I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since June 2003. I work with my daughter who is my assistant.
I live with my husband – who is a metropolitan police officer, we have two daughters born in 1991 & 1997 along with a friendly dog and a rabbit.
I live in North Tonbridge, just a five minute walk from Woodlands school and Roselands preschool & a five minute drive from Tonbridge Station.
I follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and use Baby's Days to record the children's progress, observations, accidents & photographs etc. which is accessible to parents at all times.
Training and Experience
June 2003 - OFSTED registration.
Nov 2003 - ICP Introducing childminding practice.
July 2006 - DCP Developing childminding practice.
Jan 2007 - ECP extending childminding practice.
Mar 2007 - behaviour management.
Apr 2009 - EYFS Observation, assessment & planning.
Apr 2014 - ASD Awareness.
I also attend regular child protection & First Aid training.
Typical Weekly Activities
I believe it is important for the children to have ample opportunity to explore the world around them – we visit toddler and child minders groups soft play areas and have days out.
When at home we enjoy craft activities indoor & outdoor play, I have a large array of toys both indoor and outdoor to accommodate all ages and abilities.
My usual working hours are - 7am-6.30pm I can be flexible & am willing to discuss alternative hours.
I accept employers vouchers.
I offer the Early Education Government funding for 3 and 4 year olds and the free4two funding for two year olds who are eligible to receive it.
Woodlands infant & junior school