My name is Dawn and I have been Registered with Ofsted as a Childcare Provider since 2011. My husband Andy and I run Dawnies Darlings together. We were joined by our two part-time assistants Allesse in January 2019 and Olivia in September 2020. We are graded Outstanding by OFSTED.
We pick up and drop off from Halfway Houses School. We all have DBS checks, completed first aid and safeguarding training and hold Employee and Public Liability Insurance and are members of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years). We have all qualified to either Level 2 or 3 Diplomas for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator).
Our aim is to provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment, where every child in our care feels safe, happy, secure and valued and is given lots of cuddles. We also aim to develop them socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally by means of age and stage appropriate activities and outings. We will regularly visit our local park, go for walks, enjoy stimulating play, story time, spend plenty of time in the garden and occasionally go on outings.
Each child will be treated as an individual and will be given the opportunity to develop physically, socially and emotionally in a warm and friendly environment. We have a wide range of play and learning activities for indoor and outdoor play and are continually adding to our resources.
Meals, drinks and healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please let me know if your child suffers from any known allergies so we can provide the appropriate food and drink.
Of course, the first few weeks in a new environment can be a stressful time for both children and parents/guardians. Therefore, we would like to offer your child an initial visit before your child is due to start, to enable them to become familiar with us and our home environment. Please encourage your child to bring a favourite toy or comforter if you think this will help to ease their settling in process.