I'm a registered childminder with over 25 years experience in childcare. (8 years as a child minder and the rest in nursery establishments, including being a nursery manager).
I'm level 4 qualified in childcare and early years and have up to date training in safeguarding, food hygiene and paediatric first aid.
I live with my 21 year old son who works full time. We live in a 3 bedroom house with the whole use of the downstairs for childminding, comprising of a play room, kitchen/dining area, downstairs bathroom and access to an enclosed back yard. I have 2 pet cats who are used to being around young children.
I provide a stimulating, fun, home from home learning environment for children aged 0-5 (before school age) using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) as a guide to cater for all children's developing needs.
I work closely with parents and other professionals to ensure a holistic approach to the continuity of care for the children in my setting, with an inclusion policy to ensure that all children are treated equally!
I take children on regular outings around the local areas, including parks, shops, soft play centres, nature walks by the canal and woodland, trips into town and stay and play groups including messy play and sensory play groups.
I ensure children have a fun, stimulating, caring environment to learn and thrive within whilst offering a nurturing home from home feel where children feel valued and affirmed.