I have been working with children since 2008 when I returned to work after having my second child. I have worked in a Pre-School, an Opportunity Group and as the Under-Threes Room Leader.
I have two daughters who are 20 and 23.
I live in the village of Wyverstone, close to Stowmarket. We are in a rural environment and I am lucky that I have a large garden and ample off-road parking. I love being outside and we have free-play between the indoors and the outside as much as possible. I pride myself on offering a home from home service and want you and the children to feel comfortable and welcome.
I provide a mixture of child-led and planned activities to cover all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
During the day we play, investigate, explore and learn. We use water, sand, playdough, glue, glitter and paint and make lots of things to show you. There will be opportunities to dress up, sing songs, build models, make a mess and generally have fun whilst the children don’t even realise they’re learning!
I have experience of working with children from 3 months to 14 years and I completed my Foundation Degree in Early Years in 2017 and my Hygge in Early Years accreditation in 2022. I am qualified as a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator and have attended many other training courses including; Makaton, Autism Awareness, Mental Health in Early Years, Physical Development, STEM, Food Allergies, Keeping Children Safe Online and Advanced Practice in Working with Babies.
Who to contact
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- Parking available
- On bus route from Stowmarket.
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Registered to provide 30 Hours?
- Last updated
- Immediate vacancies
- Other information
- Please enquire
Days & times
Monday to Friday: 8am - 5.30pm
- Wheelchair access
- Cultural provisions
- Individual dietary needs
- Yes - Any dietary needs will be discussed with parents/carers and a care plan put in place if necessary. All menu options will be agreed beforehand and adapted as required.
- Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
- Yes - I completed my SENCo training in 2012 and a refresher course in 2018. I have experience of caring for children with a range of additional needs.
- Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Speech and language difficulties
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.50 Per hour
- Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Out-door play, Pet cats, Playroom, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
- School pickups
- Gislingham Church of England Primary School (Eye)
- Cater for over 8s
- Age Range
- From 0 month(s)
- To 11 Year(s)
- Age Groups
- Children (5-11)
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 06/11/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Mental health conditions
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