My name is Estelle I am married with two children a son who is 27and no longer lives at home and a daughter who is 21,I have been childminding since 1999 in the smithon area ideally situated across the road from smithton primary and backing onto a large playing field and play park ,registered with care inspectorate and Scottish childminding association which keeps us up to date with the courses and training that needs to be done to follow the care standard I have done these and continue to update them such as first aid , behaviour management , child protection , food hygiene , getting it right for every child, building the ambition and epilepsy and diabetes and Literacy and learning
I have a dedicated playroom with good space for children to play with - wooden kitchen, chalk table , dressing up box , cars garages , wooden trains , busy wall and more, on a regular basis I provide opportunities for the children to experience painting,water play,role play, play dough,sensory and messy play, construction sets, books, games and jigsaws
A selection of outdoor toys are provided :- sand pit, water wall, play house, nature kitchen,Climbing wall and an area to grow thing like potatoes , strawberries and seed we find when out exploring ( maple, horse chestnut and conifer trees)
Out doors is a great source of learning for children so We try and get out as much as possible even if its just a quick walk round local area talking about the plants and wildlife we see we’ve planted wildflowers around the area and regularly check to see how they are developing. places we visit are :-
Culloden house to feed ducks
Little fishes play group
Mother and toddlers
Sometimes we use the car for these outings and all relevant insurance is in place.
I have a private page for parent where I post pictures of your little ones busy at play, having snack or any little milestone that they may reach sometimes a little video just to say hi to cheer up your day! And keeping in touch through messenger at any time through out the day should you need to is absolutely fine, I make a keynote presentation detailing everything your child has done that day that you can read with your child at home.
I have been childminding for over 20 years with birth to 16 and have cared for premature babies with specific medical needs
I participate in continual learning through courses such as first aid, behaviour management , child protection and food hygiene .
Working hours----- 7.30 till 6pm Monday -Friday
Spaces Available for under 3’s
|Last Updated: 05/07/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Fees ---- standard rate of £4.50 hour,
.reduced rate £4.00 hour for full time 36 hours and over
.£5.00 for temporary care and before/after school
Have car so can pick up from smithton primary may consider surrounding schools dependant on times.
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.
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Our twins have been going to Estelle since the start of February. She's great with them and they love going to hers! She's experienced and we've always felt comfortable leaving our children with her.
Estelle has looked after my son for over 2 years now and she does a great job of providing his care! Estelle provides a mixture of activities in a day including physical and academic, every day I pick my son up he has learned something new. Estelle regularly assesses my son's progress and discusses with me when he reaches each milestone in his learning and development!
I would thoroughly recommend Estelle as a childminder, every child in her care is a happy one!
Response by Estelle on 20/05/2016:
Thank you for those kind words :) your son is a joy and a pleasure to care for he makes me smile all the time xx
Estelle has been my son's childminder for 2 years now and I can't say a bad thing about her. She keeps the kids entertained through holidays, my son is always happy to go. They go for regular walks and outings to parks or fun houses. Snacks are always very healthy and she encourages healthy eating to all the kids. Highly recommend Estelle :)
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