I have children of my own, a daughter age 14 and a 10 year old daughter. I have been a childminder for 24 years. I have worked in a nursery as a qualified Nursery Practitioner in a local Day Nursery for 2 to 3 year olds prior to childminding.
I feel it is important that children enjoy themselves and I encourage them to play, make friends and have fun while learning.
I have plenty of outdoor toys and there are nice local parks for them to play in. We attend local toddler groups and the library and the children are encouraged to mix with other children to encourage their social skills. There are plenty of toys, books, puzzles, dolls house, musical instruments, action man and accessories, dolls and prams, Lego, Wii and so the list goes on!
Previously when I worked as a deputy play worker I achieved a distinction for my Diploma in Pre-School Practice. I have also worked in a crèche and a private nursery. I offer a babysitting service during the evenings and on weekends.
I have an up to date certificate in First Aid. I attend regular Safeguarding courses (Child protection) , Autism courses, plus I now have a Diploma in Child Psychology and an LSA qualification Level 3. I do these courses to ensure my knowledge is current.
I understand the importance of a child’s need to feel safe, secure, and happy and will aim to do just that. I have a strict no smoking policy. I live just behind Hawkedon Primary School. My recent OFSTED inspection was in July 2017and I achieved "Good".