I am an Ofsted Outstanding childminder based in Minster on Sea.
I have been involved with the provision of child safety and nurturing since 2006 and registered with OFSTED as a childminder in 2011. I am a mother and understand the importance of family values, love and respect.
I treat all the children I look after has my own, loving and looking after them equally and unconditionally.
My husband and I work closely together as he is my registered assistant, I also work alongside my colleague who is a 8 year qualified primary school teaher.
We bring a variety of expertise to our setting such as a balance of male and female influences aswell as a range of personalities and life skills to support the children. As with all assistants both are fully DBS checked and have undertaken training in Paediatric First Aid, aswell as Safeguarding.
We live in a detached house on a private road, my home is designed to be safe, stimulating and to develop the personalities of all the children in my care. I am within walking distance of a park and nearby woodlands.
I attempt to ensure that everyday is slightly different by engaging and setting new challenges for my children. In addition, I enjoy taking the kids out to regular and different surroundings such as country parks, boogie tots, libraries, parks, farms, childrens centres, boogie tots and messy play activities.Visiting different settings aid childrens learning and also encourage socializing, developing confidence and learning new skills
I have a MPV vehicle which is fully insured for childminding my husband who holds a PCV licence (licence to drive coaches buses etc.)
In the summer with the consent of parents, we will be hoping to travel to farms and other adventure filled places!
As with all registered early years settings, I adhere to the Early Years foundation stage (EYFS), which means that all children in my care, have their own developmental folder which tracks, their progress, and I plan next steps to encourage their growing.
I am also registered for the Free For 2 and 3 entitlements that the government is offering to parents and also am registered to accept childcare vouchers, which may give parents some financial flexibility.
I am very flexible and pride myself in working very closely and communicating with parents to ensure they are happy with the service I provide. I am a parent and I understand the initial apprehensions in leaving a child with a new carer and so I am more than happy to work through any questions you may have.
I provide a daily diary to keep parents informed of their child's daily routine so that routines can remain consistent between parents and my setting.
I provide afterschool club for a range of schools on the Island.