About Me

My ethos to childcare is to be calm, flexible, fun, proffesional and approachable.  This way children and parents working with me feel at ease and are happy.

I provide structured and unstructured activities which allows the children’s development to progress in all areas of learning.  I endorse positive discipline as a more effective way of setting boundaries for children and I am very consistent so the children know and feel secure in the boundaries that I set.

Working towards & implementing the early years foundation stage…..

This framework sets out the standards for the learning, development and care of children, from birth to the end of foundation stage (31st August after the childs 5th birthday).

Everything i do here in my setting, is in line with the current EYFS framework and I will ensure  I maintain high standards in all aspects of the four themes of EYFS:

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling environments
  • Learning and Development

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My Qualifications……..

  • NNEB Diploma in childcare
  • Early Years Practice Course
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Safeguarding children
  • Fun with lights & lanterns Course
  • Signs & Symbols
  • Intro to home based childcare

I have been a childminder now for 7 yrs and along the way cared for various families who have been very happy with my services. But most importantly their children have been thriving and feel safe and happy in my care. Before childminding I was a teaching assistant for 11 years and there I also gained a large amount of knowledge and skills. Whilst there I:

  •  managed a ‘Pathways 2 Nursery group’ with another member of staff. ( 0-3 yrs)
  • Worked within the nursery setting (3-4 yrs)
  • worked in a vertical grouped class within the infants (4-7 yrs)
  • Worked with children with special needs ( Downs syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism, Spina bifada, global delay)
  • I planned and set up activities in a ‘central area’ within the infants supporting the children’s ‘foundation stage’.
  • I arranged a transition meeting for those parents, who children were moving from nursery to infants and delivered appropriate information.

I continue to undertake training to keep myself up to date, increase my knowledge and to further my development.  Ongoing personal development is important in order to enable me to give the best possible care for your children.