My name is Andrea and I am 43 years of age. I am mum to 3 daughters 2 of whom still live at home and are aged 22 and 9.
We have 2 small dogs Holly and Poppy and a rabbit called Cookie.
I have previously worked in childcare both at an Infant/Primary School and at a nursery taking children from 2-4 years of age. So I have mainly worked with children from 2-11 years of age.
I have recently registered as a Childminder after 3 years at a local nursery where I gained my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway and will be offering day care during the hours of 8am-6pm weekdays only.
Children will have access to my home, I have crafts, books, puzzles and toys/games for both boys and girls of various age groups. I enjoy baking so plan to do a weekly baking session with the children in my care.
Outside I have a large garden, with an area containing a slide and a concrete area for sand and water play. I also have ride along cars, scooters and outdoor toys as well as a playhouse and a mud kitchen.
I live opposite a local park so there will be lots of trips there both to play, explore and walk the dogs.
During my time at both schools and nursery I have worked closely with children who have additional needs, including Autism, ADHD, Global delay and Speech and Language difficulties.
I have been their keyworker so have worked closely with the parents and other organisations.
I hold a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certificate as well as my Food Safety, I also have certificates in Safeguarding, Supporting Children as Writers in the Early Years Foundation Stage, PACEY Building your Childminding Business, PACEY Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs,
PACEY Schemas and Makaton 1 & 2.