I Went to suffolk university college and Gained the N.N.E.B Diploma as a nursery nurse I worked in a nursery for 2yrs before becoming a childminder in 2000. I am registered with Ofsted. and I became accredited and recieved my senco certificate (special educational needs coordinator)in 2013.
I try to be as flexible as possible to meet both parent and child's needs. I do a range of crafts and activities with children to keep the children engaged and stimulated in a safe and happy environment I meet the early years foundation stage requirements by planning daily activities around Communication & Language, Physical Development, Expressive art and Design, Literacy,Maths,Understanding the world, Personal Social & Emotional Development & Characteristics of Effective learning. I keep a learning journey on all preschool children which I hand to teachers when they start school they will then be given to parents at the end of august when the child turns 5yrs. The older ones have time do any home work they have as soon as we get home from school if that is what the parents want. I will also help with reading if asked. .I prepare meals at an extra charge
I will not tolerate bad behavior and reprimand them according to the age of the child I do not smack, shake or physically punish children. I am sure you will be pleased to know. I Have Added a number lock to the entrance gate to give extra security to the front of the setting the rear garden is fully enclosed and safe for the children to play freely and in safety. With a play house equipped with a kitchen and play food, and other out door toys. we have two paddling pools in the summer for toddlers and the older children with gazebo to protect from the sun. we have sand and water play.
I like people to feel at ease and have fun in my home. I treat the children in my home as part of my family. I have a small Jack Russell Dog Riley who is very funny and obsessed with balls of any size he loves to play rugby and football hr loves going down the slide at the park too, he is 5yrs old, the children can see him at any point by looking over the stable style door to were his bed is but they only have contact with him as they pass through to go to the toilet or at controlled times by me when i can supervise. There is a fantastic if i may say so myself camper van in the playroom which they can sit in and pretend to drive off on holiday in and prepare meals in the back. It has been used as a fire engine, ambulance and builders van too. We have lots of role play clothes, play dough, puzzles games,cars dolls, barbies action figures i could go on for some time but it would be better to come and see for yourself if you are interested in a placement for your child. I can take children from birth to 13 yrs 11 months. I regularly take the children out and about we go to the park and to feed the ducks which are with in walking distance of my setting. I arrange outings in the holiday periods involving the parents who wish to be a part of them or other helpers the children are always under my supervision and never left alone with anyone other than myself. The outings could be anything from a trip to the zoo, beach, museum or crabbing which is a favorite with most of the children. I have also Wentand to see Father Christmas with some of the children their mum and my own son in the arctic circle in Finland it was great. I have a two way flow of information between myself and the parents swapping information on the children both on arrival and collection. I keep learning journeys up to date and other relevant documents. I sit with potential new parents and children and go through my policies and contracts with them we do a starting point for the child so we are both happy with were they are at the beginning. I show them a prospectus to I show them my folder with all my qualifications and insurances and registration details. In holiday periods I offer a more laid back service than in school time as i have such a varied age range of children and am aware that for the school age children it is a holiday and should be treated as such but i still have a duty of care to the younger preschool aged children. with this in mind i arrange a list of days out to include lots of fun with education thrown in. This way the older ones feel they have had the fun time they want and the younger ones are getting the different areas of learning they need to. What ever we do their safety remains a priority and risk assessment is taken seriously. I had my latest OFSTED Inspection 2nd April 2019 and have been graded Outstanding.