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Jade Corissa Martin

Hello! Welcome to Bear Cubs, an Ofsted registered, childminding setting in Faversham; offering quality early-years childcare and learning opportunities to children ages 0-5.

My name is Jade, I am a wife to Frank and a mummy to Grayson (21 months), and the past six years I was a primary school teacher in Sittingbourne, which I loved! During my time there I worked with many different and wonderful children, and was predominantly a Year 1 teacher focusing on both the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.

At Bear Cubs, we follow the Blossom & Root curriculum: a creative, flexible, hands-on curriculum with a focus on nature, literature, STEM, and art. We also believe that children learn and grow the best through free, child-led play and therefore their hobbies and interests are at the forefront of our day.
- Sessions are run with as much free play as possible. By creating an enabling environment that encompasses our curriculum, children have the freedom to choose their activities every day.
- A typical day at Bear Cubs would allow for guided and child-led free flow play, both indoors and outside in our secure garden.

We offer experiences such as:
- sensory & messy play
- mud kitchen play
- water and sand play
- kitchen classroom
- mark making
- role play
- story and song time
- phonics
- construction

At Bear Cubs, forest school is at the forefront of our day-to-day life. We understand the benefits of being out in nature and so the children are encouraged to be outside as much as possible; whether that may be playing in the garden, visiting the local woodlands and nature reserves, or taking trips. We believe that ALL WEATHER is GOOD WEATHER! Come rain or shine we will be stomping in muddy puddles and visiting the woods, park, farms, libraries and more!

While teaching forest school we follow the Little Robin Education curriculum to enhance and challenge our little ones with their outdoor learning and play.

Key Information About Bear Cubs:
- I work closely with parents to create a personalised settling in plan, to ensure that every child's individual needs are met from day one.

- At present I am only offering my services to children ages 0-5 and do not offer morning or after school runs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jade Martin
Contact Position

Where to go

Ivory Close
ME13 7RS

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 17:30
Thursday 07:30 17:30
Friday 07:30 17:30
Other Availability
Any holiday will be informed at least 3 months in advance or when you join Bear Cubs

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
£5 per hour between 7:30am & 18:00pm.

Snacks included in the quoted fees with the addition of £2.50 per day for main meals

although I am more than happy to be provided with your own breakfast / lunch / dinner (in which case there will be no charge)
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Bushcraft, Slide, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
Bear Cub Facilities: - Fully equipped playroom with role play area, creative area, sensory play area, open shelves for independent play, reading area. Toys are rotated based on children's ages, interests and activities linked to the curriculum. Different types of creative and sensory play will be available daily. - Fully enclosed garden with a sand pit, water play area, mud kitchen area, herb & vegetable patch, sensory play tuff area, bug hotel, tortoise enclosure, digging area, small world area, slide, swing, ride on vehicles and more. - We use the Famly app to keep open communication with parents including a daily log of children's eat / sleep as well as photos and videos of play. The Famly app also tracks development and this will openly be shared with parents at all times. - A large table where we all eat together, children have the opportunity to sit at the table or in a high-chair. - Downstairs toilet which is ideal for potty training. - Double buggy so children can be bought out safely on outings.
Languages Spoken:

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

We monitor progress using the EYFS curriculum, development matters document and secure Family app - which parents and carers will have access to at all times.

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