• I have been a Registered Childminder for over 21 years.
• I am a qualified Nursery Nurse (NNEB) with over 38 years experience, working with premature babies, children with special needs, and in a nursery/school setting.
• I am married and have 5 grown up children
• I provide high quality child care in a safe and loving family home environment where the social, emotional, physical, sensory and creative needs of the children are met.
A typical week would include a balance of time spent in and out of the home. I provide a wide variety of age and stage appropriate toys and equipment which are cleaned, maintained and updated regularly.Opportunities for creative, messy and loose parts play are always available. Outings include visits to Playgroups, parks, the Zoo, Heritage sites and many more. A particular favourite is St Catherine’s Woods.
I have completed a wide variety of courses (CPD) relating to child care in addition to the mandatory training provided by the Child and Early Years Service (CEYS) who are responsible for our annual registration. First Aid and Safeguarding are renewable every 3 years. I believe it is important to keep up to date with current practice and I am always keen to extend my knowledge and understanding of child care issues.I am a qualified teacher in Adult Education and deliver training for trainee and Registered Childminders.
I use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to plan age/stage appropriate activities for your child. I also provide a daily diary so that you can share your child`s experiences, achievements and routine. I encourage parents to write in the diary too as good communication is important for a successful partnership with parents.
Observations to record the development,successes and achievements of the children in my care are recorded on Tapestry and can be shared with parents. This also enables me to monitor the childs progress and plan accordingly.
More information on the service I provide can be found by clicking My policies below.
References are available from current and past parents. Please call to discuss future availability.