We can provide childcare for 6 children aged 4mths to 8 years at one time. Our opening hours are 7.30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. We can do school drop offs and pick ups. We are closed from Christmas Eve for one week and closed bank holidays.
We also have early years funded spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year olds as of January 2016.
Children in my setting learn through indoor and outdoor play, with stimulating activities that we will provide to enable children to reach their full potential. We also go on trips to the library, walks to the local parks, nature walks close to our house, and trips to the beach, to enhance the children’s learning and development.
We have a good sized playroom with a large tee pee in the cosy corner, this is a lovely place for stories, or role play. We have a role play kitchen, dressing up clothes and an ice cream shop, so lots of imaginative play to be had.
We have a baby area with treasure baskets, musical instruments and a lot for babies to explore.
Outside we have a large secure garden, with swings, a slide see saw, bikes, scooters, a large tractor tyre sandpit and much more.
We have childrens sized tables in the kitchen for messy play, cooking, and sensory play. It is also used for small group activities such as board games, puzzles or for practising writing and mark making skills.
We also help children who are moving up to school prepare for this transition, this includes activities that incorporate letters, numbers, phonics, and also looking at books about going to school, looking at photo’s of the child’s new school and their new teachers etc.
Katie has been on Makaton training, and also has level 3 ELKLAN training certificate supporting the under 5’s with speech and language development. I have also attended target setting for key person’s so am familiar with wring IEP’s.
Having working in nurseries for the past 9 years Katie has looked after children with global delay, Autistic spectrum disorder, and has supported a lot of children with speech and language difficulties.
Our setting is a self contained annex which I have specifically set up for childminding. We are in a quiet location away from any roads, surrounded by farmer’s fields and nearby woods.
We have a very large garden which will be used all year round in all weathers I have plenty of wellington boots and wet weather clothing for us to this.
I have over 12 years childcare experience and have early Years Professional status so offer high quality provision.
Debbie works as Katie's assistant, she is also a qualified childminder so will be able to cover holidays or sickness. We will be working together so there will be two adults for the majority of the time therefore offer high supervision levels.
We have also claire an experienced nursery nurse who is also works as an assistant which enables continuity of care during sickness and holidays.