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I have been a Registered Childminder since 1991, I came into the profession as a young mum and have evolved through many changes. I have stayed in the profession because I enjoy the challenge working with children brings. I offer a flexible, affordable service in a friendly family setting. I provide a wide range of activities and experiences to enhance the childrens development, life and well-being, within the EYFS Framework.
I live with my husband Allan and son Stephen, both of whom are registered as my assistants, I am an Eligible Childminder and as such, can access the Early Years Funding, providing 15 hours free educational funding, available to all three year olds. I also have access to the Free for 2 scheme, which can provide free funding(certain criteria need to be met, please enquire) .
I am currently Chair of Paddock Wood Childminding Association.
Qualifications and training
I have a level 3 NVQ in Childcare
First Aid - updated 3 yearly
Safeguarding Children certificate
Food hygiene certificate
Quality Assured Childminder training
Speech and Language training
EYFS framework training
Autism spectrum disorders
Outdoor spaces training
In a typical week we do a variety of things, I attend local childminding groups and soft play areas for the enjoyment of the children. I am a member of National Trust and English Heritage and take the children on many trips to interesting places on almost a weekly basis. We regularly go for walks, to the park, local woods etc. I have a conservatory for the sole use of the children with many items for the children to play with- wooden kitchen, dolls, dressing up clothes, cars, lego, book corner, to name but a few…. I provide many activities and tailor them to the interests of the child.
My hours of work are 7.30 to 6.00, negotiable
Childcare vouchers accepted
Free entitlement provided
I accept payment by online bank transfer
Fees on application
I currently pick up from Horsmonden school, Paddock Wood Primary school and Scalliwags pre-school.