I am an OfSTED Registered Childminder and a member of PACEY (The Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years). I live with my husband, two children aged 16 and 17 and our pets in the Colehill area of Wimborne, close to St Michael's Middle School. I have been a Childminder for 14 years and enjoy building great relationships with the children whom I care for and their families. I offer childcare Monday-Thursday 7.30am- 6.30pm through term and holiday time. I hold a Foundation Degree in Early Years. I am trained in pediatric first aid, safeguarding (advanced level), Inclusion, SEN and food hygiene, fully insured and CRB certified.
My approach is caring and natural, where all children are welcomed and valued as individuals. I offer many play activities throughout the day including crafts, growing our own fruit and veg, cooking, free play and fun outings to places like Kingston Lacy, The Library (weekly) and Honeybrook Farm. Meals and two fruit snacks a day are included in my fees, I strive to offer healthy, fresh, home cooked and organic based meals at all times with lots of fruit and vegetables included. I am very happy to cater for special diets.
I use a secure web based paperwork system which means that you will be able to log in and view daily diary entries, photos, progress and menus for your child at any time.
As an Accredited Childminder I offer an Early years education which I am assessed on by the local authority and can provide Government funded over three's (over two's in some circumstances) term time hours for up to 15 hours per week.
I am able to pick up and drop off children from School and Nursery, currently I attend St Johns First School and St Johns Pre-School.
My most recent OfSTED inspection can be accessed here : http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY379946