Registered Childminder and Assistant
Young at Heart Childminding was first established in Wigan in 2014, as an Ofsted registered childminder, my name is Angela Coats, I have over 29 years’ experience of working in childcare. I am level 4 qualified in childcare and early years. I have up to date mandatory training in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and level 2 food safety amongst other relevant qualifications. I live in a 3 storey, 2 bedroomed house in Abram, Wigan, with my partner Dave who is also my business partner and assistant, my 23 year old son James and our 3 pet cats Joshi, Luli and Ollie.
We offer a warm, friendly, home from home environment where children feel safe, nurtured and happy. We provide a variety of fun, stimulating learning experiences through various toys, equipment and activities both self-chosen and adult led, indoors and outdoors which promote all seven areas of children's developmental needs in line with the recommended early year’s foundation stage framework (EYFS).
We work very closely with parents/carers and other professionals to ensure that all children are receiving the best possible care, taking into consideration parents’ wishes and children's individual needs.
The whole of the downstairs of our home is used for childminding which comprises of a designated play room, kitchen/utility room, toilet room and enclosed back garden.
We are registered to look after a maximum of 6 children under 8 years old, however we only take on 0-5 year olds, we do not cater for any school age children. Our ratio is 1 adult - 3 children, only 2 of which can be under the age of 1 year old at any one time, unless due to exceptional circumstances such as twins or under continuity of care. We only ever have a maximum of 6 children aged under 5 years.
Our daily fee is £38 per day from 08.00 - 17.30. Fees include breakfast, 2 snacks, drinks and baby wipes. (Packed lunch/formula milk/baby food/nappies and creams to be provided from home).
We take children on regular outings around the local areas, including parks, shops, soft play centres, nature walks by the canal, woodland and local pond.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.