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I live with my partner of 19 years and our daughter who was born in 2009. I have got 25 years experience of working with children. This has ranged from nanny to nursery school work. I have excellent references on request. We live very close to the beach and a childrens play park. I would like to think that your child will see my home as a second home for them to feel secure, safe, confident and relaxed in. This is one of the many positive aspects of childminding as my home will provide a place for activity, rest, eating and sleeping. I have got a BSc hons degree in Pyschosocial Science. This covered all aspects of child development and behaviour. All babies and children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Every child is unique with their own characteristics and temperament. I will support the children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture this will help them to develop a positive self image. I understand how to encourage, listen and respond to babies and children's communication both non verbal and verbal. I have completed pediatric first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding children training and I plan to keep up to date with training. I will also be enrolling on the Early Years Professional Status post graduate training program in 2011. I will offer a friendly, stimulating, varied environment for your child to play and learn in that supports the child's learning and development. I believe it is important for children to have secure, safe yet challenging, indoor and outdoor spaces to explore and learn in. There will be activities for them which will help their learning and develop. Offering children the freedom to explore and use their senses, and be physically active and exhuberant. I will take the children outside on a daily basis whether it's to the beach, park or other various outdoor activities. We attend toddler, music groups, childrens centre activities, visits to the library’s day many more.