Hi, my name is Clare and i am a Ofsted registered ‘Outstanding’ childminder. I absolutely love working with children, it's so rewarding watching them grow and develop knowing you have played a part in it. I have over 15 years childcare experience and many qualifications including a foundation degree in Children's Play, Learning and Development.
If you’re looking for childcare please don't hesitate to contact me and come for a visit.
Little Bears is a childminding service that provides care and early years education for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years, alongside a breakfast and after school club for children between the ages of 4 –12 years. This will turn into a holiday club out of term time. I’m open 5 days a week between the hours of 7.30am-6pm, 48 weeks a year. Opening times are negotiable, I will try my best to accommodate the needs of the parents.
Little Bears is based in a 3 bedroom semi-detached family home located in Lowestoft. The children will have use of a separate Playroom and messy/creative area that is well resourced and full of lots of learning opportunities. I have a large enclosed garden and downstairs toilet, perfect for potty training. Children will also use the kitchen/diner.
There are many opportunities for extending learning in the surrounding areas, such as the beach, woodland, library and parks.
I have working knowledge of Ofsted requirements including the EYFS, in line with this my activities will be fun, educational, engaging and planned around your child's interests, with a strong focus of learning through play!
I have many qualifications supporting my work with children including:
Foundation Degree in Children's Play Learning and Development
NVQ level 3 in child's play learning and development
Safeguarding level 3
Makaton signing levels 1-3
I've also attended many additional training courses delivered by Suffolk Council.