early years (0-5 years old).
The happiness and well-being of your child is of paramount importance to us and we will provide your child with a welcoming, friendly, safe and happy home from home environment. The radical changes that childminding has seen in recent years means that we work to a very high standard of professionalism, and aim to provide the next best thing to your own home. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) which means I am supported in promoting the highest standard of childcare and learning.
As parents of three young girls ourselves, we know how difficult it is to choose childcare, and we will do all we can to help you and your little one feel comfortable and settled with us. We place an emphasis on natural and gentle parenting techniques and we are experienced in baby wearing, baby-led weaning, cloth nappies, and all things baby-led and natural. That said we will work closely with you from the beginning to continue to provide the same care for your child as they are used to at home, working to whatever style suits your family the best.
We work from a purpose built cabin in the garden, which is well equipped with a wonderful selection of age-appropriate toys and resources, all easily accessible for children to self-select. We lean towards natural, open ended resources to encourage the natural curiosity and active imaginations of the children we care for.
We are extremely passionate about the importance of being outdoors and believe learning in natural environments is second to none. We will regularly make trips to the local forests, woodlands, beaches and parks, as well as taking part in larger group activities at local Forest School toddler groups. We also attend the local playgroups and toddler groups for socialising on a larger scale. We are fortunate to have two back gardens at Little Rainbows, both with plenty of exciting resources to explore together, and we spend as much time as we can in them.
I have been childminding since 2015 working with many families, along with parenting my own three children.
- Level 3 Award - Preparing to work in home-based childcare (EYFS)
- Paediatric First Aid (March 2021 - March 2024)
- Safeguarding Children Awareness
- Food Safety Awareness
- Enhanced DBS check
- Member of PACEY
Monday - Thursday, 7.45am - 5.30pm. I am flexible though and may be able to offer care outside of these hours. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Currently fully booked.
|Last Updated: 10/09/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Fees are inclusive of all snacks and drinks, outings and trips, and suncream. I do ask that you provide nappies, wipes and a change of clothes in case we get messy, and a packed lunch.
£55 per day
£30 per half day
£5 per hour for school wrap around care
Sibling discount available
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