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Patricia Hyam - First Steps

Childminder

My name is Pat and I have been a registered childminder for 26 years. The children I mind are very happy and keen to come into my care. I provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment giving the children opportunities for learning and play. I am fortunate that although I live in a town I can offer the children in my care full access to a rural environment, through the allotments adjoining the rear of my setting. They have the opportunity to grow organic fruit and vegetables from seed and continue the experience all the way through to the plate. I also keep chickens. The children are encouraged to participate in the caring and feeding of the animals, which offers them a truly unique and life-enriching environment. I also offer the children a full range of activities which stem from local toddler groups, library visits, local rural walks, park (term time) and in the school holidays further a field to Walberswick crabbing, Nacton Shores, Old Clacton, Bury Gardens and local farms. I am currently implementing the EYFS in my setting and can provide excellent references. I have completed a baby signing course. I believe in working very closely with mums and dads, liasing in every way to provide home from home care. I provide home cooked meals and snacks and take great care over all dietary requirements. If you would like a chat about my childminding business please feel free to contact me.

Who to contact

Name
Patricia Hyam
Position
Ofsted Registered Childcare Provider
Address
Ashcroft Road (off Norwich Road)
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 6AE
Venue Notes

Norwich Road bus routes to town centre. People carrier with clean driving license.

 

 

Telephone
01473 743193
07736186831
Mobile
07736186831
Email
firststeps@sky.com
Contact Notes

Accessible by bus routes.

Venue Details

Venue
Firststeps
Address
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1
Venue Email
firststeps@sky.com
Parking available
Yes
Restrictions to access
None
Notes

Norwich Road bus routes to town centre. People carrier with clean driving license.

 

 

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
04/07/2019
Immediate vacancies
No
Other information
Please contact me for more information

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 18:00
Monday to Friday: Yes - Yes

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
No
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45.00 Per day
Details
My daily childcare costs include nappies, wipes, snacks and drinks . A packed lunch is required to be supplied by parents/guardians. I encourage families to have their children at home (where possible) to have their dinner to promote the value of. sitting down and having quality family time .

Other Details

Facilities
Climbing frame, Out-door play, Pets, Sleeping area, TV - DVD
School pickups
Claydon High School (Ipswich)
Ipswich School & Pre Prep (Ipswich)
Bramford CEVCP School (Bramford)
Claydon Primary School (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
Will pick up from various playgroups and nurseries . Main pick up from Bramford School and Ipswich School.
Cater for over 8s
Yes
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 2 month(s)
To 11 Year(s)
Notes

NVQ Level 3 and NVQ Level 3 in playwork

Last Updated
12/08/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
250694
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/09/2006CareGood
12/05/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
01/03/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/07/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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