Welcome to my web site.... As you
are here looking for childcare I want you to know that I fully understand what
you must be feeling at the thought of passing on the care for your precious
child to someone who is, at present, a stranger.
I chose my strap line “making
children feel at home” because it is what I would be looking for if I was in
your shoes. To help you get to know a little about me please read on………
I have been a professional child
minder for 19 years and so far have had over 20 years childcare experience
raising my own triplets. I comply with all the local authority, Ofsted and
national regulations for child carers and have recently taken things a step
further by obtaining my NVQ level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development.
Over the years many children have
spent happy times with me. The children I have cared for and helped with their
learning and development range from 3 months to 21 years of age. I have looked
after children of all religions, ethnicities, cultures and abilities and they
all felt “at home” with me.. I have even cared for several sets of twins.
I regularly attend training courses
run by Reading Borough Council (please ask me to show you my certificates).
I retained my "Outstanding" status after my last Ofsted
inspection in April 2016.
I prepare a delicious healthy home cooked meal for the
children on a daily basis and supplement this
with healthy snacks. I have a current food and hygiene certificate from the
Environmental Health Agency.
I have lots of space for the
children to play and develop. I regularly take the children out on nature trips,
to local parks as well as visits to the shops etc. We all love to play "dressing up" and
do many activities such as cooking, water play, weighing and measuring, counting
and writing to name but a few. I encourage the children to grow in all areas of
their development. I operate within EYFS guidelines with all in my care under the age
of 5 years until the August after their 5th birthday. I carry out observations
and work with other organisations to help the children develop. I communicate
all this in a daily diary to the parents/guardians. I have a good circle of
child minder friends that I can call on in an emergency to cover sickness or
holidays. I communicate with parents verbally at drop off and collection and in
the diary and of course they can always contact me by telephone any time night
or day if they need support or information.
I live with my husband Craig and
our grown up children. We have 3 pets that
live here with us: 2 lovely friendly Labradors called ‘Buddy’ and ‘Milo’ and our
cat, ‘Georgie’. I operate a very open
and friendly business and the children’s welfare is paramount at all times.I absolutely LOVE being a child minder.