I have a lot of experience in nurturing, caring for and working with children. This experience stems from my own children, of which I have 2, and from having previously run a childminding service. My setting is my home, of which I invite your children to come to play, learn, achieve, make friends, and rest. All within an enabling environment that is safe, stimulating and just like home.
I live in a spacious detached property with a large garden, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Poolstock area. Wigan Life Centre and the Library are just a short distance away. My setting has lots of toys, natural light, is vibrant, and organised so all toys and resources are easily accessible, in an age appropriate way, to all the children. Wigan Nature Reserve and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal are virtually on my door step. Parks such as Haigh Hall, Mesnes Park, Alexandra Park and Jubilee Park are a few minutes drive away. There are indoor play centres close by to let off steam and socialise on those very wet days. Wigan has such vast and interesting opportunities for our young, we will not hesitate to explore them all.
Qualified up to Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Food Hygiene L2, Food Allergy training, to name a few, I have studied extensively to ensure I can provide the service both you and your little ones deserve.
First and absolute foremost, the safety and well-being of your children is my upmost priority, I will care for them and nurture them as I do my own children. Then comes their learning and development. The Statutory Framework EYFS Learning and Development requirement is implemented in all aspects of my setting, focusing on the 3 Prime Areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Then the 4 Specific: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design, naturally follow. I will plan daily activities that are specific to your child's own learning journey and needs, and keep a record of their progress in their own little file. A daily diary to inform you of your child's day with me will complement our conversations, and provide all relevant and fun details of the day.
I provide care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
I also provide school holiday care for children up to age 11.
I provide home-cooked healthy food and have experience with food allergies/intolerances.
My fees include meals/snacks and outings.
Home pick up and/or drop off service can be provided at a supplement.