Vacancies

1 Full / Part time space available from September 2018. 1 Part time space available from January 2019. For more information or to arrange a visit please call me on 01327 878710 / 07551 949482 or email me at [email protected].

About Me

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based near Ashby Fields in Daventry and currently hold an Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’ – you can find my inspection report link on the links page. I have completed my Level 3 in Childcare and have been a Childminder Since October 2003. I work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that all childcare providers use, and I am also registered to offer the funded entitlement to children aged 3 and 4 years and eligible 2 year olds (please see links page for eligibility checker) – please contact me for more information.

I am regularly inspected by Ofsted, have been CRB checked and hold a full clean driving licence. I offer childcare in a warm, friendly and secure home environment to children aged 0 to 11 years. I live with my Husband, Dave, who worked with me as a registered assistant for 8 years before moving onto a new work adventure in 2017.  We have 3 children of our own, Morgan (aged 18), Evelyn (aged 7) and Robyn (aged 2). We also have a cat called Maddie and 2 rabbits called Poppy and Dexter.

I currently drop off and pick up from Welton CE Primary School.

Meals and snacks

I offer a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack at no extra charge.

I aim to provide a variety of  warm and cold healthy meals throughout the week.

I do not provide breakfast or evening meals.

My Qualifications

These are some of the qualifications and training that I have completed during my years as a Childminder;

  • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values
  • Babies, Brains and Balance
  • Introduction to Supporting Children’s Mental Health 
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • I CAN (communication training)
  • Introduction to Childminding Practice (ICP)
  • Developing Childminding Practice (DCP)
  • Foundation Stage Workshop
  • Basic Child Development
  • Celebrating Equal Opportunities
  • Introduction to Makaton
  • Child Protection Awareness
  • Safeguarding Children and other related training
  • Introduction To The EYFS
  • Attachments and the Key Person Role

I continue to do training relevant to my work to continue my own professional development and to provide the best possible care for all children in my care.

Why choose a Childminder?
  • Quality, professional childcare service within a home environment
  • Strong positive relationships are quickly formed between childminder and child as well as with parents/carers and other family members
  • Children of different ages/siblings can be cared for together
  • Childminders can support families for years as children grow up
  • Flexible hours
  • Affordable
  • Childminders are part of the local community and can take children out and about on a regular basis
  • Childminders can adapt the care required for each individual child and can promote all areas of a child’s development

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