I am an OFSTED registered childminder and have 3 children of my own aged 16, 11& 6. I enjoy baking cakes and cooking with the children, walking and enjoying life. I offer a home from home environment where children feel comfortable. We have a large garden which is perfect for messy play and discovering nature. Our days consist of visits to the park, zoo, farm, playgroups, indoor soft play, walks in the woods and jumping in puddles.
My main focus is to help create childhood memories of fun and laughter, learning through PLAY!
I am an award winning childcare professional, with level 6 qualifications.
I have over 25 years childcare experience, which includes work in nurseries and family centres. I have have experience of children from birth- 18 years of age. I particularly love babies (but doesn't everyone) I practiced as a social worker for 11 years and specialised in working with teenagers, children, schools and family. I enjoyed my job however the demands of the role did not fit well with having a young family. I have maintained my registration and continue to work as a long arm practice teacher for student social workers.
Being a parent I have realised how fast time flies and I also know how difficult it is to juggle a career and childcare, so I try and be flexible to the needs of my families. The first 5 years of life are the formative years so I feel privileged to be able to be in a position to be able to create positive early years experiences which will influence later life. So we play, we laugh and we learn.
Graded good at my last OFSTED inspection. Call me, come over for a coffee, meet me, and see how you feel.
I have a level 5 qualification in childcare.
BA honours in Social Work
Paediatric First Aid Training
NVQ 3 Childhood studies and Education
Relevant courses include;
Equality and diversity
About boys- gender differences, play and development.
Learning through play to enhance speech and language development
Registered with the Health Care Professionals Council
I am available Mon- Thursday 8am- 6pm
Local to St. Adrian's, Mandeville and St. Peter's schools. Families from minority ethnic backgrounds particularly welcome.
Pick ups from Old London Road Pre School and St. Peter's can be negotiated
|Last Updated: 24/04/2019|
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
Please contact me regarding availability and fees
Childcare vouchers accepted
15 hours free for children over 3 years old and some 2 year olds
All meals and outings included in fees
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