Platinum member of the Staffordshire Quality Partnership Accredited Childminder and can offer 2yr funding & also 15 hours of free Nursery Education Funding care places for children aged 3 - 4 years. I am a Good graded Ofsted Registered Childminder providing a high quality of care for children from birth to 12 years. I am passionate about providing children with plenty of opportunities to learn develop and grow within a warm, safe and stimulating all-inclusive environment.
On my last ofsted inspection (11/1/2016) & was graded as Good in all areas, the full ofsted report can be viewed on the ofsted website & I would be happy to give anyone a copy of the report upon application.
I live in Cheadle on a quiet cul-de-sac with my husband Ken, who also has CRB clearance.. We are parents ourselves & also have 5 lovely grandchildren.
Within my setting I have two playrooms, lounge, dining and kitchen area, a conservatory, downstairs toilet and also a large rear garden with a slide, playhouse, trampoline, sandpit, etc.
I have a wide range of play equipment and educational resources to meet the children’s individual requirements for their age, cultural and developmental needs in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. I also provide fun and creative experiences through the use of baking, music & dance and arts & crafts to give children the opportunity to express themselves and have fun while learning.
The children and I regularly attend playgroups within the local community and visit the library and parks. I also provide trips out to enable the children to enjoy and explore new environments.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being an Ofsted Registered Childminder for 21 years and have many happy memories of the children and parents I have worked with, many of which I still remain in contact with long after they have left my care.
I have gained invaluable experiences within both my family and professional life and continue to reflect on these to help me develop my working practices.
In addition to my role as a childminder I have worked within a special educational needs school and completed work experience within a local primary school. I have also managed an out of school care club all of which has enabled me to gain knowledge and experience of working with various abilities and ages of children.
NVQ Cache Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development 2007
Cache Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice 2005
Cache Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants 2007
Cache Level 2 Certificate in Playwork 2006
Safeguarding Children Level 1 Unit A & B
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Award in Food Safety
Health & Safety and Risk Assessment
Equalities Named Co-ordinator training
Baby Matters- Health, Development and Best Practice
Introduction to the Common Assessment Framework Training
Autism in the Community Training
Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years and 5-14 year olds
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Creativity and Critical Thinking Training
I have completed various other training courses and any certificates or references will be available to you upon request.
I am committed to furthering my knowledge and skills within Childcare and regularly attend workshops and conferences and any relevant training or courses.
I am available from 7:30am to 5.30pm Mondays to Wednesday 4.30 Thursday & Friday but at times these hours are flexible as I understand that shift work may require evening or weekend care occasionally and I am more than happy to negotiate.any of these details with parents
I also provide before & after school care to all 3 of the Cheadle primary schools.and offer a good range of activities throughout the school holidays
As a parent myself I empathise with the difficult transition of leaving your child in the care of someone else therefore I offer an induction period to give your child the opportunity to settle within my home. iI also ensure that i fully work in partnership with parents & provide a daily diary so that parents can be included in what the child has been doing during the day. .
At the moment I have 1 before & after school places available..
1 part time child place
|Last Updated: 09/01/2017|
- Childminding from £3.85 per hour
For details of all my fee information please contact me by e-mail and I will be happy to discuss these with you and forward my other contact details.
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