Setting is open to offer childcare places to children of key workers and for vulnerable children.
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.