Setting is open to offer childcare places to children of key workers and for vulnerable children. Closed Bank Holidays
I am an Ofsted Outstanding, quality assured, accredited childminder which means I can offer the free early learning for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. I have been childminding since 1994. I offer a warm, caring and family environment with a dedicated and well-stocked playroom, with a variety of toys, activities and crafts for all ages, we value all the children as individuals and I plan a range of activities to encompass the early learning goals to help your child learn through play, mastering their next steps, whilst acquiring the skills they need as they grow to reach their full potential. We enjoy gardening in my fully enclosed garden with jungle gym play equipment, playhouse, bikes and cars. We encourage social interaction by attending various baby and toddler groups as well as making other links within the community. We are also a forest childcare setting believing that children learn best when they have the space to explore and are exposed to nature and all its wonders. I offer a fully inclusive setting and am happy to talk to parents about their child's various needs. I hold current certificates in First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene, and have attended courses in Behavior Management, Autism Awareness, and Makaton Signing for beginners, among others. I believe that ongoing professional development is important and regularly access training to keep my setting up to date. I have completed the Suffolk Quality Assurance Scheme and a level 3 and level 4 qualification in childcare learning and development, and am an ECAT setting, a key practitioner, and a Suffolk Accredited special educational needs coordinator. . Following my latest Ofsted Inspection, I was judged to be Outstanding for the second time. My daughter also works alongside me, meaning that we have a higher ratio of adult to children, enabling us to give focused attention where needed. She holds level 2 and 3 in Childcare, and also pediatric first aid, safeguarding, food hygiene etc. I use an electronic system for observations allowing parents to log in to see what we have been doing, keep a track of their child's progress and add information from home ensuring a rounded development picture.