I am a married mother of two grown up children, a safe, warm, caring home is provided.
I became a registered childminder with Suffolk County Council on 28.07.1997 after completing their approved registration course. I ensure my suitability and qualification to look after the children by keeping all relevant courses, memberships up to date for example First Aid Certificate, Safe Guarding, Food Hygiene, Professional Association For Childcare and Early Years (Pacey), Public Liability Insurance, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Training and my house has been inspected by Ofsted. Confidential records and information about the children are held securely and only accessible to those who have a right or professional need to see them. I am also aware of my responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations and my premises is registered with the ICO. I actively promote British values through everything we do.
I am currently a member of the Absolutely Brilliant Childminding Group (A.B.C group committee vacancy coordinator). The group helps provide professional support to childminders and children alike. The groups meet at toddlers groups, parks, arrange craft sessions, visit childminders home, we plan / organise events / activities for the children and this creates an environment where friendships can be made amongst children. This also provides us with some back up cover for emergencies, holidays or occasional days off.
I like to work in partnership with parents, putting the welfare of the child first. I feel that I have an organised setting and this means that in all aspects of the care I offer children, from activities and learning, to planning and free-play, I am trying to bring out the best in the children I care for. I believe that the children can achieve independence, gain confidence, be given opportunities, try new challenges to encourage them to develop. I want the children to enjoy their time here ensuring equal opportunity for all to develop. I seek to provide a stable and sustained care programme for you and your child and aim to be as flexible as possible, to suit your needs.