I live in East Worthing with my daughters who are now 25 and 29.
We have some pets - a rabbit and a tortoise. I work under the guidelines of the EYFS. My aim is that children are happy and learn as they play,with a balance of structured activities and freedom to make their own choices. I offer a warm and friendly environment, the children have a fun and happy time while in my care. They are safe and will be well cared
Graded Good in all areas by Ofsted - 'Children are confident and play well alongside each other, as well as independently. This
shows that they feel safe and secure'.
'Children benefit from a range of outings, which helps to develop
their knowledge of the world and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. '
'The childminder has a good knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures and how to keep children safe. '
' The childminder regularly observes children's learning so
she has a secure knowledge of their interests and, therefore, plans challenging and fun activities. Consequently, children enjoy learning and make good progress in preparation for school.'
I have been an Ofsted registered childminder for 25 years, and have looked after children from ages 2 months up to 14 years.
At Val's childminding the children are happy and safe.
I complete learning journal's online for all under 5 year olds, these can be accessed at any time by parents so you can see your child's progress and photos.
Before I became a childminder I had a full time office job and my eldest daughter was in full time nursery, so I understand what it is like to have to leave your child while you are at work. I do everything I can to make it easy for the parents and the child, including settling in sessions.
I have completed level 3 in Children and Young People's workforce.
I am fully up to date with all essential training including pediatric first aid.
I had my latest inspection in September 2018 and have been graded Good in all areas.
I have a space or 2 depending on the days for one off or short term summer holiday care, please message me for info.
I am available from 7.15 am to 5.15 Tuesday to Thursday, and 7.15 to 4.00 on Mondays and Fridays. I will consider hours outside of these times - please ask..
I am happy to do full time or part time contracts, as well as term time only or school holiday only.
I take children to and collect from Springfield school and Chesswood school.
I am also happy to do temporary childcare or emergency care spaces permitting.
I am able to offer the funding for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.
For school holiday spaces I can offer adhoc school holiday care for over 8s
For school holiday care please ask, as vacancies vary. A few children are term time only so that does free up additional spaces.
From September I anticipate haveing a part time space for an under 5 year old, and a space to drop off or collect from school.
For babysitting contact me to discuss hours and fees. I'm happy to babysit between Littlehampton and Hove.
|Last Updated: 20/07/2021|
- Childminding from £4.75 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
My basic hourly rate is £4.75 per hour for part time or term time only, with a reduction to £4.50 per hour for full time contracts. Outside of normal working hours there would be a higher rate which can be discussed when you visit me.
I am able to offer the 30 funded hours, also the 2 year old 15 hours funding. I can accept vouchers.
I don't charge for my holidays.
We can discuss fees in more details when you visit.
For babysitting contact me to discuss fees.
My Local Schools
- Ofsted Certificate (added 12/09/2020)
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